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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Dipak Basu

Anudip Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
India
Dipak Basu is the Founder of the Anudip Foundation, a non-profit company dedicated to improving livelihoods of poor and marginalized people through skill development in information technology and entrepreneurship. He currently serves as Anudip’s Chairman and CEO. Previously, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems from 1995 to 2006, where his last position was Director, Global Center of Expertise. Prior to Cisco, he served as a consultant to the Government of India, building communications solutions for the country’s steel, energy, banking, and hospitality sectors.

In 2001, Dipak founded and served for four years as Executive Director of NetHope, a technology alliance of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative high-tech solutions to the world’s impoverished, disaster-affected and war-torn regions. NetHope has grown to include CIOs, CTOs, and IT Heads of 40+ international NGOs. He also served on the Board of Directors and led the Education track of WHEELS, the nonprofit arm of the Pan-IIT association.

Dipak received the Tech Laureate award for IT in Humanity and the President’s Award from Save the Children. He is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow, and Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.