Programme

Fifth Global Standards Symposium

Charting the Next Digital Wave: Emerging Technologies, Innovation, and International Standards

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome Coffee

9:30 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony

10:00 – 11:00 Session 1: Innovate, collaborate, thrive – crafting tomorrow’s AI governance with international standards

AI development poses global challenges. International standards can support policy goals where global governance is needed, in particular, by spreading beneficial systems and practices, facilitating trust, and encouraging efficient development of advanced systems. Join this thought-provoking panel discussion that dives into the dynamic intersection of international standards and AI. Panellists will share insights on the pivotal role of international standards in shaping the future of AI, facilitate global collaboration and industry impact.

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:10 World Standards Cooperation Ceremony: Advancing the voluntary consensus-based International Standards system

On the occasion of World Standards Day, join this pivotal session to hear from leaders who will deliver insightful speeches on the crucial role of international standards in shaping the landscape of emerging technologies, fostering innovation, and steering the course for the next digital wave. Gain a profound understanding of how global collaboration in standardization is essential for ensuring interoperability, security, and sustainability in the rapidly evolving digital realm.

Questions & Answers

11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 High level segment: Catalyzing change: Industry & ministerial leaders crafting the future of innovation

Dive into the future of innovation with our exclusive session. This sophisticated high-level segment brings together 12 ministers, 15 CEOs, 1 mayor and 2 academic presidents in a setting that is nothing short of innovative.

Witness first-hand the collaborative spirit as the session unfolds, with each minister contributing insights and posing questions that spark a lively exchange with industry leaders. This session promises to be a ground-breaking segment where industry and ministerial leaders synergize their efforts to craft the future of innovation, driving change on a global scale.

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 14:45 Blockchain Secure Authentication (BSA) Application Challenge Ceremony

The ITU BSA Application Challenge aims to promote the utilization of passwordless multi factor authentication based on blockchain in digital financial services applications to address vulnerabilities in authentication processes based on traditional passwords in digital finance. The challenge is aimed at developers in emerging economies with the objectives to promote the adoption and skills necessary for deploying BSA authentication, to showcase the robust authentication protocols grounded in blockchain technology. The winners of the BSA Application Challenge will be announced during the session.

14:45 – 15:45 Session 2: Interconnected futures: Open source and Standards

15:45 – 16:00 U4SSC KPI ceremony

16:00 – 17:00 Session 3: Fostering public services & industry innovation – How AI, metaverse and quantum computing are reshaping our world

17:00 – 17:15 Coffee Break

17:15 – 17:30 Closing ceremony and outcome document