As the CEO of TASK, his major role is enhancing the employability quotient of the youth in Telangana under the Department of ITE&C, Government of Telangana.
Prior to joining TASK, he was the CEO of NASSCOM Foundation, the social development arm of the Indian IT-BPM industry body – NASSCOM, where he led the technology for good movement in the country for just over 4 years.
Through his unique perspective and diverse and rich experience spanning over 32+ years, he helped take NASSCOM Foundation to newer heights and helped create much larger impact. He has also been championing the cause of collaborative CSR, where corporates can join hands for a common cause, with government and non-government entities to solve social issues and create large scale impact. As a respected leader in the space,
Shrikant served as a member of various Govt of India’s working group like ‘IT for Masses’; ‘Technology Development for Indian Languages Program’; part of the content, assessment and Program Review & Support Group (PRSG) for PMGDISHA. He is also part of the two-member committee which has provided guidelines to be followed for all Govt. of India Websites & apps (GIGW). An eminent speaker at national and international forums, he is also part of the Technology Advisory Group for ‘Girls in IT’, and is a member of the CII’s Regional Committee on Skills & Livelihoods. Due to his passion, he is on the advisory board of the Nagrik Foundation & Action Aid India. He heads the strategy group for Pro-Bono Volunteering at CII’s India@75 initiative and is a jury member for the ‘Specially Abled Women Entrepreneurs’ category at the Womennovator 2019 program.
A student of Computer Applications & Physics from Delhi university, earlier in his career, Shrikant has played a pivotal role in the success of APTECH in India, in Latin America & the Middle East. Prior to joining NASSCOM Foundation, he was based out of Malaysia, working as Head Corporate learning, APAC and MENA, at GlobalNxt University (formerly U21Global), a leading Online Graduate School, helping thousands of people working in corporates across the Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and North African regions with limited or no access to good quality academic opportunities.