Dr. Pramod Varma is the CTO of EkStep, a not-for-profit creating learner-centric, technology-enabled platform aiming to provide learning opportunities to 200 million children in India. In addition, he continues to be the Chief Architect of Aadhaar, India’s digital identity program that has successfully covered more than 1.2 billion people in a short span of 7 years. Over the past 25+ years, he has studied architectures spanning from mainframes to web and has worked extensively with most programming languages, platforms, and databases. He has, along with Nandan Nilekani, co-founded beckn.org non-profit creating open-source protocol specifications for hyperlocal commerce. He is an advisor to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), National Payment Corporation (NPCI), Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), National Health Authority (NHA), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and helps with many digital public infrastructure initiatives.