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TEDTalks : Hector Ruiz- The Power to Connect the World

Author: Hector Ruiz; TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
Publisher: New York, NY : Films Media Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Executive chairman of Advanced Micro Devices, Hector Ruiz is passionate about the role of technology in education and empowering the underprivileged. Born in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Dr. Ruiz announced AMD's 50x15 Initiative at the 2004 World Economic Forum in Davos, which seeks to give 50 percent of the world's population access to the Internet by 2015. Ruiz contends that this company's plan is "not only possible;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Hector Ruiz
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hector Ruiz; TED (Organization); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Films on Demand.
OCLC Number: 796392198
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand digital educational video.
Item Number: 48356.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Description: 1 streaming video file (20 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: Inspirational childhood --
Helpful technology --
50x15 initiative --
Internet connectivity --
Elements of 50x15 initiative --
Internet connectivity for school children --
One laptop per child --
Past inspires the future.
Other Titles: Power to Connect the World
Responsibility: TED.

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Executive chairman of Advanced Micro Devices, Hector Ruiz is passionate about the role of technology in education and empowering the underprivileged. Born in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Dr. Ruiz announced AMD's 50x15 Initiative at the 2004 World Economic Forum in Davos, which seeks to give 50 percent of the world's population access to the Internet by 2015. Ruiz contends that this company's plan is "not only possible; it is perhaps the most important transformational event we will experience in our lifetime." Ruiz walks the audience through his company's initiative in this interesting TEDTalk.

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