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ITU Workshop on ICT Innovations in emerging economies
Geneva, Switzerland, 18 September 2013


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

09:00 – 09:30


Policy Track​ ​
​09:30 - 10:00

​Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:30​

Session 1: Role of Standardization on Innovation Ecosystems

Successful standards fulfill a definite need in the telecommunication and information markets. However, they also do allow innovations to be accomplished in a standard manner. Two important aspects: extensibility and inter-operability between different innovations; have its definite impact on the final adoption of such innovations by the end users. To foster efficient collaboration between the different stakeholders, a standards development organization might be necessary to achieve those aspects. Additionally, standardization offers a definite economy of scale pushing potential costs down and leading to a foreseen new revenue streams. This session will tackle the potential role of standardization on the whole innovation ecosystems.​ 

​11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break

​11:45 - 12:45

Session 2: Balancing Closed and Open Innovation Strategies

Open innovation is creating a new revolutionary perspective in business strategies. Traditional business strategies focused on developing rival positions against competitors and other market dynamics; which usually contradicted with openness. However some industries are experimenting with novel business models that reap from a global creativity  momentum by employing open innovation strategies. This session investigates the correct the appropriate balance between closed and open innovation; in addition to the latter’s relationship with standardization activities.

​12:45 - 14:00


Technology Track​ ​
​14:00 - 16:00

Session 3: New Emerging Innovations

New emerging innovations are arising every day. This session presents the state of the art technology\service innovations that occur at every layer of the supply chain. The innovations are presented with a potential focus on its readiness for standardization.

​16:00 - 16:15

Coffee Break

Innovation Socio-Economic Show Cases
​16:15 - 17:15

Session 4: ICT Innovations for Emerging Markets with a Focus on FG Innovation Repository

Innovations are spurring in different parts of the world. This session illustrates the successful show cases of innovations which have socio-economic impacts on societies which specific references to the FG Innovation Repository. 

Closing​ ​
​17:15 - 17:45

Closing remarks and outcomes of workshop

 *To be confirmed