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Open Letter from CAVEDATOS – Venezuelan Chamber of Information Technology and Communication Industry

CAVEDATOS - Venezuelan Chamber of Information Technology and Communication Industry, - as part of one of the 19 countries affiliated to ALETI, wishes to recall the political, social, and economic situation facing our country at this time, to seek your support so that in Venezuela our rights as citizens and representatives of the ICT industry…
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BLOG: Surveillance, Privacy and the ICT Industry: Some Thoughts

As 2013 draws to a close, it is clear one of the crucial issues facing the world generally, and the ICT sector specifically, is that of privacy and security of electronic communications.  The Snowden revelations regarding the extensive surveillance operations of the US National Security Agency, and subsequent revelations that other governments conduct similar activities…
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BLOG: Liberalizing Trade to Deliver the Promise of the Digital Age

When people speak about “free trade”, it inevitably generates some fervour of belief -- often a fundamental belief – unmatched by any other topic except, perhaps, motherhood!  Yet, so often when people are quizzed about their free trade beliefs, they initially respond with a single perspective: increasing exports.  Sometimes, it’s only when challenged that they…
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SPECIAL WITSA REPORT ON ITU WCIT-2012

SPECIAL WITSA REPORT ON ITU WCIT-2012 The following report was issued by WITSA in January 2013, following the conclusion of the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications last December. Please let us know what you think about the ITU’s latest event, the ratification of the new Treaty and the potential impact it will have on…
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BLOG: GPATS 2013 Program Announced

GPATS 2013 Program Announced: Spotlight on Effective Public Policies to Deliver the Promises of the Digital Age São Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian Association of Information Technology Companies (ASSESPRO) and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) today proudly announced a detailed program for the 2013 Global Policy and Trade Summit (GPATS 2013). This prestigious event is slated…
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BLOG: Behind the WCIT México / 2014

WHAT IS THE WCIT? Is an international high level congress that bring together more than 50 exhibitors and up to 3,000 delegates from around 80 countries , such as Corporate leaders, Policymakers, Government officials and Academia Members to discuss emerging issues on ICTs, debate hot topics, and address how legal, political, and economic trends affect…
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BLOG: Global Business Leaders Announce Montreal Declaration

Montreal, October 23, 2012: At the successful conclusion of the 2012 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012), the World Information Technology and Services Alliance today issued the Declaration of the 18th World Congress on Information Technology on enabling access for all (“The Montreal Declaration”). In the Declaration, WITSA commits to work with all governments, stakeholder…
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