Getting Connected: Can Communications Technology Transform Your Community?
Bird Island Resort, St.
Bride's, Placentia Bay
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006, at 7:00 pm
This session explored how rural regions can use information communication technology – such as the Internet, mobile phones, computers and satellite systems – to support economic development and improve their quality of life.
- Can these technologies improve education and healthcare, lead to more competitive businesses and industries, and bridge the divide between rural and urban economies?
- What changes to the communications infrastructure, such as access to high-speed Internet, are required to allow the Avalon Gateway Region to tap into the potential of connectivity?
- How can we make these changes happen?
The lecture featured four outstanding speakers:
- Dr. Dale Foster, professor of information systems, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. Download Dr. Foster's presentation.
- Pat Curran, executive director, Irish Loop Development Board
- Paul Dubé, executive director, Newfoundland Association of Technology Industries
- Harvey Brenton, marketing manager, Argentia Management Authority