There is no other organization in the world that gives an overview of the entire digital tech industry. Accordingly, no other organization offers its members as vast a network and services as WITSA does.
WITSA is not only the recognized Voice of the Digital Tech Industry but also an organization driven with a vision and passion to “Fulfill the Promise of the Digital Age” where everyone benefits from digital tech. As WITSA works to fulfill the promise of the Digital Age, the digital tech industry expands its business in tandem with the times.
WITSA spearheads innovation and collaboration in the global technology industry. As a leading advocate for the digital economy, WITSA has developed catalytic platforms that drive industry growth, recognize excellence, and facilitate meaningful connections.
These platforms serve as pillars of inspiration, networking, and knowledge exchange; opening doors to limitless opportunities and bringing together visionaries, thought leaders, and technology enthusiasts from across the globe.
WITSA is increasingly assuming a leading advocacy role in the development of international public policy that affects the creation of a robust global tech infrastructure.
WITSA strengthens the industry at large by promoting a fair trade environment. WITSA helps governments, institutions and multilateral organizations to understand future technology trends and to voice the concerns of the tech industry with regards to policies that affect industry interests. These organizations include the following:
Among some of the public policy issues where WITSA is involved include:
• Increasing competition through open markets and regulatory reform
• Protecting intellectual property
• Encouraging cross‐industry and government cooperation to enhance information security
• Bridging the education and skills gap
• Reducing tariff and non‐tariff trade barriers to tech goods and services
• Safeguarding the viability and growth of the Internet and electronic commerce
The 2023 WITSA Global Innovation and Tech Excellence Awards will be presented to select individuals, academic institutions, corporations, NGOs or governments whose use and applications of digital technologies exhibit exceptional achievement within the following broad categories:
WITSA established its highest award called WITSA’s Eminent Person Award in 2010.
The award recognizes those individuals who have made a significant and profound positive difference in the lives of others. The intent of the Award is to recognize individuals who have made or continue to make significant contributions to mankind. These contributions are not necessarily tech related.
Since establishing the award in 2010, its recipients have included