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Join debates at ITU Telecom World 2012 live from anywhere in the world!
Shape discussions in Dubai, ask questions in
real-time via interactive webcasts and Twitter feeds
Dubai, UAE, 12 October 2012 – Wherever you are in the world,
you can take part in critical debates at ITU Telecom World 2012 in real time via
live webcasts of key events, from the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, 14 October,
10:00–11:00 AST (06:00–07:00 GMT) to the Forum Closing Conversation on Thursday,
18 October, 15:45–17:00 AST (11:45–13:00 GMT).
As the leading platform for the global ICT community, ITU Telecom World 2012
is accessible even if you are not able to attend in person in Dubai through a
portal of key panel sessions streamed live in real time. Dedicated hash tags for
many of the panel discussions will feed relevant tweets into the live Twitter
stream, actively contributing to and shaping the debate.
Eighteen panel sessions will be webcast live at the event. The ITU Telecom
World 2012 webcast portal can be accessed directly from the event homepage at
http://world2012.itu.int and features a full schedule of streamed sessions,
The Battle of the Ecosystems: Monday, 15 October,
10:30–12:00 AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag #PSA2
Conventional telco business models are being challenged from all directions
as new players with new cultures, business models and revenue streams emerge.
End users are becoming sources of data in themselves, and the ICT agenda is
increasingly being driven by consumers rather than business. This session asks
what the future of communications will look like.
Ensuring National Cybersecurity: Tuesday 16 October,
10:30–12:00 AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag #PSD2
Exploring the current major threat of cybercriminality to critical national
infrastructures, this session looks at what primary objects are in danger, what
can be done to mitigate cyberattack – and what should be done following an
incidence of cyberwarfare.
From Smart Services to Smart Societies: Wednesday 17
October, 14:00–15:15 AST (10:00–11:15 GMT) Session hash tag #PSH2
Smart cities and smart grids require collaboration between ICT players and a
host of other enablers, from energy companies and urban planners to transport
authorities, and are driven by public and private stakeholders. This session
debates the need to understand the perspective and expectations of the citizens
of future smart cities in developed and emerging markets alike.
Networks with a Human Face: Thursday 18 October, 10:30–12:00
AST (06:30–08:00 GMT) Session hash tag #PSJ1
This session debates the need for future networks which have the capacity to
meet ever-growing demand and interconnect billions of smart objects – but also
have the resilience to recover quickly if damaged, and the social element that
will make network design human-centric rather than technology-centric.
The ITU Press Conference: Monday 15 October, 10:30–11:30 AST (06:30–07:30
GMT) will also be streamed live.
Follow ITU Telecom World 2012 event activities on Facebook at
www.itu.int/facebook and through the
@ITU twitter account #ITUworld12.
ITU Telecom World 2012 is open to media. Accreditation is compulsory.
For accreditation and procedures, please see:
For more information, see
Chief, Media Relations and Public Information, ITU
Media Accreditation enquiries:
Soraya Abino Quintana