Discussion with guest experts on BOP and inclusive business
The Internet is creating new opportunities for its 2.4 billion users worldwide. However, these opportunities can be lost amid information disparities (digital divide) in developing countries where ICT infrastructure is inadequate.
The Fujitsu Group has declared its intent to take on the challenge of changing society by 2020 through the "Three Powers of ICT." With regard to one of these, "The Power to Provide Equal Opportunities to All People," the Fujitsu Group is undertaking partnership development and field surveys aimed at developing countries. To help put this into concrete practice, Fujitsu invited global experts to a discussion on the theme of "Cultivating the BOP market (Prospects for the Future)." An overview of the discussion follows.
Date held: February 27, 2013
Armin Bauer, Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank
Robert de Jongh, CEO, Red Mantra Group
Kanji Hayashi, Head of NTT Data Global Business Unit
Mikito Kiname, Executive Vice President, Marketing Unit
Yoshihiko Tokumaru, Corporate Senior Vice President, Fujitsu Research Institute
Takafumi Ikuta, Senior Research Fellow, Economic Research Center, Fujitsu Research Institute (secretariat)
Sogo Fujisaki, Director, CSR Department (secretariat)
* The positions and titles of participants are as of the time of the dialogue.