As the spread of COVID-19 continues to widen economic and social stress globally, resilience is vital — on a personal, societal, and economic level. Digital technology, connectivity, and the establishment of standards communities have emerged as essential tools. These tools foster resilience as we shift to digital services and communication methods. The fundamental shift to digital services and communication offers great potential and promise.
As we build upon the learnings from the 2020 webinar series, the IEEE and the eWorldwide Group have come together again for a three day webinar series to further explore the themes of Management, Mitigation and Response with leading experts from around the world.
Please see the Agenda for the three days of webinars below. We look forward to an engaging and interactive dialogue where insights, use cases and experiences can be shared and lessons learned. This will help guide us as we move forward with direction and purpose in this worthwhile and extremely important area of building resilience.
Please email Moira Patterson to receive an invite to the online sessions.
Learn more about the IEEE SA Digital Resilience Industry Connections Program.
Insight into operational models, applications and data systems for testing, tracing, tracking, reporting, vaccinations and immunization certificates Facilitated by Dr. Salma Abbasi, eWorldwide Group and Vice Chair IEEE DR, and Prof. Stefan Sauermann, Applied University Technikum Wien; Chair IEEE DR
Tuesday 25 May, 6:00-8:00 BST (UTC+1) Innovative Digital Health Systems: COVID-19 Management, Mitigation & Response
- Bong-Keun Jung, Associate Prof., Seoul National University, Republic of Korea; Subcommittee Chair
- Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, Advisor to the President on Health, Republic of Ghana
- Ing. Robert Scharinger, BSc MSc, Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection
- Dr Wang-Jun Lee, Chairman, Myongji Hospital Group, National COVID-19 Pandemic Committee and Vaccination Committee
- Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Sr Director, Standards and Technology, IEEE India
- Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, a2i, Govt. of Bangladesh
Wednesday 26 May, 6:00-8:00 BST (UTC+1) Digital Identity and Human Digital ResilienceInsight of digitization practices of personal data for COVID-19 management & mitigation. The need to build human digital resilience for safety, security & privacy Facilitated by Dr. Salma Abbasi, eWorldwide Group and Vice Chair IEEE DR, and Prof. Stefan Sauermann, Applied University Technikum Wien; Chair IEEE DR
- Sarah Pinnock, Prevent Coordinator, Luton, Govt. of UK; Subcommittee Chair Human Digital Resilience
- Dr Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Govt. of India; Subcommittee Chair Digital Identity
- Rezwanul Haque Jami, eCommerce Lead, a2i, Government of Bangladesh
- Redzuan Abdul Rahim, Director of Digital Inclusion, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)
- Audrey Mnisi Mireku, Computer Emergency Response Team Lead, Ministry of Communications, Ghana
- Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWorldwide Group
Thursday 27 May, 6:00-8:00 BST (UTC+1) Resilient Education Systems
Insight of the complex multi-dimensional challenges and innovative applications of blended technology to create resilient and inclusive education systems Facilitated by Dr. Salma Abbasi, eWorldwide Group and Vice Chair IEEE DR, and Prof. Stefan Sauermann, Applied University Technikum Wien; Chair IEEE DR
- Dr. Mindel Van De Laar, PhD and Digital Learning Program Director, UNU-MERIT: Subcommittee Chair
- Md. Afzal Hossain Sarwar, Policy Specialist, Educational Innovation, a2i, Govt. of Bangladesh
- Dr. Rakesh Lingappa, Professor and Director, Ada Lovelace Research Centre, India
- Prof. Abdullahi Ibrahim Musa, Kaduna State University
- Ashirwad Tripathy, Cofounder and President, Educating Nepal
- Dr. Bushra Hassan, Assistant Professor, International Islamic University