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DR. HARISH MEHTA

Chairman, Onward Technologies Ltd.

Dr. Harish Mehta is the Chairman of Onward Technologies Ltd., and Deputy Chairman & Managing Director of Onward Novell Software (I) Pvt. Ltd. Dr. Mehta is also Co-promoter of Infinity venture Fund. Infinity Venture Fund is an Institutionalised Angel Fund aimed at promoting IT entrepreneurs.
He is Managing Trustee of TPATI (Trust to Promote Advanced Technologies in India.) TPATI hosted ICCC-2002, an International Conference on Computers and Communications in August, 2002 at Mumbai. He has successfully chaired major Indian and International conferences like Cybercity, NASSCOM, VLDB'96, ICVC'99, ICCC 2002 and others.
He was also the Co-founder and Jt. Managing Director of Hinditron's Computer Group and One of the chief architects for realizing Hinditron - Digital Joint Venture in India.
Dr. Mehta has been the founder member of NASSCOM ( National Association of Software & Service Companies) and former Chairman. He was the First President of TiE - Mumbai Chapter. TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) is a non-profit global network of Entrepreneurs and Professionals, Established to Foster Entrepreneurship and Nurture Entrepreneurs. He is a trustee on TiE Global Board. He is also an advisor to American India Foundation (AIF).
In 1994 he was conferred with the "CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD" at an International seminar organised by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and TATA HRD Network. In 1998, CSI conferred its fellowship to Harish Mehta on the occasion of 33rd Annual Convention of CSI.for his services to CSI. In January 2004, Deccan Herald, a leading English Daily, honoured him with "Lifetime Achievement Award" in HR Excellence.
Dr. Mehta holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, USA.