Innovating together: connectivity that matters at ITU Telecom World 2019 – in association with The European Sting

Sponsored content What’s the difference between connectivity and connectivity that matters? How can technological innovation increase the well-being of people throughout the world – including the very poorest without access to running water, electricity or education? And why is international collaboration the kingpin of development? These are some of the questions raised by the theme […]

The most unlikely innovators are changing ICT for development – it’s time we took notice

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Janet Longmore, Founder and CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) & Heather Gilberds, Director of Research and Learning, DOT The long and storied history of information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D) field is like the dead letters of […]

These are the next big products in consumer technology

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood Writer, Formative Content Gadgets come and gadgets go. While some live up to the hype, many just fade away and are forgotten. Technology moves on at such a rapid pace that it’s sometimes hard to determine […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

Three ways the Fourth Industrial Revolution is shaping geopolitics

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Peter Engelke, Senior Fellow, Strategy, Foresight, and Risks Initiative, Brent Scowcroft C(…), The Atlantic Council The unprecedented technological transformation taking place today — a period of exponential change labelled the Fourth Industrial Revolution — is not isolated from […]

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition

Sponsored content Competition seeks out most innovative tech solutions with global impact The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT) – is now accepting entries for the ITU Telecom World Awards 2018, recognizing the most outstanding and innovative initiatives around the globe using ICTs for social […]

ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place in Durban, South Africa

Sponsored Content ITU Telecom World 2018 ITU Telecom World 2018 takes place from 10 -13 September in  Durban, South Africa, a dynamic regional commercial hub in the spectacular Kwazulu Natal province. The global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation through partnerhsips and collaboration to improve lives faster, and make the […]

Innovation for a smarter world: ITU Telecom World 2018

Sponsored content Creativity and innovation have driven human development throughout the course of history.  From agriculture to industry to the information age, revolutionary innovations in technology have marked major leaps forward in the development of our societies. As the pace of technological innovation increases, the gaps between those revolutions reduce, so that today, just ten […]

Local innovation, international impact: SMEs and the ITU Telecom World Awards

Sponsored Content What connects a group of young Rwandans building an app-based platform to manage data in schools with a new Japanese technology regenerating lead-acid batteries? Or a Danish solar-powered base station solution with a content delivery network and free Wifi connectivity platform from Kenya? They are all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) working with […]

When connectivity is not enough: the key to meaningful digital inclusion

Sponsored Content Smart is the adjective of our modern world, a world where applications, solutions, products and even entire industries are making innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve the quality of our lives and the efficiency of our services. The potential of smart is enormous. In a smart city, for example, […]

ITU Telecom World 2017 on 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea

Endorsed content ITU Telecom World 2017 takes place from 25-28 September in Busan, Republic of Korea, a pioneering smart city in one of the world’s most technology advanced nations. It’s the global event for tech SMEs, corporates and governments and is a platform for accelerating ICT innovation to improve lives faster, making the world better, […]

A revolution, an ecosystem, an ocean: 5G is just the beginning

Endorsed content “You cannot assume that 5G is just 4G on steroids. It is a revolution,” says Kailash Narayanan of Keysight Technologies. The neat linear progression from 2G to 3G to 4G does not apply to next-generation networks.”5G”, the generic term for future communications technologies, offers so much more than just the next level up […]

ITU Telecom World 2017: exploring smart digital transformation

Endorsed content Artificial intelligence can crunch the numbers on inconceivably large volumes of data, predicting trends, mitigating problems, driving a revolution in socio-economic development. Smart machines can learn, understand, develop and, in many areas, out-perform humans. But what will be the impact on our jobs, our economies and our societies? Do we need an international […]

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Collaboration: the key to success in the digital economy

Sponsored content Where does a Kenyan SME building a platform for local smallholders meet a startup from Korea specializing in iris recognition technology? Where could they both connect with ministers, ICT industry leaders and investors, potential partners and international media? And then join the debate on 5G, AI or digital financial services with a UNICEF […]