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WCIT 2017 spotlight: living the digital dream
Press release
Monday 19 June 2017

Selected by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), Taiwan will host the 2017 World Congress on IT (WCIT) in Taipei during September 10-13, 2017. Often referred to as the “Olympics” of the ICT industry, WCIT is a high-level international congress that demonstrates the latest trends in the ICT industry.

Having previously hosted the event in 2000, WCIT 2017 in Taiwan is a must-attend event for business executives, government leaders and media who will benefit from discussing emerging markets, legal and policy issues, political and economic trends, emerging technologies, ICT user perspectives and business opportunities in the global marketplace. With the theme “Living the Digital Dream”, this pinnacle event will feature keynotes from internationally recognized leaders who will shed light on the rapid advances in digital technology that are redefining our world, revolutionizing businesses, industries, governments, and society. WCIT 2017 will also demonstrate the momentum of innovative startups from Taiwan and worldwide.

At the heart of the World Congress is WITSA’s vision of Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age, recognizing ICT as an enabler for businesses to enhance their competitiveness by using groundbreaking technologies and disruptive innovations while also potentially being a powerful force for the common good, in the jobs market, fostering creativity, bridging the digital gap in underserved populations, and promoting trust and security as well as driving businesses to create must-have products and solutions.

WCIT 2017 will shine a spotlight on Taiwan, which – as a recognized global ICT leader - is well positioned to host WITSA’s pinnacle event. Taiwan not only has one of the world’s most complete ICT supply chains, but is the global leader in Smart Cities – successfully applying and integrating the latest in technological advances, including cloud computing, advanced sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), energy management, advanced urban transport, and many other solutions that enabling the possibilities to create cities that are more livable and sustainable. Taiwan is also a top innovator, and is slated to be the first nation in the world to achieve universal broadband access. Moreover, Taiwan had the honor of building the world’s first wireless city and is a global leader in research and development – being ranked among the top countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Reports. Steps are also well underway to make Taiwan a major exporter of cloud computing services and the country is noted as a leader in networked communications by the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index (the Global Information Technology Report 2014).

Business is networking. At the WCIT, you will be part of a unique network of ICT professionals worldwide. Don’t miss out! Early Bird discounts are available until June 30!

Travel to and experience the country that is living the digital dream! Register now at


First held in 1978 by WITSA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance), the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become the premier international IT forum. Bringing together visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders, and academics from all over the globe. It is an event of unparalleled scope and scale. Discussion topics range from emerging markets and technologies to legal and policy issues, user perspectives, new business opportunities and developing political and economic trends. The WCIT consistently attracts high level, internationally recognized leaders from government, industry, and academia. Furthermore, WCIT assists countries across the globe to facilitate their ICT policies. Accordingly, WCIT is constantly referred to as the “Olympics” of the ICT industry.

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