Fourth Industrial Revolution


Smart Cities

About DSDF 2017

The Digital Strategies for Development Summit (DSDS) has become a venue for high-impact discussions on ICT for Development since 2014.

Now rebranded as Digital Strategies for Development Forum (DSDF), the event tackles country and sectoral/thematic development strategies towards Digital Economy in Asia and the Pacific.

DSDF 2017 will be held back-to-back with the 14th APT Telecommunication/ICT Development Forum (ADF-14) on September 5-6.

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  SEPTEMBER 7, 2017

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome Remarks
Vice President, Asian Development Bank
09:15 - 09:30 Opening Address
Atty. Rodolfo Salalima (TBC)
Secretary, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Philippines
09:30 - 09:45 Keynote Address
Ms. Areewan Haorangsi
Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
09:45 - 10:15 Group Photo/Break
10:15 - 10:45 The 4th INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Session 1 – Keynote Speech | “The Fourth Industrial Revolution:
Its Impact on Business, Society and Development”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here. The way it disrupts society is happening at exponential rates, and its effects are felt across the globe. Still, not everyone recognizes it. The first keynote speech will highlight the impact of the 4th IR to different sectors – business, social, and development – and how further these will be shaped by this current revolution.
10:45 - 12:30 Session 2 – Plenary Session | “How Ready are We? Digital Strategies for the 4th IR”

Through vast technological innovations, what was once deemed futuristic is now reality. The 4th IR has permeated through all the sectors of society, and everyone now must make the most out of it. Stemming from the earlier keynote speech, this session will highlight various digital strategies employed in private and public spaces as the 4th IR happens.
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3 – Plenary Session | “Transformation of Education and Skills Development Preparing for the 4th Industrial Revolution Era”

“E-ducation: The Future of Education and Training”

ICT has far-reaching effects on education, both in formal and informal settings. The two presentations in this segment will examine transformation, trends, and implications of ICT in the whole learning system – from management to delivery of interventions.
15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 - 17:00 Session 4 – Breakout Sessions

Despite challenges faced in the 4th IR, the world has been greatly renewed with numerous benefits that technology has offered. Beyond the challenges, these breakout sessions aim to tackle the opportunities through which ICT has been contributing to improved access to education, the delivery of quality learning and teaching, and overall education administration.

4A. Teaching Teachers: Preparing Trainers for ICT in education

The vitality of teachers in education process cannot be overstated. Hence, in the context of ICT in education, the capacity of trainers also need to be given as much attention as the students who will be the end-recipients. This session will look at how the teachers and trainers can fully be prepared to harvest the benefits ICT has instore for the education sector.

4B. Beyond the Books: e-Learning Contents and Digital Technologies at Classrooms

With everything going digital, it is imperative that society pays attention to the utilization of digital education contents and teaching methods. With so many resources available in the palm of our hands, this session will study trends on digital classroom tools that are meant to facilitate more efficient and more engaging learning processes.

4C. Localized ICT4E: Integrating ICT in Education Sector Development Program

This session features case studies on the roles and methods that ICT has played in various national government educational reform programs – in both the traditional classroom-oriented setting, and in non-classroom set-up and vocational education. Learn how these countries managed to apply ICT in its local education context.
18:00, onwards Welcome Dinner hosted by DICT Philippines

  SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

Special Session on High-Level Technology Round-table Discussion
08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Review and Summary of Day 1
Insightful Video on “4th Industrial Revolution“
09:30 - 10:00 Eminent Speaker’s Presentation | “Moving People and Things: An Overview of Future Transport Systems in Cities”

With populations skyrocketing and urban areas becoming megacities, the need for modern modes of transportation can never be clearer. This plenary session will acquaint the participants on how future transport systems will look like and how they figure in a smart city context.
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 A Round-table Discussion on High Level Technology Followed by an Input Speech | “A Look Towards a High-Level Technology – Implication for Development”

Advanced technologies, more than ever, are crucial in various development interventions. The input speech in this session will analyze how the adoption of high level technologies can help to address development challenges. It will be followed by a panel discussion among sector representatives to talk about, specifically, challenges and opportunities that HLT may present in their respective industries.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00 Session 6 – Breakout Sessions

The next breakout sessions will take a closer look at how ICT can affect certain smart city components, and how it aims to empower organizations to utilize these tools for the improvement of their business and the industry as a whole.

6A. What Makes Urban Transportation System Smart?

What makes up an intelligent transport system (ITS)? This breakout session breaks down important components of the transportation systems of the future – particularly cloud-based services and e-payment services, which are being steadily adopted for their convenience and simplicity.

6B. 5G, IoTs, and Sensor Networks: The Bloodstream of Smart Cities

This breakout session takes the participants through an analysis of the importance of broadband internet, 5G, IoTs and sensor networks in a true smart city. It will analyze how different components of a smart city function and stay connected anytime, anywhere.

6C. Plugged-in: Building Out Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructures

The adoption of electric vehicles is slowly changing the direction of population mobility. With the transport sector contributing to a sizeable percentage of greenhouse gas emission, the switch to renewable sources of energy and electricity production has been the go-to response to sustainable transportation solutions. The session will present the current technologies being applied on electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, and how these have been working in advanced cities in different parts of the globe.
15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30 Session 7 – Closing Plenary | “Networks for Networks: The Role of Stakeholders and the Need for Integration, Collaboration, and Cooperation”The last session ties together all the information from the two-day Forum by putting at the fore ways on how the attendees can work together and maximize the opportunities for collaboration. Through the panelists, the delegates will be urged to go beyond the conventional partnership ideas. Instead, they will be led to forge smart partnerships for a smarter future.
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Remarks


Delegates from all over the region


International ICT and sectoral thought leaders and speakers


Interactive streams to discover new strategies and exchange ideas

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For more information and partnership opportunities,
please contact the Organizing Team:
(+632) 403 8668 local 539