ITU Telecom World 2016: it’s all about working together

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Sponsored Content Our world is a connected one. A world where we increasingly have the power to reach anyone else, any time, wherever they may be, through voice, text, photos or videos. A whole new world of communication opening up new potential for working together to overcome problems and find solutions, facilitating innovation and collaboration. […]

Building cybersecurity capacity through benchmarking: the Global Cybersecurity Index

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Sponsored Content Cybersecurity is a theme that requires immediate attention. Societies and nation states are moving towards a level of digital dependence in which trust plays a critical role. Without this core element, we are enabling the continued emergence of a dark world of unrestrained cyber threats and attacks that threaten to subvert the current […]

Internet of Things: a Force for Good or Evil?

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Sponsored Content I will be chairing the panel on the Internet of Things: a Force for Good or Evil? at ITU Telecom World 2014 in Doha in December this year. What is the Internet of Things? I would like to define it as anything that does not have a human involved. According to the GSM […]

Responsible Artificial Intelligence

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Sponsored Content Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help us in many ways: it can perform hard, dangerous or boring work for us, can help us to save lives and cope with disasters, can entertain us and make our daily life more comfortable. Advances in AI are occurring at high speed. The potential risks and problems of […]

Making money from meeting the SDGs? An overarching approach to sustainable development.

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Sponsored Content I am delighted to have been asked to moderate the session on “Making money from meeting the SDGs?” at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok on Monday 14th November (4:45 PM – 6:00 PM, Jupiter 10), although I wonder a little why I have been chosen for this task given my past criticisms of […]

Building an Inclusive ICT Innovation Ecosystem

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Sponsored Content Building an Inclusive ICT Innovation Ecosystem: A Success Story from Belarus Hi-Tech Park Established 10 years ago as a start-up initiative, Belarus Hi-Tech Park (HTP) has provided software and IT services production growth at 30-40% annually and is expected to reach $1b this year. 10 years ago, we could not have imagined such […]

Manufacturers Get Smarter for Industry 4.0

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Sponsored Content Imagine a factory floor with no operators in sight, machines receiving orders, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) moving products from one machine to the next, machines performing self-diagnosis and predicting failures and finally delivering a unique, customized product based on the customer’s specifications.  This is the future of manufacturing! The world of manufacturing is […]

The importance of collaboration in the digital economy

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Sponsored Content What’s the future for the connected car, for digital financial services, or for smart and sustainable cities in the new industrial reality? How are innovations and technical developments in 5G, the Internet of Things and spectrum management impacting on future networks and future businesses? And if meaningful, affordable connectivity is the single best […]

Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

From left to right, Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General; Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister; Dr. Uttama Savanayana, Minister of Information and Communication Technology; and Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri, Chairman of Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand. © Pico (Thailand) Pcl.

Sponsored Content Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development? These questions are at the very heart of ITU Telecom World 2016, the […]

Franchise India 2016, returns in 14th year 

Sponsored Content  Over 400 + Leading Indian and Global Brands to meet 37,000 + Business Investors over two days  October 15-16,2016 , Pragati Maidan , New Delhi As Entrepreneurship and franchising have become an increasingly viable business ownership opportunity, nearly 37,000 prospective business owners and entrepreneurs from throughout India and 11 countries across the globe are gearing up to […]