Advait Deshpande

Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in science and technology studies, Open University; M.Sc. in telecommunications engineering, University College London


Advait Deshpande is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. His main research interests include science, technology, and innovation policy, foresight analysis, regulatory economics, and network industries.

Before joining RAND, Deshpande was a post-doctoral researcher at the Open University. He has also worked in the ICT industry, where his last stint was with IBM as a business analyst. He has a Ph.D. from the Open University and an M.Sc. in telecommunications engineering from University College London.


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    Blockchain: Should We Believe the Hype?

    Industry, governments and academics are all speculating on the ways in which blockchain could revolutionize everything from finance to the music industry. Now is the time for policymakers and industry to take note and find out what blockchain could offer.

    Nov 30, 2017 Prospect Magazine