Sunil Paudel (Nepal)
Admission: 2006 Spring ITTP Master Program
Affiliation: National Information Technology Center, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Position: Executive Director
"ITTP was not only the wind beneath my wings as I pursued to become a capable IT professional but it also opened my eyes to the world."
As I look back to my time spent in South Korea, I’m taken back to the cold February morning in 2006 when I first landed at Incheon International Airport to pursue my dream to become a competent IT professional after studying in Global Information & Telecommunication Technology Program (ITTP). It was not easy to acclimatize to a new environment, new culture, but adaptation is a key to the life in Korea – and I have a very fond memory of how Prof. Jae Jeung Rho and all ITTP family made us all feel at home.
ITTP was not only the wind beneath my wings as I pursued to become a capable IT professional but it also opened my eyes to the world. It was here I met many friends from around the globe. In addition to study in the classroom, learning a new language, traveling the breadth of Korea either for study visits and cultural trips with colleagues, participating in extracurricular activities are some of the highlights during my stay in Korea for those two years.
The experience I gathered under ITTP indeed helped me in developing my knowledge base with a better grasp of all the technological and management aspects of the IT sector. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that were bestowed upon me at ITTP, from excellent academic guidance to experiencing the culture and heritage of Korea. Apart from personal self-growth, ITTP has enabled me to collaborate better, thus, bringing progress in all fields of endeavors.
Currently, I’m the Executive Director at the National Information Technology Center (NITC), an IT implementation Agency of the Government of Nepal under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MOCIT). At the time of joining ITTP program, I was at the beginning of my professional career as a Computer Engineer at NITC and now I feel honored to lead the very same organization. I feel my years at ITTP, have primed me to fulfill my responsibilities running the National Data Center and supporting ICT and e-Government initiatives of the Government of Nepal.
One of the highlights at ITTP was coming together of students from different countries with different expertise. This not only provided a platform to share ideas and study the latest Information and Telecommunication technology and policy issues but it also enabled us to appreciate different cultures, languages and perspectives. I strongly believe with that new-found knowledge and experience, all ITTP members will achieve great heights and contribute towards the betterment of the country and society.
I would like to congratulate all respected Professors, staffs, fellow ITTP alumni, ITTP students, and the entire team of ITTP on the completion of 16 glorious years. This is not just an anniversary of ITTP as an education program but a celebration of ITTP family that spans 70 different countries.
Here’s to Global IT leaders who share the common goal of building a better world through ICT.
(Spring 2006 Masters)