A pioneering IT entrepreneur, Mr. Jain has been instrumental in driving growth and innovation across delivery of Financial Technologies for over 3 decades. Mr. Jain’s first venture was Nucleus Software in 1986, followed by Polaris Software Lab in 1993 which grew at a rate of over 100% CAGR in its first 7 years. His latest foray, built around the concept of Design Thinking, is Intellect Design Arena that provides Global Financial Platforms applying truly Digital Technologies. His commitment to Design Thinking is reflected in the creation of 8012 FinTech, the World’s first Design Center dedicated to Financial Technology and his flagship workshop on Design Thinking, UnMukt by SoDT, a School for Design Thinking. UnMukt provides an excellent opportunity to learn the basic tenets of Design Thinking & understand its applicability in today’s world of ever changing dynamics. Through SoDT, he conducts 10X workshops on innovative thinking for Start-Up entrepreneurs.
His contributions towards the community include Ullas Trust that has so far reached out to over 2,50,000 children from economically challenged sections of Government, Municipal and Aided Schools. Continuing his Social Connect initiatives, Arun has recently launched ‘Mission Samriddhi’. This initiative is dedicated to holistic human development in India, through the design and development of projects that are sustainable and capable of scale to positively impact the larger population.
Mr. Jain has been bestowed with numerous accolades including the ‘CII Lifetime Achievement Award’, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award at the Design Thinking Conclave & Awards 2018’, ‘Indo‐ASEAN Business Initiative Award’, ‘Pathfinders – Award for Excellence in IT & ITES recognized by Times Group’, ‘ICICI Venture – CII Connect Entrepreneur Award’, ‘Lions Clubs International award for Youth Empowerment’ etc. He holds/has held prestigious positions in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Madras Management Association (MMA), Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) and the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).
He has been a Director since inception of Maveric in 2000, guiding and supporting the company through multiple transformations in its journey.