DSFederal CEO Sophia Parker is attending the 21st World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Taipei, Taiwan. First held in 1978 by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), WCIT has become the premier international IT forum. Sophia is representing DSFederal, as one of many visionaries from more than 80 countries who have converged on one of the world’s most advanced cities to attend this conference. Conference discussion will center on emerging markets and technologies, legal and policy issues, user perspectives, new business opportunities, and developing political and economic trends.
WITSA is the leading consortium of information and communications technology (ICT) industry association members from around the world. The organization advocates for international public policies that advance the industry’s growth and development, and facilitates international trade and investment in ICT products and services. WITSA holds the annual WCIT conference in member countries to promote learning, innovation, and economic prosperity.
As the 21st century advances, the new industrial revolution seems to have its base in information technology. DSFederal understands the vital importance of IT to all areas of endeavor, and IT and software development are woven into our core fabric. One of the key questions that will be covered by the conference is the effect of public policy on the expansion of the ICT industry. While governments can make things easier for companies that focus on IT, they can also benefit immensely from the introduction of new ICT technologies that allow them to do more with less.
DSFederal specializes in designing advanced programs for government agencies, helping them to connect the dots between information and data and the people who need it. Humanitarian efforts also benefit greatly from the expansion of the ICT industry. With the recent devastation brought on by hurricanes Irma and Harvey, online social platforms like Facebook and Twitter proved invaluable to first responders and media outlets in getting help to those in need.
As the WCIT website explains, “WCIT 2017 will provide an interdisciplinary, international platform where local, regional and global business opportunities are promoted. Taiwan boasts an excellent high-level domestic marketplace with strong links to all of Asia," making it an ideal location for this conference. According to Forbes, Taiwan, already an economic powerhouse, is a nation to watch.
As ICT capabilities continue to grow and expand, government agencies can also expand their capabilities, without expanding in size. DSFederal will continue to strive for innovation, and we cannot wait to have our CEO back with us, bringing with her the latest news from other innovators around the world.