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ICT & Economic Growth

ICT.6 : Mobile services and economic growth
Thursday, 08 October 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room F

Mobile networks have become the networks of choice globally, especially in emerging economies and, in many ways have replaced traditional fixed networks. Mobile services have stimulated economic activity, enabled innovation, and improved people's lives. Mobile Internet may well be the way billions of people, especially in emerging countries, will connect to and experience broadband connectivity. This session will examine the necessary enablers and potential barriers to the full and rapid development of the mobile Internet as a platform for sustainable economic growth.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What is the link between mobile services and economic growth? - What are appropriate business models for mobile services in emerging countries? - What are key necessary enablers of next generation mobile services? - What is the right balance between market and government in the development of new mobile services? - What are potential barriers to the development of new mobile services and the mobile Internet?

* Mr Marko Jagodic Jr., Director - Service Network, Mobitel d.d., Slovenia

* Mr Fan Zhang, Vice President, China United Network Communications Corporation, China
* Dr Michael Waidner, CTO Security & Chair, Security Architecture Board, IBM Corporation, United States
* Mr Nick Hughes, Partner, Signal Point, United Kingdom
* Mr Igor Milashevskiy, Founder & Board Chairman, Intervale Group, Russian Federation
* Mr Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva Technologies Limited, India
* Prof. Takeshi Natsuno, Professor, KEIO University & Father of Mobile Web Services, Japan