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WSC Academic Roundtable 2016

​​Engaging academia in standardization for a sustainable future

Bangkok, Thailand, 17 November 2016
Room Jupiter 12-13 at IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd.
Contact: Alessia Magliarditi at ITU

​08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 10:15​Opening remarks and welcome
​10:15 - 10:20 Introduction
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 - 10:45Coffee 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.

Chair: Daniele Gerundino, Director, ISO Academy
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​12:15 - 13:15 ​Lunch break
13:15 - 14:30Roundtable 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
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14:30 - 14:45Coffee break
14:45 - 16:00Roundtable 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.

Chair: Reinhard Scholl, Deputy to the Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
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​16:00 - 16:30 ​Closing session and wrap-up
Facilitators summarized key points raised during the discussions.