Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan is the Lead/Adviser (Trade and Commerce/Strategic Economic Dialogue) at NITI Aayog. He has served the Government of India at the rank of Joint Secretary. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan is applied economist with 20 years of experience & expertise in economic modeling/data science, in areas such as international trade, energy, agriculture, industry & health, the economic impact of new technologies like drones, robotics, 3d printing, nano technologies, cloud, IoT, Blockchain, etc. Formerly, he led the development of a complex economic database of over 140 countries worldwide. Badri Narayanan Gopalkrishnan has been a Consultant with McKinsey, UN, World Bank, ADB, ICRIER, IIFT, etc & Senior Fellow with ECIPE.