Digital Around the World 2021

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The second edition of the Digital Around the World conference was held from October 20 to 21, 2021.  

Once again, we digitally toured the world in 24 hours non-stop. We started from Europe and crossed the Atlantic to Brazil, the USA, through Asia and Africa 

The event was very successful gathering 600 participants from 53 countries from all around the world. For 26 hours around 100 top-level speakers presented their knowledge and visions on emerging technologies and digital transformation, making this virtual event really magnificent. 



Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation

With lead experts and representatives from AI and IoT to 5G, network virtualization and smart industries.

Technologies for the Good

Including multiple perspectives on:
- Smart Governance and smart economy to overcome the current Covid-19 crisis
- sustainable development by preserving the environment and our resources
- privacy and data protection by design in the new digital world

International Cooperation

International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

Addressing the main expectations, needs and results of the scientific community.

Keynote speakers

We were pleased to welcome some of the world-class IoT experts from the worlds of research, industry, business, tech, and science! Among the speakers, there were representatives of the world’s largest companies developing IoT technologies.

Abhimanyu (Manu) Gosain

Abhimanyu Gosain

Technical Program Director, PAWR Project Office College of Engineering Northeastern University
Latif Ladid

Latif Ladid

Founder and President, IPv6 Forum
Tanya Suarez

Tanya Suarez

CEO and Co-Founder, BluSpecs and IoT Tribe

Sébastien Ziegler

Director at Mandat International and President of the IoT Forum
Srdjan Krco

Srdjan Krčo

Co-founder and CEO, DunavNET
Vint Cerf

Vinton G. Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Mohamed Essaaidi

Professor, ENSIAS Mohammed V University in Rabat

Stephen Mellor

CTO, Industry IoT Consortium

Pretty Kubyane

Co-Founder, Coronet Blockchain

Ralph Wallace

Principal Enterprise Architect (IPv6 Lead), Verizon Public Sector
Kevin Doolin

Kevin Doolin

Director of Innovation Walton Institute for Information and Communication Systems Science

Annabeth Aagaard

Associate professor and the Center Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Digital Business Development at Aarhus University
Akihiro Nakao

Akihiro Nakao

Special Advisor to the President of the University of Tokyo

Chaesub Lee

Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

Amani Abou-Zeid

Comissioner, African Union
Vidal Zapparoli Melo

Vidal Zapparoli Melo

Professor at Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP)
Max Lemke

Max Lemke

Head of Unit for Internet of Things in Directorate General CONNECT, European Commission
Ajith Balakumar

Ajith Balakumar

CEO, Forthcode
Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami

Marimuthu Swami Palaniswami

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director/Convener of Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP)
Satya N. Gupta

Satya N. Gupta

PhD (CVU), CEng. DIISc. DRP, IRSSE(VR) Chairman, Bharat IPv6 Forum Chairman, Blockchain for Productivity Forum Evangelist, DigiGaon Job Factory Foundation Secretary General, ITU-APT Foundation of India Chairman, BLUETOWN, India & BIMSTEC, S. Asia
Sureswaran Ramadass

Sureswaran Ramadass

Chair, IPv6 Forum Malaysia

Antonio Skarmeta

CTO, Odin Solutions S.L.

From 9:00 am on 20 October 2021

26 Sessions from Europe, Americas, Asia/Pacific

Participants profile: Industry representatives, experts, top-level researchers and specialized media


Emerging Technologies for digital transformation

Emerging Technologies for Digital Transformation in the COVID Era

5G for Connected and Automated Mobility

Digital Maturity

Digital Transformation: Big Data, Marketplaces and Data Economy

IoT Cognitive Edge Based on Open Hardware

Full Migration to IPv6 Only

Next Generation Internet

IoT & Emerging Technologies on the Airline Industry

Technologies for the Good

IoT on Smart Cities

AI for Good

Towards a Secure IoT World - Intelligent Trust and Identity Management

Agrifood Industry

IoT for SDGs

Smart Governance and e-Governments

The Indian Opportunity on IoT and Ipv6

Blockchain Applications in Africa

Africa-EU Water Management Cooperation: Challenges and Perspectives.

International Cooperation

International Cooperation in Research and Innovation

IoT Research Innovation Deployment in Europe

Fundamental Research in the EU and the US

Distributed computing and swarm intelligence

International Collaboration for Research Infrastructure

IPv6 and 5G Convergence

Future Generation of Mobile Communications

IoT Cybersecurity Framework

Gold Partners

Silver Partners


Media Partners

Conference Organiser

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