Tom C. Varghese
Visiting Policy Fellow
Tom C. Varghese is the Head of Connectivity and Access Policy for Asia Pacific at Facebook. He works on Facebook’s connectivity initiatives to bring more people online to a faster internet covering policy issues involving infrastructure, spectrum, accessibility, online communication and video service regulations.
Prior to joining Facebook he was a Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs for the telecommunications company Telenor Group. Tom has also been a consultant to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He holds a Master degree in Law and a Bachelor degree in Comparative Politics from the University of Bergen, Norway.
Digital Divides, Education, Inequality, Skills, Learning and Connectivity.
Position held at OII:
Visiting Policy Fellow, October 2020 –
28 March 2021 Nikkei Asia
COVID-19 has left over 1.5 billion students out of school. In response, governments worldwide have for the first time implemented various edtech solutions at scale in an attempt to maintain educational progress and learning.