In a prestigious development, du has announced its support and participation in ITU Telecom World 2012, which is taking place for the first time in the UAE during 14-18 October. ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology.
du the preferred Network Connectivity enabler for all ITU delegates and staff members, and the event’s strategic sponsor. As part of its involvement, du’s CEO Osman Sultan will participate in two key leadership sessions: 1. A CEO roundtable on 14 October at 1:45 pm at Al Multaqa, titled ‘Forging the Future’ which discusses social responsibilities as an inherent part of platforms and ecosystems; 2. Participant at the Regional CEO Roundtable with other industry stalwarts on 15 October at Abu Dhabi B at 11:30 am, debating areas that need to be addressed as a consequence of the radical transformation of telecom; and 3. As a panelist in the Youth and Leaders Debate on 17 October at Workspace at 5pm.
du is also actively involved in Young Innovators Competition during ITU Telecom World 2012, which offers 12 social entrepreneurs aged 18-25 years old the opportunity to shine a global ICT spotlight on their innovative ideas and digital creativity. Nearly 400 young entrepreneurs from 77 countries around the world submitted innovative ICT-based early concepts or mature projects in the competition. du is equally involved in Telecom Development Forum that brings together representatives from several developing countries to discuss the most pressing telecom issues of our times and find a road to ideate and find solutions to them.
“Amidst the dynamic pace of all the developments taking place, this event provides an ideal opportunity to pause and step back to deliberate deep into the concerns of the sector and find solutions to accelerate the growth momentum. We are proudly associated with this prestigious event and look forward to meaningful dialogue with the foremost leaders in telecom today,” said Osman Sultan, CEO, du.
Building on the successful format pioneered at World 2011, ITU Telecom World 2012 will be an event where the bywords are knowledge and action. It will convene a high-quality, influential mix of participants drawn from across the ICT industry along with Heads of State and Government, regulators, innovators, digital entrepreneurs and many more. A dynamic series of conferences will tackle core issues such as using ICTs to create a new future, optimization of spectrum resources, innovation, development and the economic crisis, convergence and transformation of the ICT value chain, the impact of social networks and more. The event will also focus on a number of varied and innovative showcasing, sponsorship and hospitality options, and also provide extensive opportunities for networking and doing business with top-level participants.