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Technologies Place In our Economic Future

LSE SU Society Technology Innovation & African Development lecture

Walter De Brouwer is the Ceo of OLPC he will speak on the issues and possible solutions for development through technology & Global economic consequences of IT on the Future of the human race. OLPC have built and donated over One and a half Million laptops to underprivileged children worldwide. The OLPC Foundation is aimed at Youth, Education & Development. The OLPC association develops a low-cost laptop-the "XO Laptop". Providing educational opportunities for the world's for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning

Walter De Brouwer will soon be speaking at TED Brussels Annual conference, as a follow up to Bill Gates Talk last year at the Annual TED conference on Technology and Future economies. He has had first hand experience of developing technological innovations in the 21st Century and is the Ideal candidate to bring TED ideas to LSE.

Walter is a Belgian businessman and Internet entrepreneur. At present, he is the CEO of the European branch of Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop per Child. OLPC Europe is based in Brussels and collaborates with the King Baudouin Foundation. In 2008 Walter De Brouwer was elected Chairman of the (British) Royal Society of Arts (RSA, Europe). Since 2003, he has served as a Director of the Tau Zero Foundation, which was formerly known as NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project.

The TIAD Society at LSE was founded to support the TIAD NGO whose philanthropic aims lie in developing sub-Saharan Africa through the means of Technology and innovation in an African context. Focusing specifically on a single project each year- This year we are "Aiming to equip the St. Anne's RC school & Orphanage in Northern Ghana, with an I.T enabled Learning Lab. If you would like to support us through fundraising please visit- www.tiadsociety.org| for information or contact TIAD Chair, Seidu Foster, e-mail- S.s.foster@lse.ac.uk|

Further information on OLPC can be found at http://laptop.org/en/|


Mr Walter de Brouwer | talks


Date and Time:

11 November 2009 at 12:00 pm


1 hour



Hong Kong Theatre, London School of Economics &Political Science
Houghton St

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