Arun Sharma, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Platform Architect, Smart Village Movement joined the research project under Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkley in 2017. He holds a Bachelors of Technology Degree in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations. In his role as Chief Operating Officer, he handles the corporate collaborations, growth strategies and investors relation for the organisation. He scouts companies and technologies, handover it to the teams operating in various states in India for evaluation and pivoting. He has been actively engaged in research, designing surveys and analysing datasets to consult corporations through on-ground research on business model innovation for rural markets in emerging economies.