Suneet Singh Tuli, Datawind CEO in Forbes list of 15 education innovators
10 November 2012
Suneet Singh Tuli, Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet Akash, has been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who were reinventing education for students using innovative technologies.
The Forbes list features 15 education innovators who were "harnessing a slew of disruptive technologies to change everything from the way we teach grade school math to how we train the next generation of teachers."
According to the publication, Tuli (44) was the "mastermind" behind the world's cheapest tablet computer Aakash, "which has the potential to revolutionise educational access in the developing world."
Meanwhile, the government would officially launch the new Aakash tablet, the Aakash-2, tomorrow. With this, the improved version of India's cheapest tablet aimed at equipping students with a handheld device to improve their education would be expected to reach teachers as well as students.
The new, improved version would come with a higher processor speed and longer battery life, featuring a better quality display resolution as also many apps which children would find helpful. Soon after the launch the devices would be offered to teachers for the purpose of testing.
Akash-2 would be launched tomorrow at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi where the President Pranab Mukherjee would unveil the device.