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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
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
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
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