Dr Shashi Buluswar
CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT)
Shashi Buluswar is the CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT). ITT aims to bring to life, breakthrough technological solutions for addressing global poverty and related social ills through advanced research, user-centric product engineering, innovative business models, and a global network of partnerships. ITT works on range of topics including water security, energy, and health. ITT recently released a groundbreaking study to identify the '50 most important technology breakthroughs required to combat global poverty'.
Prior to ITT, Shashi was a Partner at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a mission-driven strategy consulting firm which serves international NGOs, foundations, governments, social entrepreneurs, and the UN. Prior to joining Dalberg, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company and a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University. He holds a PhD from the University of Massachusetts in Robotics, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Beyond his professional interests, Shashi spent a decade competing on the Indian national rowing team, and made a critically acclaimed documentary film about the India-Pakistan conflict and 'cricket diplomacy'. He also teaches at the University of California at Berkeley. Shashi was born and raised in India.