Guest Talk by Dr. Eswaran Subrahmanian on ‘Design, Economic Development and Agile Software Development’

Dr. Eswaran Subrahmanian, Research Professor at the ICES and EPP at Carnegie Mellon University and Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA, delivered a talk on 13 August 2014, titled Design, Economic Development and Agile Software Development. His talk presented an analytical and design framework – combining theoretical insights from design, capability model of development, institutional economics and agile software development – to understand the dynamics of technology In developing societies. It explored in detail M-Pesa, a mobile money service, its inception and evolution overtime to analyze the interaction of social norms, evolution of software system and economic relationships and its implication for design of ICT Systems for development.