Session videos 2017

Catch up on any of the panel sessions, workshops or roundtables you may have missed at ITU Telecom World 2017 – or revisit your favourites!

Monday

2017.09.25

Opening ceremony Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Session: Networking

The official event launch, opening ITU Telecom World 2017 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including Heads of State and Ministers, Heads of UN Agencies, regulators, C-level industry representatives, Forum speakers and accredited media.

Open to all pass categories

Speakers:

Young Min You, Minister of Science and ICT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, Republic of

Byungsoo Suh, Mayor, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea, Republic of

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia

Majed Al Mesmar, Deputy Director General, Telecom Sector, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), United Arab Emirates

Rudiantara, Minister, Ministry of Communication and InformationTechnology, Indonesia

Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele, Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa

István Mikola, Minister of Statefor Security and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Hungary

Edwin Estrada Hernández, Viceministro de Telecomunicaciones, Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones, Costa Rica

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AI in smart cities: power, potential, ethics and education Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 9:30AM - 10:45AM

Session: Panel

Smart cities are powered by data, collected, generated and connected by a complex network of IoT applications and solutions. As IoT and AI advances, machines continue to learn, improve and make calculated decisions, drawing on the enormous data sets of billions of IoT connected objects to create a continuously-evolving ecosystem of intelligent devices. By accurately measuring and assessing progress in the building of smart city ecosystems, AI can provide the missing link between theory and practice, enabling new urban living applications and solutions, and scaling up smart public services. How will the use of AI directly impact on mobility, public safety or city planning? Can designing a reward/punish model accelerate AI learning on urban lives? What are the regulatory and security implications of a greater AI presence in our daily lives? Do we need standardized ethics on public services, and if so, how can they be agreed and established? What is the future of human-machine interaction and collaboration, and how can we educate and prepare the next generation for the changes to come?

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Jean-Manuel Canet, Senior Manager, Orange Consulting and Vice Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5, Orange, France



Opening Remarks

Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive (International & Corporate), InfoComm Media Development Authority, Singapore

Reinhard Scholl, Deputy Director, ITU, -



Panellists

Allan Phua, Director, Data Innovation Programme Office, InfoComm Media Development Authority, Singapore

Chi Hyung Lee, President, Seoul Digital Foundation, Korea, Republic of

Idonae Lovetrue, Founder, CEO, Demiurge Technologies AG, Switzerland

Winnie Tang, Founder and Honorary President of Smart City Consortium, SCC Smart City Consortium Limited, China, Hong Kong SAR

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AI, telcos and intelligent networks Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 9:30AM - 10:45AM

Session: Partner

The telecommunications sector is closely observing developments in artificial intelligence technologies (AI) with a view to improving telco business models and structure. AI will enable the telco sector to accelerate the evolution of network operator infrastructure into an intelligent network, where operators can take full advantage of faster, smarter and more scalable infrastructure to maximize business potential. KT believes that 5G and AI are the key enablers of the intelligent network, which will fundamentally upgrade industries and markets across the board.

In this session, KT will introduce examples of how key AI features can be incorporated into an intelligent network, including the use of data from global roaming, handover and optical fibre to create new value. KT will highlight its latest achievements in the field of AI applications on network operation and management. How can AI and telco technologies best be integrated to make the intelligent network a reality in the near future?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass, Exhibition Pass and Media Pass holders

Moderator

Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department, International Telecommunication Union, -



Keynote Speaker

Hong-Beom Jeon, Executive Vice President & Head of Infra, KT Corp., -



Panellists

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

Victor Na, Director, Chief Architecture Officer of Data Center Group, Intel Corporation, -

Wonil Roh, Vice President & Head of Advanced Communications Lab., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea, Republic of

Jan Färjh, Vice President and Head of Standardization and Industry, Telefon AB - LM Ericsson, Sweden

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Event Opening Press Conference Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 1:30PM - 2:00PM

Session: Press Conference

The Press Conference will bring together influential global and Korean media from within the ICT industry, as well as major newsagencies. It will highlight what to expect during the week, outline the core themes to be debated and illustrate further how ITU Telecom World 2017 is providing the global platform for governments, corporates and SMEs to explore key questions around our smart digital transformation and the global opportunities it offers.

The Press Conference will feature an influential line-up of speakers representing different aspects of ITU Telecom World events, including ITU Secretary-General, top-level representatives from the Host Country, the Republic of Korea, and key event participants.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders

Speakers:

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Young Min You, Minister of Science and ICT, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, Republic of

Byungsoo Suh, Mayor, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea, Republic of

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TDD Spectrum and 5G Technology Workshop Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 2:15PM - 4:45PM

Session: Partner

Following the success of six previous workshops, the 7th TDD Spectrum Workshop (TDD Spectrum and 5G Technology Workshop) will be jointly hosted by ITU, Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), and China Mobile and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) during ITU Telecom World 2017.

With the rapid development of the TDD industry and the increasing scale of commercialization of TDD networks worldwide, TD-LTE has already provided high-speed networks, diversified innovative applications and changed our lives. The advent of 5G will not only bring us unprecedented levels of network performance, but also creative cross-over industry innovations such as automotive, intelligent robots, AI, and smart solutions creating a new world. 5G will change our societies - and with the joint effort of the entire industry, 5G is coming closer than ever. At this critical juncture, spectrum requirements and management should be discussed and promoted together with one goal.

This workshop will bring together delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and industry partners to share their views on global unified planning of TDD spectrum, 5G technologies, trial status, strategies, policy and regulations.

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Partner session organized by TDIA.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass, Exhibition Pass, Exhibitor Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Emmanuel Coelho Alves, Wireless Marketing Director, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China



Opening Remark

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Keynote Speakers

Yong Gyoo Lee, SVP (Senior Vice President), Network Strategy BU, KT Corporation, Korea, Republic of

Hua Yang, Secretary General, Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance, China

François Rancy, Director of the ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Hakan Ohlsen, Director, Spectrum and Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson GFTE Technology Strategy , Viet Nam

Joe Guan, Head of Policy, Greater China, GSMA, China, Hong Kong SAR

Yuhong Huang, Deputy General Manager & Secretary General of GTI, China Mobile Research Institute, China



Panellists

Alex Wang, Managing Director of 5G RAN Solutions, ZTE Corporation, China

Gary Yiu, Spectrum and Industry Strategy Director, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

Ulrich Dropmann, Head of Standardization, Bell Labs CTO, Nokia Corporation, Germany

Ju Yeon Song, Director, Samsung Electronics/Digital Media & Communication R&D Center, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea, Republic of

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New trends in spectrum management Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Panel

As a critical natural resource for communications, spectrum is a powerful enabler of socio-economic development. But spectrum is also a limited resource, hotly contested by a range of different communications industries, vertical sectors, specialized users and interest groups. Governments and regulators in charge of allocating spectrum on a local and national basis must also consider a complex equation of social and policy factors, in addition to technological developments, strategies for economic growth and intense industry lobbying. The success of smart digital transformation depends to a great extent on the allocation of available spectrum and the viability of collaborative approaches to spectrum sharing. How can meeting consumer demands for mobile services be balanced against the needs of other spectrum users in the broadcasting, satellite or emergency communications sectors? How important is predictability of spectrum availability in accelerating 5G deployment – and how will differing speeds of 5G development in different regions impact on spectrum resources? What is the role of spectrum in enabling IoT and the smart services it supports to flourish and evolve? What models of collaboration, spectrum sharing or co-primary allocation have proved most successful to date? How are countries advancing in the implementation of the outcomes of WRC-15? What issues will be key for WRC-19?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Joaquin Restrepo, Head, Outreach and Publication Services Division (OPS), International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Panellists

Lauri Oksanen, VP Research and Technology, Nokia Corporation, Finland

Kalpak Gude, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), USA

Doan Quang Hoan, Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Viet Nam

Fahai Yao, Vice President, China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd., China

Peng Zhao, Spectrum Policy Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA, United Kingdom


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Digital transformation: visions of smart societies Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Leadership Summit

We are living in an increasingly smart world. A world where applications, solutions, products and even entire industries are making innovative use of ICTs to improve the sustainability of our cities and businesses, the efficiency of our services and the quality of our lives. Smart technologies have the potential to radically change the way we live, work and organize our society, transforming everything from transport to electricity supply, financial services, urban planning, local government, health, education and manufacturing. But what will the smart society of the future look like? What have we learnt from the experience of countries and sectors at the cutting edge of this transformation? Can we identify the major stakeholders, the key players and the leading solutions? What is the smart dream & and how do we get there? This opening Leadership Summit session sets the scene for the next four days of Forum debate by exploring different visions of smart societies and identifying how best to turn smart digital transformation into global opportunity.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Jeremy Wilks, Producer, Euronews, France



Panellists

Patrick Masambu, Director General and CEO, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, USA

Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Mobile Networks, Nokia Corporation, Finland

Beate Degen, Partner, EY, Germany

Debretsion G. Michael, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance and Economy Cluster Coordinator and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Ethiopia

Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

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Boosting investor confidence in emerging and frontier markets Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 4:45PM - 6:00PM

Session: SME programme

The financial services industry plays a crucial role in enabling tech MSMEs. Bankers, fund managers and investors provide much needed access to cash and credit lines required by entrepreneurs to develop their products and services, hire skilled workers and scale their activities. Indeed, regular cash injections provide an essential runway for early stage firms who may be pre-revenue or not yet fully profitable. Lack of access to capital, especially follow-on growth capital, is regularly cited by entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets as one of the key barriers to growing their businesses.

This panel will address the considerations made by prospective investors when identifying companies and markets to enter. How can we enable better on access to follow-on funding in emerging markets? Is country-level (systemic) risk more important than firm specific risk, and how are these assessed? How do investors weigh opportunities, and determine the feasibility of exits in markets where an IPO or an acquisition are less likely? How can leading stakeholders better enable investor confidence, and create a virtuous cycle of investment, growth, exits and re-investment in their domestic ecosystems?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass,Exhibition Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Beate Degen, Partner, EY, Germany



Panellists

Richard Wnuk, Senior Advisor & Executive in Residence, Blue Heron Ventures, Inc., USA

Omobola Johnson, Partner, TLcom Capital, Nigeria

Peter Jaewon Chun, CEO, XnTree, United Kingdom

Nathan Millard, CEO & Co-Founder, G3 Partners, Korea, Republic of

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Welcome Reception Embed

Monday, September 25 2017, 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Session: Networking

The spectacular Welcome Reception offers entertainment, fine dining and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders

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Tuesday

2017.09.26

The 5G opportunity: driving digital transformation Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 9:00AM - 10:15AM

Session: Plenary

5G will play a fundamental role in accelerating digital transformation, with immense potential to disrupt business, industry, society and individual lives. It promises exponential increases in speed, traffic, reliability and coverage, combined with reduced latency and unimaginable flexibility. Seamless operation across multiple hybrid technologies will allow fully-configurable, dynamic networks to support multiple industries, use cases and personalized services. Managing the complexity, administering and orchestrating the network is an enormous challenge. How can we address the key issues of harmonized spectrum to enable investment, standardization and security? How important is it to establish a level playing field globally? How can cross-sector regulation best be managed? Which industry sectors will lead the 5G revolution – and will video be the killer service driving consumer adoption of 5G?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

MARIO MANIEWICZ, Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU, International Telecommunication Union, United Nations



Panellists

Donna Bethea Murphy, Senior Vice-President, Inmarsat Plc., USA

Jan Färjh, Vice President and Head of Standardization and Industry, Telefon AB - LM Ericsson, Sweden

Wu Ma, General Manager, Operation and Development Department, China Tower Corporation Limited, -

Andy Hudson, Head of Technology Policy, GSMA, United Kingdom

Sébastien Soriano, BEREC Chair and President, Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France


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Ministerial Roundtable: Transforming the ICT sector Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 9:30AM - 10:00AM

Session: Ministerial Roundtable

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to support the transformation of the ICT sector.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Catalin Marinescu, Head of Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Opening Remarks

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Jianjun (Joe Deng) Zhou, Vice President of Carrier Business BG (Emerging Market VP), Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

Chang Whan Ma, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, Republic of



Speakers

Minette Libom Li Likeng, Ministre, Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications, Cameroon

Elmir Tofig oglu Velizadeh, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

Jailani Bin Johari, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, Malaysia

Rudiantara, Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia

Monchito Ibrahim, Undersecretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Philippines

Sergei Popkov, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Informatization, Belarus

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Data flows, policy and security: the role of data in smart digital transformation Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Session: Panel

Data is the currency of smart digital transformation: from sensors in billions of interconnected objects in the IoT to the connected car, e-health solutions, government services and social media, every aspect of our smart future will rely on data. Big data hasalready generated big headaches in terms of the cross-country and in-country flow of data, personal privacy and individual and national security. As the smart transformation continues, the amount of data generated will increase exponentially. How can users be surethat future connected devices will work for them, not against them? Could lack of trust and security become a major obstacle in accelerating the digital economy? How can government develop policy and regulatory frameworks to drive the digitalization of everyday life across a range of key vertical sectors? How could policy pathways and initiatives in areas such as public funding, data security, digital literacy, education and awareness increase the uptake of digital technologies?

Open to Leader Pass,Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Andy Chen, Vice president, Professional Educational and Activities Board, Catronic Enterprise, Canada



Panellists

Danielle Jacobs, Chairman, International Telecommunications Users Group, Netherlands

Beate Degen, Partner, EY, Germany

Natasha Jackson, Head of Public Policy & Consumer Affairs, GSMA, United Kingdom

Raphael Rollier, Head of Smart City Program, Swisscom SA, Switzerland

Marc Vancoppenolle, Global Head of Nokia Government Relations, Nokia Solutions & Networks Belgium NV, Belgium

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Ministerial Roundtable: Shaping smart services and industries Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Ministerial Roundtable

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to support the use of ICTs in shaping smart industries in sectors such as banking, health, retail or transportation.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Chair

Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Speakers

Supa Mandiwanzira, Minister, Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services, Zimbabwe

George Andah, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications, Ghana

Pham Hong Hai, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), Viet Nam

Joang Molapo, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, Lesotho

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MICT), Iran


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AI and financial innovation: applying the power of AI to financial services Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Panel

Artificial intelligence increasingly enables machines to perform tasks previously thought to rely on human experience and creativity and to move beyond human capacity in analysing the tremendous volumes of data generated by smart technologies. AI-powered research and analysis has huge potential to create value throughout the financial sector, from fund allocation to trading financial assets, wealth management and dealing with regulatory challenges. What are the benefits and challenges of applying AI to financial services to improve accuracy, transparency and efficiency? How can AI help organizations deal with complex and resource-consuming regulatory and compliance issues? Can AI help to ensure that global development funds are allocated effectively, appropriately and efficiently? How can AI analysis provide better insight and guidance on fund allocation, financial trading and distribution in wealth management? What are the ethical, regulatory and security implications of increasing the role of AI in the financial sector? This session will look at how the use of AI and innovative ICT solutions will impact the financial sector.

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

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



Panellists

Rak Jae Choi, Chief Finance Officer, MoneyBrain, Korea, Republic of

Kiheung (Andy) Nam, Chief Information Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Korea Limited, Korea, Republic of

Chris Czerwonka, Chief Innovation Officer, InvestED, USA

Stephen Ibaraki, Founding Chair, Global Industry Council & Vice-chair, IP3 Board, International Federation for Information Processing, Canada

Woochang Kim, Head, KAIST Center for Wealth Management Technologies/Managing Editor, Quantitative Finance, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of

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Partnerships for Promoting Connectivity Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Partner

This Nigeria Investment Session will showcase the abounding opportunities for investment in the country, providing a platform for interactions between representatives of the Nigerian government, key industry players in Nigeria’s ICT and telecom sector, SMEs and innovators, and investors.

Featuring a line-up of brilliant panelists playing key roles across the industry in Nigeria from government, regulatory bodies and indigenous and foreign companies, discussions will highlight progress in meeting the goals of the National Broadband plan, strategies to deepen connectivity and flagship programmes to drive ICT development in Nigeria.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Henry Nzekwu, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman, MessageWise Limited, Nigeria



Keynote Speaker

Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission NIPC, Nigeria



Panellists

Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria

‘Bosun Tijani, Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB), Nigeria

Omobola Johnson, Partner, TLcom Capital, Nigeria

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Ministerial Roundtable: Digital citizens first Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 4:45PM - 6:00PM

Session: Ministerial Roundtable

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to ensure that smart digital transformation benefits citizens, addressing the major risks linked with technology disruption.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Chair

Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Speakers

Carlos Rafael Valdez Velásquez López, Viceministro, Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, Peru

Rafiatou Monrou Agbatchi, Ministre, Ministère de l'Economie Numérique et de la Communication, Benin

Tram Iv Tek, Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC), Cambodia

Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele, Minister, Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa

Dina Nath Dungyel, Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC), Bhutan

Kubanych Shatemirov, Adviser to chairman, State Committee of information technology and communications, Kirghizia

István Mikola, Minister of State for Security and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Hungary


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Senegal Networking Lunch Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Session: Networking

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

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

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The 4th Industrial Revolution and Global Trends Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 10:00AM - 11:40AM

Session: Partner

The 4th industrial revolution offers huge potential for socio-economic development in terms of building and delivering personalized products and services at scale, dramatically increasing productivity and revenue, and creating new business models, competitors and markets. In this session, thought-leaders, industry analysts and corporate representatives will present the perspectives, priorities and initiatives of the private sector in the communications, service and manufacturing industries in driving the 4th industrial revolution. What are the major technological developments and trends at the forefront of the revolution? How will new ways of working create new business cultures and cross-sector partnerships? What corporate strategies are being developed to leverage the benefits of the 4th industrial revolution and its disruptive technologies?


Speakers

Danil Kerimi, Director, Information and Communication Technology Industries, World Economic Forum LLC, USA

Lorrayne Porciuncula, Economist/Policy Analyst on Communications Infrastructure and Services, OECD, France

Howon Kim, Professor, Pusan National University, Korea, Republic of


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Corporate Strategies in the Era of the 4th Industrial Revolution Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 2:30PM - 3:50PM

Session: Partner

The 4th industrial revolution offers huge potential for socio-economic development in terms of building and delivering personalized products and services at scale, dramatically increasing productivity and revenue, and creating new business models, competitors and markets. In this session, thought-leaders, industry analysts and corporate representatives will present the perspectives, priorities and initiatives of the private sector in the communications, service and manufacturing industries in driving the 4th industrial revolution. What are the major technological developments and trends at the forefront of the revolution? How will new ways of working create new business cultures and cross-sector partnerships? What corporate strategies are being developed to leverage the benefits of the 4th industrial revolution and its disruptive technologies?


Speakers

Dongmyun Lee, CTO & Head of the Institute of Convergence Technology, KT Corporation, Korea, Republic of

Hossein Moiin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Nokia Mobile Networks, Nokia Corporation, Finland

Marcelo Motta, Digital Transformation and Big Data Market Management, VP of Marketing, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

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The value of smart banking: the operational key to making smart cities work Embed

Tuesday, September 26 2017, 4:45PM - 6:00PM

Session: Panel

Using smart technologies to improve the quality of life, efficiency of services and management of resources and infrastructure in our cities is ever-more critical: 54% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, a figure set to rise to 66% by 2050. Meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of present and future urban generations involves a complex smart city ecosystem embracing multiple sectors such as transport, logistics, health, government services and education. The operational key to this ecosystem is smart banking, enabling secure, safe, easy and inclusive digital financial transactions. Moving beyond traditional banking is the approaching “internet of value”, where IoT will increasingly enable direct machine-to-machine transactions, cutting out the human middleman – your car will pay directly for fuel, your television for films, your watch for theatre tickets or drinks at the bar. What is the role of smart banking in the smart city ecosystem, today and in the future? How can we build networks to ensure safe, reliable and inclusive machine-to-machine transactions? How important are quality of service, reliability, interoperability and standards in establishing consumer and business trust? How will the stakeholders in smart city banking, from government to telcos, financial institutions and regulators, need to reposition and collaborate – and what is the potential impact for society?

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Malaysia



Panellists

Jane Treadwell, Practice Manager of ICT, Digital Platforms and Solutions, The World Bank, USA

Danial Mausoof, Head of Strategic Marketing, Nokia Asia Pacific and Japan, Nokia APAC & Japan, Singapore

Toufi Saliba, CEO PrivacyShell & Toda-Algorand and ACM Chair PB CC., PrivacyShell Corp., USA

Satoshi Amagai, President & CEO, Mofiria Corporation, Japan


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Wednesday

2017.09.27

The transformation of telecom operators: reinventing telcos Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 9:00AM - 10:15AM

Session: Plenary

Telecom operators throughout the world are transforming their operations in the face of ever-increasing competition from new players with radically different business models, cultures and regulatory requirements. Their international nature and cross-border activities allow many new entrants to the ICT ecosystem to operate on a different playing field to telcos, subject as they are to tight industry regulation and government fiscal measures. Next-generation networks, whether fixed or wireless, are essential to smart digital transformation, but also require enormous investment. What options exist for operators to maximize the value and revenue from investment in infrastructure? How can regulatory approaches adapt to the new reality and allow telcos to innovate in an increasingly competitive market? Does government have a further role to playing in fostering operator innovation? What are the key experiences of operators and regulators to date – and why is regulation increasingly difficult?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis, United Kingdom



Panellists

Robert Middlehurst, Vice President International Regulatory Affairs, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Madkour, VP of Global Wireless Network Marketing, Huawei Technologies, China

Jean Michel Serre, CEO, Orange Labs Tokyo, Japan

Maikel Wilms, Director, Boston Consulting Group, Netherlands

Rob van den Dam, Global Telecommunications Industry Leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value, IBM, Netherlands

Saiful Hidayat, Director of Telkom Group Transformation Project, PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (TELKOM), Indonesia


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Policies for platforms: supporting and regulating digital platforms Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Session: Panel

Online platforms are a critical element of the digital economy, revolutionizing access to information and playing a vital role in creating or energizing markets, innovating services and increasing both consumer choice and industry competitiveness. Online platforms such as advertising sites, marketplaces, search engines, social media, payment systems and communication services facilitate interaction between businesses, consumers and even administrations in our digital society. But issues arise over how user data is collected and made use of, as well as the fairness of B2B relations between online platforms and their suppliers, and the role of platforms in tackling illegal content online. What policy responses are necessary or practical to ensure a level playing field for comparable digital services? How can governments and regulators protect customers and secure their personal data? What can be done to encourage open, innovative, data-driven markets whilst at the same time fostering trust and transparency in the use of online platforms?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Media Pass holders


Moderator

Andy Hudson, Head of Technology Policy, GSMA, United Kingdom



Panellists

Robert Middlehurst, Vice President International Regulatory Affairs, Emirates Telecommunication Corporation - Etisalat, United Arab Emirates

German Darío Arias Pimienta, Director Ejecutivo, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC), Colombia

Edward Mingcheng Zhou, VP of Global Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

Guillaume Mascot, Head of Government Relations APJ & India, Nokia Solutions & Networks Belgium NV, France


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The role and functions of satellite applications in the Belt and Road initiative Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Partner

CSAIA will develop the diversified information service project of the “Belt and Road” initiative with more international partners. In this forum, CSAIA will bring up innovative solutions for satellite application and put forward the suggestion of one satellite resource space for the whole earth. They will also encourage the fusion development between Telecom Web services and satellite application service on the one hand and collaboration between international educational satellite application, public safetysatellite application, international business satellite application, satellite terminal products and manufacturers on the other. CSAIA will also delve into the prospect of a space-ground integration network offering the “Belt and Road” initiative high-quality support and mutual benefits in the future.

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Enabling and shaping the wireless ecosystem: Celebrating the 90th anniversary of CCIR/ITU-R Study Groups Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 4:45PM - 6:00PM

Session: Panel

This session addresses how the ITU is continuing to work to enable and shape g the wireless ecosystem. It takes place as the ITU is celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the CCIR/ITU Radiocommunication Study Groups (1927-2017) and the 111th anniversary of the Radio Regulations (1906-2017).

Since the last decade of the 20th century, the world has witnessed extraordinary growth in the use of wireless communication systems, from cellular and cordless phones and radio-based fleet management systems to radio and television broadcasting, cognitive radio, spectrum monitoring and International Mobile Telecommunications 2020.At the same time, radio has become a vital technology for a growing number of essential public services such as efficient managementand use of the spectrum/orbit resource, radio systems characteristics and performance, satellite navigation and intelligent transport systems, global positioning systems, spectrum monitoring for environmental monitoring, and emergency radiocommunication systems for public protection and disaster relief, as well as space science services.

This session will explore the key issues facing the wireless industry and how the ITU process of developing and updating worldwide regulations and standards contributes to enabling and shaping the ecosystem of radiocommunications. It will also address how to further improve this process as radiocommunication technology continues to evolve at an ever-increasing speed.

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Moderator

François Rancy, Director of the ITU's Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland



Panellists

Tony Azzarelli, Global Spectrum and Regulatory Policy, EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA), Belgium

Joe Guan, Head of Policy, Greater China, GSMA, China, Hong Kong SAR

Shola Taylor, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, United Kingdom

Uwe Baeder, -, Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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Cutting-edge connections: exploring ICT Innovation in Japan Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Session: Partner

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 2017, we hope to shareour thoughts, experiences, ideas and tips for connecting through ICT with as many participants as possible.

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Moderator

Nobuo SAITO, -, The ITU Association of Japan, Japan



Opening Remarks

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Kazuhiko Tanaka, Secretary General, The ITU Association of Japan, Japan



Panellists

Yhuko Ogata, CEO, Melody International Ltd., -

Sachio Yamamoto, Chief, Project Planning & Marketing Department, Welltool Co., Ltd., Japan

Bing Zhang, Wireless Systems Laboratory, Wireless Networks Research Center,, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan


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3rd Economic Industry Expert Roundtable: Economic Impact of AI Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Session: Panel

In recent years there has been significant progress in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) technology made possible by tremendous advances in associated fields such as big data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI is already being tested in proactive tools and applications in a wide range of areas including computer science, finance, business analytics, customer service, transportation and healthcare. AI also has the potential to play a major role in driving inclusive sustainable economic development and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fulfilling this potential is dependent upon international recognition and collaboration to invest in cutting-edge research, promoting AI-based tools to directly address the most pressing challenges of the SDGs, and scaling proven solutions to define a common agenda for highest priority investment. How can we best capitalize on the potential advantages of these research findings, tools and solutions? How exactly does AI affect economic growth and development? What are most effective metrics to measure economic impact in the different contexts of developed and developing markets?
This year’s edition of the ICT Economic and Industry Expert Roundtable on the “Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence” aims to address these questions by providing an analysis of the global economic impact of AI as well as potential measurement methodologies or models.

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Moderators

Catalin Marinescu, Head of Corporate Strategy Division, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Andy Chen, Vice president, Professional Educational and Activities Board, Catronic Enterprise, Canada



Speakers

René Arnold, Head of Department Markets and Perspectives, WIK, Germany

Beate Degen, Partner, EY, Germany

Danil Kerimi, Director, Information and Communication Technology Industries, World Economic Forum LLC, USA

DukHee Lee, Professor, School of Business and Technology Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, Republic of

Marcelo Motta, Digital Transformation and Big Data Market Management, VP of Marketing, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

Sangin Park, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Public Administration, Executive Director, Research Center for Market and Government, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of

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

Jeongmin Seong, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company, -

Thomas Suh, Co-Founder, President & Board Member, LegalMation, USA

Maikel Wilms, Director, Boston Consulting Group, Netherlands


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ITU Telecom World 2018 Host Country Reception Embed

Wednesday, September 27 2017, 6:15PM - 9:00PM

Session: Networking

Join the Minister and high-level members of the delegation from South Africa for an evening reception with music, entertainment and the opportunity to find out more on the digital ecosystem and smart transformation of South Africa – and why now is the time for Africa.

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Developing human capacity for the digital era Embed

Thursday, September 28 2017, 9:00AM - 10:15AM

Session: Plenary

As digital technologies expand across all areas of industry and society, new services, business models and jobs are being created and introduced into the market, calling for new skills amongst both the workforce and ordinary citizens. The changing skills profile of the digital economy means that serious capacity shortages are likely in the near future. Without the ability to use ICT solutions and applications, global citizens remain excluded from the digital economy and the opportunities it presents for employment, empowerment and social benefit. Reducing the e-skills gap is essential to enable as many people as possible to take advantage of digital transformation and open the doors to opportunity. ICT training providers need to monitor the skills needed in the digital economy, providing relevant solutions, continuous training and lifelong learning programmes for all categories of users. This session will explore the new and emerging skills requirements of the digital era, and how training providers such as ITU Centres of Excellence can best address these skills challenges. Can digital technologies create capacity building opportunities, and how can we leverage those opportunities? What policies and programmes have nations put in place to equip their nationals with digital skills and ensure national digital inclusion? How can we ensure that the challenge of capacity building in the digital era is a shared responsibility amongst all key stakeholders? Will participating in the digital economy be a source of empowerment?

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Moderator

Jennifer FERGUSON-MITCHELL, Senior Media and Communications Officer, International Telecommunication Union, United Nations



Panellists

Danil Kerimi, Director, Information and Communication Technology Industries, World Economic Forum LLC, USA

MIKO NXELE, -, International Telecommunication Union, United Nations

Birendra Sasmal, CEO, Subah Holding Company Limited, Ghana

Ozzeir Khan, Chief, Business Relationship management Manager, United Nations, USA


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When connectivity is not enough: driving meaningful digital inclusion Embed

Thursday, September 28 2017, 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Session: Panel

Meeting the ICT sector’s ambitious goal of connecting the next 1.5 billion world citizens by 2020 calls for innovative approaches to universal access, including new technologies, new business models and new public-private-civic sector partnerships. But connectivity alone is not enough. To drive broadband adoption with all the associated socio-economic benefits it brings, we need to focus explicitly on creating demand. Content must be in local languages and relevant to local contexts and communities. Compelling services and applications in areas such as banking, health, education and entertainment is key. Digital inclusion can only be effective and meaningful when there is awareness of the benefits of connectivity, the skills and confidence to exploit it, and affordable, attractive content. What progress is being made towards meaningful connectivity, and what stumbling blocks are emerging? How can we reach the marginalized groups that are disproportionately unconnected, the rural, low-income, illiterate, elderly and female? Can improving access to public services drive demand? What training and education programmes have proved successful? Are affordability, bandwidth and awareness as important as local content creation?

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Moderator

Antonio Garcia Zaballos, Telecommunications Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, USA



Panellists

Veni Shone, President of TDD Product Line, President of C-V2X Product Line, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China

Satya N. Gupta, Country Managing Director, Bluetown (India) Pvt. Ltd., India

Atef Helmy, Senior Advisor to the Board, Orange Middle East and Africa, Egypt

Akinori Maemura, Board Director, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Japan


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ITU Telecom World Awards Ceremony Embed

Thursday, September 28 2017, 2:00PM - 3:40PM

Session: Networking

Join leaders, exhibitors and delegates from the entire ITU Telecom World community in celebrating the ingenuity of SMEs, corporates and governments in developing and supporting ICT solutions with real social impact. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao will present the awards in this high-profile ceremony to the winners of the ITU Telecom World Awards 2017 as selected by our expert international jury. Award categories include Global SME Awards, Global Corporate Awards, Government Award, Host Country SME Award and Recognition of Excellence certificates for SMEs on National Pavilions.

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Farewell Reception Embed

Thursday, September 28 2017, 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Session: Networking

The Farewell Reception brings the four days of ITU Telecom World 2017 to a close with music and entertainment to accompany the formal goodbye to all delegates and guests.

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