Women Leaders in Technology Forum

The Women Leaders in Technology Forum will be held virtually Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9am-11am EDT. The event is open to the public. 

The full Agenda is now available.

Registration is open. There is no charge to attend this event. 

Speaker Profiles:

Ms. Yvonne Chiu, Chairman, WITSA

Dr. Vinton Gray Cerf, “Father of the Internet” and Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Ms. Nicole Chan, Former Minister of NCC Taiwan

Ms. Emma Arakelyan – CEOand Founder, Orion Worldwide Innovations, LLC; Formerly Partner at Ernst & Young and Managing Director at Accenture

Ms. Mary Lou Papazian – Chief Executive Officer at TUMO Center for Creative Technologies

Ms. Carolina Rossini – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Portulans Institute

Ms. Magdalena Yesil – Author, Power UP! How Smart Women Win in the New Economy; Formerly Founding Board Member and First Investor, Salesforce

Ms. Frances West – Founder, FrancesWestCo; Formerly First Chief Accessibility Officer, IBM


WCIT Malaysia Update (May 19, 2020)

“Taking the lead to apply sufficient precaution measurements against the spread of the novel coronavirus, the exciting programming of WCIT2020 Malaysia that is due to take place in September 2020 will be delivered as ROAD TO WCIT MALAYSIA – a hybrid of small official functions and live telecast that is available online for global participation including B2B matching and virtual exhibitions for Southeast Asia’s market access. More announcements to come from the team of WCIT MALAYSIA.”

MOU Signing Ceremony between WITSA and TAITRA

From Left to Right: Secretary General to TAITRA Walter Yeh; Secretary General to WITSA James Poisant; Chairman to TAITRA James C. F. Huang; Chairman to WITSA Yvonne Chiu; president to UATE and cofounder to UCOM Alexander Yesayan; Bhutan ICT expert Phub Gyeltshen.

WITSA and TAITRA signed an MOU for integrating international resources in order to promote Taiwan Excellence and offer Taiwan corporations’ international opportunities.  Here’s news release at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZztVARS-wEAand https://money.udn.com/money/story/5635/4224030



What Taiwan can teach the world on fighting the coronavirus

Coronavirus seriously affects the world industry. But Taiwan’s control of the epidemic is impressive. According to NBC NEWS report on March 10, it listed eight principal points of view. 

What Taiwan can teach the world on fighting the coronavirus.

In this report, Taiwan uses many technology products to prevent epidemics, such as temperature monitors to detect body temperature, location sharing on mobile phone to control home quarantine, and QR code to track travel information.

“Taiwan’s healthcare ranked No. 1.”  Ms. Chiu, the Chairman of WITSA, said. Taiwan’s successful experience in using technology can be shared with all countries around the world. It coincides with the purpose of WITSA to promote the application and development of the ICT industry.

PIKOM’s new chairman and council members

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) recently welcomed Danny Lee as its new chairman together with a new line-up of council members for the 2019-2020 term.

“I am very humbled to be given the honour of serving as chairman of PIKOM 2019-2020. I am grateful to my fellow members who trust in me to lead the association during such exciting yet challenging times when the tech industry is going through such monumental changes in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). 

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A Vision for UK Digital Trade Policy, techUK report launch

techUK will be launching our report A Vision for UK Digital Trade Policy at techUK, 10 St Bride Street at a special event on Monday 13 January 2020 from8.30 – 10.00.

The report sets out 12 business backed digital trade principals to support the UK’s development of a successful digital trade policy. The report launch will make techUK one of the first major business representation groups to set out UK businesses priorities for UK digital trade policy. Read more here

Bangladesh is moving forward in information technology

Bangladesh is fast advancing in the IT sector. This change is coming with various government initiatives as well as various initiatives and efforts of the youth.

With their hands, the use of smartphones and Internet in the country is increasing. This is changing rapidly in different sectors of the country.

Recently, BCG Senior Partner and Global Leader for Digital Government of Armenia, Miguel Carrasco said technology creates jobs. In the next day, 10 percent of the work done will be computer programming, 20 percent will be technology. People need only 70 percent for the rest.

Bangladesh’s improvement in information technology has already come from all over the world.

James Pozants, Secretary General of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), said that Bangladesh is doing well in information technology and is giving enough importance to WITSA to Dhaka for the World Conference.

There are Bangladesh Vision 2021, through which ICT is moving forward. Leadership is the key to success in any country. Bangladesh has it.

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