IOWN Global Forum’s Liaison Program

The world today has experienced faster-than-ever growth thanks to advancements in communication and computing technologies. Another quantum leap in computing and communication capabilities is expected to help enable the world to reach the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. This effort will demand industry- wide collaboration, global behavior shifts, and tremendous advances in technology. The IOWN Global Forum is committed to developing the technologies needed to deliver on this promise of a better world, a world that improves how humans live and interact with technology and each other.

The IOWN Global Forum’s objective is to accelerate innovation and adoption of a new communication infrastructure to meet our future data and computing requirements through the development of new technologies, frameworks, specifications, and reference designs in areas such as photonic networks, distributed computing, digital twin computing, as well as use cases and best practices for each of these technology segments.

The IOWN Global Forum and its members are fully aware and supportive of the cooperative and open approaches in the established scientific, technological, and standardization communities that have led to the successful innovation of services and solutions. The IOWN Global Forum is determined to be an active member and citizen-in-good-standing of these communities.

As a result, the Forum intends to cooperate closely and engage collaboratively with external organizations operating in these arenas to align and complement the various aspects of its respective work and standardization efforts. To enable these partnerships, the IOWN Global Forum has established a liaison program and has begun engagements with several partner organizations. In order to inform potentially interested liaison organizations about this program, the IOWN Global Forum has compiled information, linked below, on the types of agreements in which the Forum has already engaged, how to get started connecting with our organization, and other potential means of interacting with our organization.

Please use this document as an initial source to understand the IOWN Global Forum’s goals, structure, and the mechanisms used to initiate and maintain liaison relationships. Do not hesitate to address any comments, questions, or suggestions you have to the IOWN Global Forum’s Liaison Working Group: [email protected] – or any member of the Forum’s leadership.

IOWN Global Forum Liaisons

Below is a non exhaustive list of organizations that we are engaged with:

The Linux Foundation
Shibuya City