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BDT Director’s Corner

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doreen Bogdan-Martin: BDT Director

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doreen Bogdan-Martin was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau on the 1st of November 2018.  She took office on the 1st of January 2019.​
Ms Bogdan-Martin is a strategic leader with 30 years of high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations. ​She has a long history of success in policy and strategy development, analysis and execution.

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Geneva, Switzerland, 31 July 2019
CANTO2019: Collaboration for inclusive digital transformation
I attended the 35th Annual CANTO meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad, under the theme “Transitioning to a Digital Region – Opportunities and Challenges”. Over 500 participants including ministers, regulators and the private sector attended the conference.
Geneva, Switzerland, 30 July 2019
GSR-19: Unlocking the full potential of digital technologies

The ITU Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) took place in Port Vila, Vanuatu, from 9-12 July.

Regulators from around the world identified and endorsed a set of regulatory Best Practice Guidelines to fast forward digital connectivity and allow people everywhere to benefit from digital transformation and participate in today's digital economy.

Geneva, Switzerland, 12 June 2019
Girls in ICT Day 2019
​​On 25 April, the world celebrated International Girls in ICT Day! Thanks to all the colleagues from the regional and areas offices for organizing fantastic events.
Geneva, Switzerland, 07 June 2019
For young women in tech, the power of reaching for the stars
​I had an hour-long, informal fireside chat with Anousheh Ansari in front of a packed room at Geneva's Graduate Institute. During our discussion, I was impressed by her enthusiasm, her indomitable spirit, and her commitment to finding new ways to use technology to solve the world's problems.​
Geneva, Switzerland, 04 June 2019
Why this year's Global Symposium for Regulators is more important than ever
​​In the nearly 20 years since I helped set up the very first Global Symposium for Regulators, held in Geneva in the year 2000, the GSR has gone from strength to strength to become the pre-eminent global meeting of the ICT regulatory community. Since its inception, the GSR has encouraged robust discussion and the frank exchange of views.