DigI in Munich, Digital inclusion at IGF2018 Paris, updates

DigI partner meeting, Munich A month ago, we had a team project  “Internet lite for all” and DigI partner meeting in Munich with participants from 10 countries, and at the Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum. This was my first time in Munich city, though short, it was very productive and inspiring.  Our team met in …

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Blockchain and cryptocurrencies– buzzwords or pioneering technology?

In 2008, Bitcoin was introduced to the world, and still, it is not quiet clear to the lay audience of internet users. In 2010, I had a chance to get Bitcoins for my birthday from my geeky, open source expert friend. I refused them over the traditional paper notebook, as I …

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“5G Network Slicing for Digital Inclusion” at IEEE COMSNETS 2018

Colleagues and I wrote a paper “5G Network Slicing for Digital Inclusion” the 10th IEEE COMSNETS – International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS, this January in Bengaluru, India. We focused on the societal challenges related to Digital Inclusion. Paper revisits the 5G mobile communication objectives, and adds the demand for 5G …

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Lessons from the Internet Governance Forum, Geneva #IGF2017

Last week, we had an opportunity to participate and discuss with other internet creators and practitioners in Geneva, at the Internet Governance Forum. Since there were numerous parallel tracks, I followed and participated in those tracks related to access, digital inclusion, policy, and privacy. I tweeted live from the event …

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I’ve been illustrated!

I am so excited – the conceptual artist and illustrator from Belgium, Nima Nilian, approached to me the other day and showed me the illustration/cartoon he made of me geeking out/working on my computer, and asked for permission to publish it online. I can’t get over how multi-talented this artist is and …

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