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Global Leaders Develop Approaches to Bridge the Digital Divide at Upcoming Economic Development Innovation Council Meeting

February 24, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Join the upcoming web conference to collaborate with global organizations on innovative strategies to close the digital divide

MOUNTAINVIEW, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2015 – Information and communication technologies (ICT) have proven a powerful growth engine with the absence of access to ICT exacerbating socio-economic inequalities. The digital divide is evident with statistics showing that while Internet penetration in Scandinavian countries is as high as 90 percent, it is as low as 15 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa. Closing the digital divide is vital to ensure equitable development, and organizations across the globe are increasingly taking steps to bridge the gap.

Frost & Sullivan will host the next quarterly web conference of the Economic Development Innovation (EDI) Council on March 11th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The web conference will focus on bridging the digital divide, one of five economic development issues identified for the EDI Council’s 2015 agenda.

To register for this web conference, please click here: http://bit.ly/1DvuLCx.

Prominent thought leaders in the global digital industry will join the panel of speakers to share best practices and innovative ideas on closing the digital gap. Featured speakers include:

  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research Chairman Lim Chuan Poh
  • Datawind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli
  • Senior executives from IBM Corporation and GSMA

“Though we are seeing an increasing number of initiatives across the globe to improve connectivity, there is still a looming gap,” said Frost & Sullivan Chairman David Frigstad. “The upcoming web conference will explore innovative approaches to solve this challenge.”

About the EDI Council

The Economic Development Innovation Council is a global body of Economic Development Organization (EDO) leaders who are committed to the growth and success of the EDO sector. The Council does this by uniting EDOs from across the world to deliberate on key global challenges, exchange best practices and share success stories. Click here to learn more.

About Frost & Sullivan

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