GSO celebrating the World Standards Day 2019 (Speech of His Excellency Mr. Saud Bin Nasser Al-Khusaibi)
The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) is participating in the celebration of the Fiftieth International Standardization Day (October 14, 1947), the anniversary of the establishment of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The “Video standards create a global stage” was chosen as a theme for this year.
Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards.
On this occasion, the three international organizations issued a speech highlighting the standards and techniques of video that have made a big change in our world, and achieved a revolution in the areas of entertainment, It has revolutionized entertainment, connected friends and families around the world, enriched people’s experiences and expertise in communications, and has dramatically enabled major improvements in medical care and education.
This innovation in recent decades has made a huge leap forward in visual quality video. The video became publicly available in high quality and helped people around the world share their stories and experiences in live animation, Instead, the videos were presented with virtual reality with 360 degrees, as well as 3D, all of these benefits in the development or accessibility of video technologies depend primarily on international standards.
The efforts made to standardize video compression algorithms in collaboration with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) were honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards. Recognizing the importance of standards in supporting the ability of industry and technology development to meet the growing market demand for video as one of the most intensive applications operating across global networks.
International standards meet industry demand for video compression technologies. It also allows a seamless transition to the next generation of advanced video compression technology, helping technology industries to increase the returns from this investment
In conclusion, I would like to pay tribute to the efforts exerted by international, regional and national organizations in the field of standardization. I would also like to thank all those working in the field of standardization and its various activities in Member States And all the organization and standardization supporters.