Past Event

Winner of ASEI Lifetime Achievemnt Award in 2016, Dr Sam Pitroda will be in conversation with ASEI President Piyush Malik during this session. Don't miss it !

On ASEI Youtube Channel


Dr Sam Pitroda is an internationally respected telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker.


Credited with having laid the foundation for India’s telecommunications and technology revolution of the 1980s, Mr. Pitroda has been a leading campaigner to help bridge the global digital divide. During his tenure as Advisor to Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Mr. Pitroda led six Technology Missions related to telecommunications, water, literacy, immunization, dairy production, and oil seeds. He was also the founder and first Chairman of India’s Telecom Commission. In these plural roles, Mr. Pitroda helped revolutionize India's development philosophies and policies with a focus on access to technology as the key to social change.