The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with other organizations and UN agencies, are organizing a series of webinars on “Digital Transformation” running from September 2021.

This Webinar Series forms an ideal vehicle for investigating the expanding role of digital transformation in driving innovation, sustainable growth and inclusion as well as responding to crisis situations. With the pandemic accelerating the adoption of digital technologies in both public and private sectors, it is pertinent that the world at large revaluates its smart strategies in order to connect to the new priorities while limiting their exposure to recurring global challenges.

These webinars discuss topics related to cross-sectoral digital transformation and related standardization activities. The goal of this webinar series is to increase the collaboration with global stakeholders and it also aims to bring new knowledge which may contribute to ITU-T standardization activities in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

This Webinar Series will also be a channel to present to the community, the outcomes of the various ITU-T Study Groups including ITU-T Study Group 20, among others.

Certificates of participation will be provided on request to attendees after each Webinar.

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Upcoming Episodes

Past Episodes (2023)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

14 March 2023

Episode #22: Digital water in smart sustainable cities

Co-organizers: ITU, WMO and UN Water

Time: 14:00 – 15:10 CET

17 February 2023

Episode #21: Digital Agriculture: Driving Digital Transformation for Food Security

Co-organizers: ITU, FAO and ISO

Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Past Episodes (2022)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

7 December 2022

Episode 20: A one-of-a-kind platform for digital transformation: the U4SSC Austrian Country Hub

Co-organizers: ITU and U4SSC Austrian Country Hub​

Time: 14:30 – 15:30 CET

7 December 2022

Episode 19: Tourism in smart cities: Reimagining the road to digital tourism

Co-organizers: ITU, UNWTO and UNE

Time: 13:00 – 14:00 CET

Past Episodes (2021)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

Read the Key Highlights from the 2021 Webinar Series on Digital Transformation for Cities and Communities in the Outcome Document Here.

6 December 2021

Episode 9: Addressing the Security Risks of Digital Transformation on IoT

Co-organizers: ITU-T Study Group 20 and Study Group 17

18 November 2022

Episode 8: Network capabilities and emerging technologies to support IoT-enabled verticals​​

Co-organizers: ITU, CICT, China Mobile, China Unicom, EADN, Huawei, OKI and Tencent​

​2 November 2022

Episode 7: Crowdsourced Systems: A people-led paradigm

Co-organizers: ITU and Bournemouth University​

1 November 2021

Episode 6:
Smart City Platforms​

Co-organizers: ITU, CICT, ETRI and UNE

24 September 2022

Episode 5: Smart sustainable cities maturity model and impact assessment

Co-organizers: ITU and Austrian Economics Center

14 September 2022

Episode 2: IoT-based automotive emergency response system​​ ​

Organizer: ITU

​8 September 2022

Episode 1:
Digital twins in cities

Co-organizers: ITU, IEC and ISO

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the panelists and do not reflect the official policy or position of the ITU.​​​​​​​