The gendering of AI – and why it matters

Digital World Blog

Digital technologies are all too often seen as being neutral and value free, and with a power of their own to transform the world.  However, even a brief reflection indicates that this taken-for-granted assumption is fundamentally flawed.  Technologies are created by people, who have very specific interests, and they construct or craft them for particular purposes, more often than not …

South Africa startup shows power of ITU Telecom World Awards

Digital World Blog

How does a South African startup providing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for smart homes, factories and cities find funding, scale up its business and establish itself internationally? How does a team of young tech entrepreneurs make good on their dream of solving issues such as water and energy efficiency, security and connectivity, to improve life not just in South …

Innovating together: connectivity that matters at ITU Telecom World 2019

Digital World Blog

ITU Telecom World events are focused on the power of meaningful technology to improve lives everywhere, making life better, sooner – by working together across sectors, regions and international boundaries. Technology, and innovation in technology, has always driven human development. With the advent of the digital age, the pace of innovation and the technological change it brings is advancing at …

Step into success with the ITU Telecom World Awards 2019

Digital World Blog

From a world-first in-ear sound tracking solution letting you enjoy music safely, to a citizens’ engagement platform in Southern Africa, an app helping healthcare teams monitor sick children and innovative solutions in education, agriculture, virtual reality and automotive repair – technological ingenuity and business acumen address real-world social issues at the ITU Telecom World Awards. Open to all exhibiting or …

From ITU Telecom World 2018 to 2019 and beyond!

Digital World Blog

What a year it’s been for us here at ITU Telecom! 2018 saw us heading to the vibrant coastal city of Durban, in South Africa’s beautiful KwaZulu Natal. Here we welcomed 3 100 participants from 94 countries for ITU Telecom World 2018. Top government representatives and influential industry leaders including established players and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) -from emerging …