The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), together with other organizations and UN agencies, is organizing a series of webinars on “Digital Transformation” running from September 2021.

This Webinar Series forms an ideal vehicle for investigating the expanding role of digital transformation in driving innovation, sustainable growth and inclusion as well as responding to crisis situations. With the pandemic accelerating the adoption of digital technologies in both public and private sectors, it is pertinent that the world at large revaluates its smart strategies in order to connect to the new priorities while limiting their exposure to recurring global challenges.

These webinars discuss topics related to cross-sectoral digital transformation and related standardization activities. The goal of this webinar series is to increase the collaboration with global stakeholders and it also aims to bring new knowledge which may contribute to ITU-T standardization activities in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

This Webinar Series will also be a channel to present to the community, the outcomes of the various ITU-T Study Groups including ITU-T Study Group 20, among others.

Certificates of participation will be provided on request to attendees after each Webinar.

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Upcoming Episodes

8 December 2023

Episode #39: The Interplay Between Human Rights and Technology

Co-organizer: ITU; OHCRC
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET

Past Episodes (2023)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

Read the key highlights of Episode 21-33 of the Webinar Series on Digital Transformation in the Outcome Document Here.

16 November 2023

Episode #38: Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals: Invest NYC SDG Initiative

Co-organizers: ITU and NYU
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 CET

14 November 2023

Episode #37: Digital Transformation in the Pharma Industry

Co-organizers: ITU and the Metaverse Council
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET

31 October 2023

Episode #36: World Cities Day: Digital Transformation for a better urban life

Co-organizers: ITU, the Metaverse Council and UN-Habitat
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CET

30 October 2023

Episode #35: How to successfully develop People-Centred citiverse?

Co-organizers: ITU, FG-MV and The Metaverse Institute
Time: 15:00 – 17:00 CET

24 October 2023

Episode #34: What is a citiverse ? And how can it contribute to sustainable city development?

Co-organizers: ITU and Global Cities Hub
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 CEST

13 October 2023

Episode #33: Disaster risk reduction in the digital transformation age: Leveraging emerging technologies

Co-organizers: ITU,WMO, UNCCD and FG-AI4NDM
Time: 14:00 – 16:00 CEST

2 October 2023

Episode #32: “Fashioning” the Metaverse to Accelerate Digital Transformation: What has gone out of style 

Co-organizers: ITU, the Metaverse Council
Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

27 September 2023

Episode #31: Digital Tourism: Bridging the gap between communities and destinations

Organizer: ITU
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 CEST

4 September 2023

Episode #30: ChatGPT:  Risks and Rewards of Generative AI in Cities

Organizer: ITU
Time: 11:00 – 12:15 CEST

22 August 2023

Episode #29: Decade of Healthy Aging: Role of Digital Technologies

Co-organizers: ITU, PAHO and FG-AI4H
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 CEST

3 May 2023

Episode #24: STI Forum Side event on Building back smarter and more sustainable cities through the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Initiative

Co-organizers: ITU, U4SSC Austrian Country Hub and Tanzania in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in New York

Past Episodes (2022)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

Read the Key Highlights from the 2022 Webinar Series on Digital Transformation in the Outcome Document Here.

Past Episodes (2021)

The recordings of the sessions are available within each specfic event page below.

Read the Key Highlights from the 2021 Webinar Series on Digital Transformation for Cities and Communities in the Outcome Document Here.

6 December 2021

Episode 9: Addressing the Security Risks of Digital Transformation on IoT

Co-organizers: ITU-T Study Group 20 and Study Group 17

18 November 2021

Episode 8: Network capabilities and emerging technologies to support IoT-enabled verticals​​

Co-organizers: ITU, CICT, China Mobile, China Unicom, EADN, Huawei, OKI and Tencent​

​2 November 2021

Episode 7: Crowdsourced Systems: A people-led paradigm

Co-organizers: ITU and Bournemouth University​

1 November 2021

Episode 6:
Smart City Platforms​

Co-organizers: ITU, CICT, ETRI and UNE

24 September 2021

Episode 5: Smart sustainable cities maturity model and impact assessment

Co-organizers: ITU and Austrian Economics Center

14 September 2021

Episode 2: IoT-based automotive emergency response system​​ ​

Organizer: ITU

​8 September 2021

Episode 1:
Digital twins in cities

Co-organizers: ITU, IEC and ISO

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the panelists and do not reflect the official policy or position of the ITU.​​​​​​​