President Paul Kagame, who currently is on a working visit to the United States, was to address the World Technology Summit in New York late yesterday.
According to a release from the Office of the President, at the invitation of the World Technology Network (WTN), President Kagame was to speak on the strategic role of technology in national development in the age of an increasingly connected global community.
The WTN is a global think tank whose members are all focused on the business and science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types into reality.
Its membership is comprised of approximately 1,000 members from more than 60 countries, judged by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world.
Apart from being one of the event’s Speakers, Kagame was also last month announced as one of the international nominees for the World Technology Awards.
Nominees to the award include individuals and organizations considered to be doing the innovative work of “the greatest likely long-term significance” in their fields.
President Kagame was nominated in the “Policy” category along with US President Barack Obama, the European Commission’s Janecz Potocnik, the New York Times’s Tom Friedman and several others.
Other categories include Space, Law, IT software, Finance, Health and Medicine, Ethics, Environment and Entertainment.
Members are focused on the business and science of bringing important emerging technologies of all types.
The awards have been presented annually since 2000.