Ericsson, Mashable and UN Foundation partner for social good summit


To increase awareness of how Technology for Good is
changing the world, Ericsson is the exclusive sponsor of the second annual
Social Good Summit in New York City, presented by Mashable, 92(nd) Street Y and
the United Nations Foundation.


Ericsson will present four topics during the course of the summit, consisting of
discussions with public and private leaders in the fields of education,
maternal health, micro-finance and technology.


The Social Good Summit (September 19-22) will engage
high-level influencers, innovators and bloggers to explore how Information and
Communications Technology (ICT) can address some of the world’s most compelling
issues today and tomorrow.


Ericsson president and chief executive officer Hans
Vestberg and Jeffrey Sachs, director, The Earth Institute, will take the stage
on September 20 to discuss 21st century education for all in a networked


“In today’s Networked Society, broadband and ICT
represent a force for good that is helping the world to be a better and more
sustainable place. Global challenges such as poverty, refugees, natural
disasters and the environment can be addressed by making mobile broadband
services available and affordable to the majority of the world’s population.
When we add the rapid deployment of powerful mobile devices and cloud
computing, we see the Networked Society expanding to fundamentally change the
way we work, live and interact. This is what we mean by ”echnology for
Good’,” said Elaine Weidman, head of Sustainability, Ericsson.


Ericsson India recently announced its plans to
step up managed services presence in the country. To meet the evolving needs of
operators for support and operations IT services, Ericsson, world’s largest
provider of telecom services and the 8th largest IT services
company, is investing further in competence in its Global Service Center (GSC)
in India.


The focus on managed services in India enables Ericsson
to handle remote operations and support for both telecom network and IT
operations. Consulting and systems integration will act as a door-opener into
the strategic IT domain which includes IT data centers, service layer, business
and operations support systems.


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