Dr. Madanmohan Rao is an infotech consultant and writer based in Bangalore, India. He is the editor of two book series: “The Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook” and “The Knowledge Management Chronicles.” He is also editor-at-large of DestinationKM.com and contributor to the Poynter Institute blog on new media trends. Madan was on the international editorial board of the recently published book, “Transforming e-Knowledge.” He currently serves on the international board of directors of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (www.cpsr.org).
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. He is currently the director of the InfoComm Observatory at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.
Madan is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, and has given talks and lectures on Internet-related issues in about 50 countries including the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, Italy, Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Finland, Tunisia, Oman, Vietnam, Laos, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Australia.
Madan has spoken at the Internet World series of conferences (hosted by Penton Media) in over a dozen countries, the Asian Business Forum (Content Summit, Singapore; March 2001), PDVSA 4th Annual KM Summit (Caracas, 2002), Asian Media and Information Communication Centre's annual summits (Chennai, 1999; Singapore, 2000; Manila 2001), INET (annual summits of the global Internet Society: Sa