Jim Bettison Memorial Oration – Kicking the Infrastructure Habit

Date: 1:15 pm | Saturday 8 October 2011

Venue: Elder Hall

Modern communications systems use extensive and expensive infrastructure to deliver services we could only dream of a few decades ago. This works for those who enjoy peace and sufficient wealth, but fails to reach the last billion people in poorer countries, as well as those in remote, emergency or disaster situations. Now modern mobile phones have the potential to communicate directly, to form networks without reliance on any infrastructure. The Serval Project based at Flinders University is turning this dream into a reality. It is working to make communications available to everyone, anywhere, any time, especially to those who need it most.


The Jim Bettison Memorial oration is generously supported by the family of HeIen James and Jim Bettison.

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