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ITU Asia-Pacific CoE Program on "Developing the ICT ecosystem to harness Internet of Things"

​​​13-15 December 2016, Bangkok, Thailand​​​


The ITU Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence (ITU ASP CoE) Training Programme on "Developing the ICT ecosystem to harness Internet-of-Things” for the Asia-Pacific Region will be conducted from 13 to 15 December 2016. 

This training is organized jointly by the ITU, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (Thailand) as part of the Policy and Regulation Programme under the auspices of the ITU ASP COE.The training will be delivered in English at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand. 

This programme aims to:​
- provide an overview on the ICT ecosystem and enabling environment to foster Internet of Things (including technology, standards, cross-sectoral policy and regulatory frameworks, and applications) deployment
- build skills for ICT policy makers, regulators, telecom operators, and academia required to develop IoT Strategies.
- demonstrate how to make practical use of IOTs and associated technologies (Big data, Analytics etc.) using hands-on exercises.Detailed information on this training is described in the training outline.

This training is targeted at managers, engineers and staff from regulators, policy makers, telecom operators and academia, who are interested in IoT related issues. 

Registration for this program should be made online no later than 5 December 2016.

The training is available free of charge with the kind support of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (Thailand) and the NBTC (Thailand).



Invitation letter
Training Outline and Draft Agenda
Information for participants

ITU References

ITU-T Study Group 20​​


Venue: Eastin Grand, Sathorn, Bangkok
RegistrationClick here to register

ITU: Mr. Ashish Narayan (ashish.narayan[at]
NBTC: Ms. Sasimon Perunavin
MDE: Ms. Tharinee Limpibunterng (thalimne[at] 

Day 1, 13 December

0900-0915: Opening Session

Mr. Ioane Koroivu​ki, Regional  Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia-Pacific

Mr. Virasak Kittivat, Principal Advisor for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Thailand

Mr. Takorn Tantasith,Secretary-General, ​National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand

​SESSION 1: Internet of Things (IoT) – A technical overview of the ecosystem

Dr. Marco Zennaro, ITU Expert

Dr. Shane He, Rapporteur, ITU-T SG20 Q3 and Senior Specialist IoT, Nokia
[Presentation 1] [Presentation 2]

SESSION 2: Internet of Things – Policy and regulatory enablers

Mr. Guillaume Mascot, Director, Asia-Pacific, Government Relations, Nokia

Mr. Ashish Narayan, Programme Coordinator, ITU [Presentation​​]

SESSION 3: IoT: Application and services

Dr. Marco Zennaro, ITU Expert
[Presentat​ion 1] [Presentation 2]​

Session 4: Introduction to Working Group Exercise


[IoT WG Exercise Template]

Day 2 and Day 3, 14-15 December

Day 2 (14 December)

​SESSION 5 and SESSION 6: IoT Technical planning: Network planning, big data and analytics

Prof. Sami Tabbane, ITU Expert

SESSION 7 and SESSION 8: Working Group Exercise

Quiz 1

Day 3 (15 December)

SESSION 9 and SESSION 10:IoT: Solutions and deployment experiences

Dr. Liu Yang, CAICT, China

Mr. Shivcharan Singh, MeiTY, India

Mr. Richard Gyimesi, Regional Sales Executive APAC, Telenor Connexion​

Mr. Fang Yi, Chief Product Manager of  Cloud Core Network Solution, Huawei ​

 SESSION 11 and SESSION 12: Working Group  Presentation

 SESSION 13: Tying it all together