If you’re looking to create Aadhaar based applications, you’re invited to apply to attend an invitation-only meeting with Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the UIDAI, at the #NAMA Conference on the 10th of October 2012, at The Westin in Gurgaon.

The meeting will take place in the Speakers Lounge, between 10:00 and 10:30 am, after Mr. Nilekani’s talk at #NAMA (scheduled between 9:15-10:00 am).

We’ve got 20 seats available, so in case you’re interested, please apply here, and specify points of discussion. We’ll inform you regarding the selection on Sunday, October 6th 2012.

Please Note: you won’t need a #NAMA ticket to attend this meeting, but in case you want to attend the conference, check http://nama.cc/namatickets for details.

Prior to the meeting, Mr Nilekani will be speaking at #NAMA, and we will discuss with him potential applications of the UID and the implications it has for digital businesses, challenges of authentication, potential uses for the API, potential for digitization of government services and the role of Internet and Mobile businesses in this.

Profile: Nandan Nilekani, Chairman, UIDAI

Nandan Nilekani is currently the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of Union Cabinet Minister, which aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India.

Nandan Nilekani was most recently the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981. He was serving as Director on the Company’s Board since its inception to July 2009.He has held various posts at Infosys, including Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer.

Nandan Nilekani co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) as well as the Bangalore chapter of the IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE). He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the President of NCEAR (the premier, independent, applied economics research Institute in India).

Born in Bangalore, Nandan Nilekani received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He was named the Corporate Citizen of the Year at the Asia Business Leaders Award (2004) organized by CNBC. In 2005, he received the prestigious Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics.

In 2006, he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan and was also named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2009. He is the author of ‘Imagining India’, which was one of the finalists for the FT-Goldman Sachs Book Award for the year 2009. Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2010.

About #NAMA

Date: October 10th, 2012
Time: 0900hrs to 1830 hrs
Venue: The Westin, Gurgaon

Tickets: Book here.

Speakers & Chairpersons

Our stellar lineup of diverse speakers for #NAMA includes UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani, Flipkart COO & Co-Founder Binny Bansal, Vodafone India SVP (Innovation & Business Development) Jonathan Bill, Pinstorm Founder Mahesh Murthy, Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses for ITC Ltd S. Sivakumar, Times Internet Ltd CEO Satyan Gajwani, OML Digital Co-Founder Shreyas Srinivasan, HomeShop18 CEO & Co-Founder Sundeep Malhotra, GroupM Managing Partner Tushar Vyas, Only Much Louder CEO Vijay Nair, One97 Communications MD Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Wingify CEO Paras Chopra.

They will be in conversation with our esteemed panel of Chairpersons, including Rajesh Sawhney, Founder, GSF Superangels; Gautam Gandhi, New Business Development at Google India; Sandeep Amar, Head (Marketing & Audience) at Times Internet Ltd; Kunal Bajaj, Entrepreneur & Ex-Consultant; Dev Khare, Venture Investor at Lightspeed Ventures; Kushan Mitra, Managing Editor (Digital Co-ordination & New Projects) at The Pioneer, and Nikhil Pahwa, Editor & Publisher at MediaNama.

About #NAMA

A transformation is taking place in both the Internet and Mobile services businesses. Along with uncertainty, there is significant opportunity. #NAMA seeks to shed light on challenges and uncertainties, what market leaders are doing about it, and point towards opportunities through deep, insightful and meaningful discussions and sharing of experiences.

Our focus is on providing the audience with valuable insight on the decisions that are being made, why they’re being made, what developments are influencing them, and how they will impact the growth of the digital industry going forward. We will provide #NAMA attendees with significant and varied learning about the digital ecosystem, and give them a reason to stay in the conference hall, not just chat in the hallway.

#NAMA Conference Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor : Times Internet Ltd
Gold Sponsor : One97 Communications
Silver Sponsor : OnMobile Global
Associate Sponsors : E2E NetworksFlipkartHazel MediaOctaneMouthshut.com,Comscore