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Tapan Sengupta
Digital Inclusion

Tapan Sengupta retired from Pudential Financial as Vice President of Software Architecture and Web Development. Before joining Prudential, he was Vice President of Software Development in Merrill Lynch Asset Management where he spent more than fifteen years in various software and technology management positions.

Tapan who received his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, started his career in academic world. He is a hands-on kind of person and specializes in applying technology in solving business problems.

After retirement, he spent most of his time in Kolkata, India working on various GIS and computer educational projects.


The challenges faced by GIS application developers in the developing world are entirely different than that of their counterparts in the developed world. Here the author identifies some of the problems and shows how to get around the issues like of absence of data. In addition he presents a technology assessments with benchmark to address low bandwidth problem of the developing world.