Technology: A platform for development?

Thursday 30 - Friday 31 October 2008
Chatham House, London

Technology is now recognized as having the potential to transform the lives of millions in the developing world. This major international conference will seek to identify best practice for achieving the successful implementation of new technology. Sessions will address issues including:

* The role of broadband and mobile technology
* The political environment and regulation
* Infrastructure development and scaling up solutions
* Selection of optimum technologies
* Driving new investment
* Ensuring successful implementation

This conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet with senior figures from the technology and development sectors, including policymakers, government representatives, industry leaders and investors. The format of the event allows extensive opportunities for networking and informal meetings between conference sessions, and at the drinks reception at the end of day one.

Conference brochure

All details for this conference will be published on the Chatham House website. Please check the site for up to date information on registration, confirmed conference speakers, sessions and other information.

Speaker highlights

Greg Butler
Industry Director
Microsoft Education Solutions Group

Professor David P Mellor OBE
United Kingdom Telecoms Academy

Rt Hon Alun Michael MP
United Kingdom

Richard Simpson
Director General, e-commerce
Industry Canada

Estelle Akofio-Sowah
Managing Director

Professor Tim Unwin
Professor of Geography and UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
University of London


sofowora said...

This is a huge opportunity for us academics especially in Nigeria.Technologically we are just developing.Iam a regular reader but the problems we are facing is epleptic server.I saw the conference coming up in London but could not link the web site given. The server says unable to determine the IP address .The domain name http;//www.chathamhouse.org.uk does not exist.

stewartmar said...

Hi sofowora

I had problems as well after you pointed it out. It was okay when I posted the blog and it seems to be okay now.

We must have been trying at a time when the site was down.