Anand is an information technology (IT), entrepreneur. He co-founded two Internet and business IT solution companies – RABT Technologies in 2011 and BASIS Technologies in 2013. He is also an experienced trainer in network security. Previously, he designed and implemented e-governance projects for the Land Records and Revenue Departments in India, and was involved in bringing the first L-Root instance in India. Anand is now implementing the Indian IETF Capacity Building Program that aims to increase awareness of Internet standards and protocols among engineering students. He is also involved in implementing India’s first community-driven Internet exchange point – IIFON-IX-Kolkata. Anand holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and has multiple certifications in IT, network security and privacy, including DSCI, DCPLA, CSSP and CCNSP. He has also completed the ISOC Next Generation Leaders Programme. He has participated in and organized numerous international technology forums, workshops and conferences, and has received fellowships from ICANN and ISOC for IETF.