Expert Views
Osama Manzar | Founder & Director: Digital Empowerment Foundation | Curator: mBillionth Award
The huge Indian mass base needs to be served holistically with mobile support services. I strongly feel private players can play a meaningful role to reach out to the population.
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Mouli Raman | Managing Director, OnMobile Global Ltd.
Although India is poised for rapid economic growth, the country still falls behind in key development indicators such as basic health and education facilities. It is vital to put in place a favorable policy framework and infrastructure for these services to grow and reach all the corners of the country.
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Rajnesh Singh | Regional Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau at the, Internet Society
The second dimension – and the one that concerns me more – is whether I will still be able to communicate as openly as I do today. Will I still be able to connect the device of my choice to the network of my choice?
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Laura Turkington | country director – India Vodafone Foundation
Along with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, we, at Vodafone recognise the vital role mobile plays in development worldwide. We are committed to empowering people in emerging markets to create new opportunities and improve livelihoods.
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Jonathan Bill | SVP Business Development And Innovation at Vodafone India Limited
India will soon be the World’s second largest internet market in terms of users but has yet to find her feet in terms of an internet economy to match. However, green shoots are emerging and will continue to do so.
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Milind Pathak | heads the SAARC business and the Mobile Content Solutions business unit at Comviva
In predominantly rural, low-income, price-sensitive markets, across industry verticals, successful services delivery models have essentially relied on scale to compensate for low margins per unit.
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Rajen Varada | Founder, Technology for the people
Direct marketing will evolve to individual marketing as companies will start profiling mobile users as they start using their mobiles for online access and mobile purchases.
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Amitabh Singhal | currently sits on the Board of .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, based in Reston, Virginia.
After many months of speculations, during the application process, June 13th, finally revealed that a total number of 1930 new generic top level domain names had been applied for.
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Anisha Singh | Founder and CEO of
The penetration of mobile phones is complete and wide spread across social strata, religions, faiths and genders. Initially, possessing a mobile handset was considered to be a status symbol, a mobile phone was as much a reason to celebrate as a new car.
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Amir Ullah Khan | Deputy Director, Strategy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The ATM could almost completely replace the bank, the late twentieth century onwards, as broadband connectivity made banking a roundthe- clock activity.
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Madanmohan Rao | research projects director of Mobile-Monday
The proliferation of mobile devices can also spark new forms of “cultural reclamation” as more and more people become equipped and motivated to chronicle and influence events. Mobile phones are useful tools for social change agents and activists during the phases of research, engagement and participation.
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