Anivar A. Aravind is a Senior Program/Project Management professional based in Bangalore with 10+ year Industry experience. He is a well known Free Software/Culture Evangelist in South Asia with a 14 year active involvement record. 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. Anivar has significant expertise on ICT public policy, Internet Governance, Open standards, Language technology, FOSS Licensing, Accessibility, and coordinating remote and scattered teams. He has substantial 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 from part- time adviser to chief technologist. As a social entrepreneur and activist working in the field of ICT4D for the last 10 years, he has extensive experience working with many small and large organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels. He contributed to the launch and maintenance of many thematic and regional networks and his activism has always focused on bridging the awareness gap between digital rights activism and general public in India.