Ajay Data

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Ajay Data
Ajay Data picture.jpg
Born (1973-03-22) 22 March 1973 (age 46)
Khairthal, India
OccupationCEO Data Ingenious Global Limited
Spouse(s)Nidhie A Data
AwardsAegis Graham Bell Award for best innovation in Enterprise Solution Category 2017

Ajay Data is an Indian entrepreneur and elected [1] Chair of Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) . Data is arguably the creator of world's first linguistic email address mobile app and email solution for Internationalized Domain Names domains.[2][3] He has been recently credited [4] with Graham Bell Award for this innovation. ICANN-UASG case study[5] explains and talk about it in detail. He had proposed an standard for downgrading with Alias, which was accepted and recommended as best practice by Universal Acceptance Steering Group.[6] He has been also credited for giving access to the World for Internationalized Email Address in 19 languages including Cyrillic,[7] Arabic,[8] Thai, Mandarin [9] , Korean [10]and 15 Indian [11] languages. which is available through DataMail app.

Ajay Data @ ICANN[edit]

He is Co-Chair of ICANN Neo Brahmi Generation Panel. He was EAI Coordinator in UASG.TECH and Member of ISPCP Constituency. He is also member of Expert Panel[12] for Root Zone LGR application. He has been appointed (first Indian[13]) for ccNSO Council[14] by NOMCOM[15] for the term to start from Oct 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Ajay Data was born on 22 March 1973 in Khairthal,Alwar District Rajasthan. After completing his school education from Indra Happy School and Government Higher Secondary School, Khairthal, he moved to Jaipur for college studies.

After completion of his studies in 1999, Data founded Data Ingenious Global Ltd, now called as Data Ingenious Global Ltd, in Rajasthan.

Other Associations[edit]

Data has been part of RITEG (Rajasthan IT Entrepreuners Group),Founder & President TiE Rajasthan, Founder President YEO Jaipur (now known as EO), Nasscom, Data Security Council of India, Jaipur Citizen Forum, Advisory board of AIESEC, Board Member of Faculty of Management Studies (Poddar College) - Rajasthan University, Mentor in Rajasthan Venture Capital Fund, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Rajasthan, Chamber of Commerce & Industry, FICCI - Rajasthan. Member - Rajasthan Angel Investors Network (RAIN).

He was part of a business delegation led by the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • The "Man to Watch in 2004" by Times of India
  • Lufthansa "Pioneering Spirit" - ET NOW - 2011
  • "Rajasthan Gaurav" - Sanskriti - Jaipur, Rajasthan - 2013
  • Ministers of Change- CNBC 18 TV
  • IT Innovator of the Year - Peter Hass, US Indo American Society. 2013
  • Rajasthan Ke SuperStar" by ETV Rajasthan. 2013
  • IT innovator of the Year - Business Rankers Magazine 2015
  • Shaan-E-Rajasthan - Felicitated by Governor of Rajasthan[16]
  • On the cover of CIO Review - May 2016
  • Tech face of Rajasthan
  • Graham Bell Award for best innovation in Enterprise Solution Category 2017 [17]
  • Co-Chair NBGP - Neo Brahami General Panel - ICANN[18]


  1. ^ Kurup, Rajesh. "Ajay Data elected Chairman of UASG". @businessline. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "DataMail: World's first free linguistic email service supports eight India languages". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  3. ^ "Made In India 'Datamail' Empowers Russia With Email Address In Russian Language - Digital Conqueror". Digital Conqueror. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2017-03-19.
  4. ^ "GRAHAM BELL AWARD Archives - Hello Rajasthan:Hindi News,Latest News in Hindi,News in Hindi,Hindi News Paper". Hello Rajasthan:Hindi News,Latest News in Hindi,News in Hindi,Hindi News Paper. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  5. ^ https://uasg.tech/documents/
  6. ^ Hollander, Don. "Universal Acceptance Group" (PDF). uasg.tech.
  7. ^ "After Indic languages, DataMail now offers Russian language email ids". www.medianama.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  8. ^ "Now, write emails in eight major Indian languages courtesy DataMail". The News Minute. 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  9. ^ "Datamail starts e-mail service in Chinese language". outlookindia.com/. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  10. ^ "Indian firm develops email service in Korean script". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-06-02.
  11. ^ "BSNL, Datamail to Offer Free Email Addresses in 8 Indian Languages". NDTV Gadgets360.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  12. ^ "Study Group on Technical Use of RZ-LGR - LGR Procedure - Confluence". community.icann.org. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  13. ^ Bureau, Our. "Ajay Data elected ICANN ccNSO council member". @businessline. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  14. ^ "Biographies of the 2018 NomCom Selected Nominees - ICANN". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  15. ^ "ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee Announces Selections". www.icann.org. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  16. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChvKPQY5C5o
  17. ^ "Innovation in Enterprise Solution - Data Ingenious- Aegis Graham Bell Awards". bellaward.com. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  18. ^ "Neo-Brahmi GP - LGR Procedure - Confluence". community.icann.org. Retrieved 2017-08-15.

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