Intel chairman Craig Barrett discusses the World Ahead Program which the company established in May 2006. Intel has pledged over $1 billion over the next five years, to bring internet coverage to various regions around the world. According to Barrett, all young people in the world should have access to the internet in order to further their lives and make information more accessible.
Intel Chairman Craig Barrett on the U.N. and Silicon Valley
"Silicon Valley IT companies are in the right place at the right time to help the United Nations address the world's health, education, and economic problems. Barrett, who has been appointed the chairman of the U.N.'s Global Alliance for ICT and Development, says, "My job is to make sure that we don't talk a lot, but we do a lot." The Alliance will meet today at the the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to discuss the role of Silicon Valley in the U.N.'s information technology goals. Intel's chairman at the company's headquarters in Santa Clara. February 28th, 2007 12:01 am
Historic Meeting of Silicon Valley to solve Emerging world issues
the Strategy Council of the Global Alliance for ICT and Development kicks off its first meeting with venture capitalists and leaders of high tech companies at the computer museum in Silicon Valley. One of the goals of the meeting is to identify specifically what IT solutions can be implemented to address problems in areas like healthcare, economic development, education, and government
"The investment climate remains a major challenge on Sub- aharan Africa's path to a better future. African businesses currently face one of the world's highest levels of regulatory obstacles to Entrepreneurs. Africa has also been one of the world's slowest regions to reform its investment climate. Private investors need the right environment to operate. Transparent, robust institutions and an efficient and clear business regulatory environment are also needed to establish the conditions necessary for growth."