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“Innovating together: connectivity that matters”

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Sunday, 08 September

9:30 - 16:00
Specialized Session

CTO Meeting


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


Ceremony Hall - 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.

Doors open at 8:30 and guests are kindly asked to be seated by no later than 9:00

Open toall Pass categories


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Speakers

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Francis Gurry

Director General

World Intellectual Property Organization

H. E. Mr. Nguyen Manh hung

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

H. E. Mr. Viktor Orbán

Prime Minister of Hungary

Office of the Prime Minister


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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10:00 - 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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10:45 - 12:00
Partner Session

MSMEs in the Digital Agenda – The Case of Uganda


Room 6 - Match

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are Uganda’s engine for economic growth and development. Over 2.5 million peopleare employed in this sector, where they account for approximately 90% of the entire private sector, generating over 80% of manufactured output that contributes 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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

Despite playing this important role, MSMEs are running out of business at the rate of 50% annually. They lack sufficient capital to drive their operations and are unable to leverage ICTs for improved performance and profitability. A study conducted by the Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises Uganda (FSMEU) found that 72% of MSMEs in Uganda suffer from a digital skills gap. Two thirds did not know how to use a computer and three quarters had no functional websites. Such challenges hold back high potential MSMEs, yet their growth would benefit the whole value chain, including suppliers, processors, distributors and storage facilities.

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

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Keynote speaker

Hon. Nyombi Thembo

Director for the Rural Development Fund (RCDF)

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)


Moderator

Mr. Geoffrey Sengendo

Head, Technical Services: RCDF

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)


Panelists

Mr. Barnabás Csikós

Business Development Team Leader

INPUT Program

Mr. Christopher Clark

Head, Marketing and Partner Relations

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. John Omo

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union


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.

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Moderator

Ms. Molly Lesher

Senior Digital Economy Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


Panelists

Ms. Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director & Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation

Mr. Enrique Medina malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Dr. Csaba Kelemen

Head of Department

Ministry for Innnovation and Technology

Mr. Paul Mitchell

Senior Director, Internet Governance

Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation

GSMA

Ms. Lina maría Duque

Legal Counsel and Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)


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?

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Moderator

Mr. Joaquin Restrepo mejia

Head, OPS

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Assia Bahri

Regulations Leading Manager

Sigfox

Mr. Lauri Oksanen

VP Research and Technology

Nokia Corporation

Ms. Julie Kearney

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Loon LLC

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Mr. Bocar a. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC


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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Speakers

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

H. E. Mr. László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Dr. György Schamschula

CEO

Magyar Posta Zrt.


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.

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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. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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13:30 - 14:30
SME Programme

SME Programme opening and SME Workshop: Storytelling for start-ups: creating a pitch that captures media and audience


Innovation Space - Stage A

The SME Programme at ITU Telecom World 2019 will be officially opened with welcome remarks and an introduction to ITU from Mr Christopher Clark.

This will be followed by the SME Workshop on storytelling for startups, exploring how to tell your pitch as a story and capture the attention of your audience, including media, potential investors and partners.

Speaker: Ms Valentina Primo

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Speaker

Ms. Valentina Primo

Founder and CEO

Startups Without Borders


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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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Keynote speakers

H. E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin salem al ruwais

Governor

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

H. E. Mr. Hamad Al mansoori

Director-General

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)


Moderator

Mr. Damon Embling

World News and European Affairs Correspondent

Euronews


Panelists

Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Ms. Amanda Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

Vodafone Hungary

Mr. Francis Gurry

Director General

World Intellectual Property Organization

Mr. Péter Halácsy

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

Prezi


14:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly


Room 5 - Biro

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven  ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only


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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 onlyshare views on 5G spectrum planning and allocation, 5G development strategy and industrial cooperation, but also discuss the key topics such as how operators serve the vertical market using efficient spectrum and innovative technologies.

The agenda of thesession is available here

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

H. E. Mr. Zhaoxiong Chen

Vice Minister

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Mr. Xin Dong

Vice President

China Mobile Communications Corporation


Keynote speakers

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Ms. Yuhong Huang

Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager

China Mobile Research Institute

Mr. Balazs Bertenyi

Chairman

3GPP

Ms. Yanbin Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance

Ms. Karin Thurberg

Director of Product Management Europe Branch, Wireless Network Product Line

Huawei Technologies Sweden AB

Mr. Peng Zhao

Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

GSMA


Moderator

Mr. Magnus Ewerbring

CTO for Asia Pacific

Ericsson


Panelists

Mr. Uwe Baeder

Director, International Relations

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Mr. Yang Wang

Chief Engineer of ICT Department

China Electric Power Research Institute

Mr. Juan-Antonio Ibanez

Researcher

Telefon AB - LM Ericsson


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 pol icies need constant adaptation due to the constantly changing environment – but this is often happening too slowly, increasing the digital innovation divide. What has been the experience of different countries in terms of key actions taken to build competitive innovation ecosystems and close this innovation gap? How can ITU help countries to navigate the changing technology landscape through innovation?

Session supported within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on ICT-CentricInnovation Ecosystems.  

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Opening Remarks

Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Dr. Kemal Huseinovic

Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

H. E. Ms. Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

Ms. Rosarita niken Widiastuti

Secretary-General

General Secretariat of Ministry of Communication and Informatics

Ms. Ratka Strugar

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

Ministry of Economy

Dr. Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

Ms. Marta Arsovska tomovska

Director for PAR/Advisor for IT and Entrepreneurship

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Mr. Leigh Purnell

CEO

Petalite Limited


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

Ms. Helena Leurent

Director-General

Consumers International

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Mr. Endre Spaller

Vice-President, Government IT Development Agency

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

Mr. Daniel Pataki

Vice President of Regulation

GSMA

Mr. Malcolm Johnson

Deputy Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


16:45 - 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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19:00 - 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.

Open to all Leader, Executive, Forum and invited Exhibition pass holders who have confirmed attendance at badge collection plus all media pass holders who have confirmed attendance.


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Tuesday, 10 September

9:00 - 12:30
Specialized Session

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 1)


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

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

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

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda, for more information please contact: tsbevents@itu.int

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Opening Remarks

Dr. Chae sub Lee

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Mr. Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center

Keio University

Mr. Stefano Ammirati

Director for Road Safety & Global Advocacy

FIA

Mr. Andras Csepinszky

‎Director of Advanced Automotive Technology

NNG

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

CSO, Roborace and Director

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

Mr. Jun Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Mr. Zhong (noah) Luo

Engineer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Dirk Hetzer

Senior Expert

Deutsche Telekom AG

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. David Lanyi

Head of Deep Learning Methods, Deep Learning Competence Center

Continental Corporation

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Mr. Paul Spence

Chief Technologist

McLaren Applied Technologies

Mr. David Fidalgo

Co-Founder

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Chief Executive Officer

Latent Logic

Ms. Lina Konstantinopoulou

Secretary-General

EuroRAP


9:00 - 18:00
Specialized Session

ITU-T Study Group Leadership Assembly


Room 5 - Biro

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only


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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

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

H. E. Mr. Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

H. E. Ms. Dorina Cinari

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

Mr. Je myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist

World Bank

Mr. Àkos Bòna

Director for International Affairs

The Digital Future Foundation

Mr. Enrique Medina malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Mr. Gabor Korosi

Director of Public and Regulatory Affairs

Telenor Hungary

Mr. Po-Wen Liu

Senior Sector Economist

European Investment Bank

Mr. Attila Gecse

Senior Policy Advisor

Digital Future Foundation


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.

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Moderator

Mr. Gergely Szertics

Lead Business Partner

Artificial Intelligence Coalition of Hungary


Panelists

Dr. Fruzsina Tari

Innovation Manager

AImotive

Dr. Jeannice Fairrer samani

Managing Director

Fairrer Samani Group, LLC

Mr. Gábor Varga

National Technology Officer

Microsoft

Dr. Toshiya Jitsuzumi

Research Professor

Chuo University

Mr. Liam Benham

VP of Government and Regulatory Relations

IBM Eruope


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?

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union

H. E. Mr. László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology


Keynote speakers

Mr. Jeremy Godfrey

Chair of the Board of Regulators

Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications - BEREC

Mr. Andy Purdy

Chief Security Officer

Huawei Technologies USA

Mr. Scott Mckenzie

Vice President

Coleago Consulting Ltd.

Mr. Fei(feigo) Geng

Vice President Wireless & Cloud Core Network Marketing & Solution Sales

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Olivier Chiabodo

Founder and CEO

The Explorers

Ms. Maarit Palovirta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association

Mr. Libiao(bill) Wang

Vice President Of Transmission & Access Product Line

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Moderator

Mr. Ian Mash

Director, Chief Transformation Office, Carrier Business Group

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Panelists

Mr. Gergo Budai

Deputy CEO

Vodafone Hungary

Mr. Olivier Chiabodo

Founder and CEO

The Explorers

Ms. Maarit Palovirta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association


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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10:00 - 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.

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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!

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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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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

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Edward mingcheng Zhou

Vice President of Global Public Affairs

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Moderator

Mr. Mario Maniewicz

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

H. E. Mr. Ashoke Kumar biswas

Secretary, Posts and Telecommunications Division

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology

H. E. Mr. László Palkovics

Minister

Ministry for Innovation and Technology

H. E. Mr. Rossen Jeliazkov

Minister

Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications

H. E. Mr. Silvio Schembri

Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation

Office of the Prime Minister

Mr. Hoang minh Cuong

Director General

Viet Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA)

Ms. Lise Fuhr

Director General

European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)

Mr. Serge Abiteboul

Executive Board Member

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

Mr. Enrique Medina malo

Chief Policy Officer

Telefónica S.A.

Mr. Saleem Alblooshi

Chief Technology Officer

Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC

Dr. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique


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?

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Moderator

Mr. Tomas Lamanauskas

Founder and Managing Partner

Envision Associates Ltd.


Panelists

Mr. Christoph Steck

Director Public Policy & Internet

Telefónica S.A.

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

Mr. Dalibor Vavruska

Managing Director, Research and Head of Global Connectivity Strategy

Citibank UK

Mr. Ervin Kajzinger

Director of International Affairs and Strategy

National Media and Infocommunications Authority

Ms. Verena Weber

Acting Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


11:00 - 12:30
Networking Event

Indonesia Pavilion Spotlight


Exhibition - Stand 502A

Indonesia will be participating in ITU Telecom World 2019 through its Ministry of Communications and Informatics under the theme of "Driving the world digitization initiatives towards universal prosperity". The Indonesian Pavilion will host the Indonesia Inclusion Day which provides a very good opportunity to meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Indonesia's ICT sector, including Indonesia's incumbent telecom operator and dynamic startups serving e-education, e-fisheriesprograms, and others.
Come also to enjoy light snacks and Indonesia's great-tasting coffee!

We look forward to seeing you at the Indonesia Pavilion!

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12:15 - 13:45
Networking Event

Panel Lunch hosted by Japan - Cutting-edge connections: exploring ICT Innovation in Japan


Ceremony Hall - Hologram

This session introduces some of Japan's unique cutting-edge ICT  technologies which are helping us to connect to our neighbours,  communities, societies and the world. Taking advantage of the unique  opportunity offered by ITU Telecom World 2019, we hope to share our  thoughts, experiences, ideas and tips for connecting through ICT with as  many participants as possible.

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


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Speakers

H. E. Ms. Kuni Sato

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Hungary

Embassy of Japan

Dr. Naoto Kadowaki

Vice President

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Mr. Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Ms. Hatsumi Tanaka

CEO

Welltool Co., Ltd.

Mr Takeshi Kawabe

President

Japan Battery Regeneration,Inc.

Mr. Futoshi Sasaki

Deputy General Manager

Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

Mr. Masanori Katsura

CEO

Zeus, Inc


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 - 17:30
Specialized Session

ITU Workshop on "The Turing Test for Autonomous Driving - A Global Performance Standard for AI on our Roads" (Part 2)


Congress Room, Expo Congress Hotel

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

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

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

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

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

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda, for more information please contact: tsbevents@itu.int

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Moderator

Mr. Frederic Werner

Head, Strategic Engagement Division, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Mr. Dirk Hetzer

Senior Expert

Deutsche Telekom AG

Mr. Andras Csepinszky

‎Director of Advanced Automotive Technology

NNG

Ms. Lina Konstantinopoulou

Secretary-General

EuroRAP

Mr. Jun Li

Deputy Secretary-General

Telematics Industry Application Alliance

Mr. Nikolay Nikiforov

Chairman of the Board

Diginavis

Mr. Paul Spence

Chief Technologist

McLaren Applied Technologies

Ms. Kirsty Lloyd-Jukes

Chief Executive Officer

Latent Logic

Mr. Zhong (noah) Luo

Engineer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Dr. Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Stefano Ammirati

Director for Road Safety & Global Advocacy

FIA

Mr. Bryn Balcombe

CSO, Roborace and Director

ADA Innovation Lab Limited

Mr. David Lanyi

Head of Deep Learning Methods, Deep Learning Competence Center

Continental Corporation

Dr. Hironao Kawashima

Professor Emeritus, Mobility Culture Research Center

Keio University

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Mr. David Fidalgo

Co-Founder

Asociación Española del Vehículo Autónomo Conectado (AEVAC)


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

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

H. E. Mr. Mário augusto da silva Oliveira

Secretary of State for Telecommunication

Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies

H. E. Mr. Damjan Manchevski

Minister

Ministry of Information Society and Administration

H. E. Ms. Kamissa Camara

Ministre

Ministère de l'Economie numérique et de la Prospective

H. E. Mr. Elmir tofig oglu Velizadeh

Deputy Minister

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

H. E. Kazembe Kazembe

Minister

Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

H. E. Ms. Pinky Kekana

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digital Technologies

H. E. Dr. Naeem th. Yousir

Minister

Ministry of Communications

Ms. Gisa fuatai Purcell

Acting Secretary-General and Director, ICT Development

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Dr. Ram sewak Sharma

Chairman

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Mr. Keng thai Leong

Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate)

InfoComm Media Development Authority

Dr. Luis Neves

CEO

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)


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?

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Moderator

Ms. Diana Tomimura

Spectrum Regulation and Policy Advisor

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Dominique Würges

Director, International Relations

Orange

Ms. Jennifer Manner

Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

EchoStar Operating LLC

Mr. Marc Vancoppenolle

Global Head of Nokia Government Relations

Nokia

Professor Umar Garba danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Mr. Antonio Amendola

Executive Director International External Affairs

AT&T Global Networks Services Belgium SPRL - Branch


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.

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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. James gabriel Claude

Chief Executive Officer

Global Voice Group

Ms. Laura Munoz

Engagement Manager

Centre for Financial Regulation and Incl usion - CENFRI

Mr. Thomas Lammer

Principal Market Infrastructure Expert

European Central Bank

Ms. Isabelle Corbett

Head of Regulatory Affairs

R3

Mr. László Balogh

Deputy State Secretary

Ministry of Finance


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

International Telecommunication Union


Keynote speaker

Mr. Honghua Peng

Chief Marketing Officer

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Moderator

Mr. Jose maria Diaz batanero

Strategy and Policy Coordinator

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Bram Over

Impact Project Manager

Close the Gap

Mr. Saša Leković

CTIO Serbia and Montenegro

PPF Group

Professor Tim Unwin

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

Royal Holloway, University of London

Mr. Yiqu Zhang

President of Wireless Broadband

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Bocar a. Ba

Chief Executive Officer

SAMENA Telecommunications Council FZ LLC

Dr. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique


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
Partner Session

Partner session by CSAIA


Room 2 - Cube

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

Mr. Ping Wang

Vice President

China Satellite Application Industry Association (CSAIA)

Mr. Zhangshu Sheh

President

Beijing Star Time Telecommunications Tec hnology Co.

Mr. Walter Situ

Manager

PCCW Global


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.

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Moderator

Mr. Bálint Végh

Advisory Senior Manager

PwC


Panelists

Dr. Andrea Bausz

Head of Core Network Design Centre

Magyar Telekom Plc.

Mr. Zoltán Hamar

Chief Technology Officer

Automotive Proving Ground Zala Ltd.

Dr. Abdur rahim Biswas

Project Director, WUZIUP

FBK Create-Net

Mr. Andreas Kaiser

Director Traffic Analytics for 5G and Smart City / IoT

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG


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?

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Moderator

Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Speakers

H. E. Hipolito ondo Envo bela

Vice-Minister

Ministerio de Transportes, Correos y Telecomunicaciones

H. E. Mr. Mahendra man Gurung

Secretary

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT)

H. E. Ms. Ursula g. Owusu ekuful

Minister

Ministry of Communications

H. E. Mr. Moustapha mamy Diaby

Minister

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

Dr. Milica Pejanović Đurišić

Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Montenegro to UN

Permanent Mission of Montenegro to the United Nations in New York

Mr. Salem Avan

Director, Policy, Governance, and Strategy Division

United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology

Ms. Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director & Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation

Mr. Gabriel Solomon

Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America

Ericsson

H. E. Mr. Mohamadou Saoudi

Permanent Secretary

Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications


16:00 - 17:30
Consultation meeting

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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16:45 - 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 the wonderful environment of the Vigado Concert Hall, hostedby GSMA.

A bus service will depart for the Vigado Concert Hall from 17:45 from the pick up area next to the Registration Hall (Hall 3) at Hungexpo (map)

By invitation only. Please send your RSVP to spectrumevents@gsma.com


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Wednesday, 11 September

9:00 - 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

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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

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Michel Fraisse

Europe VP & CTO Network Energy

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Jean manuel Canet

Vice Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5

Orange

Mr. George Kamiya

Analyst

International Energy Agency

Mr. Joost De kluijver

Founder and CEO

Closing the Loop B.V

Dr. Yanying Li

Vice President, Sustainability

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)


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.

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Moderator

Mr. Àkos Bòna

Director for International Affairs

The Digital Future Foundation


Panelists

H. E. Ms. Dorina Cinari

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy

H. E. Saša Dalipagic

Deputy Minister of Communications and Transport

Ministry of Communications and Transport

Dr. Pranvera Kastrati

Senior Expert on Economic and Digital Connectivity

Regional Cooperation Council

Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union


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?

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Moderator

Ms. Joanne Wilson

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Ms. Elizabeth Migwalla

Senior Director and Head of Government Affairs-Africa

Qualcomm, Inc.

Mr. Victor d. Sparrow

Director, Spectrum Policy and Planning

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

Ms. Aarti Holla maini

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA/GSC)

Ms. Luciana Camargos

Senior Director of Future Spectrum

GSMA

Ms. Elena Puigrefagut

Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation

European Broadcasting Union

Dr. Américo Muchanga

Chairman of the Board

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

Mr. John Omo

Secretary-General

African Telecommunications Union

Dr. Péter Vári

Deputy Director-General

National Media and Infocommunications Authority


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

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Neil Sahota

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

Dr. Haruo Okamura

President

Global Plan Incorporated

Mr. Dávid Vitézy

Director-General

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport

Mr. Stephen Ibaraki

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS Capital

REDDS Venture Capital

Dr. Faizal Djoemadi

Chief of Digital & Innovation Officer

PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Dr. Chae sub Lee

Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Ms. Nadia Abouayoub

Strategist and Improvement Lead

British Computer Society


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.


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Speakers

Ms. Dona Sarkar

Head of the Insider Program

Microsoft Corporation

Ms. Melissa Sassi

Startup Program Manager & IBM Z Influencer

IBM


10:00 - 11:30
SME Programme

Digital Showcasing


Innovation Space - Stage B

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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.

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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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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!”

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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?

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Moderator

Yushi Torigoe

Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Mr. Philippe Tuzzolino

Vice President, Environment

Orange

Mr. Joel alexander Mills

Chief Executive Officer

Augment City AS

Dr. Paolo Gemma

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

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Mohammed Traoré

Digital and Innovation Advisor

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

Dr. Faizal Djoemadi

Chief of Digital & Innovation Officer

PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Mr. Salem Avan

Director, Policy, Governance, and Strategy Division

United Nations Office of Information and Communication Technology


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?

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Opening Remarks

Dr. Kemal Huseinovic

Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department

International Telecommunication Union


Moderator

Mr. Miklós andrás Danka

Product Manager and Developer

Palantir Technologies


Panelists

Ms. Isabella De michelis

CEO, CSO & Founder

ErnieApp Limited

Mr. Bret Jordan

Director Cyber Security, Office of the CTO

Symantec Corporation

Professor Nathalie Devillier

Research Professor

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Mr. Serge Abiteboul

Executive Board Member

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

Ms. Lina maría Duque

Legal Counsel and Dispute Resolution Coordinator

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)


11:00 - 12:30
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 a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion between ITU, FAO, ministers and regulators in the e-agriculture domain, focusing on sharing best practices and case studies, highlighting gaps and identifying sustainable funding models to support e-agriculture. It will create a platform to strengthen national, international and cross-sectoral cooperation in e-agriculture strategies and cross-border regulation systems.

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Moderators

Ms. Sophie Treinen

Information and Knowledge Management Officer

FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder

Head of the ITU Office for Europe

International Telecommunication Union


Panelists

Dr. Aniko Juhasz

Deputy State Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture

Mr. Marcin Cichy

President

Office of Electronic Communications

Mr. Geert Kits nieuwenkamp

Agricultural Counsellor

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Mr. Davit Babayan

Head of Extension and Science department

Ministry of Economy


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

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Opening Remarks

Mr. Houlin Zhao

Secretary-General

International Telecommunication Union


Keynote speaker

Mr. Kalvin Bahia

Principal Economist

GSMA


Moderator

Mr. Brett Tarnutzer

Head of Spectrum

GSMA


Panelists

Ms. Isabelle Mauro

Director, Head Digital Communications Industry

World Economic Forum LLC

Ms. Joanne Wilson

Deputy to the Director, Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Mr. Robert Middlehurst

Vice President International Regulatory Affairs

Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat

Mr. Je myung Ryu

Senior Digital Development Specialist

World Bank