Press Releases

WITSA Elects New Leadership for the 2016-18 Term, First Woman to Chair Global ICT Organization

Fairfax, Virginia: At its General Assembly and Board of Directors meetings on October 2, 2016 the World Information Technology and services Alliance (WITSA) voted on a new slate of leaders for the 2016-18 term. In a historic move, Ms. Yvonne Chiu, Chairman of the Information Service Industry Association of Taiwan (CISA) was elected WITSA Chairman; the...
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WITSA’s 2016 ICT World Award Winners

  • WITSA is the most comprehensive and influential entity representing the Information and Communications technology (ICT) and services industry in the world
  • Awards recognize the entities that made the most significant contributions to mankind in 2016.
  • Six “ICT Excellence” awards, two “Eminent Person” awards and the “Chairman” award were presented by WITSA’s Chairman to the...
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WITSA Warns Against Excessive Restrictions on Free Flow of Data

Fairfax, VA, July 5, 2016:  The World Information Technology and Services today published a Statement of Policy on Restrictions of the Free Flow of Information Across Nationality/Regional Borders, calling ‘data’ an essential resource for healthy economic growth and warning that that excessive restrictions on the flow of data hinders the barrier to secure management and...
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WITSA Seeks Recommitment of All Nations to Multilateral Trade Liberalization

Fairfax, VA, April 4, 2016:  The World Information Technology and Services has updated its Statement of Policy on International Trade in ICT Goods and Services”, urging all its members and their governments to redouble their efforts to establish and implement multilateral trade liberalization under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The paper strongly...
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WITSA Challenges Industry to Capitalize on Women Talent in the Marketplace

Fairfax, VA, April 4, 2016:  The World Information Technology and Services has published a new statement of policy, “Women in Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs): Capitalizing on an untapped global resource”, challenging businesses to take advantage of female talent in ICT to boost profits and competitiveness. WITSA recognizes the importance of and applauds the United...
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WITSA Supports Multistakeholder Internet Governance Ecosystem

Contact:  Jim Poisant M: +1 703 728-4547  E: jpoisant@witsa.org Fairfax, VA, March 29, 2016:  The World Information Technology and Services has published a new Statement of Policy on Internet Governance, supporting the strengthening of current collaborative, multistakeholder Internet governance ecosystems, which combined provide a light touch and effective regulatory environment. In the paper, WITSA reiterates...
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WITSA Member Elected to IGF Executive Body

WITSA Vice Chair Ms. Silvia Monzon Bidart on November 12, 2014 was appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to serve on the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the organization of the Internet Governance Forum Meeting in João Pessoa, Brazil, 10-13 November 2015. See the full press release here....
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WITSA Secretary-General Appointed to NETmundial Inaugural Coordination Council

Fairfax, Virginia: Following a series of open dialogues and consultations across all sectors of the global community, the NETmundial Initiative on December 23, 2014 appointed WITSA Secretary-General Dr. Jim Poisant as a member of its Inaugural Coordination Council. The Inaugural Coordination Council will help facilitate global support for the NETmundial Initiative, such as promoting the...
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WITSA Global ICT Award Winners Announced at WCIT 2014

Guadalajara, Mexico: On the final day of the 2014 World Congress on Information Technology, the World Information Technology and services Alliance (WITSA) announced that six private and public sector organizations from four different countries were selected to receive the 2014 WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards. These Awards were presented at the World Congress Gala Dinner...
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WITSA welcomes US decision to transition ICANN to global multi-stakeholder community

March 24, 2014 WITSA welcomes US Government decision to transition Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (ICANN) to global multi-stakeholder community   The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), representing the national ICT associations of more than 80 economies, today welcomed the statement from the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of its intent...
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WITSA Mourns the Passing of Dr. Nelson Mandela

Vienna, Virginia: The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) mourns the passing of Dr. Nelson Mandela.

“The world has lost a great statesman, humanitarian and champion for equality and human rights”, said WITSA Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant. “Dr. Mandela was one of the most transforming personalities the world has ever seen, and has been an important source of inspiration for millions, if not billions of people, including in the information and communications technology sector”.

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WITSA Recognizes Industry Leader with Lifetime Achievement Award

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November 11, 2013

Contact:                     Dr James Poisant    jpoisant@witsa.org  + 1 703 728-4547 WITSA Recognizes Industry Leader with Lifetime Achievement Award São Paulo, Brazil, November 11, 2013: The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) today awarded Mr. Som Mittal its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Mittal has served as...
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