Internet expert heads to Qatar

Dr Jeffrey Cole will inaugurate Northwestern University in Qatar’s “Media Vision” conference

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Internet expert heads to Qatar Dr Jeffrey Cole, director of the Centre for the Digital Future and a renowned expert on use of the internet and broadband technology will inaugurate Northwestern University in Qatar’s “Media Vision” conference on 21st November.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 17, 2011

Dr Jeffrey Cole, director of the Centre for the Digital Future and a renowned expert on use of the internet and broadband technology will inaugurate Northwestern University in Qatar's "Media Vision" conference on 21st November, with a discussion on "Surveying the Digital Future: What Everyone Needs to Know about the Internet."

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 7pm at the W Hotel in West Bay.

"The Media Vision series will feature conversations and presentations by world leaders in digital and global media, from thought leaders to industry executives and regulatory authorities, among others," says Dr Everette E Dennis, dean and chief executive officer of Northwestern University in Qatar. "Jeffrey Cole is the ideal person to inaugurate this series since he has a broad world view of the digital revolution and knows both its social impact as well as the changing contours of internet use. Having seen him appear before audiences in venues around the world from industry conferences and thought leader seminars to academic meetings, I know he is a one-of-a-kind expert on this subject. He has tracked the internet from the get-go and the results are impressive."  

Dr Cole is an expert in the field of technology and emerging media and will present a report based on a ten-year longitudinal study of people's use of the internet and broadband technologies-and how that has affected our lives, media use, politics, and business.

He will integrate insights from his World Internet Project, an ongoing assessment that spans five continents and more than 25 countries.

Dr Cole's research on internet use is based at USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and is also being conducted in a growing number of countries worldwide, including the United Arab Emirates.

Dr Cole will be in residence at NU-Q the week of 21st November and will serve as a resource for students, faculty and staff, speaking to classes and holding private consultations. He will also be meeting with industry and community leaders to exchange knowledge and share expertise.

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