Karippur Nanda Kumar


Professor – Information Technology

LinkedIn Profile


  • Technical Management Program, Leadership, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (2006)
  • PhD, Computing, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (1987)
  • MSc, Mathematics with Computer Science electives, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (1982)
  • BSc, Mathematics, Statistics, Calicut University, India (1980)
  • Project Management
  • Emerging Platforms and Services for Disruption
  • E-Commerce Fundamentals, Technologies & Payments Models

Academic experience

  • Information Systems Department, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (July 2015 – December 2015)
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore (2005 – 2015)
  • TMC Academy, Singapore (1993 – 1996)

Corporate Experience

  • Assistant Director (Professional Development), Executive Consultant (R&D Ecosystem), Assistant Director (Strategic Programs), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore (2001 – 2015)
  • Senior Manager, IT Architect, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Singapore (1996 – 2000)
  • Senior Lecturer, TMC Academy, Singapore (1993 – 1996)
  • Senior Systems Analyst, Consultant / Senior Programmer, Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), New Delhi, India (1986 – 1988, 1990 – 1993)
  • Consultant, Iraqi Republic Railways, Baghdad, Iraq (1988 – 1990)
  • Factors Influencing the Adoption Intention of Artificial Intelligence for Public Engagement in Singapore, International Journal of Electronic Government Research (IJEGR), 2020
  • Exploring Factors Influencing Organisational Adoption of Augmented Reality in e-Commerce: Empirical Analysis Using Technology-Organisation-Environment Model, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, USA, 2018
  • Empirical Analysis of Factors Influencing Use of Internet on Ships, Journal of Accounting-Business and Management, 2018
  • Understanding the Correlation among Factors of Cyber System’s Security for Internet of Things (IoT) in Smart Cities, Journal of Accounting-Business and Management, 2018
  • A Study on The Impact of Management of Cost, Service and Compliance in Cross Border Logistics and Supply Chain, International Journal of Academic Research, 2017
  • Effectiveness of Just in Time Manufacturing Practices, International Journal of Business Management and Economic Research, 2017
  • Digital Transformation in Asia Pacific, Cutter Consortium, 2017
  • Factors Influencing Behavioural Intention to Use the Mobile Wallet in Singapore, Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, 2017
  • Chapter on Nurturing Infocomm Media Ecosystem, Infocomm Media Masterplan 2025 Report, Singapore, 2015
  • Competency standards for Technology & Operations in Financial services sector, Industry workgroup Report on Technology & Operations, Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore, 2014
  • Strategies for Infocomm Manpower Development, Intelligent Nation 2015 Masterplan Manpower Report, Singapore, 2006
  • Analysis of the effect of non-homogeneity (using Computing Models), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, UK, 1986


  • Analysis of Factors Influencing the Adoption of Artificial Intelligence for Crime Management, International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, Springer, 2020
  • Factors Influencing Adoption of Augmented Reality Technology for e-Commerce, PACIS, Taiwan, 2016
  • “Professional development using National Infocomm Competency Framework”, Infocomm Professional Development Forum, Singapore, 2009
  • “Developing Next generation Professionals - Analytics”, Infocomm Professional Development Forum, Singapore, 2011
  • “Developing Infocomm Manpower for the Financial Services Industry-Challenges and Opportunities”, A Master of IT in Business (Financial Services) Seminar, Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2013

Conferences & Workshops

  • “Leadership and Governance in the Digital Age: Building Successful Digital Enterprises” IT Management Conclave - Singapore, Dubai, Sydney and Mumbai, 2018
  • “Leading Digital Transformation” IT Management Conclave - Singapore, Dubai, Sydney and Mumbai, 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • Conferred Fellow of Singapore Computer Society for Outstanding Contributions to Advancement of Tech Profession, 2018
  • Certified IT Project Manager (Senior), 2004, Singapore


  • Senior Consultant, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Cutter Consortium, USA
  • Member, Association for Information Systems
  • Senior Member, Singapore Computer Society

Recent Media Appearances & Coverage

  • Artificial intelligence enhances customer experience, Singapore Press Holdings, December 2019
  • The role of Digital Transformation in Smart Cities, BTCN Asia channel interview, October 2019
  • The challenges of digital transformation, BTCN Asia channel interview, September 2019
  • Singapore’s ICT sector outlook for 2019, Human Resources, Singapore, 2018
  • Leadership and Governance for the Digital Age: Survey 2018, Zawya, Dubai, UAE, 2018
  • The Hub Economy Sets Its Sights on Southeast Asia, Cutter Consortium Online, USA, 2018
  • Making Sense of Digital Disruption - Forbes Middle East, 2016