Shyam Krishnakumar is a technology policy consultant and researcher whose work engages with emerging technology in the Indian context.  He  is a consultant to Rashtram and has worked with key Indian think-tanks and consults on technology policy for corporates and non-profits.  He is associated with the Center for Study of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University where he works on key regulatory issues that arise from algorithmic decision-making. Shyam runs the InTech Dispatch, a fortnightly mailer on emerging tech, society, culture and us ( ).

Prior to this, he briefly worked with SAP R&D Labs, before co-founding Eduseva Technologies- an ed-tech venture to provide a world-class education at the grassroots. Shyam is a Computer Science graduate and holds a Masters in Political Science with a specialisation in International Studies from JNU.  He regularly writes for The BBC, The New Indian Express, Huffington Post, DNA, etc.

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Shyam Krishnakumar

Shyam Krishnakumar

Research Associate | VIF