Panel to Discuss How New Technologies Are Influencing Entrepreneurship in the Global Market
Nov 08, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC - As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2011, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) and the Global Business School Network (GBSN), in association with the George Washington University School of Business, will host a panel of international entrepreneurs who will address how advances in technology and telecommunications are changing entrepreneurship around the globe. “Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs” will be held November 15 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at George Washington University School of Business.
WHAT: Head in the Cloud: A New Playground for Entrepreneurs
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHERE: George Washington University School of Business, Duques Hall Room 254, 2201 G St., Washington, DC
ONLINE: Video will be posted online following the event
In the past few years accessibility to technology and cloud computing has blown away many of the traditional obstacles to innovation, fundamentally changing the playing field for creative entrepreneurs and community leaders around the world. This unprecedented openness is inspiring new business models and social programs that were unfathomable just a few years ago.
In developing countries, where barriers to innovation and business development can be severe, the cloud and mobile technology are paving new roads to development and prosperity. Panelists will focus on the development of mobile applications in developing countries as profit-driven, high-growth business ventures.
Panelists will include:
• Mohsen Khalil, Director, Global Information and Communication Technologies, World Bank and International Finance Corporation
• Joel Selanikio, CEO and Founder, DataDyne.org
• Naveen Jain, Founder, Moon Express, Intelius, InfoSpace
• Pete Erickson, Founder, Director of Innovation, Disruptathon