Press Releases

WITSA Recognizes 2018 Global ICT World Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2018 Contact: Anders Halvorsen        ahalvorsen@witsa.org     +1 571 265-5964 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 2018. Eight “Global ICT Excellence” awards and two…
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WITSA’s Chairman Presents ICT Excellence Award to Mexico Government for its Project “Red Compartida”

Mexico City, Nov. Oct 7, 2017 - The chairman of the World Information Technology & Services Alliance (WITSA), Yvonne Chiu presented the WITSA’s Digital Opportunity award to Mr. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Secretary of the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT), and Mr. Eugenio Galdon, board director of Altan Redes Corporation in a special…
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WITSA Calls for a Principled Approach to Privacy, Security and Data Protection

September 27, 2017 Contact:  Dr Jim Poisant M: +1 703 728-4547  E: jpoisant@witsa.org Fairfax, VA:  The World Information Technology and Services today published a Statement of Policy on Privacy, Security and Data Protection, exploring a principled approach to balance fundamental information privacy rights with the equally important policy objectives of national security and data protection…
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WITSA Announces 2017 ICT World Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [PDF] September 13, 2017 Contact: Anders Halvorsen        ahalvorsen@witsa.org     +1 571 265-5964    WITSA’s 2017 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…
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WITSA A Proud Partner of the Newly Launched eTrade for All Online Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Anders Halvorsen            ahalvorsen@witsa.org     +1 571 265-5964 WITSA A Proud Partner of the Newly Launched eTrade for All Online Platform Chairman and Secretary General participate in first gathering of stakeholders of the global initiative  Geneva, April 28, 2017: WITSA Chairman, Yvonne Chiu and Secretary General, Dr. Jim Poisant welcomed the launch of…
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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;…
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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 winners.…
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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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The World Information Technology and Services (WITSA) appeals to the Government of Iran for the release of Mr Nizar Zakka

  WITSA Fairfax, VA, June 3, 2016.:  The World Information Technology and Services (WITSA) appeals to the Government of Iran for the release of Mr Nizar Zakka. Mr. Zakka is one of WITSA’s directors and a vice-chairman of WITSA’s Middle East, Northern Africa region.  Mr Zakka did not return from Tehran after participating in the Second…
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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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Global ICT Industry Opposes Backdoor Decryption

Canberra, 8 March 2016:  Global IT industry body WITSA today issued a strong statement, saying the ICT industry cannot and will not support or cooperate in the development of “backdoor” decryption technologies. Speaking at the AIIA’s Summit: Navigating Privacy and Security, WITSA Director Tim Conway, who spoke on behalf of WITSA Chairman Santiago Gutierrez, said…
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WITSA to Bestow Eminent Persons Award on Wi-Fi Pioneers

Canberra, Australia: The World Information and Communications Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) today gave the WITSA Eminent Persons Award to Dr. John O’Sullivan and Dr. Terry Percival for their significant contributions to “fulfilling the promise of the Digital Age through WLAN Technology”. First awarded to Nelson Mandela in 2010, the award recognizes those individuals who…
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WITSA Welcomes Emerge Partnership Intended to Foster Innovation and SME Growth

WITSA Secretary General Dr. Jim Poisant  today welcomed the new Emerge Partnership, which was launched with a joint ‘Communiqué’ during Day 2 of ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. Along with INTEL Corporation, Silicon Cape Initiative, UNICEF Innovation, , the ITU and other stakeholders, WITSA is excited to participate in this initiative which will…
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WITSA Signs Milestone Agreement with Key U.N. Body

WITSA Chairman Mr Santiago Gutierrez today signed a key Memorandum of Understanding with Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, signaling several key areas of cooperation. Mr. Gutierrez alsoparticipated as a panelist in the official launch of UNCTAD's Information…
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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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