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Mr  John  DAVIES

Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and General Manager, World Ahead Program, Intel

"The next major developments to grow the market and revolutionize broadband will be low-cost computers and a change in business model to prepaid broadband."

John E. Davies is vice president of the Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of the Intel World Ahead Program. The program promotes increased access to technology in emerging markets, enabling millions to be part of the computing and connected world for the first time, and has helped improve education and healthcare, stimulate economies, and enrich lives around the world.

During his 32 years with Intel, Davies has worked in various senior engineering, marketing, and management positions. He has been director of Marketing for the Mobile Computing Group and vice president and marketing director for the Consumer Desktop Products Group. In late 90's, Davies was vice president and general manager of Intel Asia Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong.

Davies was born in London, England. He received his bachelor's degree in Chemistry and his doctorate in Solid State Physics from Imperial College, London University. Prior to joining Intel, Davies worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at IBM and as a development engineer at Philips in the UK.

Intel has awarded Davies two prestigious Individual Achievement Awards for establishing Intel in the European automotive market in 1986, and for driving Intel's mobile computing architecture into the Japanese market in 1992. More recently, he won Latin Trade's BRAVO award for 2010 Technology Leader of the Year.