Economist Innovation Award Winners

Here . Among them: Sam Pitroda for Business-process innovation. “Business-process innovation: Sam Pitroda, chief executive of WorldTel, for pioneering India’s communications revolution. In 1987 Mr Pitroda was asked by Rajiv Gandhi, the Indian prime minister, to help democratise access to telecommunications. His response was to deploy instantly recognisable yellow telephone kiosks in every town and village. This helped to release India’s telecoms industry from state control and opened it up to private firms, paving the way for a technology boom. He now promotes similar policies in other countries.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.