New Delhi: The virtual launch of think factory 'Security and Policy Initiatives' (SAPI) took place in the presence of former Governor (Chattisgarh) and former Defence Secretary Shekhar Dutt ( IAS Retd), Dr Sivathanu Pillai who is former scientist ISRO & DRDO (the distinguished scientist is regarded as the father of Brahmos Missile), Director of Viveknanad foundation and veteran strategy expert Arvind Gupta (IFS Retd) on October 26. The Think Factory SAPI has been jointly launched by them.
The event was attended by armed forces veterans, retired senior police officers, senior bureaucrats (serving and retd) senior academia, former PSU heads (CMDs), scientists and young researchers. The keynote speakers opined upon the Transfer of Technology and Border Management respectively. All the speakers lauded the idea of an action-oriented think factory to churn ideas and bridge a long-felt gap of knowledge in the existing ecosystems vis a vis environment in the two niche but understudied areas of Transfer of Technology (ToT) and Border Management (BM).
SAPI aims to bring together academia and industry and active citizens to serve as the production house of actionable knowledge in the fields of Security and Public Policy. While delivering the vote of thanks, Dr Sangeeta Goel, the Co-founder said that SAPI has been created by highly motivated Individuals with varied backgrounds and is the organic outcome of its founders' passion, experience and first-hand observations at Micro, Macro and Strategic levels in these sectors. It will be the endeavour of SAPI to create a fertile ground for the cross-pollination of ideas and deliver value to society in the given fields.
SAPI has been founded by Pradeep Gupta. Gupta a seasoned Technocrat and Bureaucrat besides being a long time close aide of President of India Bharat Ratan Late Pranab Mukherjee said that idea of the Think factory was conceptualized with the blessings and guidance of Late Pranab Mukherjee. The Co-Founders are Ms Sangeeta Goel an expert in Public Policy, Alok Tewari an expert in AI, ML Blockchain etc and Sh Sarang Nerkar an expert in AI, VR, AR etc.