Executive Director

Indic Project

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Anivar A. Aravind is Founder Executive Director of Indic Project, a civic-tech non-profit initiative works on language engineering, technology standards and digital rights of native language users. He is a software engineering executive, mentor and strategist with 12+ years progressive experience in mentoring many free and open source software projects and start-ups in social technology space to find their feet, assisting in various capacities. Anivar’s passion is in the intersection of technology, policy and law with from the perspective of human rights & software freedom.

Anivar has a long track record of initiating, sustaining and running various technical, policy and developer platforms and mobilizing people support and participation in such initiatives. He has deep understanding on internet ecosystem and standardisation process and actively engages with Internet Governance and various digital rights campaigns.

He has taken leadership role in free Software and free Knowledge communities of scale like Mozilla, Libreoffice, Swathanthra Malayalam Computing(SMC) & Wikipedia. Over the years he helped in building and sustaining FOSS language technology communities in India, Initiated successful advocacy efforts on ICT public policy Improvements, and contributed to the launch and maintenance of many thematic and regional networks & conferences.

Anivar A Aravind

      Upcoming Speeches, Talks and Appearances

    • Participation: ICANN60 , 28th October to 3rd November 2017, Abu Dhabi
    • Participated in Panel: ‘Aadhaar, Data Protection & Privacy Right’s’ Bar Council of Kerala Auditorium,Eranakulam. 21st September 2017 . Organized by Citizens for constitutional Governance.
    • Public Talk: “Malayalam Computing & Malayalam Layouting in Print, Web & Mobile” Kerala Bhasha Institute’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Thiruvanathapuram. 20th September 2017
    • Panelist on Discussion on Digital Divide, #ICOMM17 Chapter celebrations organized by Internet Society , Thiruvanathapuram Chapter. 19th September 2017, Hotel Apollo Dimora, Thampanoor, Trivandrum
    • Participation: #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data, 6th September 2017, New Delhi.
    • Speaker :Disrupt Kerala 2017 Summit, Technopark, Thiruvanathapuram, July 5, 2017. Topic: ‘Fairness in Civic Technologies
    • Panelist: Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond– May 9, 2017; New Delhi. Organised by SFLC.in IT for Change & Digital Empowerment Foundation

    • Rep, Mozilla Foundation
    • Member, Python Software Foundation
    • Member, The Document Foundation
    • Member, Software Project International
    • Member, Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC), ICANN
    • Member, APRALO, ICANN
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