July 13, 2017
Arlington, V.A. (July 13, 2017)— The Professional Services Council (PSC) today announced it has joined and become the American representative to the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a leading international consortium of information and communications technology (ICT) industry associations.
“The work we have been doing at PSC for 45 years is critical to elevating the voice of American industry leaders in professional services, including information and communications technology. Being a WITSA member will extend the reach of PSC’s advocacy and policy development work, as well as better connect our industry leaders to the largest ICT industry network in the world, ultimately to help grow their businesses and improve the global economy,” said PSC president and CEO David J. Berteau.
PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry in the United States, with more than 400 member companies that represent small, medium and large businesses that provide a range of solutions and services to federal agencies. WITSA is a consortium of more than 80 leading ICT industry groups from around the world. Only associations that best represent the interests of ICT companies in their respective countries or regions are eligible to become WITSA members, who collectively represent over 90 percent of the world ICT market.
“On behalf of WITSA, I am very pleased to have PSC join the WITSA family of likeminded organizations from around the world,” said WITSA Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant. “Markets and technologies are transforming and evolving rapidly. Together with rapid globalisation, newer opportunities and challenges are emerging. Together, we will address the important issues facing our industry and society by fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age for everyone.”
Being a member of WITSA allows PSC members to have access to a wide range of benefits including activities involving United Nations agencies, developing global business relationships, extensive business-to-business opportunities, engagement with senior government officials on top IT issues, and access to a clearinghouse of valuable information via WITSA’s Association Corner.
Additionally, two PSC-member company representatives, Martha Dorris of DCI and Alan Balutis of Cisco Systems, will lead a PSC working group to guide PSC’s engagement with WITSA and represent PSC at WITSA’s upcoming World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), which takes place September 10-13 in Taiwan.
For more information on PSC and its engagement with WITSA, please contact PSC vice president of technology, Kevin Cummins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.875.8059.
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About PSC: PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSC’s more than 400 member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade association’s members employ hundreds of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Follow PSC on Twitter @PSCSpeaks. To learn more, visit www.pscouncil.org.
The 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 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. For more information on WITSA, please visit www.witsa.org
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