How Mobile Technology is Reshaping the Global Landscape

Brookings Institution
Thursday, December 08, 2011
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

With smart phones now outnumbering personal computers, there has been a sea change in the way people access and share information. Powerful mobile devices and sophisticated digital applications enable users to build businesses, access financial and health care records, expand educational opportunities, conduct research and complete transactions anytime, anywhere.

On December 8, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will launch a new mobile economy project, which will examine and document the impact of the mobile revolution on the economies of developed and developing countries, with a forum exploring how mobile technology can ease the everyday lives of Americans. Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, will moderate a discussion with Chris Dede of Harvard University and Allan Friedman of the Brookings Institution. Peggy Johnson, director of Global Market Development at Qualcomm, will provide opening remarks.

Introduction and Moderator
Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

Opening Remarks
Peggy Johnson
Executive Vice President and Director, Global Market Development

Chris Dede
Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Graduate School of Education
Harvard University

Allan A. Friedman
Fellow, Governance Studies