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 ITU/CITEL-PCC.I Seminar on “Bridging the Standardization Divide”
 Mendoza, Argentina, 24 September 2007 Contact: 


 24 September 2007
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Session
  • Opening remarks: Ceferino Namuncurá (CNC Argentina)
  • Opening remarks: Malcolm Johnson (TSB Director)
  • Improving Participation in ICT Standards Development: William McCrum (Industry Canada)
09:45 – 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Standards Development and Hot Topics

Session Chairman: Malcolm Johnson (TSB Director)

Objectives: This session will introduce standards development organizations, such as ITU-T and CITEL-PCC.I, discuss their structures, working/approval methods, tools implemented to ease participation, IPR policies, and main achievements. In addition, this session will provide an overview of hot topics that these organizations are currently studying, e.g.:
  • NGN, Cyber security
  • VoIP, IPTV, Multimedia
  • Emergency services, Accessibility
  • The ITU-T: New initiatives in a new ICT environment: Paolo Rosa (ITU/TSB)
  • PCC.I Standards Coordination : Wayne Zeuch (Alcatel-Lucent USA)
  • IPTV: Keith Mainwaring (CISCO)
  • ATIS - Standards that Drive the Business of Communications: Wayne Zeuch on behalf of Susan Miller (ATIS)
  • Interconnection for Converged Services Gabriela Lago (Telcordia)
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 Session 2: Role of Governments and Regulators

Session Chairman: Marion Gordon (US Department of State)

Objectives: This session will deal with the role of governments and regulatory authorities in addressing policy and regulatory issues. It will also provide insight into possible ways for harmonizing standards; applying IPR rules; ensuring Quality of Service; and addressing interoperability and inter-working requirements.
  • Procurando Armonizar Normas Técnicas Y Reglamentos: Alberto Galani (Argentina/CNC)
  • United States Department of Commerce and Standards Development: Cathy Handley (USA)
  • Proceso Para la Normalización del Sector de Telecomunicaciones en Paraguay: Carlos Miguel Galeano (CONATEL – Paraguay)
  • National and Regional Collaborative actions in standardization development and adoption of standards: Fernando Hernandez (URSEC – Uruguay)
  • Creating a Regional Group: Brazil´s Response to ITU-T Study Groups and Proposal of an Action Plan: Luiz Fernando Ferreira Silva (Anatel Brazil)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Session 3: Representation, Education and Opportunities for the Region

Session Chairman: Regina De Felice Souza (Anatel)

Objectives: This session will overview initiatives undertaken in the region concerning the development of standards and opportunities to participate in the standardization work. In addition, the session will discuss case studies and success stories, including initiatives in the field of education and cooperation among various stakeholders to analyze the impact of standardization on citizens. The session will also consider strategies that promote standards in the region, e.g.:
  • Strategies for representation and participation of developing economies in the Americas Region in ITU activities
  • Strategies for developing understanding of key standard technologies
  • Economic and competitive aspects of standards deployment.
  • The ITU-T Academia initiative: Paolo Rosa (ITU/TSB)
  • ITU/BDT/CoE: Juan Zavattiero (ITU)
  • A Study Group 11 Perspective on Bridging the Standardisation Divide: Keith Mainwaring (Cisco)
  • DVB-T: Cerrando las brechas...: Roberto Lauro (DVB Argentina)
  • Papel de la Academia en el sector de la region: Giovanni Mancilla (Universidad Distrital - Colombia)
  • Representation, Education and Opportunities for the Region: Francisco Giacomini Soares (Qualcomm Brasil)
17:00 – 18:00 Session 4: Panel - Conclusions and Recommendations

Session Chairman: Oscar Avellaneda

Objectives: This panel discussion and interactive session will build upon seminar discussion to identify those will actions that should be put in place to bridge the standardization divide between the developed and developing countries and enhance the participation of developing countries in the activities and proceedings of SDOs. The panel will also identify priorities for a standardization work plan, e.g.:
  • Cooperation among ITU-T, PCC.I and SDOs
  • Coordination and collaboration with other Regions
  • WTSA-08 and Worldwide Standardization Roundtable and Coordination.
18:00 – 18:15 Session 5: Summary and Closing Remarks

Objectives: Review and Summary of Seminar results    


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