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ICT Policy Makers Gather at “Davos of ICT” to Chart the Road to Sustainable Digitalization

ICT Policy Makers Gather at “Davos of ICT” to Chart the Road to Sustainable Digitalization

The eyes of ICT world turn to Global Forum held in Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia

OULU, Finland – 3, September 2015 – World’s leading ICT influencers and policy makers will gather at the annual Global Forum event on September 28th -29th in Oulu, the Capital of Northern Scandinavia. The prime minister of Finland, Mr. Juha Sipilä will welcome over 300 high level policy makers and business leaders to the event. Often called the ”Davos of ICT”, the two-day event features more than 60 ICT opinion leaders presenting their views on sustainable digitalization.

“To build a sustainable foundation for tomorrow’s digital society, we need to find answers to fundamental questions about openness, cybersecurity, network capacity, and service interoperability. Global Forum draws influencers and decision makers across the world to address these questions and map the foundations for digitalization in the future. Finland and Europe have an excellent opportunity to set the example of building a smoothly functioning, safe, and efficient digital society”, said Mr. Matti Pennanen, Mayor, City of Oulu.

The main themes of this year’s event are sustainable digitalization, 5G networks, connected health, IoT, digital society, and cybersecurity. To fulfill the lofty expectations placed on digitalization, ICT leaders have to solve several key questions:

  • Who owns all the data generated by the myriad of connected people, devices and applications?
  • How are privacy and security guaranteed in future’s networked society?
  • What new business models do the upcoming 5G networks open up?
  • How can we improve healthcare with open data and collaboration?
  • How do we address cybersecurity threats in a completely networked society?

The Global Forum event is organized for the 24th time, and following the successful events in New York, Stockholm, Brussels and Washington, D.C., this year’s event will be held in Oulu, the capital of Northern Scandinavia.

”With its advanced regulatory environment and an ICT ecosystem built for experimenting, Oulu is an ideal testing ground for ideas, services and products, as well as a hotbed for top ICT talent. This makes Oulu a very fitting venue for this year’s Global Forum event”, added Dr. Sylviane Toporkoff, President, Global Forum.

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The event will be held at the City Theater of Oulu, Finland, on September 28.-29. 2015.

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Global Forum
The Global Forum is an independent, high profile, international, non-for-profit event dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Digital Society. The Global Forum brings each year in a different city around the world more than 300 key policy-makers and public/private stakeholders from more than 30 countries from all continents, it is often considered as the Davos for ICT.