Event Wrap: Asia-Pacific Digital Society Policy Forum 2017

By on 22 May 2017

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APNIC participated at the Asia-Pacific Digital Societies Policy Forum 2017 from 8 to 9 May 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Organized by the ITU and GSMA, this is the third in a series of ITU-GSMA forums for the Asia Pacific region aimed at sharing best practices around issues related to the provision of public services online.

Welcoming 160 participants from more than 20 countries, including representatives from industry, academia, regulators and policy makers, the forum had three sessions on developing digital societies: (1) Enabling a hyper-connected society — policy drivers and connectivity; (2) Business and government drivers for digitization; and (3) Building our digital environment — smart cities and developments.

APNIC activities

  • Klée Aiken participated on a smart cities panel during session three where he discussed the importance of IPv6 infrastructure in smart city planning.
  • Klée also participated in the GSMA training course, ‘IoT Policy and Regulation’, which provided an overview of IoT concepts from a mobile perspective and the implications IoT has for policymakers and regulators.

Following the event, Klee joined APNIC trainer Fakrul Alam, who along with Philip Smith, conducted an Internet and IPv6 Infrastructure Security Workshop at the ITU Asia-Pacific Centre of Excellence. The workshop was organized by MDES (Thailand), ITU, and APNIC, with support from IEEE Comsoc and the TOT Academy.

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