Digital Communication: Its Current State, Trends, Risks and Opportunities

Prof. Mischa Dohler (King’s College London) participates in “Risk Roundup with Jayshree Pandya” to discuss “Digital Communication: Its Current State, Trends, Risks and Opportunities”.



Digital communication is at the core of the Digital Global Age.

As the digital global age drives the need for more data, more information, more innovation and more bandwidth, the telecommunications industry remains of crucial importance to each nation: its government, industries, organizations, academia and individuals (NGIOA-I). The health, advances, security and sustainability of this industry affects not only each nation’s economy, but in many ways the very existence of the digital global age and the coming tomorrow of space age.

When we evaluate communication, it seems nations have come a long way from smoke signals and drums to a telecommunication industry of today which uses electromagnetic waves and electronic transmitters to connect people, processes, talent, opportunity, resources and so much more. It is because of this industry that telephone, television, radio, computers, satellites, and internet of things now allow the communication to travel across NGIOA in cyberspace, geospace, and space (CGS).

This industry has produced some of the most incredible fundamental technological changes in the history of nations, and all within perhaps little less than two centuries. It is because of this industry that we see the critical process of digitization happening across each NGIOA today. Even today in 2016, this industry is making great advances and innovations in all sectors: from wireless technology to internet, and satellite communications and more.

Because of the advances in information, communication and digitization technology, there is widespread “digital disruption” happening across NGIOA. This is forcing even the telecommunication industry itself to invest heavily in innovation, and in the development of needed technology for today and the coming tomorrow.


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About the Guest
Mischa Dohler is full Professor in Wireless Communications at King’s College London, Head of the Centre for Telecommunications Research, co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the smart city pioneer Worldsensing, Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE, and Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies.

About the Host of Risk Roundup
Jayshree Pandya (née Bhatt) is a visionary leader, who is working passionately with imagination, insight and boldness to achieve “Global Peace through Risk Management”. It is her strong belief that collaboration between and across nations: its government, industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) will be mutually beneficial to all—for not only in the identification and understanding of critical risks facing one nation, but also for managing the interconnected and interdependent risks facing all nations. She calls on nations to build a shared sense of identity and purpose, for how the NGIOA framework is structured will determine the survival and success of nations in the digital global age. She sees the big picture, thinks strategically and works with the power of intentionality and alignment for a higher purpose—for her eyes are not just on the near at hand but on the future of humanity!
At Risk Group, Jayshree is defining the language of risks and currently developing thought leadership, researching needed practices, tools, framework and systems to manage the “strategic and shared risks” facing nations in a “Global Age”. She believes that cyberspace cannot be secured if NGIOA works in silo within and across its geographical boundaries. As cyber-security requires an integrated NGIOA approach with a common language, she has recently launched “cyber-security risk research center” that will merge the boundaries of “geo-security, cyber-security and space-security”.
Previously, she launched and managed “Risk Management Matters”, an online risk journal and one of the first risk publications, publishing “Industry Risk Reports of Biotechnology, Energy, Healthcare, Nanotechnology, and Natural Disasters” over the course of five years. Jayshree’s inaugural book, “The Global Age: NGIOA @ Risk”, was published by Springer in 2012.

About Risk Roundup

“Risk Roundup” is an “integrated strategic security risk dialogue” for nations: its government,  industries, organizations and academia (NGIOA) in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS).Risk Roundup is released in both audio and video format and is available for subscription at (Risk Group WebsiteiTunesGoogle PlayStitcher RadioAndroid, and Risk Group Professional Social Media).

About Risk Group
Risk Group believes that risk management, security and peace walk together hand in hand. Though security is related to management of threats and peace to the management of conflict, risk management is related to management of security vulnerabilities as well as management of conflict, and it is not possible to conceive any one of the three without the existence of the other two. All three concepts feed into each other. Risk Group believes that the security we build for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for everyone across nations. Tradition becomes our security-so if we build a culture of managing risks effectively it will lead us to security and security will lead us to peace!

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