Physicist Stuart Parkin wins 2014 Millennium Technology prize for opening big data era
Technology Academy Finland (TAF) has declared innovator Prof. Stuart Parkin as winner of the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, the prominent award for technological innovation. Parkin’s innovations have led to a huge expansion of data acquisition and storage capacities, which in turn have underpinned the evolution of large data centres and cloud services, social networks, music and film distribution online. The prize is worth one million euros.
Minister Erkki Tuomioja: Everyone can promote human rights through their own actions
“The recognition awarded to Liisa Kauppinen also encourages those working with human rights in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs,” Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said at the reception held in honour of the disabled persons’ rights activist who was granted the United Nations Human Rights Prize.
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