Invitation for talk by Sam Pitroda
The INDEVOR Social Impact club and Technology Media and Telecom club at INSEAD, invite alumni and current MBA students for a talk by Mr. Sam Pitroda at INSEAD Business School, Singapore
Where: Mork Amphitheater, INSEAD Business School, Singapore
When: September 26th, 5 30 – 7 PM
Networking drinks to follow the talk
If you are planning to attend, please register via the Peatix link in the email. We can accommodate a maximum of 80 attendees for this talk due to logistical constraints on a first come first serve basis
About Sam Pitroda
Mr. Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker who has spent 49 years in information and communications technology (ICT) and related global and national developments. He is widely hailed as the ‘father of the Indian telecom revolution’.
Credited with having laid the foundation for India’s telecommunications and technology revolution of the 1980s, Mr. Pitroda has been a leading campaigner to help bridge the global digital divide. During his tenure as Advisor to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Mr. Pitroda led six technology missions related to telecommunications, water, literacy, immunization, dairy production, and oil seeds. He was also the founder and first Chairman of India’s Telecom Commission. In these plural roles, Mr. Pitroda helped revolutionize India's development philosophies and policies with a focus on access to technology as the key to social change.
As a way to induce the second phase of India’s technology revolution, in 2005 Mr. Pitroda headed India’s National Knowledge Commission (2005-2009), to provide a blueprint of reform for the knowledge-related institutions and infrastructure for the 21st century in the country.
He currently serves as the Chairman of the Smart Grid Task Force, as well as the committees to reform public broadcasting, modernize railways, deliver e-governance, and other developmental activities. He is also a founding Commissioner of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development and Chairman of the International Telecommunication Union’s m-Powering Development Board that looks to empower developing countries with the use of mobile technology.
We look forward to seeing you there!
- The event description was updated. Diff 2014-09-11 14:47:51