Industry comments

Experts from public and private sectors, from around the world and across the ICT ecosystem have their say on key industry issues at ITU Telecom World.

If you’re interested in finding out more, visit the Sessions on Video to view the debates in full, or check out analysis of key findings in the Outcomes report.


There is something tactile, it is needy in everybody here, the need to communicate with each other. that's where the power is in marketing and marketers are enabling or able to actually access that power and use that power for personal communication, it is a fundamental on everybody's mobile. It is a very personal project. Oscar Veronese, SVP Asia, InternetQ
Regulation is a different type of service that really calls for more of an enabling kind of agency‑wide or government‑wide policy. Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice-President, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications
Of all the broadband devices in the world, in 5 years time the vast majority will be mobile and will be used in low-income countries rather than high-income countries. David Lewin, Director, Plum Consulting
Technology reaches kids in ways that nothing else can. Mario Coronado, Director, Fundación Telefónica, Peru
Cracking this monopoly of cloud computing is a fundamental. Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum
Existing legal frameworks at the moment are really quite inadequate to address the big data phenomenon. Daniel Cooper, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
The kids grow up with computers. Maybe the teacher didn't. They need the confidence. They need the training. John Davies, Vice President, Intel World Ahead Program, Intel Corporation
The network we’re dealing with today is not the network that we had yesterday. We’re dealing with an IP-based network, the skill sets involved are very different. Laina Greene, CEO, GET-IT, Green Energy Technology and Info-communications Technology
Don't let the virtue of being a good human being be sacrificed in this digital age. Dr. Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, Emeritus Professor and Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
We are applying thought processes from a circuit type world and inventing new words like bandwidth so we can use the old familiar thought processes in an inappropriate way in this new world. Martin Geddes, Founder, Martin Geddes Consulting
Trust becomes something of a very valuable currency in the market space. And therefore, we’ll see more trust-related services develop. Viktor Schönberger-Mayer, Professor of Internet Governance & Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute
Invest in security and privacy frameworks rather than faster networks! Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & CEO, The Futures Agency
Regulation is not science. This is more like art. Wonki Min, Director General, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of Korea
We talk about the Facebooks, Twitter, Google Pluses, but at the end of the day, the center of everything is in there (your mobile phone). Paul Papadimitriou, Innovation Consultant, Digital Intelligence
Subsidize the users, not the network. Helen Lai, Head of Regulatory Division, Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), Hong Kong, China
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