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In conversation with the father of India's IT revolution, Sam Pitroda

29 October 2021 15.00
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How will the ethics of technology and data sharing impact governance? Join us to hear Sam Pitroda in conversation with Julian Huppert about the democratisation of information.

Sam Pitroda is an Indian telecommunication engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He is popularly known as the Father of India's Computer and IT Revolution. He advised Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on computerization in the 1980s and more recently was an advisor to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. He is a known philanthropist and chairs 5 major NGOs. In his latest book, 'Redesign the World - A Global Call to Action' Pitroda argues for the democratisation of information to ensure state accountability towards citizens. 

Julian Huppert and Sam Pitroda will discuss the ethics of technology and data sharing and what this could mean for governance.

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