TEDxSeattle - Fiona Lee & David Edelstein - 04/16/10
Innovation in Information Access: Harnessing the Potential of the Mobile Phone - Fiona Lee is the Africa Project Manager for Google. Under her leadership, Google embarked on a multi-player partnership with the Grameen Foundation and MTN Uganda to launch Google SMS in June 2009. Google SMS is a suite of mobile applications that allows a user to find information on topics as diverse as sexual & reproductive health, and agriculture to sports scores and weather. It also includes a new marketplace application, Google Trader, that has help buyers and sellers find each other. In February 2010, the Google SMS initiative won a Global Mobile Award the for Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development. - David Edelstein is the Director of the Grameen Technology Center (GTC) and the Vice President of Technology Programs at Grameen Foundation. He guides the foundations efforts to create innovative and sustainable approaches for using technology to benefit the worlds poor. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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