Suneet Singh Tuli
Title: Frugal innovation to create technology for the next 3 billion
Date: March 19, 2013, 5-6 p.m. in SF1105
Abstract: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched DataWind’s tablet computer on November 28th. Forbes magazine refers to it as ‘World changing indeed’. Two-thirds of the world doesn’t have access to computers and the internet. DataWind’s CEO will present his company’s approach to Frugal Innovation allowing the next three billion people access to the internet.
Bio: Suneet Singh Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., responsible for its overall vision, strategy and execution. He has 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched two successful companies that conducted Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) on the NASDAQ stock market. At DataWind and previous ventures, patented technologies were created to develop scanning, printing and imaging products that set world records in both price and performance. The innovative products and technologies created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition by the Guinness Book of Records.
Most recently, DataWind’s Aakash/UbiSlate tablets have received worldwide attention, as the Company executes a vision to empower the next 3 billion people with computing and internet access. On November 28th, 2012, DataWind’s Aakash2 tablet computer was launched at the United Nations by the Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon.
Suneet has been recognized by Forbes magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a “classroom revolutionary” using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally. He has also been recognized as the entrepreneur of the year for 2012 at the World Sikh Awards.
Suneet regularly speaks about social innovation at various forums internationally. He has been a keynote speaker at TiEcon Southwest 2012, at the Indo-US Chamber’s annual conference and at the Darpan awards. In addition to speaking at numerous universities, Suneet has also spoken at the Internet Freedom Conference in Stockholm, the Beyond Access conference in Washington D.C. and the Digital World conference in Dhaka.
Suneet graduated in 1990 with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of Toronto