Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech

Facebook India on Monday announced the appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new, and emerging tech, and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech — an open technology service provider for the non-profit sector in 1998 —while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society — a

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Facebook India appoints Sunil Abraham as public policy director for data, emerging tech

NEW DELHI :
Facebook India on Monday announced appointment of Sunil Abraham as the Public Policy Director for Data and Emerging Tech to lead and shape the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

He will report to Facebook India Public Policy Director Ankhi Das, and will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, a statement said.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes, it added.

Abraham had co-founded Mahiti Infotech, an open technology service provider for non-profit sector, in 1998, while in 2008, he co-founded the Centre for Internet and Society, a policy

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Facebook appoints public policy director for data, emerging tech in India

Ever since the Cambridge Analytic scandal broke out in the media in 2018, Facebook has been under constant scrutiny over the user privacy policy. And this also helped shed light on how the user profiles are being created virtually and push targeted ads to the people; thus, generating revenue for the social media platforms.

Over time, several governments across the world including India have drafted to protect user privacy and enforce them on digital media controlled by tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and others.

Now, Facebook has appointed Sunil Abraham as the company’s regional Public Policy, Director for Data and Emerging Tech in India. Abraham will be coordinating with the Indian government in terms of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) led innovation for new products and services. 

“Sunil’s experience in the field of technology policy and his vast research on data reforms are an ideal

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FB appoints Sunil Abraham as public policy director for data, emerging tech

Facebook on Monday announced the appointment of Sunil Abraham as the director-public policy for data and emerging tech. He will lead the company’s stance on tech policy issues in India.

Reporting to Ankhi Das, public policy director, Facebook-India, South & Central Asia, Abraham will be responsible for building partnerships and engagements with key stakeholders in public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services.

He joins Facebook from ArtEZ University for the Arts in the Netherlands where he spent a year as endowed professor.

On the appointment, Facebook’s Das said, “Sunil’s experience in the field of technology policy and his vast research on data reforms are an ideal fit for Facebook. With his expertise and experience, he will help us in our mission to build transparency, accountability and empowered communities.”

Abraham has almost a quarter century of experience in Indian and global civil

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American Airlines technology director fatally shot while walking his dog in Dallas, police say

Detectives believe the suspect was in a black Nissan pick-up truck that may have a Texas Rangers sticker in the rear window.

DALLAS — Updated at 3:17 p.m. Saturday with a statement from James Faith’s workplace. 

Dallas police are asking for the public’s help in their search for a suspected shooter who killed a 49-year-old man. 

Authorities said around 7:30 a.m. Friday, James Faith left his house with his wife to walk their dog in the 1000 block of Waverly Drive. While walking the dog an unknown suspect approached them and fatally shot Faith, police said. 

Faith worked with Fort-Worth based American Airlines, as a technology director. The company released the following statement Saturday: 

“American Airlines is deeply saddened by the death of James Faith, a director in our technology organization. We are taking care of James’ family and colleagues and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this

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Linwei Wang named new director of RIT’s Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative

Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology. Adam Smith has been named creative director, a new position with the group. It is one of RIT’s strategic research areas and has been instrumental in the development of new health care solutions in areas such as non-invasive technologies, technology-based behavioral health, and new capabilities in cardiac care.

Wang will take on the role held by David Borkholder, who is taking leave from the university to serve as the head of research and development for the start-up company, Heart Health Intelligence (HHI).

“Since the initiative began in 2016, we have seen exciting growth in healthcare research

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USGS Director James Reilly released a study on polar bears he had stalled for months on Friday

In response to the Post report, Reilly sent an email to his staff the next day, saying his decision to delay was justified because he wanted to be “satisfied” with its underlying science before making it public.

The study, which had been obtained by The Post last month, notes that shrinking sea ice in the Arctic threatens the survival of polar bears while enhancing the opportunity for fossil fuel exploration there. “The long-term persistence of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) is threatened by sea-ice loss due to climate change, which is concurrently providing an opportunity in the Arctic for increased anthropogenic activities including natural resource extraction,” it said.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had been seeking the report’s release for at least three months, according to several individuals briefed on the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The agency is legally required

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How to get a job as a remote work director at companies like Facebook

  • Companies like Facebook, Okta, and Quora are all hiring for a new type of role: director of remote work. 
  • As companies go remote for the foreseeable future, they’re looking for an executive to create a more structured remote setting. 
  • A strong remote work director should have experience in human resources and technology, and be able to manage productivity and teamwork as employees work from home. 
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The shift to remote work since the start of the pandemic has led companies to rethink the way they approach office life. At Facebook, it’s also created the need for a new job title: director of remote work. 

The tech giant listed a job opening for a director of remote work who would lead Facebook’s push “toward remote-first ways of working,” according to the job listing. 

This isn’t the first time a company has hired for such a

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USGS Director James Reilly holds up polar bear study that could affect Trump’s drilling plans for Alaska

In an unusual move, U.S. Geological Survey Director James Reilly has refused to make public the study, by his own scientists, of the number of female polar bears that den and give birth on land near the southern Beaufort Sea. That is the same area that overlaps with federal land the Trump administration has opened up to oil and natural-gas development.

The study has been ready for at least three months. But Reilly — a geologist by training and former astronaut — has questioned why it uses data collected by a former agency scientist now working for an advocacy group and why it does not count each polar bear den individually, among other things, according to internal memos obtained by The Post.

The study, also obtained by The Post, notes that shrinking sea ice in the Arctic threatens the survival of polar bears while enhancing the opportunity for oil and

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IPKeys Power Partners announces appointment of Technology Leader, Gordon Feller as new Independent Director

IPKeys Power Partners Inc., a leading diversified Utility and Smart City provider of secure meter data and electricity demand management, cyber security and network engineering technologies, announced today the appointment of Gordon Feller as an Independent Director serving the Board of Directors (‘the Board”).

Mr. Feller has worked for more than four decades to accelerate innovation at the intersection of global sustainability, government policy, and private investment – all with a focus on emerging energy technologies. From 2010 to 2017, he served as Director of Urban Innovation at Cisco Systems and founded Meeting of the Minds in 1999 in order to harness the power of a unique global leadership network to build innovation-powered sustainable futures.

Gordon was appointed by President Obama to serve on the US Federal Committee which the US Congress established to accelerate US government investments in emerging energy technologies. Today, Gordon serves as a Global Fellow at

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