I would like to begin by wishing you a very joyous and prosperous New Year!
Since becoming the chairman of WITSA, I have a great deal of good news to share with you.
First and foremost, I am honored to serve in such a great organization. It is true that the WITSA network of members and stakeholders is one of a kind. The work being done to accomplish WITSA’s vision of Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age by our members is truly inspiring.
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries on behalf of WITSA. These countries include Japan, Nepal, Armenia, Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, Malaysia, Switzerland, and the United States. Thanks to our WITSA members in these countries, I was able to meet senior government officials to include Prime Ministers and ICT Ministers as well as corporate executives and luminaries and university administrations and faculty and young students.
I am especially appreciative of WITSA’s long-time relationship with ASOCIO and its Asia Pacific members. WITSA partnered with ASOCIO to produce a world –class research report titled: Reimagining the Digital Era-DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AGENDAS & INITATIVES WITH THE ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIES. This report is available to all WITSA members and stakeholders.
As you know, ASSESPRO, Brasil hosted WCIT 2017 and CISA Taiwan hosted the 2017 World Congress on IT. I am very proud of these WITSA events and the outstanding staff and support they received. I wish to thank all of you who attended these outstanding congresses and sincerely hope everyone will come to Hyderabad for WCIT 2018.
As we move into a new year we are faced with many global challenges and opportunities. I look forward to another productive year. Thank you for your continued support. See you in Hyderabad!
Yvonne Chiu, Chairman