Tech Advocacy Firm ITI Hires Kumar Deep As Country Manager

Global technology industry trade group ITI (Information Technology Industry Council) Wednesday announced that it has appointed Kumar Deep as its Country Manager for India. Based in New Delhi he will lead the global technology trade association’s engagement in the country.

Deep’s work will focus on expanding ITI’s engagement with the Indian government and strengthening relationships with other technology and business groups in the region, the company said in a statement.

“We’re thrilled to have Kumar join our team and strengthen our voice and impact in this critical region,” said Jason Oxman, ITI’s President and CEO. “His background positions him to be an effective and thoughtful advocate for policies that support innovation and economic growth at a consequential time for our industry. The technology industry is global, and ITI has operations on four continents to advance our member companies’ policy and business interests around the world. We look forward to advancing our perspective in the policy debates around technology and acting as a bridge between the United States, Asia, and Europe, among other regions.”

Deep has nearly two decades of experience across the media and corporate sectors, where he’s been a leading voice in telecommunications and technology. Deep has worked with government officials across India, think tanks, and the business community on key policy issues regarding emerging technologies. Deep most recently worked for one of the largest telecom companies in the world, Vodafone Idea Limited. Prior to Vodafone, Deep was a journalist with over a decade of policy reporting experience. He anchored leading news channels, such as Bloomberg TV, Aaj Tak, and Zee News, covering unfolding political and economic events. He is a graduate of St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and has a post-graduate degree in journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communications, New Delhi.

ITI is a global technology industry policy and advocacy firm and was founded in Chicago in 1916. It advocates for public policies that advance innovation, open markets, and enable the transformational economic, societal, and commercial opportunities that the technology companies are creating. Its members represent the entire spectrum of technology: from internet companies, to hardware and networking equipment manufacturers, to software developers.

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