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“Innovating together: connectivity that matters”

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Sunday, 08 September

9:00 - 17:00
Specialized Session

CTO Meeting


Room 3 - Plasma

By invitation only.

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


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Monday, 09 September

9:15 - 10:00
Ceremony

Opening Ceremony


OC Room - Hologram

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

Open to all Pass categories


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Speaker

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


10:00 - 10:45
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Forum Foyer

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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10:00 - 11:00
Networking Event

VIP Tour


Exhibition

An exclusive opportunity to explore the exhibition at ITU Telecom World 2019, highlighting the unique mix of technologies, solutions, sectors and countries across National Pavilions, Thematic Pavilions, Independent Stands, and small to medium tech companies.


By invitation only


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10:45 - 12:00
Partner Session

Bridging digital divides through an integrated approach


Room 2 - Cube

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

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Molly Lesher

Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


10:45 - 12:00
Forum Session

Expanding access with new radio technologies


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Joaquin Restrepo Mejia

Head, OPS

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

Ms. Assia Bahri

Regulations Leading Manager

Sigfox

Ms. Julie Kearney

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Loon LLC

Mr. Maximiliano Martinhão

Secretary, Secretariat for Informatics Policy (Secretaria de Política de Informática - SEPIN)

Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications


10:45 - 12:00
Partner Session

MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – The Case of Uganda


Room 6 - Match

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are Uganda’s engine for economic growth and development. Over 2.5 million people are employed in this sector, where they account for approximately 90% of the entire private sector, generating over 80% of manufactured output and contributing 20% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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

Despite this important role, MSMEs are closing business at the rate of 50% annually. They lack sufficient capital to drive their operations and are unable to leverage ICTs for improved performance and profitability. A study conducted by the Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises Uganda (FSMEU) foundthat 72% of MSMEs in Uganda suffer from a digital skills gap.  Two thirds did not know how to use a computer and three quarters had no functional websites.

Challenges such as these hold back high potential MSMEs, whose growth could benefit the whole value chain, including suppliers, processors, distributors and storage facilities.

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

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


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11:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition open


Exhibition

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

Open to all Pass categories


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11:00 - 11:45
Press Conference

Event Opening Press Conference


Room 4 - Helicopter

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

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

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


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12:00 - 13:30
Networking Event

Networking Lunch


Forum Foyer

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

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


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12:00 - 13:30
Networking Event

Leaders Lunch hosted by CITC KSA and TRA UAE


Lunch Room Hall F

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.

A limited number of seats will also be made available to Executive Pass holders booking by email to participate.telecom@itu.int before 30 August 2019


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13:30 - 14:30
SME Programme

Opening of the SME programme and SME Workshop: Storytelling forstart-ups: creating a pitch that captures media and audience


Innovation Space - Stage A

Learn more on how to tell your pitch as a story and capture the attention of your audience, including media, potential investors and partners.

Welcome remarks and introduction to the ITU: Mr. Christopher Clark

Speaker: Ms. Valentina Primo


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13:45 - 15:30
Forum Session

Innovating together: connectivity that matters


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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

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

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


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Keynote speakers

H. E. Mr. Hamad Al Mansoori

Director-General

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

H. E. Mr. Abdullah Amer Al Swaha

Minister

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)


Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews


Panelists

Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

ITU

Mr. Francis Gurry

Director General

World Intellectual Property Organization

Mr. Péter Halácsy

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Prezi

H. E. Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Ms. Amanda Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

Vodafone Hungary


14:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly


Room 5 - Biro
By invitation only

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14:30 - 17:00
Partner Session

9th ITU Telecom World Spectrum and Technology Workshop


Room 2 - Cube

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

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

Open to all Pass categories


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Keynote speakers

Mr. Balazs Bertenyi

Chairman

3GPP

Ms. Yuhong Huang

Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager

China Mobile Research Institute

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

ITU


Opening Remarks

H. E. Mr. Zhaoxiong Chen

Vice Minister

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


Panelist

Mr. Uwe Baeder

Director, International Relations

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG


14:45 - 17:00
SME Programme

SME Pitching


InnovationSpace - Stage A and B

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

14:45 – 15:45

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

16:00 – 17:00

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


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15:30 - 16:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Forum Foyer

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 - 17:30
Specialized Session

Accelerating digital transformation through ICT centric ecosystem


Room 4 - Helicopter

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

ITU


Panelists

Dr. Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

H. E. Mr. Rudiantara

Minister

Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Ms. Ratka Strugar

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

Ministry of Economy


16:00 - 17:15
Forum Session

Digital integrity: values and principles of the digital future


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews


Panelists

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

ITU

Ms. Helena Leurent

Director-General

Consumers International

Mr. Adrian Lovett

President & Chief Executive Officer

World Wide Web Foundation

Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation

GSMA

Mr. Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Deputy Secretary-General

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Rohde & Schwarz


LeaderSpace

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

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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19:15 - 22:30
Networking Event

Host Country Gala Evening


Castle Garden Bazaar

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

By invitation only


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Tuesday, 10 September

8:30 - 12:30
Specialized Session

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads"


Room 4 - Helicopter

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

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

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

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

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

Please note that the afternoon part of the session will take place in room (TBA)

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda

Open to all Pass categories


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Opening Remarks

Dr. Chae Sub Lee

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU


Moderator

Mr. Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU


Speakers

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

Director

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

Mr. David Fidalgo

Co-Founder

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU

Mr. László Kishonti

Chief Executive Officer

AImotive

Mr. Jun Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd Jukes

Chief Executive Officer

Latent Logic

Mr. Alex Roy

Director of Special Operations

Argo AI


9:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly


Room 5 - Biro
By invitation only

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9:15 - 10:30
Specialized Session

Investing in the digital future: towards gigabit infrastructure and society


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Akos Bona

Director for International Affairs

The Digital Future Foundation

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

H. E. Mr. Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration


9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

AI for ALL? Building on a global ecosystem to boost societal and economic potentials


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Gergely Szertics

Lead Business Partner

Artificial Intelligence Coalition of Hungary


Panelists

Dr. Jeannice Fairrer Samani

Managing Director

Fairrer Samani Group, LLC

Dr. Toshiya Jitsuzumi

Research Professor

Chuo University

Mr. László Kishonti

Chief Executive Officer

AImotive

Dr. Amina Sambo Magaji

National Coordinator, Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)


9:15 - 11:45
Partner Session

5g + Gigabit: connecting an intelligent future


Room 2 - Cube

The future of the digital economy, from smart sustainable cities to the fourth industrial revolution, will be powered by 5G. Asmore and more industries - and governments - embrace its enormous socio-economic potential, 5G development is accelerating across the globe. What best policy or regulatory approaches can be adopted to encourage investment in and deployment of future networks? What are the most promising 5G site development strategies and most effective 5G spectrum pricing models?

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

Open to all Pass categories


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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Fei Geng

Vice President Wireless & Cloud Core Network Marketing & Solution Sales

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Mr. Scott Mckenzie

Vice President

Coleago Consulting Ltd.

Ms. Maarit Palovirta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

Mr. Andy Purdy

Chief Security Officer

Huawei Technologies USA

Mr. Bill Wang

Vice President Of Transmission & Access Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition open


Exhibition

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

Open to all Pass categories


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10:00 - 12:30
SME Programme

SME Pitching


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

10:00 – 11:00

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


11:15 – 12:30

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


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Forum Foyer

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

Angola Pavilion Spotlight


Exhibition - Stand 403A

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Angola Pavilion!

Open to all Pass categories.


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11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

The network operator of 2025


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas

Founder and Managing Partner

Envision Associates Ltd.


Panelists

Mr. Ervin Kajzinger

Director of International Affairs and Strategy

National Media and Infocommunications Authority

Mr. Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy & Internet

Telefónica S.A.

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director, Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy

Citibank UK

Ms. Verena Weber

Acting Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: the role of government in 5G and high-capacity network deployment


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


Moderator

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

ITU


Speakers

Mr. Serge Abiteboul

Executive Board Member

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

Mr. Saleem Alblooshi

Chief Technology Officer

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC

Mr. Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita

Minister

Ministério dos Transportes e Comunicações

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

H. E. Mr. Rossen Jeliazkov

Minister

Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications

H. E. Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Mr. Enrique Medina Malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

H. E. Mr. László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Mr. Edward Mingcheng Zhou

VP of Global Public Affairs

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


11:00 - 12:00
Networking Event

Indonesia Pavilion Spotlight


Exhibition - Stand 502A

Learn about Indonesia innovation and investment at the Indonesia Pavilion, 502A

Open to all Pass categories.


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12:45 - 14:15
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by CITRA Kuwait


Lunch Room Hall F

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

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


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14:00 - 15:15
Partner Session

Fixed wireless technology for affordable broadband development


Room 2 - Cube

Now that more than half of the world’s population is online, achieving the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s seven ambitious 2025 targets in support of “Connecting the Other Half” of the world‘s population will require innovative policies, technologies and technical solutions to address in particular the broadband connectivity gap and network affordability challenges.

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

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Opening Remarks

Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

ITU


14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

Ministerial Roundtable: what’s happening with our data? Securing trust in digital public services


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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Moderator

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

ITU


Speakers

Ms. Vernita D. Harris

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs (OIA)

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Mr. Keng Thai Leong

Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate)

InfoComm Media Development Authority

H. E. Mr. Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

Dr. Luis Neves

CEO

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Ms. Gisa Fuatai Purcell

Acting Secretary-General and Director, ICT Development

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

H. E. Mr. Elmir Tofig Oglu Velizadeh

Deputy Minister

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

H. E. Dr. Naeem Th. Yousir

Minister

Ministry of Communications


14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

5G: the state of play


Room 4 - Helicopter

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Diana Tomimura

Spectrum Regulation and Policy Advisor

ITU


Panelists

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Mr. Karim Antonio Lesina

Senior Vice President International External and Regulatory Affairs

AT&T Global Networks Services Belgium SPRL - Branch

Ms. Jennifer Manner

Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

EchoStar Operating LLC

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia

Mr. Dominique Würges

Director, International Relations

Orange


14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

Universal financial inclusion access through innovative FinTech and Digital Currency


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Nadia Abouayoub

Strategist and Improvement Lead

British Computer Society


Panelists

Mr. Innocent Bagamba Muhizi

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda Information Society Authority

Mr. László Balogh

Deputy State Secretary

Ministry of Finance

Mr. James Gabriel Claude

Chief Executive Officer

Global Voice Group

Ms. Isabelle Corbett

Head of Regulatory Affairs

R3

Mr. Thomas Lammer

Principal Market Infrastructure Expert

European Central Bank

Dr. David Wen

Chairman, ITU Focus Group on Digital Currency

Digital Fiat Currency Institute (DFC)


14:30 - 17:00
SME Programme

SME Pitching


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

14:30 – 15:30

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


16:00 – 17:00

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


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15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by KT


Forum Foyer

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

Ministerial Roundtable: stimulating public-private collaboration on connectivity and adoption


Room 1 - Dynamo

Around 90% of the world’s population is covered by at least 2G or 3G services, yet internet adoption remains at barely 51%. Accelerating universal connectivity, and the socio-economic development it brings, involves enormous investment in infrastructure – but also affordable, relevant services and applications, meaningful content in local languages, digital skills and awareness. None of this is possible without political will and multi-sector partnerships.

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Doreen Bogdan Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

ITU


Speakers

H. E. Mr. Moustapha Mamy Diaby

Minister

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

Mr. Hipolito Ondo Envo Bela

Vice-Minister

Ministerio de Transportes, Correos y Telecomunicaciones

H. E. Mr. Abdi Ashur Hassan

Minister

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Technology

Mr. Patrick Nyirishema

Director General

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)

H. E. Ms. Ursula G. Owusu Ekuful

Minister

Ministry of Communications

Dr. Milica Pejanović Đurišić

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN

Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations in New York

H. E. Mr. Rudiantara

Minister

Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Ms. Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director & Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation


15:45 - 17:00
Forum Session

5G testbeds: laying the groundwork for smart cities


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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

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

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


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Panelists

Mr. Alberto Bernal Garcia

Director Smart Cities Global Practice

Indra

Dr. Abdur Rahim Biswas

Project Director, WUZIUP

FBK Create-Net

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Mr. Andreas Kaiser

Director Traffic Analytics for 5G and Smart City / IoT

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG


16:00 - 17:30
Specialized Session

Consultation Session for Member States: promoting tech SMEs and innovation


Room 6 - Match

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

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

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

[1] SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019, ITC.


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17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Science4data


LeaderSpace

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

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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18:30 - 22:30
Networking Event

GSMA Cocktail Reception


Vigado Concert Hall

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in a charming environment;

By invitation only


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Wednesday, 11 September

9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Regulatory dialogue: spectrum challenges ahead of WRC-19


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Joanne Wilson

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

ITU


Panelists

Ms. Luciana Camargos

Senior Director of Future Spectrum

GSMA

Ms. Aarti Holla Maini

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

Mr. John Omo

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Ms. Elena Puigrefagut

Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation

European Broadcasting Union

Mr. Victor D. Sparrow

Director, Spectrum Policy and Planning

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

Dr. Péter Vári

Deputy Director-General

National Media and Infocommunications Authority


9:15 - 18:00
Specialized Session

Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)


Room 6 - Match

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

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

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

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories


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9:15 - 10:30
Partner Session

Our place in Europe: expanding the Digital Agenda in the West Balkans


Room 2 - Cube

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

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

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

 


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9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Strategies to boost climate action in the ICT sector


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Moderator

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Jean Manuel Canet

Vice Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

Orange

Mr. Joost De Kluijver

Founder and CEO

Closing the Loop B.V

Dr. Liangzhou Fang

Vice President, Network Energy Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Dr. Yanying Li

Vice President, Sustainability

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)


9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

AI, financial services and smart cities: harnessing technology for human good


Room 4 - Helicopter

Technological developments in artificial intelligence, digital financial services and smart cities have enormous potential to transform our societies and the world in general, enabling solutions, applications and new markets to a far greater extent than human capability alone. New regulatory approaches or a new kind of global framework may be necessary, however, to ensure these new technologies are put to work for the benefit of humankind.

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

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

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Moderator

Mr. Reinhard Scholl

Deputy Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Stephen Ibaraki

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital

REDDS Venture Capital

Dr. Chae Sub Lee

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

ITU

Dr. Haruo Okamura

President

Global Plan Incorporated

Ms. Yaliwe Soko

Chairwoman

United Africa Blockchain Association

Mr. Dávid Vitézy

Director-General

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport


10:00 - 11:30
SME Programme

Digital Showcasing


10:00 - 11:30
SME Programme

SME Workshop: Imposter Syndrome


Innovation Space - Stage A

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

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

Speakers:

Melissa Sassi, Startup Program Manager & IBM Z Influencer, IBM

Dona & Jeremiah(Microsoft)


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10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition

Exhibition open


Exhibition

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

Open to all Pass categories


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10:30 - 11:30
Networking Event

Ghana Pavilion Spotlight


Exhibition - Stand 601A

Background

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

Why should Exhibition Visitors come to our pavilion?

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

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

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

Open to all Pass categories.


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break hosted by Digital Future Foundation


Forum Foyer

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
Specialized Session

Developing digital agriculture strategies in Europe and Central Asia


Room 5 - Biro
Held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Information and Communication Technology-centric Innovation Ecosystems, which aims to establish a sustainable culture of innovation through concrete strategic actions using ICTs as an enabler,&nsbp;this session will bring together high-level stakeholders from ICT and agriculture ministries and regulatory bodies. It will provide&nsbp;a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion between ITU, FAO, ministers and regulators in the e-agriculture domain, focusing on sharing best practices and case studies, highlighting gaps and identifying sustainable funding models to support e-agriculture. Itwill create a platform to strengthen national, international and cross-sectoral cooperation in e-agriculture strategies and cross-border regulation systems.

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11:00 - 12:15
Partner Session

The ripple effect of Spectrum pricing on economies


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

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


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Keynote speaker

Mr. Kalvin Bahia

Principal Economist

GSMA


Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

ITU


Moderator

Mr. Brett Tarnutzer

Head of Spectrum

GSMA


Panelists

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

Mr. Je Myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist

World Bank

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

Ms. Joanne Wilson

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

ITU


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Are you listening, Alexa? Security in connected devices


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Panelists

Ms. Isabella De Michelis

CEO, CSO & Founder

ErnieApp Limited

Professor Nathalie Devillier

Research Professor

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Dr. Kemal Huseinovic

Chief Digital Networks and Society

ITU

Mr. Bret Jordan

Director Cyber Security, Office of the CTO

Symantec Corporation


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Frontier technologies for climate change


Room 2 - Cube

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

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


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Panelists

Mr. Joel Alexander Mills

Chief Executive Officer

Augment City AS

Mr. Yushi Torigoe

Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership

ITU

Mr. Philippe Tuzzolino

Vice President, Environment

Orange

Mr. Mohammed Traoré

Digital and Innovation Advisor

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie


11:45 - 13:00
SME Programme

SME Workshop: addressing the challenges of access to finance and investment


Innovation Space - Stage A

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

Speaker: ITC


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12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch hosted by EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)


Lunch Room Hall F

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

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


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13:15 - 15:15
Specialized Session

Innovation ecosystem matching: unlocking opportunity through good practice


Room 5 - Biro

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

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Mohamed Ba

Head of Innovation Division

ITU


14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

Diversity by design: mitigating gender bias in AI


Room 4 - Helicopter

From smart home hubs not understanding commands in regional accents to automated vehicles failing to respond to female voices orbiased facial recognition software, it is increasingly evident that automated systems, algorithms and machine learning are in dangerof replicating and enhancing prejudice and discriminatory practices. Bias is embedded, unconsciously or otherwise, in the code.

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

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


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Moderator

Professor Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London


Panelists

Ms. Caroline Louveaux

Chief Privacy Officer

Mastercard

Ms. Coral Manton

Researcher and Developer

Women Reclaiming AI

Dr. Vyacheslav Polonski

UX Researcher

Google

Ms. Rosarita Niken Widiastuti

Secretary-General

General Secretariat of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology


14:00 - 15:15
Forum Session

Broadband today – and tomorrow: from wireless broadband to gigabit strategies


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Sofie Maddens

Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Dong Chen

Head of Industry Development, Wireless Emerging Marketing and LTE

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

Mr. Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama

Director-General

Gestor de Infraestructuras de Telecomunicaciones de Guinea Ecuatorial

Ms. Ruth Pritchard Kelly

Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs

OneWeb

Dr. Károly Balázs Solymár

Deputy State Secretary for Infocommunication

Ministry for Innovation and Technology


14:00 - 16:00
Forum Session

5th Economic Experts Roundtable


Room 1 - Dynamo

The ICT Economic Expert Roundtable brings together economic and industry experts from global ICT consulting firms, R&D entities, regional and international organizations to exchange views and analysis on the latest trends and issues related to the development of telecommunications/ICT infrastructure, focusing principally on economic and financial aspects.

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


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Panelists

Dr. René Arnold

Head of Department Markets and Perspectives

WIK

Dr. Jacques Bughin

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

McKinsey & Company

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.


14:30 - 16:00
SME Programme

SME Workshop: Impact Investing and blended finance


Innovation Space - Stage A

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

Speaker: Enrique (Bamboo Capital Partners)


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15:15 - 15:45
Networking Event

Networking Break


Forum Foyer

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
Specialized Session

Accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Europe: ICT4SDG Regional Initiatives


Room 5 - Biro

Cooperation and collaboration are crucial accelerators for ICT development and digital transformation. Given the lack of barriers characterizing the digital world, standardization, sharing experiences and harmonisation of practices are essential to build a better world. Understanding and exchanging common and best practices in the UN system is a key component to accelerating achievement ofthe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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


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Panelist

Mr. Jacek Cukrowski

Chief, Regional Division for Europe and Central Asia

United Nations Industrial Development Organization


15:45 - 17:15
Forum Session

Innovating together: connecting ecosystems


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Ron Sege

Operating Partner

Benhamou Global Ventures


Panelists

Ms. Mary Alcantara

Head of Startups

MKB Fintechlab

Ms. Marta Arsovska Tomovska

Director for PAR/Advisor for IT and Entrepreneurship, Office of the Prime Minister

Council for Innovative Entrepreneurship

Dr. Christopher Haley

Head of New Technology & Startup Research

Nesta

Mr. Robert Orr

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

Cuna del Mar

Ms. Glendowlyn Thames

Deputy Commissioner

CTNext


15:45 - 17:15
Partner Session

5G and Future Networks: creating an enabling regulatory environment through public-private collaboration


Room 2 - Cube

Governments are adopting different approaches for 5G rollouts – from promoting upfront deployments to waiting until strong business cases are defined – while telecom operators are carrying out different experiments as standard 5G is defined. Non-traditional players from vertical industries will play a critical role in the new 5G ecosystems creating a stronger need for 5G data monetization regulation across sectors.

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

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

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


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Moderator

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC


Panelists

Mr. Bocar A. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia


16:15 - 17:00
SME Programme

SME Workshop: ready to go global? Intellectual Property in the ICT sector


Innovation Space - Stage A

Different technologies and creative works make an ICT product useful and more attractive. It is essential to have the right strategy for your intellectual property rights in place before going global - but what do you need to do to protect it? Join our SME masterclass to learn facts and practical information about how European SMEs can harness the full potential of their products with intellectual property rights (IPR). Our experts will answer your questions and use case studies from the Latin American market to show how real businesses from the EU have benefited from the right IPR strategy.

Speaker: Mr. Eli Salis


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17:00 - 18:00
Networking Event

LeaderSpace Happy Hour hosted by Equanet


LeaderSpace

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

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

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


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Thursday, 12 September

9:00 - 15:00
Specialized Session

Internet Generation Day


Room 4 & 5

A full one-day programme of interactive workshops, demos, competitions, guided tours, company presentations and more, especially designed for university students, young entrepreneurs and innovators from Hungary and the region. Carefully curated by Hungary’s leading incubators, accelerators, academia and innovation hubs, the Internet Generation Day programme is open to all and seeks to inform, engage, challenge and drive change throughout the entire telecommunications ecosystem. Topics including robotics, AI, blockchain and fintech will set the stage for this exciting day. 

Highlights include:

  • Exhibition of national and international startups and major companies with hands-on exhibits including the brainwave-powered Semse app
  • One-day Space Research and Space Telecommunications programme
  • A financial consciousness workshoporganized by MKB FintechLAB and Family Finances
  • Virtual (VR) education spaces and autonomous vehicles constructed by the students of Széchenyi István University
  • Drones and satellite in agriculturepresentations by Szent István University
  • 5G demo provided byEötvös LórándUniversity Faculty of Informatics
  • A Learning environment in a digital pedagogical culture seminar provided by Eszterházy University
  • A Drones, 3D Printing, Robots session, as well as session on Gesture-based human-computer interface offered by University of Dunaújváros
  • An interactive Demistify coding workshop provided by Greenfox Academy
  • Two session on Artificial Intelligence, social platforms and the freedom of speech run by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
  • An AI and Quantum seminar offered by Budapest University of Technology and Economics and many more…

This programme is open to all university students and young entrepreneurs.  Read more


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9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Accessibility matters: dismantling the barriers of disability with technology


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Panelists

Mr. David Banes

Director

David Banes Access and Inclusion Service

Mr. Seth Bravin

Sprint Accessibility – Director of Strategic Alliances

Sprint Corporation

Dr. Joel Snyder

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

Audio Description Associates, LLC

Ms. Gamze Sofuoglu

Product Manager

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.


9:15 - 10:30
Forum Session

Future skills for a future world


Room 2 - Cube

Technologies continue to be designed and used to reshape every sector of society and the economy, challenging our ability to adapt to the pace of change. The job market is no exception – and disruption in the world of work has profound implications for existing educational systems.

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

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


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Moderator

Dr. Susan Teltscher

Head of the Human Capacity Building Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau

ITU


Panelists

Mr. Kristóf Bárdos

Co-founder, International Business Developer

GreenFox Academy

Professor Hakima Chaouchi

Research Professor

Institut Mines-Télécom

Ms. Sofía Fernández De Mesa

Managing Director

ProFuturo Foundation

Dr. Carlos Lugo Silva

Executive Director

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)

Dr. Lidia Stępińska Ustasiak

Head of Social and Corporate Policy Unit

Office of Electronic Communications


9:15 - 18:00
Specialized Session

Focus Group on Vehicular Multimedia (FG-VM)


Room 6 - Match

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

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

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

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories


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10:00 - 14:00
Exhibition

Exhibition open


Exhibition

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

Open to all Pass categories


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10:30 - 11:00
Networking Event

Networking Break


Froum Foyer

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
Forum Session

ITU-CISCO Digital Transformation Center Initiative


Room 2 - Cube

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

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


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Moderator

Professor Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London


Panelists

Mr. Miko Nxele

Senior Human Capacity Building Officer, Telecommunication Development Bureau

ITU

Mr. Karsten Simons

Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs for EMEAR and APJC, Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Systems GmbH


11:00 - 12:15
Forum Session

Regulating the future: safe, inclusive, connected


Room 3 - Plasma

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

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


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Moderator

Mr. Philippe Defraigne

Founding Director

Cullen International S.A.


Panelists

Mr. Marcin Cichy

President

Office of Electronic Communications

Mr. Jason Harle

Assistant Manager

Deloitte

Ms. Danielle Jacobs

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

International Telecommunications Users Group

Ms. Sofie Maddens

Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division

ITU

Ms. Jade Nester

Director of Consumer Policy

GSMA

Mr. Esteban Redolfi

Director of Digital Future Society

Mobile World Capital


12:30 - 14:00
Networking Event

Networking Lunch


Lunch Room Hall F

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

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


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14:00 - 15:45
Ceremony

ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony


Room 1 - Dynamo

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

Open to all Pass categories


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15:45 - 16:45
Networking Event

Farewell Reception


OC Room - Hologram

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

Open to all Pass categories


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