Inveneo’s Executive Director to Join the ICT4D Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State

Inveneo is proud to announce that its Executive Director, Bruce Baikie, has recently accepted position as a member of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Development Subcommittee to the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee for International Communications and Information Policy. He has been chosen as one of 20 nationally recognized experts to be the first members of the ACICIP ICT4D Subcommittee, set to launch on July 8th, 2015.

Executive Director Bruce Baikie in Washington D.C.Executive Director Bruce Baikie in Washington D.C.

Mr. Baikie is thrilled to be a part of this exciting and innovative group of ICT leaders. “ICT has become an embedded part of any international aid or relief project, yet is still a challenge for governmental funding to fully support ICT in emerging regions. I hope to directly support policy to solve this critical piece of the aid and relief puzzle to provide positive outcomes to closing the digital divide,” says Baikie.
The Subcommittee was created to push the ICT field even further as technology continues to improve and transform lives around the world. Ambassador Sepulveda explains the agenda further: “This Subcommittee will develop a set of recommendations that the USG could take to leverage ICT to advance development objectives. ACICIP ICT4D Subcommittee recommendations will be reported to the full Advisory Committee, which will review the Subcommittee’s recommendations and, if approved, make appropriate recommendations to the Department of State to inform our policy positions.”
Congratulations, Bruce! The Inveneo team is proud to have its Executive Director be part of this powerful committee. This Subcommittee will surely make an incredible impact in the field of ICT for communities worldwide.