Tej Kohli, Global

Tej Kohli believes that connectivity is crucial to economic opportunity. Sellers need to connect with buyers. Technical innovation rarely takes place in a vacuum – with ideas propagating from one area to another. Unbelievably, at the end of 2013 there were 3.4 billion unique mobile phone subscribers, equivalent to just under half the world’s population. This is forecast to grow to 4.3 billion by 2020.  Even more staggering, by 2020 2.3 billion people are anticipated to have mobile internet offering 4G connectivity. Never in world history will so many people have access to information as well as the ability to connect with so many people. This can only provide a major boost to people’s economic prospects and well-being.