Dr. Omkar Rai is Director General, Software Technology Parks of India(STPI) which is the premier government organisation working for the promotion of IT/ITES/ESDM industry in India. Dr. Rai has contributed immensely in re-positioning STPI with focus on Innovation and dispersal of IT/ESDM industry beyond metros. He brings over 25 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector having unique distinction of working very closely with government and IT/ESDM industry. He has been instrumental in formulating an appropriate interface among Industry, Academia and IT/ESDM Industry. He is working for the formulation of Incubation program for IT/ESDM sector to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. Prior to joining of STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He is serving as Chairman, AIC STPINEXT INITIATIVE and Director on the Board of Directors of MTNL-STPI IT Services Limited (MSITS),National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) & Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (HARTRON). He has been contributing immensely in shaping up programs and policies of these entities. He is a member of Governing Body of School of Open Learning (SOL), Delhi University (DU) and also a member on the Board of Governors (BoG) for the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) University, Bhubaneswar. He is the member in the vision group/advisory group for the Electronics and IT Department, Government of Odisha and also a member of IT Advisory Committee constituted to assist the DIT, Government of Goa. Dr. Rai has been educated in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) from where he earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D in Statistics.