The 6th Future of Wireless International Conference
Changing the World with Wireless
30th June & 1st July 2014, The Møller Centre, Cambridge
Latest news.................confirmed speakers include Carolina Costa, Managing Director, Orange Innovation UK, Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future, Shawn Covell, Vice-President, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Simon Saunders, Director of Technology, Real Wireless, Steve Jones, Chair of Trustees, Humanitarian Centre, Stuart Orr, Managing Director, Communications, Accenture, Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, MediaTek and Pete Hutton, President of Product Groups, ARM. The debate will be chaired by Peter Day, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service, and the after dinner talk will be given by Cherie Blair, CBE, QC, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
The 2014 Future of Wireless International Conference examines the business opportunities and the wider societal benefits possible through the application of wireless technologies to positively change the world in new and imaginative ways.
Wireless communications has arguably already changed the world more than any other human invention. With well over half the population of the world now owning a wireless device, wireless technology has enabled fundamental changes in the way people communicate, conduct business and organise their lives. More people are connected to knowledge, information and tools than ever before. Products, objects and other “things” are being connected to each other in smarter ways – reducing costs, improving efficiency, and generating new types of value through information.
Our world and our societies now face significant challenges: sustainably managing the earth’s resources; lifting the next billion people out of poverty; managing the health of an older population; fostering educational attainment, health and economic prospects for a growing population; and harnessing the great diversity of human talent. The conference will examine how we can apply experience from the wireless industry – such as driving innovation, working in partnership, ensuring interoperability, developing ecosystems and providing diversity of choice – to new and bigger challenges and opportunities to change society and build successful future businesses.
Technology is also changing the nature of innovation itself, and a new generation of “connected citizens" have come of age. How is this emergent generation using these powerful connectivity and information tools to innovate in new ways, and does this open up opportunities for many more millions of people around the world to innovate and change the world too?
Join us in exploring how wireless technology can continue to change the world!
Please see below a slideshow from 2013
Click here to view a report from the 2013 Conference