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

Date: 13-08-2014

Description: 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.

CITAPP at IIIT Bangalore is an interdisciplinary think-tank set-up to focus on the policy challenges and the organizational demands made by technological innovation. Of particular interest to the Centre is how technological advances, along with institutional changes that harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and market, address the needs of underserved communities.