Spending US$1.7 billion on things like R&D and training and establishing a US$40 million seed fund are just a few of the things the networking giant is doing to cement its future in the country
New Tech for Old India
New Delhi-based Rajiv Rao examines how technological advances can bring improvements across India.
Rajiv is a journalist and filmmaker based out of New Delhi who is interested in how new technologies, innovation, and disruptive business forces are shaking things up in India. He was most recently a features editor at Business Standard newspaper, and started his career as a reporter with Fortune Magazine in New York in the '90s. He also has worked for UNICEF in southern Sudan. Rajiv is a graduate of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, New York, and also studied at Columbia's Graduate School of Film where he focused on Directing and Screenwriting.
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