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Director & Co-Founder of the Jhumki Basu Foundation; Co-Founder & CEO of NetHope

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Dipak Basu has spent much of his life employing technology in humanitarian missions worldwide.In 2001 Dipak founded and served for three years as Executive Director of NetHope, a consortium of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative technology solutions for humanitarian operations in poor, disaster-affected and war-torn regions. He currently leads strategic programs at NetHope.In 2006 Dipak set up the Anudip Foundation, a nonprofit with offices in USA and India. Anudip’s mission is to improve the livelihood of the rural poor by creating entrepreneurial and employment opportunities through training in information technology.From 1995 to 2006, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems, the foremost Internet equipment manufacturing company. His last position at Cisco was Director, Global Center of Expertise. Dipak is considered a pioneer in Voice over IP and Metro Ethernet technologies.During the 1980s, Dipak founded and served as CEO of network consulting firm, Informatica, and as Vice President at CMC Ltd. While at CMC, he set up INDONET, India’s first public computer network. As a consultant, he was instrumental in creation of telecom networks for India’s steel, energy and banking sectors.Dipak began his career as R&D Engineer at Tata Electric Companies in Mumbai. Later, he was associated with Verizon in the US in telecom hardware design and system engineering.Following the untimely death of their beloved and talented daughter in 2008, Radha and Dipak Basu set up the Jhumki Basu Foundation that continues her work in developing excellent STEM teachers for urban minority school districts of America.Dipak holds a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur and a MSEE from the University of Southern California. He has been a guest lecturer in computer networks at IIT Delhi. He has secured the prestigious Tech Laureate award for IT in Humanity for NetHope in 2004, and received the President’s Award from Save the Children. Dipak is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Dipak Basu and other top speakers and celebrities.

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