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, 4 thematic discussions in form of live webinar sessions will be organized from the beginning of 2021.

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”
“Industry 4.0 (merging of virtual, physical and biological) to Industry 5.0 (interaction and collaboration between humans and machines)”
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

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, Standardization senior advisor – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe expert, Adjunct Professor, Università Deg Listudi di Milano, 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”
“Addressing Education and Learning in novel ways making use of Digital Solutions”
September 22, 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

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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