Was able to get a few minutes to talk to delegates from over 30 countries around the world about the broader implications of mobile technology in the future of healthcare. Invitation and chat with Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State, to talk about some of the new innovative technologies that my team and I are helping create.
Policy-makers, practitioners, and innovators discussed the use of connection technologies (SMS, mobile, web, social media, etc.) to advance sustainable development solutions in the fields of health, the environment, agriculture, and sustainable economic growth. We were asked to define “innovation challenges” for how connection technology can help advance cross-cutting sustainable development problems, with outcomes to be presented at the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference, June 20-22, 2012. Ultimately, best practices and success factors for promoting sustainability innovation in industrialized and developing countries will be identified and implemented to change the world.