Prof. N.K. Goyal: A Man of Many Dimensions and A Doyen of ICT Industry

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Prof. N.K. Goyal ,President, CMAI

Prof. N.K. Goyal is President, CMAI Association of India (CMAI), which is Asia’s largest ICT Association with 48,500 members and 54 MOU partners worldwide. He is the only person in the world having joined six consecutive years the Ribbon Cutting and Inauguration of world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas, USA.

The vision of CMAI is to facilitate inclusive growth of the Mobile, Telecom and ICT sector in India through participation of all stakeholders including Mobile Handset, Mobile Service Operators, Manufacturers, Infrastructure providers and Vendors. And CMAI is mission is to create a platform, where different players and stakeholders in the ICT industry can work together in creating value and in providing Quality yet Affordable Products and Services to the Customers.

He is former Director of National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) having served Government of Himachal Pradesh PSUs for 21 years plus including seven years as General Manager (Development) of State Electronic Development Corporation Ltd., engaged in Project Implementation, Infrastructure Development, Industrial Consultancy, Strategic Operations, etc. He was then on deputation to a telecom solution provider company for about 10 years as President (Operations). He also served as Consultant to a telecom multinational company for 2 years.

Prof. Goyal is Advisor Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad and he is also associated with several universities and colleges as a guest lecturer for IT, Mobile, Cyber Security and Inspirational speeches.

Prof. Goyal, senior ICT professional & educationist, is Post Graduate in Science with experience of about 45 years in ICT & education. Prof. Goyal is also involved with various Universities and education institutes for promotion of entrepreneurship and incubation centers and he is organizing summits pan India & actively engaged in AICTE, UGC for promotion of Skill India, Vocational Qualification and Empowerment to physically challenged and Schedule Tribe persons.

Prof. Goyal is actively involved in policy formulation and development of industrial policies specially related to education, telecom & mobile, cybersecurity, ICT and skills development sector. He is a member of more than hundred committees/groups formed by government. He is also Member Governing Council, Government of India, Telecom Equipment & Services Export Promotion Council, to promote exports under Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

CMAI is the organizer of ICT World Communication Awards, National Education Summit and Awards, Global ICT Forum, training and formation of Cyber Security-Ethical Hacking and Safe Web Development. The association has so far trained more than 20,000 delegates in cybersecurity and interacts with more than 100,000 educational institutes. CMAI is actively engaged in Skill and Vocational Development and Faculty Development Program.

Prof Goyal is also Chairman Emeritus of Telecom Equipments Manufacturers Association of India (TEMA); Vice Chairman, ITU APT India; Chairman CTIA, India; Ambassador for India and South Asia, Commonwealth Telecom Organization, UK; President Cyber Security Association of India (CSAI); President Association of Educational Institutes and Universities (AEIU); Chairman of India Trade Promotion Services, Dubai.

Prof. Goyal is also Government appointed Director on the Board of Directors of National Fertilizers Ltd, Government of India PSU. He has presented several papers internationally on topics of public concerns like telecom IT,  environment management such as e-waste, radiation, manufacturing, global peace and wellbeing, excellence in performance, etc.

Today, after 35 years in the world of telecommunication he finds himself at the centrestage of burgeoning telecom revolution in India, performing various pivotal sroles in the process, spreading his activities all over India and the world.