Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC) Asia-Pacific Bureau is organizing INET Islamabad conference from 16th to 18th November, 2015. The conference theme is “Towards Digital Economy in Pakistan: Building ICT Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Renowned speakers from Asia Pacific region including speakers from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Asia Pacific Tele-community (APT), and national experts would deliberate on opportunities and issues in internet developments and challenges in digital world.
Some of the key topics that will be taken up in the conference are Infrastructure and Connectivity for Sustainable Development, e-Gov Architecture, Standards and Implementation, Building Trust in Cyberspace, Growth of ICT Industry, Digital Financial Inclusion and Towards a Digital Economy.
INET Islamabad is expected to bring together over 250 participants from the Government agencies, fixed and mobile telecom operators, internet service providers, academic institutions, banks, ICT entrepreneurs, commercial companies and the general public.
Today, the Internet – and the digital economy that it powers - is considered the single most important driver of innovation, competitiveness and growth. This has huge potential to transform and empower all types of organizations and all types of business – from start-ups to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large enterprises and the public sector. Countries around the Asia-Pacific region are building agendas to take full advantage of new digital opportunities.
Pakistan now stands at the cusp of breaking into a digital economy and needs to make informed choices in fostering an environment that can use the Internet and Internet-based technologies to help drive socio-economic opportunities for all. INET Islamabad is aimed to contributing to this process in Pakistan.
Khurram A. Mehran