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"Hi Doug, Hope you're very well. I was wondering if you would be interested in connecting with us on twitter? @leadint We’d love to be able to work together if possible. Cheers Taz"
Jul 17, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"M2M -- yes! For example, in the case of solar home systems, M2M communication (via a phone chip and sim card in the solar system) allows for the system to be enabled and disabled remotely, which facilitates pay-as-you-go.  But an unexpected…"
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"I particularly liked Mike's story of mobile banking allowing consumers or small business owners to develop a trustworthy credit history that can qualify them for loans. This is another example of leapfrogging, where the systems that grow up in…"
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"Hi Courtney, I agree with you about markets enabling the cream to rise to the top.  I much prefer to see customers choose the products and service that work best for them rather than have it decided for them. On the topic of standards, which…"
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"Access to electricity can be a major limitation.  Products designed for a western market may not handle power outages well.  That was the motivation for our work on solar chargers and motorcycle-to-phone chargers."
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"Hi Paolo, nice to e-meet you. I've seen incredible adoption of mpesa in Kenya, and I'm curious what you all think about how mobile money can spread to other countries.  In our work in Nigeria we've experimented with…"
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"Since land lines are not available in much of the developing world, the availability of mobile phones represents a fundamental transformation, not just an incremental improvement. For health, my former host family in rural Gambia can use phones to…"
Jun 11, 2014
Doug Ricket replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - ICT and Social Impact
"Good morning all!  I'm Doug from SVTP here.  Thanks Zahid and Business Fights Poverty for hosting."
Jun 11, 2014

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Job Title
CEO
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Silicon Valley Technology Partners
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I am an entrepreneur, I am a social entrepreneur
Website:
http://svtp.com
About my work:
Silicon Valley Technology Partners designs, manufacturers, and distributes consumer hardware products that improve quality of life in the developing world.
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Environment, Inclusive Business Models, Partnerships, Technology

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At 12:52 on July 17, 2014, Taz Burwaiss said…

Hi Doug,

Hope you're very well. I was wondering if you would be interested in connecting with us on twitter? @leadint

We’d love to be able to work together if possible.

Cheers

Taz

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