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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. Key policymakers and stakeholders from all over the world will be present, and there will be ample networking opportunities with qualified, potential customers, suppliers and partners.

There will be a reception on the evening of Sunday, 9/10 for participants and guests. The official program begins on Monday morning.

To kick-off the three-day Congress, Networked Readiness Index (NRI) proposed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be referenced to point out that capabilities in hardware-software integration, system service and technology innovation are what put countries high on the index, and highlight that the development of Taiwan’s ICT industry is in line with the competitive trend.

Infrastructure, internet of things (IoT), big data and innovative applications of mainstream technology and other ideas that are related to innovative ICT services will link sessions and topics of each day, forming an inter-connected and cohesive agenda.

Keynote speeches, leaders’ dialogues, roundtables and themed seminars are arranged to address challenges and potential opportunities faced by digital countries and smart cities regarding high-level policies, transformation strategies, technology application, and business model.



DAY 0 SUNDAY, SEP 10, 2017

10:00-17:00
Exhibiton (open to public)
15:00-20:00
Registration
17:30-20:00
Welcome Reception

(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)


DAY 1 MONDAY, SEP 11, 2017

DIGITAL AGE FOUNDATION

Alan Marcus, senior director from WEF, will start with NRI and approach Digital Age Foundation from aspects that enabled effective ICT services, including infrastructure, integrated applications, interactive services, and service content. He will also explore impacts of hardware-software integration, system service and technology innovation on national competitiveness.

Alex Sandy Pentland, father of the wearable computer, will deliver a keynote speech on innovative application of big data, showing how big data analysis of personal information can bring better public governance and economic growth.

Patrick Thomas, CEO of Covestro, a leading company in circular economy in Germany, will engage in a conversation with Dr. C. K. Lee, Minister of Economic Affairs of Taiwan, to explore its scope and impact on sustainable development.



07:30-09:00
Registration
09:00-09:40
Opening Ceremony
09:40-09:50
Setting the Congress Stage
Keynote
09:50-10:10
The Global State of ICT Network Readiness

Alan Marcus / Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, WEF
10:10-10:40
Break
10:40-11:10
Personal Data for Better Government and Economic Growth

Alex Pentland / Director, Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT
11:10-11:40
(TBD)

(TBD)
Keynotes and Leaders Dialogue
11:40-12:40
Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy

Martin Eberts / Director General, German Institute Taipei Moderator
Patrick Thomas / CEO, Covestro, Germany
Bertrand Piccard / Psychiatrist, and Founder, Solar Impulse, Switzerland
C. K. Lee / Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C.
12:40-14:00
Lunch
Panel
14:00-15:15
The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion

Dr. Robert Pepper / VP, Global Technology Policy, FACEBOOK Moderator
R Chandrashekhar / President, NASSCOM
Mr. Yuan-Kuang Tu / President, Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom
Specialist of WTO (TBD)
Nicole T. Chan / Chairperson, National Communications Commission, R.O.C (TBD)
15:15-16:15
The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust

C J. Furlow / President, Ridge Global Moderator
Eva Chen / Founder & CEO ,Trend Micro Incorporated
Susan Chen / VP, Business Development Mozilla
Masashi Crete-Nishihata / Research Manager, Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada
Event
14:00-17:00
B2B Sessions at TWTC
17:30-21:00
Taipei Night

(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)
DAY 2 TUESDAY, SEP 12, 2017

TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION

Toshio Iwamoto, President and CEO of NTT DATA Corporation, will deliver a keynote speech on the chaos and innovation germinated from ICT technology developments.

Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of Azure, Microsoft, will focus on IoT applications and investigate key factors in digital transformation.



08:00-09:00
Registration
Leaders Dialogue
09:00-10:00
E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation

Julian David / CEO, TechUKModerator
Lee Tuthill / Counsellor, Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO; Professor of School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Dr. Lance Thompson / Former Chair, UN/CEFACT Bureau
Jake Colvin / Executive Director of the Global Innovation Forum and VP at the National Foreign Trade Council
John C. C. Deng / Minister without Portfolio, R.O.C
Keynote
10:00-10:30
Chaos and Innovation Induced by ICT

Toshio Iwamoto / Representative Director and President, NTT Data Corporation
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
Digital Transoformation with IoT

Jason Zander / Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft
Panel
11:30-12:30
CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION : The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expections?

Ajit Manocha / CEO & President of SEMI Moderator
Rolf Schumann / Global General Manager Platform and Innovation SAP Deutchland SE & Co.
Carlo Bozotti / CEO, STMicroelectronics
Lisa Su / President & CEO, AMD (TBD)
Ludovic Le Moan / Co-founder, SIGFOX, France (TBD)
12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:00
Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)

Rose Tsou / Managing Director & Senior Vice President, Yahoo APACModerator
Tony Scott / Former US CIO, Exevutive Office of President
Tien Wu / Director & COO, ASE Group
Kuo-Lieh Tseng / Chairman, E.Sun Bank
Sean McCormack / CTO, Harley Davidson
15:00-15:50
Disruptive Innovation

Greg Unsworth / Risk Assurance and Digital Business Leader, PWC Singapore Moderator
Nigel Jacob / Co-Founder, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston's City Hall (TBD)
Stephen King / Partner, Omidyar
Ming-Kai Tsai / Chairman, Mediatek
Morris Li / Vice Chairman, China Trust Commercial Bank
15:50-16:10
Break
Breakout Sessioin
16:10-17:00
Surging forward into the Next ICT Wave-Smart Education, Back to the eccense of education and how ICT supports smart learning

Prof. T. Y. Lee / Dept of Inf Science ChengChi Univ. Moderator
Kenn Ross / Managing Director of Asia at Minerva School
T. Y. Chu / Principal, Baptist Rainbow Elementary School, HK
Thomas B. Talbot / Principal Medical Expert, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
16:10-17:00
Impact of ICT on Health Care
- O2O seamlessly at the contexts of both long- term care and hospital medical care


Tim Culpan / Senior Journalist, Bloomberg Moderator
Frank Verbeek / Founder and CEO, Gociety, the Netherlands
Dr. S. T. Tsai / the Vice Minister of Ministry of Health & Welfare, Taiwan, R.O.C
Jun Sasaki / Founder & Chairman, Yushokai Medical Corp., Japan
Ministerial Roundtable
17:00-18:00
ICT Ministerial Roundtable 1 : Smart Natioin

Ho, Jan-Ming / Research Fellow, Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica (TBD)Moderator
Dr. WU Tsung-Tsong / Minister without Portfolio on Science and Technology
Zunaid Ahmed Palak / Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (TBD)
Barrister Abdur-raheem Adebayo Shittu / Hon. Minister Of Communications, Federal Ministry Of Communications, Federal Secretariat Complex, Annex 1, Off Shehu Shagari Way, Abuja, Fct, Nigeria.
Minister of ICT, Armenia (TBD)
Minister of ICT, India (TBD)
Event
14:00-18:00
B2B Sessions at TWTC
19:00-21:30
Gala Dinner & ICT Award Ceremony (By invitation only.)

(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY, SEP 13, 2017

REALIZATION OF THE DIGITAL AGE

Bill Bien, Global Head of Strategy and Marketing of Philips Lighting, will explore policies that drive developments in cities and trends of technology developments.

Setsuhiro Shimomura, former President of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, will share scenes of manufacturing and production, and explain why digital factory is regarded as the foundation of Industry 4.0.

Six breakout sessions, including VR/AR/MR, fintech, robotics/AI, cloud/big data, smart manufacturing, and open government are arranged for delegates to discuss innovative applications and engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue.



08:00-09:00
Registration
Keynote
09:00-09:30
(TBD)

(TBD)
09:30-10:00
Smart & Green Techs for Cities of Tomorrow

Bill Bien / Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Philips Lighting
Panel
10:00-11:00
Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase

David Weng / Investment Manager, Asia Silicon Valley Development AgencyModerator
Horace Luke / Founder & CEO, Gogoro
James Wang / Founder and CEO, VAS Creative
Kevin Lin / Founder and CEO, TWITCH
Paul Wu / CEO General Mobile
11:00-11:30
Break
Breakout Session
11:30-12:40
Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR

Rikard Steiber / Senior Vice President of VR at HTC Vive Moderator
H. C. Chang / Founder & CEO Perfect Corp.
Eiji Araki / Head of GREE VR Studio and VP of Social Games, GREE
Tristan Ruoli Dai / CTO, Noitom
Chet Faliszek / Valve Videogame Writer (TBD)


Technology Trends and Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Ren C. Luo / Director NTU Int'l Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics & Automation Moderator
Dev Mookerjee / Senior BI Consultant, Sydney, Australia, IBM
Juha Heikkila / Director of Robotics/AI, DG Connect, European Commission, EU
Dr. Galan Chen / VP, Corporate Headquater CTO and Chief Investment Officer, Foxconn


New Market Opportunities of the FinTech

Prof Tai Ma / Dept of Finance, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan Moderator
Nasir Zubairi / CEO, Luxemburg House of FinTech
Pindar Wong / Chair of SealingBitcoin.org,Hong Kong
Alex Liu / CEO, Maicoin
Nektarios Liolios / Co-founder & CEO, Startupbootcamp
12:30-14:00
Lunch
Keynote
14:00-14:30
A Future Vision of Manufacturing

Setsuhiro Shimomura / Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
14:30-15:30
Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality

Frances West / Chairman, G3ict Moderator
R. B. Wu / Former President, Institute for Information Industry
James Powell / U-Report Global Lead, UNICEF
Bram Sieben / Concept Developer, Amsterdam Smart City Program & Alliander NV
Nanjira Sambuli / Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
15:30-16:00
Break
Breakout Session
16:00-17:30
Digital Transformation to Smart Manufacturing

Dr. Jwu-Sheng Hu / Vice President & General Director , Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Research Lab., ITRI Moderator
Jimmy Chu / Chairman, Fair Friend Group
Erdal Elver / CEO and President of Siemens Taiwan
Alain DUBOIS / VP Worldwide Partner Acquisition, 3DS Value Solutions Dassault Systèmes S.A.
Kuo-Rong Chen / Assistant VP, Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing Center, TECO Electronc & Machinery Co.,
Davis Lin / Director, Asia-Pacific Region, nVIDIA


New Applications of Big Data Analytics on Cloud

Dr. Tobias Hoellwarth / President, EuroCloud Europe Moderator
Morigawa Hiroshi / Professor, Tokyo University
Jau Huang / Founder & Chairman Cyberlink Corp.
Dr. C. K. Chui / Director General, Inf.Com Research Lab ITRI


Civic Tech on Government Transparency and Citizen Participation

CL Kao / Board member of Open Culture Foundation, Taiwan Moderator
Erie Meyer / Co-founder of US Digital Service and a member of Code for American Leadership Team
Audrey Tang / Digital Minister without Portfolio
Rebecca Rumbul / Head of research, mySociety
Mathilde Bras / Etalab, French Prime Minister's task force for Open Data, Open Gov and Data-driven transformation, France
Michael Canares / Regional Research Manager, Open Data Lab Jarkata, Indonesia
17:30-18:00
Closing Ceremony

(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)




Patrick Thomas

CEO, Covestro

Patrick Thomas has been CEO of Covestro and its predecessor Bayer MaterialScience since 2007. Prior to that, the engineer with a degree from Oxford University held various positions including CEO of the Polyurethanes division at Imperial Chemical Industries in the United Kingdom and President of the Polyurethanes, Performance Products and Advanced Materials divisions at U.S. company Huntsman. Thomas, who was born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, in 1957, is president of PlasticsEurope – the European association of plastics producers – and of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (United Kingdom).

Setsuhiro Shimomura

Executive Corporate Adviser, Former President, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mr. Setsuhiro Shimomura graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1969, and joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the same year. He was assigned to the Himeji Works and was mainly active in the field of automobile engine control. He was also engaged in the development of electric power steering. Mr. Shimomura was named to Mitsubishi Electric’s board of directors and was also appointed as Group President of Automotive Equipment Group in 2001. He was promoted to Executive Director in 2003 and was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President in 2004. Mr. Shimomura served as president & CEO from 2006. In 2010, he served as the Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and became Executive Corporate Adviser since 2014.

The Global State of ICT Network Readiness

Alan Marcus / Senior Director Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries WEF

Set a stage for discussion and put the three-day Congress in a global perspective. Understand ICT readiness of other countries and show that Taiwan is well-versed in advanced technology, capable of providing hardware-software integration services and innovative services.

Personal Data for Better Government and Economic Growth

Alex Pentland / Director, Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT

Invite Professor Alex Pentland from MIT, father of wearable devices, to share his views on how higher level of grasp of personal data can lead to better government services and economic growth.

Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy

Patrick Thomas, Bertrand Piccard, Dr. C. K. Lee, Martin Eberts

  • Features and technical trends of circular economy.
  • A broad perspective on the importance of circular economy to sustainable development.
  • A unique view and strategy of Covestro on circular economy.
  • Implication and inspiration for circular economic development and sustainable environment protection derived from a round-the-world trial tour of Solar Impulse.
  • Related policies and measures of Taiwan.
  • Suggestions on the promotion of circular economy in the Asia-Pacific region.


Chaos and Innovation Induced by ICT

Iwamoto Toshio / Representative Director, President, NTT Data Corporation

  • Explore chaos and opportunities that might be brought by ICT innovations capable of changing our lifestyle and direction of industrial development.
  • How can data collection and analysis generate knowledge and wisdom, driving engines of the digital age?
  • Suggestions on innovative transformation in the next stage for the Asia-Pacific region.


Digital Transoformation with IoT

Jason Zander / Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft

  • Explore preparatory efforts and strategies required for organizations to conduct digital transformation.
  • Why IoT is the key to advance digital transformation.
  • Suggestions on innovative transformation in the next stage for the Asia-Pacific region.


Smart & Green Techs for Cities of Tomorrow

Bill Bien / Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Philips Lighting

  • Address issues related to smart and green facilities required for the development of future cities.
  • Development strategies of Siemens or Mobileye on this regard.
  • Opportunities to work with companies in the Asia-Pacific region.


Vision of Future Manufacturing

Setsuhiro Shimomura / Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  • Draw a future scene of production and manufacturing.
  • Impact of smart factory on enhancing productivity and creating values for clients.
  • Why digitalized factory is the foundation of Industry 4.0.
  • Opportunities to work with companies in the Asia-Pacific region.


SPEAKER
Keynote Speakers
Bill Bien
Global Head of Strategy and Marketing of Philips Lighting
Toshio Iwamoto
President and CEO of NTT DATA Corporation
Dr. C. K. Lee
Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Alan Marcus
Head of IT, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industries, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum (WEF)
Professor Alex “Sandy" Pentland
Director of the Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT
Setsuhiro Shimomura
Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Patrick Thomas
CEO, Covestro
Jason Zander
Corporate Vice President of Azure, Microsoft
Dialoge Speakers
Dr. Robert Pepper
VP, Global Tech Policy, Facebook / Co-author of "Broadband Status Report"(UN)
R. Chandrasekhar
President NASSCOM, former Chairman, Telecom Commission and Secretary, Dept of Telecom, India
Yuan Guang Tu
President, Data Communication Branch, Chunghwa Telecom
Christopher J. Furlow
Former Director for State Affairs in the White House Office/President, Ridge Global
Eva Chen
Founder & CEO Trend Micro Systems
Rose Tsou
Senior VP, Asia Pacific, Yahoo!
Tony Scott
Former US CIO, Executive Office of President
Dr. Tien Wu
Director & COO, ASE Group here
Kuo-Lieh Tseng
Chairman, E. Sun Bank
Sean McCormack
CTO Harley Davidson
Mr. David Weng
Investment Manager, Asian Silicon Valley Project
Horace Luke
Founder & CEO, Gogoro
James Wang
Founder & CEO, VAS Creative
Paul Wu
CEO of General Mobile
Kevin Lin
Co-Founder & COO, TWITCH
Rikard Steiber
Senior Vice President of VR at HTC Vive
Tim Parker
VP, GM of Perceptual Computing Group, Intel
H. C. Chang
Founder & CEO, Perfect Corp
Professor S. P. Lu
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, or Chair, Taiwan FinTech Association
Nasir Zubairi
CEO, Luxemburg House of FinTech
Alex Liu
CEO, Maicoin
Nektarios Liolios
Co-founder & CEO, Startupbootcamp FinTech
Professor Ren C. Luo
Director, NTU Int'l Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics & Automation
Dev Mookerjee
Senior Business Intelligence (BI) Consultant, Sydney, Australia, IBM
Dr. Galan Chen
VP, Corporate Headquater CTO and Chief Investment Officer, Foxconn
Leadership Dialogue
T. A. Khan
Vice Chair, UN/CEFACT
Dr. Lance Thompson
Chair, UN/CEFACT Bureau
Lee Tuthill
Counsellor, WTO, Professor of School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Greg Unsworth
Risk Assurance and Digital Business Leader, PWC Singapore
Stephen King
Co-Founder and Partner, Omidyar
M. S. Li
Vice Chairman, China Trust Commercial Bank
Ming-Kai Tsai
Chairman of MediaTek
CEO Speakers
Lisa Su
President & CEO, AMD
Carlo Bozotti
President & CEO, STMicroelectronics
Ajit Manocha
CEO & President of SEMI
Breakout Discussion Speakers
Prof. T. Y. Lee
Dept of Information Science, National ChengChi University
T. Y. Chu
Principal, Baptist Rainbow Primary School, Hong Kong
Kenn Ross
Managing Director of Asia at Minerva School
Thomas B. Talbot
Principal Medical Expert, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Southern California University
Frank Verbeek
Founder and CEO, Gociety, Netherlands
Dr, S. T. Tsai
Deputy Minister of Health & Welfare
ICT Ministerial Roundtable Speakers
Zunaid Ahmed Palak
Honorable State Minister, ICT Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Barrister Abdur-raheem Adebayo Shittu
Hon. Minister Of Communications, Federal Ministry Of Communications, Nigeria.


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PARALLEL EVENTS


2017 Taipei 5G Summit-The Power of New Radio & Edge Intelligence

5G Technology Program Office, Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT), MOEA


Connecting to the 5G world starts from the 2017 Taipei 5G Summit! The Summit will be co-located with the WCIT (World Congress on Information Technology) on September 12-13, 2017 at the Taipei International Conference Center. Along with the Summit, the booth area gives exhibitors excellent opportunities for international exposure and business expansion. WCIT participants can also attend the Summit complimentarily, subject to the availability of the open seats. This Summit will introduce the current global 5G status and the development on Edge Computing, by bringing in notable industry specialists to share their vision on Edge Intelligence and the roadmap to 5G. “Edge Intelligence”, also referred to as the result of “Edge Computing” or “Fog Computing”, is the latest trend on exploiting effective means of deploying and managing the IIoT applications where utilizing the “Cloud” may be restrictive. For example, with all the sensing capabilities and analytic powers presented on the future “Connected Vehicles” or “Smart Factories”, many of the IIoT applications can be implemented totally different than today. In addition to how Edge Computing and Applications shall be presented in the 5G era, there are stimulating topics such as use cases in Automotive, IIoT, 5G Access, how 5G collaboration with European standard institutes can contribute to performing Edge Intelligence, and learning the trend of global 5G deployments. World leading telecom operators, such as KDDI, T-Mobile, Telefonica and Vodafone, plus IoT experts, major equipment suppliers and leading chipset manufacturers will be present at this annual global 5G event. Please join us and connect to the world through the speakers across the globe.

During registration
2017/05/01
Limit the number of applicants
300

2017 7th International Magazine Conference of Taipei

Magazine Business Association Of Taipei(MBAT)


The 2017 7th International Magazine Conference of Taipei is the most significant magazine media event in Asia, bringing together more than 300 elites and leaders in media and publishing industries in Taipei every three years.

The theme of the conference is “User Centric Business Model”. Magazines, under the impact of digitalization, are all seeking transformations, innovations and new revenue opportunities. Content was the main focus of magazines. With the digitalization taking the world by storm, magazines are forced to change their conventional publishing practices, shift to cross-device content and introduce and integrate digitalization and mobilization. Currently magazines should focus on cultivating their subscribers, discover the new subscriber-oriented business model, have proper customer relationship management (CRM) and boost revenue and competitiveness by enhancing the magazines’ brand influence.

During registration
2017/6/1~8/18
Limit the number of applicants
300

35th AFACT Plenary / 2017 eASIA Awards

Digital Transformation Association (DTA)


AFACT is the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. It's a non-profit, Non-governmental organization that is open to participation from the representatives of member countries and experts from private sectors within the Asia-Pacific region.

AFACT aims to promote the commitment and development of trade facilitation, electronic business policies and activities in the Asia Pacific region, mainly focusing on those promoted by UN/CEFACT (United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business), to guide, stimulate, improve and promote the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations from members, as well as to exchange products and relevant services effectively within AFACT community.

'e-ASIA' Awards is carried out at the same time of annual plenary every two years administrated by the relevant AFACT host member, starting in 2003.The event aims at promoting the achievement of AFACT member countries/economies in the development of trade facilitation, electronic business policies and practices, and initiatives for bridging digital divide in the Asia Pacific Region. The purpose of the e-ASIA Awards is to recognize the significance and great effort made within AFACT community and to encourage exchange of best practices. The event also intends to develop the mutual understanding and experience sharing between member countries/economies by displaying the shortlisted projects in the e-ASIA Awards Exhibition in order to help create business opportunities. The awarded project organizations can also play a role of consultant or trainer to be invited to some AFACT member countries/economies where the HoDs deem it valuable to introduce the best practices to their relevant governmental agencies or private sectors.

During registration
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Civic Tech Fest

Open Culture Foundation(OCF)


Civic tech is a new kind of civic engagement that uses technology and has become a key building block for democracies in the digital age. “Civic Tech Fest” is Asia’s first ever civic technology festival and conference, featuring a series of forums, workshops, roundtables, conferences and hackathons related to open data and open government. Civic Tech Fest will also host “TICTeC@Taipei: Impact of Civic Technology Conference,” organized by UK-based mySociety. We will invite a number of experts, academics, hackers and members of governments to discuss and collaborate, and most importantly, have fun together!

During registration
2017/3/1-8/31
Limit the number of applicants
200

Connecting ideas, connecting the world—IoT Makers Demo Day

Committee of Communications Industry Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs(COCID)


IoT solutions are set to grow exponentially by 2020, where the government,enterprises and tech startups are joining forces to push IoT development forward.As a communication platform for IoT makers and developers to exchange their thoughts and voice their needs, we devote our resources to support and nurture these maker communities. In the upcoming IoT Makers Demo Day, you’ll have a chance to see the latest ideas and applications from 10 excellent IoT startups. We welcome you to come join us in connecting ideas, and connecting the world!

During registration
2017/9/11-9/12
Venue
TICC 201D & 201E
Limit the number of applicants
100

German - Taiwanese Industry 4.0 & IoT Forum

Taiwan Electrical & Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA), The German Trade Office Taipei (GTO)


The German Trade Office Taipei (GTO) together with the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA) is organizing a German Taiwanese Industry 4.0 & IoT Forum in the frame of the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2017. The event will take place on September 13 in the Taipei International Convention Center and we are expecting around 200 international and domestic guests. Germany and Taiwan are becoming new global leaders in the field of digitalized production, working together closely on the further development of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. This forum will present the recent developments in the field of Industry 4.0 and give an outlook on the future trends of IoT from the industries’ point of view. Focusing on the interaction of government, research and industry, experts from all concerned fields will elaborate on their current strategies and share examples about their recent challenges when it comes to implementing Industry 4.0 into the daily production process.

During registration
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180
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IoT Expo 2017

Microsoft & Asia IoT Business Platform


Internet of Things Expo is a global networking opportunity for partners—device maker, platform provider, system integrator, business analysist, individual software vendor or enterprise customer—to come together and share and learn about solutions and market opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to gain market insights and recruit partners for shared business possibilities to create the next generation of intelligence applications.

During registration
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1200
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Smart and Sustainable Tourism Symposium

PATA Chinese Taipei Chapter


The tourism industry is characterized by entrenched traditional systems. But in the last decade, SOCOMO tech, online tech, and low cost carrier have disrupted the industry creating new trends and opportunities. Waves of innovation and entrepreneurship are sweeping through the region of the Southeast Asia, including Taiwan, as new players enter the travel industry. Tourism technology is rather new and experiencing growing pains as government policies and markets try to keep up. Although tech has disrupted tourism with new potential for growth, it is essential to future stability to continue exploration of tourism issues such as environmental and social community sustainability. Combining these key issues in this Tourism Technology hybrid, the symposium provides new insights for WCIT and other attendees. Tourism technology improves a traveller’s experience but can also facilitate deeper connections with the local community and include them as part of the greater global society. The Smart Tourism Symposium is the first project in this field in Taiwan. PATA Chinese Taipei Chapter aims to be the spearhead of this event, and create a space for IT and tourism together to exchange and share thoughts.

During registration
2017/8
Limit the number of applicants
200
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Youth Forum @ WCIT 2017

Ministry of Education


In order to encourage the startup of Taiwan youth, Ministry of Education will hold a series of Youth Forums to connect the national and international resources of startup ecosystem. This project is not only to help entrepreneurs to reach more industry resources, but also to build the connection between diversity stakeholders: industries, education systems, financial or investors and training resources. Furthermore, during the 21st World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT), we invite Taiwan youth to participate in WCIT to witness the evolution process of Taiwan technology.

During registration
2017/7-2017/8
Limit the number of applicants
100

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2017 Meet @ WCIT Startup Expo -The Next Ideas for Tomorrow

Meet, Platform for Startups by Business Next Media


Power of Startups and Energy of Innovation Spark at WCIT 2017!

WCIT 2017, with the theme of “Fullfilling the Promise of the Digital Age” and “Building and Sharing the Dream”, to build the three exhibition areas as “DIGITALIZATION”, “OPENNESS”, and “TRANSFORMATION.” Beside, Meet, the Startup Platform by Business Next Media will organize the 2017 Meet @ WCIT Startup Expo, and inviting the best 80 Taiwanese startups of 5 categories below:1. Smart Hardware and IOT 2.Mobile and Cloud 3.Consumer and Commerce 4. AI and Big Data 5.Tomorrow’s Technology to show the world “the Next Ideas for Tomorrow” !

During registration
Apply for Booth(Super Early Bird)
2017/05/08-06/30
Limit the number of applicants
80 booths limited
Digital Content Week
Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA(IDB)
TWTC

Digital Content Week

Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA(IDB)


The 2017 7th International Magazine Conference of Taipei is the most significant magazine media event in Asia, bringing together more than 300 elites and leaders in media and publishing industries in Taipei every three years. The theme of the conference is “User Centric Business Model”. At present, the magazine media industry is undergoing the digital challenges, and doing their best to embrace the possibility of digital transformation and innovation. The majority of magazine businesses are struggling to avoid the obstacles that accompany digital transformation, and the key to overcoming these challenges is to build “the user centric business model”. Through the conference, we would like to discuss how magazine publishers implement the user centric business model in aspects of brands, events, and customer relationship management (CRM) to create new opportunities.

During registration
2017/6
Limit the number of applicants
250-300
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Before you visit Taiwan, please check your country’s visa requirements to make sure you have a valid VISA once you arrive in Taiwan. If you are not eligible for a visa exemption, you must apply for an e-Visa.

Visa Exemption Entry Program

The following countries are eligible for Taiwan’s 30-day VISA Exemption Program:


Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore



The following countries are eligible for Taiwan’s 90-day VISA Exemption Program:


Australia
Austria
Andorra
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany


Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
*Japan
Republic of Korea
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
the Netherlands

New Zealand
Norway
Poland
ortugal
Romania
San Marino
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
San Marino
U.K.
**U.S.A
Vatican City State


VISA Requirements

  • All passports have to be valid for at least six-months upon entry into Taiwan.
    • Visa-exempt entry only applies to foreign visitors holding formal passports (i.e. ordinary, official/service and diplomatic passports), not including those holding emergency, temporary, other informal passports or travel documents.
    • *Japanese passport holders with passports valid for more than 3 months are eligible for visa-exempt entry.
    • **US passport holders (including emergency passport) with their passports valid for the period of intended stay in Taiwan are eligible for visa-exempt entry.
  • A confirmed round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa to the next destination; PLUS a confirmed seat reservation for departure are required.
    Note; Immigration officers at ports of entry in the ROC to be otherwise inadmissible.

e-Visa Application
• The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOEA) will provide e-Visas for WCIT delegates to attend WCIT 2017.
• Each e-VISA application will be processed and coordinated by the WCIT 2017 project office.


IMPORTAN
T -Once you apply for an e-VISA you will receive an E-CODE

To apply for an e-VISA, please provide the following required documents (clearly READIABLE and LEGIBLE) by email to Registration Team at wcit2017@knaintl.com.tw (+886-8751-3588) before August 16th, 2017. 

  1. Copy of Passport (Photo page)
  2. WCIT 2017 receipt for the WCIT 2017
  3. Flight itinerary (issued by an airline company or travel agency)
  4. Hotel reservation (issued by a hotel or travel agency)

Once your documents are received by the WCIT 2017 project office you will receive an e-Code to be used when you apply for e-Visa online.
Once you receive your e-Code please apply for your e-Visa at visawebapp.boca.gov.tw .   Please complete the application and fee online.

See you in Taipei!


Useful Links

ACCOMMODATIONS
Taipei 101/ World Trade Center MRT Station

Grand Hyatt Taipei

W Hotel

Le Meridien Taipei Hotel

Home Hotel

Humble House

Pacific Business Center Hotel

Sparkle Hotel

Xinyi Anhe MRT Station

Shangri-La Taipei

Madison Taipei

Eclat Hotel

Daan MRT Station

Howard Plaza

Park Taipei Hotel

Taipei Fullerton Hotel-Fuxing South

Yuanshan MRT Station

The Grand Hotel

TAIWAN’S INDUSTRY LEADERS

WCIT 2017 is fully supported by Taiwan's world renowned industry leaders.

Alice H. Chang
CEO of Perfect Corp.
Jason C.S. Chang
Chairman & CEO of ASE Inc
Meiji Chang
Chairman of IEI
Eva Chen
CEO and Co-founder of Trend Micro
Howard Chen
Chairman & CEO of Gemtek Technology Corp.
Jack Chen
Chairman & CEO of PLANET Technology Corp.
Yu Cheng
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chunghwa Telecom
Douglas Hsu
Chairman of Far EasTone
Dr. Jau Huang
Chairman and CEO of CyberLink Corp.
James Liu
President of the SYSCOM Group
Raymond Soong
Chairman of Lite-On Group
Stan Shih
Founder of Acer Group and Honorary Chairman of Acer Inc.
Daniel M. Tsai
Chairman of Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd.
Ming-Kai Tsai
Chairman & CEO of MediaTek
Gary K.L. Tseng
Chairman of E SUN. Bank
Wen Long Yen
Chairman of CTBC Financial Holding Co.,Ltd.
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

WCIT 2017 offers 7 sponsorship packages, including exhibit spaces, publicity and access, to meet your marketing/branding needs. Contact us to discuss any of the opportunities and learn about other options for sponsoring at WCIT 2017.

Pinnacle
US$300,000

30 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Choose One Session Below:

- Keynote Session Presence

- Panel Session Presence

- Breakout Session Presence

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

100 3-Day Event Pass

Diamond
US$200,000

25 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Choose One Session Below:

- Keynote Session Presence

- Panel Session Presence

- Breakout Session Presence

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

80 3-Day Event Pass

Platinum
US$100,000

10 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Choose One Session Below:

- Panel Session Presence

- Breakout Session Presence

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

60 3-Day Event Pass

Titanium
US$75,000

8 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Choose One Session Below:

- Panel Session Presence

- Breakout Session Presence

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

40 3-Day Event Pass

Gold
US$50,000

5 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Breakout Session Presence

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

20 3-Day Event Pass

Silver
US$25,000

3 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

10 3-Day Event Pass

Bronze
US$10,000

2 Raw Space (3mx3m)

Publicity Benefits

Onsite Branding

Press Conference

Offical Press Release

Online Promotion

Social Media

Press Interviews

Access

5 3-Day Event Pass



ABOUT WCIT 

THE 21th WORLD CONGRESS ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

First held in 1978 by WITSA (World Information Technology & Services Alliance),  the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) has become the premier international IT forum. Bringing together over 2,500 visionaries, captains of industry, government leaders and academics from more than 80 countries, 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.

WCIT 2017 THEME

FULFILLING THE PROMISE OF THE DIGITAL AGE

LIVING THE DIGITAL DREAM

- DIGITAL AGE FOUNDATION
- TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION
- REALIZATION OF THE DIGITAL AGE

WCIT 2017 VISION

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Over the years, speakers and delegates to the WCIT have included Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, Margaret Thatcher, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Bill Clinton, Don Tapscott, Bill Gates, Steve Balmer, John Chambers, Nicholas Negroponte, Vinton G. Cerf, and Colin Powell, among many others.

Bill Bien
Global Head of Strategy and Marketing of Philips Lighting
Toshio Iwamoto
President and CEO of NTT DATA Corporation
Dr. C. K. Lee
Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Alan Marcus
Head of IT, Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment Industries, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum (WEF)
Professor Alex “Sandy" Pentland
Director of the Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT
Setsuhiro Shimomura
Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Patrick Thomas
CEO, Covestro
Jason Zander
Corporate Vice President of Azure, Microsoft


Speakers of varied categories are shown based on surname's alphabetic order.

Patrick Thomas

CEO, Covestro

Patrick Thomas has been CEO of Covestro and its predecessor Bayer MaterialScience since 2007. Prior to that, the engineer with a degree from Oxford University held various positions including CEO of the Polyurethanes division at Imperial Chemical Industries in the United Kingdom and President of the Polyurethanes, Performance Products and Advanced Materials divisions at U.S. company Huntsman. Thomas, who was born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, in 1957, is president of PlasticsEurope – the European association of plastics producers – and of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (United Kingdom).

Setsuhiro Shimomura

Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mr. Setsuhiro Shimomura graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1969, and joined Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the same year. He was assigned to the Himeji Works and was mainly active in the field of automobile engine control. He was also engaged in the development of electric power steering. Mr. Shimomura was named to Mitsubishi Electric’s board of directors and was also appointed as Group President of Automotive Equipment Group in 2001. He was promoted to Executive Director in 2003 and was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President in 2004. Mr. Shimomura served as president & CEO from 2006. In 2010, he served as the Chairman of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and became Executive Corporate Adviser since 2014.

SMART TAIWAN INNOVATIONS

SMART TAIWAN INNOVATIONS


Welcome to WCIT 2017

SMART TAIWAN HEALTH


CNN: Top 10 of Taiwan, Taiwan's Medical Miracle

WELCOME TAIWAN


"Silence"- movie making in Taiwan

Bravo! Taiwan


CONTACT

WCIT 2017 Executive Committee Project Office

Room 202, No. 177, Sec. 1 Jiangguo S. Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
wcit2017@gmail.com