Leading US-based inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker Sam Pitroda will lead nearly 100 Young Social Innovators to discuss how technology can make social enterprises more effective at a day-long session in New Delhi on Saturday.
Sam Pitroda, currently advisor to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on public information infrastructure and innovations says, “Through technology we begin to think about things differently. How do we bring about generational change? How do you expedite the process of modernization and development?” “Action For India is ultimately a movement for the world that will bring young talent together to think about new ways, new processes, new products, in a whole different paradigm for human development,” Pitroda said. The session on “Leveraging Technology for Scaling Impact” will be chaired by Microsoft Research’s Technology for Emerging Markets Unit Head Ed Cutrell. “To unleash the innovation potential in the country we need to tap into the creative energy of our young entrepreneurs,” added Pitroda who guides Action For India (AFI) as the Honorary Chairman. Young social innovators, under the age of 40, who have made significant impact with their innovations in the field of Agriculture, Education, Energy, Livelihoods and Healthcare, will place their specific needs before technology providers such as Nokia, Intel, M Power forum from Spice group and Microsoft, and seek their support for widening impact by covering larger audiences at the ‘Action For India Forum 2012’.
Source: Central Chronicle , January 12, 2012