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Given the large number of ITU events taking place in 2022, this year's ITU Telecom event has been postponed

Our events bring together public and private sector leaders, SMEs, academia and experts from around the world to explore the impact of digital technologies and accelerate digital transformation. We bring you world-class content, debates, exhibition and networking opportunities, whatever the format.


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Programme summary

Forum sessions

27 Oct, 13:30-15:00 (Geneva time):
Regulatory Roundtable - Ensuring participatory regulation for an equitable and safe digital future

5 Nov, 13:30-14:45 (Geneva time):
Upskilling us all: digital skills for a digital world

17 Nov, 13:30-14:45 (Geneva time):
Human at heart: privacy, transparency and accountability in AI

24 Nov, 13:30-15:00 (Geneva time):
Greening our own house: addressing the environmental footprint of digital technologies

26 Nov, 13:00-18:00 (Geneva time):
2nd joint ITU/WHO workshop on digital COVID-19 certificates

30 Nov, 13:30-14:45 (Geneva time):
Securing cyberspace and protecting privacy: meeting the challenges of a digital world

SME Awards

26 Oct, 12:00-14:00 (Geneva time):
Pitching Day 01: Connectivity

2 Nov, 12:00-14:00 (Geneva time):
Pitching Day 02: EdTech

9 Nov, 12:00-14:00 (Geneva time):
Pitching Day 03: Smart Cities

16 Nov, 12:00-14:00 (Geneva time):
Pitching Day 04: E-health

23 Nov, 12:00-14:00 (Geneva time):
Pitching Day 05: Digital finance

1 Dec, 15:00-16:30 (Geneva time):
ITU Digital World 2021 SME Awards Ceremony

Partner sessions

11 Nov, 13:00-15:00 (Geneva time):
The 10th GTI Spectrum and Technology Online Workshop

18 Nov, 08:30-09:45 (Geneva time):
Beyond chocolate: cutting-edge digital solutions from Switzerland

SME Masterclasses

28 Oct, 15:00-16:30 (Geneva time):
Sustainable startups and SME-corporate collaboration

29 Nov, 14:00-15:30 (Geneva time):
Finding the perfect connectivity product to market fit for SMEs 

Event elements

Global visibility

Exhibit

A global exhibition platform for innovative digital solutions, featuring National Pavilions, Industry Stands and tech SMEs
World class forum

Debate

Expert speakers, industry and government leaders, world-class debate. Exploring the new realities of digital transformation.
SME Programme

Network

Connect with speakers, exhibitors, peers and participants in formal and informal networking sessions and events
Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor

Your brand, message and thought-leadership. At the heart of the international ICT community.
World class forum

SME focus

Supporting tech SMEs across the world – through exhibition workstations, workshops, debates and targeted networking.
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World class forum

Awards

Opening the door to opportunity for innovative tech SMEs with real social impact. UN credibility, expert mentoring, visibility and networking in our SME Awards and Masterclasses.
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ITU Telecom is 50!

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2021 highlights

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What they said

Sanjay Kaul
It’s the architecture itself, the efficiency in optics, the convergence, introducing cloud native architectures and bringing in security into every piece of this new architecture - that’s our definition of the future of the internet
President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Cisco Systems
Sanjay Kaul
Mikael Rylander, Technology Leadership Officer, Nokia
Fixed wireless access will play a key role in bridging the digital divide.
Technology Leadership Officer, Nokia
Mikael Rylander
Sonia Jorge The business case for affordable and meaningful connectivity, especially in rural areas, needs to be made - and we still have a long way to get there Executive Director and Director of Digital Inclusion Programs, Alliance for Affordable Internet (Web Foundation)
Sonia Jorge
Andreas Mueller The only thing that matters is the real business case. It is very easy to define a use case with 5G, but you need to find a positive return on investment in a reasonable time span – and it takes time to identify this sweet spot. Chief Expert, Communication Technologies for the IoT, Robert Bosch GmbH
Andreas Mueller
David Goldman The fundamental constraints on the market have changed, and that's going to encourage more operators and more development, which eventually will lead to lower prices as well Director of Satellite Policy, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
David Goldman
Konstantinos Masselos, President, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission
Next generation networks require dense and heavy fibre deployment. This can be offset by careful resource sharing and planning, together with lowering the cost of core network operations as they become a software defined commodity
President, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission
Konstantinos Masselos
Aarti Holla-Maini Evolution in technology and work on standards will make it much easier to integrate satellite into the network of networks. The legacy divisions between mobile, fixed and satellite are dissolving Secretary General, EMEA Satellite Operators Association
Aarti Holla-Maini
Miro Salem If you change the economics, you get automation, autonomous networks and solutions – and you get everybody the access we all have Global Head of AI and Autonomous Networks, Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
Miro Salem
Elena Puigrefagut If there is no certainty in the frequencies and in regulation, it is difficult for an industry to continue to invest in innovation and be proactive. Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation, European Broadcasting Union
Elena Puigrefagut
Mohammed Alotaibi The satellite sector is well placed to drive truly global digital transformation, but this ‘gift to society’ must be managed in a sustainable manner. Deputy Governor for Radio Spectrum, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Alotaibi

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