Timings : 12.00 - 12.40
Session type: Key note presentation followed by panel discussion by ITU representative, Ministers and private sector
Introduction: Ms. Fatou Haidara, Managing Director of Policy and Programme Support and Director of the Department of Human Resources Management, UNIDO
Participants: Moderator: Mr. Filipe Miguel Antunes Batista, Secretary General, ARCTEL-CPLP
- ITU representative
- Mr. Mohamed Ba, Head of Innovation Service, ITU
- Government representatives
- Prof. Irini Reljin, Deputy Minister for Telecommunications and Post, Republic of Serbia
- Private sector
- Ms. Joy Tan President of Global Media and Communications, Huawei
- Presentation of three UNIDO and ITU case studies in the context of industrial and digital policies working together.
- Guiding innovation activities is a key activity in many ecosystems, and often a major gap. Because every ecosystem is unique, each requires a different structure for this guidance, such as an innovation agency and specific nurturing laws for the various needs of the digital ecosystem.
- Unlocking opportunity in terms of talent and the spaces they need for experimentation, technology transfer and other key activities is also key as curricula and institutions are not adapting quickly enough to address 21st century skills requirements and innovation needs to move from research to commercialization.
- Adapting and developing specific programs to support the growth of ICT entrepreneurship and the ICT industry is necessary to remove barriers to market access and small firm growth.
- Preparedness & adaptation for the implementation of Industry 4.0.