Monday | 2015.10.12

Opening Ceremony

Monday, October 12, 2015, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, Ceremony Hall

The official event launch, opening ITU Telecom World 2015 before an audience of event participants and special guests, including Heads of State and Ministers, Heads of UN Agencies, regulators, C-level industry representatives, Forum speakers and accredited media.


Accelerating digital innovation for social impact

Monday, October 12, 2015, 02:15 PM-03:45 PM, Conference Room 1

The ever-quickening pace of digital transformation is leading to new ecosystems, new players, new industries and new business models. These hold the potential to drive economic growth, social good and human development on an unprecedented scale throughout the world. Opening the Leadership Summit and setting the tone for four days of debate in the Forum, this session explores how that tremendous potential can best be harnessed for the benefit of all – and how governments, regulators and industry leaders can develop the strategies, policies and programmes to speed up the pace of digital development and ensuing socio-economic impact. From funding next generation networks to fostering local content and capacity, from finding new regulatory approaches in the age of big data and new business models in the web-company era, from innovation hubs to innovative technologies and services, what are the top-level priorities and urgent lines of action?


Mr Jeremy Wilks, Producer, Euronews, France

Opening Remark

Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Keynote Speaker

Prof Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman Emeritus, MIT Media Lab, USA


Ms Fátima Barros, Chair of BEREC and Chair of the Board, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM), Portugal

Mr Fadi Chehade, President and CEO, ICANN, USA

Dr Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Greece

Ms Joy Tan, President, Global Media and Communications, Huawei, China


Integrating digital markets: new building blocks to regional integration

Monday, October 12, 2015, 04:00 PM-05:00 PM, Conference Room 1

Better access for consumers and businesses to online goods and services across the world is critical to increase the availability of digital technologies and tools, maximising the social and economic benefits of the internet economy and laying the foundation of future prosperity. Removing barriers, eliminating bottlenecks and harmonizing regulations across national borders can create the right conditions for digital networks and services to flourish and enable the growth of innovative services and start-ups, potentially creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and adding billions to national, regional and global economies. This session will address the key issues in unleashing the power of international digital services and building regional single markets, examining existing initiatives in the EU and in other regions throughout the world. How can cross-border regulations best protect consumers, enable a level competitive playing field and ensure fair competition? What is the role of harmonized spectrum assignment, standardization and interoperability in growing regional markets? How should the free flow of data to encourage innovation be balanced against measures to reinforce trust and security in personal data? What are the issues around geo-blocking, common taxation policies, intellectual property rights and copyright modernization to increase access to online content?


Dr Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Arthur D. Little Austria, Austria

Opening Remark

Dr Monika Karas, President, National Media and Infocommunications Authority, Hungary


H.E. Mr Nikolay Nikiforov, Minister, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Russian Federation

Ms Anat Bar-Gera, Chairperson, YooMee Africa AG, Switzerland

Mr Shola Taylor, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, United Kingdom

Mr Christopher Mattheisen, CEO, Magyar Telekom, Hungary

Ms Linda Corugedo-Steneberg, Principal Adviser, European Commission, Belgium


Connectivity goals: the reality of reaching everyone by 2020 – and why it matters so much

Monday, October 12, 2015, 04:00 PM-05:00 PM, Conference Room 2

The backbone infrastructure to all other industrial sectors and the motor of emerging and developed economies alike, ICTs are the cross-cutting key enablers of social development and economic growth the world over – and critical to the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Working to close the digital divide and ensure universal access to the digital economy is therefore essential to the SDGs, and forms the core of ITU’s Connect 2020 vision to expand government action in extending connectivity. Butwhat practical measures and concrete initiatives have proved most successful? What is the role of taxation and other government financial instruments in promoting connectivity? How can funding and investment be secured to ensure 1.5bn additional citizens have access to high-speed broadband networks, services and applications? What are the technologies and solutions, policy and regulatory aspects critical to achieving this goal? Industry support is vital to increasing connectivity, but why should global developments goals matter – what is the business case for the SDGs?


Mr Andy Haire, Founder and Chairman, AJH Communications, USA

Opening Remark

Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland


Mr José Toscano, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, USA

Dr Vijayalakshmy K. Gupta, Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India

Mr Jack Hamande, Président du Conseil, Institut belge des services postaux et des télécommunications (IBPT), Belgium

Ms Tayo Akinyemi, Director, AfriLabs, USA

Mr Gordon Graylish, V.P. Sales & Marketing, Intel Corporation (UK) Ltd., United Kingdom


Leadership summit closure: challenges to make innovation work for social impact

Monday, October 12, 2015, 05:30 PM-06:15 PM, Conference Room 1

Drawing conclusions and principal findings from the Leadership Summit opening and subsequent parallel breakouts, this session provides a wrap-up of the high-level debates on accelerating digital innovation and sets out key parameters for the wider debates in the Forum. What has been learnt so far, and what are the priorities for government and industry leaders going forward?


Mr Jeremy Wilks, Producer, Euronews, France


Dr Chaesub Lee, TSB Director, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Dr Sharad Sapra, Director, Global Innovation Centre, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations

Ms Cornelia Richter, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

Dr James H. Poisant, Secretary General, World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), USA

Ms Helani Galpaya, CEO, LIRNEasia, Sri Lanka


Korea Telecom: Paving the road to 5G era

Monday, October 12, 2015, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Conference Room 5

In the years to come, with all things being connected to the telecommunication network, mankind will no longer suffer from repetitious/simple tasks as the things will do the job. New changes will fundamentally shift the base of the society, such as self-driving car, tele-surgery, smart clothes, hologram communications, etc. Such evolution of businesses and growing demands by the things cannever be satisfied with single technology alone. In the 5G era, new generation of telecommunication, therefore, must be able to integrate and evolve the pieces of wireless and wireline technologies to suit the requirements of numerous use cases. The 5G will enablenew business opportunities for telecom operators and equipment vendors by providing environment for IoT (Internet of Things) and inducing applications from other industries.


Dr Leo Lehmann, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 13, Office fédéral de la communication (OFCOM), Switzerland

Opening Remark

Dr Dongmyun Lee, CTO, Korea Telecom, Korea, Republic of

Dr Chaesub Lee, TSB Director, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland


Mr Jan Färjh, Vice President and Head of Standardization and Industry, Ericsson, Sweden

Mr Hidenobu Harasaki, Chief Standardization Officer, NEC Corporation, Japan

Dr Hyungsoo Kim, Vice-chairman of ITU-T Study Group 12, Director, Korea Telecom, Korea, Republic of

Dr Wonil Roh, VP, Head of Advanced Communications Lab, Samsung Electronics, Korea, Republic of


TDIA: TD-LTE Technology and Spectrum Workshop

Monday, October 12, 2015, 01:45 PM-05:15 PM, Conference Room 4

The Fifth TD-LTE Technology and Spectrum Workshop is jointly hosted by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), China Mobile and Telecommunication Development Industry Alliance (TDIA) in Conference 4 on the afternoon of Oct12.With the rapid commercialization of TD-LTE networks in the worldwide, mobile communication ushered into a new era. In order to promote the utilization of high frequency for TDD technology and to win a wider development space for TD-LTE, it is necessary for us to push forward the global unified planning of TDD spectrum and to discuss the future spectrum strategies. This workshop will bring together government leaders, regulator officers, CEOs of operators and chairmen of international associations to share their views onmobile broadband development and strategies of global unified spectrum allocation.


Ms Cristina Data, Head of Operational Efficiency, Office of Communications - Ofcom, United Kingdom

Keynote Speaker

Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland

Mr Wei Mo, Member of CPC Leadership Group and Director General, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China

Mr Jaime Afonso, Vice Chairman, Electronic Communications Committee, Portugal

Mr Zhengmao Li, Executive Vice President, China Mobile Communications Corporation, China

Dr Dongmyun Lee, CTO, Korea Telecom, Korea, Republic of

Mr Roberto Ercole, Senior Director, Long-Term Spectrum, GSM Association, United Kingdom

Mr Herkole Sava, WG Co-Chair, GTI, USA

Mr Sean Sugiura, Secretary General, XGP Forum, Japan

Mr Gustav Schoeman, CTO, Multisource, South Africa

Mr Rino Buccio, CTO, Linkem, Italy


Mr Hua Yang, Secretary General, TDIA, China

Dr Han Gang, VP of TDD, ZTE Corporation, China

Mr Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, PCCW-HKT, China

Mr Göran Berntson, Director of TDD Industry Development Department, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Sweden

Dr Ulrich Dropmann, Head of Industry Environment, Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

Ms Yuhong Huang, Deputy Manager, China Mobile Communications Corporation, China

Mr Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union, Switzerland


Japan Session: Society Construction with a Sense of Security- Making full Use of "IoT" for Future Progress

Monday, October 12, 2015, 03:45 PM-05:15 PM, Conference Room 5

This Japan Session will introduce best practice cases in making full use of the Internet of Things "IoT" for constructing the society with a sense of security.  Taking this unique opportunity in ITU Telecom World 2015, Japan Session Team eagerly hopes to share valuable thoughts and tips for the future of "IoT" with as many participants as possible. Followings are the presentations to be shared by our team members;

  > Social Renovation by ICT at the Entrance of the Smarter Communication World (by NICT)

  > IoT 2.0 (by NTT Network Innovation Laboratories)

  > The Power of ICT for Sustainability Smart Future (by Fujitsu)

  > Modular Data Center, the optimal Infrastructure for the IoT Community (by Internet Initiative Japan)

  > How to use Technology to lengthen Life of Lead-acid Battery in the field of Electric Power Storage

(by Japan Battery Regeneration)


Mr Yuzo Mori, Director of Planning, The ITU Association of Japan, Japan


H.E. Mr Yasuo Sakamoto, Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

Dr Fumihiko Tomita, Vice President, Member of Board, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

Dr Ryutaro Kawamura, Director, NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan

Mr Hideyuki Kanemitsu, Vice President, Environmental Management Division, Fujitsu Limited, Japan

Mr Koichi Maruyama, Executive Officer, Internet Initiative Japan, Japan

Dr Akiya Kozawa, Executive Advisor, Japan Battery Regeneration,Inc., Japan


Opening up new markets in the converged ICT ecosystem: new users, new services or new segments?

Monday, October 12, 2015, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, Conference Room 3

The exponential growth of the digital economy is leading to new interconnected ecosystems, new cultures, markets and models. Newtechnologies, trends in society and industry developments offer enormous potential for economic growth and social good. New partnerships and collaborations are beginning to emerge across verticals, industry sectors and geographies. Positions in newly forming value chains are up for grabs and open to contention. This session will examine this world of possibilities, exploring current growth trends and potential approaches to new markets, expanding connectivity to deploying innovative services or opening up new segments andto develop innovation capacity. Where are the opportunities and who are the winners right now? What are the regulatory, cultural and interoperability challenges as we move away from narrow industry silos into arenas of activity with multiple players, such as entertainment or health solutions.


Mr Bocar Ba, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council, United Arab Emirates


Ms Severina Pascu, Managing Director, CEE Region, Liberty Global, Romania

H.E. Ms Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology, Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan

Mr Sang Woo Kim, President of Corporate Affairs Europe, Samsung Electronics, Belgium

Mr Carlos López-Blanco, Global Head of Public and Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica S.A., Spain

Mr Daniel Pataki, Vice President of Regulation, GSM Association, Hungary

Mr Robert Middlehurst, Vice President International Regulatory Affairs, Etisalat, United Arab Emirates


Scaling ICT entrepreneurship for social impact: nurturing high-growth firms in the ICT sector

Monday, October 12, 2015, 01:45 PM-03:15 PM, Conference Room 3

It is rare to hear an entrepreneur looking to scale his or her venture define themselves as a “small” business or “SME”. Most SMEs are destined to stay small. Language such as “seed investment” and “incubator” may be misleading as growing a venture is not like agrowing a baby or a plant, and the vast majority of small businesses do not naturally evolve into larger businesses.  With an average age of 15-30 years, high-growth firms are not what we normally think of as start-ups or small businesses. Research shows that they account for 1% - 6% of firms in an economy, and are responsible for at least half of all economic growth and job creation. High-growth ventures may be more prevalent in basic industries, such as food services, real estate and construction, than in the ICT, tech and internet sectors, but these sectors have undeniably been, and continue to be, shaped by nimble and disruptive young firms with an innovative approach to ‘business as usual’. To support rapid economic growth and job creation, there is a need for an enabling environment for market-led, export-oriented firms with the potential to scale across countries and regions. This session will explore the key components needed to sustain complex entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems where high-growth firms in the ICT, internet and technology sectors can develop and thrive, including human capacity building, skills development, access to professional services, access to follow-on finance and capital markets, and policy and regulation. 


Dr Eun-Ju Kim, Chief Innovation & Partnership Depart, International Telecommunication Union, -


Dr Jean-Luc Beylat, President, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs France, France

Mr Martin Labbé, Senior officer, Trade Support Institution Development, International Trade Centre, Switzerland

Mr Shaffi Mather, Founder, Chairman & CEO, MUrgency, USA

Ms Cornelia Richter, Managing Director, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany

Dr Sharad Sapra, Director, Global Innovation Centre, United Nations Children's Fund, United Nations


Trusting big data: the need for new partnerships, principles, and provider ethics

Monday, October 12, 2015, 01:45 PM-03:15 PM, Conference Room 5

The rush is already on to monetize big data, to implement the tremendous potential of the Internet of Things, and to develop newapplications and solutions in emerging technologies from human to machine interfaces and artificial intelligence to wearable tech, embedded tech and augmented humanity. Establishing end-user trust, however, is an essential prerequisite for the success of the new big data economy. Addressing concerns on personal privacy and data breaches with respect to data sharing and use is critical, and calls for close collaboration between big data producers and users.  What measures can be taken to raise awareness on the risks of false confidence in data or false data-based predictions? How can responsibility and accountability in predictions and insights from big data analytics be ensured? What are the roles of public-private partnerships, and neutral third parties such as regulators and national statistical organizations in developing principles for data access or framework data sharing agreements for providers andusers?


Mr Clément Charles, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, AllTheContent, Switzerland


Mr Projjol Banerjea, Co-founder & CPO, Zeotap, Germany

Ms Maryam Bayi, Director Consumer Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria

Dr Luca Bolognini, President, Italian Institute for Privacy, Italy

Dr Catherine E A Mulligan, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department, Imperial College London Business School Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dpt, United Kingdom


Technical challenges in establishing trust

Monday, October 12, 2015, 03:45 PM-05:15 PM, Conference Room 3

In a world of cross-border data flow and international data storage, national regulatory and legal frameworks are simply not up to the task of protecting the individual consumer, government or business from breaches of privacy. Staying one step ahead of potentialcyber criminals is an ongoing game of cat-and-mouse. Technological solutions aimed at building trust and closing the loopholes include standardized security protocols, encrypted data or enhanced security setting configurations. Closed-model networks with trusted APIs, limited architecture and single function devices not connected to the wider internet may provide a further option, in particular in securing IoT deployments. This session will explore the possibilities - and limitations - of technology in creating security and trust, examining current trends and potential future developments. What role can interoperability and standardization play? Security protocols are designed by humans, and subject to the same vulnerabilities as human communication. If machines themselves do not care about security, what are implications for future artificial intelligence applications?


Mr Aaron Boyd, Chief Strategy Officer, ABI Research, Switzerland


Mr Guillermo Alarcón, Global Director Government Broadband Initiatives, Alcatel-Lucent International, France

Mr Nan Chen, Executive Vice Chairman, CENX, President, MEF, MEF, USA

Dr Jun Kyun Choi, Professor, KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea, Republic of

Ms Anne-Lise Thieblemont, Sr Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm, Inc., USA

Mr Michael Tsang, Regional Director, Americas and Europe, Aliyun Computing Co. Ltd, China