Technical innovation is vital to solving problems of global development. Yet fundamental questions about the interdependence of technology and governance remain unanswered. The conference on Technology, Development, and Governance will bring together leaders from business, government and nonprofit organizations, as well as journalists, academics and philanthropists, to examine novel integrative approaches to poverty alleviation and human development around the world.
Two plenary sessions with keynote speakers Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Microsoft founder, and Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State and National Security Advisor, and four panels:
“The Promise of Information and Communications Technology” Can
information and communications technology transform the lives of
individuals, even in poorly governed countries?
Megan Smith, VP, New Business Development, Google.org Jared Cohen, Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State Joshua Cohen, Martha Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society,
Professor of Political Science, Philosophy and Law, and FSI affiliate
“Panel of Young Alumni Leaders in Global Development”
Nava Ashraf ’97, Associate Professor of Business Administration,
Harvard Business School Jane Chen MBA ‘08, founder, embraceglobal.org Jonny
Dorsey ‘07, founder, FaceAID
Moderated by Coit D. Blacker, Director & Senior Fellow at FSI,
Olivier Nomellini Professor in International Studies, School of
Humanities and Sciences, Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in
“Governance, Innovation, and Service Delivery” Can
innovative institutions and technologies overcome poor governance and
deliver services in underdeveloped regions?
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development Reyad Fezzani, CEO, BP Solar Paul Wise, the Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and
Society, Professor of Pediatrics, and Senior Fellow, FSI
“Creative Markets for Technological Innovation” What
institutions and incentives can stimulate the development of products
and technologies that address the needs of the poor?
Clifford Samuel, Gilead Sciences Sam Dryden, Director, Agricultural Development,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Roz Naylor, Professor of Environmental Earth
Systems Science, the William Wrigley Senior Fellow, FSI and the Woods
Institute for the Environment Scott Rozelle, the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior