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Aingaran Pillai is the CEO and founder of Zaizi Ltd (the Open Gov Summit host & sponsor), a global consultancy specialising in open source solutions. Headquartered in London, Zaizi has offices Spain, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Zaizi’s government customers include Irish Revenue, Bristol City Council, Cardiff Council, London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Islington, Junta de Andalucía (Andalucian Government, Spain).
Zaizi was recently mentioned in Wired magazine :
Already the UK is producing some great young technology companies such as Mindcandy, moo.com and Zaizi that have embraced principles of opportunity and boundless vision and combined them with first-rate engineering and design ideas.
Aingaran has been working with open source within public sector since 2000. He was the technical lead for the APLAWS (Accessible and Personalised Local Authority Website System) National eGov project. London Borough of Camden’s intranet implementation based on APLAWS was nominated by Google for the BCS Information Management Awards 2006 and was short listed.
He actively promoted the use of open source within the public sector at international conferences and has published papers on sustainability of open source technologies within the public sector. He was also sponsored by Department for Communities and Local Government for the Future Leadership Development Programme (2007).
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