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ITU TELECOM Secretariat

The TELECOM Secretariat is responsible for most aspects of the planning and delivery of ITU TELECOM events, which provide a global ICT community platform for stakeholders from across the telecommunications/ICT sector to connect, collaborate and create the future ICT landscape. ITU Telecom events are unique events for the ICT community, with a firm focus on sharing knowledge, networking, high-level engagement and strategic debate.
ITU Telecom’s mandate includes the following core activities:
  • Venue selection and negotiations with Host Country and contractors.

  • Product definition: defining and scoping the event ‘product,’ often in consultation with industry event partners, the ITU Telecom Board, and Council. Subsequent promotional marketing and sales, including production of material to reach the right audience and encourage global participation.

  • Client relations including participants and VIPs. Also developing and execution of networking programmes, to facilitate optimal networking amongst all participants at events.

  • Event operations including build-up, registration, security, freight, event logistics, dismantling, service providers management.

  • Leadership Program including Heads of States, Heads of Governments, CEOs.

  • Forum: defining and scoping the programme, often in consultation with industry partners, advisory committee and more to ensure that discussions are timely, relevant and forward-looking. Speaker relations and on-site conference management.

  • Media and public relations prior to and during event, to ensure right message is distributed to the right audience.

  • Financial services.

  • ICTs including social networking platform, applications, network design and management, databases, office services.

  • Other administrative services including travel, personnel, headquarters logistics, etc.) 

  • General administration, policy definition and management.

  • ICTs (applications, network design and management, databases, office services)

  • Other administrative services (travel, personnel, headquarters logistics, etc.)


judja.jpgMr Blaise Judja-Sato is Executive Manager of the Telecom Secretariat and is overseeing this year’s ITU Telecom World 2011, a highlight in the global ICT events calendar.

Throughout his career Mr Judja-Sata has been involved with organizations and projects which use information and technology to address global societal challenges and provide economic opportunities for all.  He led regional business development and government relationships for AT&T International, served as Executive Director of the Craig and Susan McCaw Foundation, contributed to’s initial strategic discussions for shaping its global development initiatives and founded VillageReach, a social enterprise based in USA with field operations in three African countries.
Mr. Judja-Sato is a social entrepreneur whose interpersonal, teamwork, and leadership abilities have been recognized by leading media outlets and community organizations resulting in numerous honors and awards (e.g., Forbes, Newsweek, the WorldBank, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum).
Mr. Judja-Sato holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School, a Master's degree in telecommunications engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris, and a Master's degree in mathematics from the Université des Sciences de Montpellier in France.
Mr Judja-Sato is a citizen of the United States of America. He is fluent in English and French. He lives in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife Annemarie.