Hello from Mei Lin…
We’ve come a long way since the People Centered Internet kicked off at Stanford in 2015. So when Vint Cerf as our Chairman called for a “Marshall Plan” for Puerto Rico, we knew this was the moment we were waiting for. Dr. David Bray, our Executive Director joined us after serving as CIO of the FCC has spoken of the transition from eGov to ePublic Service and the key role that #PositiveChangeAgents will play. As we reached out to our community we have been deeply touched and inspired by the response – a global network is mobilizing, to name just one: Women’s Campaign International is working shoulder to shoulder with us.
Our PCI team will be introducing Project Coqui led by Melvin Cordova and the “Dream Hubs” work led by Marti Grimminck. By listening to the voice of the people in the local communities in Puerto Rico, we can develop projects that are sustainable. These were the factors that enabled Singapore’s success: Invest in people, the most powerful underutilized asset will payback 100-fold.
Together, we can take action for a better future, demonstrating the power of the Internet of the people by the people for the people.
Join us to assure a better future that everyone can be part of creating.
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PCI Chairman Vint Cerf will be mid-pen for an evening fundraiser for Puerto Rico on March 6. Let me know if you can join us: Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you an invitation.
P.S. We welcome donations of smartphones – Project Coqui lands in Puerto Rico Tuesday February 27th.
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step.
Vision Puerto Rico — Community-Led Action for Immediate and Long-Term Vitality
March 10, 2018
10 am – 3 pm
Knight Management Center
Join us for an interactive meeting featuring GSB alumni and others who are at the forefront of implementing real solutions in Puerto Rico. José E. Feliciano, MBA ’99, the 2018 Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership Award recipient, will kick off an exciting array of on-the-ground efforts for you to hear about and discuss. Your ideas will be captured using interactive audience polling. We invite you to bring your data-enabled device to participate in real-time polling.
This event is a part of Vision 2025: Diversity & Community at the GSB, an alumni-led initiative that seeks to engage the Stanford community in activities that honor our diversity and build our community.