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Draft Programme

WTSA-12 Academic event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 November 2012

Draft Programme

20 November 2012
13:00 - 13:30

Session 1: Academia and ITU-T – Alliance for innovation in ICTs standards

Master of Ceremony: Toby Johnson, Senior Communications Officer, Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU-T

Objectives: This session will focus on the new membership category as well as other ITU-T initiatives to engage academia including Kaleidoscope academic conferences. The aim is to encourage the participation of academia in ITU’s standardization work.

Welcome remarks: Malcolm Johnson, Director, TSB

Panelists:
​13:30 - 14:00

Session 2: ITU-T Academia – A unique opportunity to participate in the ITU standardization process

Objectives: ITU-T Academia will share their experience in joining the ITU Standardization Sector and will provide case studies showing how ITU membership has benefited their institutions.

Panelists:
​14:00 - 14:15

Q&A Session

Moderator: Toby Johnson, Senior Communications Officer, Workshops and Promotion Division, ITU-T

Objectives: This interactive session will see the participation of the audience, ITU-T Academia, and ITU-T staff. The discussion will focus on how to better engage academia in the work of ITU-T. As outcomes, new proposals on additional benefits for ITU-T Academia will be drafted.

Panelists:
  • Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, Study Groups Department, ITU-T
  • Wael Bazzi, American University in Dubai, UAE – ITU-T Academia
  • Ramjee Prasad, Founding Director CTIF, Aalborg University – ITU-T Academia, and Founding Chairman GISFI
  • Maurizio Talamo, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy - ITU-T Academia
14:15 Closing Remarks