Prasanto K. Roy is a public policy, technology and media professional. His focus areas include public policy and advocacy in technology, fintech and new energy. He was earlier Vice President at NASSCOM, India’s apex IT services trade association, heading its domestic market and internet and ecommerce council activities. He has worked closely with industry and government on policy, market development and growth, and other issues.
Prasanto was a technology editor for two decades, and president and chief editor at CyberMedia, India’s largest technology publishers, for over ten years. He has written for BBC, India Today, Al-Jazeera, Hindustan Times, and Indian newspapers; and has appeared as a tech expert on shows for BBC, NDTV other TV and radio programs. He has been a member of juries for NDTV, Economic Times, Times of India, Network18, CyberMedia, NASSCOM, DEF, and others.
Prasanto is a frequent speaker on technology, digital policy, and green issues. His house in New Delhi was India’s first certified green home, rated a five-star by TERI, and was a pilot project for TERI’s SVAGRIHA program. He is active in causes related to access devices for education, among other charitable causes. Prasanto has a bachelor’s degree in physics from Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College.
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