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Roopkishan Dave

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

I have hands-on experience of planning, designing, implementing and managing

  • ICT projects for eGovernance including data and voice network at local, campus and wide area level
  • Emergency Communication network
  • Alert and warning systems
  • Irrigation automation system
  • Canal automation system
  • Urban flood management
  • Health information management
  • Telemedicine and telehealth
  • Wireless network planning and designing including interference protection
  • Load Frequency Dispatch system for power grid
  • Automatic metering infrastructure
  • ICT research project mentoring
  • National / State Disaster management system (Policies and planning)
  • Emergency resource management system (collaboration -International, national and local)

6 Sessions POC
12 Sessions POC

Electrical Utility
Information Technology (IT) & Services (incl Gaming, Programming & Development)
Public Safety
Public Sector
Technology (incl Biotechnology & Nanotechnology
Utilities - Gas, Water, Waste & Other

Education: Ph.D. (Disaster Management); M.S.H.S. (Emergency Response and Disaster Management), M.B.A., B.E. (Electronics and Communication engineering)

Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati

Design of India's National Information Technology Policy Framework; National Disaster Management Policy and Plans; Implemented Global Maritime Distress Safety System; Planned and established ICT infrastructures for eGovernance in almost all 29 states and 7Union territories in India; Mentored high end (Ph.D. level)ICT research project for addressing core sectors issues and challenges faced by various departments / ministries in India; Canal automation - planning and design for Saradr Sarover Project; IT enabling and automation of Tono and Vea schemes in Ghana; Implementation of Vadodra "smart Water management system; Feasibility of FTTH in Brunia; Senior ICT expert on International Information Highway for SAARC countries (ADB); Senior SCADA expert for GIFT city (Gujarat, India); Two US patent (Joint) on surgical instrument; Multiple publications on IT, Disaster management, spectrum management, alert and warning system etc..

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Current Company: Gujarat Info Petro LImited (A Government of Gujarat Undertaking, India)

Current Position: Adviser (Technical)

Experience Description: 40+ years of experience in - Powerline carrier communication, Spectrum management; SCADA in waste management, water and electricity sector, eGovernance, Disaster Risk management, Advance ICT research project;

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Dr. R. K. Dave’s domain of expertise includes – Spectrum Management, SCADA, eGovernance, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Emergency & Disaster Management and Project Management. As a civil servant, he was involved in “development and management” of National Policies on – Global Maritime Distress Safety System (1991-94), Policy on “Right of Way (RoW) for laying underground Optical Fiber Cables (OFC), National Policy on e-Governance (including State Wide Area Network Policy (2004-2005) and Broadband Policy (2004-2005).


He provided expert consulting services for number of projects in ICT and Disaster Management including Information Highway between Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, India (ADB), SPIC (Irrigation productivity) project (World Bank, Madhya Pradesh), Tono and Vea Irrigation project (World Bank, Ghana, Africa), SCADA system (GIFT), EOC network (GSDMA),EOC network (Uttarakhand Govt.), SCADA for City Water Distribution system Vadodara (VMC), Riverside Alert and warning system (Tehari Hydro Dam Corp India Ltd) other projects where Dr. Dave provided expert services through various agencies.


eGovernance projects commissioned under his lead includes – Epidemic surveillance system, Teacher Training system, On-Line treasury system, Grievance redressal system, Security and access control system were few of the application commissioned. Dr. Dave advised to the States of Jharkhand, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh in the capacity of external experts on State Wide Area Network (SWAN).


As a senior specialist (Policy and Plans) with National Disaster Management Authority – Dr. Dave was responsible for developing National Disaster Management Plan, National Guide on Crowd Management, SDMP, and DDMPs. He mentored several research projects in Disaster management; Power, water, health etc. while working as Head Government Initiatives with Information Technology Research Academy (ITRA) project under MeitY (GoI). He possesses expertise in almost all sections of ICT and Disaster management including policy, planning, research and project management


Dr. Dave is a member of the committee on future alert and warning system: Research Direction funded by Department of Homeland Security (USA). He also a member of National Committee (India) on Smart Grid Communication system constituted by Government of India.


Dr. Dave did his B.E. (Electronics & Communication) from M.B.M. Engineering College (Jodhpur), M.B.A. from Gujarat University, M.S.H.S. (emergency & disaster management) from Tour International University (CA, USA) and Ph.D. in Emergency & Disaster management from Gujarat University. He has participated in several National/international workshops/seminars on various subjects including Disaster Management, eGovernance, SCADA system and holds two US patents on the surgical instruments.


His mentoring experience and capabilities include – eGovernance; Improving productivity through use of   technology in core sectors (Water, electricity, transport, waster management, education, Health, Judiciary etc.); Research and development  in ICT; IT and enabling Automation ; Improving resilience of Communication infrastructure; Alert and warning system; SCADA system design, operation and management, EOC design, operation and management.

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