Blogs by "Venkatesh Hariharan"
Venkatesh Hariharan
Venkatesh Hariharan

To create and execute strategies that grow the Internet user base in India and enable business and e-commerce on the Internet; to work on government and regulatory issues to enable a free and open Internet. My role is to work with industry, academia and government to create the ecosystem to achieve the above goals.

  • A Leapfrog moment for Indian Banking

    December 28, 2016

    At iSPIRT, our belief is that banking will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50 years. For a variety of reasons, the changes happening in India will follow… MORE >>

  • Lipstick on a pig

    May 03, 2016

    It’s to the credit of policymakers that they have steadfastly refused to kiss this pig called ‘software patents’, despite it being dressed up in the lipstick of ‘innovation’. Lipstick on a pig” is a popular… MORE >>

  • Software Patents FAQs for Indian Startups

    November 23, 2015

    A couple of months ago, you might have noticed press reports where iSPIRT took a strong stance against software patents in India. The global experience with software patents has been that it leads to increased… MORE >>

  • Open Innovation, entrepreneurship, and our digital future

    August 06, 2015

    Open Innovation has lead to the creation of priceless resources like Wikipedia, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) that form the foundations of our digital society. The freedoms enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of… MORE >>

  • Software Patents: Evil, Necessary or an Evil Necessity? iSPIRT OEQ Hangout

    April 21, 2015

    iSPIRT organized a OEQ(Open Ecosystem Hangout) on 20th April, 2015, to understand the role of software patents within the software ecosystem.Software patents are a much debated subject in the technology world today. In some jurisdictions… MORE >>

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