In Conversation With: Sam Pitroda
We’d like to invite you to a conversation on the future of inclusive innovation in India with inventor, entrepreneur and advisor to the Indian Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda, scheduled for Thursday 11th July 2013 at Nesta.
Sam is Chair of India’s National Innovation Council, a group of maverick thinkers and innovators responsible for creating a roadmap for Indian innovation policy. With initiatives including a one billion dollar inclusive innovation fund, state innovation councils, challenge prizes and ‘meta-universities,’ they are experimenting with new approaches to supporting innovation for inclusive growth in a challenging system.
Widely regarded as the ‘father of the Indian telecoms revolution,’ Sam is the founder and CEO of global corporation, C-SAM, and he holds over 100 technology patents. He has received numerous lifetime achievement awards, including the prestigious Padma Bushan for services to science and engineering and the Rajiv Gandhi ‘global Indian’ award. He lectures around the world, advises organisations ranging from startups to the United Nations and lives in Chicago and Delhi.
Geoff Mulgan, CEO of Nesta, will interview Sam and there will be the opportunity for the audience to submit questions in advance of the event and via a Q&A session at the event itself.
Venue: Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London, EC4A 1DE
Date: Thursday 11th July 2013
Time: 08:30 – 09:45 (registration will open at 08:00, with coffee and croissants)
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