Carleton Presents Launch of Apps for Billions Hackathon

Carleton will announce the details of the Apps for Billions hackathon on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Over the next three years, more than five billion people in the world will own a smart phone or tablet. In many emerging countries, access to mobile Internet translates to better opportunities for education, entrepreneurship, and financial and healthcare services.

Attendees are welcome to interact with the technology and business community in Ottawa and discuss developing global solutions and how to become more involved.

The announcement will feature guest speaker Suneet Tuli, CEO of Datawind, creators of the Aakash, the world’s lowest -cost tablet. Tuli will share his game-changing plans to revolutionize education, empower the masses and provide economic opportunity to billions around the world.

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Fenn Lounge (Residence Commons), Carleton University

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About Suneet Singh Tuli

Tuli is the founder and CEO of DataWind Ltd., and is responsible for its overall vision, strategy and execution. He has 23 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, having previously launched two successful companies that conducted initial public offerings (IPOs) on the NASDAQ stock market. At DataWind and previous ventures, patented technologies were created to develop scanning, printing and imaging products that set world records in both price and performance. The innovative products and technologies created through these ventures have received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition by the Guinness Book of Records.

Most recently, DataWind’s Aakash/UbiSlate tablets have received worldwide attention, as the company executes a vision to empower the next three billion people with computing and Internet access. In 2012, DataWind’s Aakash2 tablet computer was launched at the United Nations by Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon.

Tuli was recognized by Forbes magazine in its 2012 Impact 15 list as a classroom revolutionary, using innovative technologies to reinvent education globally. He was recognized as the 2012 entrepreneur of the year at the World Sikh Awards.

DataWind has been recognized as the U.K.’s Most Innovative Mobile Company for 2012 by U.K. Trade & Investment and also received the Technology Achievement Award by the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Tuli graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in applied science in engineering from the University of Toronto.

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Steven Reid
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Carleton University
613-520-2600 ext. 8718

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