Today at Dell World, Bill Clinton went on stage and spoke to the audience about the evolution in technology. Roughly 20 years ago when he took office (1993 to 2001), the average cell phone weighed 5 pounds. He sent 2 emails during his presidency.
Technology has advanced considerably since then, hasn't it?
Now, at the age of 66, Clinton is busy with the Clinton Foundation - set up to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods and health and wellness, and protect the environment.
Here at Dell World, Clinton spoke about the childhood obesity epidemic that is being fought through better nutrition and changes in dietary habits. He spoke about the advances in pediatric cancer research that are possible due to collaborative data sharing. He mentioned the Health Matters conference that's organized by the Clinton Foundation.
Clinton also spoke about global economic issues around inequality, the importance of non-zero-sum, and how the future depends on creative networks of cooperation. He also entertained the audience by wearing some stylish cowboy boots, thus proving that he's a real cowboy.
Bill Clinton will be speaking at HIMSS 2013, so I look forward to seeing him again in a few months.