Session Two Powerpoint Presentations Now Available #globalforum2012

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Powerpoint Presentations from Session Two: Platforms to Grow Innovation

Governments and Data

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Session 3 – Smarter Governments: Transformative Models and Big Datas.

We can now view the flow of data as its own ecosystem, with data being gathered from all corners of society, including governments, businesses, organizations and individuals. Decision makers should support innovation that will amplify ideas, and turn them into reality. Governmental support and funding of these projects will help diversify the usability of data by enabling small businesses to reach a big customer base. – From the speech by Samia Melhem, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank Group

Giovanni Bacchi Reggiani talks on how cloud computing can change traditional healthcare

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Gioavanni Bacchi Reggiani talks to the interviewer on how cloud computing can be used to provide high quality healthcare to people who live in remote areas or in areas which don’t have access to specialist doctors. His company Medishare has the aim to implement this system in areas which specialist healthcare is hard to provide to patients and where doctors that have specialist knowledge won’t need to move around to help their patients.

Gaetano Santucci at Global Forum 2012

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Gaetano Santucci, Head of the Competence Center, CONSIP, S.p.A Italian Public Procurement Agency, Italy

The use of Big Data

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Big data represents a paradigm shift on how we view and interpret observations in the world around us. Lots of small sensors come together to provide hugely complex data streams, that are gathered with modern technology capable of finding semantic structure and hence transforming the data into human-readable information. Steven Adler of IBM mentioned examples of predicting and preventing traffic congestion using smartphones’ GPS-transmitters. The value of big data analysis stretches over many societal problems, but can also help analyse occurrences in nature, such as potential natural disasters.

Francisco Garcia Moran at Global Forum 2012

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Francisco Garcia Moran, Director General DG INFORMATICS, European Commission

Video: Professor Stankowsky on Valuing ‘Intangible Assets’ #globalforum2012

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Jimmy Schulz of the German Parliament Addresses Global Forum 2012

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Member of the German Parliament – Bundestag,Germany

The second session – John Jung on Digital Inclusion

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Cities around the world have a unique position to contribute to and endorse a digital evolution of its citizens. Talent and infrastructure is important, but governance can pose an effective catalyst for shaping the future. Rio de Janeiro had an interesting program that put knowledge and technology centers into its slums and poorly educated regions, providing citizens with the latest technological devices such as tablets and smartphones. This created opportunity for the inhabitants of these regions to be included in the digital development of the country, ultimately leading to jobs in the ICT-field. This concept is called “digital inclusion”.

Seghana traditional ruler at Global Forum 2012

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Nene Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, also known as Dr. Kingsley Fletcher, talks about his opinions on why Africa is a continent that requires attention from the rest of the world by investment and technological innovation, this is the key to the future of to a prosperous and independent Africa. Dr. Kingsley hopes to reach out to companies and institutions which want to invest and develop Africa.

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