CEO & CO-Founder - FIDE (Foundation for Interoperability in Digital Economy)
Sujith Nair, the CEO and Co-founder of FIDE (Foundation for Interoperability in Digital Economy) has a remarkable background in driving innovative initiatives in open digital ecosystems. As a co-founder of FIDE, he co-authored and actively contributed to the evolution of the Beckn Protocol as a digital public good, fostering its adoption and sustainability. With his expertise in population-scale adoption of digital infrastructure and his instrumental role in developing the Beckn Protocol, he has paved the way for creating decentralized digital economy ecosystems.
Before his journey with FIDE, Sujith held key leadership positions in management consulting and internet businesses focused on urban mobility and digital payments. His involvement in crucial interventions during the Aadhaar program and his design of India's national transit open payments interoperability demonstrates his deep understanding of technology-driven solutions and their impact on society. His notable accomplishments include conceptualizing and establishing the Kochi Open Mobility Network (KOMN), the world's first decentralized open mobility network utilizing the Beckn Protocol. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in conceptualizing the Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) idea. He was instrumental in onboarding the first set of market participants and formulating the ONDC Strategy Paper.
His global advocacy, thought leadership on open digital ecosystems, and commitment to community building and volunteering for various open network initiatives, including KOMN and ONDC, showcase his dedication to driving the worldwide adoption of interoperable and decentralized digital ecosystems.