Suchit Nanda is the founder CEO of Nanda Netcom Pvt. Ltd. and Online Services. Suchit has traveled globally and has a very rich experience having started the earliest online system (BBS) in the Indian subcontinent and one of the earliest ISP (Internet Service Provider) in India. Currently he consults on ICT to a number of organizations. He is on the editorial committee for Digital Review of Asia Pacific (DirAP).
Suchit did his B.E. (Electronics) from Bombay University (Thadomal Shahani Engineering College). In 1991, while still in college, he co-authored `War On Virus' - an internationally reputed book on computer viruses. After his graduation, Suchit joined as Product Manager, Comsoft Services, famous for their RedAlert anti-virus software. He then started “Live Wire! BBS” (LWBBS) - the first and largest Bulletin Board Service (BBS) in the Indian subcontinent. Considered a pioneer in his field, he has helped start-up a number of BBSes in the country and networked them to each other. Realizing that the growth of Internet in developing countries was directly linked with the cost of access devices in 2000-1 he joined as Director of Ideaventures which setup Jadoonet.com Ltd. He helped shape the first STB (Set Top Box) which featured Net on TV. Jadoonet tied up with Samsung India Pvt. Ltd. and launched the co-branded Samsung-Jadoonet STB in 55 Indian cities followed by indigenously developing that the next generation STB with Intel’s assistance.
Suchit has consulted to some of the largest Indian corporations while also working closely with NGO (Non Governmental Organizations) and governmental organizations to help spread electronic networking. Suchit has been a core member of IndiaLink the first electronic network of NGOs. IndiaLink which was connected with APC (Association of Progressive Communications). Suchit has worked as a consultant to IDRC (International Development Research Center). In April 1995, he undertook a study mission reporting on 16 cities in 10 countries. This later has become a bi-annual publication “Digital Review of Asia Pacific”. Suchit Nanda is a `PanAsia Resource Partner’ of IDRC for India. Suchit has also worked with UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), New York on the SU-TCDC Project.
Suchit is an advisor to SOLAR Foundation and an advisor to Hotel & Restaurant’s Association of India (Western Region). Suchit has worked with private sector such as VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited), a Govt. of India organization that set up the first and largest commercial Internet service in India as well as with Reliance Industries Ltd which is India’s leading private sector company. Suchit writes for a number of publications and for a long time had a column in “Express Computer” and was on their board of Editorial Associates. Suchit is very often invited internationally to conducts seminars/workshops and is frequently invited to give lectures on ICT. On various occasions he has spoken at Rotary & Lions Club meetings. An avid reader, and a keen sportsman, when he finds time away from computers, he plays tennis, table tennis, basketball and has a passion for photography.