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J A Chowdary

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J A Chowdary(Adhi seshu Chowdary)
Born (1955-02-18) 18 February 1955 (age 69)
Bathalapalle, Anantapur
Alma materIIT Madras
Occupation(s)EX IT Advisor and Special Chief Secretary to Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh

J A Chowdary (born 18 February 1955) is the founding director of Software Technology Parks of India at Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. He is the current[when?] chairman of the Indian BlockChain Standards Committee, the General Partner-Succeed Innovation Fund and a former IT advisor and special chief secretary to the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

J A Chowdary is leading the Fintech Forum in Hyderabad.

Early life[edit]

Chowdary was born on 18 February 1955 in Bathalapalle, a village in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

He started his career at the Indian Space Research Organisation as a scientist, where he was involved in designing telemetry subsystems for Bhaskara, Rohini and Aryabhata satellites.

He worked at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), where he contributed towards developing mechanisms that would facilitate online monitoring of pollution levels, and process control instruments for BHEL power stations.

Chowdary has an M.Tech in solid state electronics from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and an M.Sc from SK University.

Roles in IT and business[edit]

In the 1990s. Chowdary was credited as "one of the key architects" of the HITEC City and Cyberabad in Hyderabad and in founding International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad at Hyderabad and IIDT at Tirupati.[2]

Chowdary is a co-founder of PortalPlayer which was acquired by Nvidia in 2007. He led the development of the chip that went into the first generation of iPod. He is also a co-founder and board member at Hyderabad Angels.[3]

Chowdary has been in the roles of chairman of the Industry Development Forum for Andhra Pradesh, co-chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh), president of the Anantapur Development Initiative Foundation and president of the Food 360 Foundation.[citation needed]

Awards and honours[edit]

Chowdary has won:

  • "Meritorious Invention Award" from NRDC, Government of India,
  • HMA Award of excellence "for promoting the Indian IT Industry",
  • HYSEA Award of excellence "for promoting the IT industry in Andhra Pradesh" and in 2020 HYSEA awarded him "Life Time Achievement Award" too
  • Award of excellence from the Telugu Association of the state of Texas in the United States.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reddem, Appaji (29 December 2015). "Priority for creation of jobs for youth, says J.A. Chowdary". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
    - "Budget thrust can prove transformative for Andhra: J A Chowdary, Chief Secy, Govt of APVoice&Data". VoicenData. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
    - "Andhra Pradesh has created an ecosystem for fintech success: J.A. Chowdary". Mint. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Mr. JA Chowdary, Managing Director, NVIDIA Graphics India & President, TiE, Hyderabad". IIFL. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. ^ "J. A. Chowdary: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. ^ "J. A. Chowdary (Past President)". HYSEA. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
    - "Mr JA Chowdary is being honoured with the "VISISHTA PURASKAARAM" Award by the Dr. Ramineni Foundation, for his outstanding contribution to the growth of IT industry in AP". TalentSprint. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

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