Global Visions

by david.nunes
Hamadoun ToureIssue:Global-ICT 2009
Article no.:1
Topic:Global Visions
Author:Dr Hamadoun Touré
Organisation:International Telecommunication Union
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Dr Hamadoun Touré, the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is committed making ITU an innovative, forward-looking organization adapted to meeting the challenges created by the new ICT environment. Previously, as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, he played a significant role in the World Summit on the Information Society, held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005, by launching numerous projects based on partnership building with International Organizations, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector. Earlier, Dr Hamadoun Touré was Africa’s Regional General Manager for ICO Global Communications, as INTELSAT’s Director for the Africa Region and later as its Group Director for Africa and the Middle East. Dr Touré holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Leningrad and PhD from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Moscow and is proficient in three official languages of the Union: English, French and Russian.

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Global vision is the key to transforming challenges into opportunities, and this vision is needed now more than ever to find the solutions, not only for revival from the current economic downturn, but to forge long-term, sustainable solutions for the benefit of humankind. ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 is a unique networking platform for the top names in the ICT industry to interact with global leaders and, at the same time, to showcase their products to a worldwide audience. This year we have included a global leadership summit to address the role of ICTs in economic recovery from the worldwide crisis and to stimulate future investment and growth. ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 will explore global visions, both for the ICT industry and its future direction as well as how forthcoming ICT devices, applications and services will benefit the world at large. Heads of State and Government, Ministers, regulators and industry leaders are expected to seek solutions to inject new vigour in the ICT sector, which has been the powerhouse of economic growth worldwide. The ICT sector continues to be seen as the catalyst to stimulate growth in the other sectors as well. ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 is the premier platform for a strategic dialogue between industry and government to discuss the key elements of investment in communications infrastructure and the new and changing roles of both industry and government. It offers an opportunity to Connect Minds by focusing on the impact of the financial crisis. And it builds crossover synergies between governments, policy-makers and industry leaders overseeing the broader objectives of achieving an economic turn around as well as the commercial ICT showcase – a one-stop shop for a broad cross-section of state-of-the-art products, applications and services. The special ITU TELECOM Forum Summit looks at how ICTs can help growth and contribute to sustainable development worldwide. A host of exciting round-table discussions bring together CEOs and CTOs from across the industry to share their views on hot issues, such as globalization and localization and adaptation to today’s business circumstances. Alongside the ICT showcase and Forum, thematic pavilions at ITU TELECOM WORLD 2009 explore the ICT applications and key themes central to our global well-being: health, education and climate change. I am pleased that this edition of Connect-World: Connecting for a better world — opening the doors to progress matches the global vision of ITU TELECOM WORLD and of the eminent visionaries, statesmen and industry leaders visiting this year’s event in Geneva, 5-9 October.

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