03 March 2007

Ban Ki-moon: "Information technology plays key role in fostering development"

"Information and communications technologies (ICT) are crucial in spurring development, dignity and peace... Let us turn the digital divide into digital opportunity.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

To leverage ICT-technology for development is a "natural" interest for me after having worked many years for Siemens and Palm. But to transfer it into real action for development is still a big step. Therefore, it's very interesting that the UN called for a meeting with an alliance of ICT companies including Intel in the Silicon Valley.

“It’s time to focus on actions with results, not protocol. Our focus can improve people’s lives.” said Craig Barrett, Global Alliance Chair and Intel Corporation Chairman. Read more at UN News.