8 - 13 February 2020 — Interdisciplinary
Gaurav Somwanshi is CEO & co-founder of EmerTech Innovations Pvt Ltd. He graduated from IIM Lucknow and is a computer science engineer. He has worked extensively with Chhattisgarh where he conducted the state’s first pilots using Blockchain for e-governance, land record management, health record management, and other use-cases. He also conducted the state government’s first ever Blockchain Hackathon, and is a member of Africa Blockchain Alliance.
Somwanshi co-authored a thought paper with Special Secretary Mr Alex Paul Menon (IAS) outlining how Blockchain can change e-governance. Associate Editor at the Switzerland-based academic journal, ‘Frontiers in Blockchain’, he heads the section on ‘Blockchain for Fair Equity in Agriculture’. He is also a social activist, writer, and independent researcher.