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Thursday, May 18 • 09:00 - 09:40
Panel: Frontier Solutions and their Impact on Livelihoods, Access to Essential Services, Management of Scarce Resources

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Panelists will look at some of the most striking examples of cutting edge frontier solutions and their potential to address development issues such as improving livelihoods, health and education outcomes, living quality standards and community safety and security. They will then discuss the necessary conditions for maturing the ecosystems that support their use in a sustainable way addressing such issues as accessibility, affordability, cost recovery, scale and regulation. Finally they will look at the ability of the development community to influence the evolution of those ecosystems in the present development context.

Moderators
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Cherian Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, World Vision India
National Director and CEO of World Vision India since August 2015, Cherian Thomas has over 30 years’ experience in industry, banking, financial services and development. His work has spanned various functional areas such as project development and advisory services, project and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Partha P Chakrabarti

Dr. Partha P Chakrabarti

Director and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Dr. Partha Pratim Chakrabarti is an Indian computer scientist, a distinguished professor and currently the director of IIT Kharagpur. He has made pioneering research contributions and has solved a number of open problems. His work has been incorporated in standard text books as well... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kyriacos Koupparis

Dr. Kyriacos Koupparis

Regional Science, Technology and Innovation Advisor, Asia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Dr. Kyriacos Koupparis focuses on building and strengthening networks that promote the integration of science, technology and innovation into development programs in order to accelerate social impact around the world. He currently serves as USAID’s regional innovation expert and... Read More →
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Prashant Shukla

National Technology Officer, India, Microsoft
Prashant Shukla’s career over the last 24 years spans successful leadership roles in marketing, sales, product management and software development in the US and India. Currently, Prashant is working as National Technology Officer for Microsoft India. In this role, he successfully... Read More →



Thursday May 18, 2017 09:00 - 09:40
Hall 3

Attendees (190)