Craig Barrett to visit India in November

DQC Bureau
New Update


OCTOBER 24, 2006


Craig R Barrett, Chairman of the United Nations' Global Alliance for

Information and Communication Technologies and Chairman of the Board, Intel

Corporation will visit India from November 2 to 3, 2006. This is his eighth

visit to India, which is a part of an Asia Pacific tour with the Intel World

Ahead program.

The primary charter of Barrett's visit is to drive the World Ahead Program

with communities, government and academia. This program aims to enhance lives by

accelerating access to uncompromised technology with focus on accessibility,

connectivity and education.

During his trip he will visit New Delhi and a tier-4 town to see how

technology is making a meaningful difference to people's lives. Dr. Barrett's

public engagements will include an address at a roundtable for the UN Global

Alliance for ICT and Development in New Delhi and meetings with government

officials. He will also be addressing a Digital Leaders Forum hosted by the

Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi.

Speaking on Barrett's trip to India, Ramamurthy Sivakumar, Country Manager,

Intel South Asia said, "As chairman for UN's Global Alliance for ICT and

Development, Dr. Barrett has been actively advocating pedagogic transformation

around the world and the value that technology can provide in raising social and

economic standards globally. Intel strongly believes technology has the

potential to transform businesses, while education can shape communities at

large. Intel India has made significant progress in enhancing our efforts in the

World Ahead program, since its launch, earlier this year. We are very happy to

welcome Barrett on his eighth visit to India."