Square roundtable is a series of discussions with thought leaders and doers around the world.
Discussions focus on challenges they face as professionals and how connectivity can be part of a solution.
The philosophy is to address issues that cut across the verticals of society - work, transport, education, health, housing, utilities, government etc. - and find networked solutions to bring them closer together.
With an increasing proportion of elderly people, societies face challenges but also great opportunities to utilize ICT to create solutions to meet the needs and wants of a new senior class.
The power of connectivity can make a difference in public safety, emergency management, health care, business and social services. How can people be provided with equitable access to public services and opportunities irrespective of age or location?
Technologies enable people to interact, innovate and share information in totally new ways. People are empowered, business is liberated and the society is more transparent. But how to take advantage of all this? And what does it take to become a networked society?