Speakers for Digital Nepal Conclave 2024

Chief Guest and Special Speakers

Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’

Prime Minister of Nepal

GoN

Hon’ble Mr. KP Sharma Oli

Former Prime Minister of Nepal

Ms. Rekha Sharma

Hon’ble Minister

Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of Nepal

Mr. Barsha Man Pun

Hon. Minister of Finance

GoN

Theme 1: Driving Digitalization and Development

Mr. Himal Karmacharya

President

Leapfrog Technology Inc.

Mr. Neelesh Man Singh Pradhan

CEO

NCHL

Mr. Subhash Dhakal

IT Director

Department of National ID and Civil Registration, GoN

Mr. Dil Bhusan Pathak

Founder

Interface Nepal Network (INN) & Sr. Media Person

Ranjeet Poddar

President

CAN Federation

Mr. Manohar Bhattarai

Former Vice-chairperson

HLCIT (ICT Expert) and Patron

Theme 2: Sustainable Telecommunication and Policies for Digital Transformation

Mr. Vishal Mani Upadhyay

CRLO

Ncell Axiata

Adv. Anup Upreti

Managing Partner

Pioneer Law Associates

Mr. Pradeep Poudel

Deputy Director

Nepal Telecommunications Authority

Dr. Bimal Acharya

Manager

Nepal Telecom

Mr. Jabbor Kayumov

CEO

Ncell Axiata

Mr. Binay Bohra

President

Vianet Communication (Advisor, ISPAN)

Mr. Hempal Shrestha

Co-Founder

ICT Foundation Nepal (IFN)

Theme 3: Embracing the Frontier Tech for Development

Dr. Bibek Poudel

AI Expert

Prof. Dr. Manish Pokharel

Dean

School of Engineering, Kathmandu University and Patron

Theme 4: Digital Empowerment and Inclusion for Sustainable Development

Ms. Sobita Gautam

Hon’ble Member

House of Representatives, Nepal

Mr. Anil Kumar Dutta

Joint Secretary, IT Division

MoCIT

Ms. Binda Magar

Policy Advisor (Governance) and Assistant Resident Representative (Prog)

UNDP

Ms. Sneha Bhattarai

National Lead

DigiInnovation Project, SDC

Ms. Arpana Shrestha

Senior Program Officer

The Asia Foundation

Mr. Birendra Mishra

Former Joint Secretary

GoN

Theme 5: Digital Governance and Data for Development

Ms Sneha Shah

Senior Program Officer

Data for Development (D4D), The Asia Foundation

Mr. Dipesh Bista

CEO

e-Governance Commission, GoN

Mr. Naru Lal Chaudhary

Mayor

Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City

Mr. Krishna Bahadur GC

Hon’ble Member

Province Assembly, Karnali Province

Mr. Ramesh Sharma Paudyal

Joint Secretary

PMO, GoN

Mr. Pranay Sthapit

Program Director

D4D, The Asia Foundation

Ms. Sajana Maharjan Amatya

Chief of Party

USAID Equity and Inclusion in Education

Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya

Director

IT Innovation Center, TU and Patron

Theme 6: Digital Economy and Investment for Digital Nepal

Mr. Richan Shrestha

President

NAS IT

Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal

Ph.D., Member

National Planning Commission Government of Nepal

Dr. Gunakar Bhatta

Executive Director

Nepal Rastra Bank

Dr. Bishwas Gauchan

Executive Director

IIDS

Mr. Hemraj Dhakal

Managing Director

IME Group

Mr. Dileep Agrawal

Chairperson

Worldlink Communications

Mr. Ruchi Pandey

PR Specialist

Theme 7: Way Forward for Harmonizing Digitalization and Development

Mr. Rupesh Shrestha

Deputy Chief

News and Current Affairs, Kantipur TV HD

Mr. Ganesh Shah

Former Minister

GoN