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CTO FORUM 2014

 

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 2014 will take place from the 8 – 10 September 2014, at the Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Forum is the premier ICT conference of the Commonwealth drawing high level participation from ICT ministries, regulators and operators from across the Commonwealth and beyond and is hosted this year by the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) and the Ministry of Posts Telecommunications & Information Technology (MoPTICT).

The theme for the 2014 conference will be ICTs for Development: From Access to Inclusive and Innovative Services. The 2014 Forum will focus on key aspects of ICT access and utilisation including infrastructure, connectivity, applications, value added services, data and security.

 

Key topics to be discussed include:

 

Building a sustainable ICT Infrastructure: challenges and opportunities

Evaluating the benefits of e-Commerce in emerging markets

Mobile technologies, applications and VAS

Creating an efficient e-Governance system

Transparency and Open Government: The role of Open Data

Cloud-Based Business Process Outsourcing

Financing technological developments in the Commonwealth

 

Confirmed speakers include:

Honourable Abdul Latif Siddiqui, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Sunil Kanti Bose, Chairman, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

Juma Kandie, Chairperson, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation and Director of Human Resources, Communications Commission, Kenya

Dr  Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission

Reshan Dewapura, Chief Executive Officer, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka

Mohammad Azad Rahman, Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation

Tenzin Dolma Norbhu, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank

Shazia Omar, Head of Advocacy and Communications, The Economic Empowerment of the Poorest Programme.

Richard Lace, Head of Project (English In Action), BBC Media Action

The Forum will be followed by the CTO’s Council meeting from 11th to 12th September, where the country delegations (led by policy makers and regulators) set operational plans for the Organisation for the next financial year.

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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