Ramesh Srinivasan Keynote Speaker

  • Engages with businesses, associations and government agencies to develop ethical technology solutions to support innovation and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Thought leader and best selling author of 'Beyond the Valley: How Innovators Around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow'
  • Professor at UCLA - Adviser to legislators on technology and innovation policy

Ramesh Srinivasan's Biography

Ramesh Srinivasan speaks about the intersection of technology, innovation, politics, business, and society.  He is a leading voice pointing the way toward a digital world that supports democracy, economic security and business interests. He blends his skills as a leading academic, author, engineer, social scientist, storyteller, policy adviser, and thought leader to shine a light on how technology and innovation, from all quarters and countries, will make a balanced world possible, for all.   His mission is to help repair the disconnect between designers and users, producers and consumers, and tech elites and the rest of us: toward a more democratic internet.

He has been a faculty member at UCLA since 2005 in the Information Studies and Design|Media Arts departments. He is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab which offers a unique, people-focused analysis of new technologies working across every continent and dozens of countries across the world. This lab examines the means by which new media technologies impact businesses, economics, cultures, politics, labor, and the environment through collaborations with global partners. He explores the future of algorithms, AI, automation, and cryptocurrencies with these themes in mind. He holds degrees from Stanford (B.Sc in Engineering), the MIT Media Laboratory (MSc), and Harvard (PhD)

Ramesh is the author of three books: “Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World” (2019 – NYU Press) and “After the Internet” with Adam Fish.

His most recent book outlines how the future of the internet still hasn’t been written. In ‘Beyond the Valley’, Ramesh argues that Tech can be fairer and more democratic, while still serving business interests. If we look beyond the confines of a small slice of Northwest USA, we’ll find people from all over the world creating a new narrative by using ingenious ways to leverage limited resources to join the digital space and how they are reinventing technology to suit their situations.  In the research for this book, Ramesh explored technology’s impact across nearly 70 countries – economically, politically, socially.   ‘Beyond the Valley’ was named a top ten 2019 book in Tech by Forbes.

Ramesh appears frequently on NPR, The Young Turks, MSNBC, BBC, CNN and other major media networks. His articles and interviews have been published by the Washington Post, Wired, The Economist, Quartz, Financial Times, CNN, Forbes, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, among others.

In 2024, Ramesh launched a Podcast series called ‘Utopias’ in which he talks with well known individuals interested in a future that is more equal and just.

Ramesh was cited in an opinion piece by Thomas Friedman in the New York Times.  Mr. Friedman reiterated Ramesh’s suggestion that America urgently needs to enact a digital bill of rights that “sets the right balance between free speech and algorithms that make hate speech and blatantly false information from unreputable sources go viral.

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Ramesh Srinivasan's Speaking Topics

  • - ChatGPT and the growing reach of AI and metaverse systems - risks, opportunities and implications for business leaders and other key stakeholders

  • - AI/automation & The Future of Business

  • - The Metaverse and Impacts on Global Businesses

  • - Artificial Intelligence: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Ethics

  • - Regulatory Issues, Technology Policy and Forecasting

  • -Technology and Ethics

  • - The Future of Work - it has come earlier than we thought

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Videos of Ramesh Srinivasan

Regenerative Digital Economies and Societies (Ramesh Srinivasan) | DLD 23
Regenerative Digital Economies and Societies (Ramesh Srinivasan) | DLD 23
Misk Global Forum 2022: Living in the Future with Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan
Misk Global Forum 2022: Living in the Future with Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan
Beyond the Valley (Ramesh Srinivasan) | DLD Munich 20
Beyond the Valley (Ramesh Srinivasan) | DLD Munich 20
"Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology [...]" | Talks at Google
A Digital Future that Respects Equality, Democracy and Diversity at USI
A Digital Future that Respects Equality, Democracy and Diversity at USI
Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump
Is Big Tech Too Powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan Debate Twitter & Facebook Banning Trump

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Books by Ramesh Srinivasan

Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow
Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow
Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World
Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World

Comments & Testimonials

"Your presentation, discussion, and presence was absolutely outstanding! I received compliment after compliment both during the event and after. The icing on the cake was you joining us for dinner and spending time with our clients and colleagues. It meant so much to me that you were truly engaged with our group, as opposed to only presenting and running"
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"Ramesh, you helped bring a sweeping view of the internet and democracy and helped us zoom out to understand the broader picture of what’s at stake in our democracy when social media gets it wrong "
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