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Dr. Parag Khanna to Discuss the Future of Globalization at 2014 Ministers’ Roundtable in Antigua & Barbuda


February 3, 2014

Ottawa, Canada (February 3, 2014) – FreeBalance, a leading vendor of Government Resource Planning (GRP) software, is pleased to announce Dr. Parag Khanna as a guest speaker at the bi-annual Ministers’ Roundtable event taking place between February 2-5, 2014 in Antigua & Barbuda. Dr. Khanna’s presentation “The Future of Globalization: Strategic Trends, Economic Competition & Technological Innovation” will explore how globalization has withstood the financial crisis and continues to expand and integrate all markets and societies of the world.

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute. “For the first time in human history, globalization is actually global, ushering in a new era of strategic competition on the geopolitical, geo-economic, and geo-technological levels”, said Dr. Khanna. “Dr. Khanna will be presenting at the Ministers’ Roundtable on February 3, 2014. The roundtable event will focus on how participating countries have leveraged technology to drive sustainable government reform and modernization efforts.

Dr. Khanna is Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, and Adjunct Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, and Bachelors and Masters degrees from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Born in India, Parag grew up in the United Arab Emirates, New York, and Germany.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance is recognized as a leader in fast, adaptable and successful GRP implementations. FreeBalance provides software solutions for public financial and human resource management, and supports reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit

About the Ministers’ Roundtable
The bi-annual Ministers’ Roundtable event runs from February 2-5, 2014 in St. John’s Antigua & Barbuda. The roundtable sessions focus on how participating countries have leveraged technology to drive sustainable government reform and modernization efforts. The Ministers’ Roundtable provides an opportunity to share lessons learned and good practices from the implementation of technology to support Public Financial Management (PFM) reform. Previous Ministers’ Roundtable events were held in Istanbul, Turkey (2012) and Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010).


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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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