Dr Pallab Saha

The Open Group
President, Association of Enterprise Architects (India)

As Chief Architect at The Open Group and President, Association of Enterprise Architects (India), Dr. Saha has been identified as a Thought Leader by IBM Smart City Connect and featured by Forbes Magazine. A MeitY-NeGD Senior Lead Expert in Enterprise Architecture and a Visiting Professor of Digital Architecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam, Dr. Saha advises various Ministries and States on matters pertaining to government-wide architecture initiatives.

He has been a key contributing author of the India Enterprise Architecture (IndEA) Framework and the Digital Service Standard (DSS), and the co- author of the Agile IndEA Framework playing a critical role in these being notified as national standards. He has been a member of the high-level committee involved in the development of India’s National Digital Health Blueprint for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

His work has been used as a primary reference for the SDG Digital Investment Framework by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and has authored ITU’s thematic report on Digital-Transformation. Previously, as Head of Wipro’s Government and Public Sector Architecture Practice, he was selected as an elite Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS).

Dr. Saha has published five books on enterprise architecture. His work has been translated into Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, and Polish. Dr. Saha was the Chief Architect to Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture (ePragati) taking it to international prominence. He is a two-time recipient of the Microsoft research grant supported by the UN, and a joint recipient of the Innovation Fund by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore.

His work has been cited by the United Nations, ITU, World Health Organization, US Department of Defense, Open Technology Foundation, Info-Tech Research Group, Carlsberg and has contributed to the World Bank EA Guidelines for Mongolia, Vietnam & Bangladesh. He has been an examiner for research degree to the UNSW, a visiting researcher to the UN University, an expert reviewer to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) EA Tech Pack. and an invited faculty at the Carnegie Mellon University. He is instrumental in introducing enterprise architecture into post-graduate (MBA) curriculum in IIM Visakhapatnamand IIT Delhi.

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