Monday, April 07, 2008

16th WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology) in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will host the 16th WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology) from May 18 to May 22, 2008. The organizers are predicting 2,500 participants from over 80 countries to converge unto Kuala Lumpur for this "ICT Olympics". Already, according to

some very prominent speakers have confirmed their attendance among which are

  1. Bill Gates, Microsoft

  2. Dr Craig Barrett, Intel

  3. Dr Robert Bishop, Chairman of the Blue Brain Project

  4. Dr Hamadoun Toure, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union

  5. Dr Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

  6. Robert Carter of FedEx and Douglas Merrill of Google

WCIT 2008 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, next to the Petronas Twin Tower, a photo of which you will see below"

Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur

This year, WCIT is expected to draw a large crowd as a series of related events including the United Nations Global Alliance on ICT and Development (UN-GAID), the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) e-government conference, the International Advisory Panel meeting for MSC Malaysia and up to 10 other related events.

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