Advancing innovation in India’s ICT industry – and beyond: Malcolm Johnson

By Malcolm Johnson, ITU Deputy Secretary-General The following was adapted from remarks delivered by ITU Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson in New Delhi, India at the recent CMAI ICT World Communication Summit on the theme “Innovation in ICT Technologies, Broadband, Smart Cities and manufacturing for Sustainable Development Goals” on 11 March 2019. We are living in a time of extraordinary advances […]

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8 recommendations to spur innovations, ICT-centric economic growth and job creation

By Emanuele Giovannetti, Professor of Economics at Anglia Ruskin University, an ITU Academic Member Innovations are the engine of competition and lie at the heart of industry growth and transformation. However, modeling and understanding how technical innovations emerge and succeed has been challenging, given the many actors, phases and activities that underlie successful innovations. To support innovations, governments and businesses looking to […]

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Four ways entrepreneurs can promote innovation in emerging markets

By ITU News Tech innovation and social entrepreneurship can improve billions of lives. This was the raison d’être of the 2018 Seedstars Summit, which connected innovators with investors and mentors to help them develop and scale up their new tech solutions in emerging markets. An online platform to sell quality-assured medicines in Nigeria. A toolkit and software application to teach […]

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Disrupting business models is not enough. We need tech innovation too

By Ville Satopaa and Pranav Mehrotra We hear the word “innovation” all the time. It has become such a buzzword that we forget what it means. For some people, innovation means building the next Facebook. For others, it’s a new way to cook an omelette. For the purposes of this article, let’s break innovation down into two general categories: Product […]

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