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Announcing my appointment: Leadership Summit for the Future at ITU Telecom World 2014 (Doha, Dec 7, 2014)

I am delighted to announce that my company, The Futures Agency and me have been appointed to put together and present the program for a very unique Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 07.32.17event during the International Telecom Union (ITU)’s annual Telecom World show in Doha, Qatar, called ‘the leadership summit on the future‘.  This will be a 4-hour event geared towards a global audience of telecom ministers and government officials, featuring inspiring presentations, interventions / provocations as well as interactive panel discussions on various future topics (see below) interspersed by new technology presentations and some very impact ‘future demos’. The first speakers have already been secured, and will be announced soon. I am delighted to be involved, and of course to speak at this event and guide through the program.

Leadership Summit on the Future: Futurist Gerd Leonhard and an influential group of global futurists and thought-leaders will lead a unique one day journey into the near future, exclusively aimed at government, regulatory and industry representatives at the highest level. Provocative presentations, live demos, interactive panel discussions and immersive experiences provide expert insight into the realities and potential of the uture on topics such as:

  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Privacy and data security
  • Human-machine interface
  • Social media and social commerce

This is the knowledge essential to forming relevant local, national and regional policies, strategies and business models.  Find out how to be a part of it.

Find out more.  Download the PDF with the announcement: ITU Telecom World 2014 Future Announcement

About ITU Telecom World ITU Telecom World is the leading platform for high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking for the global ICT community. It is an annual event organized by ITU Telecom, part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for ICT-related issues. ITU Telecom World leverages its UN status to bring together an influential audience of public and private sector representatives at the highest level, from developed and emerging markets across the globe. Heads of state and government, heads of international organizations, ministers and regulatory authorities join industry executives from across the entire ICT ecosystem , academics, consultants and digital visionaries in world-class debates with expert speakers on technology, policy and strategy, showcasing global innovation and investment opportunities, and cross-sector face-to-face networking. ITU Telecom World 2014 will explore the current massive disruption of the ICT sector and its implications for the industry, ecosystem and the world under the theme “Confronting the Future”. The event is a unique opportunity to confront the new realities of the industry and explore how future scenarios could impact our businesses and our lives. ITU Telecom World 2014 will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 7 – 10 December 2014. telecomworld.itu.int

Related: my 2 videos from ITU Bangkok event 2014

short excerpt

Entire talk

and the slides are here

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