My ICT Journey

My ICT Journey

 

Detailed Profile

I have always been engaging youth force in this sector.  Encouraging them to draw out strategies in order to guide government. A serious input from professional lawyers is required to implement professionally developed legal framework and act.  By now we have rich collection of learning experiences of the past  in this sector however we have poor way of maintaining intuitional memory and poor implementation.   We also lack in research backed by unregulated data policy.

This requires engaging larger interest groups of stakeholders like international development partners, FNCCI, Chamber of Commerce, consortium of business houses, academia researchers, planners, and government authorities, NGOs and INGOs.

Forming well functional ECO  system.  A joint functional consortium of ICT  awareness  is needed  to accelerate this industry improving the policies, act and regulatory framework. They should work in alliance with strategic partners  This speech I have broadcasted through YouTube channel, Facebook, emails and other social media and the feedback has really motivated me to work really passionately.

 

Pioneer of first academic program in Nepal

 

Professor H.N. Mahabala, a faculty member at IIT Kanpur from 1965-1973, who along with Professor V. Rajaraman pioneered computer science education in India.. The duo got the M.Tech. programme in Computer Science started at IITK. IN India IIT Kanpur had the first mainframe computer.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) was the first department in India to start Computer Science education. It started in August 1963 with an IBM 1620 system - a novelty then, even in many North American and European universities. The department runs BTech, MTech, MS and PhD programs and is engaged in cutting edge research with sponsored projects and consultancies. Many of the nation's leading experts, educationists and consultants in computer science today are the alumni of this department. There were no videos then for visual tour of their activities abroad.

At IIT K I saw students making trips abroad during vacation times bringing back unique experiences from academic and industrial worl, sharing in class rooms and in students' magazines. While I was a student of  IIT Kanpur  I have closely watched how  IT  industry was evolving in India.

Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk started electronic engineering in the year 1994 which is already so late in  Nepal.  I had already been lecturing through computer association also.  Regarding strategies of developing IT industry in Nepal.  I was in the executive committee too.

In the year 1984 I was sponsored by UNESCO to get trained in chip level software of devices. In the year I was sponsored by UNDP  for a year to learn about Software and Telecommunication systems at Philips Holland. 

 

Similarly, while pursuing my higher degree at de Montfort university, leister shire, United Kingdom I too had great opportunity in 1995 specializing  in  IT.

 

 

My effort at the ministries 

I had deep passion in understanding IT policy both India and United Kingdom. These exposures  helped me develop  deep passion in developing IT  industry in Nepal. Through this broader perspective I realized the need of Nepal advocating IT  industry at top priority backed by adequate investment in the government structure. The pace of development remained slow due to lack of initiative from the government.

The Education Ministry should bring out a policy of introducing a new model for bringing impact on advanced ICT education including implementing ICT literacy programs for rural communities and underprivileged citizens. Rural transformation is a big global project in the world scenario for meeting the need of ambitious digital transformation worldwide. Around 50% of the developing world’s population (Nepal: 80%; India:66%; China: 40%) is living in the rural sector, mostly in agrarian sectors with lack of incentive and facilities for modern education systems. A large percentage of them are impoverished and do not have access to the latest technology and digital transformation revolutionizing the urban world because of the availability of information. This is becoming a situation of digital divide between the rural sector and urban sector.

Public-private partnership is required to incorporate special stakeholders to increase ICT infrastructure and generating skilled human resources including enhancing ICT infrastructures.  Promotion of e-Commerce and social advertising and marketing to attain global markets and developing superior applications to prepare IT employees for cloud offerings, cybersecurity, and large facts have become essential.

Nepal was slow in introducing Electronics Engineering curriculum compared to our neighboring countries such as India and China. Premier institutions and multiple campuses under Tribhuvan University only started Electronic Engineering discipline as late as the year 1994 because of the lack of availability of resources and suppression of Education during Rana’s regime. Computer Engineering was started in 1998 at Institute of Engineering (IOE), Pulchowk Campus. I played a key role in designing curriculum in the IT field of both Tribhuvan University and Pokhara University in the early starting phases. Unfortunately, commercialization of the Internet and information technology in the world coincided with the introduction of Electronics Engineering in Nepal. Because of the huge job market created by the Internet Commerce around the world, large numbers of IOE graduates of Electronic Engineering were sucked into Information Technology because of higher remuneration and better opportunities in foreign industry.

In anticipation of the coming wave of Information Technology, I started my software company in the year 1991. With the wave of Internet Commerce, I was successful in generating good employment through my software company within Nepal. I also attracted many rural talents in my company. Along with my academic contributions, I also blended my IT industry experiences, having executed successfully many software projects both in public sectors and industry in Nepal. I could take those experiences into the academic sector in earlier days because of my involvement in the academic sector.

 

First Women  Icon ICT award winner

During 2020 ICT award session organized in Soaltee Hotel I was given opportunity to speak in front of H’ble Minister of Information and Communication Mr Gurung, the secretaries, H’ble members of National Planning Commission, , international experts, IT experts, media people etc. In my speech I highlighted on the need of investment on students, startup companies, research by government with the help of public private partnership. I quoted the success stories of regional countries including India.  After few days I was called by H’ble minister Gurung seeking advice. The list of advices taken was never executed’

First IT company led by woman

Designco Nepal was established in 1991. Details are provided in www.designconepal.com.np

 

Pioneer of initiating IT industry in Nepal

All the concerned stakeholders including academia, researchers, industry partners should collectively put pressure on government and have serious dialogue with concerned ministries. I also talked couple of times with the H’ble minister Rajendra Shrestha, minster of Federation Affair and General Administration.   Similarly I have also spoken to H’ble minister of Education, Devendra Paudel and deputy minster H’ble madam Goma who is in charge of Science and Technology and briefed them about the potential of IT industry and resource constraints.  However, I have not seen serious initiatives.

I was pressurizing the university of initiating the faculty for IT programs and the government authorities for adequate investment.

I approached Bhola Nath Chalise for initiating this industry. The government officials were totally unknown about emerging IT industry.  I was very fortunate to have Mr Padma Jyoti who was the president of FNCCI then in 1996. He was also an alumni of our institute IIT Kanpur and he too was aware of this development. I was so desperate to convince the ministry and didn’t find any one making effort to understand this industry. Mr. Chiranjeevi Nepal was appointed to initiate this department who had only economics back ground Having Padma Jyoti was a blessing for me who made my interaction in ministry more communicative, 1n 1996 a team led by Mr Van Houtan of CBI  Netherlands arrived in Nepal the government and this team started searching for expert in this area for international technical competency presence in Netherlands and international fair in CeBIT Hannover Germany.

My article on the status of IT industry in industries and the policy was published in international journal Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan which helped ministry to initiate this area. The team from Netherlands were surprised not to find any faculty in IT sector in universities in Nepal except me. This investigation made them focus on me. I was an executive member in Computer Association Nepal (CAN) and I delivered several speeches in the audience consisting of all concerned stakeholders,

I was selected for international meet at Hannover Germany and Netherlands. I took all the financial  risk going to that event in 1996 and 1997. In spite of lot of constraints and financial difficulties I went through this journey and  this pain very few people could understand in Nepal. The whole venture was exciting for the students too. I encouraged the new graduates from Electronics department of IOE to go for IT  sector for the further studies abroad. They are doing very well abroad in this field. Initiating faculty in  IT fields was very difficult without qualified  faculty and  resources and funding. I had to take initiative in spite of all these difficulties.  Later in years Pokhara university hired me and made me in charge of curriculum development in Software Engineering, Bachelor in Computer Applications (BCA), Computer Engineering and IT Engineering for four years.  During those days I had to go around convincing the parents to enroll their siblings in this field.  The parents were not aware of this emerging field and the potentials.

In 1999 National planning commission the Vice Chancellor,  Dr. Shankar Sharma issued a letter for attending CeBIT 1999 international exhibition. I attended and gave a report to Ministry of Science and Technology. Today I am so happy Nepal has pool of academic institutions in this field, researchers and academicians.

 

Talent and Skills Development

International companies which are leading global providers of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices should be invited in Nepal. Talented students from Nepal should be chosen for getting chance to participate in international competition programs to learn more about technology, innovation and cross-cultural exchange with international peers organized anywhere in the world. Nepal should invest on such talents. I am also involved in encouraging and training undergraduate ICT students for competing in various international competition. 

Nepal has now capable pool of youth who are doing well abroad and venturing into international competitions. I get scared that these youth forces will get disappointed in Nepal leading into depression. In order to avoid such mishaps, it is very important that government, international partners, national development workers including industries, private business houses should all accelerate in transforming their processes by implementing digital models to mitigate risk areas and improve performances in supply chain areas and services to the citizens.  Those who don’t adapt technology and transform they will perish. To save from such disaster the stakeholders should invest on innovation and talent generations. Lot of international platform are available in today’s digital world engaging new generations for win win situation. Through this channel I would like to request public and private sector to improve processes which in turn will accelerate digital transformation and stay aligned with international development which in turn will give chances for youth  talents to emerge as competent work for the nation and global requirements.

I have been presenting my presentations in various technical forums in which I have been requesting all the concerning stakeholders for implementing IT  audit system and cyber security policies and acts everywhere in order to save money and improve efficiencies.

A good ecosystem is required for total digital transformation so that we can fully reap the benefit from exploitation from technology. Accelerating 17 goals of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) of United Nation which will help in acceleration of digital world. Women workforce should be developed and empower to speed up the processes. Women from rural areas need to be empowered to lead in fintech area and human capital development. They are the force who can help expand the information infrastructure for rapid expansion of 5g network.

Development partners like United Nation, international financial institutions like World Bank, Asian Development Bank etc are now focusing in rural development. The youth talents have lots of responsibilities. If they don’t contribute now the future generation will be in darkness. To save from such disaster everybody from all the sectors have to be responsible.

My blog article from ICT sector have good volume of viewers.  I have taught these materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass.

Book publication: Dharma Heera Memorial AcademyComputer Association Nepal

 

List of related associations

I have been mentoring coaching the members of following associations:

Ex- executive member in charge of Software Industry,   Computer Association Nepal

Life member, Nepal Engineer Association  

Life member of  Heads Nepal

Senior Professional Engineer, CIDC, India 

Chairperson, Dharma Heera Memorial Academy 

Chairperson, Women Agency Research Nepal (WARN)

Ex Chairperson IETE , Nepal 

Executive member, TU retired Professors society

Executive member, Nepal Jestha Nagarik Samaj Nepal

Member, AOTS

Asian Productivity Organization, Japan

Member, Mahila Sahayogi Credit & Saving Co-operative Ltd.

Member, Women in Science and Technology

Life member, Management Association Nepal (MAN)

Life member, Human Right Nepal

Member Lalitpur Culture Centre 

Member, Mount Everest Rotary club

I led this workshop in the area of Creative storytelling and film making details are given in my Facebook page. There were 25 participants and all 17 members of the club. Details on animation tools were discussed including method of ICT tools and methodologies of film making was used.

I taught highlighting the use of Facebook page, YouTube channels, Blog sites article and websites for creating firm making. I have taught these materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. Rotary club has 135 clubs and 200 Retract clubs. encouraging them to make their social platform and websites functional and exploit technology to strategically align goals and result oriented to make greater impact on the society. I am also promoting ICT talents, innovation, integrating with Fintech industries encouraging startups and entrepreneurship development including engaging international rotariens in Nepal. I am making them functional through digital platform.

President, Dharma Heera Memorial Academy (DHMA)

Trainings were provided on creation of Reply from Tibet Facebook page, YouTube channel, Facebook page, website of the event management   visual tools, penguin book publication readers sessions, Chinese publisher digital marketing sessions. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I have taught my published materials and online materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass through other NGO channels.

I am also promoting ICT talents, innovation, integrating with Fintech industries encouraging startups and entrepreneurship development  through this talent development program engaging international rotariens in Nepal. I am making them function through digital platform.

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens. Deep research was done teaching senior citizen concept of Data Science and digital tools for capturing historical evidences on  story creations of past.

Visual tools, film making tools (Daughter of Nepal, The Sick City) trainings are also provided.

I have taught my published materials and online materials published materials and online materials to the members of the society. Published articles. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world. I have taught my published materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

President, Women Agency Research Nepal (WARN)

I have taught my published materials to many members specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I represented Nepal in a workshop in South Korea recently on the topics Public Private partnership in SDG…sponsored by UNIDO. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens

Ex-president, IETE

I have briefed my published materials to many members. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

I am also promoting ICT talents, innovation, integrating with fin tech industries encouraging startups and entrepreneurship development.  through this talent.  to work more collaborative with international rotaries. in Nepal. I am making them function through digital platform

Member, CIDC India

Senior Professional member of CIDC

Member, AOTS Japan

I have briefed my published materials and online materials published materials and online materials to the members of the society. Published articles. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world. I have taught my published materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

I am also promoting ICT talents, innovation, integrating with fin tech industries encouraging startups and entrepreneurship development.  through this talent.  to work more collaborative with international rotaries. in Nepal. I am making them function through digital platform

Executive member, Senior Retired Professor Society

I have briefed my published materials and online materials to many members specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens

Executive member,  Jestha Nagaric Society

I have briefed my published materials and online materials to many members specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens

Member, Women in Science and Technology

I have briefed my published materials and online materials to many members specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

Member, Nepal Women Chamber (NWC) , Nepal chamber

I have briefed published materials  and online  to many members specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

Advisor, Nepal Engineering Society(NES)

I have taught my published materials and online materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. You tube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

Shareholder member, Mahila Sahayogi Credit and Saving Co-operative ltd, Suke Dhara Samakhushi

I have taught my published materials and online materials to many people specially women representatives from rural areas. YouTube and Facebook page are helping me reach out to rural mass. I led the interaction group from Nepal during seminar session. Being ex - advisory board member of RTDF fund board under Ministry of Information and communication.  I am spreading Digital framework Nepal program in mass scale. I am actively promoting STEM program specially on mathematics in schools to prepare them for new digital world.

 

 

MBA thesis work

I have been invited as an expert in MBA thesis work for several students and I have always encouraged them to complete the thesis through the lens of ICT.

 Impact of my contributions:

Online and offline published materials of mine have made impact on both national and international level receiving lots of feedback which has helped me in invitation of participation like UNIDO sponsored program in South Korea, AOTs, Japan, CIDC India etc.

I have been advocating for growth of ICT talents and training them for international competition in mass scale.

Mass scale talent generations internationally also

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens

“Nepal has got ICT talents” movement has worked

Major achievements 

 

  1. Mass production of IT professional both from Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University etc and Designco Nepal since 1991
  2. Entrepreneurship development of IT companies
  3. I was the first one to execute many complex software projects like in , Nepal Telecom, Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal Water Supply Corporation, Jyoti Group etc, Aeroquip, Germany Jyoti group

Led programs through DHMA, WARN, IETE, Member Mahila Sahayogi Credit & Saving Co-operative Ltd.

  1. Jestha Nagarik NGO, IETE
  2. Led in Media front by owning Mgazine called ATHMARCH
  • Many articles in my blogsite timilayamithapa
  • Facebook page:
  • YouTube channel : timila Yami Thapa
  • My articles published in various media, YouTube channels, TV interviews, Blog site , LinkedIn articles and helping me interact with international experts and national stakeholders
  • My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens. My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens. Deep research was done teaching senior citizen concept of Data Science and digital tools for capturing historical evidences and story creations.
  • “Nepal has got ICT talents” movement has worked

 

Public Exposure and Global Reach

 

  • Participated in CeBIT , Hannover Germany ‘ 96, ‘97 and ‘99
  • Expert service at Huawei
  • Services as Senior Professional Engineers, CIDC India,
  • Research Associate IIT Kanpur
  • High Tech Centre, Yoko Hama, Japan
  • South Korea, UNIDO
  • Presentations in CBI Netherlands ‘ 96, ‘97 and ‘99
  • Philips Holland

 

  • My articles published in various media, YouTube channels, TV interviews, Blog site , LinkedIn articles and helping me interact with international experts and national stakeholders https://www.timilayamithapa.com/blog-category/4
  • Online media like Paribartan Bhattrai, Abhishekh

My technical presentation at national and international level  IAS Bangalore,  IIT Kanpur

I am advocating on  need of IT audit section and cyber security, affordable education and affordable infrastructure for rural ends

 

“Nepal has got ICT talents” movement has worked

I feel very proud 

I was the one who initiated academic program in IT sector

I was the first person to present report about IT industry in Nepal sponsored by APO Japan

I was first person to present about technical capability of Nepal in International exhibition at Hannover Germany in ’96. ‘97 and ‘99

I was the first one to become technical expert services in ICT sector in RTDF (Rural Telecom development Fund Board) under NTA, Ministry of Information and Communication Nepal year:

Great mentor

Started IT industry, academic development and policy maker

My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens. My digital marketing program has impacted youth and greater of coverage of senior citizens. Deep research was done teaching senior citizen concept of Data Science and digital tools for capturing historical evidences and story creations.

“Nepal has got ICT talents” movement has worked

Any award should be honored to an individual who has made significant contribution towards the promotion and development of the ICT sector. This will unveil a personality who may have remained behind the scene but the contributions done by him/her are unprecedented and undisputed.

Nepali Veteran ICT pioneer who has contributed to the development of the ICT sector of Nepal or helping it expand technology & services to foreign countries for the past 20 years or more. The nomination form can be filled by the pioneer herself or anyone else.