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The Impact of Cloud Computing on Developing Economies

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 09:30 AM to Friday, November 9, 2012 - 10:59 AM EST
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation1101 K Street NWSuite 610A Washington District Of Columbia, 20005

Event Summary

While there has been much discussion about the impact of cloud computing in developed countries, there has been little research on the impact that this will have on developing countries. In a new report, Peter F. Cowhey and Michael Kleeman (University of California San Diego) take an in-depth look at the impact that cloud computing will have on India, Mexico and South Africa given their respective policies, technologies, and resources. They argue that the increase in cloud computing globally will allow developing economies to become more competitive, boost job creation, and better deliver government services. In addition, the growth in cloud computing will bolster South-South commerce and drive more investment in broadband networks. Join ITIF for a panel discussion with Peter Cowhey on the growth of cloud computing, its impact on developing economies, and the policies that governments should pursue to realize the benefits of cloud computing.


Peter F.
Peter F. Cowhey@peterirps
Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications & Technology Policy Emeritus and Dean Emeritus of the School of Global Policy & Strategy
University of California, San Diego
Mindel De La
Mindel De La Torre
Chief of the International Bureau
Bernard F.
Bernard F. McKay
Chief Public Policy Officer and Vice President for Global Corporate Affairs
Ken Zita
Network Dynamics Associates, LLC
Robert D.
Robert D. Atkinson@RobAtkinsonITIF
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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