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“Innovating together:
connectivity that matters”

 

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Sunday, 08 September 2019

CTO Meeting
09:30 - 16:00
Specialized Session

By invitation only.

For more information, please visit https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/tsbdir/cto/

Monday, 09 September 2019

Opening Ceremony
09:15 - 10:00
Ceremony

The official event launch, opening ITU Telecom World 2019 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including ministers, regulators, C-level industry representatives, heads of international organizations, exhibitors, Forum speakers and accredited media.

Doors open at 8:30 and guests are kindly asked to be seated by no later than 9:00

Open toall Pass categories

Speakers

Mr. Houlin Zhao

International Telecommunication Union

Secretary-General

United Nations

Mr. Francis Gurry

World Intellectual Property Organization

Director General

United Nations

Mr. His Excellency Nguyen Manh Hung

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Minister

Viet Nam

Mr. His Excellency Viktor Orbán

Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Hungary

Networking Break hosted by KT
10:00 - 10:45
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – The Case of Uganda
10:45 - 12:00
Partner Session

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are Uganda’s engine for economic growth and development. Over 2.5 million peopleare employed in this sector, where they account for approximately 90% of the entire private sector, generating over 80% of manufactured output that contributes 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

MSMEs are therefore key for entrepreneurial development, poverty alleviation and improved quality of life. They provide the economy with a continuous supply of ideas, skills and innovation necessary to promote competition and the efficient allocation of scarce resources.

Despite playing this important role, MSMEs are running out of business at the rate of 50% annually. They lack sufficient capital to drive their operations and are unable to leverage ICTs for improved performance and profitability. A study conducted by the Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises Uganda (FSMEU) found that 72% of MSMEs in Uganda suffer from a digital skills gap. Two thirds did not know how to use a computer and three quarters had no functional websites. Such challenges hold back high potential MSMEs, yet their growth would benefit the whole value chain, including suppliers, processors, distributors and storage facilities.

The workshop will underscore the importance of MSMEs in Uganda and Africa, highlighting interventions that have been made at policy and regulatory level to help them leverage digitalisation for improved performance.

Open to all Pass categories

Keynote speaker

Mr. Nyombi Thembo

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Director for the Rural Development Fund (RCDF)

Uganda

Moderator

Mr. Geoffrey Sengendo

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Head, Technical Services: RCDF

Uganda

Panelists

Mr. Barnabás Csikós

INPUT Program

Business Development Team Leader

Hungary

Mr. Advocate John Omo

African Telecommunications Union

Secretary-General

Kenya

Exhibition open
11:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories

Networking Lunch
12:00 - 13:30
Networking Event

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis

SME Programme opening and SME Workshop: Storytelling for start-ups: creating a pitch that captures media and audience
13:30 - 14:30
SME Programme

The SME Programme at ITU Telecom World 2019 will be officially opened with welcome remarks and an introduction to ITU from Mr Christopher Clark.

This will be followed by the SME Workshop on storytelling for startups, exploring how to tell your pitch as a story and capture the attention of your audience, including media, potential investors and partners.

Speaker: Ms Valentina Primo

Open to all Pass categories

Speaker

Mrs. Valentina Primo

Startups Without Borders

Founder and CEO

Egypt

Innovating together: connectivity that matters
13:45 - 15:30
Forum Session

Connectivity is central to development throughout the world, producing a direct, positive and measurable impact on economies and benefiting lives across every sector of society. Ensuring universal access to high-speed Internet, and the services, applications and products it enables, is essential. But it is not enough. To be meaningful, connectivity must be affordable, fit-for-purpose and relevant to local contexts, supported by digital literacy and skills, and accessible to the digitally disenfranchised such as those in rural and remote areas.

What innovative solutions, hybrid technology mixes and cross-sector partnerships can drive universal access? How can innovative regulatory approaches, government initiatives or incentives, and industry models impact on increasing meaningful connectivity? Can we nurture a culture of responsible innovation, rather than innovation for innovation’s sake? How can we work together to bring about meaningful, inclusive and relevant connectivity that improves lives everywhere?

The Forum Summit is the flagship session of ITU Telecom World, setting the scene for the Forum debates to follow with a mixture of keynote  speeches and interactive panel discussions. The Forum Summit is an outstanding opportunity for all event participants to hear expert insight, gain international perspectives, and understand the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation at the very highest level.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

International Telecommunication Union

Secretary-General

United Nations

Keynote speakers

Dr. His Excellency Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Governor

Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Hamad Al Mansoori

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Director-General

United Arab Emirates

Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

Euronews

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

International Telecommunication Union

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

United Nations

Ms. Amanda Nelson

Vodafone Hungary

Chief Executive Officer

Hungary

Mr. Francis Gurry

World Intellectual Property Organization

Director General

United Nations

Péter Halácsy

Prezi

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Hungary

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly
14:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven  ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only

9th ITU Telecom World Spectrum and Technology Workshop
14:30 - 17:00
Partner Session

Under the theme of “Building a 5G Global Community: Innovation, Openness and Cooperation”, the 9th Spectrum and Technology Workshop will be jointly hosted by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), China Mobile and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) in the afternoon of Sep. 9th in Budapest, Hungary during ITU Telecom World 2019.

As 5G approaches, it will unleash the limitless possibilities and enable more exciting services and application in our society.This workshop will bring together delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and industry partners to not onlyshare views on 5G spectrum planning and allocation, 5G development strategy and industrial cooperation, but also discuss the key topics such as how operators serve the vertical market using efficient spectrum and innovative technologies.

The agenda of thesession is available here

Open to all Pass categories

Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

International Telecommunication Union

Secretary-General

United Nations

His Excellency Zhaoxiong Chen

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Vice Minister

China

Mr. Xin Dong

China Mobile Communications Corporation

Vice President

China

Keynote speakers

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

SoftBank Corporation

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

Japan

Ms. Yuhong Huang

China Mobile Research Institute

Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager

China

Mr. Balazs Bertenyi

3GPP

Chairman

Hungary

Ms. Yanbin Li

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance

Deputy Secretary-General

China

Karin Thurberg

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

Director of Product Management Europe Branch, Wireless Network Product Line

Sweden

Mr. Peng Zhao

GSMA

Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

United Kingdom

Moderator

Mr. Magnus Ewerbring

Ericsson

CTO for Asia Pacific

China

Panelists

Mr. Uwe Baeder

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Director, International Relations

Germany

Mr. Yang Wang

China Electric Power Research Institute

Chief Engineer of ICT Department

China

Mr. Juan-Antonio Ibanez

Telefon AB - LM Ericsson

Researcher

Sweden

SME Pitching
14:45 - 17:00
SME Programme

Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

14:45 – 15:45

Pitching Session 1A (Stage A) and 1B (Stage B)

16:00 – 17:00

Pitching Session 2A (Stage A) and 2B (Stage B)

Networking Break hosted by KT
15:30 - 16:00
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Accelerating digital transformation through ICT centric ecosystem
16:00 - 17:30
Specialized Session

World leaders may have embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2015, but technology is changing fast, and continuing to disrupt economies and lives everywhere. If we are to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship must converge through new thinking, and leverage an ecosystem approach to fostering digital development. As newer technologies appear, unexpected challenges in growth, inclusion and job creation arise for policymakers.  

The capacity of entrepreneurs to take ideas to market is the biggest source of job creation. Through entrepreneurship, innovators create startups, which can grow to become small and medium businesses, some of which are ultimately able to sustain high growth. National programmes and pol icies need constant adaptation due to the constantly changing environment – but this is often happening too slowly, increasing the digital innovation divide. What has been the experience of different countries in terms of key actions taken to build competitive innovation ecosystems and close this innovation gap? How can ITU help countries to navigate the changing technology landscape through innovation?

Session supported within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on ICT-CentricInnovation Ecosystems.  

Open to all Pass categories

Opening Remarks

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

International Telecommunication Union

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

United Nations

Moderator
Panelists

Ms. Her Excellency Pinky Kekana

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

Deputy Minister

South Africa

Ms. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti

General Secretariat of Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Secretary-General

Indonesia

Ms. Ratka Strugar

Ministry of Economy

General Director, Directorate of Electronic Communications, Postal Service and Radio Spectrum

Republic of Montenegro

Mr. Prof. Konstantinos Masselos

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

President

Greece

Ms. Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Director for PAR/Advisor for IT and Entrepreneurship

Republic of Serbia

Mr. Leigh Purnell

Petalite Limited

CEO

United Kingdom

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Rohde & Schwarz
16:45 - 18:00
Networking Event

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following the first day of event activities, hosted by Rohde & Schwarz, leading supplier of wireless communication and RF test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity and network technology.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders

Host Country Gala Evening
19:00 - 22:30
Networking Event

Held in the stunning neo-Renaissance Castle Garden Bazaar complex overlooking the Buda riverfront, the spectacular Gala Evening offers a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event. A full programme of entertainment features the fascinating colours, culture and traditions of the host nation, Hungary, including a dramatic drone show finale.

Open to all Leader, Executive, Forum and invited Exhibition pass holders who have confirmed attendance at badge collection plus all media pass holders who have confirmed attendance.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly
09:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only

Investing in the digital future: towards gigabit infrastructure and society
09:15 - 10:30
Specialized Session

Investment in ICT infrastructure, such as broadband rollout, is a vital step to promote sustainable development, social integration and the development of gigabit society. An enabling environment is a key determinant of investment dynamics. This session will provide a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion of high level representatives from public and private sectors, development banks, regional and international organizations. It is held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Broadband infrastructure, broadcasting and spectrum management, which aims to facilitate high-speed connectivity through resilient and synergistic infrastructure development, deployment and sharing, whilst ensuring the quality of user experience.

What are the keymeasures that may help countries attract investment in the ICT sector, and what are the existing and emerging opportunities - as well as related challenges? What mapping systems can be used, including investment opportunities mapping systems and financing opportunities from regional and international financial institutions? How can agile national policies and strategies for digital sustainable development be created? What can be learnt from showcase case studies throughout Europe, in particular South Eastern Europe, and what are the best practices, issues and opportunities commonly encountered?

Open to all Pass categories

Moderator
Panelists

His Excellency Damjan Manchevski

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Minister

Republic of North Macedonia

Ms. Her Excellency Dorina Cinari

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Deputy Minister

Albania

Ms. Lise Fuhr

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

Director General

Belgium

Mr. Je Myung Ryu

World Bank

Senior Digital Development Specialist

USA

Mr. Àkos Bòna

The Digital Future Foundation

Director for International Affairs

Hungary

Mr. Enrique Medina Malo

Telefónica S.A.

Chief Policy Officer

Spain

Mr. Gabor Korosi

Telenor Hungary

Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs

Hungary

Mr. Po-Wen Liu

European Investment Bank

Senior Sector Economist

Luxembourg

Mr. Attila Gecse

Digital Future Foundation

Senior Policy Advisor

Belgium

SME Pitching
10:00 - 12:30
SME Programme
Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

10:00 – 11:00

Pitching Session 3A (Stage A) and 3B (Stage B)


11:15 – 12:30

Pitching Session 4A (Stage A) and 4B (Stage B)

Angola Pavilion Spotlight
10:30 - 11:30
Networking Event

Meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Angola's ICT sector, including leading small and medium businesses, in the Angola Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2019. Find out more on investment and partnership opportunities, and discover the future of tech innovation in Angola.

We look forward to seeing you at the Angola Pavilion!

Open to all Pass categories.

Indonesia Pavilion Spotlight
11:00 - 12:30
Networking Event

Indonesia will be participating in ITU Telecom World 2019 through its Ministry of Communications and Informatics under the theme of "Driving the world digitization initiatives towards universal prosperity". The Indonesian Pavilion will host the Indonesia Inclusion Day which provides a very good opportunity to meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Indonesia's ICT sector, including Indonesia's incumbent telecom operator and dynamic startups serving e-education, e-fisheriesprograms, and others.
Come also to enjoy light snacks and Indonesia's great-tasting coffee!

We look forward to seeing you at the Indonesia Pavilion!

Open to all Pass categories.

Panel Lunch hosted by Japan - Cutting-edge connections: exploring ICT Innovation in Japan
12:15 - 13:45
Networking Event

This session introduces some of Japan's unique cutting-edge ICT  technologies which are helping us to connect to our neighbours,  communities, societies and the world. Taking advantage of the unique  opportunity offered by ITU Telecom World 2019, we hope to share our  thoughts, experiences, ideas and tips for connecting through ICT with as  many participants as possible.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis

Speakers

Ms. Her Excellency Kuni Sato

Embassy of Japan

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Hungary

Hungary

Mr. Dr. Naoto Kadowaki

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Vice President

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

SoftBank Corporation

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

Japan

Ms. Hatsumi Tanaka

Welltool Co., Ltd.

CEO

Japan

Mr. Takeshi Kawabe

Japan Battery Regeneration,Inc.

President

Japan

Mr. Futoshi Sasaki

Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Deputy General Manager

Japan

Mr. Masanori Katsura

Zeus, Inc

CEO

Japan

Networking Lunch hosted by CITRA Kuwait
12:45 - 14:15
Networking Event

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 2)
14:00 - 17:30
Specialized Session

There is great promise for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our roads for assisted, augmented, adapted, automated and autonomous driving. AI can play a significant role to reduce road deaths and injuries (SDG 3.6) while also ensuring safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems (SDG 11.2).

However, to reduce the 1.3 million annual road deaths we need to define a minimal acceptable performance level to ensure that AI systems continually perform at the level ofa competent and careful human driver and never engages in reckless, dangerous or careless driving. 

The widespread, socially acceptable, deployment of AI systems on our roads is dependent upon technology achieving public trust. During the AI for Good Global Summit 2019, the #AIforGood community called upon the ITU and the UNECE to establish an open forum and global dialogue between public, industry, regulators and standards bodies to establish a definition of this minimum performance threshold of AI systems on our roads. Ensuring thatthese AI Drivers remain aware, willing and able to avoid collisions at all times.

Responding to this critical issue, the ITUand ADA - Autonomous Driving Alliance have joined forces to organize an open event hosted at ITU Telecom in Budapest on Tuesday, 10September. The goal of this event is to present the state of the art in autonomous driving solutions and work together to define whatcould become the new automotive ‘Turing Test’ for AI on our roads. 

Inputs from the impact sessions andinteractive afternoon workshop will be used to generate the first roadmap for international collaboration on creating top-down performance standards for AI on our roads.

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda, for more information please contact: tsbevents@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories

Moderator

Mr. Frederic Werner

International Telecommunication Union

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. Dirk Hetzer

Deutsche Telekom AG

Senior Expert

Germany

Mr. Andras Csepinszky

NNG

‎Director of Advanced Automotive Technology

Hungary

Mrs. Lina Konstantinopoulou

EuroRAP

Secretary-General

Belgium

Mr. Jun Li

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

Deputy Secretary-General

China

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Diginavis

Chairman of the Board

Russian Federation

Mr. Paul Spence

McLaren Applied Technologies

Chief Technologist

United Kingdom

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Latent Logic

Chief Executive Officer

United Kingdom

Mr. Zhong (Noah) Luo

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Engineer

China

Mr. Stefano Ammirati

FIA

Director for Road Safety & Global Advocacy

France

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

CSO, Roborace and Director

United Kingdom

Mr. David Lanyi

Continental Corporation

Head of Deep Learning Methods, Deep Learning Competence Center

Hungary

Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Keio University

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center

Japan

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Chief Technology Officer

Hungary

Mr. David Fidalgo

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)

Co-Founder

Spain

SME Pitching
14:30 - 17:00
SME Programme
Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

14:30 – 15:30

Pitching Session 5A (Stage A) and 5B (Stage B)


16:00 – 17:00

Pitching Session 6A (Stage A) and 6B (Stage B)

Networking Break hosted by KT
15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Partner session by CSAIA
15:45 - 17:00
Partner Session
Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

International Telecommunication Union

Secretary-General

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. Ping Wang

China Satellite Application Industry Association (CSAIA)

Vice President

China

Mr. Zhangshu Sheh

Beijing Star Time Telecommunications Tec hnology Co.

President

China

Mr. Walter Situ

PCCW Global

Manager

China

Consultation Session for Member States: promoting tech SMEs and innovation
16:00 - 17:30
Consultation meeting

Over 90%[1] of all businesses worldwide are Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are a source of new ideas and innovation. This event is the first in a series of consultations to promote and engage SMEs in ITU’s work. Special efforts are needed to help SMEs join the ITU family and become active participants.

In this context, Member States are invited to discuss how to build an enabling environment for SMEs: What are some best practices on existing national policies and their impact on the economy? Which initiatives and programs can support tech SMEs? What are the needs and expectations of SMEs? How could we better engage and support SMEs in the work of ITU? How can we strengthen collaboration?

Open to all Member States. Please contact sme@itu.int

[1] SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019, ITC.

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Science4data
16:45 - 18:00
Networking Event

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following a busy day of event activities.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders

GSMA Cocktail Reception
18:30 - 22:30
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the wonderful environment of the Vigado Concert Hall, hostedby GSMA.

A bus service will depart for the Vigado Concert Hall from 17:45 from the pick up area next to the Registration Hall (Hall 3) at Hungexpo (map)

By invitation only. Please send your RSVP to spectrumevents@gsma.com

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)
09:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

Join us on 11 and 12 September in shaping the multimedia system of the future vehicles. The FG-VM serves as an open platform for worldwide stakeholders to advance studies on Vehicular Multimedia technologies in order to identify relevant gaps in standardization activities and to derive use cases, possible requirements and architectures. Participation is open to all.

WEB: https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/vm

IMPORTANT: To work with us and access the documents, a free ITU user account isrequired.

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories

Our place in Europe: expanding the Digital Agenda in the West Balkans
09:15 - 10:30
Partner Session

The positive effect and results of the Digital Agenda on all EU Member States have been undeniable for nearly a decade now. High-speed broadband network speeds, coverage and quality in the EU are amongst the best in the world, and the introduction of 5G in many member states in the near future will ensure Europe’s leading role in both technology and digital services

The Digital Future Foundation continues to work hard to equip individuals and SMEs with digital skills in order to maintain a competitive edge in all new types of labour force requirements. The digital integrity of the West Balkans is a top priority in terms of the development of high-speed broadband networks, digital skills and new types of services. This panel session will follow up on the initial agreement between the WB6 countries and the Commission to speed up the integration of Digital Agenda into the West Balkan countries even before they become full members of the EU. "Our place in Europe" is a panel where challenges will meet solutions.

Open to all Pass categories

 

Moderator

Mr. Àkos Bòna

The Digital Future Foundation

Director for International Affairs

Hungary

Panelists

Ms. Her Excellency Dorina Cinari

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Deputy Minister

Albania

Mr. His Excellency Saša Dalipagic

Ministry of Communications and Transport

Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Dr. Pranvera Kastrati

Regional Cooperation Council

Senior Expert on Economic and Digital Connectivity

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Digital Showcasing
10:00 - 11:30
SME Programme
Ghana Pavilion Spotlight
10:30 - 11:30
Networking Event

Background

Ghana will be participating through its Ministry of Communications at ITU Telecom World 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. As the Ministry responsible for the development of communication and technology in Ghana, its mission is to pursue policies that will support and lead to the cost-effective creation of information and communications infrastructure and services, and the implementation of Ghana’s Digital Agenda. 

Why should Exhibition Visitors come to our pavilion?

Under the title “Ghana – On a Digital Agenda”, the Ghana Pavilion, 601A, will host agencies under the Ministry, including the National Communications Authority, and some SMEs who are contributing to the attainment of Ghana’s Digital Agenda.

Meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Ghana's dynamic ICT sector, including leading small and medium businesses, in the Ghana Pavilion at the heart of the ITU Telecom World 2019 showfloor. Explore innovative projects in e-government and digital education, find out more on investment and partnership opportunities - and discover Ghana's world of tech!

We look forward to seeing you at the Ghana Pavilion to explore “Ghana –On A Digital Agenda!”

Open to all Pass categories.

Developing digital agriculture strategies in Europe and Central Asia
11:00 - 12:30
Specialized Session
Held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Information and Communication Technology-centric Innovation Ecosystems, which aims to establish a sustainable culture of innovation through concrete strategic actions using ICTs as an enabler,&nsbp;this session will bring together high-level stakeholders from ICT and agriculture ministries and regulatory bodies. It will provide a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion between ITU, FAO, ministers and regulators in the e-agriculture domain, focusing on sharing best practices and case studies, highlighting gaps and identifying sustainable funding models to support e-agriculture. It will create a platform to strengthen national, international and cross-sectoral cooperation in e-agriculture strategies and cross-border regulation systems.

Open to all Pass categories

Moderators

Ms. Sophie Treinen

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Information and Knowledge Management Officer

Hungary

Panelists

Mrs. Aniko Juhasz

Ministry of Agriculture

Deputy State Secretary

Hungary

Mr. Marcin Cichy

Office of Electronic Communications

President

Poland

Mr. Geert Kits Nieuwenkamp

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Agricultural Counsellor

Hungary

Mr. Davit Babayan

Ministry of Economy

Head of Extension and Science department

Armenia

SME Workshop: addressing the challenges of access to finance and investment
11:45 - 13:00
SME Programme

In support of the EQUALS Global Partnership’s Leadership Coalition, ITC SheTrades and ITU host a session for SMES in tech and tech-related sectors - especially those owned by women - exploring how to address common challenges faced by SMEs in accessing finance and investment. The session will consist of a short presentation followed by an interactive mentoring session with experts in the field.

Speaker: ITC

Emergency telecommunications for saving lives – the Crisis Connectivity Charter, followed by a networking lunch hosted by EMEA Satellite Operations Association (ESOA/GSC)
12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

To expand its work in the area of emergency telecommunications and to support and improve coordination with the satellite and the humanitarian community, ITU will join the Crisis Connectivity Charter. The Crisis Connectivity Charter is a mechanism created between the satellite industry and the wider humanitarian community, to make satellite-based communications more readily available to humanitarians and affected communities in times of disaster. The Charter was developed by the EMEA Satellite Operator’s Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and their members, in coordination with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), led by the World Food Programme (WFP).

This session will highlight the importance of communication infrastructure and services when disasters strike, discuss the opportunities and achievements of the Crisis Connectivity Charter, and feature the signing ceremony through which ITU will become a principal signatory. The signing ceremony will be followed by a networking lunch which will offer a great opportunity to connect and interact with representatives of the Charter and learn more about their activities when disasters strike.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-comefirst-served basis

 

12:30 13:00 Interventions

- Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

- Mr Mario Maniewicz, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

- Ms Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Office and Director, Technology Division, World Food Programme and Chair, EmergencyTelecommunications Cluster (ETC)

- Khalid Balkheyour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ArabSat)

- Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

 

 13:00 – 13:10 Signing ceremony with photograph

 13:10 – 14:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by ESOA/GSC

Innovation ecosystem matching: unlocking opportunity through good practice
13:15 - 15:15
Specialized Session

Creating the next Silicon Valley has been elusive and difficult, especially in the context of developing countries where less than 1% of GDP may be dedicated to research and development. An exciting ecosystem alone is not enough: it must also be competitive, and include all the right ingredients. Programmes or policies need constant adaptation to meet the changing environment, and stakeholders must be able to update their processes based on good practices to achieve impact. Good practices are key to unlocking opportunities, maximizing limited resources, ensuring ICT innovation reaches markets and creating a high-growth, innovation-driven economy.

What practical examples of good practices can be transferred or nurtured in order to develop an ecosystem with a strong fabric that can create the next tech unicorns?

This interactive session will explore relevant case studies and facilitate networking opportunities between successful innovators and participants.

Open to all Pass categories

Moderator
Panelists

Ms. Valentina Stadnic

Moldova IT Park

Administrator

Moldova, (the Republic of)

Mr. Alin Claudiu Apostu

Romanian Business Leaders

Project Manager

Romania

Mr. Junaid Basir

Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Head of Mobile Agriculture

Pakistan

Mr. Majid Mohamed Al Madhloum

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Senior Manager Center of Digital Innovation “CoDI”

United Arab Emirates

Ms. Samira Ribeiro

Instituto Atlântico

Systems Analyst

Brazil

Mr. Cesar Contreras Gonzalez

Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Coordinator of Technological Development

Mexico

Mrs. Valentina Araya Hernández

Start-Up Chile

Account Executive

Chile

Mrs. Giulia Traverso

Cysec SA

Principal Cryptographer

Germany

Mr. Mike Thususka

City of Summerside

Director of Economic Development

Canada

Mr. Jonathan Naidoo

SmartXchange

CEO

South Africa

Meeting on international Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
14:00 - 15:15
Specialized Session

This meeting will be held within the framework of the GFFA communiqué , whereas on 19 January 2019, the agriculture ministers of 74 nations adopted a number of resolutions stated in a political communiqué about digitalization in agriculture issued during the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. The common voice of the ministers states the need for an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture that will take action on the global digitalization of agriculture and food sector and ask FAO in consultation with other stakeholders including ITU, the World Bank, African Development Bank, IFAD, OECD, WTO, OIE and CTA to draw, based on this communiqué, a concept for considering the establishment of the Council, that will advise governments and other relevant actors, drive the exchange of ideas and experiences and consequently help everyone harness the opportunities presented by the digitalization.

The meeting will aim to gather a broad range of stakeholders, understand their perspectives and invite them to collect and share ideas and draw recommendations regarding the guiding principles, roles of involved stakeholders and functionalities that would be needed in building an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture.

The meeting consists of twomain parts:

a) Discussion on the existing progress and agreement on pre-designed guiding principles, roles, stakeholders andfunctionalities; and

b) Streamline and highlight different ideas from officials regarding guiding principles, roles, stakeholders and functionalities.

 

To access this meeting please contact: lena.lattion@itu.int

SME Workshop: Impact Investing and blended finance
14:30 - 16:00
SME Programme

Delivering the financing necessary to support SDG-related projects calls for new innovative approaches - such as impact investing and blended finance. During this session we will uncover the challenges and commitments between SMEs and investors to make this innovative approach sustainable and scalable.

Speaker: Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel, Fund Manager, Bamboo Capital Partners

Speaker

Mr. Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel

Bamboo Capital Partners

Fund Manager

Switzerland

Networking Break
15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Ceremony of Recognition and Appreciation
15:45 - 16:45
Ceremony

Join ITU, national delegations, industry leaders and SMEs for a high-profile ceremony honouring ITU Telecom's long-term supporters, major partners, National and Thematic Pavilions. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao will issue Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of this invaluable support from countries, companies and individuals from around the world, as well as Recognition of Excellence awards to the best innovative exhibitors within each National Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to all Pass categories

SME Workshop: ready to go global? Intellectual Property in the ICT sector
16:15 - 17:00
SME Programme

You must have the right strategy for your intellectual property rights in place before going global, but how can you protect it?Join experts of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk, an initiative of the European Commission, for facts and practical information on how your business can benefit from the right IPR strategy..

Speaker

Mr. Eli Salis

Eurochambres

IPR expert for the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

Belgium

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Equanet
16:45 - 18:00
Networking Event

Theme: “Digital collectives driving national e-commerce, trade, export and tourism.”

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering to explore how nations are leveraging collective e-community technologies to take full advantage of their internet infrastructure investment and enhance national e-commerce trade, export and tourism.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)
09:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

Join us on 11 and 12 September in shaping the multimedia system of the future vehicles. The FG-VM serves as an open platform forworldwide stakeholders to advance studies on Vehicular Multimedia technologies in order to identify relevant gaps in standardizationactivities and to derive use cases, possible requirements and architectures. Participation is open to all.

WEB: https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/vm

IMPORTANT: To workwith us and access the documents, a free ITU user account is required.

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories

Accessibility matters: dismantling the barriers of disability with technology
09:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

According to WHO’s World Disability Report, approximately 15% of the world population – or more than 1 billion people - lives with some form of disability. ICTs are widely used to enable people living with disabilities to lead more independent lives by removing barriers limiting their participation in society. Technology can enable better access to health, education, government services and the job market for all those affected by disabilities. But what more can be done, in both emerging and developed markets? Can existing solutions be scaled and adapted? Is there a business case for digital inclusion solutions? How can public and private sectors work together to promote universal design, accessibility and access services? 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Moderator

Mr. Jose Maria Diaz Batanero

International Telecommunication Union

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Joel Snyder

Audio Description Associates, LLC

Director of the American Council of the Blind’s Audio Description Project, and President

USA

Mr. Roy Graves

Caption First

Vice-President, Technology and Finance

USA

Mr. Dilli Ram Adhikari

Nepal Telecom (Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited)

Managing Director

Nepal

Mr. Bernard Kirk

The Camden Education Trust

CEO

Mr. David Banes

David Banes Access and Inclusion Service

Director

United Kingdom

Ms. Gamze Sofuoglu

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

Product Manager

Turkey

Exhibition open
10:00 - 14:00
Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories

Networking Break
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

ITU-CISCO Digital Transformation Center Initiative
11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

The digital economy is opening new opportunities for people all over the world, and improving living standards. It is creating new jobs, offering new products services and providing better and more efficient ways of working. However, the lack of digital skills is inhibiting people’s abilities to fully benefit from these opportunities.This session will present the new Digital Transformation Centres (DTCs) Initiative by ITU and CISCO and how this initiative seeks to address the skills gap challenges in the digital economy. Panelists will address questions from the moderator regarding the DTC initiative, what it aims to achieve, how it will be implemented, what has been done so far, and the plans that lie ahead.

Open to all Pass categories

Opening Remarks

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

International Telecommunication Union

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

United Nations

Moderator

Mr. Prof. Tim Unwin

Royal Holloway, University of London

Emeritus Professor of Geography and Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D

United Kingdom

Panelists

Ms. Annemijn Perrin

Digital Skills Foundation

CEO and Founder

France

Mr. Prof. Dr. Josef Noll

University of Oslo

Research Professor

Norway

Rik Bleeker

Cisco Systems

CSR Head of Corporate Affairs for Europe North

Netherlands

Networking Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis

ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony
14:00 - 15:45
Ceremony

The finalists and winners of the ITU Telecom World Awards 2019 will be announced by the ITU Secretary-General in a high-profile ceremony honouring the best in innovative ICT solutions, applications and services for social good.

Open to all Pass categories

Farewell Reception
15:45 - 16:45
Networking Event

The Farewell Reception brings the four days of ITU Telecom World 2019 to a close with music and entertainment to accompany the formal goodbye to all delegates and guests.

Open to all Pass categories

Speaker

Mr. His Excellency Péter Szijjártó

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade