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 Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A group of twenty-three leaders from the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and senior management of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) met for the second annual meeting of Chief Technology Officers (CTO) in Paris. They agreed on a set of recommendations to modernize the current ICT standardization landscape and set priorities for new issues in standards work.

The CTOs reaffirmed that standardization is one of the essential building blocks of the Information Society and of the global ICT networks that power trade, commerce, sustainable development, healthcare, education, literacy, and entertainment. Today, standards are not only the technical blueprints necessary for interoperability and connectivity within global information infrastructures. They are also tools with significant public policy and economic consequences.

Faced with an ever-growing number of standards bodies and consortia, the CTOs called for immediate steps to streamline and modernize the standards landscape and endorsed the need for a new approach, based on collaboration, cooperation and coordination, to improve the efficiency of standards work, reduce duplicating and conflicting standards and promote a seamless, interoperable future global communications network. As a result of the review, the CTOs initially identified, in addition to ITU, a number of regional and national standards bodies that are key standardization organizations. It was recognized that additional work is needed to further develop the concept into multi-dimensional ecosystems for different markets and technologies, pre- and post-standardization, and appropriate links and cooperation among the different bodies, given the technological convergence that is taking place.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010 9:28:51 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, November 01, 2010
Third Meeting of the Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud), 30 November - 3 December 2010, Lannion, France

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Meeting Announcement

Focus Group on Cloud Computing (FG Cloud)


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Monday, November 01, 2010 2:50:06 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Fourth Meeting of Focus Group on Smart Grid (FG Smart), 29 November – 3 December 2010, Chicago, USA

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Meeting Announcement

Focus Group on Smart Grid (FG Smart)

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Monday, November 01, 2010 2:43:16 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, October 29, 2010
Eighth Meeting of Focus Group on Future Networks (FG FN), 29 November – 3 December 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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See TSB Circular Letter 146 for more information

Focus Group on Future Networks (FG FN)

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Friday, October 29, 2010 10:24:49 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Meeting of Study Group 5, Geneva, 23 November - 1 December 2010 

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SG5 Collective Letter  6

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Friday, October 29, 2010 10:16:23 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Meeting of Study Group 9, Working Parties 1/9 and 2/9, Lawrenceville, Georgia (USA), 19 November 2010

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Tsb Collective Letter 5

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 2:00:41 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Focus Group on Car Communication (FG CarCOM), 11-12 November 2010, Kyoto, Japan

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Invitation letter

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:51:00 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, October 18, 2010

ITU will hold the Fifth Symposium on ICTs and the Environment & Climate Change in Cairo, Egypt on 2-3 November 2010. The Symposium will be hosted by the Ministry of communications and Information Technology (MCIT) Egypt, and the Ministry of state for Environmental Affairs (MSEA) Egypt.

The event is particularly timely, as it will take place less than a month before the opening of the 16th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 16) which will take place in November 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. COP 16 will focus on adopting an achievable balanced outcome on climate change.

The Fifth Symposium on ICTs and the Environment & Climate Change will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa and the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed will include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. It will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, to mitigate and address its effects. The conclusions of this event will contribute towards ITU’s future work in this area.

A draft programme is available at: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/climatechange/201011/programme.html

Online registration is available at: http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/edrs/ITU-T/workshop/edrs.registration.form?_eventid=3000188

More about the Symposium can be found at: www.itu.int/ITU-T/go/egypt

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Monday, October 18, 2010 10:27:51 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |