In order to continue and deepen the discussion and to enable all those interested in the Global Forum to keep networking despite the COVID-19 situation, thematic discussions in form of live webinar sessions will be organized.

Webinar I
“Wireless & Wireline Infrastructures: The Upcoming Challenges”
“Designing a Regulatory, Policy, Governance Framework Addressing Safety Security & Accountability in a Complex World”
March 3rd, 2021; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Paris time
Report of Webinar I
John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA Wireless and Wireline Infrastructures: The Upcoming Challenges
Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 FORUM IPv6-based New Internet 

Webinar II
“COVID-19 Pandemic as a Science and Technology Accelerator?”
“Disruptive Digital Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, 5G, Blockchain …”
April 7th, 2021; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Paris time
Report of Webinar II
Stéphane Grumbach, Research Director, INRIA, France Living under a long-lasting Pandemic & Impact on the Evolution of Technologies
Amir Johri, Senior Specialist, ‎Ministry of Health of Oman
Paul Wormeli, Innovation Strategist, USA Cross-boundary Information Sharing Principles – Complexities and Challenges
Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, CTA – Consumer Technology Association, USA Disruptive Technologies, AI, IoT, 5G
Geneviève Fieux-Castagnet, SNCF – L’Éthic Groupe, France A European Perspective of Ethics for AI Systems
Michael Stankosky, Research Professor, George Washington University, USA Internet of Ideas
Don Davidson, Director of Cyber-SCRM, Synopsys, USA The never-ending dilemma of the need to share vs. protect information!

Webinar III
“Sustainable Smart, Cognitive Cities, Regions & Communities and Tech for Good”
“From Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0”
June 9th, 2021; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Paris time / 7:30 am – 9:00 am Washington DC time / 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Tokyo time
Report of Webinar III

Sustainable Smart, Cognitive Cities, Regions & Communities and Tech for Good
Julia Glidden, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corp., USA – “Global Pandemic and Digital Approaches to Delivering Public Services”
Eric Legale, Managing Director, Issy Media – City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France – “Digital Technology Against Climate Change”
Eliane Ubalijoro, Global Hub Director, Canada, Future Earth; Executive Director, Sustainability in the Digital Age, Canada – “Sustainability in the Digital Age’s work related to what a new SDG 18: Ensuring the digital age serves the 3Ps: for People, Planet and Prosperity”
Hugo Kerschot, Founder & Managing Director Is- Practice, Belgium – “DUET Digital Urban European Twins”
Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute (a subsidiary of CompTIA), USA – “Smart to Cognitive Cities –A Work in Progress”

From Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0
Jeremy Millard, Managing Director, Third Millennium Governance, Denmark – “How Zoomshock is Transforming Work, Geography and Society”
Namir Anani, President & CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), Canada – “Industry 5.0, Where Humans, Machines, and Intelligent Communities Intersect”
Oriane Wiser, Project Coordinator Data for Good, The Netherlands “Data For Good”
Daniele Tumietto, Expert European DIGITAL SME Alliance, Professor Link Campus University in Rome, Italy – “SME Guide For Industrial internet of Things (IIOT)”
Marek Canecky, Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU – “From Industry 4.0.to Industry 5.0”


Webinar IV
“Health for all – addressing preventative measures and medical interventions adopting new technologies”
“Education and Learning – exploring novel ways in making use of Digital Solutions” 
September 22nd, 2021; 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Paris time
Report of Webinar IV

Health for all – addressing preventative measures and medical interventions adopting new technologies
Kathie Blizinsky, Policy Director All of US Research Program, National Institutes of Health, USA “The Shifting Landscape of ‘Ethical’ Data Use in Research”
Rob van Kranenburg, Founder Council IoT, Jury Member IOT Solutions World Congress, The Netherlands “Disposable Identities in the Age of Digital Identity Management”
Alexandra Fieux-Castagnet, PromEthosIA, France How Technology Can Transform Healthcare in Africa ?”

Education and Learning – exploring novel ways in making use of Digital Solutions
Samia Melhem, Global Lead Digital Capabilities, The World Bank “Digital Capabilities for a Digital Society “
Pavan Duggal, Advocate Supreme Court of India , Head, Pavan Duggal Associates/ President Cyberlaws.net / Cyberlaws Asia / Mobilelaw.net, Member WIPO, India “Cyber Security and Cyber Legal Issues facing Online Education & Learnings”
Franco Claudio Grossi , Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering, Russia Education 4.0; The Next Way of Teaching
Sylvie Albert, Professor Department of Business & Administration University of Winnipeg, Canada “Networked Forms of Education”
Chetan Sharma, Founder & CEO Datamation Group, India “Convergent Gender, Security & Protection During Pandemic Times in Health and Education Spheres”

If you are interested in participating in our upcoming webinars or if your organization is interested in becoming a sponsoring partner, please contact us , we would like to hear from you.

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