World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022 on “The Digital Access Technology for Poverty Alleviation and Recovery in Post Covid-19 Era”

We are pleased to inform that Prof Tony Quek will be one of the panellists at the workshop, The Digital Access Technology for Poverty Alleviation and Recovery in Post Covid-19 Era, held at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022.

Date: 28 April 2022
Time: 6 – 7PM
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Since the 2020’s Covid-19 Pandemic, digital access technology has been proved important for sustainable development of human.

The information infrastructures of general connectivity, safe and reliable support thousands of terminal devices to access the global Internet and use all kinds of information services, which are synthetically constructed by the digital access technologies such as optical broadband, wireless communication and satellite positioning.

The digital access technology is not only enabling the human society to adopt more efficient and safer ways to control the spread of New Coronavirus, but also helps vulnerable families and communities to mitigate the threat of poverty caused by the epidemic. For example, mobile terminals can get timely and convenient access to important information such as vaccination, daily necessities, government relief benefits, market transaction prices and so on. The reliable and safe broadband as well as wireless communication networks also enable the effective implementation of distance education and provide safe opportunities for vulnerable minors to receive education.

In the wake of the post Covid-19 era that the pandemic is being suppressed due to widespread vaccination and antiviral drug, eliminating poverty and restoring the economy will become the primary mission of digital access technology.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021 indicates that the Increased investments in national data and statistical systems and the mobilization of additional international and domestic resources will be imperative if we are to build back better from the crisis and accelerate implementation of the SDGs.

Therefore, the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and the China Science and Technology Association, sincerely invite stakeholders from various countries and fields to share experiences and insights on digital access technology in the post COVID-19 era in terms of technology, education, law, poverty alleviation, digital divide and best practice in the post COVID-19 era. Collaborating in how to use digital access technology to achieve poverty eradication, the primary goal of human sustainable development.

Tony Q.S. Quek is the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), leading the Wireless Networks and Decision Systems (WNDS) Group. He is also the Director of Future Communications R&D Programme, ISTD Pillar Head, Sector Lead of SUTD AI Program,  and Deputy Director of the SUTD-ZJU IDEA. He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. At MIT, he earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Fellow of IEEE. His current research interests include wireless communications and networks, network intelligence, 6G, URLLC, Security, and IoT.