Speaker Bio

Siddhartha Raja is Digital Development senior specialist at the World Bank Group. He manages policy dialogue and investment programs focused on digital development. He has assisted governments design and implement policies and programs that connect more people to information, markets, and public services. Siddhartha’s work has led to the expansion of broadband connectivity, to people developing their digital skills and working online, and to exponential improvements in international connectivity in countries across Europe and Asia. He has writes and has published regularly with the World Bank on telecommunications policy and digital work. Mr. Raja has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Bombay, a master’s degree in infrastructure policy studies from Stanford University, has studied media law and policy at the University of Oxford, and has a doctorate in telecommunications policy from the University of Illinois.

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