In order to continue and deepen the discussion and to enable all those interested in the Global Forum to keep networking and exchanging ideas, we organize thematic discussions in form of live webinars 

Webinar III 2023 – Towards Global Digital Health & Novel Collaboration Constellations and Nature Regeneration & Resilience, October 18th; 1:30 – 3:00 pm CET.
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Webinar II 2023 – Sustainable Future: Infrastructure & Climate and Global Education April 26th, 2023
Report Webinar II/2023
Sustainable Future: Infrastructure & Climate
Alix Jagueneau, Head of External Affairs GSMA – GSMA Mobile Net Zero March 2023
Jean-Yves Le Gall Former President CNES (French Space Agency), ESA Council (European Space Agency) and Arianespace./Chair of the Strategic Oversight Council at Paris-Saclay University. Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and of several international public and private bodies active in the high-tech and space sectors, France

Global Education
Sylvie Albert, Professor of Strategy & Leadership, University of Winnipeg, Canada AI & Education
Dr. Fernando Reimers, Director, Global Education Innovation Initiative, Harvard University,  USA Global Education and Climate Change

Webinar I 2023 – Blockchain & Impact of Digital for Cities, Feb 15th, 2023
Please see report of the Webinar I – 2023  of February 15t on Blockchain & Impact of Digital for Cities
“Blockchain: How Is It Transforming Our Daily Life?”
Dr. Owen Vaughan, Director, Research nChain, United-Kingdom – Blockchain Technology
Prof Namir Anani, President & CEO, ICTC, Ottawa, Canada – Blockchain Policies
Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum; co-Chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative, Luxemburg – Use Case: Food Supply Chain

Cities: ‘The Evolving Challenges For Urban and Rural Cities
Hugo Kerschot, Founder & Managing Director, Is- Practice, Belgium – LOCARD: Use of Blockchain in Criminal Justice (Chain of Custody)
Dr. Sylvie Albert, Professor, Department of Business & Administration, University of Winnipeg, Canada – Introduction of Panel Members and announcement on a new research book on City
Prof. Namir Anani, President & CEO, ICTC, Canada – The Impact of Digitalization on Cities
Daniel van Lerberghe, Director & Co-founder, INNOGAGE Ltd., Belgium – Nurturing Urban Eco-systems to Fight Climate Change and Support Local Economies
Jeremy Millard, Managing Director, Third Millennium Governance, Denmark – New Localism: Impact of Increased Decentralisation and Devolution to Cities and Regions


Webinar I 2021 – “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 2021 – “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 2021 – “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 2021 – “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”

Webinar V 2021 – Ethics & AI
Report of Webinar V
Paul Wormeli, Innovation Strategist, Executive Director Emeritus, Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute – IJIS, Wormeli Consulting, USA “The path forward for AI ethics”
Sarah Zhao, Partner Rimon Law, USA/China “Newly Promulgated China Privacy Law and its Impact on the Covid Pandemic” 

Digital Transformation in Time of Covid-19
Stephane Grumbach, Research Director INRIA – Rhone Alpes, France & Rohan D’Souza, Professor Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies Kyoto University, Japan The future of Education, EdTech from Ethics to Elite training. 
Serge Miranda, Scientific Director of MScBIHAR (ESTIA) and MBDS Masters degree (University Côte d’Azur) ; President of DATUM ACADEMY, France Towards  virtual multiversities of the future (in the DATA economy)”
Judith Ryser, Journalist, United-Kingdom Role of digitalisation in with- or post-covid sustainable city planning from an urbanist point of view”
Lynn Thiesmeyer, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University, Japan Challenges of  transboundary health protocols in ASEAN under COVID-19: Potentials of digital – analogue frameworks on mobility and health” 
Christophe Glauser, CEO of ArgYou.com” (the Swiss Find Engine for measuring impact), Switzerland Why more than half of the information on the internet is never used by the users Impact analysis show how to manage digital chances”


Webinar VI 2022 – “Digitalization in Energy / Water Transition”
“Circular Economy”
Report of Webinar VI

Digitalization and Energy / Water
Husni Al Abri, CEO Smart Way LLC, Oman “Circular Economy & Ressource Recovery”
Ahmed Al Malki, Head of Energy Transition Team, Occidental Oman Inc, Oman “Energy Management System & Energy Digitizing”

Circular Economy
Michael Stankosky, Research Professor George Washington University, USA “The Impact of Culture on the Circular Economy”
Jeremy Millard, Director Third Millennium Governance; Senior Policy Advisor, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark “The circular economy and rethinking sustainability”


Webinar VII 2022 – Local Democracy; Digital Accessibility & Assistive Technologies; Future of Digital Identity
Report of Webinar VII

Tufool Abdullah Mohamed Al Dhahab Head of the Industry Development Department Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology. MTCIT, Oman
Alfredo Ronchi, Secretary General EC MEDICI Framework, Italy; “Interface Interaction design for elderly people”
Cid Torquato, one of the leading formulators of inclusive public policies in Brazil; “Digital Accessibility and Assistive Technologies”
John Erik Setsaas, VP of Identity and Innovation, Signicat, Norway; “The Future of Digital Identity
Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, Belgium; Local Democracy and Citizen Engagement”
Hugo Kerschot, Founder & Managing Director, Is- Practice, Belgium (project manager of the DUET project); “Digital Twins for smart cities, some EU pilots”

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