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ITU Workshop on "ICT Innovations"
Geneva, Switzerland, 20 – 21 March 2012 Contact: tsbfginnovation@itu.int and tsbworkshops@itu.int
 
Programme
 
Day 1, 20 March 2012
08:30 - 09:30 Delegates registration
09:30 - 10:00​

Opening Ceremony

  • Bilel Jamoussi, Chief Study Group Dept, TSB
  • Brahima Sanou, BDT Director
  • Ajay Ranjan Mishra, Chairman FG Innovation
10:00 - 10:30​ Coffee break 
10:30 - 12:30​
Session 1: Innovation Management

Moderator: Ramy Ahmed, Senior Manager, Digital Services Policies, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
 
Innovation has always been crucial to economic growth, and never more so than in this era of globalization.  But globalization can create innovation winners and losers. This session will explore the strategic importance of nurturing innovation in the developing world and the enabling role that ICTs can play in achieving this.

Speakers:
  • ICT as Platforms for Innovation: Robert Shaw, Head Innovation Division, BDT, ITU
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Introducing Technology to the Developing World: a sustainable an scalable model based on continuous and interactive technological transfer: Daniele Trinchero, iXem Labs, Politecnico di Torino
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Mobile and Development Intelligence (MDI): Corina Gardner, Programme Manager, GSMA Development Fund (Remote presentation)
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • ICT Innovation in Developing Economies: Carlo Tortora Brayda di Belvedere, CEO and Chairman, Gorilla Corp.
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
12:30 - 14:00​ Lunch
14:00 - 16:00​

Session 2: World Café@ Innovation

Moderator: Saba Imru, TSB [ PRESENTATION ]
 
This session will be conducted in a World Café Style to ensure the active involvement of each and every participant in a generative discussion around the key questions and issues that the Focus Group would need to address during its work and the working methods of the team.​

16:00 - 16:15​ Coffee break
16:15 - 17:15​ Session 2: World Café @ Innovation (Continued)
17:15 - 17:30​ Wrap up  Day 1
18:00 - 19:00​ Networking Cocktail
Day 2, 21 March 2012
09:00 - 11:00​

Session 3: Innovator’s Corner

During this session, presentations on successful ICT innovations will be made identifying the socioeconomic impact of the implementation and its applicability for the developing world.

Moderator: Pieter Geldenhuys, Vodacom [ BIOGRAPHY ]

Speakers:

  • Innovations in Telecom in the Developing World: Ashwin Gumaste, IIT, Bombay, India
    [ PRESENTATION ]
  • Innovation in Telecom Data Analytics: Building new paths from research to market: Filippo Dal Fiore, MIT Senseable Lab
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Connected smart cities: city as an innovation platform: Jarmo Eskelinen, Vice-Chair of Smart Cities Portfolio Working Group
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Smart Santander Project: Jose Hernandez-Munoz, Telefonica Digital
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PAPER | PRESENTATION]
  • From Research to Innovation: a European perspective: Raffaele De Amicis, Managing Director, Fondazione Graphitech
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
  • Village Telco: Steve Song, CEO, Village Telco
    [ PRESENTATION ]
  • How Mobile Empowers Entrepreneurs at Informal Trade: Mark Kaplan, Founder, Soliunited.com
    [ BIOGRAPHY | PRESENTATION ]
11:00 - 11:20​ Coffee break
11:20 - 12:30​

Session 4: Standardization Corner

Standards play a key role in the virtuous cycle of innovation. They allow technology investment to concentrate in a much smaller area of innovation. During this session, presentations on the link between standards and innovation will demonstrate the importance of  global standards for developing countries.

Moderator: Slaheddine Mareef, Director Central Corporate Strategy, Tunisie Télécom

  • Capitalizing on Emerging Monetization Tactics on Innovation. A need for standards? Roya Ghafele, Director, Oxfirst
    [ BIOGRAPHY ¦ PRESENTATION ]

    Panelists:
    • Asok Chatterjee, Ericsson
      [ BIOGRAPHY ]
    • Rekha Jain, Executive Director, Telecom Centre of Excellence, India​
12:30 - 13:00​ Concluding Remarks