Budapest APG represented EIT Digital at the ITU Telecom World‘s annual ICT event organised by ITU Telecom, part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency responsible for ICT-related issues. The event took place from 12 to 15 October in Budapest, Hungary with over 4,000 total participants from 129 countries.
As the global platform for accelerating ICT innovation for social good, ITU Telecom World 2015 brought together governments, corporates, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from emerging and developed markets around the world. The event combined an exhibition for digital solutions, a forum for sharing knowledge, and a networking hub between nations, organizations and individuals. The event particularly focused on the role of SMEs in driving growth throughout the ICT ecosystem. By helping ideas go further, faster, ITU Telecom World 2015 aimed to make the world better, sooner, together.
Zoltán Horváth, the Director of Budapest APG was invited to a roundtable discussion on Business to Government Dialogue and Collaboration, which provided a platform for public and private decision makers to discuss how SMEs and governments can work closer together to accelerate ICT innovation for social good. This roundtable discussion brought together ministers, regulators and other government representatives with SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs exhibiting at the event in order to reinforce collaboration and debate the key issues around fostering SMEs’growth.
Aside from participating in the discussion, the Budapest APG also held a workshop on behalf of EIT Digital. It presented the innovation and education-related activities of EIT Digital, and Zsuzsa Várhalmi introduced the EIT Digital Master School to interested students and professionals in the workshop session. Ádám Kapos, a former Master School student talked about the EIT Digital Master School and his own application, SongArc. Barnabás Nagy, a PhD candidate introduced the EIT Digital Doctoral School and its professional advantages, and his Kinect robot that he built as a project of the IoT FiWARE Lab.
For more information visit www.telecomworld.itu.int