31 August 1961|
|Fields||Systems Sciences, Systems theory, Governance, Public Information Systems, Simulation and Modelling, Environmental Systems|
|Known for||Syslogic, Theory of Organization of Systems, Economic Cycles, Crowd-sourced governance, Disruptive Governance, City Resource Planning and IT Designs for Urban India|
|Influences||Donella Meadows, Malcolm Slesser, Jay Forrester, Gregory Bateson, Stafford Beer|
|Influenced||ECCO Modelling, Systems Theory, Public Information Systems|
Anupam Saraph is a respected innovator and polymath who has been an advisor in governance, informatics and strategic planning. Anupam Saraph obtained a PhD from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in Informatics while working with the IMAGE team at the RIVM and IVEM in the Netherlands. He is an acclaimed leadership, strategy and innovation mentor. His leadership, innovation and foresight in diverse sectors have left lasting value.
The story of smart cities in India begins with 48-year-old researcher, scientific advisor and professor Anupam Saraph who in February 2008 was appointed Pune’s chief information officer (CIO). The first CIO of an Indian city was born out of a public private partnership, between Software Exporters Association of Pune and government agencies. Saraph wasted little time in highlighting the need for designing a “nervous system”, or a shared information system that can sense problems proactively and solve them. He implemented a traffic management system and created a Pune Governance Wiki that went on to track the spread of H1N1 epidemic in the city.
Global Modeling and Futures Research
Earlier Anupam Saraph has worked extensively with Donella Meadows on global modelling and systems theories Theory of Organization of Systems,. He is credited with the development of systems theories and simulation tools that model the behavior of actors in a system and explore the evolution of systems.
Economic Modeling, Investment Analysis
Anupam Saraph has also worked with Malcolm Slesser et al. in Edinburgh in the late 1990s to develop the ECCO modelling paradigm for assessing the economic and energy potentials of nations and regions. Slesser and Saraph are also credited with the 10th World Model, Monde, that allowed the common man to explore the impact of their actions on global sustainability. The work of Saraph and Slesser also allows development planning and help formulate economic policies.
- Saraph is the first CIO of any Indian City and has promoted and implemented revolutionary ideas on crowdsourced governance, His ideas are echoed in the creation of a Unique National Identity Authority of India by the Prime Minister of India.
- His message of smart cities, which he initiated in early 2008, has spread to other states in India, among infrastructure developers, as well as politicians opening up a trillion dollar market across India.
- He has been highly influential and effective in promoting the use of social-networking tools in modern e-governance.
- He was appointed advisor to Manohar Parrikar during Parrikar's term as Chief Minister of Goa where he contributed to creating a digital society and introducing governance reforms
- He built wikis, twitter and googlemaps in public and private governance. He also designed and implemented the first worldwide governance wiki, Giki.
- He works with leaders across Asia, Europe and the Americas to mentor innovation, strategy and leadership that has resulted in significant value generation.
- He is an inspiring leader, having coached leadership across the globe in the Americas, Europe and Asia, building teams for better organization.
- Saraph started his career as a Research Assistant at the Tata Research Design and Development Centre, a research division of the Tata Consultancy Services.
- Worked with the Systems Research Institute in Pune.
- Built consulting organizations, think tanks and been an active board member of professional bodies and business associations.
- Was an Advisor to various International and national organizations including UNESCO, Lead International, Asian Dialog Society, Planning Commissions etc.
- Vice-Chairman of the Infotech Corporation of Goa, a Public Sector undertaking of the Government of Goa. He has also consulted with multinational companies, large and small business houses in Asia and Europe.
- Professor of Systems and Decision Sciences at the Lally School of Management and Technology at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy and Hartford Campuses where he taught courses on Information Systems and Business Statistics.
- Saraph was selected one of the top CIO's for 2008 by the CIO Magazine
- Bibliotheek. "Toolbox for Tomorrow:Exploring and designing sustainable systems". Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Retrieved 2009-06-30.
- Slesser M & Saraph A, 1994 "Sadi Carnot & economic engines", Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 46: pp. 259-268
- "Global Governance Wiki".
- "Web 2.0, CRP for a better city: Saraph".
- "CIO's and their Role".
- "Multipurpose ID Cards".
- "IT Vision for India's next Prime Minister".
- "Journal of Research Practice".
- "Goan IT has a sunny look".
- "Convenience on the cards".
- "Citizen Services: collaborative approaches".
- "How smart is my city".
- Slesser M & Saraph A, 1991 "GlobEcco User's manual: a two region natural capital accounting model of the world", Resource Use Institute, Edinburgh, 78 pp
- Raphie Essling. "ECCO Research Publications". University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2009-06-30.[dead link]
- "Social networking tools are indispensable to modern e-governance".
- "Integrating wiki and googlemaps to govern Pune's electoral wards".
- "Building a Better Asia".
- "Beijing Crossroads".
- "Goa Dialogues".
- "CIO 100, 2008".