Siddharth Shetty is a Fellow at iSPIRT Foundation, a non-profit technology think tank, where he works on India Stack. It's a set of Open APIs that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilise a unique digital Infrastructure to solve India's hard problems in financial inclusion. As part of India Stack, his primary focus is on empowering every Indian with control of their financial, health, telecom, skills, and education data through the Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA). Besides for DEPA, he's also working on the technology for the Public Credit Registry by Reserve Bank of India that would be a real-time registry of all credit contracts resulting in widespread access to credit by eliminating information asymmetries, Digital Sky the digital infrastructure that would enable safe operations of millions of drones in Indian airspace, DigiYatra that would enable seamless multi-modal travel, and the National Health Stack that would lower costs, improve access, and improve quality of healthcare for hundreds of millions of Indians.
Previously, he part of the Product Team at Exotel designing APIs for the cloud telecommunications platform. He was also the Founder & CEO of Fundlined, one of India's first crowdfunding platform, and the Lead Organizer for HackIndia, a hackathon that brought together over 800 hackers and designers from across India for 24 hours of pure hacking.
If you don't find him in Bangalore, you'll generally find him kitesurfing somewhere in the Indian Ocean!