IoT 4 Developing countries – IoT Inclusion & Cooperation with the South

Emerging IoT Researches and Technologies
Friday Jun 09   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Coffee Break supported by SIG   10:45 AM to 11:15 AM (30 minutes)

The aim of the panel session is to discuss/debate how can IoT will promote inclusion especially in developing countries/regions. Panelists will present outstanding practices/studies/projects/initiatives of IoT for sustainable inclusion and also best practices, successful approaches, winning strategies, etc. of cooperation with developing countries/regions of the south hemisphere (both South-South and South-EU cooperation).


The main objective of the session is to identify safe paths on the application of IoT for inclusion in developing countries/regions and ways forward on the cooperation (between developing countries/regions and with the EU) to promote the development of IoT solutions that address common challenges of IoT, sustainable and inclusive living.


The format of our session is a Panel discussion where each panellist will first present views/insights/ideas after which a round table / debate will take place.

The outline programme of the panel session is the following:

1. Views of the ITU on IoT for Developing Countries, Ramy Fathi, ITU - SG20

2. Views from Asia - Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami, University of Melbourne
3. Views from Brazil - Gabriel Marão, Brazilian IoT Forum
4. Views from EU-Africa - Corentin Dupont, WAZIUP Initiative
5. Views of EPI-IoT International Collaboration Task Force - Levent Gurgen, EPI-IoT / CEA-LETI
6. Round table / Discussion


Please note that the panel is the continuation / 2nd part of the 'IoT 4 Developing countries' session taking place immediately after (even in the same room) as the 'Emerging IoT solutions in developing countries’ session.

Vice Chairman, Study Group 20 on IoT and its Applications including Smart Cities and Communities - Co-Rapporteur on Research and Emerging Technologies for the IoT and Smart Cities - Vice Chair of Working Party 2 on Smart Cities and Communities
Brazilian IoT Forum
University of Melbourne
Professor Electrical and Electronic Engineering
R&D Project Coordinator
WAZIUP Initiative

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