Technology, Environment & Society synergy

It is often made out as if technology is at cross purposes with societal needs and environmental sustenance.

It is true that with the effect of global warming perceptibly visible many of us tend to think so.

However, creative thinking would lead to technologies that can help bring harmony to society and lead to no degradation of environment.

Using IT industry R & D examples and recent product developments in India and abroad (Simputer from PicoPeta, $ 20 mobile phone handset prototype from Infineon, thin clients from VXL, PCO revolution pioneered by Sam Pitroda, Rs 10,000 PC, Energy Star compliance, multi-core microprocessors..) I tried to make the case that there are many success stories in keeping the societal and environmental balance in developing technology!

(Talk given at CII Quality Summit (Nov 10-12, Bangalore) on “New ways of winning”)

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