Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Interview with Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

Interview by ETNO Digital
Wednesday 25 April 12

“A drop of copper prices is not likely to trigger new investments and we share this opinion”

ETNO: What is your view on the role that ICT can play in reversing the global economic crisis?   Mr. Verwaayen: Of course ICT has a role; it is even predominant to the reversing of the global economic crisis. ICT investment is an enabler of global recovery and trade. ICT infrastructure is a vital part of economy and society, either providing essential goods and services or constituting the underpinning platform of other critical infrastructures/sector. Although the global economic crisis has had an impact on business growth and individual consumption, it has also sparked opportunities. ICT acts as a multiplier for economic growth. This can be seen most clearly in the area of trade. By making supply chains more efficient, collaboration richer, financial transactions faster, pricing more dynamic and processes transparent, ICT can accelerate the flow of goods and services across national borders. Underpinned by effective competition, ICT stimulates and improves trade by connecting people and places previously not connected and by bringing velocity to the progress of new ideas…

ETNO: What is your view on the role that ICT can play in reversing the global economic crisis?   Mr. Verwaayen: Of course ICT has a role; it is even predominant to the reversing of the global economic crisis. ICT investment is an enabler of global recovery and trade. ICT infrastructure is a vital part of economy and society, either providing essential goods and services or constituting the underpinning platform of other critical infrastructures/sector. Although the global economic crisis has had an impact on business growth and individual consumption, it has also sparked opportunities. ICT acts as a multiplier for economic growth. This can be seen most clearly in the area of trade. By making supply chains more efficient, collaboration richer, financial transactions faster, pricing more dynamic and processes transparent, ICT can accelerate the flow of goods and services across national borders. Underpinned by effective competition, ICT stimulates and improves trade by connecting people and places previously not connected and by bringing velocity to the progress of new ideas…

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