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Last Updated: 26.05.2011
 
ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL FORUM ON ICT APPLICATIONS  

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) sucessfully organized the “Asia-Pacific Regional Forum on ICT Applications”, which was hosted by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Government of Kingdom of Thailand, from 18th to 21st May 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. This Forum was supported by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), Australian Government, and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) as well as various partners, especially UN agencies, international organisations, and the industry.

Taking the opportunity of timing of the Forum, ITU, UNESCAP, and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand (MICT) also co-organized a ceremony to celebrate the “World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2011” with its theme of “Better Life in Rural Communities with ICTs” on 19th May 2011. An Exhibition of ICT applications demonstrated by event partners were organised throughout the Forum. The MICT also organised a site visit programme for interested participants on Saturday 21st May 2011.

The Forum was open to ITU membership, ESCAP membership, and any others dealing with applications of ICTs in various sectors e.g. education, health, agriculture, disaster risk reduction, e-commerce, e-government etc. as well as those from private sector. The Exhibition is open to public.




 

PARTNERS:

 

 

 

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA  
 
                                                           WEDNESDAY, 18 MAY 2011
0800-0900 Registration at registration counter, ground floor, United Nations Conference Centre
0900-0945 OPENING SESSION  
 
  • Welcome remarks by ESCAP
Dr Xuan Zengpei, Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP (biography)
 
  • Welcome remarks by ITU
    [speech]
Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (biography)
 
  • Welcome remarks by MICT
H.E. Mr Juti Krairiksh, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Thailand (biography)
0945-1000 Official group photo session  
1000-1015 Coffee break sponsored by National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand
1015-1145 SESSION 1: STRATEGIC, POLICY & Regulatory FRAMEWORKS FOR ICT APPLICATIONS AND SERVICE DEVELOPMENT (-led by ITU)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Mr Sameer Sharma, Senior Adviser, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (biography)
  Dr Seungtaik Yang
Former Minister for Information and Communications, Republic of Korea (biography)
  Mr Marine Souheil, Head, ITU/BDT Cybersecurity and ICT Applications (biography)
 
  • Reailising Socio-Economic Benefits using Broader ICT as a Strategic Change Enabler
    [presentation]
Ms Mel Remington, WW Emerging Market Healthcare Lead, Intel Corporation (biography)
  Mr Wisit Atipayakoon, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1145-1245 Lunch break sponsored by National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand
1245-1430 SESSION 2: ICT APPLICATIONS FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION & COMMUNICATIONS
(-led by ESCAP)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Dr Xuan Zengpei, Director, ICT & Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP (biography)
 
  • Innovative ICT Development for Disaster Resilience and Socio-economic Development [presentation]
Mr David G Lunn, Senior Business Development Consultant, Business Software Solutions SEA, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (biography)
 
  • Space Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Communications [presentation]
Mr Shinichi Mizumoto, Director, Bangkok Office, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) (biography)
 
  • ICT and Health-care Services, especially during Disaster Recovery [presentation]
Mr Zhenjun Zhu, Lead, Innovations, MSPA, Alcatel-Lucent (biography)
 
  • Pacific Connectivity and Disaster Risk Reduction [presentation]
Hon. David Butcher, Former New Zealand Minister of Energy and Commerce and Deputy Minister of Finance (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1430-1545 Coffee break sponsored by National Broadcasting & Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand
1545-1645 SESSION 3: ICT APPLICATIONS FOR RURAL COMMUNITY e-CENTRES
(-led by telecentre.org)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Ms Maria Teresa Camba, Director - Operations, Telecentre.org Foundation
 
  • ICT Applications of Rural Community eCentres - A perspective [presentation]
Mr Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa, Director, Government Policy Programs, Intel (biography)
 
  • eSkwela: eSkwela - ICT for the Alternative Learning System [presentation]
Ms Maria Melizza Tan, eSkwela Project Manager, Philippines Commission on Information and Communications Technology (biography)
 
  • Development and Delivery of Training Tools on the Use of ICTs for the Promotion of Livelihood for Women in Rural Areas [presentation]
Ms Hanah Zoo, Head, Policy Development Division, Asia-Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC), Sookmyung Women's University, Republic of Korea (biography)
 
  • ICT Applications via ThaiTelecentre.org to all Marginal Groups in Thailand [presentation]
Mr Somboon Mekpaiboonwattana, Executive Director, ICT Promotion and Development ICT Usage, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Thailand (biography)
 
  • Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign [presentation]
Ms Maria Teresa Camba, Director - Operations, Telecentre.org Foundation (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1645 End of day 1 and depart from UNCC to Plaza Athénée Bangkok hotel
Welcome dinner by MICT and ITU
"Impact of Broadband on Information Economy"
1800 Dinner Registration & Seating
1820 Welcome remarks by H.E. Chuti Krairiksh, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Thailand
1830 Keynote speech by Dr Suppachai Panichpakdi, Secretary-General, UNCTAD
1900 Keynote speech by Dr Seungtaik Yang, Former Minister for Information and Communication, Republic of Korea [presentation]
1915 Vote of thanks by Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
1920 Dinner starts
                                                           THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2011
0920-1000 MICT-ITU-ESCAP JOINT CEREMONY FOR THE WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION & INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY 2011
 
  • Welcome remarks by ESCAP
Dr Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (to be confirmed)
  Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of ITU
 
  • Special address
H.E. Mr Chuti Krairiksh, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Government of Kingdom of Thailand
1000-1030 Opening of the Exhibition & tour
1030-1045 Coffee break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1045-1145 SESSION 4: SPECIAL SESSION ON ICT AND CREATIVE ECONOMY
(-led by UNESCO & ITU)

Moderator: Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
  • Keynote address
Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
(biography)
  Mr Etienne Clement, Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok (biography)
1145-1300 Lunch break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1300-1500 SESSION 5: ICT APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION (-led by UNESCO)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson:
  Dr Jonghwi Park, Programme Officer, ICT in Education, UNESCO Bangkok
(biography)
  Mr Hartfried Schmid, Information Officer, ICT in Education, UNESCO Bangkok (biography)
 
  • ICT Applications in Education: Connectivity, Productivity and Scale
    [presentation]
Mr Pascal van den Nieuwendijk, Director, Public & Private Alliance, Public Sector Asia, Microsoft Operations Pte Ltd (biography)
 
  • Mobile Applications in Education
    [presentation]
Ms Jenny Lim, Head of Corporate Social Investment, APAC, Nokia
(biography)
 
  • Aid Effectiveness and ICT for Development in the Pacific
    [presentation]
Mr Michael Hutak, Regional Director, Oceania, One Laptop per Child Foundation (biography)
1500-1515 Coffee break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1515-1700 SESSION 6: ICT APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE (-led by FAO)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson:
  Mr Gerard Sylvester, Knowledge & Information Management Officer, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (biography)
 
  • Synthesis of ICT Enabled Community Enterprises for Integrated Services Delivery and Sustainable Socioeconomic Prosperity
    [presentation]
Dr K.R. Srivathsan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India (biography)
 
  • Digital Solutions addressing the World's Social Problems - Grameen Intel Social Business
    [abstract] [presentation]
Mr Srini Garudachar, Director, Grameen Intel's Business Development, Intel World Ahead Program, Intel Corporation (biography)
 
  • Towards Smart Farm with Service Research Innovation
    [presentation]
Assoc. Prof. Dr Asanee Kawtrakul, Deputy Executive Director, National Electronics and Computer Technoogy Center (NECTEC) (biography)
 
  • Lao Agriculture Database (LAD) and other services under CLICK
    [presentation]
Mr Manoluck Bounsihalath, Head, NAFRI ICT, Laos PDR (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1715 End of day 2
                                                           FRIDAY, 20 MAY 2011
0900-1045 SESSION 7: TAKING e-HEALTH TO SCALE (-led by WHO)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Mark Landry, Health Information Technical Officer, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) (biography)
 
  • Software Framework for enhancing the interoperability and reusability of eHealth services [presentation]
Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Director, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea (biography)
 
  • Learning by Doing: Putting Health in the Hands of the People with Telemedicine
    [presentation]
Dr Alvin B. Marcelo, Director, National Telehealth Centre, University of the Philippines (biography)
 
  • Innovative and Pragmatic eHealth Solutions at Work [presentation]
Mr Chun Cheng, Program Coordinator, InSTEDD (biography)
 
  • eHealth Development in Viet Nam: Current Status, Needs and Plans 2011-2015
    [presentation]
Dr Luong Chi Thanh, Director, Central Health Information Technology Institute (CHITI), Viet Nam (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1045-1100 Coffee break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1100-1245 SESSION 8: MOBILE BROADBAND AND APPLICATIONS (-led by ITU)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Mr Souheil  Marine, Head, Cybersecurity and ICT Applications, ITU/BDT
 
  • NFC based Mobile Smart Life Action Plan of Korea
    [presentation]
Mr Jin-bae Hong, Director, Internet Policy Section, Network Policy Division, Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Republic of Korea (biography)
  Mr Soo-hwa Kim, Vice President, Finance Convergence Strategy Department, KT, Republic of Korea (biography)
 
  • Harnessing the Power of the Mobile Phone for Low Cost, Fast & Accessible Cross-border Remittances - A GCASH Case Study
    [presentation]
Mr Paolo J. Baltao, President, G-Xchange Inc. (GXI), Globe Telecom, Philippines (biography)
 
  • Case Examples of Mobile Applications

    Case examples by Nokia
    [presentation]


    Case example


Ms Sanna Eskelinen, Concepting & Creation, Corporate Social Intestment, Nokia, Finland
(biography)

Mr Wisit Atipayakoon, Telecom/ICT Specialist, ITU Reional Office for Asia and the Pacific (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1245-1345 Lunch break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1345-1530 SESSION 9: e-GOVERNMENT APPLICATIONS (-led by ADB)
...read more at about SESSIONS

Chairperson: Mr Seok-Yong Yoon, e-Governance Specialist, ADB (biography)
 
  • Three Pillars of e-Government Objectives
    [presentation]
Mr Tan Sian Lip, SiTF, Singapore
(biography)
  Ms Miwa Fuji, Senior IPv6 Program Specialist, APNIC (biography)
  Mr Daul Shin, Principal Manager, Information Resource Division (IRD), National Information Society Agency (NIA), Republic of Korea (biography)
 
  • Readiness Assessment and Developing Countries for e-GP
    [presentation]
Mr Yingguo Huang, Lead Professional, Central Operations Services Offices (COSO), ADB (biography)
 
  • Q&A
 
1530-1545 Coffee break sponsored by MICT, Thailand
1545-1645 SESSION 10: DISCUSSIONS, CONCLUSION, AND LAUNCH OF NEW INITIATIVES
     
1645-1715 CLOSING SESSION
 
  • Closing remarks by ESCAP
Dr Xuan Zengpei, Director, ICT & Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP
 
  • Closing remarks by ITU
Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
  • Closing remarks by MICT
Mrs Jirawan Boonperm, Permanent Secretary, MICT
1715 End of forum
     
AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
18th - 21st May 2011

Extended Registration Deadline:
6th May 2011

Extended Fellowship Deadline:
29th April 2011

Location:
United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

Organised by: ITU and ESCAP

Hosted by: Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Government of Kingdom of Thailand

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int

Target Audience:
  • Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Administrators and officials dealing with ICT applications
  • Private sector and Industry
  • NGOs and civil society
     
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Keynotes  
Hamadoun Touré, Ph.D.
Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr Hamadoun Touré was re-elected for second four-year term in October 2010 as the Secretary-General of the ITU. Dr Touré previously served as Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) from 1998-2006. In this role he placed considerable emphasis on implementing the outcomes of the WSIS.
Noeleen Heyzer, Ph.D.
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP

Dr Noeleen Heyzer is the ninth Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General in August 2007. Dr Heyzer is the first woman to occupy this position since its founding in 1947. She leads the organization at the level of Under-Secretary-General.
Supachai Panitchpakdi, Ph.D.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi began his second four-year term as Secretary-General of UNCTAD on 1 September 2009, following his unanimous confirmation by the UN General Assembly. Elected to the Thai Parliament in 1986, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Finance. In 1992, Dr Supachai was appointed Senator, and that same year he became Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand. Dr. Supachai previously served as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (September 2002 to August 2005).
Seungtaik Yang, Ph.D.
Former Minister of Information and Communications, and Invited Researcher of ETRI, Republic of Korea

Dr Seungtaik Yang, a former Minister of Information and Communications, Republic of Korea, is presently a distinguished invited professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea. In the past, he has served as president of Tongmyong and Information and Communications University as well as the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in the Republic of Korea. Prior to working in ETRI in several positions, he has also worked for Bell Laboratory at New Jersey.
 

 

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