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In 2012, WITSA established an Advisory Council inviting distinguished individual from industry, governments and multilateral institutions in order to enable greater public policy dialogue and engagements globally for WITSA. WITSA sought members who were responsible for, or influencing, the role of tech in sustainable growth and development. By engaging in discussion with the council WITSA would have a better understanding of policy issues affecting global tech development.

Participants in this special Council gain access to a vast and unique global network of people who have a common purpose in fulfilling the promise of the Digital Age, across virtually all cultures, societies and stages of economic development, by helping develop and deliver effective public policies regarding the development, application and use of tech.

The WITSA Advisory Council also serves as judges in the selection of winners of the WITSA Global Innovation and Tech Excellence Awards.

For more information about the council please contact Dato’ Dan E. Khoo, WITSA CEO at



  • Chairman‚ÄźDr. Sean Seah, Chairman WITSA
  • Dato’ Dan E. Khoo, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr. Doug Johnson, WITSA’s Global Policy Action Committee (GPAC)


  • Dr. Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist, Google
  • Mr. Nick Ashton, Geneva Representative, Digital Trade Network (DTN)
  • Mr. Gary J Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine
  • Mr. Oleg Petrov, Senior Digital Development Specialist, World Bank
  • Dr. Michael R. Nelson, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and International Affairs; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Mr. Patrice Chazerand, Director for Digital Trade and Taxation; DIGITALEUROPE



  • Anastasios Tzikas, President; TIF HELEXPO SA
  • Jen-Chieh Cheng, General Director; Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) – Chinese, Taipei


Mr. Danil Kerimi, The World Economic Forum (WEF), New York, USA.
Mr. Torbjorn Fredriksson Chief, ICT Analysis Section Science, Technology and ICT Branch Division on Technology and Logistics UNCTAD, United Nations / Geneva, Switzerland
Mr. John S. Wilson Fellow Center for Global Enterprise New York, NY NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Dr. Robert Kahn (Co-Father of the Internet) President & CEO Corporation for National Research Initiatives Reston, Virginia (USA)