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Sunday, 09 September

9:30 - 16:00
ITU Specialized Session

Tenth CTO Meeting


Room 11C

By invitation only.

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


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Monday, 10 September

9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Leapfrogging to 5G?


Room 11E

New technologies offer the opportunity for emerging markets to leapfrog developmental stages, unencumbered by legacy networks or outmoded regulatory frameworks. Learning from the experiences of developed markets and investing directly in future infrastructure can accelerate digital inclusion and the creation of smart societies in Africa and beyond. But how feasible is 5G deployment where current infrastructure is limited? What funding or business models can best be harnessed to prepare for 5G and the opportunities it provides? What are the technological, policy and investment barriers – and how can government and industry work together to provide solutions to accelerate development?

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


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Keynote speaker

Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumaila

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union


Moderator

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Donna Bethea Murphy

Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Policy and Development

Inmarsat Plc.

Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumaila

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Mr. Ravi Suchak

American Tower Corporation

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia Solutions & Networks Belgium NV

Mr. Peter Zimri

Councillor

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)


10:00 - 10:45
Networking Event

VIP Tour


An exclusive opportunity to explore the exhibition at ITU Telecom World 2018, 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


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by Bangladesh


Outside Room 11

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


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11:00 - 12:30
Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Event Opening Keynotes


The Arena

The official event launch opens ITU Telecom World 2018 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including Ministers, regulators, C-level industry representatives, exhibitors, Forum speakers and accredited media. It is followed by the Event Opening Keynotes, offering thought-leadership, stimulating insights, and international perspectives from high-level representatives of government and industry on the central theme of innovation for smarter digital development to make the world better, sooner.

Open to all pass categories

 


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Speakers

Mr. Sihle Zikalala

MEC Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

H. E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa

President

The Presidency

H. E. Ms. Nomvula Paula Mokonyane

Minister of Communications

Ministry of Communications

Mr. Rob Shuter

Group President and CEO

MTN Group

H.e. Dr Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais

Governor

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)


12:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Hours


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


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12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch


Upper Concourse

An opportunity to connect and interact with fellow delegates from government, industry and regulatory bodies in a relaxed socialenvironment.

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


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12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Leaders Lunch sponsored by MTN


Arena Upper Foyer

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


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13:30 - 14:15
Press Conference

Event Opening Press Conference


Room 11E

The Press Conference brings together major news agencies and influential global, regional and South African media from within the ICT industry. It highlights what to expect during the week, outlining the core themes to be debated and illustrating further how ITU Telecom World 2018 is providing the global platform for governments, corporates and SMEs to explore key questions on innovation for smart digital development. The Press Conference will feature an influential line-up of speakers including the ITU Secretary-General, high-level representatives from the Host Country, South Africa, and key event participants.

 

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


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Speakers

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Mr. Sipho Maseko

Group CEO

Telkom SA SOC Ltd.

Mr. Rob Shuter

Group President and CEO

MTN Group

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Jianjun ( Joe Deng ) Zhou

Vice President of Carrier Business BG (Emerging Market VP)

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


14:15 - 15:30
Forum Session

Forum Summit: Digital everyone


Room 22

Connecting the unconnected half of the world’s population is one of the grand challenges of our time. Access to and inclusion in the digital economy is imperative to driving social and economic development and improving lives everywhere. Innovations in technology, policy, business models and partnerships are stimulating infrastructure deployment and increasing network coverage, reach, speed and volume. But for connectivity to be meaningful, it must be affordable and provide good quality, offering relevant local content and services in local languages, and supported by strong digital education programmes. What innovative technologies or hybrid technological solutions are proving successful? How can partnerships between public, private, civic and academic stakeholders expand last-mile connectivity? How can digital education initiatives help bridge the educational gap and the digital gap in underserved communities? What measures can be adopted to drive adoption, via local content, core government services or public awareness of the benefits of smart societies?How can we facilitate and foster investment in infrastructure and innovation in smart applications and services?​

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


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Keynote speaker

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Opening Remarks

Mr. Cesar Alierta Izuel

Executive Chairman

ProFuturo Foundation


Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews


Panelists

Dr. Amani Abou Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

African Union

Mr. Cesar Alierta Izuel

Executive Chairman

ProFuturo Foundation

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Ms. Elisabeth Medou Badang

CEO, SVP African & Indian Ocean, and Spoke person at Middle East and Africa

Orange

Mr. Rob Shuter

Group President and CEO

MTN Group


14:30 - 17:00
Partner Session

The 8th Spectrum and Technology Workshop


Room 12E

Under the theme of “The Road to Mobile Future: Efficient Spectrum, Affordable Technology”, the 8th 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).

This workshop will bring together delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and industry partners not only to share views on global unified planning of 4G/5G spectrum, evolution from 4G to 5G, affordable 4G/IoT/5G technology and service to bridge the digital gap, but also take deep insight to the market opportunities of Africa to boost the mobile economy

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Open to all pass categories.


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Keynote speakers

Mr. Mlamli Booi

CEO

Sentech Ltd.

Mr. Aji Ed

CTO, Middle East and Africa

Nokia

Ms. Yuhong Huang

Deputy General Manager & Secretary General of GTI

China Mobile Research Institute

Mr. Yidun Jin

Deputy Secretary-General

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance

Mr. Nicholas Naidu

Managing Executive: Technology Strategy,

Vodacom

Mr. François Rancy

Director of the ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Veni Shone

President, LTE Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Qingwen Wang

Manager

Huawei Technologies Co.,LTD


Opening Remarks

H. E. Mr. Zhaoxiong Chen

Vice Minister

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Mr. Qin Jian

Vice President

China Mobile Communications Corporation

Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumaila

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Shiletsi Makhofane

Head of Government and Industry Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

Mr. Meng Wang

Manager

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Xiang Yun

Standardization Supervisor

Baicells Technologies Co., Ltd


15:30 - 18:00
ITU Specialized Session

BDT m-Powering Initiative Advisory Board Meeting


Room 11C

The m-Powering Development Initiative is designed to create an action plan and resources to deploy ICT services from m-Health, m-Banking and m-Learning to m-Governance, m-Commerce and other m-services. In doing so, it can cut costs and reshape public service delivery for the better for many millions of individuals, particularly those living in remote or rural areas of the world. ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau is coordinating this initiative with an Advisory Board of eminent senior experts drawn from public and private sectors. The Board’s work will contribute to the successful implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted under the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

By invitation only


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15:30 - 16:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by Bangladesh


Outside Room 22

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


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16:00 - 17:15
Forum Session

Forum Summit: Beyond connectivity


Room 22

New technologies and applications have enormous potential to radically accelerate human, social and economic development across the world. But technological change at such an exponential rate also brings unexpected challenges and risks, with little time for governments, industry, societies and individuals to prepare for new realities. Real concerns focus on areas such as cybersecurity, data protection and privacy, the AI threat to existing jobs, child online protection, social media manipulation, and the uncertain psychological impact of new technologies. Do we need a multi stakeholder approach combining governments, regulators, ICT industries, major vertical sector leaders, civic groups and academia to explore these issues? How can we prepare for coming changes, ascertain and minimalize the risk of new technologies? What regulatory, policy and ethical frameworks should we establish – and who is best placed to develop them? How can we ensure cybersecurity, digital and civic education, privacy, innovation and ethics are addressed throughout emerging and developed markets alike?

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


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Moderator

Ms. Siki Mgabadeli

Journalist

eNews Channel Africa


Panelists

Dr. Jacques Bughin

Director and Senior Partner at MGI, Co-author of ITU’s research on Economic Impact of AI

McKinsey & Company

Mr. Deon Fredericks

Chief Investment Officer

Telkom Group SA SOC Limited

Mr. Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

H. E. Ms. Nomvula Paula Mokonyane

Minister of Communications

Ministry of Communications

Mr. Andile Ngcaba

Founder

Convergence Partners

Mr. Jianjun ( Joe Deng ) Zhou

Vice President of Carrier Business BG (Emerging Market VP)

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Quika


Leader Space

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following the first day of event activities, hosted by Quika, offering the world’s first free satellite internet service.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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18:30 - 21:00
Networking Event

Welcome Reception hosted by Altron


North Plaza, Durban Exhibition Centre

Hosted by South Africa, the spectacular Welcome Reception offers entertainment, fine dining and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event, featuring the fascinating colours, culture and natural splendour of the host nation.

Open to all Pass categories


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Tuesday, 11 September

9:15 - 12:15
Partner Session

South Africa Internet For All Community Meeting


11C

By invitation only


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9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: Government enabling smarter digital development


Room 22

The first session of the Ministerial Roundtable addresses the instrumental role of government in driving ICT deployment and adoption of networks, services and applications. As the principal digital end-user, procurer, policy-maker and regulator, governments are uniquely responsible for the growth of the digital economy at national, regional and global levels. How can administrations shape policy frameworks and allocate budget to ensure universal connectivity, access and uptake? How can smart innovation transform public services to better meet the needs of citizens? What are the main challenges in creating an enabling environment for digital innovation and smarter societies? What opportunities for collaboration can be explored at regional level, or in the context of international platforms such as ITU?

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


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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

H. E. Ms. Stella Tembisa Ndabeni Abrahams

Vice Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services


Speakers

H. E. Mr. Dauren Abayev

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kazakhstan

H. E. Mr. Shahzad Gul Aryobee

Minister

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT)

Lord Henry Ashton Of Hyde

Parliamentary Under-Secretary

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Mr. Mikael Bäck

Vice President Global Strategy & Portfolio Development

Ericsson

H. E. Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi Ngubane

Minister

Ministry of Science and Technology

Mr. Keng Thai Leong

Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate)

InfoComm Media Development Authority

H. E. Mr. Thesele Maseribane

Minister

Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology

H. E. Dr. Nguyen Minh Hong

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

H. E. Mr. Onkokame Kitso Mokaila M. P.

Minister

Ministry of Transport and Communications

H. E. Dr. Allam Mousa

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology

H. E. Mr. Ibrahim Ahmed Moh. Osman Elmirghani

State Minister Communication and Information Technology

Ministry of Information, Communications and Information Technology

Mr. Rob Shuter

Group President and CEO

MTN Group

H. E. Mr. Elmir Tofig Oglu Velizadeh

Deputy Minister

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


9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Spectrum challenges: preparing for WRC-19


Room 12E

Exponential growth in data traffic, from consumer videos to IoT applications, mobile broadband and new technologies such as virtual reality and 5G services, is putting limited spectrum resources under extreme pressure. As competing incumbent stakeholders jostle claims for spectrum with these new market entrants, new approaches to spectrum management, administration and coordination are being called for. How can the complex equation of socio-economic needs in different economies and regions best be met? Can spectrum sharing initiatives such as CBRS or dynamic spectrum allocation provide a meaningful solution? How should the issue of licensed versus unlicensed spectrum use be addressed? How can we prepare for the multiple use cases and demands of 5G-enabled network slicing? What are the main issues under discussion across different regions in preparation for the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019?

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


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Moderator

Mr. François Rancy

Director of the ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Donna Bethea Murphy

SVP, Global Regulatory Policy, Inmarsat, on behaf of ESOA

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

Mr. Elias Otieno Odhiambo

WMO Representative for Eastern and Southern Africa

World Meteorological Organization

Mr. Peng Zhao

Spectrum Policy Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

GSMA


10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Hours


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


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Outside Room 22

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


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11:00 - 12:15
Partner Session

Spectrum pricing to drive the mobile broadband revolution


12E

Better spectrum pricing policies are needed to improve the economic and social welfare of the billions of people thatremain unconnected to mobile broadband services. Carefully planned spectrum auctions, and other awards, are vital – digital economies depend on them. This session will explore the latest pricing research, which focuses on developing markets, and discuss evolving policy best practice to drive investment in high quality, affordable mobile broadband services

Agenda and speakers

Open to all pass categories.


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Moderator

Mr. Jean Francois Le Bihan

Policy Director - Sub Sahara Africa

GSMA


Panelists

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Shiletsi Makhofane

Head of Government and Industry Relations, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ericsson

Mr. Paris Mashile

Counsillor

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

Mr. Nicholas Williams

Manager, ICT Operations Division

African Development Bank


11:00 - 11:15
Forum Session

The positive power of trusted Smart ABC (AI, Banking, and Cities)


Room 11E

AI is a key enabler of smart, emerging applications in digital financial services and smart cities, enabling data to be analysed and actioned to improve quality of life, efficiency of services and economic productivity. How are the three Smart ABC fields contributing to smart digital development? What can we learn from success stories and case studies around the world? How are AI, smart banking services and the growth of smart cities impacting across the African region?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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


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Keynote speaker

Mr. Chae Sub Lee

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: Addressing the risks of a smarter world


Room 22

The second session of the Ministerial Roundtable discusses the main challenges and risks posed by smart digital development, such as creating adequate and enforceable data privacy and security frameworks, ensuring citizen trust insmart government services, preparing for the impact of AI and automatization on the labour market and building digital skills for both industry and society. Does government need to present a better case for the benefits of smart development and balance negative perceptions on misuse of data? How can citizen uptake of new ICT-enabled services and applications be accelerated? What new approaches or policies can empower digital citizens through education, life-long learning and digital literacy?

During the session ITU-D will launch the National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide, produced with 11 partners, to assist countries in the development and implementation of national cybersecurity strategies including cyber-preparedness and resilience.

 

 

 

 

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Moderator

Mr. Brahima Sanou

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Dr. Saoud Humaid Al Shoaili

Director General, Directorate of Communications & Postal Services

Ministry of Transport & Communications

Mr. Jonas Bogoshi

CEO

Business Connexion Group

Mr. Andre Müller Borges

Secretary of Telecommunications

Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications

Mr. James Cameron

Authority Member

Australian Communications & Media Author ity

H. E. Mr. Moustapha Mamy Diaby

Minister

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

Ms. Farida Dwi Cahyarini

Secretary General

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology

H. E. Mr. Ibrahima Guimba Saidou

Minister Special Advisor of the President of Niger republic & CEO of ANSI

National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)

Ms. Fatuma Hirsi Mohamed

Principal Secretary, State Dpt, Broadcasting & Telecommunication

Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology

M. Vincent Ikimba Bongelo

Secrétaire général

Ministère des Postes, Télécommunications et Nouvelles Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication

H. E. Ms. Ursula G. Owusu Ekuful

Minister of Communications

Ministry of Communications


11:15 - 12:15
Forum Session

Artificial Intelligence: impact and ownership


Room 11E

As AI deployment and applications expand, algorithms are performing ever more tasks beyond human capability or previously thought to rely on human creativity. But how can AI and the data it generates be managed or regulated? As AI increasingly replaces humans across different industry sectors and jobs, how can governments, society and individuals prepare for the economic singularity? Should we consider measures such as life-long learning or basic income provision? How can we best create social good through AI – in Africa, and throughout the world?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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


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Moderator

Mr. Reinhard Scholl

Deputy Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Anne Carblanc

Head of Division on Digital Economy Policy

Organisation for Economic Co-operation a nd Development

Mr. Andy Chen

VP, Professional & Educational Activities Board and Member of Board of Governors

IEEE Computer Society

Ms. Moira De Roche

Chairman

IFIP IP3

Mr. Tshilidzi Marwala

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

University of Johannesburg

Mr. Neil Sahota

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

IBM


12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by Senegal


Arena Upper Foyer

Join the Director-General of the Senegalese regulatory body ARTP, high-level members of the Senegalese delegation and invited guests for a relaxing lunch, and find out more on how the Senegal government is committed to investing in innovative ICT projects and partnerships, putting citizen services and e-government activities in particular at the heart of the digital economy.

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


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12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by CITRA Kuwait


Upper Concourse

A unique opportunity to find out more on key projects and partnership options, connecting with high-level representatives from Kuwait's regulatory body, CITRA, 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


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14:00 - 16:30
Partner Session

Rethinking Broadband: From National Asset to Civic Right


Room 12E

As digital technologies underpin more and more of our daily lives, this Forum jointly hosted by ITU, UN Broadband Commission and Huawei, seeks to examine how broadband is viewed both as a strategic national asset, and increasingly as a civic right.

Huawei’s latest GCI report suggests that a one-point GCI increase in an economy's connectivity correlates with a 2.1% increase in competitiveness, a 2.2% rise in innovation, and a 2.3% jump in productivity. Research suggests that promoting and prioritizing broadband infrastructure is crucial for national competitiveness in the race for full digital transformation, inclusivity and participation. However, there are also important incremental advances to be made in bringing public and private institutions and facilities, including households and businesses, online. Adults and children alike can gain the key digital knowledge and skills needed for the workplace of tomorrow. Businesses can find new ways to operate and integrate more fully into supply and value chains. Governments can deliver more services, faster and of better quality, while achieving greater population coverage than previously possible.

Session Agenda

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Keynote speakers

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Jianjun ( Joe Deng ) Zhou

Vice President of Carrier Business BG (Emerging Market VP)

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Speakers

Phillippa Biggs

Senior Policy Analyst

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Joe Hironaka

Programme Specialist ICT in Education

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Dr. Kangyan ( Margret ) Hu

President of B2C ISDT

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Ms. Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP

World Bank

Mr. Bello Moussa

Director

Huawei Technologies South Africa (PTY) Ltd

H. E. Ms. Ursula G. Owusu Ekuful

Minister of Communications

Ministry of Communications

Ms. Gisa Fuatai Purcell

Acting Secretary-General and Director, ICT Development

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Mr. Matthew Reed

Practice Leader, Middle East and Africa

Ovum

Dr. Georg Serentschy

Chief Consultant National Broadband Networks (NBN)

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Rob Shuter

Group President and CEO

MTN Group

Mr. Edward Mingcheng Zhou

VP of Global Public Affairs

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


14:00 - 16:00
ITU Specialized Session

Innovation Power Session: Monitoring ICT centric innovation policies and programmes


Room 11C

Monitoring ICT-centred, innovation-focused strategies, policies and programmes in their organizations, local regions and nations is of great importance for policy-makers, senior executives and entrepreneurial leaders alike. This session will explore ICT-based innovation policies, key policy elements and how to monitor programmes based on evidence and comparable measurements of ICT capabilities. It is designed to act as a combined interactive panel discussion and training session, sharingnational experiences and providing a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in monitoring ICT-centricinnovation policies and evidence-based good practice.

Open to all Pass categories.


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14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

Digital finance: innovative economic solutions for all


Room 11E

The innovative use of smart technologies has already begun to transform the financial industry and reshape the global financial ecosystem. Which disruptive technologies will flourish and have the greatest impact on our lives? As machines trade with each other, how can we ensure the transaction of values? What are the challenges of digital currencies – and will they really replace existing national currencies? Will super-intelligent quantum computers be able to unchain blockchain and disrupt secure data transmission?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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


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Moderator

Mr. David Wen

Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

eCurrency


Panelists

Mr. Kamran Agasi

Director

Innovations Center LLC

Mr. Louis Blom

CIO: Standard Bank Mobile

Standard Bank

Mr. Stephen Ibaraki

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital

REDDS Venture Capital

Mr. Fahad Sajid

Senior Solution Consultant, Business Support systems & Digital Financial Services

Huawei Technologies


14:30 - 15:15
ITU Specialized Session

M-Powering for Development: turning opportunities into reality


Room 12C

Mobile networks are often the most widespread and reliable infrastructure in emerging markets where large sections of the population are frequently underserved by basic services, whilst mobile phones provide a universal communications tool capable of delivering almost any kind of digital service. Encouraging large-scale expansion in mobile communications use to address inclusiveness and stimulate socio-economic development is therefore the aim of the m-Powering Initiative. It does so by identifying new types of partnerships and funding models needed to build impactful win-win solutions to improve access to education, healthcare, agricultural, financial and governmental services at affordable prices. The 2018 m-Powering Initiative report provides stakeholders with a common framework to leverage the potential of mobile technologies to build sustainable development models and achieve the SDGs in today’s fast-changing digital environment. This session will focus on how the m-Powering Initiative can make a difference through impactful strategies and frameworks for increasing access and affordability, advocacy and partnerships to empower people using mobile technologies.

During the session ITU-D will release the 2018 m-Powering report, which sets out the great promise of mobile technologies by fostering leadership engagement and outreach, cross-sectoral collaboration, and access to financial capital through partnerships, contributing to the successful implementation of the SDGs

 

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Brahima Sanou

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Mr. Navin Kapila

International ICT Expert


Speakers

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

CEO

SAMENA Telecommunications Council

Ms. Belinda Exelby

Director, Institutional Relations

GSMA

H. E. Mr. Ibrahima Guimba Saidou

Minister Special Advisor of the President of Niger republic & CEO of ANSI

National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)

Dr. Ram Sewak Sharma

Chairman

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)


15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Outside Room 22

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


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15:45 - 17:00
Forum Session

Smart cities: innovations in sustainable urban living


Room 11E

Smart cities are the digital transformation of public services to improve urban living in areas such as infrastructure, mobility, transport, resource allocation, health and education. What current smart city initiatives are leading the way around the world? How can we use technology to make city living better, balance gender equality in public services and increase civic involvement in local government? Can developments in IoT and AI open up new opportunities to understand the real challenges of modern urban life and provide innovative solutions? What features will distinguish a smart city in Africa?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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Moderator

Mr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief of the Study Groups Department

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Reem Al-mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development Sector

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Ms. Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP

World Bank

Mr. Brett Nash

Managing Director

Altech Radio Holdings

Dr. Haruo Okamura

President

Waseda University

Mr. Congduc Pham

Professor

University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour

Mr. Craig Price

Senior Vice President, International Projects

PCCW Global Ltd.


15:45 - 17:00
Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: Financing digital development


Room 22

The third session of the Ministerial Roundtable explores new financing and business models required to advance digital transformation and move towards smarter societies throughout the world. What can we learn from the initiatives and recommendations presented in other platforms such as the OECD roadmap for digitalization, or the Broadband Commission discussion paper “A New deal: investing in our common future. Policy recommendations to close the broadband gap”? What successful case studies and best practice in public private partnership can we draw on? How can governments provide a healthy investment climate through transparent, fair and stable initiatives in areas such as regulation, licencing, taxation and spectrum?

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


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Moderator

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Dr. Amani Abou Zeid

Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy

African Union

Dr. Jacques Bughin

Director and Senior Partner at MGI, Co-author of ITU’s research on Economic Impact of AI

McKinsey & Company

Mr. Thomas Chalumeau

Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Orange MEA

Orange

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services

H. E. Mr. Mahendra Man Gurung

Secretary

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT)

Mr. Bishar Hussein

Director General

Universal Postal Union

Mr. Shameel Joosub

Chief Executive Officer

Vodacom Group

Ange Maxime Kazagui

Ministre de la Communication et des Média

Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications, chargé de la Promotion des Nouvelles Technologies d'Information et de Communication

Dr. James H. Poisant

Secretary General

World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)

H. E. Mr. Péter Sztáray

State Secretary for Security Policy

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Mr. Sihle Zikalala

MEC Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government


17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by GEW Technologies


Leader Space

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following the second day of event activities, hosted by GEW Technologies, leading supplier of spectrum management and monitoring systems.

 

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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18:00 - 21:00
Networking Event

Zimbabwe Night


Halls 5CD & 6

Join leading representatives of Zimbabwe’s government and industry, high-level guests and fellow delegates in an exclusive gala evening of dining, entertainment and networking.

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


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Wednesday, 12 September

9:00 - 18:00
ITU Specialized Session

Rise of the MVNOs: leveraging MVNOs in an ‘everything connected’ world


Room 11C

The session will explore the cross-overs between MVNOs and various verticals including banking, utilities, agriculture, transport, and smart cities. In addition, this workshop will examine how MVNOs can innovate through new business models, and embrace emerging technologies such as IoT/M2M, blockchain, 5G and AI.

This workshop will bring together Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), MobileVirtual Network Enablers (MVNEs) Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), connectivity providers, banks, utility companies, vehicle manufacturers, OEMs, industry associations, analysts, and government representatives.

https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/Workshops-and-Seminars/20180912/Pages/programme.aspx

Open to all pass categories


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Opening Remarks

Mr. Chae Sub Lee

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


9:15 - 10:45
Partner Session

Industry Transformation: exploring the potential of tech SMMEs


Room 11E

Unlocking the potential of ICT SMMEs is critical if developing countries are to leapfrog the development of their economies. The growth of small tech enterprises depends in particular on strong partnerships and collaboration with big companies. Such partnerships allow larger companies to grow their current markets and enter new ones - whilst at the same time enabling small enterprises to benefit from tapping into bigger distribution networks, funding opportunities, mentoring and other developmental programmes provided by big corporates, OEMs and Business Development Service Agencies. This session aims to bridge the information gap between ICT SMMEs and market opportunities in the public and private sectors in terms of enterprise and supplier development programmes, business support, incubator facilities, funding and other support mechanisms. It will bring together ICT SMMEs, MNOS, OEMs, state-owned companies (SOCs), ICT incubators and government organizations such asbusiness development support agencies to interact and explore together market access opportunities, funding, skills development and other programmes aimed at facilitating growth and sustainability of SMMEs in the ICT sector.

Open to all pass categories.


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Keynote speaker

H. E. Ms. Stella Tembisa Ndabeni Abrahams

Vice Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services


Speakers

Mr. Clive Charlton

Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services

Ms. Charmaine Houvet

Public Policy Director: Africa

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Muzi Makhaye

Chairman

ICT SMME Chamber

Mr. Barlow Manilal

CEO

Technology Innovation Agency

Ms. Lindiwe Mokone

Vice President - Marketing

Screamer Electronic Services

Mr. Ayanda Ngcebetsha

Accout Team Lead

Microsoft

Mr. Suveer Ramdhani

Chief Development Officer

Seacom


9:15 - 10:30
Partner Session

One Belt and One Road Spatial Information Corridor and International Cooperation


12E

Join the Secretary General of the International Civil Defence Organization (ICDO), leading inter-satellite communications stakeholders and satellite application business partners to debate sharing and cooperation in global satellite space resources. The session will cover the infrastructure construction and application of the One Road and One Belt Spatial Information Corridor integrated information network, and will conclude with a signing ceremony.​


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9:15 - 10:30
ITU Specialized Session

Smart ABC Expert Roundtable: How human economies can benefit from smart machines


Room 12C

AI, machine learning, big data and data analytics have incredible transformative potential in the financial sector, enabling solutions, applications and new markets well beyond human capability alone. But how should we regulate the decisions, actions and impact of AI, and who should be responsible? How should we manage the ownership and implementation of new types of datasets generated by digital financial services? How can AI empower financial services to perform better with data – and how can we balance human and machine input and initiatives to ensure optimal, trusted customer service?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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Moderator

Venkatesen Mauree

Programme Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Mr. Miguel Alonso

Chief Executive Officer

mandal.ai

Mr. Chijioke Egejuru

Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation

Mr. Chae Sub Lee

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Ms. Celina Lee

Head of Financial Inclusion

Ixio Analytics

Mr. Andile Ngcaba

Founder

Convergence Partners


9:15 - 9:30
Forum Session

New radio systems for smarter digital development


Room 22

Radiocommunication technologies are a crucial element in smart digital development: alone, or as part of a hybrid solution, they provide connectivity, coverage and services in geographically-challenged areas, as well as ensuring mobile broadband, quality of service, resilient infrastructure and dependable disaster recovery and relief support. From high throughput to on-the-ground systems and connectivity through backhaul capabilities provided by radio systems, what are the latest developments driving the radiocommunications ecosystem in the digital era? How can public private partnerships provide financing and viable business models? Who is taking the lead to date – and what vision of the future do smart radiocomunication-based solutions offer?

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Keynote speaker

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

International Telecommunication Union


9:30 - 10:30
Forum Session

Wireless technologies for Africa: the opportunity ahead


Room 22

As point-to-multipoint systems with established infrastructure, the newest radio technologies can provide full and instantaneous coverage in rural and remote regions, regardless of difficulties in terrain or climate. Working in partnership with current networks, technologies such as HTS, non-GSO constellations, HAPS, or unlicensed broadband systems are uniquely positioned to provide integrated services to users throughout Africa, maximizing efficiency, guaranteeing quality of service, mobility and resilience. How will these new systems be used to connect the unconnected throughout the continent, promoting digital inclusion and providing smart services? What are the technical, regulatory and policy challenges in the region? Who are the main players, what partnerships are proving successful, and how will the wireless future develop in Africa?

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


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Moderator

Mr. Joaquin Restrepo Mejia

Head, OPS

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Dr. Tony Azzarelli

VP Global Licensing and Spectrum Affairs

OneWeb

Mr. Akinwale Goodluck

Head of Sub-Saharan Africa

GSMA

Mr. Mark Rotter

Treasurer

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA)

Mr. Veni Shone

President, LTE Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition Opening Hours


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


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Outside Room 22

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


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10:30 - 11:30
Networking Event

Ghana Day - National Pavilion Spotlight


Showfloor

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 2018 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!

Open to all pass categories


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11:00 - 12:30
SME Programme

SMEs Roundtable: Growth opportunities and challenges


11E

Any SME founder needs determination, resilience and a singular vision to take an innovative idea from a concept to anactual product or service. But the next stage - scaling up from start-up to operating profitable business – is even more fraught with risk and requires even more skills: dealing with the market, competition, identifying partnership opportunities with different stakeholders, new processes and people management knowledge. This roundtable discussion will hear from successful founders at different stages of business, along with entrepreneurship and business experts offering insights on this transition in business operations and paradigm. What are the common best business practices for growth and scalability? What are the main challenges in taking the business to the next level? How important are partnerships with different stakeholders(such as governments)? What advice and recommendations could transform potential start-ups to successful businesses with a real opportunity to reshape products, services and industries, creating a lasting impact on people’s lives?

This roundtable will hear from successful founders at different stages of business, along with entrepreneurship and business experts and offer insights on this transition in business operations and paradigm. What are the common best business [practices for growth and scalability? What are the main challenges in taking the business to the next level? What is the importance of partnerships with different stakeholders (as governments) for scalability, and what advice and recommendation would this roundtable discussion give to transform potential start-ups to successful businesses.

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Moderator

Mr. Jose Maria Diaz Batanero

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Ms. Deanne Friis Smith

Director Entrepreneur Search & Growth

Endeavor South Africa

Mr. Huajing Jiang

CEO

Shanghai TERJIN Information Technology Co., Ltd

Ms. Kerry Petrie

General Manager

Silicon Cape

Mr. Sabelo Sibanda

Tuse Applications

Mr. Gary Stewart

Director of Telefónica Open Future and Wayra UK

Telefónica S.A.

De Wet Swanepoel

Founder and CEO

Listen Longer


11:00 - 12:15
ITU Specialized Session

Smart ABC Expert Roundtable: The role of digital finance in smart, sustainable cities


Room 12C

Digital financial services are key to the effective operation of many aspects of smart cities, improving smart urban living in all areas from transportation to health, homes, utilities and public services. What are the barriers to adopting or increasing the use of smart banking in terms of standardization, regulation, security and infrastructure? How can we make digital financial services secure to increase trust and minimize security risks? Where will the greatest impact of fintech and disruptive financial services be felt? Will smart financial services increase inclusivity by bringing more and more of the unbanked into financial systems – and what successful examples of smart banking in Africa can we emulate and build on?

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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Moderator

Mr. Stephen Ibaraki

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital

REDDS Venture Capital


Speakers

Mr. Kamran Agasi

Director

Innovations Center LLC

Mr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief of the Study Groups Department

International Telecommunication Union

Ms. Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP

World Bank

Mr. Craig Price

Senior Vice President, International Projects

PCCW Global Ltd.


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Rethinking regulation, enabling smart digital development


Room 22

New regulatory approaches are urgently required to meet the new realities of digital transformation – from new technologies and solutions in AI, IoT and 5G to new market players, industry sectors and business models. Should regulators favour forbearance or light-touch regulation, adopt new policy frameworks or move from enforcing to monitoring? How can stimulating innovation and fair competition be balanced against consumer protection, privacy and security? What regulatory approaches could deliver the benefits of AI whilst regulating algorithms, ownership and control to provide transparency and accountability? Who is responsible for ensuring the secure and trusted flow of data in open government services and in a globalised economy? How can public and private sector collaboration enable regulators to share best practices and build capacity for smart development?

 

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Opening Remarks

Ms. Nancy Sundberg

Senior Programme Officer, IEE/RME

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Mr. Philippe Defraigne

Founding Director

Cullen International S.A.


Panelists

Mr. James Cameron

Authority Member

Australian Communications & Media Author ity

Mr. Fraser Graham

Senior Director of Policy Engagement

GSMA

Ms. Molly Lesher

Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation a nd Development

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

Mr. Willington Ngwepe

CEO

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Digital innovation ecosystems: the key to Industry 4.0


Room 12E

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has the potential to bring tremendous benefits - and challenges - for countries around the world. An integral part of 4IR is Industry 4.0, updating industries using 4IR frontier technologies, such as AI, IoT, big data, advanced robotics, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), and 3D printing.

Countries need to develop concrete and robust innovation strategies and capabilities in order to navigate a fast changing 4IR technology environment as well as contribute to the SDGs, SDG 9 in particular, since innovation is considered to be a key in order to achieve the SDGs together.

Innovative digital ecosystems must be open to all stakeholders from public administration, private industry academia for the ongoing adoption of new or frontier technologies and the development of new business models within different industry sectors. This session thus will explore the key dynamics of building digital innovation ecosystems to support Industry 4.0, examining the main stakeholders currently working to achieve the Industry 4.0 vision and the current state of play, and facilitating innovative mechanisms for public-private partnership to realize SDGs.

· How can digital innovation ecosystems create the enabling and sustainable environment for the transformation to achieve the 4IR?

· How can stakeholders mobilize resources to establish an enabling environment favourable to an ecosystem conducive of 4IR?

· Who are the main stakeholders currently working to achieve the Industry 4.0 vision and what is the current state of play?

· Whichinnovation good practices, case studies and success stories should we learn so as to contribute to the SDGs, SDG 9 in particular, and to support countries to leapfrog past industrial revolutions and grow their economy?

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


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Moderator

Dr. Eun-ju Kim

Chief, Innovation and Partnership Department

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

CEO

SAMENA Telecommunications Council

Dr. Martin Koyabe

Manager and Head of Technical Support and Consultancy

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Dr. Olga Memedovic

Deputy Director, Trade Investment and Innovation Department; Chief, Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Mr. Lauri Oksanen

VP Research and Technology

Nokia Corporation

Mr. Gwenael Prié

Digital Task Team Leader

AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

Ms. Elodie Robin Guillerm

Director of Partnerships

Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit

Mr. Abdoulkarim Soumaila

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Mr. Lance Williams

Executive: Provincial and Local Consulti

State Information Technology Agency (SIT A)


12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by the Government of India


Arena Upper Foyer

It brings us immense pleasure to invite your good self to the networking lunch hosted by the Government of India during the ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban, Republic of South Africa. It will provide a good opportunity for us to network and discuss on the topics of mutual interest.

The Ministry of Communications, Government of India would be happy to receive you for this important occasion to strengthen engagement between India and delegates from participating member states.

Agenda

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


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12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by the Republic of Korea


Upper Concourse

A unique opportunity to find out more on key projects, latest technological developments and partnership options whilst connecting with high-level representatives from the government and ICT industry of Korea, 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


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13:00 - 13:30
Press Conference

Telkom


Room 22

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Speakers

Mr. Jonas Bogoshi

CEO

Business Connexion Group

Mr. Alphonzo Neville Samuels

Chief Executive Officer

Openserve


13:30 - 15:00
ITU Specialized Session

Digital Identity Experts Consultation (Digital Identity Project)


LeaderSpace

This session will enable digital identity experts to discuss and provide feedback on BDT’s Digital Identity implementation toolkit and roadmap.

By invitation only


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14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

The future telco: revolution or evolution?


Room 22

Challenged by new technologies, new competitors from different spheres, new vertical sectors and emerging markets, telecommunications operators must find new roles and business objectives in the increasingly fragmented landscape of the digital economy. How can the traditional telco assets of customer relationships and data, spectrum and network infrastructure be exploited in the emerging smart economy? Where should the focus for future investment be – on developing video platform, vertical sector specializations, network virtualization, data centres or elsewhere? What is the best way to overturn entrenched mindsets, attract new talent and drive innovation? How can telcos ensure a fair, competitive regulatory environment in areas such as taxation, licencing,data flow and privacy?

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


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Moderator

Mr. De Wet Bisschoff

Managing Director for Communications, Media & Technology

Accenture


Panelists

Mr. Thomas Chalumeau

Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Orange MEA

Orange

Mr. Graham Mackinnon

Chief Legal Officer

Cell C (Pty) Ltd.

Dr. Mohamed Madkour

VP of Global Wireless Network Marketing

Huawei Technologies

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director: Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy

Citibank UK

Mr. Mindaugas Zilinskas

Deputy Director General

Communications Regulatory Authority


14:00 - 15:15
Partner Session

Going Digital: an integrated and effective approach to policymaking in the digital age


Room 12E

Digital transformation affects economies and societies in complex and interrelated ways, challenging existing policies and cutting across silos in many areas. Stronger co-operation and collaboration are critical, as well as a re-think about how policy is developed and implemented. The OECD’s Going Digital project is developing an integrated policy framework focusing on making policies in the digital age more coherent, efficient and engaged with stakeholders through the use of technology. Many governments and administrations are currently exploring the possibilities, testing the potential, and evaluatingthe effectiveness of using digital technologies for improving policy design, implementation, and enforcement. This session will introduce the Going Digital project and invite country and city representatives to present and discuss their own real world examples, sharing concrete experiences, demonstrating the potential, and providing first lessons learned.


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Moderator

Ms. Anne Carblanc

Head of Division on Digital Economy Policy

Organisation for Economic Co-operation a nd Development


Panelists

Mr. Anir Chowdhury

Policy Advisor

a2i

Mr. Nigel Hickson

VP IGO Engagement

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Ms. Molly Lesher

Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation a nd Development

Mr. Tom Moody

First Secretary

British High Commission

Mr. Andile Ngcaba

Founder

Convergence Partners


14:00 - 15:15
ITU Specialized Session

Smart ABC Expert Roundtable: A new concept of future-powered cities


Room 12C

AI technologies have enormous potential for using the massive data sets generated by smart city sensors to improve the quality of urban living in terms of services, infrastructure and sustainability. What concrete case studies do we have of improving cities with AI? How can standardization ensure the safety of citizens through privacy, network security, and regulation on data management? What measures should be taken for the beneficial use of AI technology, in particular in the trial and development period? How can we make citizens smarter and enhance lives through AI in terms of education, health and other services? How can we ensure that deploying AI in smart cities does not deepen the digital divide – between rural and urban areas, and between emerging and developed nations?

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Moderator

Mr. Andy Chen

VP, Professional & Educational Activities Board and Member of Board of Governors

IEEE Computer Society


Speakers

Mr. Kelvin Samuel Baidoo

Chief Technical Officer

ISPACE FOUNDATION

Mythili Menon

Standardization Project Manager

Mandat International

Mr. Sidima Ntsangani

HoD - Applications Development

SITA


14:00 - 16:00
Forum Session

4th ICT Economic Expert Roundtable


Room 11E

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. Co-organized by ITU, UNECA and UNIDO, this year the invited experts will discuss “Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development”, especially focusing on (emerging markets in) Africa. The outcome of this meeting will be presented at the 3rd Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA-3) High Level Meeting, during the UN General Assembly, in September 2018.

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


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Moderator

Dr. Eun-ju Kim

Chief, Innovation and Partnership Department

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Dr. René Arnold

Head of Department Markets and Perspectives

WIK

Dr. Alison Gillwald

Executive Director

Research ICT Africa .

Mr. Brett Haan

Principal

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Martin Koyabe

Manager and Head of Technical Support and Consultancy

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Ms. Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP

World Bank

Dr. Olga Memedovic

Deputy Director, Trade Investment and Innovation Department; Chief, Business Environment, Cluster and Innovation Division

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Ms. Takalani Netshitenzhe

Executive Director

Vodacom SA (Pty) Limited

Mr. Owen Purcell

Managing Partner, EMEIA Mercury Deployment

Ernst & Young

Mr. Paul Michael Scanlan

President of Business & Network Consulting Dept.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Hlubi Shivanda

Director

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Ms. Darelle Van Greunen

Director Centre for Community Technologies and Professor School of Information and Communication Technology

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Center for Community Technologies


14:30 - 16:00
SME Programme

SME Masterclass: Value proposition communications


Innovation Space

This workshop will help participating firms to deconstruct their business model and build the right communications messaging and visuals for their target audience. It will explore the best and worst practices in pitch deck construction, and support firms in building their repertoire of messaging. A key focus will be on the critical ability of a business founder to make an engaging elevator pitch, as well as being able to simply explain an often complex business model and value.


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Speaker

Mr. Tilman Süss

Managing Director, Coach and Consultant

BerlinerStrategen


15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Outside Room 22

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


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15:45 - 17:00
ITU Specialized Session

Smart ABC Incubator: Powering Innovation through Technology Disruption


Room 12C

The two-part session will discuss the role of public sector entities in fostering a culture that encourages innovation through technology disruption. In order to better understand the development of such an ecosystem, various issues such as - collaboration and engagement between different sectors and industries, investment in R&D and human capital - will be explored. The second part of the session will provide the perspectives of entrepreneurs and start-ups, especially those of three Rwanda based start-ups. The importance behind the collaboration between public sector organizations and entrepreneurswill be further discussed.

Session part of the Smart ABC Programme 

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Moderator

Ms. Anamaria Meshkurti

Workshops Officer

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Mr. Mansour Alqurashi

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Mr. Patient Baraka

CEO

DOCREP

Ms. Gladys Inabeza

Software developer

Casual Payroll

Alodie Iradukunda

Founder

DOCREP

Ms. Iris Carine Iribori

Software Analyst/ Developer

The Blue Comet

Mr. Clement Muhirwa

CEO

Casual Payroll

Jean Lambert Niyigaba

Software developer

The Blue Comet

Alexander Ntoko

Chief of the Operations and Planning Department

International Telecommunication Union

Patrick Nyirishema

Director General

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)


15:45 - 17:15
Forum Session

High Level African Investment Dialogue


Room 22

According to a World Bank study, a 10% increase in broadband penetration is associated with a 1.4% increase in GDP growth in emerging markets. Similar research shows a 90% correlation between investments in ICT and a country’s success in meeting key United Nations’(UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Investments in ICT power countries, with benefits that includes improvements in indicators such as ICT patents, new digital jobs and enterprises, and the creation of digital skills. This session brings together a high level expert panel from major industry players, institutional investors and government representatives to explore government policies aimed at transforming countries into preferred investment destinations, unearthing investment opportunities in infrastructure and ICT sectors, international trends and perspectives in investing in Africa.

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


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Moderator

H. E. Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele

Minister

Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services


Panelists

Mr. Kojo Boakye

Public Policy Manager

Facebook

Mr. Luis Fernando Borjón Figueroa

Head of Agency

PROMTEL

Ms. Lucy Chege

Head: Energy, Environment and Information Communications Technologies (ICT)

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Mr. Chijioke Egejuru

Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation

Dr. Hamadoun I. Touré

Executive Director

SMART Africa

Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma

Interim Policy Director

World Wide Web Foundation

Mr. Max Peterson

Vice President International Sales, Worldwide Public Sector

Amazon Web Services

Mr. Reshaad Sha

CEO

Liquid Telecom SA

Mr. Eric White

Project Lead, Internet for All, Global Leadership Fellow

World Economic Forum


15:45 - 17:00
Forum Session

Adopting digital identification for development


Room 12E

The use of digital technologies for identification and authentication is opening up new opportunities for solving a fundamental challenge for many of the SDGs: the ability to securely and accurately identify individuals. Doing so will facilitate the accurate delivery of economic and social rights and services such as vaccinations, distribution of government subsidies, financial payments, and access to education. The potential of digital identification is widely recognized, but the implementation and adoption of concrete initiatives present challenges in terms of the complexity of the ecosystem required, the need to ensure robust data protection and security, and the need to interoperate with existing services, systems and other identification schemes. What are current bestpractices in adopting and scaling up digital identification initiatives for foundational and functional identity? What results havebeen achieved? How are new technologies such as AI and blockchain being used for digital identification tools? How can countries implement and adopt a “Digital Identity Implementation Roadmap”?

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Brahima Sanou

Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Dr. Kemal Huseinovic

Chief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications (IEE), Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Yahya Alazri

Director of the National Digital Certification Center

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

H. E. Mr. Ibrahima Guimba Saidou

Minister Special Advisor of the President of Niger republic & CEO of ANSI

National Agency of Information Society (ANSI)

Ms. Melissa Johns

Senior Director, Insights and Impact

Digital Impact Alliance at the UN Foundation

Ms. Samia Melhem

Lead Policy Specialist, Transport and ICT Global Lead, Digital Development CoP

World Bank

Mr. Lorenzo Russo

Senior Manager

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Ram Sewak Sharma

Chairman

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)


17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour: SMEs meet Leaders


LeaderSpace

Join ITU, national delegations, industry leaders and SMEs for a relaxed social gathering to show appreciation for 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 their invaluable support, as well as Recognition of Excellence awards to the best innovative exhibitors within each National Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2018.

 

Open to Leader and Executive Pass holders, and invited guests


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18:00 - 21:00
Networking Event

Dinner : The Vodacom Experience


The Arena

 

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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Thursday, 13 September

9:00 - 10:30
ITU Specialized Session

Bridging the digital innovation divide: follow up consultation with the South African Ecosystem on the African Digital Transformation Centre within the broader 4IR project


12C

This session is a follow up discussion of the workshop held in Pretoria on the design of an “African Digital Transformation Centre”, which is anchored by the Innovation ecosystem, to help South Africa accelerate Digital Transformation.

The aim is to stimulate discussions on an “ African Digital Transformation Centre”, with a vision to help South Africa accelerate the impact of “highly disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), big data, advanced robotics, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR), and 3D printing”.

Participants will review the outcome of the previous workshop, and consult on the outcome document and the Digital Innovation Profile for South Africa. The following points will be covered:

· A review of the process

· A introduction to the draft Digital Innovation Profile for South Africa

· A Presentation of the Centre’s proposed framework

The session will be facilitated and moderated by ITU and DTPS.

By invitation only for the South African Ecosystem.


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9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

High Level Panel Discussion: Promoting ICT opportunities for women empowerment


Room 12E

The economic and business case for gender equality is clear. Evidence shows that having more women in positions of leadership is positive for the bottom line for society as a whole; and that diversity of thought is critical to creating vibrant and thriving organizations in public, private and academic sectors. Despite some progress towards increased educational opportunities and greater participation in key sectors of society, women remain underrepresented at the top of companies andingovernments around the world. In the ICT sector, barriers are continuously being broken enabling women to participate in theindustry as leaders and to use ICTs to empower themselves and others. However, more needs to be done to facilitate women’s equal access to resources, employment, markets and trade. This session brings together female leaders at the highest levelfrom government, international organizations and business to debate the practical steps that can be taken to build a culture of inclusion and innovation across public and private organizations. The session will also discuss frameworks to closethe gap and women’s struggles to take leading roles, as well as examining practical ways in which women’s economic capacity and commercial networks can be strengthened for their own empowerment.

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


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Keynote speaker

H. E. Ms. Lindiwe Daphney Zulu

Minister

Ministry of Small Business Development


Moderator

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms