Next Generation Day

Budapest, 15 October 2015, Hungexpo

Are you a university student or a young entrepreneur or ICT professional who is interested in the latest trends and innovations in the IT/ICT sector? Would you like to have a glimpse at the future of the IT/ICT world, and to get to know innovative technologies, products, services and applications? Do you have innovative ideas yourself, related to the IT/ICT sector, and you are looking for the perfect place to voice them? Do you want to get acquainted with representatives of big IT/ICT companies or promising start-ups? Or are you contemplating creating your own business, but do not know where to start?

If your answer to the any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then come and join us at the “Next Generation Day” at ITU Telecom World 2015, and take advantage of the following programmes organised by the International Telecommunication Union (the United Nation’s specialized agency for information and communication technologies), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Ministry of National Development of Hungary on 15 October 2015 at the premises of Hungexpo (1101, Budapest, Albertirsai út 10.).

Programme

09:00-10:00 Registration of “NextGen Day” participants

(information on the final programme, registration to the workshops, lectures)

Venue: Registration Zone (III. Welcome Hall), Hungexpo


Please note that the workshops room can hold approximately 50-60 participants. No pre-registration to the different workshops is possible. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


09.30-12.00 World café and panel discussion on the role of technology in social change, organised by Global Shapers Budapest Hub and NESsT Europe Non-profit Ltd

The Global Shapers Budapest Hub and NESsT Hungary invites you to an interactive event on the role of technology in social change. Together with the Young Innovators, topic experts and social entrepreneurs you can discuss some of the most relevant social challenges of today, and come up with novel ideas on how to resolve them using the advances of the ICT industry. Come and share your thoughts!

The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum, developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive to make a contribution to their communities.

NESsT is a catalyst for high-impact social enterprises in Central Europe and Latin America that provide dignified income opportunities for low-income individuals. Since its founding in Budapest in 1997, NESsT has invested more than US$9.7 million in 150 social enterprises across 10 countries. The global NESsT Portfolio currently consists of 42 social enterprises.

Venue: Hall A, Conference Room 5


9:00-16:00 Spontaneous tour of ITU Telecom World 2015

(different itineraries provided by ITU)

Venue: Hall G & F


10.00-10.50 “Girls in ICT – Why are girls still not attracted to ICT studies and careers?”: panel discussion moderated by Kata Pál, Director, Business Sector Development, Technology & Knowledge Transfer, Hungarian National Tradehouse

Jobs in information and communication technologies (ICT) sectors like telecoms and the Internet are key sources of growth and crucial for the growth of the economy. However, Europe faces an ICTs skills gap of 1 million workers on a short-term scale. The EU’s competitiveness therefore depends on attracting and keeping skilled workers, especially in the high-tech sector, including women. A career in ICT allows girls to use their creativity, work in international environments and participate in shaping our future.

The aims of the panel discussion is to encourage girls and women to open towards the IT/ICT sector by presenting role models and introducing successful female leaders of the IT/ICT sector, discussing the current challenges in the IT/ICT profession, identifying the causes and tackling stereotypes, and also by promoting the IT/ICT profession and talking about carrier opportunities.

Panellists:

  • Zsófia Bánhegyi, Group Communications Director, Magyar Telecom
  • Judit Grósz, Marketing and Operative Director, Microsoft Hungary
  • Krisztina Horváth, Managing Director, CISCO
  • Zsófia Major, Co-founder, Skool
  • Sofie Maddens, Head of Regulatory and Market Environment Division, International Telecommunication Union
  • Tamás Müller, Founder, CEE Women Startup Competition

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 1


10.00-11.00 “Creating global value networks 4 young people by young people”: by Patrik Kovács, President of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization of the European Union (JEUNE), Founder & President of Young Entrepreneurs Association Hungary (FIVOSZ)

Being a young entrepreneur is a difficult task and puts the individual in a difficult position, where they have to figure out a way to become successful on their own. Being young has its advantages and disadvantages, as much as anything else in our lives. It allows you to start your business at a young age of your life and gives you the opportunity to reach your goals sooner and set your imagination higher for the future. It also on the other hand presents you with challenges that you have never faced before and makes you experience them for yourself. Global networks for young entrepreneurs are founded to face these challenges as a unit and not as individuals anymore. Young entrepreneur alliances are there for young people to unite, share and cooperate with one another – this way challenging situations become easier to handle. These global networks of young people are the key to the success of young entrepreneurship in Europe and in the whole world as well.
FIVOSZ is the biggest young entrepreneurs organization in Hungary and one of the biggest in Central and Eastern Europe. FIVOSZ is helping its members in many ways to be more successful as young entrepreneurs in Hungary. Mentoring, teaching and briefing members are the main tasks of the organization. Its ever growing membership numbers prove that FIVOSZ is an organization for the future of young entrepreneurs of Hungary.

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 2


10:00-11:00 Short presentations

Venue: Hall G, Hungary Pavilion

  1. Introducing Antall József Knowledge Centre by Zsolt Pálmai

The Antall József Knowledge Centre’s (AJTK) main mission is to launch programmes which go beyond the theoretical education provided by universities and equip students with wide-ranging practical knowledge via conferences, lecture series, training and roundtable conversations. The profile of the Knowledge Centre is also characterised by research activities and publications in the field of political and social sciences. They emphasise the importance of talent scouting and management. Academic work is built on university students in BA and MA programmes, as well as PhD students.

Zsolt Pálmai is the head of the Antall József Knowledge Centre’s Transatlantic Relations Office. He holds a Master’s Degree in American Studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same discipline. His areas of interest include US politics, history and US-Hungary relations.

The presentation will give a general overview of the Antall József Knowledge Centre’s main goals and activities

  1. The Entrepreneurial Spark in Hungary by Antal Károlyi (Traction Tribe)

Antal Károlyi is a co-founder and partner of Traction Tribe, a business accelerator helping European startups soft-land and scale in the US. Business angel and former derivatives trader in Frankfurt and London, he holds a PhD in statistical physics. His vision: CEE startup communities have untapped potential well worth unearthing.

The exponentially growing local entrepreneur community has huge untapped potential worth exploring.

  1. Gamification in Business by Andrei Damsa (JátékosLét Kutatóközpont)

Andrei Damsa is a psychologist, PhD student at the University of Pécs, gamification expert and researcher in the field of cognitive psychology. He is a founding member of the Eastern European Game Study Association and Lead Researcher at the NetCoGame Research Center. His field of study focuses on gamification as an innovative motivational design in education and business.

What do a game of chess, playing Candy Crush and high performance at work have in common? Explore with us the underlying power behind intrinsic motivation!


10.00-10.55 (repeated at 11.00)

“IT graduates with entrepreneurial skills – How to get a ticket to your own start-up”: workshop by Zsuzsa Várhalmi, education manager of EIT Digital (ELTE)

The EIT Digital Master School offers a unique opportunity to IT students, enabling them get innovation and entrepreneurship knowledge in addition to the development of their competencies in infocommunication technologies. Come and join us for this 2 hour long session and get an insight into a special education offered by the leading European universities in cooperation with the leading European ICT companies.

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 4


10:00-11:00 Guided tours of ITU Telecom World 2015 – Theme: Innovation

(on a first come, first served basis)

Venue: Hall G & F

Starting point: Hall F, Innovation Space

Join any time between 10:00-12:15

Build your own robot from discarded trash by REBOT

The REBOT building kit seeks to introduce newbies to programming and robotics through a playful and environmentally friendly approach. With the help of this kit, it is possible to build robots out of discarded empty boxes and bottles, and control them wirelessly by means of a program running on a computer or mobile phone, and the robots may even be capable of autonomous operation. The robots created are able to move with the help of four servo motors, can communicate with two LED lights, recognize obstacles in front of them with two infrared sensors, and can even be controlled in the hallways of a school, solely by moving our mobile phone. With the help of the program running on the computer we can link several robots, and we can control robots built by others as well over the internet.

(Tournament of workshop participants’ freshly built robots at 12.00.)

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


10.00-11.15 (repeated at 12.45)

Experience live 3D printing by FreeDee Printing Solutions

3D printing is one of the most impactful innovations of the 21st century so far and it is said to be a dominant technology of the future, which could revolutionize the way we make almost everything. FreeDee Printing Solutions is specialized in this emerging technology, aiming to make 3D printing accessible, widespread, and easy for everyone. At FreeDee’s workshop you can explore 3D printing and 3D scanning, have your face scanned into a print-ready format, and witness an object being built layer by layer by a MakerBot 3D printer, the leading manufacturer in the industry. And, needless to say, you can ask all the questions you have ever had about 3D printing.

You can see the MakerBot 3D printer in action throughout the whole day.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


11:00-12:00 Guided tours of ITU Telecom World 2015 – Theme: Communication Technologies

(on a first come, first served basis)

Venue: Hall G & F

Starting point: Hall G, Hungary Pavilion


11:00-12:00 Short workshops and presentations

Venue: Hall G, Hungary Pavilion

  1. Case of Ericsson and BME HSN Lab (Workshop) by Sándor Molnár (BME/ELTE/Ericsson)

The High Speed Networks (HSN) Lab started its activity in 1992 at the BME and it is hosted by the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics. As a result of the dynamic development of networking and computer science 10 departments of the Electrical Engineering Faculty and a department of the Mathematical Institute are involved in the work of HSN Lab today.

Several research groups, involving twenty four lead researchers, eighteen PhD students and over one hundred undergraduate students work in the HSN Lab. Beyond its sound scientific results HSN Lab plays an important role in the transfer of novel technologies and skilled people to the industry. HSN Lab has successfully participated in several European and national research programs and maintains fruitful relations with research institutes and universities.

The HSN Lab’s main research fields can be categorized in eight main areas: Broadband & Transport (including optical networks, multi-domain, multi-layer networks, design, optimization and routing, reliability), Networking (including software defined networking, internet of things, cloud networking), Future Internet Architectures (including networks and services, economics and interop.), Mobile & Wireless (including spectrum and capacity, mobility, security), End Systems (including wireless sensor networks, crowd-sensing, peer-to-peer and GRID), Applications (including security, multimedia), Performance (including traffic measurement, characterization and modelling, protocols and performance analysis) and Protocols & Testing (design and evaluations, formal methods).

Leading companies in the world market are in competition with each other with different emphasis on research and development. Ericsson has major investments in research and development and the fruitful cooperation with HSN Lab at BME shows a good example that long-term strategic cooperation can be very efficient and beneficial for both partners.

  1. Industry-Academia Co-operation by Dr. Péter Földesi, Rector of Széchenyi István University

The city of Gyor has always been an important city for education. The first configuration of the university was established in 1718. The university has stood the test of time and in 1968, the Faculty of Transportation and Telecommunications (which was the previous name of the university) was established and it specialised in training engineers in regards to these two sections. The university currently houses 7 independent research centres dedicated to different areas of science.


11:00-12:00 “IT graduates with entrepreneurial skills – How to get a ticket to your own start-up?”: workshop by Zsuzsa Várhalmi, education manager of EIT Digital (ELTE)

The EIT Digital Master School offers a unique opportunity to IT students, enabling them to get innovation and entrepreneurship knowledge in addition to the development of their competencies in infocommunication technologies. Come and join us for this 2 hour long session and get an insight into a special education offered by the leading European universities in cooperation with the leading European ICT companies.

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 4


11:15-11:45 “Why entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week? The myth of entrepreneurship”: workshop by Mr. Ádám Drobinoha

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week. But why do they do that? Is it for the money, the fame or the freedom? Or is it just to be the big boss? We bet that these are not the real reasons. Adam who started his first company during the university will tell you about his journey. Now he’s 26 and running a venture builder company with his team, where they’re working on three startup ideas (Hazfal, CashbackCloud, BattleJungle). As an online entrepreneur, he’s passionate about technology, and loves to create products that change something in the world.

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 2


11:15-11:45 “Facebook for young professionals”: workshop by Gabriella Cseh, Head of Public Policy for Central and Eastern Europe for Facebook

Is social media a magic mirror or candid camera? Platforms such as Facebook have long been for connecting with friends and family. They are also now becoming the primary source of information, networking, and building a professional presence. Head-hunters and employees are referring to social media presence to learn more about the candidates. Young professionals realize that their presence on social networks is as important as having the right CV or references when it comes to building your professional personal brand. So how can social networks be best used when building your carrier?

Facebook is the largest social network with 1.44 billion users across the globe.

Gabriella is the Head of Public Policy for Central and Eastern Europe for Facebook, a lawyer. Currently, she covers public policies and regulatory relations of Facebook in the CEE region, focusing on issues related to data protection, privacy, digital market, job creation and the economic impact of Facebook in Europe, internet safety, the open Internet, and more broadly the social value generated by Internet-related services. Prior to joining Facebook, she was the executive director of Hungarian Public Service Radio for four years and the external relations director for PanTel telecommunications Ltd for seven years. Gabriella has also served as a diplomat and a civil servant.

Venue: Hall A, Workshop Room 1


11:20-12:15 (repeated at 12.45)

Accelerate innovation by Imre Hild of Digital Factory

Accelerators represent an innovation in the support functions of launching a new venture. What is the basis of the current global accelerator activity, what are some of the behind-the-scene tricks and what are the recent trends in accelerator development? What is the measurement of success and what are the best tools to achieve it? Why are accelerators viewed as good connecting points between startups and the rest of the ecosystems? Participants learn about the accelerator landscape and will also walk away knowing a lot more about successful application to any accelerator in the world.
Besides founding iCatapult, one of the earliest attempts at acceleration in Hungary (and member of the Global Accelerator Network), Imre is helping out in the activities of Digital Factory, a CEED Tech accelerator for tech ventures.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


12:15-12:45 KEYNOTE SPEECH: “More than a buzzword: how the EU is boosting innovation”: Town-hall meeting with H.E. Mr. Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Venue: Hall A, Ceremony Hall


12:45-13:45 Accelerate innovation by Imre Hild of Digital Factory

Accelerators represent an innovation in the support functions of launching a new venture. What is the basis of the current global accelerator activity, what are some of the behind-the-scene tricks and what are the recent trends in accelerator development? What is the measurement of success and what are the best tools to achieve it? Why are accelerators viewed as good connecting points between startups and the rest of the ecosystems? Participants learn about the accelerator landscape and will also walk away knowing a lot more about successful application to any accelerator in the world.
Besides founding iCatapult, one of the earliest attempts at acceleration in Hungary (and member of the Global Accelerator Network), Imre is helping out in the activities of Digital Factory, a CEED Tech accelerator for tech ventures.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU r pavilion


12.45-13.55 Experience live 3D printing by FreeDee Printing Solutions

3D printing is one of the most impactful innovations of the 21st century so far and it is said to be a dominant technology of the future, which could revolutionize the way we make almost everything. FreeDee Printing Solutions is specialized in this emerging technology, aiming to make 3D printing accessible, widespread, and easy for everyone. At FreeDee’s workshop you can explore 3D printing and 3D scanning, have your face scanned into a print-ready format, and witness an object being built layer by layer by a MakerBot 3D printer, the leading manufacturer in the industry. And, needless to say, you can ask all the questions you have ever had about 3D printing.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


13:00-14:00 Guided tours of ITU Telecom World 2015 – Theme: Social Entrepreneurship

(on a first come, first served basis)

Venue: Hall G & F

Starting point: Hall F, Innovation Space


14:00-14:30 Short presentations

Venue: Hall G, Hungary Pavilion

  1. Software Development for Everyone. The GreenFox Story by Barbara Fazekas (GreenFox Academy)

Barbara Fazekas is director of Green Fox Academy, a school that would like to inspire more and more people to jump into coding industry. She and her partners developed a 4-month-long software development education program for students with non-engineering background. On top of the school they built a recruitment agency for IT companies who are hunting for young talents.

GreenFox Academy provides an education program for young coders in order to help them progress in their careers. It then builds a recruitment channel for IT companies who are in need of young, talented developers. This is beneficial for employers as they can ‘pre-test’ the employer-employee relationship and see which candidate is the best for the overall chemistry of the company. There is also a decreased recruitment risk and it is a way of strengthening market presence and the employer’s brand.

  1. Why We Couldn’t Not Start UniBreeze by Dani Vincz (UniBreeze)

Vincz Daniel graduated from BME as a Computer Engineer. Before his MSc. studies he spent one year working in Switzerland and half a year in China. In 2014 he launched UniBreeze together with Mátyás Biri. Since then they have been working on their various startups.

What’s the best reason to become an entrepreneur and what we did learn from launching UniBreeze?


14:00-15:45 Format workshop by Kitchen Budapest

At this workshop participants will be guided through the creation process of new social formats for collaboration and cooperation. Collaboration practices and methodologies have an increasing role and enabling power in contemporary societies as they establish and inspire new ways of social coexistence and cooperation, economic development and growth. “Motivation architecture” as a design concept will be used at the workshop to explore and outline the participation of stakeholders in such processes, with a special focus on the balance between their motivations and contributions.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


14:00-15:45 Tinkering with Arduino by FabLab Budapest

The aim of the workshop is to learn about Arduino and start using it for simple interactions. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for anyone making interactive hardware projects. We will use the Arduino Starter Kits for electrical prototyping to create simple interactions using simple motors and regular, everyday objects.

Venue: Hall G, HITS@ITU pavilion


14:30-17:00 Event Closing and Farewell Reception of ITU Telecom World 2015

The Event Closing will be addressed by ITU Secretary General Mr. Houlin Zhao, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr. Péter Szijjártó and Minister of State for Info-communication and Consumer Protection of the Ministry of National Development Mr. Ákos Kara. The audience can hear a wrap-up of the key findings from the Forum sessions of the past four days, examining a wide range of issues around accelerating innovation in the ICT sector for global social and economic impact. The important role played by SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs in industry and socio-economic growth will be further highlighted by the presentation of the inaugural ITU Telecom World Entrepreneurship Awards recognising the innovative use of ICTs for social good, as well as honouring the young technopreneur winners of the Young Innovators Competition. During the entertainment programme the famous Freelusion 3D dance company will dazzle the spectators. The 150th anniversary of ITU will be also commemorated at the closing event, followed by a Farewell Party.

Venue: Hall A, Ceremony Hall

Free transport

On 15 October 2015 MÁV-START Zrt. is pleased to provide free train transport for Hungarian university students arriving for the Next Generation Day programme from the countryside. Students must present to the controller a student ID card and the registration confirmation e-mail they have received from the ITU, as well as – on the return trip – their name badge received at Hungexpo.

Free transport is available for all ITU Telecom World 2015 participants on two regular bus routes: the 100 K between the Hungexpo venue and downtown Budapest, and the 200 K between the airport and downtown Budapest. Simply download the voucher to show on board and travel for free. The voucher and the time table of the buses are available at: http://telecomworld.itu.int/2015-event/programme/next-generation-day/

Registration process

To take part in Next Generation Day at ITU Telecom World 2015, register via the event website.

  • Select your organization from the list below and enter the corresponding company ID in the company ID field. If you can’t find your organization in the list below, please click on “No, I don’t have a company ID or contact ID” and create a new company entry.
  • Follow the registration process, entering promotional code C-00001136 for your free exhibition pass which gives you access to the complete Next Generation Day programme.
  • Fill in the remaining information fields to complete the registration process.

Click on one of the two buttons below for detailed help with the registration process.

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Company ID codes for participants registering for Next Generation Day

Code Institution / company
1200078335 Andrássy Egyetem / Andrassy University
1200078336 Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem / Corvinus University of Budapest
1200078337 Budapesti Gazdasági Foiskola / Budapest Business School
1200078339 Budapesti Metropolitan Foiskola / Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences
1200078342 Budapesti Muszaki és Gazdaságtudományi Egyetem / Budapest University of Technology and Economics
1200077339 Debreceni Egyetem / University of Debrecen
1200078379 Eötvös LorándTudományegyetem / Eötvös Loránd University
1200078380 Kaposvári Egyetem / Kaposvár University
1200078381 Károli Gáspár Református Egyetem / Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
1200078382 Kecskeméti Foiskola / Kecskemét College
1200078383 Kodolányi János Foiskola / Kodolányi János University of Applied Sciences
1200078385 Közép-európai Egyetem / Central European University
1200078388 Miskolci Egyetem / University of Miskolc
1200078390 Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem / National University of Public Service
1200078391 Óbudai Egyetem / Óbuda University
1200078392 Pannon Egyetem / University of Pannonia
1200078393 Pázmány Péter Katolikus Egyetem / Pázmány Péter Catholic University
1200078394 Pécsi Tudományegyetem / University of Pécs
1200078395 Széchenyi István Egyetem / Széchenyi István University
1200078396 Szegedi Tudományegyetem / University of Szeged
1200078397 Zsigmond Király Foiskola / King Sigismund Business School
1200078400 Babes-Bolyai Tudományegyetem (Kolozsvár) / Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca)
1200078403 II. Rákóczi Ferenc Kárpátaljai Magyar Foiskola (Beregszász) / Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute (Berehove)
1200078404 Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem (Marosvásárhely) / Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania (Târgu Mures)
1200078405 Selye János Egyetem (Révkomárom) / János Selye University (Komarno)
1200078406 Szabadkai Muszaki Szakfoiskola (Szabadka) / Subotica Tech-College of Applied Sciences (Subotica)
1200078407 Újvidéki Egyetem, Magyar Tannyelvű Tanítóképző Kar (Szabadka) /University of Novi Sad, Teachers’ Training Faculty in Hungarian (Subotica)
1200078408 Ungvári Nemzeti Egyetem (Ungvár) / Uzhhorod National University (Uzhhorod)
1200078845 Konstantin Filozófus Egyetem, Közép-európai Tanulmányok Kara (Nyitra) / Constantine the Philosopher University, Faculty of Central European Studies (Nitra)

If you have any questions, please write to ITU-NGD@mfa.gov.hu