2018 Forum programme


Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department
International Telecommunication Union
United Nations


Dr. Kemal Huseinovic is the Chief of the Digital Networks & Society Department at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT). His Department is promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. This includes the promotion of pervasive broadband deployment, digital broadcasting and spectrum management, and the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT applications while enhancing cyber-security. The department also focuses on disaster risk reduction, national emergency telecommunication plans, early warning and monitoring systems and emergency telecommunicationsequipment. Furthermore, it covers the promotion of access and use of telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.

Before joining ITU in 2014, Dr. Huseinovic held several positions such as Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Deputy Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Slovenia, Chief of staff and Foreign Policy Advisor of the Prime Minister in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was also a Professor at Sarajevo University, lecturing on “Business Models in Telecommunications” and “Systems and Services in Mobile Communications”. He holds two Master’s Degrees and a PhD in telecommunications and economy.