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Research Advisor Asian Media Information Centre
Dr Madanmohan Rao, a consultant and author from Bangalore, is research advisor at the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC). He is the editor of five book series: “The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook”, “The Knowledge Management Chronicles,” “AfricaDotEdu,” “World of Proverbs,” and “The Global Citizen.” He is the research director of Mobile Monday, a global network of mobile and wireless communication professionals, and co-founder of the Bangalore K-Community, a network of knowledge management professionals. Madan is the founder of the Indian Proverbs Project, Asia editor for M2M Insights, and world music & jazz editor at Jazzuality and World Music Central.
Madan was formerly the communications director at the United Nations Inter Press Service bureau in New York, and vice president at IndiaWorld Communications in Bombay. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with an M.S. in computer science and a Ph.D. in communications.
Madan is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, and has given talks and lectures in over 75 countries around the world. He also participates in consultations at UNESCO, IDRC, and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) foundation. Madan was on the nominating committee of ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which designs and manages the infrastructure of the global Internet, and was on the board of directors of CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility).
He is on the board of editors of the journal “Electronic Markets” and the Journal of Community Informatics, and was on the board of the journal Convergence. Madan was also on the international editorial board of the recently published book, “Transforming e-Knowledge.” Madan is adjunct faculty at the International School of Information Management, and conference chair for Digital Africa and KM Asia.