Posted by Tom Foremski - November 12, 2008
I'm looking forward to tonight's 2008 Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity in San Jose. The event is organized by The Tech Museum and it is one of my favorite events of the year.
I'm particularly looking forward to meeting Muhammad Yunus. I'm a huge fan of Mr Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and the founder of the Grameen Bank. The efforts of his organization through micro-loans have pulled millions of people out of poverty and inspired many other similar lending programs. He is also an excellent speaker.
You can watch the awards live here:
Here is additional info:
Earlier this year Intel (an SVW sponsor) launched a joint venture with the Grameen Trust:
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Intel, Grameen Announce Joint Business Venture to Fuel Social and Economic Development Opportunities Empowered by Technology
Citing Public-Private Collaborations as Crucial to Achieving Scalable Impact in Developing Countries, Intel Chairman Unveils Collaboration with NetHope during WCIT 2008 Keynote
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19, 2008 Addressing the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2008, Intel Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced that Intel Capital and Grameen Trust will form a business venture dedicated to social and economic development. Also during his opening-day keynote, Barrett announced collaboration with NetHope and demonstrated a new Aid Station device designed to support non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in their health care, disaster relief and economic growth efforts.You can read more here:Intel, Grameen Announce Joint Business Venture to Fuel Social and Economic Development Opportunities Empowered by Technology