Friday, July 22, 2016

NCC, NITDA, NigComSAT for ITU leadership summit @Bangkok

The management teams of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), and Galaxy Backbone, will be leading the Federal Government delegation to a leadership summit of global leaders from public and private sectors, slated for November, 2016, reports ITRealms.

The summit, ITRealms which is part of this year’s Telecom World organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), will see the forum opened with an exploration of why working together is critical for growth in the digital economy and how it can best be achieved.

According to the Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, some topics lined up for discussions include new approaches to connectivity: re-imagining the satellite industry:  how demand for always-on connectivity is leading to innovative connectivity solutions, new players and new markets for the satellite industry.

In addition, he said, the discussions will leverage on the connected car: freeway to the future or highway to hell: exploring the status and future of vehicle communications and automated driving from the perspectives of business, technology, and regulation, creating inclusive ICT innovation ecosystems: targeted business-to-government dialogue exploring concrete measures to foster innovation in SMEs for job creation and socio-economic growth.

Also, on the table, he said, is smart approach to smart sustainable cities: the economic and political challenges of delivering the promise of smart homes, streets, cities and regions, just as making money from meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a business approach to sustainable development: how the ICT sector can develop feasible business models to accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  

Further, he said that Business-to-business (B2B) and Business-to-government (B2G) dialogues: exploring how corporations and governments could strengthen collaboration with SMEs to improve the outcomes of research and development, accelerate innovation and improve public services, even as spotlight on Thailand: focusing on regional and local challenges, including dedicated sessions on Thailand’s ICT priorities and entrepreneurs, featuring Thai industry experts. 

These sessions will be highly beneficial to local and regional audiences, as well as focus on ITU-wide agenda: providing perspectives from across ITU and its membership and partners, co-located events include the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2016; the World Standards Cooperation Academic Roundtable; a global CTO meeting; the 7th Private Sector Chief Regulatory Officers (CRO) meeting and ITU Academia Consultations.

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