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1st Denver Tech Salon: How Can Technology Improve International Development?

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We have all seen the pretty pictures of children playing with fancy new gadgets, and while the photos are uplifting, do they really signify progress?

  • Does the introduction of new technology, specifically information and communication technologies like mobile phones, computers, and the Internet really accelerate the social and economic advancement of the developing world?
  • Will Asian Tigers and African Lions use wireless communications and new big and open data systems to leapfrog legacy infrastructure and reap digital as well as demographic dividends?
  • Or might we be overestimating the reach of modern technology? Could new solutions and their diffusion patterns inevitably widen the digital divide?
  • And are we actually imposing Western values and suppressing local businesses with extractive electronic tools no better than colonial powers of the past?

These are the big questions we’ll be asking, and seeking answers to, at the 1st Technology Salon Denver.

Please RSVP now to join an intimate gathering of 35 thought leaders and decision makers in technology and international development for what will be a lively yet informal discussion on the opportunities and challenges in using the tools of tomorrow to create lasting change today.

Our discussion will be guided by thoughts from five noted experts:

And the open and lively discussion, with everyone participating as equal peers with their thoughts, ideas, and opinions, will be moderated by Wayan Vota co-founder of Technology Salon.

How Can Tech Improve Development?
1st Technology Salon Denver
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
8:30-10:30 am
Posner Center for International Development
1031 33rd Street
Denver, Colorado 80205
RSVP is Required

We’ll have hot coffee and a light breakfast for a morning rush but seating is limited, so be sure to RSVP now to be confirmed for attendance. Once we reach our 35-person capacity there will be a waiting list.

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