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Digital Planet, an interdisciplinary research initiative of The Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, is dedicated to understanding the impact of digital innovations on the world and providing actionable insights for policymakers, businesses, investors, and innovators.

research team

Meet the research team at Digital Planet

Bhaskar Chakravorti

Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. At the Institute, Bhaskar has launched multiple initiatives, including Digital Planet, IDEA 2030, Inclusion Inc., The “Turn?” Conference series, among others.

Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi

Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi is the Managing Director of Digital Planet at Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC). He served as a member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s e-Residency program and advises several country governments, multilateral agencies such as the UNCDF, and global businesses on digital transformation and competitiveness. He serves on the World Economic Forum's Council on Digital Trust and has been a keynote speaker and panelist at various global forums on digital development and inclusive growth.

Christina Filipovic

Christina Filipovic is the Head of Operations at Digital Planet, where she leads multiple research initiatives. She previously worked in government affairs and advocacy.

Abidemi Adisa

Abidemi Adisa is a Research Analyst II at Digital Planet. She identifies research questions, collects, and analyzes data on topics related to digital development. She has a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University. She previously worked in academic research and retail banking.

Iris Niu

Iris Niu is a Research Analyst I at Digital Planet. She holds an MS in Data Science from Tufts University and a BS in Statistics from Henan University of Economics and Law.

student analysts

Alison Guo

Arnav Gupte

Benjamin Chishi

Dhini Purnamasari

Eshita Eshita

Flora Meng

Francisco Salazar

Frizia Rounak

Jerome Schaller

Junjie Ma

Krunal Thakkar

Leen Hayek

Max Agigian

Mitakshi Lakhani

Molly Sotangkur

Muhammed Anwar

Rupam Kumari

Sepi Hekmat

Shreya Dutta

Shruti Katiyar

Siddharth Jain

Uddyalok Chakraborty


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