Ajith Kumar. R is a full-time regular faculty member at Digital University Kerala. He is currently the Director of Centre for Digital Innovation and Product Development – A Centre of Excellence established by Digital University. Ajith Completed his research in the area of Information systems Management from CUSAT and holds his master’s both in Information science and Management. He has more than 20 years of teaching, research, and development experience in the domain of Digital Sciences and Digital transformation. His major teaching and research areas include Information systems (IS), Database Systems, Data Analytics, Enterprise architecture, Software Engineering and Digital Agri Sciences. He is also the Chief investigator and Co-coordinator of Digital Agri Science lab of the University and innovated many Digital Solutions in the domain of Agriculture and related areas. Prior to Joining Digital University and IIITMK, he worked with MONSANTO Research Centre (The Global Agri Biotech Company) at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for many years with their Genome Informatics and research team. He has been working as the Principal Investigator and Coordinator for many research, development, and innovation projects funded by various National and international funding agencies. Ajith has conceptualized, designed and implemented more than 30 major projects in the area of Agri informatics, Digital Transformation, Decision Systems and Enterprise systems for many State and National level agencies and Departments. Ajith has published several research papers in journals, conference, workshops and book chapters. Delivered invited talks in several Conferences, in National and international level and served as a key resource person for many workshops and training programs etc. He is the winner of many international, national and state level awards.