Nanda is the young promoter & CEO of
Online Services and Nanda Netcom Pvt. Ltd. Suchit has been very keenly
involved with computers and electronics from a very tender age. His first
exposure to computers was when he got a ZX
Spectrum home computer in December 1982 while still in his pre-teens.
of the early and formative members of MUC (Microcomputer Users' Club), Suchit
served in various capacities including, Chief Editor, & Jt. Secretary of
MUC. For his formal education, Suchit has done his B.E. (Electronics) from
Bombay University (Thadomal Shahani Engineering College). In 1991, while in
college, he co-authored `War On Virus' - an internationally
reputed book on computer viruses. After his graduation, Suchit joined as
Product Manager, Comsoft Services, famous for their RedAlert anti-virus software. Starting as a company with handful of
people, it soon became the top selling anti-virus solution and penetrated not
just the Indian market but also those of Middle East and South East Asia. The
creative juices never stopped flowing and he started “Live Wire! BBS” - the first and largest BBS (Bulletin Board
Service) in the Indian subcontinent. Joining FidoNet (the largest BBS network),
he put India on the BBS map of the world.
Starting out as a hobby from a home run system, it soon became a full
time activity and so he launched the company Online Services. As the CEO of Online Services, Suchit provided
networking and computer consultancy in addition to operating Live Wire! BBS.
Considered a pioneer in his field, he has helped to start-up a number of BBSes
in the country and helped them network to each other.
is a consultant with some of the large corporations while also working closely
with NGO (Non Governmental Organizations) and governmental organizations to
help spread electronic networking. Suchit has been a core member of IndiaLink the first electronic network
of NGOs. IndiaLink is connected with APC (Association of Progressive
Communications) and provides global communications at low cost. He was invited
to represent India by the Internet Society to INET'93 Workshop and Conference
at Stanford University, USA, at the worldwide conference. Suchit has worked as
a consultant to IDRC (International Development Research Center), a public
corporation created by the Parliament of Canada to help researchers and
communities in the developing world find solutions to their social, economic,
and environmental problems. In April 1995 in this capacity he undertook a study
mission and made recommendations for design, development and implementation of
computer networks. The resulting 100-page report covers 16 cities in 10
countries and was the most detailed and current status of electronic networking
in the region. Based upon the recommendation, the Board of Governors of IDRC
approved the “Pan Asia Networking” programme. In June 1997, he was invited to
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for a follow up conference and
seminar where he presented a paper on “Transforming a BBS into a successful ISP” [http://www.panasia.org.sg/conference/pan/mconf/geoff.htm]
Suchit Nanda is a `PanAsia Resource Partner’ of IDRC for India. [http://www.panasia.org.sg/partners/main.htm].
Suchit has also worked with UNDP (United Nations Development
Programme), New York on the SU-TCDC Project (Special Unit for Technical
Co-operation among Developing Countries). He helped conduct a Regional Training Workshop
in Singapore, 17-20 Aug 1998 that had project participants from 16 countries.
On IT related matters, Suchit is a advisor to SOLAR Foundation and
an Advisor to Hotel & Restaurant’s Association of India (Western Region).
Suchit has been working with VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited),
a Govt. of India organization that set up the first and largest commercial
Internet service in India. He continues to assist them from time to time.
has traveled extensively to USA, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore,
Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, China and Mongolia on business and study missions.
writes for a number of publications and for a long time had a column in “Express Computer”. He is now on their
board of Editorial Associates and contributes regularly to Express Computer and Web
Vision – popular Indian publications. Suchit is very often invited
internationally to conducts seminars/workshops and is frequently invited to
give lectures on communications, Internet and other facets of computers. On
various occasions he has spoken at Rotary & Lions Club meetings. An avid
reader, and a keen sportsman, when he finds time away from computers, he plays
tennis, table tennis, basketball and loves to go for a swim. Suchit is an abhyasi & preceptor of the spiritual
institution, SRCM (Shri Ram Chandra Mission). He practices meditation under
this system of Raj Yoga and has been allowed to introduce others to this
Recent Key events:
and Internet” – Talk organized by Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers - Vapi
Regional Centre on 14th December, 1997
Security” – Seminar on Information Warfare by HQ Western Naval Command, Bombay,
India on 15th October 1997
Trends on Internet” – Seminar for 500 students of Aptech Training Institute, at
NM College, Bombay on 7th February 1998
Security” – State Bank of India Information Communication Management Institute,
Hyderabad on 11th February 1998
– Presentation at the Indian Institution of Export and Import Management on 13th
and felicitated on the “World Techie Day” at the K. J. Somaiya College of
Engineering at the Abhiyantriki’99 – a week long technical festival where he
delivered a talk on “The Essense of a Techie” on 4th October, 1999.
– The corporate frontier” a presentation at Mumbai Educational Trust (MET) on
Saturday 9th Oct. 1999
of Discussion – LINUX: Advantages, Economics, & Implementation by
Indo-American Chamber of Commerce on 23rd November 1999
College E-Fest’99 – “Basics of Internet and Internet security” organized by
Sydenham Computer Center on 30th November, 1999.
Chartered Accountants Society on 2nd December 1999 on Internet &
Naval Command talk on “Relevance of ethics” in Information Warfare on 25th