Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT

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  • Subject: Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT
  • From: "Joe Woods"
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 13:09:10 +0200

I like what Dr. Falzon has to say..
perhaps instead of just talking of european cultures
we can also consider euro-african cultures. Africa
offers some fascinating opportunities in software development and bridging the digital divide initiatives..
I believe we malta can make a contribution..both the US and Europe are interested in ddevelopment of a continent with 600 million people and 1 million
telephone sets...
Joe Woods
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT

I'm not sure whether this idea could be called a scenario, but a future I see would be one where, particularly in education, ICT is much more European in dimension.  It seems that currently, most software and therefore IT education, knowledge and even thought processes are based on US creations.  A possible scenario would therefore be Malta being a centre (or playing a central role) for the creation of a European knowledge-based society where all the various European cultures (particularly north and south) are brought together to create and advance a European thought-process, which is undeniably different from an American process.
Also, I also see a scenario where ICT, notwithstanding developments etc., is kept at citizen level becoming a tool to implement social policies at every social level.
I hope I have been clear and that this could help in some way.
Dr. Neil Falzon
46/3, South Street, Valletta VLT 11, Malta.
Tel:   (+356) 21232551
Fax:  (+356) 21237277
E-mail:   [email protected]
Website: http://www.eurisconsult.com
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 1:33 PM
Subject: eForesee malta-ict: Scenarios for Malta in ICT

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to initiate an on-line discussion on alternative futures for Malta in ICT. We would like you to send us up to ten different scenario themes for Malta in ICT.
These can be scenario themes focused on:
  • specific niche areas (e.g. Malta as an e-learning hub)
  • or ICT-enabled initiatives (e.g. on-line gambling)
  • or telecomms-related initiatives
  • or any other ideas in general !!
Ideally, this exercise should not involve too much time - maximum 30 minutes - just jot down what comes immediately to mind. So send us your feedback if possible by Thursday 22 August. 
Looking forward to hearing from you,

Dr. Jennifer Cassingena Harper
Head, Policy Unit,
Malta Council for Science and Technology
Villa Bighi, Bighi, Kalkara CSP 11, Malta
email: [email protected]     http://www.mcst.org.mt
direct dial-in: +356 23602125
tel. +356 21 660340 (fax) +356 21 660341

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