Mission and Vision

The Marconi Society was founded in 1974 by Gioia Marconi Braga to mark the centennial of her father, Guglielmo Marconi, and memorialize his spirit of ingenuity in service to humanity.

Widely credited as the inventor of radio, Guglielmo Marconi created the underlying technology for the connected world that provides benefits and opportunity to all those who can take advantage of it.

The Marconi Society celebrates, inspires, and connects those who have built on Marconi’s legacy.

In recognition of the importance of information and communications technology, as well as the gap in opportunity between those who have access and those who do not, the Marconi Society expanded its mission to focus on innovators whose work is in service of digital inclusivity.

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles are based on our commitment to digital inclusivity:

  1. All people should have access to information and communications technology (ICT). Access includes 1) necessary infrastructure such as secure and reliable connections and electricity; 2) affordability; 3) skills, awareness, and cultural acceptance to fully realize its benefits; and 4) localized adoption and use.
  1. ICT is essential to enable people to access the life-changing benefits of connectivity and be able to solve local and global challenges.
  1. ICT is an engine for economic growth and network technologies must continue to evolve to meet current and future demands.
  1. Access to ICT must be informed and led by local needs and requirements.


The Marconi Society envisions a world in which all people can create opportunity through the benefits of connectivity.


The Marconi Society’s mission is to celebrate, inspire, and connect individuals building tomorrow’s technologies in service of a digitally inclusive world.