Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) at the Indian School of Business (ISB) collaborates with Transerve for its India Pulse Program

Jan 05, 2021


  • Under the agreement, Transerve will facilitate DIRI@ISB’s India Pulse Program by  providing data analytics, spatio-temporal study through an interactive location intelligence dashboard to analyse the effectiveness of benefit schemes at rural level
  • This partnership will further aid ISB’s recent pact with Andhra Pradesh Government to formulate a roadmap for sustainable development in the state through data-driven policy making


05/01/2021, Hyderabad: Location Intelligence firm Transerve has signed an agreement with Indian School of Business (ISB) to provide a location intelligence (LI) platform for DIRI’s flagship India Pulse program. India Pulse is a next generation e-governance technology stack and implementation framework. The objective of India pulse is to generate insights and intelligence from the information that is being generated by the digital systems within governments. The project will involve development of an interactive dashboard under the India Pulse portal, wherein data will be leveraged to create predictive and spatial intelligence into governance. The immediate benefits from India Pulse are expected to feed into various state governments’ programme implementation and evaluation. The data collected for India Pulse platform will be provided by state governments which will be represented spatially on-the-fly to visualize the spread over geography and time.


Commenting on the association,


Mr. Ashwani Rawat, Co-Founder & Director, Transerve said, “Over the years Transerve has collaborated with various state governments to assist them with data-driven decisions making. Marking a new milestone, we are delighted to associate with DIRI@ISB as a key partner in the development of India Pulse portal. Using our expertise in location intelligence, we will be developing an interactive portal which will help in analysing the effectiveness of various schemes at rural level.”

Prof. Bhagwan Chowdhry, Executive Director, DIRI said, “We at the Digital Identity Research initiative (DIRI) look forward to associate with Transerve for the development of the India Pulse Portal. DIRI through its data-driven research seeks to inform policy makers and with this association, we want to extend our support to the Government of Andhra Pradesh in its endeavour to use a data-driven approach to formulate a roadmap for the sustainable development of the state.”



About Transerve:

Transerve Technologies Pvt Ltd is a technology leader in the field of location-intelligence for effective decision making. Having been acknowledged as a top emerging and innovative company by NASSCOM and Deloitte, its spatial platform Transerve Online Stack is now being leveraged for various sectors such as Policy & Decision making, FMCG & Retail, Banking & Insurance, Real Estate etc. Transerve was seed-funded by CIIE-IIM Ahmedabad in its nascent stage; currently, it has Omidyar Network and Tara India Fund as its marquee social impact early-stage investors. 



About DIRI

The Digital Identity Research Initiative (DIRI) is a targeted and multidisciplinary research initiative based at the Indian School of Business (ISB). DIRI was launched on July 5, 2017 in collaboration with the Omidyar Network. Since its inception, the initiative through its research around digital identity and financial inclusion has informed policy and strategic decision-making. The initiative remains committed to producing timely research that facilitates policy and strategic decision-making in India.



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