Friday, October 26, 2007
SIME looks at the Big picture
The "100 Dollar Laptop" from MIT Media Lab
Any conference of our size must focus on what is really important: how new technology can help us build a sustainable future for everyone on our planet. Nobody knows these issues better than Simon Mulcahy, Head of IT Industries Group, World Economic Forum. We are so excited that Simon has agreed to join as a speaker.
Simon heads the World Economic Forum's engagement with the IT sector globally. In this role, he works closely with CEOs, leading strategists, government affairs leaders and independent experts – to identify the most pressing industry issues, and then to coordinate Forum and joint industry approaches. With significant experience in multi-stakeholder projects in developing nations, he ran the Forum's "IT Access For Everyone" initiative (with Cisco, Intel, AMD, Dell, Philips).
Recent work includes scenarios on India, China, and the Future of Innovation in Financial Services. He is currently creating a global innovation heat-map, and running programs to bring together leading global decision makers around issues of green technology and security/privacy.
Take a look at the full updated list of speakers!