"Living the Digital World" provides a
varied and exciting theme for the Forum, one which encapsulates how information
and communications technologies (ICTs) are impacting and shaping our lifestyles.
Sessions will be split into 3 different domains:
Lifestyle: This domain will explore current and future lifestyles and
how they are shaped by ICTs. The focus of this domain will be on the demand
side of the ICT sector, examining market trends, user behaviour and consumer
Ecosystems: The digital ecosystem is composed of many different kinds of
companies which interlink, cooperate and compete to provide equipment,
services and applications to users. The focus of this domain will be on the
supply side of the industry and on the development of efficient business
Society: In our digital world, we are all obliged to share and
harmoniously coexist, therefore we need policy oversight and independent
regulation to help our world function. This domain will look at the
challenges in maintaining a transparent regulatory environment and on
building an information society for all.
TOP NAMES TAKING PART
CEO, Cisco Systems
Managing Partner, Communications Industry, Accenture
Chairman of the Board, CEO and President
CEO, Qualcomm Inc.
||Dr A Reza Jafari|
Chairman, World 06 Forum Advisory Committee & Managing Director, Intl, NeuStar
Senior Vice President, Microsoft Corporation
Chairman, PCCW Ltd.
Executive Vice President
President and CEO
NTT DoCoMo Inc.
Professor, MIT and Chairman and founder, One Laptop per Child
President and CEO
||Eli M. Noam|
Professor, Finance & Economics and Director
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Member of the European Commission
||H.E. Leonid D Reiman|
Minister of Information Technologies and Communications,
CEO, BT Wholesale
Chairman and CEO,
President and CEO, OKI Electric Industry Co. Ltd.
President and CEO, Ericsson
||Hon. Henry Tang|
Financial Secretary, Government of the Hong Kong SAR
||Anthony S.K. Wong|
Commissioner, Innovation & Technology Commission
(Hong Kong, SAR)
||Joseph WP Wong|
Secretary of Commerce, Industry & Technology
(Hong Kong, SAR)
Chairman of the Board
President, NEC CORP
||Edward J. Zander|
Chairman & CEO, Motorola
Chief Executive Officer of China Netcom
HOT TOPICS ON THE AGENDA
The Forum at
WORLD 2006 will provide a chance to discover how, what, when and why the latest ICTs are affecting our lives. Some of the key themes which will be explored at
the Forum include:
services, for example, (where television, voice and Internet are delivered
over the same 'pipe' from a single service provider) are becoming increasingly
mainstream. Indeed some countries now offer multiple play services, by adding in
mobile voice. But how should services such as these best be regulated? Priced?
The quest to
provide innovative digital content for ever more content-hungry consumers has
brought together a whole new set of players. From broadcasters or record labels to hardware
and software producers or credit card providers, all have a stake in the
fast-growing digital content industry. But what are the greatest
opportunities offered by this burgeoning industry? And what are the pitfalls for
prospective new market entrants?
services such as WiMax or UWB (Ultrawideband) have the facility to transport
large amounts of data over long distances, and are often put forward as
cost-effective universal broadband access solutions for the future. But what is the true potential for
these types of services? And how can they coexist alongside current 3G mobile
networks for example. As we head closer to a truly 'ubiquitous' network society,
where information can be accessed anywhere, anytime by anyone or thing what will
be the best business models to promote widespread takeup of new technologies?
find out more detail about the Forum Programme, including who will be taking
part in each session.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Speaking Opportunities at the Forum: Our call
for abstracts is now closed, and the Forum programme has now been
finalized. If after reading some of the key areas to be covered in the
Forum, you would like to nominate a potential high-level speaker (eg CEO
or company President) to be added to our waiting-list, then we would be
pleased to hear from you. Please submit to Marianne Dimier or Elizabeth
Lake, Forum Managers, the name and full contact details of the proposed
speaker, with a short (max. 200 words) biography, specifying the topic
on which he/she would be qualified to speak.