Venkat Goli

Associate Partner

Venkat is a Principal Consultant/Chief Architect in Digital Centre of Excellence, a part of Digital Financial Services domain in MSC India, focused in Government and Social Impact.

Venkat is a Principal Consultant/Chief Architect in Digital Centre of Excellence, a part of Digital Financial Services domain in MSC, focused in Government and Social Impact. He is a Technology Architect with over 15 years of Technology experience gained by executing large Digital Transformation projects for Fortune 500 Companies, Governments at Federal and State levels, Regulatory Authorities and community-based institutions in Ethiopia, Germany, India, United Kingdom, and the United States. His areas of expertise include project management, program design and evaluation, M&E, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things (IoT) and Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) domains. He specializes in conceiving and executing Digital Transformation Projects for Governments, Government Process Re-engineering initiatives and devising use cases for the deployment of emerging technologies like IoT, SMAC, and Block-chain for Governments.

Posts by Venkat Goli

GOOTCHA—A framework to build gender-sensitive ID systems

The World Bank estimates that around a billion people across the globe lack a “legal identity.” The gender gap in terms of people’s access to official IDs is considerable in low-income countries, where one in two women lack any form of official ID. This limits financial, social, and political participation for women.

Working paper: A framework for building gender-sensitive identity systems

One in two women in low-income countries lack official identification documents, which limits their financial, social, and political participation. This report explores the design and lifecycle of ID systems from gender and behavioral lenses and proposes a framework to make them more gender-sensitive.

Reimagining the Indian government’s telemedicine platform

This note highlights three key challenges—abuse, availability, and access that telemedicine platforms in India, such as the government’s eSanjeevani, need to address. It also benchmarks eSanjeevani with other global telemedicine platforms and suggests strategies to tackle the prevalent challenges.

Designing new-age Government to Citizens (G2C) applications based on the principles of “Technology as a public good’’ and a microservices based architecture

The focus note assesses the mobile applications Indian states developed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, based on established principles of privacy. The note further proposes a paradigm shift to a more interoperable, open, API-based federated microservices architecture to ensure data privacy, predictability, and standardization in future G2C applications.

Digital ID in the time of COVID-19 in India

This blog reflects on the challenges of having a single biometric technology for authentication and suggests alternate contactless technologies that the government can deploy during a pandemic.

How India is securing its G2P beneficiaries from COVID-19 – Lessons for other countries to create a G2P delivery platform

In the first blog from our new series on lessons from India for the world, we will look at the basic components of the digitized G2P ecosystem that enabled India to support beneficiaries even when the whole country was under lock down. We will follow this with detailed modules on each component.

An insight into the case fatality rate and its association with preventive measures taken by government in response to Covid-19

On May 3rd, India completed 40 days in lockdown due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Epidemiologists and data scientists have created simulations and models to project the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, if preventive measures such as screening, isolation, quarantine and a nation-wide lockdown had not been implemented.