The Human Touch

Digital India | Published on : 26-June-2018

Author: V. Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore The article is a follow-up to the last article on “How digitization can drive growth in India” and delves deeply into: (i) Lack of user-friendliness of e-government services which is creating a digital divide (ii) Evolution of a new set of tech intermediaries to solve the ...Read More

What Facebook Leakage Means

Digital India , Social Media | Published on : 09-April-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore The article discusses the basics of two-sided and multi-sided markets, the money and subsidy sides of digital platforms such as Facebook, and how these platforms monetize ad money by selling user information to third parties. Finally, it predicts what these digital platforms might do and ...Read More

Regulating New-age Tech Firms

Digital India , Telecom | Published on : 04-April-2018

Author: V Sridhar and TK Srikanth, Professors, IIIT Bangalore This articles highlights the history of regulation from the automobile industry to telecommunications in the US, extends the regulatory evolution for today's tech companies, indicates how these tech marketplaces are different from auto/telecom, and prescribes the way ...Read More

Aadhar Project Enters Critical Year, Worry Remains

Digital India , Aadhar | Published on : 29-January-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Prof. T.K. Srikanth, IIIT Bangalore The article refers to the recent upgrades that have been done to Aadhaar system including Virtual ID, UID Token and Limited KYC. It analyzes how this combination minimizes the serious privacy violations such as aggregation and secondary use and ...Read More

Data Analytics And Protection In The Mobile World

Digital India , Data Analytics , Mobile | Published on : 03-January-2018

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore This is a pre-event article for Mobile India 2018 which is scheduled to take place on January 5, 2018 (Friday) at the Chancery Pavillion, Residency Road, Bengaluru. Mobile India 2018 has some of the best in the field to discuss and provide a vision for data analytics, digital identification ...Read More

India Can Become A Global Leader In Telecom Solutions

Digital India , Telecom | Published on : 08-December-2017

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore, Chinnu Senthilkumar of Exfinity Ventures, and Kartik Raja of QoSBEE This article analyzes three areas of opportunities for the telecom sector in India including manufacturing, infrastructure services, and data management. It prescribes possible methods by which the telecom industry in ...Read More

Resolving Technology Issues to Reap the Benefits of Digital India

Digital India | Published on : 26-September-2017

Author: V Sridhar, Professor, IIIT Bangalore and Kala Seetharam Sridhar, Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore   The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of digital finance; its impact of digital finance on personal savings; the infrastructure improvement that is needed to address ...Read More


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