Social Entrepreneurship and the Use of ICTD for Socio-economic Development
Mr. Kamran Elahian is a veteran entrepreneur with over twenty-nine years of experience in the high-tech industry. Kamran has co-founded ten high-tech companies, one venture capital firm and two non-profit organizations: Schools Online, a non-profit public charity organization with the goal to bring the Internet to disadvantaged schools in the world, and the Global Catalyst Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation.
Kamran is currently the Chairman of Centillium Communications, Planetweb, Actelis Networks, Global Catalyst Foundation and Relief International — Schools Online, and is on the board of Beceem Communications, Ikoa, Melodis and Yoomba.
Kamran received a BS in Computer Science, a BS in Mathematics and a Masters of Engineering degree in Computer Graphics from the University of Utah. In December 2006, he was awarded the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions to drive the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the fabless semiconductor industry.