The week of October 24 in Geneva was quite busy for the Cisco team, commencing with my participation at the Third CTO Meeting, October 25 2011.
At ITU World Telecom, Geneva Oct 24-27:
- Over 6,500 top-level participants onsite including Heads of State and
Government, Ministers, city mayors, industry CEOs and technology gurus,
along with hundreds of thousands of participants from around the world
interacting in real-time via webcasts and twitter streams
- 332 global leaders participating in the Broadband Leadership Summit
- 34 of the world’s major ICT names participating in the event as key
- 251 influential speakers from 64 countries took part in the multi-streamed
- 237 companies from 41 countries on the show floors
- 10,000 students from schools across the globe, who shared their work with
150,000 of their classmates across five continents.
- Photos: www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/photolibrary/display.aspx?event=210&ple=210&k=&d=&t=&id=
- View full event photo here
ITU Broadband Commission Leadership and call to world leaders: http://www.broadbandcommission.org/Documents/Broadband_Challenge.pdf
Cisco’s leadership at the World Telecom was quite prominent as follows:
Session was chaired by Brahima Sanou
Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau
*There were more attendees at this session than at the Internet of Things
Former US FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate called out the program that
she and actress Geena Davis are engaged in regarding Gender and Media:
Please keep an eye out for the next blog on the Girls in ICT Portal ITU will go live 11.11.2011. Susan Schoor
Regulatory and Market
Environment Division, extended a warm thanks to the panelists.
The next ITU Telecom World event will be held in Dubai, UAE, in Q4 of 2012.
Tags: ICT, itu world telecom, Service Provider, telecommunication
Thirty thousand feet above Iraq, an hour out from Qatar and the Persian Gulf – a good place to look back on this week’s third annual WISE, the World Innovation Summit for Education. It is, bar none, the biggest education conversation on earth. It has the power to convene: the world’s leading educators implored the world’s governments to honor the 2015 Millennium Education goals. In my opinion, although WISE has done significant work in the past few years there is still a lot to be done to create a coherent, systematic approach to education transformation. Qatar and the Region as a whole need that desperately. Arab leaders know they have to create 75M jobs - to sustain growth and meet the aspirations of countless young people. That means building a generation of problem-solvers and entrepreneurs. The precondition is better education.
WISE is pinning its hopes on new and innovative forms of learning – finding them, promoting them and scaling them. Charlie Leadbeater’s brilliant book on learning innovation was unveiled here this week. The Haiti learning initiative, built around inspirational new approaches to education, was launched with the WISE imprimatur. And innovative projects – from Afghan photography to smart-funded academies in America -- were hailed as game changers.
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Tags: 21st century skills, Cisco, education, GELP. Education, Global Education, ICT, preparing the workforce, transforming education, WISE
Healthcare is transforming rapidly thanks to advances in technology and people working together. This evolution was obvious in Jordan last week, when the inaugural meeting of the country’s Healthcare ICT Task Force took place in conjunction with the World Economic Forum Jordan.
The task force is a collaboration between the King Abdullah II Fund for Development, the Information Technology Association of Jordan (inj@j), and Cisco, and it points to the country’s vision to become a regional hub for ICT solutions in the healthcare sector. Read More »
Tags: CSR, healthcare, healthpresence, ICT, jordan, Middle East, World Economic Forum
The World Innovation Summit for Education(WISE) is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development. Launched in 2009, WISE is an international initiative and platform for a multitude of established and new educational actors to collaborate proactively all year round. There will be 1200 attendees from 45 countries, including greater than 25 country-level Ministers of Education in attendance at this Qatar meeting discussing potential global and regional impacts on teaching and learning. At the Wise Summit in Doha, Qatar, November 1-3, Cisco is one of only two major technology companies presenting at the conference. Another great visibility opportunity for Cisco in helping “transform Education, together.”
On November 1st, I will be speaking and moderating a session on “Adapting to the Future World of Work” Session: Adapting-future-world-work at the Wise summit in Qatar. In this session, the panel and I will explore ways in which education, business, social and government leaders in different regions might work together more effectively to address them. Learn more about related topics in the Equipping Every Learner for the 21st Century White Paper
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Tags: 21st century skills, Cisco, education, Global Education, ICT, preparing the workforce, transforming education, WISE
By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist
Late in September, the International Telecommunications Union, the United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies (ICT), wrapped up its 11th Global Symposium for Regulators in Armenia City, Colombia. The meeting is a periodic forum designed to help national regulatory authorities exchange information about deploying broadband technology within their own countries and internationally.
The topics discussed among the more than 500 participants went beyond broadband services, however, touching upon other regulatory issues such as mobile payments and e-waste. Many of the presenters’ conclusions correlate to the conclusions reached in other Connected Life Exchange posts — that is, that for international broadband deployment to succeed, there needs to be a concerted effort on multiple fronts, including governments, service providers, vendors, and local business leaders.
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Tags: broadband, digital economy, ICT, ITU, open access, outcomes, policy, regulation