2018 Forum programme



Sunday, September 08, 2019
Specialized Session
Sunday, September 08, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, -

By invitation only.

For more information, please visit https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/tsbdir/cto/


Monday, September 09, 2019
Ceremony
Monday, September 09, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:00 AM, Ceremony Hall - Hologram

The official event launch, opening ITU Telecom World 2019 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including ministers, regulators, C-level industry representatives, heads of international organizations, exhibitors, Forum speakers and accredited media.

Doors open at 8:30 and guests are kindly asked to be seated by no later than 9:00

Open toall Pass categories





Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Exhibition

An exclusive opportunity to explore the exhibition at ITU Telecom World 2019, highlighting the unique mix of technologies, solutions, sectors and countries across National Pavilions, Thematic Pavilions, Independent Stands, and small to medium tech companies.


By invitation only




Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Forum Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Recent years have seen rapid growth in radio and satellite solutions moving beyond niche solutions to expand connectivity on a global basis, with new use cases such as backhaul for 5G and IoT, new applications ranging from digital financial services to healthcare and smarter cities, and more economical ways to connect the unconnected in rural areas. New developments in satellite technologies, such as small satellites, LEOs, HAPS and non-GSO constellations, are opening up new markets, with innovative new players joining the top established names.

Can these new ways of providing connectivity revolutionize global – and affordable – access? Who are the main stakeholders taking a lead, and which models and markets are being developed? What are the main current technological, regulatory and policy challenges? Do innovative partnerships and cross-sector collaboration hold the key to non-terrestrial connectivity?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 2 - Cube

Digital technologies and data are transformational, creating vast opportunity for people, governments and firms to live better and be more productive than in the past. However, digital transformation can also reinforce existing divides and may create new ones. Providing equal opportunities for all requires countries to adopt a whole-of-government approach to designing and implementingdigital strategies that ensure co‑ordination and coherence across a large range of policies.

The OECD’s Integrated Policy Framework helps countries to develop a whole‑of‑government approach and to better address horizontal policy issues such as digital divides. For example, effectively addressing skill divides requires policy makers to take into account multiple applications of skills– e.g. to increase effective use of digital technologies, to succeed in digital world of work, or to thrive in a digitalsociety –  and respectively co‑ordinate skills policies with other policies in these areas.

Open to all Pass Categories





Partner Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 6 - Match

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are Uganda’s engine for economic growth and development. Over 2.5 million peopleare employed in this sector, where they account for approximately 90% of the entire private sector, generating over 80% of manufactured output that contributes 20% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

MSMEs are therefore key for entrepreneurial development, poverty alleviation and improved quality of life. They provide the economy with a continuous supply of ideas, skills and innovation necessary to promote competition and the efficient allocation of scarce resources.

Despite playing this important role, MSMEs are running out of business at the rate of 50% annually. They lack sufficient capital to drive their operations and are unable to leverage ICTs for improved performance and profitability. A study conducted by the Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises Uganda (FSMEU) found that 72% of MSMEs in Uganda suffer from a digital skills gap. Two thirds did not know how to use a computer and three quarters had no functional websites. Such challenges hold back high potential MSMEs, yet their growth would benefit the whole value chain, including suppliers, processors, distributors and storage facilities.

The workshop will underscore the importance of MSMEs in Uganda and Africa, highlighting interventions that have been made at policy and regulatory level to help them leverage digitalisation for improved performance.

Open to all Pass categories





Press Conference
Monday, September 09, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM, Room 4 - Helicopter

The Press Conference brings together major news agencies and influential global, regional and Hungarian media from within the ICT industry. It highlights what to expect during the week, outlines the core themes to be debated, and illustrates how ITU Telecom World 2019 provides a global platform for governments, corporates and SMEs to explore the power of innovation and collaboration in driving meaningful connectivity.

The Press Conference will feature an influential line-up of speakers including the ITU Secretary-General, high-level representatives from Hungary, the Host Country, and key event participants.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Exhibition
Monday, September 09, 2019, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories




Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Lunch Room Hall F

Following the first morning of activities at the event, this high-profile networking lunch offers an exclusive opportunity for leaders to connect with fellow delegates from public and private sectors in an engaging social environment.

Open to Leader Pass holders. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.




Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Forum Foyer

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis




SME Programme
Monday, September 09, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Innovation Space - Stage A

The SME Programme at ITU Telecom World 2019 will be officially opened with welcome remarks and an introduction to ITU from Mr Christopher Clark.

This will be followed by the SME Workshop on storytelling for startups, exploring how to tell your pitch as a story and capture the attention of your audience, including media, potential investors and partners.

Speaker: Ms Valentina Primo

Open to all Pass categories





Forum Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Connectivity is central to development throughout the world, producing a direct, positive and measurable impact on economies and benefiting lives across every sector of society. Ensuring universal access to high-speed Internet, and the services, applications and products it enables, is essential. But it is not enough. To be meaningful, connectivity must be affordable, fit-for-purpose and relevant to local contexts, supported by digital literacy and skills, and accessible to the digitally disenfranchised such as those in rural and remote areas.

What innovative solutions, hybrid technology mixes and cross-sector partnerships can drive universal access? How can innovative regulatory approaches, government initiatives or incentives, and industry models impact on increasing meaningful connectivity? Can we nurture a culture of responsible innovation, rather than innovation for innovation’s sake? How can we work together to bring about meaningful, inclusive and relevant connectivity that improves lives everywhere?

The Forum Summit is the flagship session of ITU Telecom World, setting the scene for the Forum debates to follow with a mixture of keynote  speeches and interactive panel discussions. The Forum Summit is an outstanding opportunity for all event participants to hear expert insight, gain international perspectives, and understand the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation at the very highest level.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Specialized Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Room 5 - Biro

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven  ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only




Partner Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 2 - Cube

Under the theme of “Building a 5G Global Community: Innovation, Openness and Cooperation”, the 9th Spectrum and Technology Workshop will be jointly hosted by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), China Mobile and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) in the afternoon of Sep. 9th in Budapest, Hungary during ITU Telecom World 2019.

As 5G approaches, it will unleash the limitless possibilities and enable more exciting services and application in our society.This workshop will bring together delegates from governments, regulators, organizations, operators and industry partners to not onlyshare views on 5G spectrum planning and allocation, 5G development strategy and industrial cooperation, but also discuss the key topics such as how operators serve the vertical market using efficient spectrum and innovative technologies.

The agenda of thesession is available here

Open to all Pass categories





SME Programme
Monday, September 09, 2019, 2:45 PM - 5:00 PM, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B

Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

14:45 – 15:45

Pitching Session 1A (Stage A) and 1B (Stage B)

16:00 – 17:00

Pitching Session 2A (Stage A) and 2B (Stage B)




Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Forum Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Expanding connectivity and building the digital society throughout the world promises enormous socio-economic developmental benefits. But the digital age brings with it very real concerns in terms of trust in technology, privacy and cybersecurity, as well data management issues, concentration of power in a handful of digital stakeholders, fake news, dangers to children on line, and the potential for new technologies to be destructive as well as constructive. How can we prepare governments, industries, societies and citizens for the digital future in emerging and developed markets alike? How can we bring together all relevant stakeholders to establish and uphold digital principles in a globalized environment? How can the public sector, international organizations and industry bodies work together to mitigate digital inclusion and the risks of living in a hyper-connected society?

The Forum Summit is the flagship session of ITU Telecom World, setting the scene for the Forum debates to follow with a mixture of keynote speeches and interactive panel discussions. The Forum Summit is an outstanding opportunity for all event participants to hear expert insight, gain international perspectives, and understand the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation at the very highest level.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Specialized Session
Monday, September 09, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Room 4 - Helicopter

World leaders may have embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since 2015, but technology is changing fast, and continuing to disrupt economies and lives everywhere. If we are to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship must converge through new thinking, and leverage an ecosystem approach to fostering digital development. As newer technologies appear, unexpected challenges in growth, inclusion and job creation arise for policymakers.  

The capacity of entrepreneurs to take ideas to market is the biggest source of job creation. Through entrepreneurship, innovators create startups, which can grow to become small and medium businesses, some of which are ultimately able to sustain high growth. National programmes and pol icies need constant adaptation due to the constantly changing environment – but this is often happening too slowly, increasing the digital innovation divide. What has been the experience of different countries in terms of key actions taken to build competitive innovation ecosystems and close this innovation gap? How can ITU help countries to navigate the changing technology landscape through innovation?

Session supported within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on ICT-CentricInnovation Ecosystems.  

Open to all Pass categories





Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, LeaderSpace

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following the first day of event activities, hosted by Rohde & Schwarz, leading supplier of wireless communication and RF test and measurement, broadcast and media, cybersecurity and network technology.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders




Networking Event
Monday, September 09, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM, Castle Garden Bazaar

Held in the stunning neo-Renaissance Castle Garden Bazaar complex overlooking the Buda riverfront, the spectacular Gala Evening offers a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and high-level networking at the end of the first day of the event. A full programme of entertainment features the fascinating colours, culture and traditions of the host nation, Hungary, including a dramatic drone show finale.

Open to all Leader, Executive, Forum and invited Exhibition pass holders who have confirmed attendance at badge collection plus all media pass holders who have confirmed attendance.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Specialized Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 4 - Helicopter

There is great promise for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our roads for assisted, augmented, adapted, automated and autonomous driving. AI can play a significant role to reduce road deaths and injuries (SDG 3.6) while also ensuring safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems (SDG 11.2).

However, to reduce the 1.3 million annual road deaths we need to define a minimal acceptable performance level to ensure that AI systems continually perform at the level ofa competent and careful human driver and never engages in reckless, dangerous or careless driving. 

The widespread, socially acceptable, deployment of AI systems on our roads is dependent upon technology achieving public trust. During the AI for Good Global Summit 2019, the #AIforGood community called upon the ITU and the UNECE to establish an open forum and global dialogue between public, industry, regulators and standards bodies to establish a definition of this minimum performance threshold of AI systems on our roads. Ensuring thatthese AI Drivers remain aware, willing and able to avoid collisions at all times.

Responding to this critical issue, the ITUand ADA - Autonomous Driving Alliance have joined forces to organize an open event hosted at ITU Telecom in Budapest on Tuesday, 10September. The goal of this event is to present the state of the art in autonomous driving solutions and work together to define whatcould become the new automotive ‘Turing Test’ for AI on our roads. 

Inputs from the impact sessions andinteractive afternoon workshop will be used to generate the first roadmap for international collaboration on creating top-down performance standards for AI on our roads.

Please note that the afternoon part of the session will take place in room in the Congress Room of the Expo Congress Hotel

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda, for more information please contact: tsbevents@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories





Specialized Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Room 5 - Biro

The Study Group Leadership Assembly brings together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the eleven ITU-T study groups and eight focus groups to discuss technical matters of strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

See more at https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/studygroups/2017-2020/Pages/sgla.aspx

By invitation only




Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 3 - Plasma

Machine learning software is being deployed at a rapidly-increasing rate across a wide range of applications around the globe, from autonomous driving to lifelong learning in the workplace, assisting in diagnostics and healthcare, agriculture, social inclusion initiatives, and mitigating the effects of climate change.  AI is a key topic in both public and private discussions, which focus on its enormous potential – and on the ethical concerns it creates. What are the best use cases, governance models and success stories to date? Beyond its commercial applications, how can we capitalize on the potential of machine learning, and later of AI, to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity? Is the development of AI a new global arms race, or new source of global collaboration? What should the roles of government, private sector and academia be in an AI future? Are wein danger of mirroring the digital divide with an AI gap, and can social innovation keep up with the pace of technological breakthrough? How can AI’s success in meeting global socio-economic challenges be measured – and how can we best ensure it is trusted, safe, equitable and beneficial?

This session will draw on the highlights and outcomes of the third edition of ITU’s AI for Global Good Summit.

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM, Room 2 - Cube

The future of the digital economy, from smart sustainable cities to the fourth industrial revolution, will be powered by 5G. Asmore and more industries - and governments - embrace its enormous socio-economic potential, 5G development is accelerating across the globe. What best policy or regulatory approaches can be adopted to encourage investment in and deployment of future networks? What are the most promising 5G site development strategies and most effective 5G spectrum pricing models?

Collaboration with vertical industries will be critical in building the new 5G ecosystems - so how can operators then make best use of innovative technology to serve vertical markets? As gigabit network construction matures technologically and commercially, how will the optical industry develop, and how will partnerships and cooperation shape the gigabit society of the future?

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

Open to all Pass categories





Specialized Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Investment in ICT infrastructure, such as broadband rollout, is a vital step to promote sustainable development, social integration and the development of gigabit society. An enabling environment is a key determinant of investment dynamics. This session will provide a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion of high level representatives from public and private sectors, development banks, regional and international organizations. It is held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Broadband infrastructure, broadcasting and spectrum management, which aims to facilitate high-speed connectivity through resilient and synergistic infrastructure development, deployment and sharing, whilst ensuring the quality of user experience.

What are the keymeasures that may help countries attract investment in the ICT sector, and what are the existing and emerging opportunities - as well as related challenges? What mapping systems can be used, including investment opportunities mapping systems and financing opportunities from regional and international financial institutions? How can agile national policies and strategies for digital sustainable development be created? What can be learnt from showcase case studies throughout Europe, in particular South Eastern Europe, and what are the best practices, issues and opportunities commonly encountered?

Open to all Pass categories





Exhibition
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories




SME Programme
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B
Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

10:00 – 11:00

Pitching Session 3A (Stage A) and 3B (Stage B)


11:15 – 12:30

Pitching Session 4A (Stage A) and 4B (Stage B)




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Exhibition - Stand 403A

Meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Angola's ICT sector, including leading small and medium businesses, in the Angola Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2019. Find out more on investment and partnership opportunities, and discover the future of tech innovation in Angola.

We look forward to seeing you at the Angola Pavilion!

Open to all Pass categories.




Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

The first session of the Ministerial Roundtable explores the policy and regulatory frameworks required – or desired – to stimulate the deployment of 5G and high-capacity networks. Operators may be discouraged from investing in 5G-capable networks due to the high cost of infrastructure development and the lack of clarity on 5G applications or demand for 5G services. Given the potential socio-economic value of 5G networks, to what extent should policymakers intervene in creating an environment to encourage investment and deployment? What policy or regulatory incentives are likely to prove most effective? How are governments currently working with industry sectors to assess the benefits of “the industrial internet”? Is potential government support for a specific technology effective – or detrimental?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

Having built the infrastructure underpinning digital transformation, network operators now find themselves confronted by extensive changes in markets, technologies and value chains. The borders between industries and sectors are disappearing in an increasingly digital environment, opening up opportunities for operators and new players alike. Can network operators retain a leading role inthe digital age? How can they leverage potential in areas such as data analytics, AI, digital management practices, automation and simplification in the back office? Will the future look different for international and country-level operators, and how will they evolve or diverge in different income-level markets? Will operators move into content and services, or will new players take on the operators at their own game? What is the role of industry regulators in this new game of thrones?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Exhibition - Stand 502A

Indonesia will be participating in ITU Telecom World 2019 through its Ministry of Communications and Informatics under the theme of "Driving the world digitization initiatives towards universal prosperity". The Indonesian Pavilion will host the Indonesia Inclusion Day which provides a very good opportunity to meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Indonesia's ICT sector, including Indonesia's incumbent telecom operator and dynamic startups serving e-education, e-fisheriesprograms, and others.
Come also to enjoy light snacks and Indonesia's great-tasting coffee!

We look forward to seeing you at the Indonesia Pavilion!

Open to all Pass categories.




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM, Ceremony Hall - Hologram

This session introduces some of Japan's unique cutting-edge ICT  technologies which are helping us to connect to our neighbours,  communities, societies and the world. Taking advantage of the unique  opportunity offered by ITU Telecom World 2019, we hope to share our  thoughts, experiences, ideas and tips for connecting through ICT with as  many participants as possible.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis





Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM, Lunch Room Hall F

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis




Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governing data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU and EEC came into effect. However, issues of data security, consumer trust and responsibility for preserving, exploiting, and eventually erasing data, remain prevalent. How has GDPR changed how data is handled in the public and personal arenas, what lessons have been learnt in the past year, and should similar legislation be introduced worldwide? How has it affected larger and smaller companies, and what benefits has it brought consumers? What is the role of government in creating and maintaining public trust in digital technologies? How are governments currently ensuring the security of sensitive data used to provide innovative, beneficial public services? Is there a risk that citizens may in the future choose to opt out of providing data? How can different branches of government collaborate to preserve trust and security in the digital administration?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 4 - Helicopter

The future is 5G – and its advanced capabilities, high reliability, low latency and high speed will fundamentally transform societies and industries throughout the world. But when will the future be here – or has it already arrived? What is the current state of 5G network deployment in various emerging and developed markets? What concrete use cases and innovative applications have already been developed? What successful business models will best balance the cost of investment and uncertain demand against 5G’s tremendous potential? Can any single stakeholder do it alone, or are collaborative partnerships not only smart, but essential? Should the 5G focus move beyond industrial growth towards providing a better platform to meet basic human needs throughout the world? Is it feasible for an emerging market to leapfrog to 5G or should they consider the current implementation of 4G networks?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

The absence of basic financial services represents a barrier to socio-economic development throughout the world, in particular in developing countries. With more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions worldwide, however, increasing access to and use of ICTs is opening up increased access to financial services. Central Bank Digital Currencies and Currency-Pegged Stablecoins can be also an alternative form of e-money and contribute further to the goals of Universal financial access. How can Central Banks achieve the goals of financial inclusion through Digital Currency? Are Central Bank issued digital currencies and stablecoins equivalent to e-money? What are the technologies behind Central Bank Digital Currency? Which innovative financial technologies (FinTech) are leading the way in providing financial services to unbanked populations? How can ICT and financial services industry players - and their regulatory bodies - drive FinTech innovation towards smart and secure digital financial services?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 2 - Cube

Now that more than half of the world’s population is online, achieving the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s seven ambitious 2025 targets in support of “Connecting the Other Half” of the world‘s population will require innovative policies, technologies and technical solutions to address in particular the broadband connectivity gap and network affordability challenges.

This session will examine the role wireless access plays in sustainable broadband development focusing on 4G/5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), a novel technical approach to extend broadband connectivity. This technical solution enables the upgrade from low-speed broadband to higher speed broadband, taking into consideration the need for affordable access, and addresses in particular the challenges of rural coverage and low-speed copper upgrade. This session will also explore the need to consider wireless broadband technologies in digital policies to benefit all ICT stakeholders involved in the "connecting the other half" plan, including regulators, operators, vendors, and more.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Specialized Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Congress Room, Expo Congress Hotel

There is great promise for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our roads for assisted, augmented, adapted, automated and autonomous driving. AI can play a significant role to reduce road deaths and injuries (SDG 3.6) while also ensuring safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems (SDG 11.2).

However, to reduce the 1.3 million annual road deaths we need to define a minimal acceptable performance level to ensure that AI systems continually perform at the level ofa competent and careful human driver and never engages in reckless, dangerous or careless driving. 

The widespread, socially acceptable, deployment of AI systems on our roads is dependent upon technology achieving public trust. During the AI for Good Global Summit 2019, the #AIforGood community called upon the ITU and the UNECE to establish an open forum and global dialogue between public, industry, regulators and standards bodies to establish a definition of this minimum performance threshold of AI systems on our roads. Ensuring thatthese AI Drivers remain aware, willing and able to avoid collisions at all times.

Responding to this critical issue, the ITUand ADA - Autonomous Driving Alliance have joined forces to organize an open event hosted at ITU Telecom in Budapest on Tuesday, 10September. The goal of this event is to present the state of the art in autonomous driving solutions and work together to define whatcould become the new automotive ‘Turing Test’ for AI on our roads. 

Inputs from the impact sessions andinteractive afternoon workshop will be used to generate the first roadmap for international collaboration on creating top-down performance standards for AI on our roads.

The dedicated workshop page is available here, along with the detailed agenda, for more information please contact: tsbevents@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories





SME Programme
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM, InnovationSpace - Stage A and B
Join the SMEs shortlisted for the prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards as they pitch their innovations and creative ideas to our expert jury of social entrepreneurs and tech visionaries throughout the day.

14:30 – 15:30

Pitching Session 5A (Stage A) and 5B (Stage B)


16:00 – 17:00

Pitching Session 6A (Stage A) and 6B (Stage B)




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

5G is the key enabler of tomorrow’s digital economy, linking smartphones and wireless sensors, driving smart sustainable cities and powering the fourth industrial revolution. Such is its unprecedented potential that many 5G applications and services are yet tobe discovered or understood. Governments around the world have now begun investing in testbeds enabling different industry verticalsto work together on 5G solutions.

What challenges are testbeds helping to solve? What models exist currently? Who are the main players in creating and operating test environments, and what roles have they adopted? How are 5G testbeds laying the groundworkfor the smart cities of the future? How important is collaboration between public and private sectors? How can 5G-ready policy frameworks, standardization and global harmonization accelerate 5G deployment?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Around 90% of the world’s population is covered by at least 2G or 3G services, yet internet adoption remains at barely 51%. Accelerating universal connectivity, and the socio-economic development it brings, involves enormous investment in infrastructure – but also affordable, relevant services and applications, meaningful content in local languages, digital skills and awareness. None of this is possible without political will and multi-sector partnerships.

How can public and private sectors work together in different markets to drive adoption in underserved, rural and remote areas? What innovative partnerships are possible with stakeholders across the digital ecosystem such as NGOs, international organizations, civic groups, communities and academia? How important is the role of digital public services in stimulating take-up and providing new markets? What makes for a successful cross-sector collaboration, and what are the principle challenges that remain?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 2 - Cube
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Consultation meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Room 6 - Match

Over 90%[1] of all businesses worldwide are Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). SMEs are a source of new ideas and innovation. This event is the first in a series of consultations to promote and engage SMEs in ITU’s work. Special efforts are needed to help SMEs join the ITU family and become active participants.

In this context, Member States are invited to discuss how to build an enabling environment for SMEs: What are some best practices on existing national policies and their impact on the economy? Which initiatives and programs can support tech SMEs? What are the needs and expectations of SMEs? How could we better engage and support SMEs in the work of ITU? How can we strengthen collaboration?

Open to all Member States. Please contact sme@itu.int

[1] SME Competitiveness Outlook 2019, ITC.




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, LeaderSpace

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering following a busy day of event activities.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders




Networking Event
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM, Vigado Concert Hall

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the wonderful environment of the Vigado Concert Hall, hostedby GSMA.

A bus service will depart for the Vigado Concert Hall from 17:45 from the pick up area next to the Registration Hall (Hall 3) at Hungexpo (map)

By invitation only. Please send your RSVP to spectrumevents@gsma.com


Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Room 6 - Match

Join us on 11 and 12 September in shaping the multimedia system of the future vehicles. The FG-VM serves as an open platform for worldwide stakeholders to advance studies on Vehicular Multimedia technologies in order to identify relevant gaps in standardization activities and to derive use cases, possible requirements and architectures. Participation is open to all.

WEB: https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/vm

IMPORTANT: To work with us and access the documents, a free ITU user account isrequired.

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories




Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 3 - Plasma

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. As the effects of climate change have become more evident, the discussion has shifted to focus on how to boost climate action to meet the ambitious emission reduction targets defined in the 2015 Paris Agreements. In this context, what is the ICT sector doing to address its own carbon footprint? What measures have already been put in place to measure progress towards greening the ICT sector? Is it possible to be a digital champion and a climate champion at the same time? How is the ICT sector embracing the principles of a circular economy? This session, organized with the Global e-Sustainability Initiative, will present current trends in advancing sustainability in one of the most thriving sectors of the economy. The session will also feature the work conducted within ITU-T study group 5.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 1 - Dynamo

This October, over 3,000 delegates will gather at ITU’s pivotal World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 in Egypt to review and revise the Radio Regulations on the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. Coordination, compromise and collaboration will be essential in the face of determined, disparate demands for limited spectrum resources from different industry sectors and geographies. How can sufficient spectrum be made available for 5G services to flourish? Who are the new stakeholders and what are the new technologies and markets lobbying for frequency? Who are the incumbent services and how will they be impacted? How can innovation, socio-economic development and universal service be balanced in terms of spectrum allocation? What are the principle issues, trends and challenges at WRC 19 – and how can the spectrum conundrum be cracked?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 4 - Helicopter

Technological developments in artificial intelligence, digital financial services and smart cities have enormous potential to transform our societies and the world in general, enabling solutions, applications and new markets to a far greater extent than human capability alone. New regulatory approaches or a new kind of global framework may be necessary, however, to ensure these new technologies are put to work for the benefit of humankind.

How can we regulate the decisions, actions and impact of technology for social good, and who should be responsible? How should we manage the ownership, exploitation and implementation of new types of datasets generated by digital financial services? Can AI empower financial services and smart cities, providing better data to improve performance? And can we balance human and machine input and initiatives to ensure optimal, secure and trusted customer service?

This session is part of the Smart ABC programme at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 2 - Cube

The positive effect and results of the Digital Agenda on all EU Member States have been undeniable for nearly a decade now. High-speed broadband network speeds, coverage and quality in the EU are amongst the best in the world, and the introduction of 5G in many member states in the near future will ensure Europe’s leading role in both technology and digital services

The Digital Future Foundation continues to work hard to equip individuals and SMEs with digital skills in order to maintain a competitive edge in all new types of labour force requirements. The digital integrity of the West Balkans is a top priority in terms of the development of high-speed broadband networks, digital skills and new types of services. This panel session will follow up on the initial agreement between the WB6 countries and the Commission to speed up the integration of Digital Agenda into the West Balkan countries even before they become full members of the EU. "Our place in Europe" is a panel where challenges will meet solutions.

Open to all Pass categories

 





Exhibition
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories




SME Programme
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Innovation Space - Stage A

According to Scientific American, "the Impostor Syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity, or fraudulence, despite often overwhelming evidence to the contrary. It strikes smart, successful individuals." It’s that feeling of “Oh, that good thingthat happened? That was just dumb luck. I was in the right place at the right time.”

How many of you have felt like this? This, my friend, is Imposter Syndrome and we have a ten point plan for banishing your internal doubts about your accomplishments. Youare not a fraud! Join tech leaders - Melissa, Dona and Actual Imposter Jeremiah - to hear about how they overcame their fears of being imposters and turned their biggest fears into their superpowers.





SME Programme
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Innovation Space - Stage B



Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Exhibition - Stand 601A

Background

Ghana will be participating through its Ministry of Communications at ITU Telecom World 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. As the Ministry responsible for the development of communication and technology in Ghana, its mission is to pursue policies that will support and lead to the cost-effective creation of information and communications infrastructure and services, and the implementation of Ghana’s Digital Agenda. 

Why should Exhibition Visitors come to our pavilion?

Under the title “Ghana – On a Digital Agenda”, the Ghana Pavilion, 601A, will host agencies under the Ministry, including the National Communications Authority, and some SMEs who are contributing to the attainment of Ghana’s Digital Agenda.

Meet and connect with high-level government, regulatory and industry representatives of Ghana's dynamic ICT sector, including leading small and medium businesses, in the Ghana Pavilion at the heart of the ITU Telecom World 2019 showfloor. Explore innovative projects in e-government and digital education, find out more on investment and partnership opportunities - and discover Ghana's world of tech!

We look forward to seeing you at the Ghana Pavilion to explore “Ghana –On A Digital Agenda!”

Open to all Pass categories.




Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

Of course she is – and so are Siri, Google Home, and all our other smart home and smartphone devices. Enjoying the convenience and benefits of devices and the always-on connected life comes with an implicit price: our data. What do our devices really collect, how do they store our data and what do they use it for? Who owns our data, what happens if it falls into the wrong hands, and do we have any right to redress? What are users, companies or the government prepared to sacrifice for the use of connected devices?Is more security in everybody’s interest – and is it even possible?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 2 - Cube

Frontier technologies including artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, additive manufacturing, renewable energy and big data have enormous potential to drive prosperity and protect the planet. New technologies can be used to leapfrog existing solutions and bring transformative benefits to people, the economy and the environment, significantly accelerating efforts to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. How can frontier technologies be harnessed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, foster low-carbon, climate-resilient sustainable growth and adapt to climate change? Which solutions have the greatest potential positive impact? What government policies and regulatory approaches can best ensure economic development and sustainability are equitable and available to all? How important is international cooperation in driving technology transfers, national innovation and harmonization of technology standards on the new frontiers?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

Spectrum policy experts and economists have long debated the impact of spectrum pricing on investment and consumer prices in mobile markets. A study by GSMA Intelligence provides, for the first time, robust empirical evidence that shows more expensive spectrumcan - and has indeed - harmed consumers in both developed and developing countries. The findings have important ramifications for regulators, especially those that are prioritising improved coverage and increased investment in 4G and 5G.

The detailed agenda of the session is available here

Open to all Pass categories





Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Room 5 - Biro
Held within the framework of the ITU Regional Initiative for Europe on Information and Communication Technology-centric Innovation Ecosystems, which aims to establish a sustainable culture of innovation through concrete strategic actions using ICTs as an enabler,&nsbp;this session will bring together high-level stakeholders from ICT and agriculture ministries and regulatory bodies. It will provide a unique opportunity for dialogue and discussion between ITU, FAO, ministers and regulators in the e-agriculture domain, focusing on sharing best practices and case studies, highlighting gaps and identifying sustainable funding models to support e-agriculture. It will create a platform to strengthen national, international and cross-sectoral cooperation in e-agriculture strategies and cross-border regulation systems.

Open to all Pass categories





SME Programme
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM, Innovation Space - Stage A

In support of the EQUALS Global Partnership’s Leadership Coalition, ITC SheTrades and ITU host a session for SMES in tech and tech-related sectors - especially those owned by women - exploring how to address common challenges faced by SMEs in accessing finance and investment. The session will consist of a short presentation followed by an interactive mentoring session with experts in the field.

Speaker: ITC




Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Lunch Room Hall F

To expand its work in the area of emergency telecommunications and to support and improve coordination with the satellite and the humanitarian community, ITU will join the Crisis Connectivity Charter. The Crisis Connectivity Charter is a mechanism created between the satellite industry and the wider humanitarian community, to make satellite-based communications more readily available to humanitarians and affected communities in times of disaster. The Charter was developed by the EMEA Satellite Operator’s Association (ESOA) and the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) and their members, in coordination with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), led by the World Food Programme (WFP).

This session will highlight the importance of communication infrastructure and services when disasters strike, discuss the opportunities and achievements of the Crisis Connectivity Charter, and feature the signing ceremony through which ITU will become a principal signatory. The signing ceremony will be followed by a networking lunch which will offer a great opportunity to connect and interact with representatives of the Charter and learn more about their activities when disasters strike.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-comefirst-served basis

 

12:30 13:00 Interventions

- Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

- Mr Mario Maniewicz, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

- Ms Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Office and Director, Technology Division, World Food Programme and Chair, EmergencyTelecommunications Cluster (ETC)

- Khalid Balkheyour, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ArabSat)

- Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

 

 13:00 – 13:10 Signing ceremony with photograph

 13:10 – 14:00 Networking Lunch sponsored by ESOA/GSC




Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 5 - Biro

Creating the next Silicon Valley has been elusive and difficult, especially in the context of developing countries where less than 1% of GDP may be dedicated to research and development. An exciting ecosystem alone is not enough: it must also be competitive, and include all the right ingredients. Programmes or policies need constant adaptation to meet the changing environment, and stakeholders must be able to update their processes based on good practices to achieve impact. Good practices are key to unlocking opportunities, maximizing limited resources, ensuring ICT innovation reaches markets and creating a high-growth, innovation-driven economy.

What practical examples of good practices can be transferred or nurtured in order to develop an ecosystem with a strong fabric that can create the next tech unicorns?

This interactive session will explore relevant case studies and facilitate networking opportunities between successful innovators and participants.

Open to all Pass categories





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 4 - Helicopter

From smart home hubs not understanding commands in regional accents to automated vehicles failing to respond to female voices orbiased facial recognition software, it is increasingly evident that automated systems, algorithms and machine learning are in dangerof replicating and enhancing prejudice and discriminatory practices. Bias is embedded, unconsciously or otherwise, in the code.

What are the potential implications in the criminal justice system, in education or the financial system? How can we prevent AI systems from replicating and exacerbating the inequalities of society, and ensure it is more broadly representative of humanity in terms of gender, race and nationality? Can we set out to design with diversity, rather than after the fact? How can we work to ensuregender balance throughout the AI ecosystem, including academia, industry and ethics boards?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

The ICT Economic Expert Roundtable brings together economic and industry experts from global ICT consulting firms, R&D entities, regional and international organizations to exchange views and analysis on the latest trends and issues related to the development of telecommunications/ICT infrastructure, focusing principally on economic and financial aspects.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

A total of 159 countries around the world have already adopted a national broadband plan, representing 81% of all nations. As wedraw closer to the Broadband Commission target of a national broadband plan in all countries by 2025, a number of nations – and vendors – are revisiting the definition of broadband and exploring how networks should evolve to cope with increasing demand for data. From ultra-fast broadband to wireless broadband and gigabit broadband, new solutions and services are already being commercialized throughout the world. What are the common elements in these new solutions? Which solutions are most suitable for each market and use case? What type of applications will drive demand for, and adoption of, these new types of connections? What new solutions exist to support the implementation of current broadband strategies? How should broadband policies evolve in the near future to ensure inclusion in a digital gigabit society?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM, Office Suite 2

This meeting will be held within the framework of the GFFA communiqué , whereas on 19 January 2019, the agriculture ministers of 74 nations adopted a number of resolutions stated in a political communiqué about digitalization in agriculture issued during the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture. The common voice of the ministers states the need for an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture that will take action on the global digitalization of agriculture and food sector and ask FAO in consultation with other stakeholders including ITU, the World Bank, African Development Bank, IFAD, OECD, WTO, OIE and CTA to draw, based on this communiqué, a concept for considering the establishment of the Council, that will advise governments and other relevant actors, drive the exchange of ideas and experiences and consequently help everyone harness the opportunities presented by the digitalization.

The meeting will aim to gather a broad range of stakeholders, understand their perspectives and invite them to collect and share ideas and draw recommendations regarding the guiding principles, roles of involved stakeholders and functionalities that would be needed in building an International Digital Council for Food and Agriculture.

The meeting consists of twomain parts:

a) Discussion on the existing progress and agreement on pre-designed guiding principles, roles, stakeholders andfunctionalities; and

b) Streamline and highlight different ideas from officials regarding guiding principles, roles, stakeholders and functionalities.

 

To access this meeting please contact: lena.lattion@itu.int




SME Programme
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Innovation Space - Stage A

Delivering the financing necessary to support SDG-related projects calls for new innovative approaches - such as impact investing and blended finance. During this session we will uncover the challenges and commitments between SMEs and investors to make this innovative approach sustainable and scalable.

Speaker: Enrique Alvarado Hablutzel, Fund Manager, Bamboo Capital Partners





Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Forum Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

Connecting ecosystems can prove critical in bringing innovations to the global market. This session brings together change-makers, innovators, stakeholders in startup ecosystems and successful venture capitalists from around the world to share experiences and debate the major challenges of the startup world, connecting ecosystems and innovation in general. 

Can we identify major trends in innovation? Where does disruption take place, and can it be collaborative? What European and international collaborative platforms have been created for startup ecosystems? What are the best innovative approaches, practices, initiatives and programmes focused on collaboration? What is the role of building and maintaining cooperation for regional and interregional ecosystems?What are the potential social benefits of connecting ecosystems – and how can we ensure that these ecosystems are sustainable?

Opento Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Partner Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM, Room 2 - Cube

Governments are adopting different approaches for 5G rollouts – from promoting upfront deployments to waiting until strong business cases are defined – while telecom operators are carrying out different experiments as standard 5G is defined. Non-traditional players from vertical industries will play a critical role in the new 5G ecosystems creating a stronger need for 5G data monetization regulation across sectors.

A collaborative platform is required to explore deployment approaches, design business models, identify mechanisms for equal value distribution, define ways to reduce the digital divide and promote interaction with regulators.

In collaboration with the 5G-Next Generation Networks Programme of the World Economic Forum, this session will convene industry constituents as well as representatives from government and regulatory authorities to discuss alignment opportunities towards asustainable and inclusive deployment of next generation networks.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and MediaPass holders





Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 5 - Biro

Cooperation and collaboration are crucial accelerators for ICT development and digital transformation. Given the lack of barriers characterizing the digital world, standardization, sharing experiences and harmonisation of practices are essential to build a better world. Understanding and exchanging common and best practices in the UN system is a key component to accelerating achievement ofthe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This session aims at enhancing knowledge on the issues and good practices faced by UN institutions in achieving and delivering the SDGs through ICTs. It provides an opportunity to address common issues and provides a space to strengthen further collaboration and create new partnerships within the system, especially, but not only, in the European Region.

Open to all Pass categories





Specialized Session
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM, Room 4 - Helicopter

Driving knowledge-intensive activities encompasses the pivotal role played by start-ups to attract and retain talent and investment in the age of global knowledge economy.

This session will explore the multi-dimensional standardization strategies directed at start-ups for the successful and sustainable expansion of innovative technologies in the emerging market. The discussion will focus on challenges, opportunities and key success factors for start-ups seeking to build their go-to-market products.

Open to all Pass categories





Ceremony
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, InnovationSpace - Stage B

Join ITU, national delegations, industry leaders and SMEs for a high-profile ceremony honouring ITU Telecom's long-term supporters, major partners, National and Thematic Pavilions. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao will issue Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of this invaluable support from countries, companies and individuals from around the world, as well as Recognition of Excellence awards to the best innovative exhibitors within each National Pavilion at ITU Telecom World 2019.

Open to all Pass categories




SME Programme
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM, Innovation Space - Stage A

You must have the right strategy for your intellectual property rights in place before going global, but how can you protect it?Join experts of the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk, an initiative of the European Commission, for facts and practical information on how your business can benefit from the right IPR strategy..





Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, LeaderSpace

Theme: “Digital collectives driving national e-commerce, trade, export and tourism.”

Join international leaders of industry and government in an exclusive, relaxed social gathering to explore how nations are leveraging collective e-community technologies to take full advantage of their internet infrastructure investment and enhance national e-commerce trade, export and tourism.

Open to Leader Pass and Executive Pass holders


Thursday, September 12, 2019
Specialized Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Exhibition Floor

A full one-day programme of interactive workshops, demos, competitions, guided tours, company presentations and more, especially designed foruniversity students, young entrepreneurs and innovators from Hungary and the region. Carefully curated by Hungary’s leading incubators, accelerators, academia and innovation hubs, the Internet Generation Day programme is open to all and seeks to inform, engage, challenge and drive change throughout the entire telecommunications ecosystem. Topics including robotics, AI, blockchain and fintech will set the stage for this exciting day. The event will take place at Hungexpo (1101, Budapest, Albertirsai út 10).

Highlights include:

  • Exhibition of national and international startups and major companies with hands-on exhibits including the brainwave-powered Semse app, or Drones and satellite in agriculture by Szent István University and a 5G demo provided by Eötvös Lóránd University Faculty of Informatics
  •  One-day Space Telecommunications Event.
  • A financial consciousness workshop organized by MKB FintechLAB and Family Finances.
  • Virtual (VR) education spaces and autonomous vehicles constructed by the students of Széchenyi István University
  • An AI Exhibition by the HungarianAI Coalition
  • A Learning environment in a digital pedagogical culture seminar provided by Eszterházy University
  • An IT Security session offered by University of Dunaújváros
  • An interactive Demistify coding workshop provided by Greenfox Academy
  • A session on Artificial Intelligence, social platforms and the freedom of speech run by Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church
  • An AI, Quantum and 5Gseminar offered by Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • A Media Awareness Workshop by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority
  • An Internet Generation Forum discussing the today and the tomorrow of the Internet

and many more…

This programme is open to all university students and young entrepreneurs. Contact itu2019@mfa.gov.hu directly if you have not yet received an invitation to register and would like to take part. 

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Specialized Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Room 6 - Match

Join us on 11 and 12 September in shaping the multimedia system of the future vehicles. The FG-VM serves as an open platform forworldwide stakeholders to advance studies on Vehicular Multimedia technologies in order to identify relevant gaps in standardizationactivities and to derive use cases, possible requirements and architectures. Participation is open to all.

WEB: https://itu.int/en/ITU-T/focusgroups/vm

IMPORTANT: To workwith us and access the documents, a free ITU user account is required.

CONTACT: tsbfgvm@itu.int

Open to all Pass categories




Forum Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 2 - Cube

Technologies continue to be designed and used to reshape every sector of society and the economy, challenging our ability to adapt to the pace of change. The job market is no exception – and disruption in the world of work has profound implications for existing educational systems.

How can we prepare the next generation of workers for jobs that may not yet exist? What skills will be needed to succeed in a future characterized by automatization, robots and AI? How can lifelong learning in the workplace equip us for constant change, and will we be able to keep pace with technological disruption? How should educational systems and institutions adapt and respond? Will the challenges of the job market in the digital age differ between emerging and developed markets? Will we need to work at all in the future – and if not, what will we do?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass,and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM, Room 3 - Plasma

According to WHO’s World Disability Report, approximately 15% of the world population – or more than 1 billion people - lives with some form of disability. ICTs are widely used to enable people living with disabilities to lead more independent lives by removing barriers limiting their participation in society. Technology can enable better access to health, education, government services and the job market for all those affected by disabilities. But what more can be done, in both emerging and developed markets? Can existing solutions be scaled and adapted? Is there a business case for digital inclusion solutions? How can public and private sectors work together to promote universal design, accessibility and access services? 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Exhibition
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Exhibition

Visit National Pavilions, Industry Stands, Thematic Pavilions and tech SMEs from around the world, showcasing innovative solutions, technologies, national strategies, projects and partnership potential.

Open to all Pass categories




Networking Event
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Forum Foyer

An opportunity to relax, make new connections and exchange views in the networking refreshment break between Forum sessions. 

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders




Forum Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 3 - Plasma

Industry convergence, digitalization and the disruption caused by new technologies and new market players is making the job of regulatory agencies more complex and interlinked than ever before, even in mature markets with strong competition. New challenges such as privacy, cybersecurity and data protection are confronting regulators with domains beyond their traditional competencies. What role should regulators play to ensure a safe, inclusive, connected future? How can stimulating innovation and fair competition be balanced against consumer protection? What examples do we have of successful cross-sectoral regulation? How can regulators, policy-makers and industry work together to create an environment for the digital economy that is both enabling and secure?

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders





Forum Session
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM, Room 2 - Cube

The digital economy is opening new opportunities for people all over the world, and improving living standards. It is creating new jobs, offering new products services and providing better and more efficient ways of working. However, the lack of digital skills is inhibiting people’s abilities to fully benefit from these opportunities.This session will present the new Digital Transformation Centres (DTCs) Initiative by ITU and CISCO and how this initiative seeks to address the skills gap challenges in the digital economy. Panelists will address questions from the moderator regarding the DTC initiative, what it aims to achieve, how it will be implemented, what has been done so far, and the plans that lie ahead.

Open to all Pass categories





Networking Event
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Lunch Room Hall F

A unique opportunity to connect with high-level representatives from governments and industry, fellow delegates and speakers in the relaxed, social environment of a networking lunch.

Open to Leader Pass, Executive Pass, Forum Pass, and Media Pass holders on a first-come first-served basis




Ceremony
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM, Room 1 - Dynamo

The finalists and winners of the ITU Telecom World Awards 2019 will be announced by the ITU Secretary-General in a high-profile ceremony honouring the best in innovative ICT solutions, applications and services for social good.

Open to all Pass categories




Networking Event
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM, Ceremony Hall - Hologram

The Farewell Reception brings the four days of ITU Telecom World 2019 to a close with music and entertainment to accompany the formal goodbye to all delegates and guests.

Open to all Pass categories