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“Innovating together:
connectivity that matters”

 

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Sunday, 08 September 2019

CTO Meeting
Specialized Session
09:30 - 16:00
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By invitation only.

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

Monday, 09 September 2019

Opening Ceremony
Ceremony
09:15 - 10:00
Ceremony Hall - Hologram
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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

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Francis Gurry

Director General

World Intellectual Property Organization

United Nations

Mr. His Excellency Nguyen Manh Hung

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Viet Nam

Mr. His Excellency Viktor Orbán

Prime Minister of Hungary

Office of the Prime Minister

VIP Tour
Networking Event
10:00 - 11:00
Exhibition
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An exclusive opportunity to explore the exhibition at ITU Telecom World 2019, highlighting the unique mix of technologies, solutions, sectors and countries across National Pavilions, Thematic Pavilions, Independent Stands, and small to medium tech companies.


By invitation only

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

Expanding access with new radio technologies
Forum Session
10:45 - 12:00
Room 1 - Dynamo
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Recent years have seen rapid growth in radio and satellite solutions moving beyond niche solutions to expand connectivity on a global basis, with new use cases such as backhaul for 5G and IoT, new applications ranging from digital financial services to healthcare and smarter cities, and more economical ways to connect the unconnected in rural areas. New developments in satellite technologies, such as small satellites, LEOs, HAPS and non-GSO constellations, are opening up new markets, with innovative new players joining the top established names.

Can these new ways of providing connectivity revolutionize global – and affordable – access? Who are the main stakeholders taking a lead, and which models and markets are being developed? What are the main current technological, regulatory and policy challenges? Do innovative partnerships and cross-sector collaboration hold the key to non-terrestrial connectivity?

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

Moderator

Mr. JOAQUIN RESTREPO MEJIA

Head, OPS

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mme. Assia Bahri

Regulations Leading Manager

Sigfox

France

Mr. Lauri Oksanen

VP Research and Technology

Nokia Corporation

Finland

Ms. Julie Kearney

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Loon LLC

USA

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Russian Federation

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

United Arab Emirates

Bridging digital divides through an integrated approach
Partner Session
10:45 - 12:00
Room 2 - Cube
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Digital technologies and data are transformational, creating vast opportunity for people, governments and firms to live better and be more productive than in the past. However, digital transformation can also reinforce existing divides and may create new ones. Providing equal opportunities for all requires countries to adopt a whole-of-government approach to designing and implementingdigital strategies that ensure co‑ordination and coherence across a large range of policies.

The OECD’s Integrated Policy Framework helps countries to develop a whole‑of‑government approach and to better address horizontal policy issues such as digital divides. For example, effectively addressing skill divides requires policy makers to take into account multiple applications of skills– e.g. to increase effective use of digital technologies, to succeed in digital world of work, or to thrive in a digitalsociety –  and respectively co‑ordinate skills policies with other policies in these areas.

Open to all Pass Categories

Moderator

Ms. Molly Lesher

Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

France

Panelists

Ms. Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director & Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation

United Kingdom

Mr. Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Spain

Mr. Csaba Kelemen

Head of Department

Ministry for Innnovation and Technology

Hungary

Mr. Paul Mitchell

Senior Director, Internet Governance

Microsoft Corporation

USA

Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation

GSMA

Hungary

Ms. Lina María Duque

Legal Counsel and Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)

Colombia

MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – The Case of Uganda
Partner Session
10:45 - 12:00
Room 6 - Match
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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

Director for the Rural Development Fund (RCDF)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Uganda

Moderator

Mr. Geoffrey Sengendo

Head, Technical Services: RCDF

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Uganda

Panelists

Mr. Barnabás Csikós

Business Development Team Leader

INPUT Program

Hungary

Mr. CHRISTOPHER CLARK

Head, Marketing and Partner Relations

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Advocate John Omo

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Kenya

Event Opening Press Conference
Press Conference
11:00 - 11:45
Room 4 - Helicopter
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The Press Conference brings together major news agencies and influential global, regional and Hungarian media from within the ICT industry. It highlights what to expect during the week, outlines the core themes to be debated, and illustrates how ITU Telecom World 2019 provides a global platform for governments, corporates and SMEs to explore the power of innovation and collaboration in driving meaningful connectivity.

The Press Conference will feature an influential line-up of speakers including the ITU Secretary-General, high-level representatives from Hungary, the Host Country, and key event participants.

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

Speakers

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. His Excellency László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Hungary

Mr. György Schamschula

CEO

Magyar Posta Zrt.

Hungary

Exhibition open
Exhibition
11:00 - 18:00
Exhibition
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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

Leaders Lunch hosted by CITC KSA and TRA UAE
Networking Event
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Room Hall F
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Following the first morning of activities at the event, this high-profile networking lunch offers an exclusive opportunity for leaders to connect with fellow delegates from public and private sectors in an engaging social environment.

Open to Leader Pass holders. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Networking Lunch
Networking Event
12:00 - 13:30
Forum Foyer
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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
SME Programme
13:30 - 14:30
Innovation Space - Stage A
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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

Founder and CEO

Startups Without Borders

Egypt

Innovating together: connectivity that matters
Forum Session
13:45 - 15:30
Room 1 - Dynamo
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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

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Keynote speakers

Dr. His Excellency Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais

Governor

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia

His Excellency Hamad Al Mansoori

Director-General

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Ms. Amanda Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

Vodafone Hungary

Hungary

Mr. Francis Gurry

Director General

World Intellectual Property Organization

United Nations

Péter Halácsy

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Prezi

Hungary

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly
Specialized Session
14:00 - 18:00
Room 5 - Biro
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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
Partner Session
14:30 - 17:00
Room 2 - Cube
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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

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

His Excellency Zhaoxiong Chen

Vice Minister

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

China

Mr. Xin Dong

Vice President

China Mobile Communications Corporation

China

Keynote speakers

Mr. MARIO MANIEWICZ

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Japan

Ms. Yuhong Huang

Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager

China Mobile Research Institute

China

Mr. Balazs Bertenyi

Chairman

3GPP

Hungary

Ms. Yanbin Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance

China

Karin Thurberg

Director of Product Management Europe Branch, Wireless Network Product Line

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

Sweden

Mr. Peng Zhao

Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

GSMA

United Kingdom

Moderator

Mr. Magnus Ewerbring

CTO for Asia Pacific

Ericsson

China

Panelists

Mr. Uwe Baeder

Director, International Relations

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Mr. Yang Wang

Chief Engineer of ICT Department

China Electric Power Research Institute

China

Mr. Juan-Antonio Ibanez

Researcher

Telefon AB - LM Ericsson

Sweden

SME Pitching
SME Programme
14:45 - 17:00
InnovationSpace - Stage A and B
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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
Networking Event
15:30 - 16:00
Forum Foyer
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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

Digital integrity: values and principles of the digital future
Forum Session
16:00 - 17:15
Room 1 - Dynamo
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Expanding connectivity and building the digital society throughout the world promises enormous socio-economic developmental benefits. But the digital age brings with it very real concerns in terms of trust in technology, privacy and cybersecurity, as well data management issues, concentration of power in a handful of digital stakeholders, fake news, dangers to children on line, and the potential for new technologies to be destructive as well as constructive. How can we prepare governments, industries, societies and citizens for the digital future in emerging and developed markets alike? How can we bring together all relevant stakeholders to establish and uphold digital principles in a globalized environment? How can the public sector, international organizations and industry bodies work together to mitigate digital inclusion and the risks of living in a hyper-connected society?

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

Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews

United Kingdom

Panelists

Ms. Helena Leurent

Director-General

Consumers International

United Kingdom

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Latvia

Endre Spaller

Vice-President, Government IT Development Agency

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Hungary

Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation

GSMA

Hungary

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Accelerating digital transformation through ICT centric ecosystem
Specialized Session
16:00 - 17:30
Room 4 - Helicopter
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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

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Moderator

Mr. Kemal HUSEINOVIC

Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Ms. Her Excellency Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

South Africa

Ms. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti

Secretary-General

General Secretariat of Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Indonesia

Ms. Ratka Strugar

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

Ministry of Economy

Republic of Montenegro

Mr. Prof. Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

Greece

Ms. Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Director for PAR/Advisor for IT and Entrepreneurship

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Republic of Serbia

Mr. Leigh Purnell

CEO

Petalite Limited

United Kingdom

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Rohde & Schwarz
Networking Event
16:45 - 18:00
LeaderSpace
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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
Networking Event
19:00 - 22:30
Castle Garden Bazaar
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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 Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 1)
Specialized Session
09:00 - 12:30
Room 4 - Helicopter
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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.

Please note that the afternoon part of the session will take place in room in the Congress Room of the Expo Congress Hotel

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

Opening Remarks

Mr. Chae Sub LEE

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Moderator

Mr. Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center

Keio University

Japan

Mr. Stefano Ammirati

Director for Road Safety & Global Advocacy

FIA

France

Mr. Andras Csepinszky

‎Director of Advanced Automotive Technology

NNG

Hungary

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

CSO, Roborace and Director

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

United Kingdom

Mr. Jun Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

China

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Hungary

Mr. Zhong (Noah) Luo

Engineer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Mr. Dirk Hetzer

Senior Expert

Deutsche Telekom AG

Germany

M. BILEL JAMOUSSI

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. David Lanyi

Head of Deep Learning Methods, Deep Learning Competence Center

Continental Corporation

Hungary

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Russian Federation

Mr. Paul Spence

Chief Technologist

McLaren Applied Technologies

United Kingdom

Mr. David Fidalgo

Co-Founder

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)

Spain

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Chief Executive Officer

Latent Logic

United Kingdom

Mrs. Lina Konstantinopoulou

Secretary-General

EuroRAP

Belgium

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly
Specialized Session
09:00 - 18:00
Room 5 - Biro
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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

AI for ALL? Building on a global ecosystem to boost societal and economic potentials
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 3 - Plasma
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Machine learning software is being deployed at a rapidly-increasing rate across a wide range of applications around the globe, from autonomous driving to lifelong learning in the workplace, assisting in diagnostics and healthcare, agriculture, social inclusion initiatives, and mitigating the effects of climate change.  AI is a key topic in both public and private discussions, which focus on its enormous potential – and on the ethical concerns it creates. What are the best use cases, governance models and success stories to date? Beyond its commercial applications, how can we capitalize on the potential of machine learning, and later of AI, to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity? Is the development of AI a new global arms race, or new source of global collaboration? What should the roles of government, private sector and academia be in an AI future? Are wein danger of mirroring the digital divide with an AI gap, and can social innovation keep up with the pace of technological breakthrough? How can AI’s success in meeting global socio-economic challenges be measured – and how can we best ensure it is trusted, safe, equitable and beneficial?

This session will draw on the highlights and outcomes of the third edition of ITU’s AI for Global Good Summit.

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

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

Moderator

Mr. Gergely Szertics

Lead Business Partner

Artificial Intelligence Coalition of Hungary

Hungary

Panelists

Mrs. Fruzsina Tari

Innovation Manager

AImotive

Hungary

Ms. Jeannice Fairrer Samani

Managing Director

Fairrer Samani Group, LLC

USA

Mr. Gábor Varga

National Technology Officer

Microsoft

Hungary

Mr. Dr. Toshiya Jitsuzumi

Research Professor

Chuo University

Japan

Mr. Liam Benham

VP of Government and Regulatory Relations

IBM Eruope

Belgium

5g + Gigabit: connecting an intelligent future
Partner Session
09:15 - 11:45
Room 2 - Cube
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The future of the digital economy, from smart sustainable cities to the fourth industrial revolution, will be powered by 5G. Asmore and more industries - and governments - embrace its enormous socio-economic potential, 5G development is accelerating across the globe. What best policy or regulatory approaches can be adopted to encourage investment in and deployment of future networks? What are the most promising 5G site development strategies and most effective 5G spectrum pricing models?

Collaboration with vertical industries will be critical in building the new 5G ecosystems - so how can operators then make best use of innovative technology to serve vertical markets? As gigabit network construction matures technologically and commercially, how will the optical industry develop, and how will partnerships and cooperation shape the gigabit society of the future?

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

Open to all Pass categories

Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. His Excellency László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Hungary

Keynote speakers

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Latvia

Mr. Andy Purdy

Chief Security Officer

Huawei Technologies USA

USA

Mr. Scott McKenzie

Vice President

Coleago Consulting Ltd.

United Kingdom

Mr. Fei(Feigo) Geng

Vice President Wireless & Cloud Core Network Marketing & Solution Sales

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Switzerland

Mr. Olivier Chiabodo

Founder and CEO

The Explorers

France

Ms. Maarit Palovirta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

Belgium

Mr. Libiao(Bill) Wang

Vice President Of Transmission & Access Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Moderator

Ian Mash

Director, Chief Transformation Office, Carrier Business Group

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mr. Gergo Budai

Deputy CEO

Vodafone Hungary

Hungary

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC

Switzerland

Investing in the digital future: towards gigabit infrastructure and society
Specialized Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 1 - Dynamo
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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

Mr. Jaroslaw PONDER

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

His Excellency Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Republic of North Macedonia

Ms. Her Excellency Dorina Cinari

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Albania

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

Belgium

Mr. Je Myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist

World Bank

USA

Mr. Àkos Bòna

Director for International Affairs

The Digital Future Foundation

Hungary

Mr. Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Spain

Mr. Gabor Korosi

Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs

Telenor Hungary

Hungary

Mr. Po-Wen Liu

Senior Sector Economist

European Investment Bank

Luxembourg

Mr. Attila Gecse

Senior Policy Advisor

Digital Future Foundation

Belgium

Exhibition open
Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition
More

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

SME Pitching
SME Programme
10:00 - 12:30
InnovationSpace - Stage A and B
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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)

Networking Break hosted by KT
Networking Event
10:30 - 11:00
Forum Foyer
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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

Angola Pavilion Spotlight
Networking Event
10:30 - 11:30
Exhibition - Stand 403A
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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.

Ministerial Roundtable: the role of government in 5G and high-capacity network deployment
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 1 - Dynamo
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The first session of the Ministerial Roundtable explores the policy and regulatory frameworks required – or desired – to stimulate the deployment of 5G and high-capacity networks. Operators may be discouraged from investing in 5G-capable networks due to the high cost of infrastructure development and the lack of clarity on 5G applications or demand for 5G services. Given the potential socio-economic value of 5G networks, to what extent should policymakers intervene in creating an environment to encourage investment and deployment? What policy or regulatory incentives are likely to prove most effective? How are governments currently working with industry sectors to assess the benefits of “the industrial internet”? Is potential government support for a specific technology effective – or detrimental?

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

Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Edward Mingcheng Zhou

Vice President of Global Public Affairs

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Moderator

Mr. MARIO MANIEWICZ

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. His Excellency Ashoke Kumar Biswas

Secretary, Posts and Telecommunications Division

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology

Bangladesh

Mr. His Excellency László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Hungary

Mr. His Excellency Rossen Jeliazkov

Minister

Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications

Bulgaria

Sr. His Excellency Silvio Schembri

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation

Office of the Prime Minister

Malta

Mr. Hoang Minh Cuong

Director General

Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA)

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

Belgium

M. Serge Abiteboul

Executive Board Member

Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)

France

Mr. Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Spain

Mr. Saleem Alblooshi

Chief Technology Officer

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC

United Arab Emirates

Prof. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

Mozambique

The network operator of 2025
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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Having built the infrastructure underpinning digital transformation, network operators now find themselves confronted by extensive changes in markets, technologies and value chains. The borders between industries and sectors are disappearing in an increasingly digital environment, opening up opportunities for operators and new players alike. Can network operators retain a leading role inthe digital age? How can they leverage potential in areas such as data analytics, AI, digital management practices, automation and simplification in the back office? Will the future look different for international and country-level operators, and how will they evolve or diverge in different income-level markets? Will operators move into content and services, or will new players take on the operators at their own game? What is the role of industry regulators in this new game of thrones?

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

Moderator

Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas

Founder and Managing Partner

Envision Associates Ltd.

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mr. Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy & Internet

Telefónica S.A.

Spain

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

United Kingdom

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director, Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy

Citibank UK

United Kingdom

Mr. Ervin Kajzinger

Director of International Affairs and Strategy

National Media and Infocommunications Authority

Hungary

Ms. Verena Weber

Acting Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

France

Indonesia Pavilion Spotlight
Networking Event
11:00 - 12:30
Exhibition - Stand 502A
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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
Networking Event
12:15 - 13:45
Ceremony Hall - Hologram
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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

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Hungary

Embassy of Japan

Hungary

Mr. Dr. Naoto Kadowaki

Vice President

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Japan

Ms. Hatsumi Tanaka

CEO

Welltool Co., Ltd.

Japan

Mr. Takeshi Kawabe

President

Japan Battery Regeneration,Inc.

Japan

Mr. Futoshi Sasaki

Deputy General Manager

Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Japan

Mr. Masanori Katsura

CEO

Zeus, Inc

Japan

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

Ministerial Roundtable: what’s happening with our data? Securing trust in digital public services
Forum Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 1 - Dynamo
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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governing data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU and EEC came into effect. However, issues of data security, consumer trust and responsibility for preserving, exploiting, and eventually erasing data, remain prevalent. How has GDPR changed how data is handled in the public and personal arenas, what lessons have been learnt in the past year, and should similar legislation be introduced worldwide? How has it affected larger and smaller companies, and what benefits has it brought consumers? What is the role of government in creating and maintaining public trust in digital technologies? How are governments currently ensuring the security of sensitive data used to provide innovative, beneficial public services? Is there a risk that citizens may in the future choose to opt out of providing data? How can different branches of government collaborate to preserve trust and security in the digital administration?

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

Moderator

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. His Excellency Mário Augusto da Silva Oliveira

Secretary of State for Telecommunication

Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies

Angola

His Excellency Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Republic of North Macedonia

Mme. Her Excellency Kamissa Camara

Ministre

Ministère de l'Economie numérique et de la Prospective

Mali

Mr. His Excellency Elmir Tofig Oglu Velizadeh

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Mr. His Excellency Kazembe Kazembe

Minister

Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Zimbabwe

Ms. Her Excellency Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

South Africa

Mr. Dr. His Excellency Naeem Th. Yousir

Minister

Ministry of Communications

Iraq

Ms. Gisa Fuatai Purcell

Acting Secretary-General and Director, ICT Development

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

United Kingdom

Dr. Ram Sewak Sharma

Chairman

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

India

Mr. Keng Thai Leong

Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate)

InfoComm Media Development Authority

Singapore

Mr. Luis Neves

CEO

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Belgium

5G: the state of play
Forum Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 4 - Helicopter
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The future is 5G – and its advanced capabilities, high reliability, low latency and high speed will fundamentally transform societies and industries throughout the world. But when will the future be here – or has it already arrived? What is the current state of 5G network deployment in various emerging and developed markets? What concrete use cases and innovative applications have already been developed? What successful business models will best balance the cost of investment and uncertain demand against 5G’s tremendous potential? Can any single stakeholder do it alone, or are collaborative partnerships not only smart, but essential? Should the 5G focus move beyond industrial growth towards providing a better platform to meet basic human needs throughout the world? Is it feasible for an emerging market to leapfrog to 5G or should they consider the current implementation of 4G networks?

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

Moderator

Ms. Diana TOMIMURA

Spectrum Regulation and Policy Advisor

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

M. Dominique Würges

Director, International Relations

Orange

France

Ms. Jennifer Manner

Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

EchoStar Operating LLC

USA

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia

Belgium

Mr. Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Nigeria

Mr. Antonio Amendola

Executive Director International External Affairs

AT&T Global Networks Services Belgium SPRL - Branch

Belgium

Universal financial inclusion access through innovative FinTech and Digital Currency
Forum Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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The absence of basic financial services represents a barrier to socio-economic development throughout the world, in particular in developing countries. With more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, however, increasing access to and use of ICTs is opening up increased access to financial services. Central Bank Digital Currencies and Currency-Pegged Stablecoins can be also an alternative form of e-money and contribute further to the goals of Universal financial access. How can Central Banks achieve the goals of financial inclusion through Digital Currency? Are Central Bank issued digital currencies and stablecoins equivalent to e-money? What are the technologies behind Central Bank Digital Currency? Which innovative financial technologies (FinTech) are leading the way in providing financial services to unbanked populations? How can ICT and financial services industry players - and their regulatory bodies - drive FinTech innovation towards smart and secure digital financial services?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

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

Moderator

Ms. Nadia Abouayoub

Strategist and Improvement Lead

British Computer Society

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mr. Innocent Bagamba Muhizi

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Information Society Authority

Rwanda

Mr. James Gabriel Claude

Chief Executive Officer

Global Voice Group

Spain

Ms. Laura Munoz

Engagement Manager

Centre for Financial Regulation and Incl usion - CENFRI

South Africa

Mr. Thomas Lammer

Principal Market Infrastructure Expert

European Central Bank

Germany

Ms. Isabelle Corbett

Head of Regulatory Affairs

R3

USA

Mr. László Balogh

Deputy State Secretary

Ministry of Finance

Hungary

Fixed wireless technology for affordable broadband development
Partner Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 2 - Cube
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Now that more than half of the world’s population is online, achieving the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s seven ambitious 2025 targets in support of “Connecting the Other Half” of the world‘s population will require innovative policies, technologies and technical solutions to address in particular the broadband connectivity gap and network affordability challenges.

This session will examine the role wireless access plays in sustainable broadband development focusing on 4G/5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), a novel technical approach to extend broadband connectivity. This technical solution enables the upgrade from low-speed broadband to higher speed broadband, taking into consideration the need for affordable access, and addresses in particular the challenges of rural coverage and low-speed copper upgrade. This session will also explore the need to consider wireless broadband technologies in digital policies to benefit all ICT stakeholders involved in the "connecting the other half" plan, including regulators, operators, vendors, and more.

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

Opening Remarks

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Keynote speaker

Mr. Honghua Peng

Chief Marketing Officer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Moderator

Mr. Jose Maria Diaz Batanero

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Bram Over

Impact Project Manager

Close the Gap

Belgium

Mr. Saša Leković

CTIO Serbia and Montenegro

PPF Group

Republic of Serbia

Mr. Prof. Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London

United Kingdom

Mr. Yiqu Zhang

President of Wireless Broadband

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

United Arab Emirates

Prof. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

Mozambique

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

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. Dirk Hetzer

Senior Expert

Deutsche Telekom AG

Germany

Mr. Andras Csepinszky

‎Director of Advanced Automotive Technology

NNG

Hungary

Mrs. Lina Konstantinopoulou

Secretary-General

EuroRAP

Belgium

Mr. Jun Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

China

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Russian Federation

Mr. Paul Spence

Chief Technologist

McLaren Applied Technologies

United Kingdom

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Chief Executive Officer

Latent Logic

United Kingdom

Mr. Zhong (Noah) Luo

Engineer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

M. BILEL JAMOUSSI

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Stefano Ammirati

Director for Road Safety & Global Advocacy

FIA

France

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

CSO, Roborace and Director

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

United Kingdom

Mr. David Lanyi

Head of Deep Learning Methods, Deep Learning Competence Center

Continental Corporation

Hungary

Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center

Keio University

Japan

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Hungary

Mr. David Fidalgo

Co-Founder

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)

Spain

SME Pitching
SME Programme
14:30 - 17:00
InnovationSpace - Stage A and B
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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
Networking Event
15:15 - 15:45
Forum Foyer
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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

5G testbeds: laying the groundwork for smart cities
Forum Session
15:45 - 17:00
Room 3 - Plasma
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5G is the key enabler of tomorrow’s digital economy, linking smartphones and wireless sensors, driving smart sustainable cities and powering the fourth industrial revolution. Such is its unprecedented potential that many 5G applications and services are yet tobe discovered or understood. Governments around the world have now begun investing in testbeds enabling different industry verticalsto work together on 5G solutions.

What challenges are testbeds helping to solve? What models exist currently? Who are the main players in creating and operating test environments, and what roles have they adopted? How are 5G testbeds laying the groundworkfor the smart cities of the future? How important is collaboration between public and private sectors? How can 5G-ready policy frameworks, standardization and global harmonization accelerate 5G deployment?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

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

Moderator

Mr. Bálint Végh

Advisory Senior Manager

PwC

Hungary

Panelists

Dr. Andrea Bausz

Head of Core Network Design Centre

Magyar Telekom Plc.

Hungary

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Hungary

Mr. Abdur Rahim Biswas

Project Director, WUZIUP

FBK Create-Net

Italy

Mr. Andreas Kaiser

Director Traffic Analytics for 5G and Smart City / IoT

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Ministerial Roundtable: stimulating public-private collaboration on connectivity and adoption
Forum Session
15:45 - 17:00
Room 1 - Dynamo
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Around 90% of the world’s population is covered by at least 2G or 3G services, yet internet adoption remains at barely 51%. Accelerating universal connectivity, and the socio-economic development it brings, involves enormous investment in infrastructure – but also affordable, relevant services and applications, meaningful content in local languages, digital skills and awareness. None of this is possible without political will and multi-sector partnerships.

How can public and private sectors work together in different markets to drive adoption in underserved, rural and remote areas? What innovative partnerships are possible with stakeholders across the digital ecosystem such as NGOs, international organizations, civic groups, communities and academia? How important is the role of digital public services in stimulating take-up and providing new markets? What makes for a successful cross-sector collaboration, and what are the principle challenges that remain?

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

Moderator

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. His Excellency Hipolito Ondo Envo Bela

Vice-Minister

Ministerio de Transportes, Correos y Telecomunicaciones

Equatorial Guinea

Mr. Mahendra Man Gurung

Secretary

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT)

Nepal

Ms. Her Excellency Ursula G. Owusu Ekuful

Minister

Ministry of Communications

Ghana

M. His Excellency Moustapha Mamy Diaby

Minister

Ministère des Postes, des Télécommunications et de l’Economie Numérique

Guinea

Ms. Prof. Dr. Her Excellency Milica Pejanović Đurišić

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN

Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations in New York

Republic of Montenegro

Mr. Salem Avan

Director, Policy, Governance, and Strategy Division

United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology

USA

Ms. Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director & Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation

United Kingdom

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

United Kingdom

Mr. Mohamadou Saoudi

Permanent Secretary

Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications

Cameroon

Partner session by CSAIA
Partner Session
15:45 - 17:00
Room 2 - Cube
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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Speakers

Mr. Ping Wang

Vice President

China Satellite Application Industry Association (CSAIA)

China

Mr. Zhangshu Sheh

President

Beijing Star Time Telecommunications Tec hnology Co.

China

Mr. Walter Situ

Manager

PCCW Global

China

Consultation Session for Member States: promoting tech SMEs and innovation
Consultation meeting
16:00 - 17:30
Room 6 - Match
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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
Networking Event
16:45 - 18:00
LeaderSpace
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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
Networking Event
18:30 - 22:30
Vigado Concert Hall
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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)
Specialized Session
09:00 - 18:00
Room 6 - Match
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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

Strategies to boost climate action in the ICT sector
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 3 - Plasma
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2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. As the effects of climate change have become more evident, the discussion has shifted to focus on how to boost climate action to meet the ambitious emission reduction targets defined in the 2015 Paris Agreements. In this context, what is the ICT sector doing to address its own carbon footprint? What measures have already been put in place to measure progress towards greening the ICT sector? Is it possible to be a digital champion and a climate champion at the same time? How is the ICT sector embracing the principles of a circular economy? This session, organized with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, will present current trends in advancing sustainability in one of the most thriving sectors of the economy. The session will also feature the work conducted within ITU-T study group 5.

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

Moderator

M. BILEL JAMOUSSI

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Michel Fraisse

Europe VP & CTO Network Energy

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

France

Mr. Jean Manuel Canet

Vice Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

Orange

France

Mr. George Kamiya

Analyst

International Energy Agency

France

Mr. Joost De Kluijver

Founder and CEO

Closing the Loop B.V

Netherlands

Ms. Yanying Li

Vice President, Sustainability

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Belgium

Regulatory dialogue: spectrum challenges ahead of WRC-19
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 1 - Dynamo
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This October, over 3,000 delegates will gather at ITU’s pivotal World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt to review and revise the Radio Regulations on the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. Coordination, compromise and collaboration will be essential in the face of determined, disparate demands for limited spectrum resources from different industry sectors and geographies. How can sufficient spectrum be made available for 5G services to flourish? Who are the new stakeholders and what are the new technologies and markets lobbying for frequency? Who are the incumbent services and how will they be impacted? How can innovation, socio-economic development and universal service be balanced in terms of spectrum allocation? What are the principle issues, trends and challenges at WRC 19 – and how can the spectrum conundrum be cracked?

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

Moderator

Ms. Joanne WILSON

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

South Africa

Mr. Victor D. Sparrow

Director, Spectrum Policy and Planning

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

USA

Ms. Aarti Holla Maini

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA/GSC)

Belgium

Ms. Luciana Camargos

Senior Director of Future Spectrum

GSMA

United Kingdom

Ms. Elena Puigrefagut

Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation

European Broadcasting Union

Switzerland

Prof. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

Mozambique

Mr. Advocate John Omo

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Kenya

Mr. Dr. Péter Vári

Deputy Director-General

National Media and Infocommunications Authority

Hungary

AI, financial services and smart cities: harnessing technology for human good
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 4 - Helicopter
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Technological developments in artificial intelligence, digital financial services and smart cities have enormous potential to transform our societies and the world in general, enabling solutions, applications and new markets to a far greater extent than human capability alone. New regulatory approaches or a new kind of global framework may be necessary, however, to ensure these new technologies are put to work for the benefit of humankind.

How can we regulate the decisions, actions and impact of technology for social good, and who should be responsible? How should we manage the ownership, exploitation and implementation of new types of datasets generated by digital financial services? Can AI empower financial services and smart cities, providing better data to improve performance? And can we balance human and machine input and initiatives to ensure optimal, secure and trusted customer service?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

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

Moderator

Mr. REINHARD SCHOLL

Deputy Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Neil Sahota

IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader, IBM Watson Group

USA

Mr. Dr. Haruo Okamura

President

Global Plan Incorporated

Japan

Mr. Dávid Vitézy

Director-General

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport

Hungary

Mr. Stephen Ibaraki

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital

REDDS Venture Capital

USA

Mr. Faizal Djoemadi

Chief of Digital & Innovation Officer

PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Indonesia

Mr. Chae Sub LEE

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Ms. Nadia Abouayoub

Strategist and Improvement Lead

British Computer Society

United Kingdom

Our place in Europe: expanding the Digital Agenda in the West Balkans
Partner Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 2 - Cube
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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

Director for International Affairs

The Digital Future Foundation

Hungary

Panelists

Ms. Her Excellency Dorina Cinari

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Albania

Mr. His Excellency Saša Dalipagic

Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport

Ministry of Communications and Transport

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Dr. Pranvera Kastrati

Senior Expert on Economic and Digital Connectivity

Regional Cooperation Council

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Jaroslaw PONDER

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Exhibition open
Exhibition
10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition
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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

SME Workshop: Imposter Syndrome
SME Programme
10:00 - 11:30
Innovation Space - Stage A
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According to Scientific American, "the Impostor Syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity, or fraudulence, despite often overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It strikes smart, successful individuals." It’s that feeling of “Oh, that good thingthat happened? That was just dumb luck. I was in the right place at the right time.”

How many of you have felt like this? This, my friend, is Imposter Syndrome and we have a ten point plan for banishing your internal doubts about your accomplishments. Youare not a fraud! Join tech leaders - Melissa, Dona and Actual Imposter Jeremiah - to hear about how they overcame their fears of being imposters and turned their biggest fears into their superpowers.

Speakers

Ms. Dona Sarkar

Head of the Insider Program

Microsoft Corporation

USA

Ms. Melissa Sassi

Startup Program Manager & IBM Z Influencer

IBM

USA

Digital Showcasing
SME Programme
10:00 - 11:30
Innovation Space - Stage B
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Networking Break hosted by Digital Future Foundation
Networking Event
10:30 - 11:00
Forum Foyer
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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

Ghana Pavilion Spotlight
Networking Event
10:30 - 11:30
Exhibition - Stand 601A
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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.

Are you listening, Alexa? Security in connected devices
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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Of course she is – and so are Siri, Google Home, and all our other smart home and smartphone devices. Enjoying the convenience and benefits of devices and the always-on connected life comes with an implicit price: our data. What do our devices really collect, how do they store our data and what do they use it for? Who owns our data, what happens if it falls into the wrong hands, and do we have any right to redress? What are users, companies or the government prepared to sacrifice for the use of connected devices?Is more security in everybody’s interest – and is it even possible?

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

Opening Remarks

Mr. Kemal HUSEINOVIC

Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Moderator

Miklós András Danka

Product Manager and Developer

Palantir Technologies

USA

Panelists

Ms. Isabella De Michelis

CEO, CSO & Founder

ErnieApp Limited

Ireland

Mr. Bret Jordan

Director Cyber Security, Office of the CTO

Symantec Corporation

USA

Ms. Prof. Dr. Nathalie Devillier

Research Professor

Grenoble Ecole de Management

France

M. Serge Abiteboul

Executive Board Member

Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)

France

Ms. Lina María Duque

Legal Counsel and Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)

Colombia

Frontier technologies for climate change
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 2 - Cube
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Frontier technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, additive manufacturing, renewable energy and big data have enormous potential to drive prosperity and protect the planet. New technologies can be used to leapfrog existing solutions and bring transformative benefits to people, the economy and the environment, significantly accelerating efforts to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. How can frontier technologies be harnessed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, foster low-carbon, climate-resilient sustainable growth and adapt to climate change? Which solutions have the greatest potential positive impact? What government policies and regulatory approaches can best ensure economic development and sustainability are equitable and available to all? How important is international cooperation in driving technology transfers, national innovation and harmonization of technology standards on the new frontiers?

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

Moderator

Mr. Yushi Torigoe

Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership

International Telecommunication Union

Panelists

M. Eng. Philippe TUZZOLINO

Vice President, Environment

Orange

France

Mr. MA. Joel Alexander Mills

Chief Executive Officer

Augment City AS

Norway

Mr. Dr. Paolo Gemma

Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 5 Working Party 2, ITU

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Italy

Mr. Mohammed Traoré

Digital and Innovation Advisor

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

France

Mr. Faizal Djoemadi

Chief of Digital & Innovation Officer

PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Indonesia

Mr. Salem Avan

Director, Policy, Governance, and Strategy Division

United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology

USA

The ripple effect of Spectrum pricing on economies
Partner Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 1 - Dynamo
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Spectrum policy experts and economists have long debated the impact of spectrum pricing on investment and consumer prices in mobile markets. A study by GSMA Intelligence provides, for the first time, robust empirical evidence that shows more expensive spectrumcan - and has indeed - harmed consumers in both developed and developing countries. The findings have important ramifications for regulators, especially those that are prioritising improved coverage and increased investment in 4G and 5G.

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

Open to all Pass categories

Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Keynote speaker

Mr. Kalvin Bahia

Principal Economist

GSMA

United Kingdom

Moderator

Mr. Brett Tarnutzer

Head of Spectrum

GSMA

United Kingdom

Panelists

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC

Switzerland

Ms. Joanne WILSON

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

United Arab Emirates

Mr. Je Myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist

World Bank

USA

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

United Kingdom

Closing Remarks

Mr. Peng Zhao

Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

GSMA

United Kingdom

Developing digital agriculture strategies in Europe and Central Asia
Specialized Session
11:00 - 12:30
Room 5 - Biro
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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

Information and Knowledge Management Officer

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Hungary

Mr. Jaroslaw PONDER

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mrs. Aniko Juhasz

Deputy State Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture

Hungary

Mr. Marcin Cichy

President

Office of Electronic Communications

Poland

Mr. Geert Kits Nieuwenkamp

Agricultural Counsellor

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Hungary

Mr. Davit Babayan

Head of Extension and Science department

Ministry of Economy

Armenia

SME Workshop: addressing the challenges of access to finance and investment
SME Programme
11:45 - 13:00
Innovation Space - Stage A
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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)
Networking Event
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Room Hall F
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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
Specialized Session
13:15 - 15:15
Room 5 - Biro
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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

Mr. Mohamed BA

Head of Innovation Division

ITU - BDT (ITU-D)

United Nations

Panelists

Ms. Valentina Stadnic

Administrator

Moldova IT Park

Moldova, (the Republic of)

Mr. Alin Claudiu Apostu

Project Manager

Romanian Business Leaders

Romania

Mr. Junaid Basir

Head of Mobile Agriculture

Telenor Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd.

Pakistan

Mr. Majid Mohamed Al Madhloum

Senior Manager Center of Digital Innovation “CoDI”

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Ms. Samira Ribeiro

Systems Analyst

Instituto Atlântico

Brazil

Mr. Cesar Contreras Gonzalez

Coordinator of Technological Development

Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes

Mexico

Mrs. Valentina Araya Hernández

Account Executive

Start-Up Chile

Chile

Mrs. Giulia Traverso

Principal Cryptographer

Cysec SA

Germany

Mr. Mike Thususka

Director of Economic Development

City of Summerside

Canada

Mr. Jonathan Naidoo

CEO

SmartXchange

South Africa

Diversity by design: mitigating gender bias in AI
Forum Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 4 - Helicopter
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From smart home hubs not understanding commands in regional accents to automated vehicles failing to respond to female voices orbiased facial recognition software, it is increasingly evident that automated systems, algorithms and machine learning are in dangerof replicating and enhancing prejudice and discriminatory practices. Bias is embedded, unconsciously or otherwise, in the code.

What are the potential implications in the criminal justice system, in education or the financial system? How can we prevent AI systems from replicating and exacerbating the inequalities of society, and ensure it is more broadly representative of humanity in terms of gender, race and nationality? Can we set out to design with diversity, rather than after the fact? How can we work to ensuregender balance throughout the AI ecosystem, including academia, industry and ethics boards?

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

Moderator

Mr. Prof. Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London

United Kingdom

Panelists

Ms. Caroline Louveaux

Chief Privacy Officer

Mastercard

Belgium

Mr. Dr. Martin Koyabe

Head of Technical Support and Consultancy

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

United Kingdom

Ms. Allana Abdullah

CEO

Bahaso

Indonesia

Ms. Coral Manton

Researcher and Developer

Women Reclaiming AI

United Kingdom

5th Economic Experts Roundtable
Forum Session
14:00 - 16:00
Room 1 - Dynamo
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The ICT Economic Expert Roundtable brings together economic and industry experts from global ICT consulting firms, R&D entities, regional and international organizations to exchange views and analysis on the latest trends and issues related to the development of telecommunications/ICT infrastructure, focusing principally on economic and financial aspects.

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

Moderators

Mr. Marius-Catalin MARINESCU

Head of Corporate Strategy Division

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Tim Miller

Partner

Plum Consulting

United Kingdom

Panelists

Mr. Saleem Alblooshi

Chief Technology Officer

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC

United Arab Emirates

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

South Africa

Mr. Dr. René Arnold

Head of Department Markets and Perspectives

WIK

Germany

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director, Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy

Citibank UK

United Kingdom

Mr. Kalvin Bahia

Principal Economist

GSMA

United Kingdom

Ms. Verena Weber

Acting Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

France

Ms. Aude Schoentgen

Principal Consultant

Plum Consulting

France

Mr. Matyas Weber

Manager

KPMG Tanácsadó Kft.

Hungary

Ms. Melissa Sassi

Startup Program Manager & IBM Z Influencer

IBM

USA

Broadband today – and tomorrow: from wireless broadband to gigabit strategies
Forum Session
14:00 - 15:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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A total of 159 countries around the world have already adopted a national broadband plan, representing 81% of all nations. As wedraw closer to the Broadband Commission target of a national broadband plan in all countries by 2025, a number of nations – and vendors – are revisiting the definition of broadband and exploring how networks should evolve to cope with increasing demand for data. From ultra-fast broadband to wireless broadband and gigabit broadband, new solutions and services are already being commercialized throughout the world. What are the common elements in these new solutions? Which solutions are most suitable for each market and use case? What type of applications will drive demand for, and adoption of, these new types of connections? What new solutions exist to support the implementation of current broadband strategies? How should broadband policies evolve in the near future to ensure inclusion in a digital gigabit society?

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

Moderator

Mme. Sofie MADDENS

Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Győző Debreczeni

Project Manager

Governmental Information Technology Development

Hungary

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

United Arab Emirates

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

United Arab Emirates

Ms. Julie Kearney

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Loon LLC

USA

Mr. Renze Bill Lan

Chief Strategist

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Meeting on international Digital Council for Food and Agriculture
Specialized Session
14:00 - 15:15
Office Suite 2
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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
SME Programme
14:30 - 16:00
Innovation Space - Stage A
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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

Fund Manager

Bamboo Capital Partners

Switzerland

Networking Break
Networking Event
15:15 - 15:45
Forum Foyer
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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

Innovating together: connecting ecosystems
Forum Session
15:45 - 17:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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Connecting ecosystems can prove critical in bringing innovations to the global market. This session brings together change-makers, innovators, stakeholders in startup ecosystems and successful venture capitalists from around the world to share experiences and debate the major challenges of the startup world, connecting ecosystems and innovation in general. 

Can we identify major trends in innovation? Where does disruption take place, and can it be collaborative? What European and international collaborative platforms have been created for startup ecosystems? What are the best innovative approaches, practices, initiatives and programmes focused on collaboration? What is the role of building and maintaining cooperation for regional and interregional ecosystems?What are the potential social benefits of connecting ecosystems – and how can we ensure that these ecosystems are sustainable?

Opento Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders

Moderator

Mr. Ron Sege

Operating Partner

Benhamou Global Ventures

USA

Panelists

Ms. Mary Alcantara

Head of Startups

MKB Fintechlab

Hungary

Ms. Glendowlyn Thames

Deputy Commissioner

CTNext

USA

Mr. Christopher Haley

Head of New Technology & Startup Research

Nesta

United Kingdom

Mr. David Maasz

CEO

Entrepreneurship Foundation

Hungary

Mr. Robert Orr

Chair, the Natural Products Centre of Excellence for Research and Commercialization and CEO

Cuna del Mar

Canada

5G and Future Networks: creating an enabling regulatory environment through public-private collaboration
Partner Session
15:45 - 17:15
Room 2 - Cube
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Governments are adopting different approaches for 5G rollouts – from promoting upfront deployments to waiting until strong business cases are defined – while telecom operators are carrying out different experiments as standard 5G is defined. Non-traditional players from vertical industries will play a critical role in the new 5G ecosystems creating a stronger need for 5G data monetization regulation across sectors.

A collaborative platform is required to explore deployment approaches, design business models, identify mechanisms for equal value distribution, define ways to reduce the digital divide and promote interaction with regulators.

In collaboration with the 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme of the World Economic Forum, this session will convene industry constituents as well as representatives from government and regulatory authorities to discuss alignment opportunities towards asustainable and inclusive deployment of next generation networks.

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

Opening Remarks

Mme. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Moderator

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC

Switzerland

Speakers

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia

Belgium

Mr. Brett Tarnutzer

Head of Spectrum

GSMA

United Kingdom

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

United Arab Emirates

Ms. Julie Kearney

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Loon LLC

USA

Ms. Maarit Palovirta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

Belgium

Accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: ICT4SDG Regional Initiatives
Specialized Session
15:45 - 17:00
Room 5 - Biro
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Cooperation and collaboration are crucial accelerators for ICT development and digital transformation. Given the lack of barriers characterizing the digital world, standardization, sharing experiences and harmonisation of practices are essential to build a better world. Understanding and exchanging common and best practices in the UN system is a key component to accelerating achievement ofthe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This session aims at enhancing knowledge on the issues and good practices faced by UN institutions in achieving and delivering the SDGs through ICTs. It provides an opportunity to address common issues and provides a space to strengthen further collaboration and create new partnerships within the system, especially, but not only, in the European Region.

Open to all Pass categories

Moderator

Mr. Jaroslaw PONDER

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Markus Pilgrim

Director of the Country Office for Central and Eastern Europe

International Labour Organization

United Nations

Jacek Cukrowski

Chief, Regional Division for Europe and Central Asia

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Austria

Mr. Nabil Gangi

Deputy Regional Representative

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Hungary

Mr. Herson Abreu

Customer Care Manager, Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC)

UNICEF

Hungary

Mr. David Saunders

Representative

UN Women

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Jonathan Baker

Head of Science unit

UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and C ulture in Europe

Italy

From local to global innovation: The role of start-ups in standardization and market orientation for emerging technologies
Specialized Session
15:45 - 17:00
Room 4 - Helicopter
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Driving knowledge-intensive activities encompasses the pivotal role played by start-ups to attract and retain talent and investment in the age of global knowledge economy.

This session will explore the multi-dimensional standardization strategies directed at start-ups for the successful and sustainable expansion of innovative technologies in the emerging market. The discussion will focus on challenges, opportunities and key success factors for start-ups seeking to build their go-to-market products.

Open to all Pass categories

Moderator

Ms. Anamaria MESHKURTI

Outreach and Events Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. ALEXANDER NTOKO

Chief of the Operations and Planning Department

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Abdur Rahim Biswas

Project Director, WUZIUP

FBK Create-Net

Italy

Mr. Innocent Bagamba Muhizi

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Information Society Authority

Rwanda

Ceremony of Recognition and Appreciation
Ceremony
15:45 - 16:45
InnovationSpace - Stage B
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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
SME Programme
16:15 - 17:00
Innovation Space - Stage A
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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

IPR expert for the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk

Eurochambres

Belgium

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

Internet Generation Day
Specialized Session
09:00 - 15:00
Exhibition Floor
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A full one-day programme of interactive workshops, demos, competitions, guided tours, company presentations and more, especially designed foruniversity students, young entrepreneurs and innovators from Hungary and the region. Carefully curated by Hungary’s leading incubators, accelerators, academia and innovation hubs, the Internet Generation Day programme is open to all and seeks to inform, engage, challenge and drive change throughout the entire telecommunications ecosystem. Topics including robotics, AI, blockchain and fintech will set the stage for this exciting day. The event will take place at Hungexpo (1101, Budapest, Albertirsai út 10).

Highlights include:

  • Exhibition of national and international startups and major companies with hands-on exhibits including the brainwave-powered Semse app, or Drones and satellite in agriculture by Szent István University and a 5G demo provided by Eötvös Lóránd University Faculty of Informatics
  •  One-day Space Telecommunications Event.
  • A financial consciousness workshop organized by MKB FintechLAB and Family Finances.
  • Virtual (VR) education spaces and autonomous vehicles constructed by the students of Széchenyi István University
  • An AI Exhibition by the HungarianAI Coalition
  • A Learning environment in a digital pedagogical culture seminar provided by Eszterházy University
  • An IT Security session offered by University of Dunaújváros
  • An interactive Demistify coding workshop provided by Greenfox Academy
  • A session on Artificial Intelligence, social platforms and the freedom of speech run by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
  • An AI, Quantum and 5Gseminar offered by Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • A Media Awareness Workshop by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority
  • An Internet Generation Forum discussing the today and the tomorrow of the Internet

and many more…

This programme is open to all university students and young entrepreneurs. Contact itu2019@mfa.gov.hu directly if you have not yet received an invitation to register and would like to take part. 

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Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)
Specialized Session
09:00 - 18:00
Room 6 - Match
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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

Future skills for a future world
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 2 - Cube
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Technologies continue to be designed and used to reshape every sector of society and the economy, challenging our ability to adapt to the pace of change. The job market is no exception – and disruption in the world of work has profound implications for existing educational systems.

How can we prepare the next generation of workers for jobs that may not yet exist? What skills will be needed to succeed in a future characterized by automatization, robots and AI? How can lifelong learning in the workplace equip us for constant change, and will we be able to keep pace with technological disruption? How should educational systems and institutions adapt and respond? Will the challenges of the job market in the digital age differ between emerging and developed markets? Will we need to work at all in the future – and if not, what will we do?

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

Moderator

Ms. Susan Teltscher

Head of the Human Capacity Building Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Ms. Dr. Lidia Stepinska - Ustasiak

Head of Social and Corporate Policy Unit

Office of Electronic Communications

Poland

Mr. Kristóf Bárdos

Co-founder, International Business Developer

GreenFox Academy

Hungary

Mrs. Sofía Fernández de Mesa

Director of International Relations, Telefónica and ProFuturo

ProFuturo Foundation

Spain

Ms. Prof. Dr. Hakima Chaouchi

Research Professor

Institut Mines-Télécom

France

Ms. Ghaida Alanazi

Digital Education Lead

National Digital Transformation Unit

Saudi Arabia

Accessibility matters: dismantling the barriers of disability with technology
Forum Session
09:15 - 10:30
Room 3 - Plasma
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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

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Panelists

Mr. Joel Snyder

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

Audio Description Associates, LLC

USA

Mr. Jaroslaw PONDER

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Mr. Roy Graves

Vice-President, Technology and Finance

Caption First

USA

Mr. Dilli Ram Adhikari

Managing Director

Nepal Telecom (Nepal Doorsanchar Company Limited)

Nepal

Mr. Bernard Kirk

CEO

The Camden Education Trust

Mr. David Banes

Director

David Banes Access and Inclusion Service

United Kingdom

Ms. Gamze Sofuoglu

Product Manager

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.

Turkey

Exhibition open
Exhibition
10:00 - 14:00
Exhibition
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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
Networking Event
10:30 - 11:00
Forum Foyer
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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

Regulating the future: safe, inclusive, connected
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 3 - Plasma
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Industry convergence, digitalization and the disruption caused by new technologies and new market players is making the job of regulatory agencies more complex and interlinked than ever before, even in mature markets with strong competition. New challenges such as privacy, cybersecurity and data protection are confronting regulators with domains beyond their traditional competencies. What role should regulators play to ensure a safe, inclusive, connected future? How can stimulating innovation and fair competition be balanced against consumer protection? What examples do we have of successful cross-sectoral regulation? How can regulators, policy-makers and industry work together to create an environment for the digital economy that is both enabling and secure?

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

Moderator

M. Philippe Defraigne

Founding Director

Cullen International S.A.

Belgium

Panelists

Mme. Danielle Jacobs

Founding member euro.digital (representing business ICT users), President

International Telecommunications Users Group

Belgium

Mr. Jason Harle

Assistant Manager

Deloitte

Denmark

Mr. Marcin Cichy

President

Office of Electronic Communications

Poland

Ms. Jade Nester

Director of Consumer Policy

GSMA

United Kingdom

Mr. Esteban Redolfi

Director of Digital Future Society

Mobile World Capital

Spain

Mme. Sofie MADDENS

Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

ITU-CISCO Digital Transformation Center Initiative
Forum Session
11:00 - 12:15
Room 2 - Cube
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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

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Moderator

Mr. Prof. Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London

United Kingdom

Panelists

Ms. Annemijn Perrin

CEO and Founder

Digital Skills Foundation

France

Mr. Prof. Dr. Josef Noll

Research Professor

University of Oslo

Norway

Rik Bleeker

CSR Head of Corporate Affairs for Europe North

Cisco Systems

Netherlands

Mr. MIKO NXELE

Senior Human Capacity Building Officer, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

United Nations

Networking Lunch
Networking Event
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Room Hall F
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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
Ceremony
14:00 - 15:45
Room 1 - Dynamo
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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
Networking Event
15:45 - 16:45
Ceremony Hall - Hologram
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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

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade