Hi Mani Pande,
Welcome to the Wikimedia family. Don't forget to attend
one of our Wikimeetups , when in India :)
On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 4:23 AM, Barry Newstead <bnewstead(a)wikimedia.org>wrote;wrote:
It is my pleasure to welcome Mani Pande to the
Mani joins as the Senior Research Analyst, Global Development. In this
role, Mani will work across the Global Development team and the organization
as a whole to design and lead research work that helps us make good
strategic decisions and evaluate the results of the work that we do (to make
even better decisions). In addition, Mani will help to design and deploy
metrics for key Global Development areas so that we can monitor our
performance against the strategic plan.
A native of New Delhi, Mani brings a global perspective to our work. Her
passion lies in understanding how consumers use technology to map
opportunity spaces for new product strategies and industry growth. She has a
special interest in the transformative technology experiences brought about
through the use of mobile devices by emerging market consumers. She has also
extensively studied the growth of open source movement.
Mani is an accomplished quantitative researcher & has conducted surveys
studying technology usage, sustainability and health in US, India and China.
Mani is an experienced ethnographer having conducted work in India, Brazil,
Russia and China on technology usage and studying women in the software
industry. Mani worked for the Institute for the Future, a forecasting
research organization based in Palo Alto, for over 5 years. She has a PhD
in Sociology from Kansas State University and an MA and MPhil in Sociology
from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before moving to the US to
pursue her PhD, Mani worked as a reporter-cum-sub-editor for The Times of
India. Her beats were media (favorite assignments covering a Cindy Crawford
press conference & Yanni's show at the Taj Mahal) & crime (no favorites
here, just saw a lot of gross stuff).
Mani loves to cook. Her specialties, Thai red curry, enchiladas in mole
sauce (from scratch) & chicken biryani. She posts pics of food that she
cooks on Twitter. You can see some of the pics (@manipande on Twitter).
Chief Global Development Officer
Tel: +1-415-839-6885 x. 634
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