Center for Global Development names UIDAI Chairman featured speaker for Sabot lecture

April 11, 2013 - 

The Center for Global Development (CGD) has announced this year’s featured speaker for its eighth-annual Richard H. Sabot Lecture: Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. The lecture is set to take place on April 22 at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

In his lecture, Nilekani will focus on his experience with Aadhaar, its progress, and also steaps for the coming years. Prior to his position as Chairman of the UIDAI, Nilekani co-founded and served as CEO of Infosys, an Indian multinational provider of business consulting, technology, engineering and outsourcing services. In 2010, Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in both 2006 and 2009. In 2006, he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian honors, the Padma Bhushan and was also named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. http://www.forbes.com/forbesasia/

The Richard H. Sabot annual lecture honors the life and work of Richard “Dick” Sabot, a founding member of CGD’s board of directors. Nancy Birdsall, president of CGD, will host and serve as moderator for a discussion following the lecture.

The Lecture, Technology to Leapfrog Development: The Aadhaar Experience takes place on Monday, April 22, 2013, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC.

Registration for this lecture is free, although there are only a limited number of seats available. More information, including registration can be found on the Center for Global Development’s website.

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