How platform know-how can drive social inclusion and empower billions
Societal platforms are shared public goods with open digital infrastructure, promoting access to education, health and economic participation at scale.
Sanjay has over 30 years of diverse and global experience across the corporate and societal development sectors. This spans senior leadership and entrepreneurial roles in corporate strategy, digital transformation, management consulting and sustainable development.
Since 2016, at EkStep Foundation, he is leading the evolution of Societal Platform Thinking (societalplatform.org), an innovative method to resolve complex societal challenges with speed, at scale, sustainably. He advises multiple organizations and foundations developing Societal Platforms in domains such as, but not limited to, education, financial inclusion, healthcare, water, urban governance, and livelihoods. This includes large scale systems change initiatives supported by Co-Impact (co-impact.org), a global philanthropic collaborative.
Passionate about mentoring young entrepreneurs, he advises startups supported by Fundamentum (fundamentum.co.in), a scale investment fund, N/Core (ncore.foundation), a not-for-profit incubator and accelerator, and Edumentum (edumentum.org), a not-for-profit incubator focused on education. He is Innovation Advisory Board Member at Unleash (unleash.org), a global talent initiative focused on Sustainable Development Goals, and Advisory Board Member at Sparks & Honey (sparksandhoney.com).
At Infosys (infosys.com), his key responsibilities included Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Chairman and MD, Infosys Consulting and Founder and CEO, EdgeVerve, a subsidiary focused on digital platforms. Under his leadership, Infosys won the Force of Ideas Award from Corporate Strategy Board, USA, for innovative planning methods. His Balanced Scorecard based strategy execution approach led Infosys to become the 1st IT Services company globally to win the Hall of Fame Award. Prior to Infosys, at Tata Sons, he developed the Tata Business Excellence Model (tatabex.com), which has been leveraged by the Tata Group Companies to develop resilient institutions over the last 20 years.