Public Lecture: Innovations in ICT and Technology and Potential Ramifications for Society: From Mobile Phones to AI, 5G and Robotics

Date: 14 January 2021

UCA is holding an online Public Lecture on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, 5:00 PM KGT (GMT+6) on “Innovations in ICT and Technology and Potential Ramifications for Society: From Mobile Phones to AI, 5G and Robotics ”. The event will be streamed online in English and Russian through Zoom and Facebook Live.

Innovations in ICT and Technology and Potential Ramifications for Society: From Mobile Phones to AI, 5G and Robotics 


J.P. Auffret, Ph.D. 

Сo-founder and president of the International Academy of CIOs, an NGO headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Abstract

The rapid development and adoption of mobile phones and Internet have had major impacts on society, and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is now a key component of national and economic development in healthcare, education, financial services, transportation and government. Technology has played a key role in national responses to COVID-19. Newer technologies such as AI, robotics and 5G are likely to have an even greater impact and repercussions for society. The talk reviews the latest innovations in these and other new technologies, current and potential applications, possible future development paths, policy considerations and potential societal ramifications.


About the Speaker

J.P. Auffret is co-founder and current president of the International Academy of CIOs, an NGO headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with the objectives of fostering the exchange and adoption of best practices for CIOs and IT executive leadership. It also promotes the application and innovation of ICT such as mobile phones, Internet of Things, and AI in areas including ageing society, smart cities, and natural disasters. He is also director for the Centre for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE) in the Volgenau School of Engineering, Director of Research Partnerships at the School of Business at George Mason University, and a visiting lecturer at Duke University Center for International Development.


Auffret’s work and research span a wide range of applied and emerging technology fields including CIO and ICT leadership and governance and cybersecurity with NSF, U.S. Department of State, and IBM.  He has served on several Commonwealth of Virginia commissions including the Commonwealth of Virginia Health Information Technology Advisory Commission, and the Electronic Medical Records Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS). Auffret’s technology industry and academic experience includes executive positions with MCI and its joint venture with British Telecom, concert and academic positions with George Mason, Duke University Center for International Development, and as physicist-in-residence at the American University.  He earned a B.S. degree from Duke University where he was an A.B. Duke Scholar, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Physics from American University. 


Moderator

Shaukat Ali Khan

Chief Information Officer, University of Central Asia.


Lecture Format

This lecture will be conducted online via Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, January 14, at 5:00 PM (KGT, GMT+6).

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83240476165?pwd=RFp4Tk5BcERwQ1l2VEt0dmlzYjJDZz09    

Passcode: 400687


Language
The online lecture will be delivered in English and Russian.

Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.

Past online lectures are available on the University of Central Asia's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ucentralasia.
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