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Speech: Cebit 2014: David Cameron's Speech


Prime Minister David Cameron's speech to the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover, Germany


Published on 10 March 2014



by The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

(WireNews)

London, England

The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

PM at CeBIT: UK and Germany can lead technological revolution

What can I say – music, violins, a robot thespian – this is how I spend all my Sunday nights.

It is a huge pleasure to be here and can I say to the Chancellor what an honour it is for the UK to co-host this event.

Germany is a country with a proud history in technology from the Fraunhofer institutes in your towns to the tech start-ups in Berlin and of course this world-leading conference we are opening here today.

As that advertisement we all grew up hearing said: “Vorsprung Durch Technik” and it is that spirit we are celebrating tonight.

Progress through technology. And what remarkable progress we see.

Today we can put in our pockets a computer more powerful than any computer in the world 20 years ago.

Just a decade ago – Skype was a typo, a tweet was something you heard from a bird, a cloud was something you saw in the sky – not somewhere you stored your data.

Companies that are starting in people’s garages and bedrooms one year are going stratospheric the next.

This is a world on fast forward a world of permanent technological revolution and in this world, countries like the UK and Germany will only succeed if we have a relentless drive for new ideas and innovations.

That’s why I am here today. And I have come here with a mission and a message.


For more information about this press release including the Mission and contact details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/cebit-2014-david-camerons-speech

 


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Posted 2014-03-10 10:50:00