With responsibilities spanning India, ASEAN and China, Deepak Maheshwari has led public policy in Symantec / NortonLifeLock; MasterCard; Microsoft and Sify for more than two decades.
He has a keen research interest in the interplay of policy with technological innovations and socio-economic development, especially in the Digital Ecosystem. These include Information Technology, Telecom, E-Commerce, Digital Payments, Intellectual Property Rights, Standards, Cyber Security and Data Protection as well as Taxation, Corporate Social Responsibility and Skill Development.
An oft-invited speaker, his views and reviews have been widely published and cited. A believer in the power of public – private partnerships, he co-founded National Internet eXchange of India (NIXI) and the ITU-APT Foundation of India.
He has served as the global Chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative; Secretary of the ISP Association of India; Chair of the BSA Asia-Pacific Policy Committee, Chair of the AMCHAM India Cyber Security Committee and on the Board of IIM Ahmedabad-Idea Telecom Center of Excellence. He was also a member of the Committee on Artificial Intelligence and the Working Group on Cloud Computing, both constituted by the Government of India.
A graduate in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, he also has a degree in law.