Open Innovation and Open Education Promote Women in ICTs

Ayesha Dawood- There is global recognition that our digital world must address the needs of all people – but the digital gender gap remains a fundamental challenge. To promote women’s equal participation in the creation and use of innovative technologies and digital media, we need to ensure that they have the necessary access, knowledge and support to ensure new technologies […]

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Open systems are key to Smart Cities: report

original by Telecom TV IoT specialist Machina Research has teamed up with Philips to produce a white paper entitled ‘The Smart City is Open: the role of open systems as a key enabler of the smart city’.The paper is a timely reminder of the huge challenges the smart city concept presents. The central observation is that smart cities are unlikely […]

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What will the rise of open source mean for standardization and 5G?

Open-source software makes its source code free for all to use, alter and share, giving a community of developers the freedom to extend software’s functionality and applicability. Industry players developing proprietary software were among the first to feel the disruption from open-source developments, but with the emergence of network ‘softwarization’ – demonstrated by the growing availability of general-purpose ‘white-box’ hardware – the […]

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Crowdsourcing the Future #ITUstrategy

By Mario R. Canazza ITU becomes the first UN agency to launch a public consultation to source inputs and priorities for its future strategy. Mario R. Canazza Chairs the Working Group that will oversee this process and explains how it will work and what it hopes to achieve. As Chairman of the ITU Council Working Group for the Elaboration of […]

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Interoperability essential for delivering connected healthcare

By Clint McClellan Continua Health Alliance has established industry standards for end-to-end plug-and-play interoperability for personal connected health devices and systems. Together with ITU, we will promote these standards as the open, global, common interoperability standards for the personal connected health industry. The prevention and management of chronic conditions – such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart failure – is a […]

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