Innovation Community Can Help Bring Hope and Opportunity, Says Intel Chairman Craig Barrett

Today, I was talking with CNBC reporter Jim Goldman, who called Intel Chairman Craig Barrett the Johnny Appleseed of Technology, describing Dr. Barrett’s travel record and devotion to helping governments grow from the benefits of technology.

Today on stage at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dr. Barrett talked about some of the key places technology is being used, then how WiMAX is helping bring new services to people around the world. In this video, he describes the spread of WiMAX and that the technology is likely reach 50 million people by the end of this year and more than a million people by around 2012.

ZDNet asks: Has Intel’s Craig Barrett taken over Bill Gates’ role as the chief ambassador of IT?.