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"Reflecting on IT and the Global Community"
NR Narayana Murthy is Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Ltd, a company he founded 31 years ago, and which today is one of the world's leading IT companies with more than 140,000 employees. In this keynote presentation he will look at the role and experience of technology in the world today. Can technology achieve sustainable development, resource efficiency and green innovation? What role can it play in meeting global needs for food, shelter, clean water, communication, environmental repair? What part will Asia play in this? Speaking as a global thought leader, NR Murthy will look beyond the technology itself to address technology's role in society.
NR Narayana Murthy
Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Ltd
"The Accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations"
As a first-hand participant in the response to the accident at Fukushima, Professor Hirose will describe the events and lessons learned from this.
Professor Kenkichi Hirose
Tokai Institute of Global Education and Research, Tokai University and Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office on the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training (CCIRDT), Vancouver
Community Informatics: Doing Digital Technology for Everybody Else: Professor Michael Gurstein is an expert on the use of information technologies by communities outside of the narrow band of “Digital Natives”, and looks at how information and communication technologies can and should be designed to support the needs of "everybody else": the non-young, the poor, people in rural areas, the disabled, those who aren't functionally literate in reading or in technology.