Press Release: ITU Telecom World 2015 announces influential speaker line-up

Experts to focus on accelerating ICT innovation for social impact


Geneva, 8 September 2015 – ITU Telecom World 2015 has announced its line-up of speakers, including key policy makers, regulators, industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators. They will take part in Forum panel sessions and Exhibition workshops at ITU Telecom World 2015, the global ICT innovation event for SMEs, corporates and governments, which takes place in Budapest, Hungary, 12 -15 October 2015.

Exploring how to expand access, build trust and accelerate innovative ICT-enabled solutions, expert speakers in the Leadership Summit and Forum include:

Ali Hassan Bahdon , Minister of Communication, Djibouti; Fatima Barros , ANACOM Portugal, Chair Board of Directors; Yaacob Ibrahim , Minister of Communications and Information, Singapore; Nikolay Nikiforov , Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications, Russian Federation; Jean Philbert Nsengimana , Minister of Youth & ICT, Rwanda; Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan , Minister of Information Technology, Pakistan; Mahmoud Vaezi , Minister of Information & Communication, Islamic Republic of Iran; Carlos Lopez Blanco , 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 Telecom World 2015 will focus on the solutions, policies, projects and initiatives that are accelerating ICT innovation worldwide,” said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. “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 ITU Telecom World 2015 include:

The full Forum programme is here and the speaker listing is here

  • Full details of opportunities at ITU Telecom World 2015 is here
  • Event Registration is now open. To register as a delegate for the event, please click here
  • Media Accreditation for ITU Telecom World 2015 is now open, please click here to accredit for the event.

Note : Media accreditation for ITU Telecom World 2015, 12-15 October 2015, enabling free access to the event for registered media and analysts is open. Accreditation is compulsory.

UN Press accreditation is valid, but registration is required to obtain an event badge.

Journalists and analysts who have formally accredited for ITU events in 2015 and whose details have not changed during this period do not need to re-submit accreditation credentials, but still need to register for an event badge.

Accreditation and registration for ITU Telecom World 2015 in advance is highly recommended to avoid queues and delays onsite.

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