4 technologies with huge potential for development

Sara Agarwal (HP): Four IT technologies that could have huge impact

Which new information technologies have the potential to make the most social impact?

In this video interview, Devex Impact reporter Adva Saldinger asked Sara Agarwal, director of international finance organizations at Hewlett-Packard, who mentioned four technologies that are currently “under-utilized” in international development:

● Cloud computing.

● Social computing.

● Big data.

● 3D printing.

Watch the above clip to learn more from Agarwal, co-author of the recent report “Getting leapfrogging right: Adapting the latest tech trends to developing nations,” about the benefits these technologies can bring and how to best apply them to development programs around the world.

About the author

  • Carlos Santamaria

    Carlos is a former associate editor for breaking news in Devex's Manila-based news team. He joined Devex after a decade working for international wire services Reuters, AP, Xinhua, EFE ,and Philippine social news network Rappler in Madrid, Beijing, Manila, New York, and Bangkok. During that time, he also covered natural disasters on the ground in Myanmar and Japan.