Session Report

Report of 32nd Session (26-27 March 2019, Valencia)

The 32nd session of the DTN was hosted by UN Secretariat’s ICT facility in Valencia (UNICTF) between 26 and 27 March 2019 and was Chaired by Ms. Atefeh Riazi (Assistant Secretary-General and CITO / Chief, Strategic ICT Management Service, UN Secretariat) and Co-Chaired by Mr. Jeff Modell (CIO, IAEA). Participation included 40 members from 31 organizations and eight invited speakers, which included representatives from the World Economic Forum, Gartner Group, SecureWorks, Deloitte and Alliance4Impact. The Chair welcomed new DTN members from UNRWA, UNOPS, WMO, WHO & WIPO. The network received presentations from external partners outlining major trends and analysis in key strategic areas of concern, including digital transformation, partnership building, the role of leadership in establishing a culture of innovation and cybersecurity threats. The Network also received an update from Deloitte on progress made developing a UN Innovation Toolkit. Member presentations addressed a wide range of topics including organizations’ ICT strategies, an Agency’s experience with Workday, the development of a proof of concept for inter-agency collaboration using Microsoft Teams, cloud migration strategy, Geographic Information Systems and UN system ServiceNow implementations.

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  • 20190807 ICTN32 Meeting Summary.pdf

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