World Telecommunication and Information Society (WTIS) Day 2020Message from Secretary General
Every year on May 17, people around the world join the ITU family to celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. This year, I call on all of you to join me in advancing ITU's Connect 2030 Agenda, a shared global vision to bridge the digital divide and use the power of information and communication technology in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
I invite you to show the world what new technologies like 5G and Intelligent Transport, the Internet of Things, AI and blockchain can do to improve people's lives and facilitate social and economic development.
These technologies and new innovations hold great potential for human progress; they are a powerful tool to achieve each and every one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Almost half the world's population is still not using the Internet, and overall growth in ICT connectivity is slowing. Time is pressing.
We need to coordinate and redouble our efforts to connect everyone to the global digital economy, and that for those connected, more must be done to ensure that connected life is safe and trustworthy.
On World Telecommunication and Information Society Day and for this new decade, let's harness information and communication technology to accelerate social, economic and environmentally sustainable growth and inclusive development for everyone, everywhere.
ICEIT Technical Convention, Conference, and SymposiumICEIT Convention, Conference on Advances in Mobile Communications, Networking and Computing, and Symposium on Security of Information Systems were held successfully on 11-12 April, 2019 at India International Centre (Annexe), New Delhi. More than seventy professionals attended the convention, conference , and the symposium. It was inaugurated by Sh. A K Bhargava, Member Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT). The participants included Telecommunication System Technologists and Managers, Government Departments and Agencies, Academic and R&D Institutions.
The special session on Symposium on Information Security provided an open forum for contributions towards betterment of ICT community, which covered research on the speculative foundations, applications and any related issues in cryptology, information security and other underlying technologies. Ideas were exchanged in the domain of mobile networking, computing and information security. These were in form of analyses, modeling, simulations, algorithms, overall system design and implementations. The discussions in the Conference are expected to stimulate further research in the broad area of the Conference.