Taking India's telecommunications and technology sector by storm for over 50 years now, Mr. Pitroda is a globally recognised telecom inventor, entrepreneur, development thinker, and policy maker. He has truly revolutionized India's development philosophies and policies with a focus on technology and social change. He has been instrumental in reforming public broadcasting, railways, e-governance, and other developmental activities. His work has empowered various developing countries with the use of mobile technology. He holds around 20 honorary PhD's, close to 100 worldwide patents, and numerous papers and books.