Japan, will host the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS), ITU’s annual statistical conference later this month in Hiroshima.
WTIS will welcome government ministers and leading experts on economic development and ICT policy to discuss strategies to leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to drive socio-economic development.
Organised by ITU, the UN specialised agency for ICTs, the event is hosted by the Government of Japan and is expected to attract some 400 invited high-level dignitaries, global experts and analysts, including government ministers and deputy ministers.
According to ITU, the event holding from November 30 to December 2, 2015 in Hiroshima, Japan will feature a symposium that will address a wide range of topical issues including big data, progress in measuring the socio-economic impact of ICTs. Othher areas of focus include ICT statistics and the Sustainable Development Goal monitoring framework, strategies to measure ICT innovation, and the use of data generated by the Internet of Things to drive ICT development.
The WTIS programme will open with a special ceremony commemorating ITU’s 150th anniversary, followed by a Ministerial Roundtable focusing on ICT as a driver of sustainable development and a Leaders Dialogue on the topic of future ICT trends, policies and measurement challenges, the UN agency says.