Minister of Communications and Information Technology:

Smart life and smart communications are the near future in the structure of human life.

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology said at the opening ceremony of the 10th International Telecommunication Symposium:

Smart life and smart communications are the near future in the structure of human life.

According to the public relations report of the ICT research Institute, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, at the opening ceremony of the 10th International Telecommunication Symposium IST2020, which was held virtually, added:

Achieving this goal requires attention in three areas of ICT including networks and technology, services and also regulations and policies, which this year's IST summit is also set to address these issues.

At the beginning of his speech, he pointed to the antiquity of the Research Institute of Communication and Information Technology and said:

This year, Iran Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC) as the research arm of the ICT ministry, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment and during these 50 years, it has improved and revolutionized the information technology in the country. It has also tried to hold the IST summit biennially during the past 20 years, and this year we are holding its 10th summit, while, due to the spread of the Corona virus, the summit will be held online.

The ICT minister said at this ceremony: Thanks to 5G and its next generations, the role of artificial intelligence in improving the performance of advanced communication systems and networks is coming true and for optimal use of resources, it’s inevitable to use data science, cloud computing and fog.

In part of his speech, he noted the importance of the digital economy in today's world and said: Digital economic has also been raised as a universal obligation all over the world and it requires attention to the relevant ecosystem and facilitation of the processes involved.

He further added: Digital transformation shapes the future of societies in three areas including digital government with a focus on smart government, digital society with a focus on culture building and digital business with a focus on transforming business atmosphere. Digital transformation is effective in all economic, social and environmental sectors and faces important challenges including infrastructure challenges, institutional and legal challenges, cultural and social challenges, organizational challenges like lack of skills, insufficiency of financial resources and lacking coherent strategies, knowledge and research challenges and finally the challenges related to the business atmosphere.

Azari Jahromi pointed out: I expect the ICT research center to develop and provide suitable solutions in each case with a deep and at the same time realistic approach and in this regard, this summit can assist the ICT research center to fulfill the mentioned duty regarding future and required technologies.

In the end, he thanked the organizers of the symposium and wished success to the participants in this summit.