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WITSA Mourns the Passing of Marilyn Cade


November 6, 2020

Contact: Anders Halvorsen      +1 571 265-5964

WITSA mourns the passing of Marilyn Cade, one of the foremost experts on Internet governance and a dedicated and trusted ally of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance. Ms. Cade worked with and advised WITSA and its member associations around the world for more than twenty years, helping raise awareness to important issues, especially with respect to The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Moreover, Marilyn was enthusiastically working with many of our developing country members, helping them engaging in international fora and establishing several regional IGFs around the world.

Marilyn Cade

Marilyn’s staunch support of the multistakeholder approach to Internet governance and her advocacy for inclusion of all stakeholders and regions left an indelible impact. Her relationships with the WITSA community went beyond the professional. Her warmth, dedication and enthusiasm resulted in many friendships and she will be greatly missed.


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 hosts the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), the premier global industry sponsored ICT conference.

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.

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