|09:30 - 10:10
Session 1: Welcome
Objectives: The Global Standards Symposium (GSS) was adopted by the ITU Plenipotentiary (by Resolution 122, Antalya 2006) as a one-day round table and coordination meeting, to serve as a forum for high-level policy discussion and to provide its conclusions to the WTSA.
Opening remarks by Symposium Chair
- H.E. Mr Mohammed BIN AHMAD AL QAMZI, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Board of Directors, UAE
- Dr Hamadoun I. TOURE, Secretary-General, ITU
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|10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Bridging the standardization gap: from innovation to standards
Moderator: Mr Gift Buthelezi, DDG: ICT International Affairs and Trade, Department of Communications, South Africa
Objectives: Interoperable standards provide a solid foundation on which innovation can take place to develop new, smarter solutions. The market size of developing countries provides unique opportunities for leveraging network effects to drive innovation. Thus, developing countries are expected to play an increasingly important role in ICT innovation. Standardization that is lively and strong has the power to accelerate the access of innovation to both domestic and global market. Global standards can thus provide an enabling platform to sustain ICT innovations.
|12:00 - 13:30
|13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Global Standards Challenges
Moderator: Mr Hatem BAMATRAF, EVP Network Development, Du
Objectives: This session looks at future challenges for the standards-making community and the role of ITU-T in the global standardization landscape. The presentations will also deal with issues on M2M, e-health, smart grid, intelligent transportation systems, and resilience of networks to disasters. Speakers in this session include executives from industry.
- Ms Monique MORROW, CTO Asia Pacific & Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco [Presentation]
- Dr Najeeb AL SHORBAJI, Director, Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization (WHO) [Presentation]
- Dr Yuji INOUE, Chairman, Toyota Info Technology Centre [Presentation]
- Mr Richard SCHOMBERG, VP Smart Energy Standards, Électricité de France (EDF) Group [Presentation]
- Mr Chuck PARKER, Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance [Presentation]
|15:00 - 15:20
|15:20 - 16:50
Session 4: Global Standards Collaboration Roundtable
Moderator: Dr Bruce GRACIE, Chairman, ITU-T Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG)
Objectives: The business of standards-making is becoming increasingly complex and costly, and SDOs must form partnerships and work collaboratively. In this session, which takes the form of a roundtable discussion, senior figures from the standards-making community will debate the issues of the day and demonstrate how their organisation is addressing the challenges of collaboration in an intersecting world of ICT and the verticals discussed in Session 3.
- Mr Rob STEELE, Secretary-General, International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)
- Mr Jim MATTHEWS, Vice-President and SMB Chairman, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) [Presentation]
- Mr Russ HOUSLEY, Chair, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) [Presentation]
- Mr Steve MILLS, President, IEEE-Standards Association [Presentation]
- Mr Yoichi MAEDA, CEO, Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC), Japan [Presentation]
- Mr Zemin YANG, Secretary-General, China Communications Standards Association (CCSA)
- Dr Kyu Jin WEE, Vice President, Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA), Korea [Presentation]
- Dr Reinhard SCHOLL, Deputy Director, TSB [Presentation]
|16:50 - 17:30
Session 5: Adoption of GSS report and closing
Symposium chairman: H.E. Mr Nasser BIN OBOOD AL FALASI, Chief Government Relations & Communications Officer, Etisalat Group
Objectives: The objective of the final session is to adopt the conclusions of the GSS that will include recommendations for action by the membership. The report on conclusions, which will be prepared by the GSS steering committee, will be presented to WTSA-12 for appropriate action.