Technology in the Times of Revolution

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by Raj Desai on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Section
Geekery (Science, Tech and Life Hacks)

Session type
Lightning Talk

Technical level
Intermediate

Objective

To inform people about the way in which movements and revolutions in today's world are changing and how technology is having a big impact on the social space.

Description

Over the past few years, Technology has played a major role in activating movements and helping bring about change. Right from Anonymous to Wikileaks to the Arab Spring, technology had been a great facilitator for movements across the world. The session aims at informing people about these movements and discuss how we could effectively utilize technology to facilitate and spread movements.

Speaker bio

A pursuant Chartered Accountant with over 4 years of experience in the Technology industry. Previously worked with DirectI Internet Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a $ 450+ Million enterprise based in web products as Product Manager. Also successfully started a Merchandising company - Calisto Creatives. Also the co founder of ThinkScream Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. (http://thinkscream.com) - a technology start up based out of Mumbai. He is also associated with institutions such as Blue Ribbon Movement, TeachForIndia, AskHow india & many others. He is also the curator and organiser of MathsJam's (http://mathsjam.com) Bombay edition. Also worked actively with Occupy Mumbai. Invited to be a part of various events such as South Asian Youth Conference, Global Youths Meet organised by UNESCO, Vibrant Gujarat and others. Was previously the General Secratary of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and Chairperson of umang, its inter collegiate festival.