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