VIDEO: Haiti Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, a special guest in Silicon Valley California today
Watch the video... From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plans to spend Wednesday on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley's most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world's wealthiest and most successful corporate executives to share support and innovation with the Republic of Haiti...
Before heading out to the tech titans, Lamothe spoke to engineers, developers and marketing experts at a tech conference Tuesday in San Francisco.
During the meeting, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff asked Lamothe, who was joined by actor Sean Penn who is active in Haiti's recovery, how the thousands of companies represented there could help.
"All of them want to support you and help in your leadership and the redevelopment of Haiti," Benioff said.
"The Haitian government, we're trying our best to fight against extreme poverty, lift people out of poverty," Lamothe said. "The best way to do it is through technology."
For example, Lamothe said, storing government data in digital clouds would prevent it from being lost in natural disasters. He said the country is trying to build an information and communication system, an online architecture that could involve business and government.
Lamothe was slated Wednesday to meet with tech executives, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer. A spokesman said Lamothe also hoped to speak with Apple officials about new, educational initiatives.
Read the article in full at abcnews.go.com
"Storing government data in digital clouds..."
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