• ICT

    UN Promotes Technological Developments for SDGs

    INTERNATIONAL: The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution asking key UN bodies for updated findings on the impact of key technological changes vis-a-vis the 2030 Agenda, for discussion at the fourth annual UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI Forum). The UN also recently announced that over half the world is using… Continue Reading »

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES Vice-President Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) receives UNESCO award

    Disability rights advocate and GAATES’ Vice-President, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee (Bangladesh) has been awarded the UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at UNESCO, Paris, France on Monday, 3 December 2018. Mr. Bhattacharjee is a leading advocate who collaborates with local, national, and international partners to produce resources to… Continue Reading »

    Breaking the Internet — for a Good Cause

    DENMARK: In support of ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ (IDPD), on Monday, December 3, 2018, Siteimprove, a global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company empowering digital teams to create inclusive websites, will break its own website. In effect, Siteimprove will disable style sheets, images, and JavaScript across its homepages to show visitors how a person using a… Continue Reading »

    Invite & Call for Submissions | Accessible Europe Forum & Competition

    VIENNA, AUSTRIA: The ITU-EC Forum for Europe on “Accessible Europe: ICT for ALL” will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 14 December 2018.  As an integral part of this Forum a Regional Competition on Innovative Digital Solutions for an Accessible Europe is being organized. This regional event for Europe is being jointly organized by… Continue Reading »

    TIA Appointed To Administration’s ICT Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force Executive Committee

    ARLINGTON, VA, USA:  The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today issued the following statement upon the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announcement of industry executive committee members appointed to the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. TIA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs… Continue Reading »

    World Data Forum Discusses Data Science, Platforms, Privacy and Finance

    DUBAI, UAE: Participants at the second UN World Data Forum convened in 85 panel discussions to consider issues related to six themes: innovations and synergies across different “data ecosystems”; leaving no one behind; building trust in data and statistics; how far have we come?; understanding the world through data; and new approaches to capacity development… Continue Reading »

    Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announces RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs as Members

    INTERNATIONAL: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) announced on 8 November that RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs have joined the Alliance, as it continues to advocate for laws and regulations that will lead to more efficient spectrum utilisation. President of the DSA, Kalpak Gude, said: “The DSA is always looking for organisations who share our vision, so I’m thrilled to welcome RADWIN, Federated Wireless and Saankhya Labs to the… Continue Reading »

    Neural Technologies at TM Forum: “Digital Integration of assets is key for digital transformation success”

    SINGAPORE: This was the message from Neural Technologies’ VP of Marketing  Claus Nielsen on the second day of TM Forum Digital Transformation Asia, as he delivered a seminar speech on the importance of ‘Standardizing Event Data Collection and Management’ on 14 November. Nielsen said, “It is imperative that in order to make digital transformation journeys possible, that initially, Digital Integration is given the highest priority. Standardising Event Data collection and management of such… Continue Reading »

    Second Committee Addresses Migration, Technology, International Collaboration

    NEW YORK, USA: With the numbers of migrants increasing faster than the global population, UN Member States emphasized the increased interdependence between countries, and called for the recognition of migrants’ qualifications and role in development, as well as for the protection of their rights and the combatting of illegal trafficking. The Second Committee (Economic and… Continue Reading »