Emerging technologies for digital transformation – how to maximize benefits for societies and economies
Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) / International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
The workshop will focus on the issue of maximizing benefits for societies and economies.
The workshop will be opened by Secretary General of the ITU Houlin Zhao and President of the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) Mr. Marcin Cichy.
The workshop will start with the presentation of Ms. Agnieszka Gładysz. She will speak about digital transformation which is an ongoing process, which was triggered by the adoption of “mature” technologies and significantly enhanced the way businesses operate and the way societies function. The process accelerated as opportunities stemming from new Internet platforms and social networking activities brought even more opportunities. Now, at the brink of the next stage of digital transformation, businesses, governments and societies stand in face of seeking opportunities arising from the application of Internet of Things, Big Data, robotics and machine learning. The material presented outlines the most significant benefits of digital transformation, as well as policies, actions and initiatives supporting obtaining those benefits. The material also presents how the society and businesses are already using digital market in their own lives and operations in the Polish reality.
SatRevolution, Polish satellite sector company will be represented by two panelists – Mr. Radosław Łapczyński and Mr. Grzegorz Zwoliński. SatRevolution develop Real-Time Earth Observation Constellation (REC), composed of hundreds of Earth observation (EO) nanosatellites capable of imaging Earth with 50cm resolution using 6U cube-sat with ground-breaking deployable telescope on board using data analysis system based on machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence. Planned revisit time is below 1h for real-time EO. Data obtained by the REC constellation, may enable societies help in making a difference in critical areas such as humanitarian relief, natural disasters, sustainable development, human security, and regular progress updates on development projects, as well as advanced analysis of satellite images and data obtained by ground sensors, social media data and other GIS data. Data of this type will enable creation of learning solutions utilizing accurate satellite data.
The next speakers Mr. Piotr Harasimowicz and Ms. Anna Borowska represent Vector Synergy. Their presentation will concern cyber security issues and advanced e-learning methods for IT specialists.
Professor Wojciech Cellary is the Head of the Department of Information Technology at the Poznan University of Economics and Business. He has been involved in organization of 38 scientific national and international conferences and he has been a member of the program committees of an additional 360 conferences. In 2002 he was a representative of Poland at the General Assembly of United Nations devoted to "ICT for Development". During his presentation he will concentrate on the voice of academia on the impact of emerging technologies on digital transformation. Mr. Cellary will present also a new approach to learning and teaching in higher education.
Q&A session will allow for discussion between the panelists and participants of the workshop.
Ms. Eun-Ju Kim
Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU
Mr. Marcin Cichy, President of the Office of Electronic Communications, Poland
Ms. Agnieszka Gładysz, Director of the Department of Strategy and Analysis, Office of Electronic Communications, Poland
Mr. Grzegorz Zwoliński, President of the board, SatRevolution, Poland
Mr. Radosław Łapczyński, Member of the board, SatRevolution, Poland
Ms. Hatsumi Tanaka, Founder and CEO, Welltool Co.,Ltd., Japan
Prof. Wojciech Cellary, Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
Mr. Piotr Harasimowicz, President of the board, Vector Synergy, Poland
Session's link to WSIS Action Lines
- C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
- C2. Information and communication infrastructure
- C3. Access to information and knowledge
- C4. Capacity building
- C6. Enabling environment
Maximizing benefits for societies and economies is important task for all stakeholders. It is strictly connected to the modern infrastructure and education including building digital skills as well as access to knowledge. The session will also show the impact of the digital transformation and opportunities from it for the modern society, business and governments.
Session's link to Sustainable Development Process
- Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
- Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Proper quality education is important part of maximizing benefits for societies and economies. Capacity building and building infrastructure can affect promotion of sustainable economic growth in the future.