2017 Forum programme



Monday, September 25, 2017
Networking
Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Auditorium

The official event launch, opening ITU Telecom World 2017 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including Heads of State and Ministers, Heads of UN Agencies, regulators, C-level industry representatives, Forum speakers and accredited media.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Forum 1-Day Pass holders

To access the Opening Ceremony, participants must sign up and provide their passport information. The link to signup will be sent to every participant in a separate email.




Panel Session
Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM, 101-102

Smart cities are powered by data, collected, generated and connected by a complex network of IoT applications and solutions. As IoT and AI advances, machines continue to learn, improve and make calculated decisions, drawing on the enormous data sets of billions of IoT connected objects to create a continuously-evolving ecosystem of intelligent devices. By accurately measuring and assessing progress in the building of smart city ecosystems, AI can provide the missing link between theory and practice, enabling new urban living applications and solutions, and scaling up smart public services. How will the use of AI directly impact on mobility, public safety or city planning? Can designing a reward/punish model accelerate AI learning on urban lives? What are the regulatory and security implications of a greater AI presence in our daily lives? Do we need standardized ethics on public services, andif so, how can they be agreed and established? What is the future of human-machine interaction and collaboration, and howcan we educate and prepare the next generation for the changes to come?

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Partner Session
Monday, September 25, 2017, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 201-202

Partner session organized by KT Corporation. Full session details will be available shortly.




Networking
Monday, September 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, 107-108-109-110

Following the activities of the first morning of the event, the Leaders Lunch offers an exclusive opportunity for Leader Pass holders to connect with fellow delegates and high-level industry representatives in an engaging social environment.

 

Open to Leader Pass holders




Press Conference
Monday, September 25, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Room 101-102

The Press Conference will bring together influential global and Korean media from within the ICT industry, as well as major newsagencies. It will highlight what to expect during the week, outline the core themes to be debated and illustrate further how ITU Telecom World 2017 is providing the global platform for governments, corporates and SMEs to explore key questions around our smart digital transformation and the global opportunities it offers.

The Press Conference will feature an influential line-up of speakers representing different aspects of ITU Telecom World events, including ITU Secretary-General, top-level representatives from the Host Country, the Republic of Korea, and key event participants.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum1-Day Pass holders




Side Event
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 207

This session brings together city mayors and high-level city officials leading smart city projects around the world to share their experiences and debate the future of urban living supported by emerging smart technologies. Where have current smart city initiatives proved successful, and what lessons have been learnt to date? How can we make cities smart in areas such as infrastructure, mobility, transport and resource allocation? How can we best use technology to improve the lives of citizens by providing good quality education and health services, balancing gender equality in public services and increasing civic involvement in local government? Can emerging technologies such as AI open up new opportunities to understand the real challenges of modern urban life and provide unprecedented, novel solutions?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Side Event
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 206

Bringing together C-level executives from financial institutions, ICT companies providing financial services, financial consultants, fintech hubs and incubators, this session will explore how innovative technologies can accelerate the digital transformation ofthe financial industry and reshape the global finance ecosystem. Which disruptive technologies will flourish, and which are likely to have the greatest future impact on our lives? If the Internet of Things enables machines to trade with machines, how can we create an Internet of Value to ensure the transaction of values, and will this end the role of middleman in the form of financial institutions? Will future currencies such as bitcoin, Etherium, Ripple or Litecoin replace national currencies throughout the world? With the advent of quantum cryptography, will current security protocols in financial services be threatened by super-intelligent quantumcomputers able to unchain blockchain and disrupt data transmission?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Side Event
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 208

Experts in AI will explore cutting-edge AI technologies in-depth, debating their current and future potential impact across all industry and service sectors in terms of capabilities, ethics, privacy and data ownership. How can AI and the data it generates be regulated if ownership is concentrated in the hands of only few companies or individuals? How can data used primarily for advertisingand profit maximization be governed? How can we best prepare the next generation for economic singularity as AI increasingly replaces humans in a range of professions, industry sectors and jobs? What are potential workforce scenarios in the AI era, and should we seriously consider solutions such as basic income provision?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Partner Session
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM, 201-202

Following the success of six previous workshops, the 7th TDD Spectrum Workshop (TDD Spectrum and 5G Technology Workshop) will be jointly hosted by ITU, Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), and China Mobile and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) during ITU Telecom World 2017.

With the rapid development of the TDD industry and the increasing scale of commercialization of TDD networks worldwide, TD-LTE has already provided high-speed networks, diversified innovative applicationsand changed our lives. The advent of 5G will not only bring us unprecedented levels of network performance, but also creative cross-over industry innovations such as automotive, intelligent robots,  AI,  and smart solutions creating a new world.  5Gwill change our societies -  and with the joint effort of the entire industry, 5G is coming closer than ever. At this critical juncture, spectrum requirements and management should be discussed and promoted together with one goal.

This workshop will bring together delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and industry partners to share their viewson global unified planning of TDD spectrum, 5G technologies, trial status, strategies, policy and regulations.

Partner session organized by TDIA.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Exhibition Pass holders




Leadership Summit
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 205

We are living in an increasingly smart world. A world where applications, solutions, products and even entire industries are making innovative use of ICTs to improve the sustainability of our cities and businesses, the efficiency of our services and the quality of our lives. Smart technologies have the potential to radically change the way we live, work and organize our society, transforming everything from transport to electricity supply, financial services, urban planning, local government, health, education and manufacturing. But what will the smart society of the future look like? What have we learnt from the experience of countries and sectors at the cutting edge of this transformation? Can we identify the major stakeholders, the key players and the leading solutions? What is the smart dream & and how do we get there? This opening Leadership Summit session sets the scene for the next four days of Forum debate by exploring different visions of smart societies and identifying how best to turn smart digital transformation into global opportunity.


Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders




Panel Session
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, 101-102

As a critical natural resource for communications, spectrum is a powerful enabler of socio-economic development. But spectrum is also a limited resource, hotly contested by a range of different communications industries, vertical sectors, specialized users and interest groups. Governments and regulators in charge of allocating spectrum on a local and national basis must also consider a complex equation of social and policy factors, in addition to technological developments, strategies for economic growth and intense industry lobbying. The success of smart digital transformation depends to a great extent on the allocation of available spectrum and the viability of collaborative approaches to spectrum sharing. How can meeting consumer demands for mobile services be balanced against the needs of other spectrum users in the broadcasting, satellite or emergency communications sectors? How important is predictability of spectrum availability in accelerating 5G deployment – and how will differing speeds of 5G development in different regions impact on spectrum resources? What is the role of spectrum in enabling IoT and the smart services it supports to flourish and evolve? What models of collaboration, spectrum sharing or co-primary allocation have proved most successful to date? How are countries advancing in the implementation of the outcomes of WRC-15? What issues will be key for WRC-19?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders





Leadership Summit
Monday, September 25, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 205

Smart digital transformation relies on a diverse, interconnected ecosystem of highly-complex, critical ICT implementations. The increasing complexity of ICT, combined with hyper-connectivity and the huge volumes of data generated, opens up a high degree of vulnerability – to malicious attacks, unintentional accidents or damage from natural disaster. Ensuring reliability, continuity of services and user safety in a smart environment is essential. The challenge of providing cyber security, data protection and privacy to reduce risk and increase resilience is key to the success of smart societies. How can we build resilience into smart technologies, systems and cities? What are the major threats of the interconnected world, and how can we anticipate and mitigate them? Is our ever-increasing reliance on ICT reducing our resilience to the extent that critical services are endangered? Could changes to jobs,markets and societies in the smart digital economy have a negative or even dangerous impact? This session will examine the potential risks in our smart future – and how best to counter them.


Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders




Panel Session
Monday, September 25, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, 101-102

The financial services industry plays a crucial role in enabling tech MSMEs. Bankers, fund managers and investors provide much needed access to cash and credit lines required by entrepreneurs to develop their products and services, hire skilled workers and scale their activities. Indeed, regular cash injections provide an essential runway for early stage firms who may be pre-revenue or notyet fully profitable. Lack of access to capital, especially follow-on growth capital, is regularly cited by entrepreneurs in emerging and frontier markets as one of the key barriers to growing their businesses.

This panel will address the considerations made by prospective investors when identifying companies and markets to enter. How can we enable better on access to follow-on fundingin emerging markets? Is country-level (systemic) risk more important than firm specific risk, and how are these assessed? How do investors weigh opportunities, and determine the feasibility of exits in markets where an IPO or an acquisition are less likely? How can leading stakeholders better enable investor confidence, and create a virtuous cycle of investment, growth, exits and re-investment in their domestic ecosystems?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Networking
Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Grand Ballroom

The spectacular Welcome Reception offers entertainment, fine dining and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Exhibition Pass holders


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Plenary Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 103-104-105

5G will play a fundamental role in accelerating digital transformation, with immense potential to disrupt business, industry, society and individual lives. It promises exponential increases in speed, traffic, reliability and coverage, combined with reduced latency and unimaginable flexibility. Seamless operation across multiple hybrid technologies will allow fully-configurable, dynamic networks to support multiple industries, use cases and personalized services. Managing the complexity, administering and orchestrating the network is an enormous challenge. How can we address the key issues of harmonized spectrum to enable investment, standardizationand security? How important is it to establish a level playing field globally? How can cross-sector regulation best be managed? Which industry sectors will lead the 5G revolution – and will video be the killer service driving consumer adoption of 5G?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Passholders





Side Event
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 207

This session brings together AI experts, city mayors and local government officials to share insights and thought-leadership on improving the quality of urban living through AI technologies. As the complexity and criticality of IT networks increases in ever-smarter cities, so does the vulnerability to natural disaster, accident or cyber attack. Can we design cities with built-in resilience? How can AI systems best be deployed in the infrastructure of smart cities? How can we manage the tsunami of data created by smart cities? Are we focusing too much on future cities in the developed world, and how can we move the debate to embrace the needs of smart cities in emerging markets? Can AI help reduce the divide between cities in developing and developed nations?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Networking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Room 205

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the refreshment break between Forum sessions.  




Side Event
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 206

Smart financial services are key to the operations of many aspects of smart cities. This session brings together city mayors andlocal government officials with digital finance experts and leaders to explore how smart digital financial services can enhance thelives of citizens across all areas of smart urban living from smart transportation to smart health, smart homes, smart utilities andsmart public services. What are the barriers to adopting or increasing the use of smart banking in terms of standardization, regulation, security and infrastructure? Where will the greatest impact of fintech and disruptive financial services be felt – and will smart financial services increase inclusivity by bringing more and more of the unbanked into financial systems across smart cities?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Ministerial Roundtable
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 201-202

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to support the transformation of the ICT sector.

 

Speakers of this session will feature some of the ministers attending Telecom this year from the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, People Democratic Republic of Lao, Nigeria, State of Palestine, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, Viet Nam, Cote d'Ivoire

*as of 19.07.2017

Exact list of speakers in each part of the ministerial roundtable sessions will be available closer to the event.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass,Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Panel Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 101-102

Data is the currency of smart digital transformation: from sensors in billions of interconnected objects in the IoT to the connected car, e-health solutions, government services and social media, every aspect of our smart future will rely on data. Big data has already generated big headaches in terms of the cross-country and in-country flow of data, personal privacy and individual and national security. As the smart transformation continues, the amount of data generated will increase exponentially. How can users be sure that future connected devices will work for them, not against them? Could lack of trust and security become a major obstacle in accelerating the digital economy? What are consequences of the commoditization of personal data? Can government, industry and users work together to ensure citizens' rights are respected and privacy preserved?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders





Partner Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 205

Host Country partner session organized by the Republic of Korea. Full session details will be available shortly.




Side Event
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, Room 207

International AI experts and high-level financial leaders will explore the current and potential impact of AI in the financial sector, focusing in particular on the regulatory and security implications. How can RegTech facilitate effective, reliable and efficient regulation compliance in the emerging new financial services market? How should traditional major financial institutions, including leading retail banks, adapt and transform in the face of disruption from new technologies such as blockchain? Will the whole banking process be entirely reshaped by P2P protocol removing the need for banks as third parties in financial transactions – and how should financial institutions react and reposition?

 

Open to Smart ABC Programme participants only.




Ministerial Roundtable
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, 201-202

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to support the use of ICTs in shaping smart industries in sectors such as banking, health, retail or transportation.

 

Speakers of this session will feature some of the ministers attending Telecom this year from the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, People Democratic Republic of Lao, Nigeria, State of Palestine, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, Viet Nam, Cote d'Ivoire

*as of 19.07.2017

Exact list of speakers in each part of the ministerial roundtable sessions will be available closer to the event.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Panel Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, 101-102

Artificial intelligence increasingly enables machines to perform tasks previously thought to rely on human experience and creativity and to move beyond human capacity in analysing the tremendous volumes of data generated by smart technologies. AI-powered research and analysis has huge potential to create value throughout the financial sector, from fund allocation to trading financial assets, wealth management and dealing with regulatory challenges. What are the benefits and challenges of applying AI to financial services to improve accuracy, transparency and efficiency? How can AI help organizations deal with complex and resource-consuming regulatory and compliance issues? Can AI help to ensure that global development funds are allocated effectively, appropriately and efficiently? How can AI analysis provide better insight and guidance on fund allocation, financial trading and distribution in wealth management? What are the ethical, regulatory and security implications of increasing the role of AI in the financial sector? This session will look at how the use of AI and innovative ICT solutions will impact the financial sector.

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Partner Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, 103-104-105

This Nigeria Investment Session will showcase the abounding opportunities for investment in the country, providing a platform for interactions between representatives of the Nigerian government, key industry players in Nigeria’s ICT and telecom sector, SMEs and innovators, and investors.

Featuring a line-up of brilliant panelists playing key roles across the industry in Nigeria from government, regulatory bodies and indigenous and foreign companies, discussions will highlight progress in meeting the goalsof the National Broadband plan, strategies to deepen connectivity and flagship programmes to drive ICT development in Nigeria.




Partner Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 205

Host Country partner session organized by the Republic of Korea. Full session details will be available shortly.




Networking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM, Room 205

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the refreshment break between Forum sessions.  




Ministerial Roundtable
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, 201-202

Bringing together ministers from around the world, the Ministerial Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to share national experiences and best practices in advancing smart digital transformation. The Ministerial Roundtable provides a global platform to highlight opportunities for partnership and investment in local markets, as well as key challenges to development which could be met by collaboration within the international community. Each roundtable will be composed of 10 ministers of telecommunications/ICTs, who will join this moderated debate.

This session of the Ministerial Roundtable will focus on the actions taken by the public sector to ensure that smart digital transformation benefits citizens, addressing the major risks linked with technology disruption.

 

Speakers of this session will feature some of the ministers attending Telecom this year from the following countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Greece, Guyana, People Democratic Republic of Lao, Nigeria, State of Palestine, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu, Viet Nam, Cote d'Ivoire

*as of 19.07.2017

Exact list of speakers in each part of the ministerial roundtable sessions will beavailable closer to the event.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Panel Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, 101-102

Using smart technologies to improve the quality of life, efficiency of services and management of resources and infrastructure in our cities is ever-more critical: 54% of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, a figure set to rise to 66% by 2050. Meeting the social, economic and environmental needs of present and future urban generations involves a complex smart city ecosystem embracing multiple sectors such as transport, logistics, health, government services and education. The operational key to this ecosystem is smart banking, enabling secure, safe, easy and inclusive digital financial transactions. Moving beyond traditional banking is the approaching “internet of value”, where IoT will increasingly enable direct machine-to-machine transactions, cutting out the human middleman – your car will pay directly for fuel, your television for films, your watch for theatre tickets or drinks at the bar. What is the role of smart banking in the smart city ecosystem, today and in the future? How can we build networks to ensure safe, reliable and inclusive machine-to-machine transactions? How important are quality of service, reliability, interoperability and standards in establishing consumer and business trust? How will the stakeholders in smart city banking,from government to telcos, financial institutions and regulators, need to reposition and collaborate – and what is the potential impact for society?

Session part of ITU-T’s Smart ABC Programme

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Partner Session
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 205

Host Country partner session organized by the Republic of Korea. Full session details will be available shortly.




Networking
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, LeaderSpace
An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views during the exclusive Happy Hour networking activity in the centralLeaderSpace.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Plenary Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 101-102

Telecom operators throughout the world are transforming their operations in the face of ever-increasing competition from new players with radically different business models, cultures and regulatory requirements. Their international nature and cross-border activities allow many new entrants to the ICT ecosystem to operate on a different playing field to telcos, subject as they are to tight industry regulation and government fiscal measures. Next-generation networks, whether fixed or wireless, are essential to smart digital transformation, but also require enormous investment. What options exist for operators to maximize the value and revenue from investment in infrastructure? How can regulatory approaches adapt to the new reality and allow telcos to innovate in an increasingly competitive market? Does government have a further role to playing in fostering operator innovation? What are the key experiences of operators and regulators to date – and why is regulation increasingly difficult?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders





Panel Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 201-202

Partner session organized with Huawei. Full session details will be available shortly.




Panel Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 101-102

Online platforms are a critical element of the digital economy, revolutionizing access to information and playing a vital role in creating or energizing markets, innovating services and increasing both consumer choice and industry competitiveness. Online platforms such as advertising sites, marketplaces, search engines, social media, payment systems and communication services facilitate interaction between businesses, consumers and even administrations in our digital society. But issues arise over how user data is collected and made use of, as well as the fairness of B2B relations between online platforms and their suppliers, and the role of platforms in tackling illegal content online. What policy responses are necessary or practical to ensure a level playing field for comparable digital services? How can governments and regulators protect customers and secure their personal data? What can be done to encourage open, innovative, data-driven markets whilst at the same time fostering trust and transparency in the use of online platforms?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Partner Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 201-202

Partner session organized by Huawei. Full session details will be available shortly.




Panel Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 201-202

In recent years there has been significant progress in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) technology made possible by tremendous advances in associated fields such as big data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing, among others. AI is already being tested in proactive tools and applications in a wide range of areas including computer science, finance, business analytics, customer service, transportation and healthcare. AI also has the potential to play a major role in driving inclusive sustainable economic development and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Fulfilling this potential is dependent upon international recognition and collaboration to invest in cutting-edge research, promoting AI-based tools to directly address the most pressing challenges of the SDGs, and scaling proven solutions to define a common agenda for highest priority investment. How can we best capitalize on the potential advantages of these research findings, tools and solutions? How exactly does AI affecteconomic growth and development? What are most effective metrics to measure economic impact in the different contexts of developedand developing markets?
This year’s edition of the ICT Economic and Industry Expert Roundtable on the “Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence” aims to address these questions by providing an analysis of the global economic impact of AI aswell as potential measurement methodologies or models.

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Panel Session
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM, 101-102
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Plenary Session
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 201-202

Digital literacy is a critical element of smart digital transformation. Without the ability to use ICT solutions and applications, global citizens remain excluded from the digital economy and the opportunities it presents for employment, empowerment and social benefit. As digital technologies expand across all areas of industry and society, the current shortage of ICT skills in the global workforce is growing, limiting access to existing and future roles in all sectors. Reducing the e-skills gap is essential to enable as many people as possible to take advantage of digital transformation and open the doors to opportunity. What approaches are successful to bridging the e-skills gap? How can digital literacy contribute to socio-economic inclusion? What form should digital skills training take – what should be taught, by whom and to whom? How can government and industry work together to increase capacity? AI may be responsible for massive changes in the current job market, but can it also be key to accelerating e-skills throughout the world?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders




Panel Session
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, 101-102

Meeting the ICT sector’s ambitious goal of connecting the next 1.5 billion world citizens by 2020 calls for innovative approaches to universal access, including new technologies, new business models and new public-private-civic sector partnerships. But connectivity alone is not enough. To drive broadband adoption with all the associated socio-economic benefits it brings, we need to focus explicitly on creating demand. Content must be in local languages and relevant to local contexts and communities. Compelling services and applications in areas such as banking, health, education and entertainment is key. Digital inclusion can only be effective and meaningful when there is awareness of the benefits of connectivity, the skills and confidence to exploit it, and affordable, attractive content. What progress is being made towards meaningful connectivity, and what stumbling blocks are emerging? How can we reach the marginalized groups that are disproportionately unconnected, the rural, low-income, illiterate, elderly and female? Can improving access to public services drive demand? What training and education programmes have proved successful? Are affordability, bandwidth and awareness as important as local content creation?

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass and Forum 1-Day Pass holders





Networking
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, 107-108-109-110

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Exhibition Pass holders




Networking
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM, Grand Ballroom

The Farewell Reception brings the four days of ITU Telecom World 2017 to a close with music and entertainment to accompany the formal goodbye to all delegates and guests. 

 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, Forum 1-Day Pass and Exhibition Pass holders