Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Over 200 World Class ICT Speakers In Kuala Lumpur

Over 200 World Class ICT Speakers will Convene in Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) announced today that an illustrious pool of over 200 key international proponents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will present at the upcoming Third Global Knowledge Conference (GK3). Role players will exchange knowledge and learnings within the GK3 theme of "Emerging People, Emerging Markets, Emerging Technologies", in order for participants to obtain a deeper understanding of how ICT can impact and accelerate development.

As GKP works towards building cross sector partnerships, the role players at GK3 will represent all sectors of society. Key global advocates of ICT within the private sector include major technology corporations Microsoft and Intel. Microsoft will be represented by Mr. Orlando Ayala, Senior Vice President for the company¡¦s Unlimited Potential Group, which spearheads the organisations effort to close the digital divide.

Intel will be represented by Mr. John E. Davies, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Davies is also General Manager of Intel¡¦s World Ahead Programme, which works to develop sustainable access to useful technology for all.

Within the international non-governmental sector are key leading international role players in ICT. These role players include, Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, India, who was voted one of TIME Magazine¡¦s 20 Most Influential Asians of the 20th century; Dr. Hamadoun I. Tourˆm, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); and Mr. Ged Davis, Co-President, Global Energy Assessment & Deputy Chairman Ecocities.

Other high profile speakers who will share their in-depth experience and thoughts on various ICT developmental projects that have helped shape the world include:

-- The Hon. Thandi Shongwe, Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Communication, Swaziland
-- Mr. Abdoulie Janneh, Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
-- Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
-- Mr. Walter Fust, Director-General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
-- Ms. Kristine Pearson, Chief Executive Officer, Freeplay Foundation (a TIME Magazine Hero of the Environment for 2007)
-- Mr. Adama Samassˆmkou, President of Maaya -- the World Network for Linguistic Diversity
-- Mr. Bonsal Glascock, President and Chief Operating Officer, iMallsGlobal Inc
-- Mr. George Sadowsky, Executive Director, Global Policy Initiative
-- Mr. Alex Wong, Senior Director, Head of Center for Global Industries & Head, Global Education Initiative, World Economic Forum
-- Ms. Valerie Faudon, Vice President, Programs, Alcatel Corporate Marketing Office, Paris

A full speakers list found at http://www.gkpeventsonthefuture.org/GK3speakers.

GK3 will attract over 2,000 visionaries, international leaders, practitioners and policy-makers to engage on the theme of "Emerging People, Emerging Markets, Emerging Technologies", with a special focus on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) and Knowledge for Development (K4D).

GKP is a multi-sector, multi-stakeholder partnership that acts as an effective agent for change as the organisation works collaboratively with members and partners. All members share the GKP vision, and belief, that development across all spheres (social, political, economic) is dependent on knowledge and access to knowledge, that development should be guided by knowledge, and that knowledge sharing is an effective and empowering means of enabling growth and development. Furthermore, GKP and members believe that ICT is an enabler through which all people can gain access to knowledge.

More information is available at http://www.globalknowledge.org/GK3.

SOURCE: Global Knowledge Partnership

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Results:

Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news