Dr Preeti Banzal is currently working as Adviser/ Scientist ‘G’, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.She earlier served as Director (Future Networks) in Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), technical research and standardization arm of Department of Telecommunications under Ministry of Communications, India. She holds a PhD degree in Disaster Communication and Early Warning Systems. She has about 27 years of experience working in Telecommunication Policy Making, Standardization, Emergency Communications, Telecom Project Management, Corporate Restructuring, Capacity Building and Trainings Management. During her stint with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), She has been involved in steering activities for the formulation of National Policy Guidelines and Plans related to Disaster Risk Management. She has significantly contributed for design and development of many work proposals, project designs, emergency Mock drills/exercises, Incident Response System trainings, advanced trauma life support trainings in collaboration with: UNFPA, UNDMT, universities /institutes on Disaster Management and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre, New Delhi, India. Her engagement with ITU-T extends to SG12, SG16, FGAI4H, FGAI4EE and ITU-D SG2, Q5/2 on Utilization of telecommunications/ ICT for disaster preparedness, mitigation, and response. She is the author of a book titled “DISASTER COMMUNICATION AND EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS”. In addition, she has written several papers and articles on diverse topics. As Director (Future Networks) in TEC, presently she is working for standardisation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by creating India Stack for AI.