Future of Wireless International Conference 2014
The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference 2014 stresses the importance of changing the world for good with wireless technologies
The two-day international conference attracted nearly 400 senior delegates from around the world and examined the business opportunities and the wider societal benefits possible through the application of wireless technologies to positively change the world in new and imaginative ways. The conference discussed at length a wide range of topics from economic development and improving literacy and health, to ensuring public safety, supporting sustainability of the earth’s resources and cultivating entrepreneurship.
Cherie Blair, the founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which helps women build businesses in developing and emerging markets, was the guest speaker at the dinner on the first day of the conference. During her inspirational speech, Ms Blair CBE QC urged the audience to harness innovation and forge new collaborations to help eliminate poverty and empower women around the world.
The conference culminated with the debate: “This house believes that emerging economies need technology transfer, not first-world products”. Chaired by Peter Day, Business Correspondent for BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, the motion was supported by Prof H Nwana, Director/CEO, Atlantic Telecoms and Media and opposed by Prof Jaideep Prabhu, Director of the Centre for India and Global Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. After the passionate discussion engaging delegates from Google, u-blox,Qualcomm Technologies and Alloy among others, the motion was passed with a significant majority.
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