|WTDC17  Side Event: Lightning Session on Satellite and the SDGs Making a Difference (EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA)), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 09/October/2017 12:35-13:00||88|
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The UN SDGs set a clear vision for the future. A world of equal opportunities; a world that is taken care of; a world of inclusion and partnerships. No single solution holds the key. Success will be defined by more people being connected; more collaboration; more solutions being deployed where needed. All stakeholders have a role to play and no person, country or technology should be left out. Satellite operators contribute to many of the 2030 objectives, making the world a better place by giving people and organizations access to the modern, digital world.
Ethan Lucarelli, Global Network and Services Policy at ESOA is Director of Regulatory & Public Policy at Inmarsat, where he develops and implements company policy advocacy efforts in domestic and international fora focusing on emerging technologies, intergovernmental organizations, and sustainable development. He also assists in legal and compliance efforts related to communications regulatory obligations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Lucarelli is also an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School, where he teaches courses in Telecommunications Law and Scholarly writing. Previously, he was an attorney in the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology group at Washington, DC law firm Wiley Rein LLP. Mr. Lucarelli earned his J.D. with highest honors from GW Law and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Illinois.|
Natalia Vicente is Head of Public Affairs at the ESOA. Her role is to maintain relationships with key public and private sector stakeholders and decision-makers. Natalia is responsible for evaluating policy developments at the European Union and Member State level as well as for formulating of the Association’s positions, in the area of digital policies, spectrum management, access to broadband, broadcasting, UHDTV and emergency communications.|
Before joining ESOA, Natalia worked for the European Telecommunications Network Operator´s (ETNO) as Public and Regulatory Affairs Officer. She started her career in Brussels working with Telefonica and Telecom Italia. During her professional experience she has also helped building a startup. She holds an MBA and graduated in Law in Spain.
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Lightning Session on Argentinian Modernization Plan (Ministry of Modernization), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 09/October/2017 17:30-17:50||96|
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Andrés Horacio Ibarra
He was born in Argentina in March 1957, he is married and has four children.
Andrés Ibarra was appointed the Minister of National Modernization in December 2015. Previously, he had been serving as the Minister of Modernization for the City of Buenos Aires since 2011, as well as the Secretary of Human Resources for the Ministry of the Treasury. Before that, he served as a Deputy Secretary of Education for the City Government’s Ministry of Education.
Some of his finest work has been during his tenure as General Manager of the Boca Juniors Football Club, Corporate Commercial Director and Marketing Director of the Argentinian Postal “Correo Argentino S.A.,” and Financial, Commercial and Human Resources Director at motorways company “Autopistas del Sol.”
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Economics, he graduated from Stanford University with a postgraduate degree in the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. He has developed programs as a professor at the Catholic University of Argentina, giving lectures both around the country and abroad. Together with President Mauricio Macri, he authored the books “Pasión y Gestión” and “Buenos Aires para los Argentinos, Ciudad Inteligente que Construye Futuro.” The latter reflects the modernization process of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.
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|WTDC17  Side Event: WTDC Women’s Breakfast (by invitation only), FOYER BUEN AIRE 2nd floor : 10/October/2017 08:00-09:15||6|
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Globally, there are fewer women studying and working in careers requiring advanced digital skills. However, many jobs requiring advanced digital skills go unfilled because employers cannot find staff with the requisite skills. To address this issue, BDT has led the International Girls in ICT Day Campaign agreed by ITU Member States in 2010 in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Busan, Rev. 2014). This growing global campaign has reached 300,000 girls and young women in 166 countries worldwide since it was launched. Since that time, as the digital economy takes hold around the world, a number of countries have begun implementing year-round programmes and activities to prepare more young women and girls for ICT studies and careers, effectively making every day Girls in ICT Day. This includes programmes designed to teach girls and young women skills such as mobile app development, how to participate in national pitching contests and provide much-needed mentoring by women role models.
ITU and ILO have also launched the
Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth (www.itu.int/digitalskills) campaign with the ambitious target of training 5 million young men and women around the world with job-ready digital skills. The campaign, launched at the 2017 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, seeks to incentivize stakeholders to train young women and men for the growing number of jobs requiring advanced digital skills and thereby advance digital economies and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The WTDC-17 Women's Breakfast will showcase initiatives and share experiences on facilitating digital skills and job creation opportunities for women and girls. These include steps ITU and its members are taking that are making every day Girls in ICT Day as well as digital skills training programmes and job placement services for young women in support of the
Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth campaign. These initiatives aim to contribute to achieving SDG 5 as well as support ICT sector development as a whole. Join us and ride the wave to a bright future for women and girls empowered with digital economy skills.
The side event, which will be conducted Davos style, will conclude with an opportunity for interested stakeholders to pitch their project proposals to prepare more women for careers in the digital economy.
For more information see Digital Inclusion Events to WTDC-17
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Digital Skills for Youth Employment in the Digital Economy, PACARA 5th floor : 11/October/2017 12:35-13:30||26|
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Digital skills are recognized as one of the key building blocks for creating the digital economy, along with connectivity, security, trust and innovation. According to the OECD, digital skills, especially high-level skills, "enable innovation in a digital economy to flourish . . . [and] support the infrastructure that firms, governments, commerce and users rely on." That's why a growing number of countries and organizations have included digital skills training as part of their overall strategy to grow their national digital economies.
Digital skills also lead to job creation and higher pay. Globally, some 10 million jobs requiring advanced digital/ICT skills, such as big data, coding, cybersecurity, Internet of Things and mobile app development, are going unfilled because employers cannot find staff with the requisite skills. Jobs requiring advanced digital skills also generally pay much more than jobs requiring no or only basic digital skills. Governments and a range of stakeholders can equip young people with highly demanded digital skills to ensure that they benefit from these employment opportunities and thereby create an inclusive digital economy and society. The good news is that many training programmes on digital skills already exist which can be leveraged by governments seeking to develop their own national plans. In addition, coding bootcamps, which rapidly train young people to code and support their job placement have emerged as one solution to fill the digital skills talent gap.
The importance of promoting digital skills for youth employment has been recognized by ITU Member States, the European Commission in its Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth (Global Initiative), launched by ILO, ITU and twenty other United Nations agencies. To further the Global Initiative, ITU and ILO have launched the Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth (www.itu.int/digitalskills) campaign to train 5 million youth worldwide with job-ready digital skills. This work contributes to achieving SDG 8 and supports employers across a range of industries to fill their growing talent gap.
This session will explore the latest trends in digital skills for youth employment in the digital economy. It will also highlight the role of ITU in promoting digital skills for youth employment globally and share the latest developments from ITU Members, the European Commission, the Global Initiative and the joint ILO – ITU Digital Skills for Decent Jobs Campaign.
For more information see Digital Inclusion Events to WTDC-17
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Academia④SDGs: from research to innovative solutions to accelerate sustainable development, PACARA 5th floor : 12/October/2017 12:35-13:30||91|
|Show||https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Membership/Documents/events/2017/WTDC/Academia_Agenda.pdf||WTDC17||84||Side Event: Academia④SDGs: from research to innovative solutions to accelerate sustainable development||1255||[Description]||[Description]||No||No|
The objective of this side event is to showcase existing
and new pilot ITU-D platforms for Academia engagement and other
Academia-led projects and initiatives in ICT④SDGs. It will also
provide an opportunity for all academia members to discuss the possible
ways to strengthen the involvement of academia in the future implementation
of ICT④SDGs related projects and initiatives. Stakeholders will be
encouraged to pitch their proposals for new actions and to announce new
agreements supporting engagement of academia in the ICT④SDGs
Within the diversity of players in the converged ICT ecosystem there is
growing recognition of the importance of bringing academic wealth of
knowledge and scientific expertise to public-private debates and
partnerships. Academia fosters innovative and sustainable solutions by
providing a space where talent, research and technology come together to
solve the world's most pressing problems.
Today ITU has a large involvement of Academia and research institutions. As
the portfolio of Academia members continues to grow, various types of
collaborative platforms or products such as the ITU Academy, the ITU
Journal, and various development projects are being explored with the
active engagement of Academia members and partners. Recently, the ITU
Telecommunication Development Sector has been carrying out a joint research
with renowned experts from the academic community to develop an impact
study for SDGs, where ICT-centric innovation can foster economic and
inclusive growth and job creation.
Furthermore, Argentina has been a key ITU partner is fostering the
involvement of over 20 national academic institutions in the work of the
ITU, aiming to encourage information sharing and cooperative relationships
between universities and their associated research establishments and
manufacturers, operators and public authorities from ITU's Member States.
: Andrea Maia (firstname.lastname@example.org
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|WTDC17  Side Event : Digital Economy : Accelerating digital transformation through innovation, PACARA 5th floor : 13/October/2017 08:00-08:50||35|
|Show||WTDC17||41||Side Event : Digital Economy : Accelerating digital transformation through innovation||1285||[Description]||[Description]||No||No|
The objective of this side event is to provide
opportunities to bring together multi-stakeholders to discuss digital
innovation frameworks leading towards a common agenda to foster innovation
through public service stakeholders, startups, and SMEs. Stakeholders will
be briefed on the growing digital innovation divide, common challenges facing entrepreneurs and possible solutions to
support them. The side event will also feature flagship projects contributing to a common agenda: this
includes a discussion about key projects based on holistic digital
innovation frameworks that foster vibrant digital ecosystems. Furthermore,
this side event will provide an opportunity to discuss the requirements needed to bridge the innovation divide:
resource owners and projects owners will discuss their vision and
mechanisms to develop a common resource agenda.
ITU innovation research has shown that there is a growing digital
innovation divide among countries, and that resources are urgently needed
to help foster and catalyze dynamic ICT ecosystems that can ensure
sustainable development. To bridge this divide, entrepreneurs need to be
supported in their journey to transform their economies. Entrepreneurs
stimulate innovation because they build companies to deliver novel
solutions. They participate in all stages of the innovation life cycle from
conception to implementation. Entrepreneurs can be leaders and champions in
The private sector, and in particular entrepreneurs, need to be seen as the
centre of innovation. Cultivating an innovative, entrepreneurial culture
involves sharing key values such as risk-taking, an appreciation for
failure, and a willingness to iterate and learn. Developing supportive
policies and regulations can provide fertile ground for the efforts of
entrepreneurs and innovators, while poorly developed policies can stifle
innovation. Without fostering entrepreneurship, especially through digital
innovation, countries cannot create solutions to their unique problems.
Innovation was identified as a priority at the World Telecommunication
Development Conference (WTDC-14) and at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference
in 2014. The main objectives are to strengthen the membership's
capabilities to integrate ICT innovation in their national development
agendas, and to promote a culture of innovation. Innovation is highlighted
in Goal 9 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Build resilient
infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and
Since WTDC-14, and through the ITU-D Global Innovation Platform, BDT has
been bringing together policymakers, academics, entrepreneurs, finance
stakeholders, and technology champions to accelerate innovation at the
national, regional and global scales. This side event aims to provide a one
stop-shop platform for connecting, co-creating opportunities, collaborating
and sharing knowledge and best practices
and advocating for innovation capacity flagship projects
programs to help countries accelerate digital transformation
Mohamed Ba (email@example.com)
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Emergency Telecommunications (13 October is International Day for Disaster Reduction), PACARA 5th floor : 13/October/2017 12:05-12:50||34|
|Show||WTDC17||40||Side Event: Emergency Telecommunications (13 October is International Day for Disaster Reduction)||1310||[Description]||[Description]||No||No|
The objective of this event is to showcase the work of
ITU-D in the area of emergency telecommunication deployment and its close
cooperation with public and private sector partners, on the occasion of the
International Day for Disaster Reduction.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) play an important role in
facilitating the flow of vital information in a timely manner when
disasters strike. Information is critical for government agencies and
humanitarian actors for decision making processes, as well as for rapid
response during emergencies. ITU-D plays an important role in ensuring that
its Member States benefit from the huge opportunities that ICTs deliver for
disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.
Supported by many partners, it delivers ICTs for development across all
phases of disaster management, and ITU-D's work is multi-hazard,
multi-technology, and multi-stakeholder.
October 13th is the International Day for Disaster Reduction and
this event would mark this day by providing an opportunity to showcase the
work of ITU-D in the area of emergency telecommunication deployment and its
close cooperation with public and private sector partners. It will present
the work of Members States and Sector Members to highlight the role of ICTs
in disaster management, the importance of ICTs for early warning and
monitoring systems, and new technological developments and tools used for
monitoring, early warning and to respond and restore communication networks
when disasters strike.
: Vanessa Gray ( Vanessa.firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Cybersecurity, PACARA 5th floor : 16/October/2017 12:35-13:30||48|
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The objective of this side event is to discuss the work of
ITU-D and BDT and showcase some BDT cybersecurity related flagship
initiatives (e.g. the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), the National
Cybersecurity Strategy project (NCS), among others), in order to collect
views and inputs from the membership, so to improve BDT service delivery
for the benefit of the Member States.
National Cybersecurity Strategy
BDT is currently leading the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) project,
a multi-stakeholder effort aimed at harmonizing existing guides, toolkits
and publications on National Cybersecurity Strategies into a internally
recognized, co-authored, co-branded product that would constitute a one
stop shop for governments and any interested institution engaged in
elaborating and developing cybersecurity strategies and policies at the
Global Cybersecurity Index
The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that
measures the commitment of countries to cybersecurity. Cybersecurity has a
wide field of applications that cuts across many industries and sectors.
Each country's level of development will therefore be analyzed within five
categories: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures,
Capacity Building and Cooperation.
Marco Obiso ( email@example.com)
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|WTDC17  Side Event: Lightning Session on UNESCO harnessing ICT4SDG towards knowledge societies (UNESCO), PACIFICO 2nd basement : 16/October/2017 17:35-18:00||52|
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UNESCO is engaged in significant work using ICTs to advance SDG 16 which includes “public access to information and fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements”. UNESCO sees this as relevant to all SDGs, which is the message publicized on 28 September, which UNESCO has recognized as International Day for the Universal Access to Information. Amongst UNESCO’s partnerships connecting ICT to advancing knowledge societies for sustainable development, has been a MOOC that has provided training on freedom of expression standards in the digital age for 5000 representatives of judicial systems in Latin America. Another experimental MOOC has raised Media & Information Literacy levels amongst 500 youth worldwide. WTCD-17 participants are invited to hear more about such initiatives which leverage UNESCO’s mandate and strengths in ICT4SDG.
UNESCO Communication and Information Adviser for Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and Chile. He is also Regional Coordinator of the UNESCO Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Freedom of Expression in judicial systems in Latin America. Regional Secretary of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO
Coordinator of the Women's Rights Programme, Association for Progressive Communications, in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is a journalist and expert on women and media, gender and ICT issues and policies, and also Editor of the portal Genderit.org in Spanish, on gender, technology and internet policies
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|WTDC17  Side Event: E-Health : ICT for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), PACARA 5th floor : 17/October/2017 12:35-13:30||56|
|Show||WTDC17||58||Side Event: E-Health : ICT for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)||1490||[Description]||[Description]||No||No|
The objective of this side event is to raise awareness on
the role of ICTs in achieving greater equity in accessing health services
irrespective of socioeconomic status and without incurring financial
hardship on people in pursuit and in the spirit of the Sustainable
Development Goals. More importantly, it will emphasize what is required
from the ICT sector to achieve this in terms of cost, technology
appropriateness, scalability and sustainability. This event will identify
the key requirements to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. It
will discuss the role of the ICT sector (public and private sectors) in
contributing to the achievement of the UHC. It will also provide examples
of best practices, experiences and lessons learned where ICT made a
concrete progress towards UHC.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that all UN Member States
have agreed to try to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. This
includes financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care
services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential
medicines and vaccines for all. UHC calls for an inclusive society where no
one is left behind. The principles and objectives of UHC are very much in
line with the principles and objectives of "Universal Telecommunication
Services Obligation" that has been historically adopted by telecom
Those principles and strategies strive to provide widespread and
non-discriminatory access to quality ICT services at affordable prices to
people in rural and remote areas so that the benefits of inclusive growth
reach everyone bringing rapid socio-economic development and improved
standards of living. Universal Telecommunication Services is thus a key
enabler for Universal Health coverage.
Hani Eskandar ( firstname.lastname@example.org); Contact
in Argentina: Marco Obiso ( email@example.com)
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