Leveraging Technology Innovation to Solve Development Challenges: A Case Study from HP

September 23, 2011 • 5:00 – 6:00 pm EDT

Part of the Chevron Forum on Development


Gabi Zedlmayer
Vice President, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP

Alex Dehgan
Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator, 
U.S. Agency for International Development

Innovation in technology has been recognized by NGOs, government agencies, and private companies as a source of great potential for solving traditional global development challenges. HP is harnessing that potential by leveraging its expertise in information technology and applying it to enrich societies around the world. 

On September 23, Gabi Zedlmayer discussed HP's overall social innovation strategy and how the company has applied existing technologies to solve societal problems, specifically in the areas of infant HIV testing, counterfeit medicines, education and entrepreneurship. Dr. Alex Dehgan highlighted USAID's focus on science and technology and finding innovative solutions to development problems by engaging universities, using geospatial analysis to improve emergency planning and response, and building a greater science and technology capacity at USAID.      
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development