Osama Manzar’s mission is eradicating information poverty from India and South Asia using digital tools. He has over 20 years experience in journalism, new media, and software enterprise. Osama founded Digital Empowerment Foundation to digitally empower the masses and has a footprint of 150 locations in more than 10 
countries. Manzar is a British Chevening Scholar and International Visitors Leadership Program Fellow of US State Department. He has co-authored more than 5 books including Internet Economy of India. He is on Committees with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Ministry of Information Technology. Member of the Board at Association of Progressive Communication and World Summit Award, Osama has travelled more than 2000 villages across 30 countries and specializes in advising digital models of village development.