November 11, 2007 | Windsor Barra Hotel | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Av. Lúcio Costa (old Av. Sernambetiba), 2630 Barra da Tijuca • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
CEP 22620-170 • Room: Versailles II • Phone: 55 21 2195-5000



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Why You Should Attend

The benefits of participation

  • Gain knowledge to make more informed policy decisions that impact technology diffusion, access to knowledge, and economic development
  • Understand the current debate around openness in ICT standards and evaluate what this means to your country or company
  • Discover what Brazil, China, Chile, Sri Lanka, the European Union, and the US, among others, are doing to leverage standardization
  • Contribute ideas for ensuring broader, equitable access to digital infrastructures and services
  • Find out how ICT standardization creates regulatory and economic frameworks
  • Increase your ability to drive local and international standardization efforts
  • Learn about strategies for digitally delivering government services
  • Determine how all stakeholders in ICT standardization can have equal voices

The Standards Edge

The Standards Edge conferences are structured to encourage maximum exchange of information. Our goal is to provide a forum that brings together decision makers from across geographical and industrial boundaries to discuss how the digital world can evolve with the help of a strengthened ICT standardization system. The speaker expertise featured in this conference series provides an opportunity to learn about key topics around standardization. More importantly, the conferences facilitate collaboration among those not likely to meet in their everyday lives. We welcome your participation in this effort to strengthen and maximize the impact of standardization and encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to create your own collaborative opportunities.

Standards Edge Sponsors
The Standards Edge conference series has been sponsored by governments, business, standards setting organizations, and academic institutions worldwide. Past sponsors have included:

BT Group
European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
Georgetown University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), PRC

  Nortel Networks
Stanford University
State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), PRC
Sun Microsystems
US Department of Commerce (DOC)
University of British Columbia
University of California at Berkeley
University of Southern California
University of Washington

This variety of sponsors ensures that conferences present the many (often passionate) viewpoints that surround the world of ICT standardization. We welcome all viewpoints in our discussions.

The Standards Edge Book Series
The Standards Edge book series is designed to tackle the latest technological and standards issues and their impact on business. The series includes articles from:

  • Numerous Global 500 organizations, including AT&T, Nortel Networks, BT, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Mitsubishi, Microsoft, General Motors, and Sun Microsystems
  • Senior government representatives in the US Congress, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Union, China‚Äôs Ministry of Commerce, and Japan‚Äôs Ministry of Economics, Trade, and Industry
  • Standards setting organization such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), British Standards Institution (BSI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and Object Management Group (OMG)
  • Leading educational institutions such as the Stanford University, Georgetown University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Colorado, Delft University of Technology, the University of Oslo, and the University of Helsinki

Previous volumes in the series include:

The Standard Edge
The Standards Edge: Dynamic Tension
The Standards Edge: Open Season
The Standards Edge: Future Generation
The Standards Edge: Golden Mean
The Standards Edge: Unifier or Divider? (forthcoming December 2007)

For further information on The Standards Edge series and to view analyses of previous conferences, please visit http://www.thebolingroup.com.