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ITU unveils forward-looking debate agenda for ITU Telecom World 2013

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ITU unveils forward-looking debate agenda for ITU Telecom World 2013

Top-level ICT players harness industry change to drive success, address global challenges

Geneva, 17 June 2013 – In the space of just a few years, major advances in technology have seismically altered the way we communicate and even live our lives. Through a dynamic programme of conversation and debate, ITU Telecom World 2013, taking place in Bangkok from 19 to 22 November, will explore and demystify today’s fast-changing business landscape and examine the global potential of ICTs to transform lives.

Top-level participants from across the industry and globe include Omobola Johnson, Minister for Communications Technology, Nigeria;   Madut Biar Yel Minister for Telecommunications & Postal services, South Sudan; Richard Beaird, Wiley Rein; Margit Brandl, Nokia Siemens Networks; Dean Bubley, Disruptive Analysis;  Asok Chatterjee, DOSTI; Luis M. Correia, Technical University of Lisbon, INOV-INESC;  John Davies, Intel; Jan Ellsberger, Ericsson;  Rob Frieden, Pennsylvania State University; Chris Gabriel, Macquarie Capital; Tony Gray, TCCA Critical Communications Broadband Group;  Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum; Luis Lucatero, Comision Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Mexico; Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS; Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Oxford Internet Institute; Peter Riedel, Rohde & Schwarz; Jaume Salvat, Aggaros; Rohan Samarajiva, LIRNEasia; and Thomas Welter, SFR and Mike Wright, Telstra.

Panel sessions will span key areas including:

  • Riding the Data Wave: Techniques for dealing with the global “Data storm”
  • Telco and OTT: Implications for telcos, regulators and governments
  • Convergence of Regulation: Rethinking regulation in a converged environment
  • How can World Citizens Ensure their Privacy in a Digital World?: Roles for government, business and international organizations, rights of global citizens
  • From Voice to Data to Cloud: Transitioning the Telco Business Model: New business models for a cloud-centric world
  • Telecoms Innovation is Going Over the Edge … is it Time to Pivot?: How the industry can redefine and re-engage to reach broader tele-consumer, tele-enterprise needs

Click here to view the full programme.

About ITU

ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology. For nearly 150 years, ITU has coordinated the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promoted international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, worked to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and established the worldwide standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communications systems. From broadband networks to new-generation wireless technologies, aeronautical and maritime navigation, radio astronomy, satellite-based meteorology and converging fixed-mobile phone, Internet and broadcasting technologies, ITU is committed to connecting the world. www.itu.int

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