I’m here at the C2 Montreal 2016 conference, the most creative and mind altering conference I’ve ever attended. And I’ve attended the big one with a three letter acronym. In this third stage of my career, I’m looking for big challenges and the one Rangu Salgame is focused on is a big one. Connecting the next 3 billion to the internet.
It is very difficult to communicate how dramatically this will impact the lives of those 3 billion people who are currently unable to connect to the internet. It is going to change absolutely everything from healthcare to education to their livelihood.
But I think it is even bigger than that. It will bring the world closer together and make everyone’s lives dramatically better. It will both improve the world AND create business opportunities for everyone that helps make this happen and of course, those new Internet users.
We touched on the major impacts this will have on people’s livelihoods, funding women’s initiatives and ultimately the incredible innovation this will lead to as we add 3 billion people that could become global entrepreneurs and innovators – they already have the lead in terms of mobile commerce due to the lack of banks, credit cards and other technologies we take for granted, I can only imagine what the next 3 billion will come up with.
Rangu Salgame, as Growth Ventures and Service Provider Group at Tata Communications is extremely well positioned to make this happen together with a large set of partners. He has had a stellar career and yet is extremely humble and determined to make this happen.
I came out of this discussion really pumped. I hope you enjoy it.