Three pillars on which a smart economy can thrive – Craig Barrett

9 Feb 2010

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Smart people, doing smart things in a smart entrepreneurial environment – these are the ingredients that ex-Intel CEO Craig Barrett said are necessary for the future success and survival of the Irish economy.

Ireland will need to move beyond an average education system, average investment in R&D, poor support for entrepreneurs and below average broadband infrastructure if it is to thrive in the post-recession world economic order, Barrett told the country’s political and academic elite last night

At a crowded Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin, Barrett echoed his sentiment that Ireland, like many Western economies, is in a battle to sustain the standards of living they had become used to.

Read more of Three pillars on which a smart economy can thrive – Craig Barrett at Digital 21.

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By John Kennedy

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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