It is a group of people who are widely acclaimed for their long time experience concerning decision making, impartiality, and proven calibre/s in respective fields. It is these qualities that make their decisions unquestionable. The jury comprises of seven members nominated from enterprise, experts from government, academia and industry sector.


Hempal Shrestha

Chair of Research and Development, CAN

Coordinator, Jury Team

Hempal Shrestha, IT Professional, has over 15 years of experience in IT industry, tech startups, social development, and legal sector. He is the Chair of Research and Development Committee at the Federation of Computer Association of Nepal and co-founder of FOSS Nepal Community.

Subhash Dhakal

Under Secretary, Communication & IT Ministry, Govt.
of Nepal

Subhash Dhakal has been working as the Director at Department of Information Technology (DoIT), Government of Nepal since May 2013. Similarly, he is also a IT Officer at Ministry of Science and Technology.

Ravi Phuyal

Executive Director, Innovate Nepal

Ravi Phuyal is a Serial Entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology, education, and entrepreneurship in Nepal. He is an  Executive Director of Innovate Nepal Group, an investment and holding company that runs internationally acclaimed qualifications in Nepal

Bikram Shrestha

Immediate past president, Internet Society Nepal

Mr. Bikram Shrestha, the President of Internet Society Nepal has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industries. Mr. Shrestha established a startup ISP when he was just 19 years and has been dedicated to the community.

Manoj Shakya

Assistant Professor, KU

Mr. Manoj Shakya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kathmandu University. His research interest lies in Educational Technology. Much of his works has been in improving the use of ICT in education.

Narottam Aryal

Executive Director, King’s College

Narottam obtained his Master in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and M. Phil. in Public Policy from University of Bergen, Norway. Since his graduation in 1999 he has been working with Nepalese higher education especially in the field of business and entrepreneurship.

James Nyachhyon

Founder & CEO
, Cybernetics

Mr. James Nyachyon, Young Entrepreneur passionate about Tech. Innovation and forever Technical implementer of the new invention products and solution. James has been heading the Cybernetics Pvt. Ltd Solutions’ Innovation and Strategy Development division since 2012.

Sushil Pokharel

Managing Director, Sushmit international

Sushil Pokharel is the managing director of HydroVillage Private Limited. Besides, he has been involved in various other ventures. He is the chairman of Sushmit International. Sushmit International supplies broadcasting equipment and is one of the largest in its sector in Nepal.

Ratna Tara Baidya

Head of IT Department, Nepal Bangladesh Bank

Ratna Tara Baidya is Working in Nepal Bangladesh Bank as Chief, IT Dept. since 1994 till date.She is Executive member of Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN).After completing Masters Degree in English Literature in 1984,she joined DSI (Data Systems International) an American owned company.

Saraswati Dhakal

Journalist/ Sr. Correspondent at Karobar

Saraswati Dhakal is the Past President / Founder Secretary of Tech Journo Forum (TJF), Senior Correspondent at Karbora National Economic Daily, Executive member of society of Economic Journalist (SEJON) and Women In Information and Communication (WIT).