Dr. Vivek Raghavan
Chief Product Manager and Biometric Architect UIDAI
Dr. Vivek Raghavan is an out-of-the-box problem solver, former serial entrepreneur and angel investor.
Vivek is the Chief Product Manager and Biometric Architect at the Unique Identification Authority of India. He has been responsible for the design, implementation and scale out of the technology platform for Aadhaar, the world’s largest identity program mostly as a volunteer. He joined the Aadhaar project just when the first Aadhaar was issued, and was there when the billionth Aadhaar was generated.
In the past year, Vivek has caught the AI bug and has been exploring using AI for various governance initiatives. He has also served as CTO for Team Indus, India's entry to the Google Lunar X-Prize, which aimed to land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon.
Vivek spent 20 years in the field of Electronic Design Automation (EDA), successfully founding, running and selling two EDA companies and being responsible for the design and development of multiple market leading EDA products. He has held senior management positions at Magma Design Automation, Synopsys and Avant! Corporation.
Vivek has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B. Tech. from IIT Delhi. Vivek has an eclectic portfolio of angel investments, including Team Indus, Gear Design Automation, eZeTap, ZipDial, Healthify, and Vayavya Labs among others.