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Hariharan Thiagarajan

Hariharan Thiagarajan

Lead Consultant, Thoughtworks Technologies

About Talk

Enabling the ONDC Revolution through Open-Source Accelerators

ONDC is a digital public infrastructure initiative backed by the Govt of India and is conceived to revolutionise the digital commerce landscape in India across sectors like e-commerce, mobility, transportation, financial services etc. It aims to eliminate the need for central intermediaries & other barriers thereby expanding the reach of e-commerce to all types of sellers across the country. ONDC is built on the BECKN protocol and operates on the key principles of unbundling & interoperability. In this talk, we intend to touch upon those key principles & what it takes to build on ONDC.

We will share our experience with building an open-source reference mobility application on ONDC. We will explore how this reference app can be used as an accelerator to develop apps for ONDC mobility, thus helping the buyers and the seller apps to get connected easily. The second accelerator we will explore is an ONDC adaptor which will help accelerate e-commerce sellers on platforms like Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, etc. to get onboarded to the ONDC network easily. 

Key takeaways for the audience: 
1. Making the audience familiar with ONDC

2. The promise of ONDC
1. Challenges with platforms
2. Opportunities with ONDC in ecom & Mobility

3.Building for ONDC (I.e. Beckn Intro)
4.Enabling ONDC through open-source accelerators

1.Mobility app
1.goal of the ap
2.Guiding principles for design /implementation
3.key takeaways

2.Ecom adaptor
1. goal of the adaptor
2.Guiding principles for design /implementation
key takeaways

TRACK: FOSS For Everyone

20 Oct 2023 | Time: 11:45-12:15

About Speaker

Hariharan Thiagarajan is a Lead Consultant at ThoughtWorks India. He has over 16 years of experience in varied technology and domains like retail, banking, travel and tourism. He is a passionate full stack developer with experience in designing enterprise applications and also contributing to open source. He was initial contributors to Appium Test Distribution project which won the ‘Best Open Source Test Project’ by Lambda Test Delta awards.