Allen Bailochan Tuladhar

Allen Bailochan TULADHAR, Chief Executive Officer of Unlimited Technologies Pvt Ltd; Country Manager of Microsoft MDP Nepal and Member Secretary of Nepali Language in Information Technology, Steering Committee under High Level Commission of Information Technology of Government of Nepal and Chairperson of Forum for Information Technology Nepal (FIT Nepal) has served as the Member of National Information Technology Council chaired by the Prime Minister of Nepal and formed under the National IT Policy of Government of Nepal. He has also served as the General Secretary of Computer Association of Nepal for two terms of two years each. He has been working in the field of local language computing in the information & Communication sector of Nepal for the past 18 years and has been representing Nepal to the Asian Forum for Information Technology for the past 10 years and has also been contributing to International Standards Development in the field of local language computing to ISO and Unicode. He was responsible for Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Proofing Tools into Nepali language for Microsoft Corporation, USA and in the same capacity is working on the localization of Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 into Nepali Language. He has also been awarded Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft for 2005 and has been re-awarded this prestigious recognition again in April, 2006, 7 & 8 and for the fifth consecutive year in April 2009. He is currently driving the Mission Swaabhimaan, a multi-stakeholder partnership of government ministries and agencies, international development agencies, donor agencies, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, academia, private companies and its associations to create a knowledge revolution in rural Nepal by establishing 1,500 rural tele-centers as envisioned by the current 10th five-year plan of National Planning Commission of Government of Nepal, further to meet the poverty reduction strategy of Nepal and on the international level to meet the Millennium Development Goals. In August 2006, the United Nations recognized Allen as a Champion in using ICT for development in the Global Alliance for ICT for Development. From July, 2007, Allen is also responsible for the Microsoft presence in Nepal thru its office as the Microsoft MDP Nepal as its Country Manager.