Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
9-10 a.m.

We’re streaming live video of Krista leading a plenary session on enhanced access to modern technology at the Clinton Global Initiative. With all the new ways of leapfrogging over old models of infrastructure and bureaucracy, this is an era rife with possibility for deeper civic engagement and better ways of doing business and helping others.

Krista will be joined by five of the foremost thinkers on this topic:

  • John Chambers – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco
  • Jack Dorsey – Co-Founder and Chairman, Twitter
  • Ory Okolloh – Founder and Executive Director, Ushahidi
  • Zhengrong Shi – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Suntech Power Holding Company
  • Ratan N. Tata – Chairman, Tata Sons

Please join us and share your thoughts and feedback by commenting here or on Twitter!

Share Your Reflection



I've gotten two new insights out of this interesting discussion. First, the developing countries can leapfrog old, presumably wasteful, dirty technologies and that having all this old infrastructure is a great handicap for developed countries. And secondly, I've had reinforced the idea of how powerful technology can be for voiceless individuals. And I also found useful the idea that every new technology has brought fear of the negative aspects of "group think" and that there are ways to push back against those negative aspects.

Thank you again for raising my awareness.