On June 14 2020, my article in the NRC (Dutch newspaper) critiqued Rutger Bregman, the historian and author celebrity on his “new” story in The Guardian ‘The real lord of the Flies’ that got much attention in these recent weeks and has resulted in a movie deal. What really provoked me to write this article … Continue reading Twitter war with Rutger Bregman
Webinar overload Looks like I have over-committed to my speaking gigs in June. As my travel like everyone else has been restricted, the fervor to be connected has dramatically increased across the world to share our ideas and visions on the redesign of systems in light of COVID. This global solidarity has compelled me to … Continue reading Speaking engagements in June
Feminist Labour Collectives website has just been launched -check it out! FemLab.Co It is a project funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) that builds on an understanding of communicative ecologies of women in specific sites of informal labour to explore how digital platforms can be leveraged by them to share grievances and communicate … Continue reading Launch of Feminist Labour Collectives Initiative
I was invited to speak at a webinar on “The digital economy in Asia: feminist perspectives” organized by the Women and future of work working group of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Asia, in cooperation with WIDE+ on 22nd April. This webinar provided an interesting and much-needed discussion on how feminism in the Fourth Industrial Revolution … Continue reading Webinar talk: Feminist perspective on the Future of Work
With the cascading cancellations and postponement of talks due to COVID, some organizations are rising to the challenge and leveraging on webinars to continue the conversation. I took part in a webinar panel discussion organized by DesignUP to discuss the future of design, remote working, re-skilling, ethics and responsible design by delving deeper into their … Continue reading The COVID effect: Webinars, Virtual keynotes…
Got fantastic news that my ‘Next Billion Users‘ book by Harvard Press has won the PROSE Award under the Business, Management, Finance category. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) unveiled their Subject Category Winners for the 2020 PROSE Awards honoring the best scholarly works published in 2019. These winners were selected by a panel of … Continue reading My Next Billion Users book wins the 2019 PROSE Award: Business Category
Had a fascinating experience at the IT Strategy Days Summit that was held on the 12-14 February at the Grand Elysse in Hamburg. Some of the most influential IT and business CEOs, CIOs, and other experts and policy makers from Germany came together to tackle key formidable challenges in their business. You had CEOs/CIOs from Lufthansa, SAP, … Continue reading Keynote at the ITStrategy Hamburg Summit
What a way to begin 2020 – full of spice and color and drama! Basically it felt like a year of celebration was starting. I embarked on my book tour in Pune for the India Science Fest which drew a crowd of about 15,000 people! And what a demographic – from kids with their parents to engineering … Continue reading Kick off for 2020 with the India book tour
At the Techfestival in Copenhagen, I got to chat with Severin Matusek of the Co-Matter Podcast on why Pornhub continues to be a powerful hook for people in the global south to adopt the internet and get hooked on it, when does culture actually matter in the scaling of tech and more.
I was invited to give a keynote for the members of the Privacy and Identity Lab, an interesting group of privacy scholars at the Kings Ballroom in the Hague. What was particularly fascinating about this group was their cross disciplinary backgrounds as they delved into a spectrum of issues from accountability issues in smart city planning to healthcare data … Continue reading Keynote for the Privacy and Identity Conference
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