Gaurav Somwanshi

Gaurav Somwanshi

Gaurav Somwanshi

Blockchain Evangelist

Management Professional (IIM Lucknow, 2013) and computer science engineer with diverse set of experience in public sector consulting, and experience of founding an NGO & edu-tech startup. Blockchain consultant and evangelist, implemented first-of-its-kind pilots in Chhattisgarh for multiple domains like data exchange between departments, land records, and health records. Conducted the state’s first ever Blockchain…

Management Professional (IIM Lucknow, 2013) and computer science engineer with diverse set of experience in public sector consulting, and experience of founding an NGO & edu-tech startup. Blockchain consultant and evangelist, implemented first-of-its-kind pilots in Chhattisgarh for multiple domains like data exchange between departments, land records, and health records. Conducted the state’s first ever Blockchain Hackathon, with participation of 130+ companies and startups.

Also, a social activist, and independent researcher in subjects of sociology, history, and technology with two papers published in international journals. Edited and published books. Public speaker, educator, and content creator.

Recognition for work:

– Designated as ‘Future Leader- 2018 cohort’ by British Council, and presented my work and idea at UK Parliament, and University of Cambridge.

– Selected as a ‘Dalai Lama Fellow- 2019’, a fellowship which cultivates and supports a global movement of next generation leaders applying universal values to solve global challenges. Leadership training at University of Virginia, USA. Project in using Blockchain and Emerging Technologies for public good was selected.

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