Alec Ross Knows The Power of Mobile

A week ago, I introduced you to Global Mobile, and promised weekly videographic evidence of NDN's long history in this space.  What you're witnessing right now is me keeping my promises.  Don't get used to it.

Alec Ross is a Senior Advisor on Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Before that, he was the co-founder and President of One Economy, a non-profit dedicated to bringing technology to low-income people around the world.  In 2007, he co-authored A Laptop in Every Backpack with Simon, a paper about the importance of connecting American children to the global communications and information network to better prepare them to compete in the 21st century economy.

This video comes from June of this year, from the party we hosted celebrating the launch of "mHealth for Development," a report from the UN Foundation and Vodaphone Foundation. In his talk, Alec discusses the promise of mobile technology to do everything from facilitate health care delivery, to offer banking services to the poor, to better connect people with their governments. He's a compelling speaker and a brilliant guy-- and it's good to know there are people like him running our government: