Lynn St. Amour authors Global Innovation Index chapter

Lynn St Amour[Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland — 28 June 2012] — Internet Society President and Chief Executive Officer, Lynn St. Amour, authored a chapter for The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2012 titled “The Internet: An Unprecedented and Unparalleled Platform for Innovation and Change.” The Internet has become integral to business, communication, education, and community building, as well as an essential tool in social life, empowering individuals and communities in ways previously unimagined. These linkages create unparalleled opportunity by facilitating and encouraging creativity and collaboration. This chapter explores how the evolution of the open, global Internet inspires technological, societal, and knowledge innovation.

The launch of the GII 2012 will be held at WIPO headquarters in Geneva on 3 July, 2012. The event will focus on the theme of “Stronger Innovation Linkages for Global Growth,” with an emphasis on the changing geography and best practices for innovation in the context of a prolonged economic crisis.

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