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WITSA ADVISORY COUNCIL

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 ICT in sustainable growth and development. By engaging in discussion with the council WITSA would have a better understanding of policy issues affecting global ICT 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 ICT.

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

For more information about the council please contact Jim Poisant, Secretary General of WITSA at jpoisant@witsa.org

WITSA ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

WITSA MEMBERS

  • Chairman‐Yannis Sirros, Chairman WITSA
  • Dr. James H. Poisant/Secretary General
  • Ms. Angela Mondou, Chairman, WITSA’s Global Policy Action Committee (GPAC)

CORPORATE MEMBERS

  • 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

GOVERNMENT MEMBERS

Honorable Alex Mora, Costa Rica Ambassador and Representative to OECD

WITSA GLOBAL PARTNERS

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

GLOBAL INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

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)