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Bhutan Dialogues 28 Session: Transforming Bhutan into a Digital Nation

Bhutan Dialogues 28 Session: Transforming Bhutan into a Digital Nation

Update: 2020-06-22
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Topic: Transforming Bhutan into a Digital Nation


Speaker:Sonam Pelden


Sonam Pelden is a technology entrepreneur - she is the founder of Code for Bhutan and Bhutan PLUS, which aims to be the leading source of technology in Bhutan by investing, developing and fostering a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers in technology. She has previously helped start ServisHero, a services marketplace in Southeast Asia and has since then built and scaled a few other tech companies. Sonam has a B. Sc Neuroscience and Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Oxford. Sonam was previously a Finance and Economics Editor at The Economist. In 2017, She was recognized for her contributions in the consumer technology space and named one of Forbes' 30 under 30 most promising tech entrepreneurs. Sonam is also part of the National Task Force of Bhutan which was created to draft the 21st-century economic roadmap.


Host: Lopen Karma Phuntsho


The Founder and President of Loden Foundation, a civil society organization that promotes education, social entrepreneurship and Bhutan’s culture and tradition.


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Bhutan Dialogues 28 Session: Transforming Bhutan into a Digital Nation

Bhutan Dialogues 28 Session: Transforming Bhutan into a Digital Nation