WCIT 2012

WITSA's World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) is a fast-paced 3-day conference that will focus on the theme of "ONE Vision for a Global Digital Society". It will feature more than 100 high-profile speakers and attract up to 3,000 delegates from more than 80 countries, including representatives from industry, governments, academia, and civil society.The Congress will feature the following aspects:

  • A World Tech Jam, where thousands of Congress delegates and online contributors will collaborate and share their ideas, their passion, and their insights into the creation of a true bottom-up Global Digital Society Action Plan.
  • Keynote panels of internationally recognized thinkers from government, industry and academia will debate strategies, discuss what leading innovators or countries are doing and reflect on how digital collaboration among stakeholders can deliver the promise of the digital age.
  • Intense breakout sessions, where delegates, speakers, moderators, representatives from the ICT industry, and stakeholders will share best practices and prioritize the output of the World Tech Jam.
  • Unique showcases of Canadian Innovations and Young Global Innovators, where presenters will demonstrate world-changing ideas and answer questions from the audience.
  • An online social platform that will connect thousands of delegates before, during, and after the conference.
  • Structured B2B meeting sessions aimed at renewing or developing multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships with executives and decision-makers from both developed and emerging economies.
  • The WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards Ceremony, which will honour organizations that have achieved exceptional results in using ICT to benefit societies, governments, individuals, organizations, and the private sector.
  • Optional pre-conference activities and parallel events.
  • Unforgettable social events.
  • A closing ceremony where the Global Digital Society Action Plan will be unveiled and become a tool for policy development, educational curricula, corporate citizenship programs, and much more.