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Do You Believe in Magic?

November 18, 2013

To some it may seem like it could take a little magic to transform Africa into a global Internet leader in the next 10 years. Such doubters should be reminded that 2013 Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Nii Quaynor, who is committed to making that transformation a reality, is indeed a magician.

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Using Mobile Technology to Help Folks Survive Cyclones, Tsunamis and Political Disasters

October 21, 2013

Today, as professor of computer science at the Asian Institute of Technology and director of its Internet Education and Research Lab, Internet Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Kanchana Kanchansut is concentrating on advancing mobile technology.

“Instead of connecting one computer to another, I’m interested in moving nodes, operated wirelessly,” she says. One major motivation for that interest is the violent weather events to which southeast Asia is prone.

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Qatar Becomes Most-networked Arab Nation Under First Female ICT Minister

October 17, 2013

Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber, a 2013-14 Internet Hall of Fame Advisory Board member, is Qatar’s first-ever minister of Information and Communication Technology, and the third Qatari woman to assume a ministerial position in the state. Under her leadership, Qatar has become the most-networked Arab nation, putting it on par with the UK and South Korea.