Engaging academia in standardization for a sustainable future
Bangkok, Thailand, 17 November 2016
Room Jupiter 12-13 at
IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd.
Alessia Magliarditi at ITU
08:30 - 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 - 10:15||Opening remarks and welcome|
|10:15 - 10:20||
The introduction set the roundtable rules and objectives. Each roundtable was introduced by a few brief presentations covering the subject matter from different perspectives to set the scene and prepare for debate. Most of the work was then conducted through roundtable discussions mixing university professors, standards leaders and representatives from industry. This offered the opportunity to confront experiences and to discuss various aspects of cooperation that could bring value to each of the parties.
|10:20 - 10:45||Coffee break|
|10:45 - 12:15||Roundtable 1: Collaboration among academia, industry, and global standards organizations to develop international standards for a sustainable future.|
This Roundtable offered an opportunity to share information on existing programmes in standardization and promote the dialogue between academic institutions and the international standards community, to raise awareness and foster cooperation and possible joint initiatives.
Daniele Gerundino, Director, ISO Academy
- Would cooperation with standards organizations help access data relevant to academic research? Can standards organizations' networks facilitate access to resources to support academic research?
- Would cooperation with standards organizations facilitate the design/implementation of new standardization courses matching the needs of specific groups of employers (companies participating in standards development)?
- How can academia contribute to standards setting and help shape the world of standards covering areas of common interest?
- How can contributions from academics to the development of international standards be encouraged (e.g. publishing on qualified journals the results of research and studies injecting knowledge in the standards development process)?
|12:15 - 13:15||
|13:15 - 14:30||Roundtable 2: Gender dimension in international standardization|
This Roundtable discussed the added value of a gender balanced participation in the world of standardization and identified ways to advance women’s empowerment in technical and standards careers.
Chair: Tim Unwin, Emeritus Professor,
Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom, and UNESCO Chair in ICT for Development
Sammia C. Poveda, Research Fellow, United Nations University Computing and Society
Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director of Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, China
- Suthinee Leelahemaratana, Cisco, Thailand [Presentation]
- Donna Bethea Murphy, Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory, Inmarsat Plc., United Kingdom
- How to foster gender diversity in the world of ICT standardization and measure progress?
- How to empower women in technical and standards careers?
- How to promote an inclusive culture in universities and workplaces?
- How to improve recruitment and retention strategies of qualified women?
- How to increase the number of qualified women in leadership positions?
- Does gender inclusiveness in standards development have an impact on the development of standards for social good?
|14:30 - 14:45||Coffee break|
|14:45 - 16:00||Roundtable 3: Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate sustainable development|
This Roundtable discussed possible approaches that could foster synergies between academic and standards communities for the future developments of IoT technologies and applications in support of sustainable development.
Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
- In what manner will IoT-based standards help urban areas transition into smart sustainable cities?
- In what ways will IoT standards help establish a circular economy?
- How can IoT-based standards transform society and business to improve the overall quality of life of citizens?
- How can standards for IoT empower persons with disabilities and lower socio-economic groups?
- What role can IoT-based standards play in the attainment of global targets and objectives set forth in the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda?
- How will developing international standards for IoT support its evolution?
- Will implementing international standards serve to boost security within IoT platforms, thereby assuring the global society of its credibility?
|16:00 - 16:30||
Closing session and wrap-up|
Facilitators summarized key points raised during the discussions.