The "Internet" of the developing world: using GSM networks to secure information
Ashifi Gogo, Dartmouth College
Wednesday, February 25, 12:30 pm
Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor
RSVP required for those attending in person (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET.
It is widely accepted that a large portion of the developing world will interact with mobile phones long before working on computers. Today, over 2 billion mobile subscribers are connected in the developing world, with an estimated 1.3 billion more to get connected by 2011. There is a growing demand for information services on GSM akin to those found on computers. This talk will showcase a number of innovative services, discussing system architectures that provide levels of security analogous to well-known standards for internet transactions. Such an overview of upcoming services and innovations around mobile phones should provide lawmakers with a vision of the future as they update legal frameworks to handle the needs of tomorrow's commerce and increased interaction with emerging markets.
Ashifi Gogo’s venture into social entrepreneurship has continuously enjoyed a strong link with academia. At Whitman College on a full scholarship, Ashifi majored in mathematics and physics. Seeking a closer experience in implementing scientific solutions with a focus on the developing world, he entered Dartmouth College to pursue a PhD in electrical engineering with an emphasis on information assurance in communication systems. At Dartmouth, he earned a Schweitzer Fellowship by virtue of social enterprise, and honed his professional acumen with Six Sigma Black Belt training. Awards from the University of Washington, Seattle, and acceptance as a Fellow into America’s first doctoral-level innovation program in recognition of technology-driven social enterprise have stimulated him towards excellence.
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