Tuesday, March 14
10:15 to 11:15
Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5

This fireside chat will unveil how various entrepreneurship ecosystems are enabling startups to scale via the development of big data commons projects. Countries like Estonia, India and the United States are building big data projects with Application Program Interface (API) features that allow startups to plug in on a massive scale. The conversation will feature Arvind Gupta, the mastermind behind Prime Minister Modi's #DigitalIndia program which made it an imperative that the benefits of the digital age also percolate to a very critical aspect of human welfare, including health and education. In addition, Shivani Shiroya will share with the GEC audience her experience creating an alternative scoring model to scale bottom-of-the-pyramid in Africa and Philippines, while Kanyi Maqubela will provide the perspective on the topic from the venture capital industry.


Lesa Mitchell

United States

Speaker Bios: 
Arvind Gupta
DigitalIndia Foundation, IdeasWall Incubator


Shivani Siroya

United States