Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions - Delhi, India, September 15, 2016

IEEE hosted Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions – Delhi on 15 September 2016 to provide a platform for a deeper dive into challenges, barriers, and opportunities to hasten efforts to connect the unconnected to the internet within the local South Asian context and perspective.

The event included government officials and leaders from development banks, industry, the technical community, NGOs/CSOs, and others in a day of collaborative development across industry sectors, technology domains and disciplines, generations, and cultures. Interactive discussions and working sessions focused on finding sustainable solutions and models for digital inclusion as framed by “Digital India,” a flagship program of the Indian government premised on the vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge-based economy.

Read more about the event at:

Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions - Delhi, India, September 15, ...

Parry Aftab of Cybersafety India at Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, Delhi, 2016

Luncheon speaker Parry Aftab, Founder Cybersafety India, introduces her work in the field including how she became one of the first five cyber lawyers in the world. Aftab currently holds position on several cyber security advisory boards for well-known companies such as Facebook, Instagram, MTV, Sesame Street and more. Sharing her career story, Aftab stresses the importance of cybersecurity in today’s technical landscape importance of cybercrime prevention.  Learn more about her initiative in India at


World Cafe Session at Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, Delhi, 2016

Facilitator Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE introduces the World Café session, where all participants collectively explore opportunities for closing the gaps in internet connectivity access, adoption, and use. Through a series of questions and dynamic interaction, participants will discuss what is working well, where are there gaps, and what are the barriers or constraints—and opportunities—for accelerating and completing the rollout of internet access for social and economic impact in India.


Concluding Remarks at Internet Inclusion: Advancing Solutions, Delhi, 2016

IIAS Facilitator and Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs at IEEE Karen McCabe, followed by Deepak Maheshwari, the IIAS India Program Chair and Director of Government Affairs in India and ASEAN at Symantec, conclude the September 15th event along with their gratitude to all those in participation. Read more about this event on the IEEE Internet Initiative Newsroom Page at: