WITSA Members and Global Technology Leaders to Participate in the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) 2023

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January 19, 2023Contact: Dato’ Dan E Khoo danekhoo@witsa.org +60 12 (650) 8392WITSA Members and Global Technology Leaders to Participate in the World Congress on Innovation and Technology (WCIT) 2023Kuching, Sarawak: The World Innovation, Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) yesterday welcomed the unveiling of the official logo of the World Congress on Innovation and Technology 2023 (WCIT 2023) which will take place on October 4 – 6, 2023 in Kuching, Sarawak.Officiated by the Premier of Sarawak The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg, the event also saw the announcement of key partners that are joining the effort to organize the 27th edition of WCIT that was first staged in 1978. The WCIT 2023 logo features the following description:

  • The Tree of Life that symbolises Sarawak’s evolution of modernity and interconnection to the global discourse.
  • The Rhinoceros Hornbill symbolizes the value of power and strength of Sarawak
  • Three Stripes Globe represents sustainability, innovation and economic prosperity
  • Colours Green and Blue represent the intersection of nature and digital technology, to be digitally and innovatively forward, while being sustainable.

At the launch, the Premier of Sarawak highlighted the role of innovation in advancing the new economy through applications such as algae as a source of energy, data and AI in disrupting conventional means of production. He hoped WCIT 2023 would bring to Sarawak new innovations, data and technology to impact the energy industry, the circular economy and digital transformation.A signature event of WITSA, WCIT 2023 is the premier event for the global tech industry, bringing together leaders, experts and stakeholders to discuss, deliberate and challenge the latest tech and innovation trends. The congress will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities with delegates from around the world.WITSA aims to bring its member economies and global tech leaders to attend WCIT 2023 to experience the diverse and exotic culture as well as take advantage of all the investment and business opportunities that Sarawak, Malaysia and the broader ASEAN economies have to offer.WITSA Chairman Dr Sean Seah said, “WITSA is the leading recognized voice of the global tech industry which is the key driver of global economic growth. This is a unique opportunity for WITSA members to participate in WCIT 2023 and contribute to shaping the future of the global tech industry. Delegates from around the world will experience the diverse and exotic culture while fostering collaboration in various technology, innovation and business sectors.”WITSA CEO Dato’ Dan E Khoo added, “With the host organizers’ aims to leverage innovation and technology for prosperity, inclusivity and sustainability, WCIT 2023 is set to be the catalyst that sparks idea generation, investment opportunities, business insights, policy action recommendations, delightful tech experiences, serendipitous discovery and partner-talent recruitment possibilities in pursuit of a sustainable future for the tech industry.”WCIT is unique in its global perspective on fulfilling the promise of the digital age and its ability to draw users, providers, media and academia from around the world to focus on technology for societal good. In addition, global business, government and academic leaders discuss emerging markets, legal and policy issues, political and economic trends, emerging technologies, tech user perspectives and business opportunities in the global marketplace.This premier global tech congress brings together more than 2,000 global leaders in business, government and academia from over 80 countries to impact economic and social development through the exchange of policies, practices, trends and ideas on tech.WCIT 2023 is hosted by the Sarawak Government, organized by the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad, co-hosted by the Sarawak Multimedia Authority and Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (SAINS), with The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) as the Host Association. For more information and to participate, go to www.wcit2023.com.

Launch of WCIT 2023 Logo by the Premier of Sarawak The Right Honourable Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr) Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg

WITSA Chairman, Dr Sean Seah handing over the WCIT Crystal Plaque to the Sarawak Premier at the Launch of the WCIT 2023 LogoAbout WITSAThe World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is the leading recognized international voice of the global ICT industry, whose members from over 80 countries and economies represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market. WITSA is dedicated to advocating policies that advance industry growth and development; facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and services; strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations; and providing members with a broad network of professional contacts. WITSA hosts the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), the premier global industry sponsored ICT conference.WITSA members are leaders in a globally interconnected marketplace. Because the challenges facing the ICT industry are undisputedly global in nature, WITSA members work together to achieve a shared vision on important issues of common interest. WITSA makes it possible for its members — ranging from Mongolia and Argentina to Kenya and the United States — to identify common issues and priorities, exchange valuable information, and present a united position on industry issues.