Ed Cutrell

Ed Cutrell manages the Technology for Emerging Markets group at Microsoft Research India. His is a cognitive psychologist with a background in cognitive neuroscience and has been working in the field of human-computer interaction for more than a decade.

Information and communication technology is deeply woven into the fabric of society and is integral to the way we do business, entertain ourselves, talk to each other, learn about the world, and even feed ourselves. With nearly five billion mobile phones worldwide, the reach of ICTs is increasingly global. However, even with this near ubiquity, the benefits of ICTs remain uneven -- access to the "world information society" does not immediately grant membership.