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Young ICT Leader’s Forum to be started:

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION, GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY

The Young ICT Leaders’ Forum is 3-days forum organized by ITU and Busan Metropolitan city that gathers all youth from worldwide together in order to learn and to share ideas about ICT development and innovations. It is also a platform where the participants can pursue their career advancement and opportunities to realize their entrepreneurship through a network of professionals and experts as well as capacity building programme.

GLOBAL FORUM

Learning & Sharing through a network of professionals and experts as well as capacity building programme

SMART CITIES IDEA COMPETITION (BGSCC)

Develop innovative ideas on harnessing the power of digital technologies in making your cities smarter, safer, and friendly.

STUDY TOUR

Explore high technology of IoT and Smart City services in Busan Global Smart City

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Distinguish speakers for the Young ICT Leader's Forum 2017

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Houlin Zhao

ITU

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Byungsoo Suh

Busan City

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Jonglok Yoon

NIPA

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Jaewon Chun

XNTREE

BUSAN GLOBAL SMART CITIES CHALLENGE 2017 (BGSCC)

Global Competition on harnessing the power of digital technologies in making a city smarter, safer, and friendlier to the environment, thereby improving the quality of life of the citizens.

Following the 2016’s success, the Young ICT Leaders’ Forum 2017 will incorporate “Busan Global Smart Cities Challenge” which is an open competition platform for young people to present their innovative ideas on harnessing the power of digital technologies in making a city smarter, safer, and friendlier to the environment, thereby improving the quality of life of the citizens.

Category A: Ideas about Building Smart Cities: transforming lives

Category B: Ideas about AI/FinTech for Smart Cities

Category C: Ideas about Iot and Security

Category D: Ideas about CSRs and the SDGs

Four winners will be selected based on their outstanding and feasible ideas.
Application must be submitted through online before 31 August 2017. Online applications will be screened by first the Forum Secretariat. Any irrelevant ideas (to the above four categories) may not be further considered. Qualified applications will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee for online applications.

TENTATIVE PROGRAMME AGENDA

The tentative agenda is subject to change without notice

Last year's Winners

Out of 264 applications, the winners of Busan Global Smart Cities Challenge 2016 are

YILF with ITU Telecom WOrld

This year, 2017, the Young ICT Leader's Forum will be held in conjunction with the ITU Telecom World 2017 during 25 - 28 September 2017. Young ICT Leader's Forum 2017 will take a place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September at Room 205 (APEC Hall) BEXCO at beautiful Smart City BUSAN, Republic of Korea

Room 203, APEC Hall, BEXCO

55 APEC-ro, U-dong, Haeundae,
Busan, Republic of Korea

Go To ITU TELECOM WORLD 2017

62

Countries

38

speakers

356

applications

94

qualified participants

ORGANIZERS & SPONSORS

Programme is organized by

An inaugural ceremony for the official launch of the newly established ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries will take place at the Busan Exhibition & Conference Center (BEXCO, Room 203), on 25 September 2017 from 16:30-18:00 hrs, in conjunction with ITU Telecom World 2017, the leading UN tech event for governments, corporates and SMEs, focused this year on “smart digital transformation”.

The ceremony is open to all and will provide an introduction to this brand new publication as well as a preview of its first special issue on “The impact of Artificial Intelligence on communication networks and services”. It will be a unique opportunity to present this exciting new direction in ITU-Academia collaboration from contributors to the Journal, members of its Editorial Board and ITU Elected Officials.