Wiring India: Asia's Urban Adventure with Sabeer Bhatia.
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Sabeer Bhatia guided Hotmail's rapid rise to industry leadership and its eventual acquisition by Microsoft in 1998. A pioneer in web-based e-mail, he now heads Arzoo.com and in 2000 was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum, seconded by TIME in 2002. His recent visionary project is the creation of the first wired city in India, called Nano City, in the state of Haryana designed from the ground up with modern infrastructure. Come see the future!
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher, Ph.D., a Kiriyama Distinguished Fellow at the USF Center for the Pacific Rim, will moderate- USF Center for the Pacific Rim
Sabeer Bhatia is an entrepreneur and founder of NanoCity and sits on the board of directors of several companies as well as advises start-ups. With NanoCity, he hopes to replicate the vibrance and eco-system of innovation found in the Silicon Valley.
Bhatia was born in India in 1968. Two years into his undergraduate education at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, he transferred to Caltech. He later received his master's degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, then went on to work at Apple and Fire Power Systems before co-founding Hotmail.
Among his many honors, TIME named him one of the "People to Watch" in International Business in 2002, and he was given the "TR100" award, presented by MIT to 100 young innovators expected to have the greatest impact on technology.
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher
Patrick Lloyd Hatcher is a professor at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim and formerly a Kiriyama Fellow, Center for the Pacific Rim for Spring 2001.
A military historian by profession, Hatcher taught in both the history and political science departments at the University of California at Berkeley prior to his retirement. One of Cal's most sought after guest speakers, he was honored with the MacArthur Award from the Institute of International Studies at Cal in 1987 and was the recipient of the UC Berkeley Instructor of the Year Award in 1988.
Patrick Hatcher received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to embarking on an academic career, he had risen to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. From 1996 to 1999 Hatcher served as a judge for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize and in 1999 he chaired the panel of nonfiction judges. He has taught at other Bay Area institutions, including St. Mary’s College, UC Davis, and Golden Gate University.