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ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 3 highlights. Balancing financial incentives to promote investment in ICTs
How can we balance the needs of the ICT industry against the needs of the wider society? How should governments and industry work together so that the wealth created by ICTs is split between tax revenue and industry investment to the mutual satisfaction of both parties? This was the key question at the heart of the plenary session “Balancing Financial Incentives to Promote Investment in ICTs...
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17 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 3 main highlights on the venue
Republic of Korea’s DSPOne & Thailand’s CAT BUZZ TV sign contract Underlining how ITU Telecom World 2016 is the place to make great partnerships happen, a contract was signed today between Korean Smart Cities innovator DSPONE and Thailand’s CAT BUZZ TV. The agreement covers providing Smart city related equipment and solutions for infrastructure construction including M2M de...
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17 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 3 highlights. First ‘Emerge’ Progress Report Launched
ICT– including cloud computing and the rise of software-as-a-service – has reduced the cost of innovation and market access, allowing small tech businesses to compete with established industries. This was one of the key findings of the Emerge Publication which was launched today at ITU Telecom World 2016. The publication provides a review of micro, small and medium sized-enterprises in...
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17 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 3 highlights. B2B Dialogue
ITU’s Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, welcomed delegates and a diverse panel line up, spanning cutting edge start-ups to key industry players including Intel and Mastercard as well as GSMA, to the B2B dialogue. This was ably moderated by Stephen Ibaraki, Founding Chair Global Industry Council & Vice-chair, IP3 Board, International Federation for Information...
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17 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. Industry Leaders Roundtable: Creating value, accelerating growth, opening new markets: the power of collaboration
Inviting ICT leaders from across the ecosystem to work together, to engage world leaders in dialogue and act as spokespeople for the industry, ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao opened proceedings at the Industry Leaders Roundtable on “Creating value, accelerating growth, opening new markets: the power of collaboration”.  ...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. Delivering 5G: Competition or collaboration
Collaboration, healthy competition, together with the technologies, spectrum and ecosystem that will deliver 5G to the world were some of the key issues explored by the panel in today’s Delivering 5G: Competition or collaboration session.  ...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. Ministerial Roundtable Part 2: Growing the digital economy: the role of government
Opening the second session of the Ministerial Roundtable, H.E. Dr Mohd Salleh Tun Said Keruak, Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia, highlighted three key areas of government activity in growing the digital economy: network infrastructure, interoperable platforms for services, and relevant regulation.  ...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. Ministerial Roundtable Part 1: Growing the digital economy: the role of government
Opening the first session of the Ministerial Roundtable at ITU Telecom World as chair of the meeting, Thai DPM welcomed ministers from around the world to debate the role of government in growing the digital economy. Calling it a timely and important debate, he outlined some of the key priorities for Thailand’s governments, including improving the transparency, credibility, speed and accurac...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. Asia Pacific Exchange on Broadband Regulation and Policy: Opportunities and challenges in driving the digital economy
The best ways to achieve accessible and affordable broadband in the Asia-Pacific region were the key areas debated today by an influential lineup of panelists spanning governments, industry and international organizations at the Asia -Pacific regional exchange, jointly organized with Huawei.  ...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 2 highlights. AI: is the future finally here?
A potentially exciting future lies ahead, stemming from AI developments. But first we must define our position in a number of areas including how it should be used in the workplace or to what extent AI can or should be used to predict the future. These and other key questioned were debated by an expert panel line up at the AI: Is the future finally here? Session, moderated by Global Industry Counc...
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16 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Contenders for Global SME Award pitch innovations
The SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Global SME Award today came together at the Nigeria Pavilion in order to pitch their innovations and creative ideas to the jury, comprising social entrepreneurship and tech experts.  ...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Japan and the Kingdom of Thailand sign memorandum of cooperation.
A memorandum of cooperation (MOC) was signed today at ITU Telecom World 2016 between top-level representatives of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the Kingdom of Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society. The MOC aims to encourage concrete cooperation and projects in the postal field between the two countries including sharing information and exchang...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Making money from meeting the SDGs? An overarching approach to sustainable development
Is it realistic to expect the industry to produce business models supporting attainment of the SDGs? asked moderator Tim Unwin in a lively and open discussion at the end of the first day of ITU Telecom World 2016.  ...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Innovative radiocommunications for affordable broadband connectivity
Do we really want to connect everyone, everywhere at the lowest price possible to the consumer? And if we do, do government and regulatory policies play as large a role as technology itself?  ...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Leadership Summit: Collaborating in the digital economy: pathways to success
What sort of collaboration do we need to build in today’s fast -changing ICT ecosystem? What opportunities and challenges will we face along the way? And how to beat digital inequality? These were some of the questions explored in an animated panel discussion at today’s Leadership Summit: Pathways to success session sponsored by TRA, UAE and moderated by Jeremy Wilks of Euronews, media...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Leadership Summit: Collaborating in the digital economy: why working together is critical for growth
Connectivity, collaboration, sustainability and inclusiveness were the key themes of the opening session of the high-level Leadership Summit, sponsored by TRA, UAE and moderated by Jeremy Wilks of Euronews, media partner of the Leadership Summit....
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Forum Opening
Collaborating in the digital economy with a specific focus on the key role of SMEs in the digital ecosystem was the theme that kicked of the ITU Telecom World Forum Debate. The opening session provided unique and powerful perspectives from heads of state, government and international organizations worldwide.  ...
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15 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016. Daily 1 highlights. Opening Ceremony.
ITU Telecom World 2016 today launched proceedings, welcoming influential participants from public and private sectors and across the ICT industry, including SMEs, from around the world.  ...
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15 November 2016
Global ICT community gathers for ITU Telecom World 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016 today launched proceedings, welcoming influential participants from public and private sectors and across the ICT industry, including SMEs, from around the world.  ...
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14 November 2016
Hitachi Insight Group GM of the Americas Kevin Eggleston: We all have concerns about future, but the Internet of Things gives us a hope that it will be bright
At IoT World 2016, which was organized by Informa Group and took place in Silicon Valley in USA last month, Hitachi announced Lumada, its IoT Core Platform, as well as the establishment of new entity for the development of its global IoT business: Hitachi Insight Group. JSON.TV had an opportunity to meet and talk with Kevin Eggleston, General Manager of the Americas for Hitachi Insight Group. Kevi...
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14 November 2016
IoT World 2016. Terrence Nadeau, Johnson Controls: Data-driven decisions lead to increased productivity
IoT World 2016 took place 10-12 May in Silicon Valley, United States, organized by Informa Group. At the event, the JSON.TV team had the opportunity to speak with Terrence Nadeau, Vice President Global Procurement, Building Efficiency, at Johnson Controls. Mr. Nadeau spoke about the real benefits that Johnson Controls has already earned from smart, connected chillers and other intelligent equipmen...
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14 November 2016
John White, Powershelf: with IoT we solved a key problem for retail industry, decreased Out of Stock level radically
IoT World 2016 took place10-12 May in Silicon Valley, the USA, being traditionally organized by Informa Group. Within the event, JSON.TV team managed to speak with John White, CEO at Powershelf. How its solutions, based on Smart Retail Labels and IoT sensors helps American retailers reduce their costs and OOS level (Out of Stock) radically, how Powershelf builds own partner ecosystem, who are main...
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14 November 2016
Invitation to ITU Telecom World social events
Dear ITU Telecom World 2016 participant, ITU and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand have the pleasure of inviting you to the following social events during ITU Telecom World 2016...
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11 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016: Delegate Newsletter 3
Less than 1 week to go until ITU Telecom World 2016 opens its doors! Don’t miss the opportunity to take centre stage with global ICT leaders in Forum debates, on topics spanning 5G, SDGs, digital financial inclusion, and the vital role of SMEs within the digital ecosystem. Explore a fast-moving world of digital innovation in the Exhibition. Discover the SMEs who are using ICTs most innovativ...
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8 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016: Delegate Newsletter 2
Dear Delegate, Just a few weeks to go until ITU Telecom World 2016 gets underway! Be sure to join Forum debates on key issues such as the best approaches for delivering 5G, opportunities and challenges of AI, how ICTs can meet the UN’s SDGs, the connected car or fiscal incentives & taxation in the industry. Explore digital innovation from across the globe in the Exhibition and netw...
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7 November 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016 prepares to welcome expert line-up of global ICT players
Debates will highlight perspectives on collaboration in the digital economy from public and private sector representatives...
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7 November 2016
Broadband World Forum: Highlights of Day 2
"Connectivity matters no matter the medium," said Matt Hancock MP who kicked off a packed second day here at Broadband World Forum. Whether it's fibre, a hybrid of copper and fibre or wireless, the customer cares only about the connection and their experience. How it's delivered doesn't matter....
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20 October 2016
ITU Telecom World 2017 heads to Busan, Republic of Korea
The Republic of Korea through the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) will host ITU Telecom World 2017, which will take place from 25-28 September in the city of Busan....
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7 October 2016
Top-level ICT industry experts to convene at ITU Telecom World 2016
Why is collaboration in the digital economy so important? What is the role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in supporting economic policies at the national level and accelerating research and development? What are the implications of Artificial Intelligence for society? How can the global ICT industry help achieve the Global Goals by 2030? Are connected cars the first signs of an ent...
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5 October 2016
InterDrone 2016’ highlights
JSON.TV attended InterDrone 2016 (The International Drone Conference & Exposition), which took place at Las Vegas on September 7-9.It is the largest commercial drone conference in North America with over 3,500 attendees from over 50 countries. We highlighted the main trends on the drone market. ...
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23 September 2016
Countdown begins to ITU Telecom World 2016
ITU Telecom World 2016 opened the accreditation process today for media wishing to attend the world's leading ICT innovation event. Taking place from 14-17 November in Bangkok, Thailand, the event will focus on collaboration in the digital economy and the key role SMEs play in our digital ecosystem.  ...
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31 August 2016
High Level Speakers to lead ITU Telecom World Forum discussions on importance of collaboration for digital growth
Speakers from governments and industry from around the world will provide contrasting perspectives on the theme of "Collaborating in the Digital Economy" at this year's ITU Telecom World event. ...
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22 July 2016
Radical change underway, but who’s in the driving seat?
Radical transformation of the ICT sector has already brought us a host of life-changing innovations. Take the mobile industry, which has transformed from a niche luxury for a small pool of users at its inception in the 1980s to must-have devices and a critical utility for billions of the world’s population today. This impressive growth in the power, connectivity and flexibility of devices an...
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3 August 2015
Accelerating innovation at ITU Telecom World 2015
Technology and innovation have always gone hand in hand – but perhaps never more so than today, where anyone who is connected anywhere in the world can create, design, programme, and implement tools, solutions, applications and products. Effective innovation is no longer the prerogative of the centre, of large companies, or developed nations. Some of the most radical new developments of the ...
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3 August 2015
Innovation across the ICT ecosystem
In today’s fast moving, globalized and highly competitive ICT ecosystem, the ability to rapidly innovate is critical to the growth of a country, to its enterprises and also to its population’s social and economic wellbeing.  ...
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3 August 2015
ITU Telecom World 2015: connectivity goals, the reality of reaching everyone by 2020 – and why it matters so much
As the backbone infrastructure to all other industrial sectors and the motor of emerging and developed economies alike, ICTs are the cross-cutting key enablers of social development and economic growth the world over. The direct correlation between broadband networks and increased GDP is widely accepted – and ensuring universal access to the digital economy for all the world’s citizens...
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3 August 2015
Russian Post and JD.com Announce Strategic Partnership in Russia
Russian Post to be the first authorized Post delivery partner in Global...
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29 July 2015
Warsaw event to highlight latest e-commerce trends in Central and Eastern Europe
E-commerce Trends 2015, a major e-commerce event in Poland, will hold its 6th edition at the Businessmen Institute in Warsaw on September 22-23. Highlighting the most important aspects of e-trade including cross-border trade, mobile commerce, modern logistics, payment and marketing services, the event will bring together key players from Central and Eastern Europe off...
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27 July 2015
New fund to invest $2 million in B2B solutions till end 2015
Russian entrepreneurs who develop B2B solutions for the consumer segment may now receive support from a specially dedicated venture fund. Christened B2B Lab, this fund has just been launched by Alexander Boiko and Vadim Potrashkov, two shareholders of Russia’s leading B2B marketplace B2B-center.ru....
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27 July 2015
CarPrice.ru raises $40 million to develop online used car brokerage in Russia and beyond
Yesterday CarPrice.ru, a major Russian online broker of used car, announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round – a considerable amount in the context of contraction of the Russian venture market. The round was led by Baring Vostok Private Equity Fund V with the participation of Almaz Capital and other unnamed investors. No details of the transaction have been di...
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27 July 2015
Cuba gets inspiration from Skolkovo to develop “analogous tech park project”
Exploring the possibility of building a Skolkovo-style tech park in Cuba, a government delegation from the island visited Moscow earlier this month, the Skolkovo Foundation reported....
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27 July 2015
BitFury raises $20 million from iTech Capital, Georgian Co-Investment Fund and DRW Venture Capital
Earlier this month BitFury, a major Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, secured $20 million in funding from Russia’s iTech Capital, Georgian Co-Investment Fund and DRW Venture Capital....
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27 July 2015
Russia’s VKontakte to launch rival to Instagram
Russian social network VKontakte is on the verge of releasing a mobile application along the lines of popular photo-sharing service Instagram, news agency RBC reported earlier this month, citing two unidentified people familiar with the company’s plans....
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27 July 2015
Yuri Milner invests $100 million to find intelligent extraterrestrial life
“What is the greatest question ever asked?” poses Yuri Milner, layering smoked salmon atop toast points....
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21 July 2015
Two Moscow entrepreneurs raise millions of dollars to “uberize” beauty industry in Russia and beyond
Inspired by the success of such apps as Gettaxi and Uber, two Moscow entrepreneurs have just launched GetNowBeauty, a mobile app that allows you to call to your home or office a hairdresser, facial aesthetic, hair removal or nail manicure specialist. To develop the service, former bank legal adviser and singer Anna Korona — whose real name is Anna Yapryntseva — and her h...
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21 July 2015
Witch hunt in Russian high tech: Major university fires US executive, international cooperation under threat
Earlier this month US citizen Kendrick White, a prominent figure in the Russian tech and venture scene, got involuntarily involved in a witch hunt targeting foreign citizens whose presence in Russia is judged “undesirable” in some political and media circles....
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21 July 2015
Skolkovo offers 30 million ruble grant to develop “the maps of the future”
The grant committee of Skolkovo, the international high tech hub under completion on the outskirts of Moscow, has signed off on a 30-million ruble grant (approximately $500,000) for space and telecommunications cluster resident startup HelgiLab. An equal amount is being put up by the company’s founders....
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21 July 2015
Putin says he supports “minimal” Internet restrictions
President Vladimir Putin said he was in favor of only “minimal” restrictions on the Internet, but added that he expected Russian citizens to respond with a forceful promotion of Moscow’s views to any “hostile” publications online. Putin made the comments during a meeting with young IT professionals taking part in the N...
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21 July 2015
iTech Capital injects $3 million in US platform to disrupt trading industry
iTech Capital, a fund with Russian origins now operating globally, has just invested $3 million in exchange for a minority stake in TradingView, a social fintech platform that unites traders and investors from around the world....
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21 July 2015
Roman Abramovich invests in Israeli startup Anyclip Media
Yesterday Israeli startup Anyclip Media, which has developed a content marketing platform for distributing premium branded video, announced it has completed a $21 million funding round. Leading participants included new investors Ervington Investments, a company owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, and Limelight Networks (LLNW), a global digital content delivery company....
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21 July 2015