Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square
Oxford, England

Technology Futures Network is delighted to welcome Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel, to highlight the emerging trends in technology and business that can help address the challenges we all face in the world ahead.

The Business of Innovation

The borderless nature of the global economy is enabled by technology, and it is through technology and education that the economic potential of more than a billion people around the world has been realized.

The challenge today is to harness the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation that drives technology to create opportunities for the next billion. Leaders within universities, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, social entrepreneurs, and corporations are at the heart of an economic movement that transforms business, education and health care globally everyday – and technology is the tool.

Date: Tuesday, 30th September 2008
Venue: Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre
Saïd Business School
Oxford University
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

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about the speaker

Craig R. Barrett

Craig Barrett is chairman of the board of Intel Corporation and a leading advocate for improving education in the U.S. and around the world. He is also a vocal spokesman for the value technology can provide in raising social and economic standards globally.

Craig Barrett was born Aug. 29, 1939, in San Francisco, Calif. He attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California from 1957 to 1964, and received his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science. After graduation, he joined the faculty of Stanford University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and remained through 1974, rising to the rank of Associate Professor. Dr. Barrett was a Fulbright Fellow at Danish Technical University in Denmark in 1972 and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England from 1964 to 1965. Dr. Barrett is the author of over 40 technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure on the properties of materials, and a textbook on materials science, Principles of Engineering Materials.

Dr. Barrett joined Intel Corporation in 1974 as a technology development manager. He was named a vice president of the corporation in 1984, promoted to senior vice president in 1987, and executive vice president in 1990. Dr. Barrett was elected to Intel Corporation's Board of Directors in 1992 and was named the company's chief operating officer in 1993. He became Intel's fourth president in May 1997, chief executive officer in 1998 and chairman of the Board on May 18, 2005.

Dr. Barrett serves as chairman of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and is an appointee to the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and to the American Health Information Community. He co-chairs the Business Coalition for Student Achievement and the National Innovation Initiative Leadership Council, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the U.S. Council for International Business. As chair of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Barrett promotes the Academy and its policies to the engineering community and the public. In addition, he is a member of the National Governors' Association Task Force on "Innovation America," the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and the Committee on Scientific Communication and National Security. Dr. Barrett also serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the National Forest Foundation, Achieve, and TechNet.

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