Sophia the robot and Dr Hanson join ITW 2018

02 May 2018 | Natalie Bannerman


International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2018 has announced that Dr David Hanson, founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics, will deliver the keynote speak at the event in Chicago accompanied by Sophia, the AI robot.

In his keynote address AI, Automation and Digitisation: A Transformed Future? Dr Hanson will discuss how emerging technologies will transform industries and society over the next 10 years. As well as a look at the advancements that will be required at the network layer to support these innovations, and the role carriers will play in an automated, digitised world.

“We are pleased to announce that Dr David Hanson of Hanson Robotics will deliver the keynote at ITW,” said Ross Webster, ITW event director. “As Dr. Hanson and Sophia, the Artificial Intelligence robot, will explore, AI is expected to have an impact on a multitude of industries, including optimizing and automating telecom networks.”

Sophia and Dr. Hanson

Produced by our very own Capacity Media, ITW attracts executives from leading global organisations, including headline sponsors: AT&T, China Telecom Global, Etisalat, Orange International Carriers, PCCW Global, Sparkle, STC, Tata Communications, Telefónica and Telstra for topical programs, meetings and networking. Attendees use ITW as a platform to exchange business ideas and opportunities as well as expand their global reach by establishing new relationships.

During the conference ITW confirms the availability of the ITW Press Room available to all globally accredited media organisations. Attendees are also able to submit press releases and news for consideration in the ITW Show Daily – a daily magazine distributed throughout the event.

In addition, media kits and press releases can submitted digitally or dropped off to the press room, which is located in the Swissôtel, Lucerne 1 Ballroom. On Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 May, the press room will hold scheduled press conferences where attending companies are able to share breaking news about their organisations’ new business initiatives as well as product and service launches.

For those media companies unable to travel to Chicago there is now a virtual option available. Interviews will be arranged onsite via video webcast giving all media organisations an opportunity to meet with and interview the industry’s leading executives. 

To date confirmed media companies include: 451 Research, Beka Publishing, BroadGroup, Capacity Media, ChannelE2E, Channelnomics, CloudPOST, CRN, CTFN News, Data Center POST, Data Center Knowledge, eWeek, Facilities Executive, Heavy Reading, JS&A, Telecompetitor, Telecom Ramblings, Telecom Reseller Magazine, Telecom Review North America, Telecom Times, Top Operator Journal, and the Technology Research Institute.

For more information about releases or the press room pease go to the online press room or email ITW2018@imillerpr.com.