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Perspectives on ICT and Innovation In Africa II

1.1.2010 0:00 - 1.1.2010 0:00  


ICT and innovation are gaining momentum. This seminar is open to all interested people to learn about experiences of doing business or innovation in Africa, foster new perspectives and ideas on the theme, and, in particular to learn to know other people and organizations involved in ICT4D and STI4D.

The seminar is organized in cooperation between Nokia Siemens Networks and VTT Innovation Studies, and follows one organized last fall at VTT premises. Info on the previous seminar can be found event website.


Program and presentations

8.30 - 9.00 Get-Together - Coffee

9.00 Welcome
Esa Kemppinen, Nokia Siemens Networks

9.00 - 9.20 Production of electricity in rural villages using renewable energy sources, and a related business model
Mervi Suni, Nokia Siemens Networks

9.20 - 9.40 Aspects on providing rural areas with wireless broadband
Mika Skarp, Nokia Siemens Networks

9.40 - 10.00 Creating a successful business in emerging markets
Antti Vanhanen, Nokia

10.00 - 10.20 JALUMBA - The East African Mobile Community Network
Edward Mutafungwa, MIXEM

10.20 - 10.40 ICT4STATE-BUILDING: Case Mobile Birth Registration
Project Manager Hannu Kotipelto, Crisis Management Iniative

10.40 - 11.00 Developing Global E-Government Indicators for UN Economic Commission for Africa
Senior Research Scientist Torsti Loikkanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Closing remarks
Senior Research Scientist Hannes Toivanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Organized in cooperation by Nokia Siemens Networks and VTT

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