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Telecom World 2015: ITU lines up influential speakers

In readiness for the Telecom World 2015 edition, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has lined up influential speakers to deliver keynotes at the event, ITRealms reports.

First on the list is the Minister of Communication, Djibouti, Ali Hassan Bahdon who will lead other government representatives, industry experts and stakeholders to deliver papers and also take part in discussions according to union.

Other speakers at the occasion include Fatima Barros, ANACOM, Chair Board of Directors; Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister of Communications and Information Portugal, Singapore; Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, Russian Federation; Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and  ICT, Rwanda; Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of Information Technology, Pakistan; Mahmoud Vaezi, Minister of Information and Communication, Islamic Republic of Iran; Carlos Lopez Blanco,

Others, ITRealms reports include, Global Head of Public and Regulatory Affairs, Telefonica; Fadi Chehade, President and CEO, ICANN; David Francis, Chief Security Officer, Huawei; Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse; David Maasz, CEO, Entrepreneurship Foundation, Hungary; Christopher Mattheisen, CEO, Magyar Telekom; Zeljko Puljic, CEO, Iskratel; Suneet Singh Tuli, CEO, Datawind; Stian Westlake, Executive Director of Policy & Research, Nesta; and Alex Wong, Head of Global Challenge Partnerships, World Economic Forum.

ITU announcement, ITRealms learnt, is in line with its preparation towards the annual event which will play host to policy makers, regulators, industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators. They will take part in Forum panel sessions and Exhibition workshops which is an ICT innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments, which is slated to take place in Budapest, Hungary on October 12 to 15..

The ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao, said, “ITU Telecom World 2015 will focus on the solutions, policies, projects and initiatives that are accelerating ICT innovation worldwide. Our goal is to bring the benefits of digital technologies to more people, more quickly. One crucial way we will achieve this is through our Forum, by convening a global mix of speakers drawn from government and across the industry, including innovative ICT SMEs, and providing them with an international platform where they can connect, hold constructive dialogues, inspire, inform and make a real change.”

Selected Forum sessions taking place at the 2015 event include: Leadership Summit: Ministerial Round Table on accelerating innovation for social impact; Leadership Summit: Connectivity goals, the reality of reaching everyone by 2020 and why it matters so much; Establishing a level playing field to promote investment; Data rich, decision-making poor: how to use big data for improved government action; Bridging the innovation divide: accelerators, incubators and fostering national technology champions.

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