Presentation on theme: "Dubai, UAE, 22 Nov. 2012 From Innovations to Collaborative Standardization Ramy Ahmed WG-2 Chair, Focus Group Innovation Sen. Manager,"— Presentation transcript:
Dubai, UAE, 22 Nov From Innovations to Collaborative Standardization Ramy Ahmed WG-2 Chair, Focus Group Innovation Sen. Manager, Digital Services Policies National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) WTSA-12 Side Events Side event on ICT Innovations (Dubai, UAE, 22 Nov. 2012)
Bridging the Standardization Gap one of the major strategic goals of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) Has a lot of implication on developing countries 2 Dubai, UAE, 22 Nov. 2012
The Magnitude of the Problem Tunis, Tunisia, 20 June How can we assess the magnitude of the gap? Level of Participation ITU Meetings Number of Standalone Contributions Number of Addendums and modifications to existing contributions But…. is this enough? If these indicators increases Standardization Gap is Bridged?
The Magnitude of the Problem Tunis, Tunisia, 20 June Concept of Effective Participation Contributions that reflects the true interests and concerns of developing countries Participation in the standards development process with proper competences that would enable them from submitting proposals, and defending them, and possibly obtaining consensus
Towards Effective Participation in Standardization Process Tunis, Tunisia, 20 June Competences Exposure and training ITU BSG Programmes Academic cirrucula ammendments Drivers Means to increase demand for top notch ICT services Industrial Incentives Foundational ICT Infrastructure Develop national R&D strategies Innovation as a major driver Effective Participation Funds? Fellowships? Government Policies?
Innovation Life-Cycle Tunis, Tunisia, 20 June Gap will always increase !!
Remedies Innovation is the key principle that forms the way out of the gap for the developing countries ITU should support currently established regional study groups and encourage the establishment of new regional groups Tunis, Tunisia, 20 June 20127