April 05 2017

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
07:30 pm - 08:30 pm


6th Floor LT-5 , Arfa Software Technology Park, 346B Ferozepur Road, Lahore.


Kentaro Toyama is a computer scientist and international development researcher, who works on the relationship of technology and global development. He is W. K. Kellogg Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

Toyama was founding assistant director of Microsoft Research India, a Bangalore-based computer science laboratory, where he established the Technology for Emerging Markets group which conducts interdisciplinary research in the field of “information and communication technologies for development” (ICT4D). He is also co-founder of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, a global platform for rigorous, academic, interdisciplinary research in ICT4D.