Pranjal Sharma, Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author

Pranjal Sharma is an economic analyst, advisor and author who focuses on technology, globalisation and media. He serves on boards of enterprises and non-profit entities which are leveraging emerging technologies for sustainable, equitable growth.

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Today we are in conversation with Mr. Pranjal Sharma,an economic analyst, author and advisor. Starting initially in the field of journalism, Mr. Sharma has a decade of experience in Print media with top notch newspapers like The Economic Times. He believes in the democratization of the print media and the importance of social media for the general public to voice their opinions. He has also been affiliated with the World Economic Forum for the last twenty years

Mr. Sharma has authored two books that mostly focus on the fast growing economic trends and the fourth industrial revolution. According to Mr. Sharma, Indian industries are a little low on the risk-taking scale. He believes that in order to make it to the top, India needs to make use of the world’s best technologies that are available within, and imported in the country.

With his contemporary approaches and traditional views, Mr. Sharma has contributed greatly to the industrial, business and media sectors!

Profile

Pranjal Sharma is an economic analyst, advisor and author who focuses on technology, globalisation and media. He serves on boards of enterprises and non-profit entities which are leveraging emerging technologies for sustainable, equitable growth.

Pranjal leads public discourse at global and national platforms including World Economic Forum, St Gallen Symposium, Horasis Global Meeting and AIMA. He served as a member of the Global Agenda Council at the WEF for eight years. He is a member of its expert network and a regular speaker at Davos. He is also a member of The Outstanding Speakers Bureau.

Pranjal also guides projects on economic forecasting, business intelligence & public diplomacy to interpret policy impact on industry and society. He has co-founded GoFar Growth Advisory. He has written and edited several reports and papers on economic development. Pranjal is a columnist with Business Standard newspaper and BusinessWorld magazine among other publications.

His new book is India Automated: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Transforming India. His previous book Kranti Nation: India and The Fourth Industrial Revolution, published in 2017 was the first to chronicle the impact of emerging technologies in India. Pranjal was also the co-author of The Z Factor.

He has served as Advisor Strategy to India’s public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati, (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India) where he helped bring in industry best practices and enabled creation of digital media teams.

Previously, he spent more than two decades in print, internet and TV media, mostly in leadership roles with focus on India’s economic engagement with the world. As Founding Executive Editor at Bloomberg UTV, he helped launch and run the channel. At TV Today Network, his team pioneered business news content for non-English audiences. Pranjal received the News Television Award for best business show in 2007. He lives in New Delhi, India.

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