WITSA Presentations

Note: The following represents a selection of presentations on various relevant topics made at recent WITSA meetings and events. Some of the presentations were given by people not affiliated with the alliance, and their views may not represent that of our organization.

 

WITSA Feature Presentations

 

20050505-DavidOlive.jpg (1198857 bytes)WITSA and Global Public Policy [PPT] 12MB 

Presentation by David A. Olive, WITSA Public Policy Chairman. See the 2008 WITSA Public Policy Report here.

 

What is WITSA? PowerPoint Show [14MB] PowerPoint Presentation [14MB] 

WITSA is a consortium of information technology (IT) industry associations from economies around the world, representing over 90 percent of the world IT market. See this presentation to find out more.

 

 

 

2008 Presentations

 

Focus Areas of ICT and Environment Initiatives of Governments and Industry Associations [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Graham Vickery, Head of the Information Economy Group at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at the December 5, 2008 WITSA-GIIC-Keidanren workshop at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Hyderabad, India, entitled "ICTs and and Environmentally Sustainable Internet: Another Challenge of Connecting the Next Billion Internet Users". See also the Workshop report here.

ICTs, The Internet and Sustainable Development [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Heather Creech, Director of Global Connectivity at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), at the December 5, 2008 WITSA-GIIC-Keidanren workshop at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Hyderabad, India, entitled "ICTs and and Environmentally Sustainable Internet: Another Challenge of Connecting the Next Billion Internet Users". See also the Workshop report here.

ICTs, The Internet and Sustainable Development [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Heather Creech, Director of Global Connectivity at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), at the December 2, 2008 WITSA Public Policy Meeting in Hyderabad, India.

 

 

 

Trends in the ICT Sector: OECD IT Outlook 2008 [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Graham Vickery, Head of the Information Economy Group at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at the December 2, 2008 WITSA Public Policy Meeting in Hyderabad, India.

 

 

GPPS 2009 Update [PPT]

Presentation of the November 1-3, 2009 WITSA Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS 2009) made at the December 1, 2008 WITSA Board of Directors meeting in Hyderabad, India.

 

 

 

WCIT 2010 Update [PPT]

Update on the May 26-28, 2010 World Congress on IT (WCIT 2010) by Drs. Bernd Taselaar, Executive Director of ICT~Office, at the the December 1, 2008 WITSA Board of Directors meeting in Hyderabad, India.

 

 

 

Roadmap 2010: A Path to Leadership Position in Global O&O Stage [PPT]

Presentation by Dr. Mina T. Gabor, CEO and Chairman of Uniglobal Services Outsourcing, Inc. (USO), at the May 18, 2008 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Symposium on Telecommunications: 10th Anniversary of the Fourth Protocol to the GATS [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Tobby Simon, CEO of Synergia, on behalf of WITSA, at the February 21, 2008 WTO Symposium on Telecommunications in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 

2007 Presentations

 

Overview of Egyptian ICT Industry [PPS]

Presentation by Mr. Walid Gad, Chairman, Egyptian Information, Telecommunications, Electronics and Software Alliance (EITESAL), at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt. See also Egypt's International Economic Forum [PPT]

 

Key Activities and Players in Internet Governance – The Role of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)  [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Marilyn Cade, Chair person of the ITAA Global Public Policy Committee, at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

infoDev: Promoting ICT as a Tool for Development  [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Ellen Olafsen, Operations Officer at infoDev – the Information for Development Program (The World Bank), at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

Presentation of the Ecuadorian Association of Software, AESOFT [PPT]

Presentation by WITSA Vice Chairman Dr. Jorge Cassino (CESSI) at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt. AESOFT was granted membership in WITSA by the Steering Committee at the November 4, 2007 meeting.

 

WCIT 2008 Update (November 2007) [PDF]

Presentation by Mr. Dan E. Khoo, CEO of WCIT 2008 SDN BHD, at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt. This presentation was also delivered as a keynote luncheon speech during the 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt, on November 5, 2007.

 

GPPC 2009 in Bermuda [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Vicki Coelho, Deputy Chair of the Business Technology Division of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce (URL), at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt. See also the video-presentation [43MB]. Bermuda was awarded GPPC 2009 at the November 4 meeting.

 

WCIT 2010 Update (November 2007) [PPT]

Presentation by Drs. Bernd Taselaar, COO of ICT~Office, and Ms. Francien Schouman, Managing Director of WCIT 2010, at the November 4, 2007 meeting of the WITSA Public Policy & Steering Committee in Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

 

GPPC 2007 - Program Slides [PPT]

This GPPC 2007 program was presented during the November 4-6 Conference in Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

GPPC 2007: International ICT Service Trade Negotiations [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Junko Kawauchi, Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA), at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

GPPC 2007: International ICT Service Trade Negotiations [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Lee Tuthill, World Trade Organization (WTO), at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

 

GPPC 2007: Plenary Session VII - Driving Innovation & Public Policy  [PPT]

Presentation by Dato' Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation Malaysia, at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

GPPC 2007 Plenary Session IV (ICT for Development): "Internet You Can Eat"  [HTML]

Presentation by Dr. Dan Salcedo, CEO and Founder of CatGen, at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

 

GPPC 2007 Plenary Session IV (ICT for Development): infoDev [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Ellen Olafsen, Operations Officer at infoDev – the Information for Development Program (The World Bank), at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

GPPC 2007 Plenary Session VI (InfoSec & Privacy)  [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Ferenc Suba, General Manager of CERT-Hungary; and Vice Chair of the European Network & Information Security Agency (ENISA) management board, at the November 4-6, 2007 Global Public Policy Conference in Cairo, Egypt. Additional photos from GPPC 2007 can be found here.

 

Chairman's Presentation to MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel [PPT]

Presentation by WITSA Chairman George Newstrom at the May 18, 2007 meeting of the MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

Global Public Policy Conference 2007 [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Ali El-Sharawy [Contact], Managing Director of the Egyptian Information Technology, Electronics and Software Alliance (EITESAL), at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. See also the video (WMV; 47MB)

 

 

World Congress on IT 2008 Update [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Dan E. Khoo [Contact], CEO of WCIT 2008 SDN BHD, at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. See also the following WCIT 2008 PowerPoint Slideshow [PPS; 78MB]

 

 

World Congress on IT 2010 Update [PPT]

Presentation by Dr. Bernd W. E. Taselaar [Contact], COO of ICT~Office (Netherlands), at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

Fate of the Doha Round  [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Junko Kawauchi [Contact] of Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA), at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

ICT and Environment, and its Relative Importance to the IT Industry [PPT]

Presentation by Ms. Sheryle Moon [Contact] and Mr. James McAdam [Contact] of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

ICT Issues in the UK and Europe [Main Presentation; Europe Hot Topics; Intellect; EICTA; ]

Presentations by Mr. John Higgins [Contact], Director General of Intellect, the trade association for the UK hi-tech industry, at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

Possible Template for Regional Presentations to WITSA [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. John Higgins [Contact], Director General of Intellect, the trade association for the UK hi-tech industry, at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

WITSA Founding Partner Presentation: MorganFranklin Corporation [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Erik Ayers [Contact] of MorganFranklin, at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

WITSA Founding Partner Presentation: Uniglobal Services Outsourcing, Inc. [WMV] 44MB

Video presentation by Dr. Mina T Gabor [Contact], Chairman & CEO, Uniglobal Services Outsourcing, Inc. (USO), at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

Presentation on Possibility of WITSA Government / Corporate Membership [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Phil Bond [Contact], President of WITSA & President & CEO of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), at the May 17, 2007, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

MSC Malaysia Update [PDF]

Presentation by Mr Khairul Nizar Ismail - Senior Consultant, Global Reach, MDeC, at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Governance - Towards Rio de Janeiro [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Waudo Siganga [Contact], Chairman of  the Computer Society of Kenya (CSK) and WITSA Vice Chairman for Africa, at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

Broadband Initiatives in Malaysia [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Zamani Zakariah, General Manager, Technology and Standards Division – Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, at the May 18, 2007, WITSA Public Policy meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

2005 Presentations

 

Picture 108.jpg (5405877 bytes)GPPC 2005: Progress Update [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Khoo Hock Aun, Executive Director of the Association of the Computer And Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas. See also the video clip presented at the meeting.

 

 

Picture 151.jpg (8040679 bytes)WCIT 2006: "The Digital Life - Unleashing Human Potential"  [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Ben Bentzin, WCIT 2006, Inc. CEO, and Glyn Meek, President, at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Picture 115.jpg (3133959 bytes)WCIT 2008: Progress Update [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. KL Looi, Chairman of International Affairs at the Association of the Computer And Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM). May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas.

 

 

Picture 120.jpg (7265397 bytes)WITSA Partnership With Regional IT Associations  [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Lucas Lim, Secretary General of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas.

 

Picture 113.jpg (3235619 bytes)WTO: "Successful Conclusion of the Doha Development Round Is Critically Important" [PPT]

Presentation by Joe Tasker, General Counsel, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Public Policy Committee meeting in Austin, Texas.

 

Picture 092b.jpg (5738249 bytes)Presentation of AP.TIC Benin [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Corentin Adjovi, Vice President of the Board of Directors of AP.TIC Benin, the Professionals of Information and Communication Technology Association, at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas. AP.TIC was inducted into WITSA at this meeting. See also the Application and General Order of the association.

 

Picture 091.jpg (5032903 bytes)Presentation of the Macedonian Association of Information Technology (MASIT) [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Toni Petreski, President of the Macedonian Association of Information Technology (MASIT), at the May 5, 2005, WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Austin, Texas. AP.TIC was inducted into WITSA at this meeting. See also the WITSA membership Application as well as the Statute; Strategic plan; Action Plan 2005; Internal Regulations; and Code of ethics of the association.

 

ITMA Marketing Workshop: Effective Strategies for Business Development [PPT]   

(Casablanca, Morocco April 25, 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

2004 Presentations

 

 

CATIA.jpg (29907 bytes)CATIACatalysing Access To ICTs in Africa [PPT]

Presentation by David Woolnough - DFID - and Claire Sibthorpe – Atos KPMG - at the September 26, 2004 WITSA Public Policy Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

 

 

20040927-Harris3.JPG (2969637 bytes)World Congress on IT 2006 Update [PPT]

Presentation by WITSA President Harris N. Miller at the September 27, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

 

20040928-DP2004-Harris1.jpg (3494789 bytes)Digital Planet 2004 [PPT]

Presentation by WITSA President Harris N. Miller at the September 27, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

 

20040927-Harris2.JPG (2082910 bytes)RFID Activities of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) [PPT]

Presentation by Harris N. Miller, President of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), at the September 27, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

20040926-Adrian1.JPG (3189246 bytes)Update on the South African IT Market  [PPT]

Presentation by Adrian Schofield, President of Information Industry South Africa (IISA), at the September 27, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

20040926-RogersBaguma.JPG (3098887 bytes)Information Technology Agreement (ITA): Implications for Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda  [PPT]

Briefing to the WITSA Public Policy Meeting by Rogers Baguma, Chairman PiCTA, Uganda, at the September 26, 2004 WITSA Public Policy Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

20040927-Harris1.JPG (3657693 bytes)

 

XIV World Congress on IT [PPT]

Summary of the XIV World Congress on IT, which was held in Athens, Greece, from May 19-21, 2004. Presentation by WITSA President Harris N. Miller at the September 27, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Bakubung, South Africa.

 

 

IMG_0430.jpg (119222 bytes)Chairman's Report: WITSA's 2003-2004 Global Public Policy Initiatives [PPT] 5MB! 

Presentation by David A. Olive, WITSA Public Policy Chairman, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece. See also the 2004 WITSA Global Public Policy Report [DOC; PDF].

 

 

IMG_0541.jpg (116496 bytes)Digital Planet 2004: What's New? [PPT]

Presentation by Monica Welch, WITSA Marketing Director, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0444.jpg (98341 bytes)ICT for Development [PPT] 1.7MB

Presentation by Carlos A. Primo Braga, Senior Adviser at the International Trade Department of The World Bank, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0479.jpg (107164 bytes)e-Science and the Grid - For Research and Industry [PPT] 3MB! Presentation by Dr. Tony Hey, Director of the UK e-Science Core Programme of The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - UK Government’s leading funding agency for research & training in engineering and physical sciences. May 18, 2004 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

IMG_0449.jpg (138422 bytes)Services over Internet  Protocol: Voice is just the beginning… [PDF] 1.5MB Presentation by Marilyn Cade, AT&T Director of Internet & e-Commerce, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0469[1].jpg (105275 bytes)The Grid and Public Policy [PDF] 

Presentation by Michael R. Nelson, Director of Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM Corporation, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0538.jpg (110773 bytes)A Presentation on the WITSA Global Public Policy Conference 2005 

[PPT] Presentation by Mr. LEE Boon Kok, Chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

IMG_0530.jpg (110765 bytes)WCIT 2006 Update [PPT] 4MB!

Presentation by Mr. Ed Jones, Member of the 2006 World Congress on IT Executive Committee, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0531.jpg (90852 bytes)A Presentation on WCIT 2008 [PPT] 2MB!

Presentation by Mr. Harres Tan, International Relations Chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

IMG_0565.jpg (104547 bytes)"Delightful Africa": Host of the 2004 Fall WITSA Meetings  [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Adrian Schofield, President of Information Industry South Africa on being selected as the host for the September 26-30, 2004 WITSA Steering Committee & Public Policy meetings. May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

IMG_0561.jpg (108439 bytes)Presentation on the Russian ICT Market and the Russian Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT) [PPT] Presentation by Ms. Marina Rumyantseva, Communications Manager of International Relationship and Investment Committee of the Russian Information & Computer Industry Association (APKIT). May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

IMG_0331.jpg (105980 bytes)Sri Lanka ICT Association Presentation [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Tuan Jamaldeen of the Sri Lanka ICT Association (SLICTA) at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

 

IMG_0820.jpg (131574 bytes)Presentation of the Costa Rican Software Industry and Caprosoft 

[PPT] Presentation by Mr. Federico J. Cartín-Arteaga, Executive Director of the Chamber of Software Companies of Costa Rica (Caprosoft), at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece. This presentation was made upon Caprosoft's admission to WITSA.

 

IMG_0507.jpg (97981 bytes)The Lebanese IT Sector and Professional Computer Association 

[PPT] Presentation by Mr. Jalal Fawaz, President of the Professional Computer Association (PCA) of Lebanon, at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece. This presentation was made upon PCA's admission to WITSA.

 

IMG_0334.jpg (107464 bytes)Tanzania Information and Computer Technologies Association (TICTA) [PPT]

Presentation by Mr. Mr. Aziz Mongi of The Tanzania Information and Communication Technologies Association (TICTA), at the May 18, 2004 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Athens, Greece. This presentation was made upon TICTA's admission to WITSA.

2003 Presentations

 

Presentation of WITSA's Public Policy Report 2003 [PPT, PDF]

Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu) made this presentation at the May 15, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Athens, Greece. Please also see the Report [DOC; PDF]. WITSA has a real impact on the global IT environment. This policy book is an updated summary of the positions taken by WITSA on global IT issues, and have been used by the industry in our dialogue with governments and multilateral institutions concerning their decision-making process with regard to important issues of concern to the IT industry.

Vietnam ICT outlook [PPT]

Presentation by Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of Vietnam Software Association (VINASA), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Chairman's Report on WITSA's 2003 Global Public Policy Initiatives [PPT] Presentation by Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

An Introduction to ICANN [PPT]

Presentation by Dr. Paul Twomey, President and CEO, ICANN, at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Issues Related to IT Offshore Outsourcing [PPT]

Presentation by Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Offshore IT Outsourcing: The Japanese Perspective [PPT]

Presentation by Mark Schikowsky, Manager, International, Argo 21 Corporation, at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

E-Government Perspective: Vision & Challenge [PPT] 1.4MB

Presentation by Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

WTO Ministerial Meeting in Cancun [PPT] 1.4MB

Presentation by Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) [PPT] 1.4MB

Presentation by Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

IT Mentors Alliance (ITMA) Presentation: Marketing and Member Services [PPT]

Presentation by Adrian Schofield, WITSA Vice Chairman for Africa & President, Information Industry South Africa (IISA), at the November 25, 2003 IT Mentors Alliance Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam.

WCIT 2004 Update [PPT] 1.2MB

Presentation by Anastasia Vatsika, Managing Director of C&C International SA, at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

ASOCIO 2004 ICT Summit, Sri Lanka [PPS]

Presentation by  Presentation by Mr. Vasee Nesiah, Chairman of Marketing and Promotions, ASOCIO 2004 – Sri Lanka, at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

WITSA Global Public Policy Conference 2005 [PPT]

Presentation by Xavier Tan, Chairman of the Association of the Computer And Multimedia Industry Malaysia, at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

WCIT 2006 Progress Report [PPT] 2MB

Presentation by Nick Fox, Chairman of the 2006 World Congress on IT (WCIT 2006), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Russian Information & Computer Technologies Industry Association (APKIT) [PPT]

Presentation by Valentin Makarov, President of the Russian National Software Development Association (Russoft), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. APKIT's membership application was unanimously approved by WITSA.

Sri Lanka Information and Communications Technology Association (SLICTA) [PPT]

Presentation by Hyder Alaudeen, Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Information and Communications Technology Association (SLICTA), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. SLIKTA's membership application was unanimously approved by WITSA.

Senegalese Information Technology Association (SITSA) [PPT]

Presentation by Mrs. Coura Fall, Secretary General Delegate to the Senegalese Information Technology Association (SITSA), at the November 26, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. SITSA's membership application was unanimously approved by WITSA.

The IT Industry at a Crossroads [PPT, 1.8MB]

WITSA Senior Program Manager Anders Halvorsen delivered this presentation on October 21, 2003, at the "Information Society 2003 and ITT Solutions Forum" organized by the Association Infobalt in Vilnius, Lithuania. See also the speech [DOC].

WITSA Private-Public Partnerships [PPT, 5.2MB]

Mr. Harres Tan, International Relations Chairman of the Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry, Malaysia (PIKOM), delivered this presentation on behalf of WITSA on September 2, 2003, at the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) 15th General Meeting. The meeting took place from from September 1-3, 2003, in Brunei, Darussalam. See also the PECC program.

“Internet Regulation - How far should we go?” [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Christopher Boam, Counsel for Internet and Global Ecommerce at MCI., Inc., delivered this presentation on behalf of WITSA at the June 18, 2003 InfoCom Conference in Panama City, Panama. The Conference was hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce, Panama (AmCham), and was its first technology and telecommunications show dedicated to the Andean region, Central American and the Caribbean (held from June 18-20, 2003). See also Mr. Boam's speech [PDF].

 

World Congress on IT 2004 [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Dimos Vatikiotis, CEO of the WITSA 2004 World Congress on IT, delivered this overview at the May 15, 2003 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Athens, Greece.

 

 

2002 Presentations

Measuring the Information Economy [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Andrew Wyckoff, Head of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), delivered this presentation at the October 24, 2002 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Paris, France. 

 

GATS and IT: Services Trade Overview [PPT, PDF]

Ms. Julia Nielson, Trade Policy Linkages and Strategies; Trade Directorate; Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), delivered this detailed overview of the ongoing services trade negotiations at the October 24, 2002 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Paris, France. 

 

OECD Telecommunications and Internet Policy Activities [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Dimitri Ypsilanti; Principal Administrator of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, and Dr. Sam Paltridge, Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division - Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, delivered this presentation of the 2001-2002 activities of the OECD Working Party on Telecommunication and Information Services Policy (TISP) at the October 24, 2002 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Paris, France. 

 

OECD Education Policy Reviews [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Graham Vickery of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), delivered this presentation at the October 24, 2002 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Paris, France. See also Mr. Vickery's presentation on the Policy Frameworks for the Knowledge-based Economy: ICTs, Innovation and Human Resources (part1; part 2).

 

The U.S. IT Industry –Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow [PPT, PDF]

WITSA President Harris Miller delivered this presentation on the economic state and outlook of the U.S. IT industry at an October 23, 2002 WITSA press conference in Paris, France. 

 

The French Software and Services Sector [PPT, PDF]

Mr. M. François DUFAUX, Chairman of French WITSA association member Syntec Informatique, delivered this detailed overview of the economic state and outlook for the French software and services sector at the October 25, 2002 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Paris, France. 

 

Global Public Policy Conference 2003 [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Looi Kien Leong, Chairman of the Association of the Computer And Multimedia Industry Malaysia (PIKOM), delivered this informative overview of the WITSA's major conference in 2003 at the October 25, 2002 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Paris, France. The GPPC2003 will be held at The Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel in THE MINES Resort City on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur September 3-5, 2003 in conjunction with the Malaysian annual ICT week.

 

World Congress on IT 2002 Report [PPT, PDF] Note: 1.7MB

Mr. Rob Durie, Executive Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), delivered this report on the outcomes from the February 27 to March 1, 2002 World Congress on IT (WCIT2002), Adelaide, Australia. The event featured some 1,807 attendees from 55 countries. Former US President Bill Clinton and Australian Prime Minister John Howard were but a few of a very impressive line-up of keynote speakers.

 

World Congress on IT 2004 [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Dimos Vatikiotis, CEO of the WITSA 2004 World Congress on IT, delivered this overview at the October 25, 2002 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Paris, France. WCIT2004 continues the World Congress tradition of excellence, and promises to be "THE" IT event in 2004, and a must-attend event for senior industry representatives and government officials.

 

World Congress on IT 2006 Report [PPT, PDF]

WITSA President Harris Miller delivered this report on the preparation for WCIT2006 at the October 25, 2002 WITSA Steering Committee meeting in Paris, France.

 

Australia's Doha Round Agenda [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Tim Yeend, Assistant Secretary, Trade Policy Issues & Industrials Branch, Office of Trade Negotiations, Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), delivered this presentation on "the results of the Doha WTO Ministerial and the Australian Government's view on how the negotiations will go forward" at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. 

 

World Congress on IT 2004 Update [PPT, PDF]

Athanasios Pouliadis, Chairman of the Federation of Hellenic Information Technology & Communications Enterprises (SEPE), made the following presentation on the preparations for the May 19-21, 2004 World Congress on IT at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Adelaide, Australia.

 

World Congress on IT 2006 Presentation [Flash Presentation* 8,9MB]

Austin Assistant City Manager Roger Chan made the following presentation on the successful bid to host the 2006 World Congress on IT at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly meeting in Adelaide, Australia. 

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The World Bank and the Development Gateway Project [PPT, PDF]

Dr. Carlos Alberto Prima Braga, the Manager of the World Bank's Development Gateway, made the following keynote presentation: "The World Bank and the Development Gateway project: The Power of Networks in the Fight Against Poverty" at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia.

 

Digital Planet 2002 & Wireless Report 2002 [PPT, PDF]

WITSA Executive Director Allen Z. Miller made the following presentation on the new Digital Planet 2002 report on global ICT spending and the Global Wireless IT Benchmark Report – 2002 at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia.

 

ICT Trends in the African Region [PPT, PDF]

Adrian Schofield, WITSA Vice Chairman for Africa and President of Information Industry South Africa (IISA) made the following presentation on IT trends in Africa at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia.

 

ICT Trends in the Latin-American Region [PPT, PDF]

Silvia Bidart, WITSA Developing Countries Task Force Chair and Manager of Cámara de Empresas de Software y Servicios Informáticos (CESSI) in Argentina, made this presentation on IT trends in Latin-America at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. Ms. Bidart made the presentation on behalf of Dr. Jorge A. Cassino, WITSA Vice Chairman for Latin-America, President of CESSI, and President of ALETI - The Latin-American IT Industry Association.

 

ICT Trends in the Asia-Pacific Region [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Mamoru Mitsugi, WITSA Vice Chairman for Asia-Pacific and Immediate Past President of of Japan Information Technology and Services Industry Association (JISA), made the following presentation on IT trends in in the Asia-Pacific at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. Mr. Mitsugi is also former President of Fujitsu FIP and is Vice President of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) until end 2002.

 

Information Security and Cyber-terrorism

Ms. Pat McGregor, Chief Information Security Architect at the Intel Corporation, delivered this presentation entitled "Zero Tolerance for Downtime: Why InfoSec and Business Continuity Must Forge a Partnership" [PPT, PDF] at the February 26, 2002 WITSA General Assembly and Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. She has also kindly made available to us a second presentation of great relevance to the IT industry: "Cyber-terrorism: The Bloodless War?" [PPT, PDF].

 

2002 ASOCIO General Assembly & Symposium [PPT, PDF]

Mr. Manu Ordeedolchest, Honorary President of the Association of Thai Computer Industry (ATCI),  made this presentation of the 2002 General Assembly and Symposium of the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO). The events will take place from November 28 to 30 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

 

Presentation of WITSA's Public Policy Report 2002 [PPT, PDF]

Public Policy Chairman David A. Olive (Fujitsu) made this presentation at the February 26, 2002 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. Please also see the Report (PDF). WITSA has a real impact on the global IT environment. This policy book is an updated summary of the positions taken by WITSA on global IT issues, and have been used by the industry in our dialogue with governments and multilateral institutions concerning their decision-making process with regard to important issues of concern to the IT industry.

 

2001 Presentations

Digital Opportunities to be Explored at GPPC 2001 [PPT, PDF]

Adrian Schofield, President of Information Industry South Africa (IISA) delivered this presentation at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. The WITSA Global Public Policy Conference (GPPC 2001) will take place in Cape Town on September 10-11, 2001 and will address how industry can provide Digital Opportunities to the developing world - as a successful business strategy. 

 

WCIT 2002 & Business Opportunities in South Australia [PPT, PDF]

Invest South Australia Chief Executive Peter Rowland at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Steering Committee meeting gave this presentation on business opportunities in South Australia and how the government and industry is working together with the 2002 World Congress on IT (WCIT 2002) to make this premier networking and policy conference a compelling experience for business executives and policymakers from around the world. The event, themed “Unleash the Power” -to be held in Adelaide, Australia, from February 27 to March 1, 2002- will draw 1,700 senior executives and policymakers from 90 countries. Previous speakers include Bill Gates, Carly Fiorina, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, and many more. To learn more or to register, see the official web site

 

IT Developments in Japan [PPT, PDF]

Mamoru Mitsugi, Chairman of Japan Information Service Industry Association (JISA) and President & CEO of Fujitsu Facom Information Processing Group made this presentation on recent IT developments in Japan at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia. 

 

Broadband Internet Access in Australia [PPT, PDF]

Vicki MacLeod, Public Policy and International Regulatory Manager at Telstra, at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia, made this presentation on the application of broadband Internet access in Australia.

 

Information Security in Australia & the Asia-Pacific [PPT, PDF]

Eric Keser, eSecurity Solution Principal at Ernst & Young, at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia, made this presentation on various information security and privacy problems currently experienced in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific.

 

IT Skills in Australia & the Asia-Pacific [PPT, PDF]

Professor Mary O'Kane - Vice Chancellor at Adelaide University, at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Adelaide, Australia, made this presentation on the vacancy flows, constantly changing skill requirements and high turnover of skilled high-tech labor in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific.

 

Facilitating Mexico's Transition to the Digital Economy [PPT, PDF]

Dr. Carlos Maroto Pérez del Rio, Director General of the Mexican Association of Information Technology Enterprises (AMITI) at the March 9, 2001 WITSA Public Policy meeting made this presentation of a joint AMITI - World Bank - Ministry of Communications & Transportation project to produce a benchmark report which will provide a diagnosis of the state of development and penetration of the digital economy in Mexico. The project, which will also contain key industry recommendations, received WITSA's endorsement.

 

Digital Divide vs. Digital Opportunities [PDF]

See WITSA Executive Director Kimberley Claman's presentation at the January 16-17, 2001 OECD "Emerging Market Economy Forum" in Dubai. The presentation is also available at the OECD site.

 

A Competitive Communications Infrastructure: Lessons for Emerging Markets [PPT, PDF].  

See this presentation, delivered by Ms. Silvia Bidart at the January 15 Business-Government Forum on E-Commerce entitled “Maximizing the Digital Opportunity” (held in conjunction with the January 16-17, 2001 OECD "Emerging Market Economy Forum). Ms. Bidart is Manager of Camara de Empresas de Software y Servicios Informaticos (CESSI) in Argentina, and is the current Chair of the WITSA Task Force on Developing Countries. The presentation is also available at the OECD site.

 

2000 Presentations

 

The IT Skills Shortage in Europe [PPT, PDF]

See this presentation by Tim Conway, Director of Industry Affairs at the Computing Services & Software Association (CSSA) in the U.K., made at the October 15, 2000 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Washington, D.C.

 

ICANN & Internet Domain Name Policy [PPT, PDF]

See this presentation by Marilyn Cade, AT&T Director of Internet and E-Commerce Policy and Advocacy, made at the October 15, 2000 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Washington, D.C.

 

WTO Electronic Commerce & IT Trade Commitments [PPT, PDF]

See the presentation by WITSA's Immediate Past Public Policy Chairman Allen Miller (EDS), made at the February 23, 2000 WITSA Public Policy meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

 


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