WITSA ADVISORY COUNCIL

In 2012, WITSA established an Advisory Council inviting distinguished individual from industry, governments and multilateral institutions in order to enable greater public policy dialogue and engagements globally for WITSA. WITSA sought members who were responsible for, or influencing, the role of ICT in sustainable growth and development. By engaging in discussion with the council WITSA would have a better understanding of policy issues affecting global ICT development.

Participants in this special Council gain access to a vast and unique global network of people who have a common purpose in fulfilling the promise of the Digital Age, across virtually all cultures, societies and stages of economic development, by helping develop and deliver effective public policies regarding the development, application and use of ICT.

For more information about the council please contact Jim Poisant, Secretary General of WITSA at jpoisant@witsa.org

WITSA ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

WITSA MEMBERS

  • Chairman‐Santiago Gutierrez, Chairman WITSA
  • Dr. James H. Poisant/Secretary General
  • Mr. R. Chandrashekhar, Chairman, WITSA's Global Policy Action Committee (GPAC)
  • Som Mittal, Former President NASSCOM, India

CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • TBA Dell, Inc.
  • Dr. Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist
  • Google
  • David MacDonald, President, CEO & Director
    Softchoice
  • Howard A. Schmidt‐ Former Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the U.S. federal government, President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF).
  • Mr Sergey Martynov, Former Foreign Minister/US Ambassador EPAM Corporation/Belarus
  • Honorable H.E. Ivo Ivanovski ‐ Former Minister of Communications and Information Society, Republic of Macedonia Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs ‐ Europe América Móvil

GOVERNMENT MEMBERS

Honorable Alex Mora Minister (Secretary) of Foreign Trade Government of Costa Rica

WITSA GLOBAL PARTNERS

  • Mexico IT (Representative TBD)
  • Dr. Gary Gong Executive Vice President Institute for Information Industry (III) Chinese, Taipei

GLOBAL INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

Mr. Allan Marcus Senior Director Head Information Technologies & Communications Industries, The World Economic Forum (WEF), New York, USA. Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson Chief, ICT Analysis Section Science, Technology and ICT Branch Division on Technology and Logistics UNCTAD, United Nations / Geneva, Switzerland Mr. John S. Wilson Fellow Center for Global Enterprise New York, NY NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Dr. Robert Kahn (One of the Fathers of the Internet) President & CEO Corporation for National Research Initiatives Reston, Virginia (USA) Mr. John Higgins, Director General DIGITALEUROPE Ms. Sally Shipman Wentworth Senior Manager of Public Policy Internet Society (ISOC)