Guest Talks held during M.Sc. (Digital Society) Preparatory term

Date: 20-7-2015 to 31-7-2015

Description: Guest talks by the following speakers were organized as a part of the preparatory term of the M.Sc. (Digital Society) programme:

• Mr. Sunil Abraham, CEO, Centre for Internet and Society (20th July)

• Ms. Natasha Oza, The Ants Craft Trust (22nd July)

• Ms. Anu Sridharan, Founder & CEO, NextDrop Inc. (24th July)

• Mr. M. Ali Shariff, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting (24th July)

• Mr. T. Pradeep, Founder Secretary-Samuha and Chief Executive-iSquareD (29th July)

• Mr. Sean Blagsvedt, Founder & CEO, (30th July)

• Dr. Ed Cutrell, Senior Researcher and Head of the Technology for Emerging Markets group, Microsoft Research India (31st July)

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.