Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) which is the premier government organization working for the promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM industry in India. Dr. Rai has contributed immensely in repositioning STPI with focus on Innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry beyond metros. He brings over 25 years of experience in the IT/ESDM sector having the unique distinction of working very closely with the government and IT/ESDM industry. He is working for the formulation of Incubation program and Centre of Excellences for IT/ESDM sector to promote startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country.
Prior to joining STPI, he served the National Informatics Centre in various capacities. He is serving as Chairman, AIC STPINEXT INITIATIVE and Director on the Board of Directors of MTNL-STPI IT Services Limited, National Internet Exchange of India & (HARTRON). He has been contributing immensely in shaping up programs and policies of these entities. He is a member of Governing Body of School of Open Learning, Delhi University and also a member of the Board of Governors for the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) University, Bhubaneswar. Dr. Rai has been educated in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) from where he earned his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D in Statistics.