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Dipak Basu

Anudip Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
India
Dipak Basu is the Founder of the Anudip Foundation, a non-profit company dedicated to improving livelihoods of poor and marginalized people through skill development in information technology and entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Anudip’s Chairman and CEO. Previously, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems from 1995 to 2006, where his last position was Director, Global Center of Expertise. Prior to Cisco, he served as a consultant to the Government of India, building communications solutions for the country’s steel, energy, banking, and hospitality sectors.

In 2001, Dipak founded and served for four years as Executive Director of NetHope, a technology alliance of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative high-tech solutions to the world’s impoverished, disaster-affected and war-torn regions. NetHope has grown to include CIOs, CTOs, and IT Heads of 40+ international NGOs. He also served on the Board of Directors and led the Education track of WHEELS, the nonprofit arm of the Pan-IIT association.

Dipak received the Tech Laureate award for IT in Humanity and the President’s Award from Save the Children. He is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow, and Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.