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Anil Raj: Bringing power to millions

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Though seemingly ubiquitous, reliable electricity remains a distant dream for too many people around the world. Simply linking to the existing grid can be cost prohibitive. In this talk, Anil Raj proposes an alternative: micropower plants, small-scale renewable energy connected to a minigrid.

Anil is a veteran of the telecom industry with roots tracing back to the earliest days of the mobile industry. As CEO of Hutchison, Anil started up India’s first mobile network. He started his career at Ericsson, where he held a number of senior management positions in Sweden and Asia Pacific. He established the company as a market leader in Indonesia and India. He also headed Ericsson’s Smartphone business and was responsible for launching the world’s first smartphone, as well as the very first camera phone and music phone. While at Ericsson, Anil spearheaded the merger of Sony’s and Ericsson’s handset businesses into Sony Ericsson and went on to forge the Symbian initiative where he also served as Chairman.

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