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John Paul Farmer
John Paul Farmer

"One of the most famous tenants staying here was the 27th vice president of the United States James Sherman working alongside with the US president William Howard Taft at the beginning of the last century,"said H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov, The Ambassador of Kazakhstan, while opening an evening of Tech-in-G0v Salon “Connecting the Unconnected”  at the residence co-hosted by Kathy Kemper, CEO and Founder of the Institute For Education.

“We are delighted to host distinguished speakers and guests for a timely discussion on the connected and the unconnected. The internet and technology revolutionized our world enabling social economic change, internet connectivity’s basic human rights and essential elements of sustainable development goals as it was mentioned by the Secretary General in his speech at the United Nations. Some say that the digital era is turning machines into people. I think that machines cannot replace people but can become partners. Technologists are not about leaving people unemployed but enabling people to do more valuable and important things. My country ranked number 39 in the UN countries for its government development in this. My country is playing a major role in promoting global internet connectivity and we draw from the best experience of our partners around the world.”