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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
09:00-09:45
Opening Ceremony
09:45-10:00
Setting the Congress Stage
Keynote
10:00-10:30
The Global State of ICT Network Readiness

Alan Marcus / Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, WEF
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-11:30
Personal Data for Better Government and Economic Growth

Alex Pentland / Director, Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT
Keynotes and Leaders Dialogue
11:30-12:30
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.
12:30-14:00
Lunch
Panel
14:00-15:00
The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion

Dr. Robert Pepper / VP, Global Technology Policy, FACEBOOK Moderator
R Chandrashekhar / President, NASSCOM
Yuan-Guang Tu / President, Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom
Santiago Gutierrez / Vice Chairman, North America WITSA
Natasha Beschorner / Senior ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank
15:00-16:00
The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust

C J. Furlow / President, Ridge Global Moderator
Jon Clay / Director, global threat communication 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
16:00-16:30
Break
Leaders Roundtable
16:30-18:00
Leaders Roundtable

The speakers will be announced soon.
Event
15:00-17:00
B2B Sessions at TWTC
19:30-21:00
Taipei Night

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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
Dr. Lance Thompson / Former Chair, UN/CEFACT Bureau
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
Nicky Lu / CEO and Chairman, ETRON
12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:00
Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)

Ming-Yen Hsu / Sr. Director of Engineering, Communications, Data and Search, Oath APAC Moderator
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
15:00-16:00
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
Stephen King / Partner, Omidyar
Ming-Kai Tsai / Chairman, Mediatek
Morris Li / Vice Chairman, CTBC BANK
16:00-16:30
Break
Breakout Sessioin
16:30-17:30
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
Tsz Wing CHU / Principal, Baptist Rainbow Elementary School, HK
Thomas B. Talbot / Principal Medical Expert, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
16:30-17:30
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
Chi-Kung Ho / Ministry of Health and Welfare ,The Deputy Ministersthe, Taiwan, ROC
Jun Sasaki / Founder & Chairman, Yushokai Medical Corp., Japan
Event
15:00-17:00
B2B Sessions at TWTC
19:00-21:30
Gala Dinner & ICT Award Ceremony (By invitation only.)

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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
Smart & Green Techs for Cities of Tomorrow

Bill Bien / Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Philips Lighting
Panel
09:30-10:30
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
10:30-11:00
Break
Breakout Session
11:00-12:30
Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR

Bjorn Book-Larsson / VP of VP Product| VivePort, HTC VIVE Moderator
Ms. Alice H. Chang / Founder & CEO Perfect Corp.
Eiji Araki / Head of GREE VR Studio and VP of Social Games, GREE
Tristan Ruoli Dai / CTO, Noitom


Technology Trends and Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Professor Ren C. Luo / Director NTU Int'l Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics & Automation Moderator
Dev Mookerjee / Technology Executive, IBM Watson Asia Pacific
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

Professor 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
Professor Hiroyuki Morikawa / Information and Communication Technology The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology(RCAST) The University of Tokyo
Mr. Louis Chen / Vice President of Business Development, CyberLink Corp.
Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiueh / Vice President and General Director of Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Dr. Maria Teresa Peralta / Executive Director, Itaipu Technological Park, Paraguay


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
Congress Recommendations / Wrap Up Closing Ceremony

Jim Poisant / Secretary General, WITSA Taiwan to hand over to India

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DAY 4 THURSDAY, SEP 14, 2017

08:30-18:00
Industry & Culture Tours

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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.

Rose Tsou

Head of Oath APAC

Rose Tsou is Head of Yahoo's Asia-Pacific business, where she is responsible for managing Yahoo’s businesses in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India as well as chairing the board at the Yahoo’s joint venture operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Prior to Yahoo, Rose was General Manager of MTV Taiwan, leading efforts to make MTV the most popular music channel in the country. Earlier in her career, she held marketing positions at UFO/ Warner Music, Procter & Gamble Taiwan and Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan.
Rose served as managing director & senior vice president of Yahoo Taiwan for seven years. During her tenure, she successfully grew the business and established Yahoo as a brand synonymous with the internet in Taiwan. Under her leadership, Yahoo Auction became the most successful auctioneer in the market. She led strategic acquisitions, partnerships and company initiatives to grow Yahoo Taiwan's capabilities in e-commerce, B2C shopping, C2C auction, and online store solutions.
Rose holds an MBA from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, as well as a Masters of Mass Communication from Boston University.

The Global State of ICT Network Readiness

  • An overview of the Global Information Technology Report -ICT Readiness Index, highlighting not only the countries and economies that are fully leveraging ICT’s, but the factors, policies, partnerships and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage ICT’s for increased competitiveness and well-being.
  • Elaborating why Taiwan possesses the capacities as a hub of HW/SW integrated solutions as well as the IoT based innovative services test


Personal Data for Better Government and Economic Growth

Professor Alex Pentland of MIT as the Godfather of wearable device shares perspectives on the impacts of collective and analyzed personal data to better government services and its governance as well as economic growth.

Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy

  • Relevant policies made in EU and the practices that have been proved effective to tackle the problems
  • Issues and challenges of circular economy that policy makers must face and tackle
  • Necessary preparation and supportive measures for effectively practicing circular economy
  • New business models and the opportunities for economic growth by flourishing on finite resources
  • Suggestions on collaboration


The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion

  • Exploring the technologies, services, and business activities involved in 4G/5G broadband connectivity globally.
  • Issues on how to get the next billion people connected to Internet.
  • Implications for and suggestions on the policies of 4G/5G infrastructure in Asia and Pacific


The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust

  • Exploring the issues facing and technology trends on cybersecurity and privacy protection in varied architectural environment and scenarios, e.g. entralized, distributed, web, application, mobilized, etc.
  • Reviewing WCIT 2016 recommendations to determine progress
  • Issues of and practices on balance between security/privacy and innovation and convenience
  • Suggestions on how to build up users trust on the web


Leaders Round Table

  • ICT-driven innovation and its impact on smart governance and finance management
  • Local connectivity solutions for the unconnected
  • ICTs for safety, security and disaster recovery
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  • Innovation in ICT technologies, Broadband, Smart Cities and Manufacturing for sustainable development goals


E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation

  • Exploring the how the WTO agreements facilitate trade
  • Why cross-border online trade and trading platforms play a crucial role in digital transformation
  • What are the implications of WTO trade facilitation for the UN/CEFACT standards implemented in business environment


Chaos and Innovation Induced by ICT

  • Exploring how the ICT related innovation changes people’s lifestyle and business development direction, but at the same time also creates chaos and opportunities
  • Exploring how big data collection and analytics at the digital age generate knowledge and wisdom for better services?
  • Suggestions for future innovation and digital transformation in the A&P region


Digital Transoformation with IoT

  • Exploring why an organization needs to strategically go for digital transformation, and how to prepare for transformation
  • Why IOT is a crucial element for digital transformation
  • Suggestions on establishing an IOT ecosystem in the A&P region for mutual benefits


CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?

  • Perspectives of renowned CEOs in the Semiconductor Industry on what impacts that an IOT sensor network and the relevant innovation s could make on people’s life and business development
  • Sharing the strategies of each participating company
  • Suggestions on collaboration for creating business opportunities in the A&P region


Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)

  • Issues and challenges facing in digital transformation
  • The effective way of digital transformation for an organization in both public and private sectors in order to maintain sustainable growth
  • The experience shared by each panel member
  • Suggestions to organizations in the A&P region for innovation and transformation


Disruptive Innovation

  • Exploring the meaning of disruptive innovation and its implications for transformation
  • Experiences sharing with practices in real cases in terms of issues tackled, incentives, and economic benefits obtained
  • Suggestions for companies in the A&P region


Surging forward into the Next ICT Wave-Smart Education, Back to the eccense of education and how ICT supports smart learning

  • Exploring the essence of education and the role of ICT in facilitating teaching and learning
  • How ICT is used wisely to advance effects of learning
  • Medical domain as an example using 3D simulation and animation technologies to reduce educational resources and lift teaching performance
  • Suggestions for smart education in the A&P region


Impact of ICT on Health Care-- O2O seamlessly at the contexts of both long- term care and hospital medical care

  • Exploring the potentials and impacts that ICT could make on healthcare service
  • Experiences sharing in the newest use cases of ICT based on the healthcare policies of each country
  • Scenarios of cyber physical service systems in long-term care and medical care
  • Benefits of smart healthcare obtained by varied stakeholders
  • Suggestions on smart healthcare in the A&P region


Smart & Green Techs for Cities of Tomorrow

  • The vision and perspectives of Philips Lighting with respect to smart and green city of tomorrow
  • How many possibilities that a lighting infrastructure can play a role in innovative service provisioning in a modern city
  • Real cases deployed in Taiwan and some global cities demonstrating the value of lighting in city innovation
  • Suggestions to the Mayors of in the A&P region


Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase

  • Explaining how Asian Silicon Valley project could provide IoT based startups with supportive business environment.
  • What changes in both social and economic environments that young Taiwanese entrepreneurs perceive, and how they cope with to develop their own business models.
  • The ideas that these entrepreneurs propose to collaborate with Asian startups for pursuing regional or global markets.


Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR

  • Exploring the trends of AR/VR/MR technologies and application possibility to the business scenarios
  • Sharing real business cases which have proved business models for sustainable development
  • Suggestions for future collaboration with companies of targeted domains in the A&R region


Technology Trends and Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

  • Exploring the technology trend on robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Policies and strategies in EU
  • How robotics and AI have be used in both manufacturing and service scenarios
  • Issues to be addressed and problems tackled in order to really obtain benefits from adoption
  • Business opportunities for future collaboration


New Market Opportunities of the FinTech

  • The trend of FinTech and its impact to the financial industry and the social life as a whole in the future
  • How can FinTech related solutions and services strategically explore regional and global market (more policy related topic)?
  • How is Blockchain tech applied to the innovative financial service and its impacts?
  • Suggestions for collaboration in the future.


A Future Vision of Manufacturing

  • Exploring the vision of the future manufacturing
  • The impact of a Smart Factory on the improvement of productivity and increase of client value creation
  • How digitalized factories are the foundation of Industry 4.0?
  • Opportunities at the Asia Pacific Region


Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality

  • Policies of how to get balance between inclusive coverage of ICT resources and ICT industry development
  • Perspectives and experiences sharing in planning and providing digital resources to remote and rural areas and to people who have not, or who have marginal ICT resources
  • Suggestions for cross border collaboration


Digital Transformation to Smart Manufacturing

  • Exploring smart manufacturing from the aspect of HW facility, artificial intelligence, system integration, data analytics, and their relations between each other. Also included are issues with respect to industrial economic, social impacts, workforce transformation and solution localization, etc.
  • Exploring the opportunities that smart manufacturing might be able to create
  • Addressing issues of each aspect and how to tackle the issues by participating panelist companies
  • Suggestions for future collaboration in the A&P region


New Applications of Big Data Analytics on Cloud

  • Exploring possible innovative application opportunities resulted from special features of cloud computing
  • Integration issues of network, system and data on hybrid cloud environment
  • User perspectives of IoT and mobile service provisioning, and big data analytics on cloud infrastructure
  • Trusted cloud service development and deployment based on big data analytics


Civic Tech on Government Transparency and Citizen Participation

  • Exploring the meaning of digital and open government
  • Sharing policies of and strategies for open data delivered by varied governmental departments and agencies
  • Sharing successful cases of PPP model in open data and innovative application development and provisioning
  • Suggestions for future collaboration across countries


SPEAKER


Bill Bien
Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Philips Lighting

Smart & Green Techs for Cities of Tomorrow
Toshio Iwamoto
Representative Director and President, NTT Data Corporation

Chaos and Innovation Induced by ICT
Dr. C. K. Lee
Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs ,R.O.C.

Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy
Alan Marcus
Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, WEF

The Global State of ICT Network Readiness
Bertrand Piccard
Psychiatrist, and Founder, Solar Impulse, Switzerland

Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy
Alex Pentland
Director, Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT

Personal Data for Better Government and Economic Growth

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.

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.

Jason Zander
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft

Digital Transoformation with IoT

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Bjorn Book-Larsson
VP of VP Product| VivePort, HTC VIVE

Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR
Tim Culpan
Senior Journalist, Bloomberg

Impact of ICT on Health Care - O2O seamlessly at the contexts of both long- term care and hospital medical care
Julian David
CEO, TechUK

E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation
Martin Eberts
Director General, German Institute Taipei

Smart Growth Towards a Circular Economy
C J. Furlow
President, Ridge Global

The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Dr. Tobias Hoellwarth
President, EuroCloud Europe

New Applications of Big Data Analytics on Cloud
Ming-Yen Hsu
Sr. Director of Engineering, Communications, Data and Search, Oath APAC

Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)
Dr. Jwu-Sheng Hu
Vice President & General Director Mechanical and Mechatronics Systems Research Lab., ITRI

Digital Transformation to Smart Manufacturing
CL Kao
Board member of Open Culture Foundation, Taiwan

Civic Tech on Government Transparency and Citizen Participation
Prof. T. Y. Lee
Dept of Inf Science ChengChi Univ.

Surging forward into the Next ICT Wave-Smart Education, Back to the eccense of education and how ICT supports smart learning
Professor Ren C. Luo
Director NTU Int'l Center of Excellence on Intelligent Robotics & Automation

Technology Trends and Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Prof Tai Ma
Dept of Finance, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

New Market Opportunities of the FinTech
Ajit Manocha
CEO & President of SEMI

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?
Dr. Robert Pepper
VP, Global Technology Policy, FACEBOOK

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
Rikard Steiber
Senior Vice President of VR at HTC Vive

Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR
Greg Unsworth
Risk Assurance and Digital Business Leader, PWC Singapore

Disruptive Innovation
David Weng
Investment Manager, Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency

Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase
Frances West
Chairman, G3ict

Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality

(Speakers of varied categories are shown based on surname's alphabetic order.)
Natasha Beschorner
Senior ICT Policy Specialist,World Bank

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
Carlo Bozotti
CEO, STMicroelectronics

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?
Nicole T. Chan
Chairperson, National Communications Commission, ROC (TBD)

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
R. Chandrasekhar
President, NASSCOM

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
Susan Chen
VP, Business Development, Mozilla

The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Jon Clay
Director, global threat communication Trend Micro Incorporated

The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Santiago Gutierrez
Vice Chairman, North America WITSA

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
Kevin Lin
Founder and CEO, TWITCH

Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase
Nicky Lu
CEO and Chairman, ETRON

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION : The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expections?
Horace Luke
Founder & CEO, Gogoro

Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase
Masashi Crete-Nishihata
Research Manager, Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada

The Global State Of Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust
Sean McCormack
CTO, Harley Davidson

Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)
Ludovic Le Moan
Co-founder, SIGFOX, France (TBD)

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?
James Powell
U-Report Global Lead, UNICEF

Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality
Nanjira Sambuli
Digital Equality Advocacy Manager World Wide Web Foundation

Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality
Rolf Schumann
Global General Manager Platform and Innovation SAP Deutchland SE & Co.

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?
Tony Scott
Former US CIO, Exevutive Office of President

Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)
Bram Sieben
Concept Developer, Amsterdam Smart City Program & Alliander NV

Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality
Lisa Su
President & CEO, AMD (TBD)

CEO SUMMIT ON IoT INNOVATION The Internet of Things (IoT) Will Live up to the Hype or Exceed Everyone's Expectations?
Kuo-Lieh Tseng
Chairman E.Sun Bank

Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)
Yuan-Guang Tu
President, Mobile Business Group, Chunghwa Telecom Specialist of WTO (TBD)

The Global Status on Broadband Connectivity-Connecting the Next Billion
Tien Wu
Director & COO, ASE Group

Industry and Government Transformations-Embracing Digital Technologies in Real Time (CIO/CTO/COO's)
Dr.R. B. Wu
Former President, Institute for Information Industry

Promoting Digital Inclusion and Equality
Paul Wu
CEO, General Mobile

Young Entrepreneurship & Innovation Showcase

(Speakers of varied categories are shown based on surname's alphabetic order.)
John C. C. Deng
Minister without Portfolio, ROC

E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation
Nigel Jacob
Co-Founder, Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston's City Hall

Disruptive Innovation
Stephen King
Partner, Omidyar

Disruptive Innovation
Lee Tuthill
Counsellor, Trade in Services and Investment Division, WTO

E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation
Morris Li
Vice Chairman, China Trust Commercial Bank

Disruptive Innovation
Dr. Lance Thompson
Former Chair, UN / CEFACT Bureau

E-Trade Facilitation in the WTO and the Impact on Digital Transformation
Ming-Kai Tsai
Chairman, Mediatek

Disruptive Innovation

(Speakers of varied categories are shown based on surname's alphabetic order.)
Surging forward into the Next ICT Wave-Smart Education, Back to the eccense of education and how ICT supports smart learning
Tsz Wing Chu
Principal, Baptist Rainbow Elementary School, HK
Kenn Ross
Managing Director of Asia at Minerva School
Thomas B. Talbot
Principal Medical Expert, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California

Impact of ICT on Health Care - O2O seamlessly at the contexts of both long- term care and hospital medical care
Jun Sasaki
Founder & Chairman, Yushokai Medical Corp., Japan
Chi-Kung Ho
Ministry of Health and Welfare ,The Deputy Ministersthe, Taiwan, ROC
Frank Verbeek
Founder and CEO, Gociety, the Netherlands

Future vision and imagination of VR/AR/MR
Eiji Araki
Head of GREE VR Studio and VP of Social Games, GREE
Ms. Alice H. Chang
Founder & CEO Perfect Corp
Tristan Ruoli Dai
CTO, Noitom

Technology Trends and Applications of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Galan Chen
VP, Corporate Headquater CTO and Chief Investment Officer, Foxconn
Juha Heikkila
Director of Robotics/AI, DG Connect, European Commission, EU
Dev Mookerjee
Senior BI Consultant, Sydney, Australia, IBM

New Market Opportunities of the FinTech
Nektarios Liolios
Co-founder & CEO, Startupbootcamp
Alex Liu
CEO, Maicoin
Pindar Wong
Chair of SealingBitcoin.org,Hong Kong
Nasir Zubairi
CEO, Luxemburg House of FinTech

Digital Transformation to Smart Manufacturing
Kuo-Rong Chen
Assistant VP, Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing Center, TECO Electronc & Machinery Co.,
Jimmy Chu
Chairman, Fair Friend Group
Alain Dubois
VP Worldwide Partner Acquisition, 3DS Value Solutions Dassault Systèmes S.A.
Erdal Elver
CEO and President of Siemens Taiwan
Davis Lin
Director, Asia-Pacific Region, nVIDIA

New Applications of Big Data Analytics on Cloud
Mr. Louis Chen
Vice President of Business Development, CyberLink Corp.
Dr. Tzi-Cker Chiue
Vice President and General Director of Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Professor Hiroyuki Morikawa
Information and Communication Technology The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology(RCAST) The University of Tokyo
Dr. Maria Teresa Peralta
Executive Director, Itaipu Technological Park, Paraguay

Civic Tech on Government Transparency and Citizen Participation
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
Erie Meyer
Co-founder of US Digital Service and a member of Code for American Leadership Team
Rebecca Rumbul
Head of research, mySociety
Audrey Tang
Digital Minister without Portfolio


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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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Limit the number of applicants
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

The Era of Digital Health: Innovation in Artificial Intelligence & Biomedical Industry

Development Center for Biotechnology


According to IBM, it 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is generated every day, and 90% of the data currently available in the world was generated in the last two years alone. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Precision Medicine Initiative of 2015 have endorsed the value of medical data. Since 80% of medical data is unstructured, artificial intelligence (A.I.) can help to generate insights from large volumes of data. A.I. has become disruptive Innovations in biomedical sciences, and has great impacts on pharmaceutical & biotech industries. Building on the foundation of Taiwan’s successful ICT industry, Taiwan government is turning its sights toward the biomedical industry. Therefore, the Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB) will organize this event to invite leading A.I. & biomedical experts to share their insights , and to officially announce the birth of “Taiwan A..I..+ Healthcare Consortium”.

During registration
2017/09/01
Limit the number of applicants
100
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2017 Taiwan UAS Industry International Summit Forum

Taiwan UAS Development Association


Since The First Taiwan International UAS Industry Summit Forum was successfully held last year, Taiwan UAS Development Association decides to organize “2017 Taiwan UAS Industry International Summit Forum” this year on September 11 and 12. The Forum is parallel event with 2017 World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017).

2017 Taiwan UAS Industry International Summit Forum will be inviting UAS industry professionals and international authorities from countries including UK, Japan, USA, Russia and Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to share the global UAS industry future trend and UAS technical capability and innovative application services from their countries with Taiwan domestic UAS leaders of different fields. This Forum will once again be the platform to connect Taiwan UAS Industry with international countries to actively promote industry value chain integration of economic cooperation, exchange of professionals, and share of resources. By integrating advantageous resources including UAV parts and components, I.o.T, professional skills and services, Taiwan will become more competitive and capable to lead the UAS application development industry towards internationalization.

During registration
2017/09/11~09/12
Limit the number of applicants
100
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TIEC Investment Meetup

Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC)


The Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center is:

  • To help the Taiwan startup experience the Entrepreneur’s ecosystem in Silicon Valley.
  • To find the new technology in Silicon Valley and incorporation to Taiwan ICT industrial.

During registration
2017/09/11 10:00~17:00
Limit the number of applicants
90
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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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Living Lab at Smart City

TAF Innovation Base


What would a smart life be like? What differences that IoT can make?

  • Surfing the internet with the fastest network in Taiwan
  • Go on a community tour with the LightScribe Projection
  • Be welcomed and hosted by robots
  • Protected by intelligent security services
  • Walking on the street under Smart Street Lighting System
  • Get vivid experiences with AR / VR applications
  • Explore the world with UVAs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) ……
There have been many innovative experiences made in TAF, and now “Living Lab at Smart City” is going to demonstrate these multiple high-end technologies that are cool and will be applied to our daily lives. This futuristic technology will reveal possibilities in creating a more comfortable and exciting life for you and me.Let IoT vibrate the world and make it a more amazing place!

During registration
2017/09/01-09/30
10:00-18:00
Limit the number of applicants
Free

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EXHIBITION INFORMATION
Exhibition Time
2017, September 10th – 13th , 10am – 6pm

Exhibition Venue
World Trade Center, Hall 1, A+D (No.5, Sec.5, Xinyi Rd., Taipei City)

Visitors
9/10  for visitors are 12 and above
9/11-9/13  for international guests, and professionals


Taiwan is bigger than you think!

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2017), which is known as the "Olympic Congress of the Communications Industry", will be held in Taiwan on September 10th – 13th.
WCIT has always been hosted in western countries in the past 10 years. Starting from 2017, it will be organized by Asian countries for the 5 consecutive years. In its first year in Asia, as being the host country, Taiwan transforms WCIT 2017 into a different face. More than a conference, speech and forum-based, WCIT 2017 will be enhanced to the scale of an exhibition.  “Practice the dream of digital, Taiwan is bigger than you think!” to be the exhibition theme.  It delivers a message to the world: with only three thousandths of the world’s population, Taiwan has accomplished many world firsts.  This event will lead everyone to create a great starting point, to practice digital dream, to meet future hope and have the world to see this beautiful island and its prides.
This exhibition will integrate highlights and accomplishments from the government, industry, corporate, media, and public associations to showcase 5G telecommunication, IoT, AI, AR, VR, Smart City, Smart Production, Smart Business, Intelligent care, digital learning, mobile business and other new trends and innovation applications.  A strong lineup of exhibitors is including government units (MOEA, MOTC, MOHW, NPA, EPA, COA,  Taipei City Government, New Taipei City Government, Taoyuan City Government, and National Science & Technology Center for Disaster Reduction, etc.), foundation institutions (ITRI, III, NCSIST, TTRI, MIRDC, FIRDI, CPC, SOIC, and PTRI, etc.), corporations (China Telecom, Foxconn, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Bank, Lite-on, FarEasTone, CyberLink, Perfect Crop, The Syscom Group, ASE Group, IEI Integration, Planet Technology, Quanta Computer, Gjun Information, TECO, Gemtek, Tauyuan MRT System, HTC, ADATA, Microsoft, Google, Cisco, and Mitsubishi, etc.), and other media and associations such as Business Next, TAITRA, CISA, UDN, ASOCIO, AFACT eASIA Award, WITSA & WEDS winners, and France Office in Taiwan.



NEWS


VISA INFORMATION

IMPORTANT TAIWAN (ROC) VISA INFORMATION

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

(Sorted by MRT Station)

Taipei 101/ World Trade Center MRT Station

Grand Hyatt Taipei
ONLINE RESERVATION

GROUP CODE: G-WT57

Pacific Business Center Hotel
Sparkle Hotel
AT Boutique
Home Hotel
Humble House
W Hotel
Le Meridien Taipei 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

Zhongshan Junior High School MRT Station

The Sherwood Taipei

Yongchun MRT Station

THE Tango HOTELS, Taipei XinYi

Dongmen MRT Station

Chaiin Dongmen Hotel

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



VENUE

Taipei International Convention Center(TICC)



TICC offers first-class facilities to participants and exhibitors, and is a short walk from a variety of 3- to 5-star hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and Taipei 101, which is a landmark of the beautiful city of Taipei. TICC is only a 40 minutes' drive from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and a 20 minutes' drive from Taipei Songshan Airport.

Address of Venue: 1 Hsin-Yi Rd.,Sec.5,Taipei 11049,Taiwan ROC

Website of Venue: http://www.ticc.com.tw



Transportation

MRT

Red Line“Taipei 101 / World Trade Center” station Exit 1

Airport Buses

1960 CitiAir BusTaoyuan-Airport <-> Taipei City Hall Station (Stop: Grand Hyatt Taipei)

Operating hours:
Departing from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport - 05:50am~01:05am
Departing from Grand Hyatt Taipei - 4:40am to 11:00pm

Intervals (Frequency):Every 20-30 minutes both ways

Trip Time:About 60 to 75 minutes

Ticketing and Fare:Tickets sold at bus counters / NT$145 for an adult and NT$70 for a child

Bus Pickup Point:

Taoyuan-Airport Grand Hyatt Taipei(next to TWTC Exhibition Hall)
Terminal 1: Bus pickup zone at B1 Arrivals. Grand Hyatt Taipei
Terminal 2: Bus pickup zone at the northeast arcade of the 1st floor Arrivals lobby.
CONFERENCE DINNER
17:00-19:30 SUNDAY, SEP 10, 2017 / TWTC Hall 1

Welcome Reception

Dress code: smart casual
(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)


19:00-21:00 MONDAY, SEP 11, 2017 / TWTC Hall 3

Taipei Night

Dress code: smart casual
(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)


19:00-21:30 TUESDAY, SEP 12, 2017 / TWTC Hall 3

Gala Dinner & ICT Award Ceremony (By invitation)

Dress code: semi-formal
(Organizer reserves the rights to modify)


GENERAL INFORMATION
About WCIT 2017

Date

September 10 – 13, 2017

Venue

Taipei International Convention Center (TICC)
Address: 1 Hsin-Yi Rd., Sec.5, Taipei 11049, Taiwan R.O.C
Tel.: +886 (2) 2725-5200 ext. 3517
Website: http://www.ticc.com.tw/main_en/index.aspx

Registration Desk

  • Sep 10 Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei Grand Hotel
  • Sep 10-13 TICC 1F Lobby (Sep 10 open from 16:00-19:00)

Language

English is the official language for WCIT2017

Dress Code

Formal or smart casual attire is recommended during the entire meeting.

Liability And Insurance

Congress fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin.

Contact

WCIT 2017 Executive Committee Project Office
Room 202, No. 177, Sec. 1 Jiangguo S. Rd., Daan Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan
wcit2017@gmail.com

About Taiwan

Population:

23.37 million

Area:

36,194 square kilometers

Ethnic groups:

Han Chinese (97%), Aborigines (2%), Other (1%)

Languages:

Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Aboriginal

Currency:

New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)

Time Zone:

National Standard Time (UTC+8)

Climate:

The average temperature for September in Taipei is between 24-31 degree Celsius. There is no severe cold in winter and no brutal summer heat in Taiwan. Taiwan always welcomes you with its pleasant seasons.

Travel Itinerary

Traveler Luggage Clearance

Foreign Currencies: value over US$10,000 should be declared.

New Taiwan Currency: under NT$100,000. A traveler should apply for the permission to the Central Bank for amounts over such value. There is no restriction on the amount of gold that a traveler can bring out of Taiwan; however, a traveler should declare to the customs office. When carrying out gold valued over US$20,000 out of Taiwan, a traveler should apply for an export permit to the Board of Foreign Trade, MOEA (Tel : +886-2-2351-0271 ext. 352) and apply for customs clearance to the customs office.

Service Charge & Tax

Service charge is customary charge 10% in hotel or restaurant.

Foreigners who work legally in Taiwan are required to file an income tax return in May each year. The deadline is May 31. For guidelines on how to file taxes as a foreigner, please contact: Taipei National Tax Administration

Traveler's Check

Many Taiwan's local stores do not receive Traveler's Check, therefore travelers who have Traveler's Check, please exchange for NT dollars.

Electricity

Taiwan uses electric current of 110 volts at 60 cycles, appliances from Europe, Australia or South-East Asia will need an adaptor or transformer. Many buildings have sockets with 220 volts especially for the use of air conditioners.

VAT Refund Guidelines for Foreign Travelers

A. Eligible Applicants:

Foreign travelers who enter the R.O.C. with the following documents and stay for no more than 183 days from the date of Arrival:
  • Passport of a country other than the R.O.C.
  • R.O.C. passport without personal ID No. recorded.
  • Travel documents.
  • Exit & Entry permit.
  • Temporary entry permit (Note: only eligible for use in claims made at an international airport or port, not applicable for on-site or designated tax refund service outside of airports or ports).

B. Requirements for VAT Refund:

Foreign travelers, with the entry document, who make purchases of at least NT$2,000 on the same day from the same designated stores with the “Taiwan Tax Refund”-label are eligible to request the “Application Form for VAT Refund.” To claim the refund, they must apply at the port of their departure from the R.O.C. within 90 days following the date of purchase, and they must take the purchased goods out of the country with them.

C. Where to claim your refund:

  1. The Tax Refund Service at Airports/port terminals: Tax Refund Service Counters located at the airport/ seaport.
  2. On-site Small-amount Tax Refunds: Authorized “Taiwan Tax Refund”-labeled stores.
  3. Designated Counter for Tax Refund Service: Designated Counters for Tax Refund Service.
For further details, please visit the E-VAT Refund website.

D. Procedures of Claiming Tax Refunds:

  1. Before your luggage check-in, please take your passport and Tax Refund Claim Form to the E-VAT Refund machine or Tax Refund Service Counter, to prove your foreign identity and check the Tax refundable receipts. The Tax refund system will instruct you if the goods need to be examined by the Customs or not.
  2. If your goods need to go through the Customs, the machine will print out a checklist. Please visit the customs counter with the following documents and the checklist:
    • The checklist (printed by the E-VAT Refund machine)
    • “Tax Refund Claim Form.”
    • Personal documents (passport, travel documents, entry/exit permits or temporary entry permit.
    • The uniform invoices noted with “tax-refundable goods” or “the last 4 digits of your passport number.”
    • The goods you purchased.
  3. Please obtain the receipt “Tax Refund Assessment Certificate for Eligible Goods Purchased by Foreign Travelers” printed out by the machine or given by the Service Counter and go to the designated banks or cash counters located at departure airports/ seaports for your tax refund.

E. Links:

E-VAT Refund website
Guidelines for Foreign Passengers Claiming VAT Refund

Useful Phone Numbers

Contact Telephone No.
Emergency Numbers(Free Service)-Police 110
Emergency Numbers(Free Service)-Fire, Ambulance 119
Emergency Numbers(Free Service)-Emergency Call (For Bad Cell Phone Reception) 112
Overseas Operator 100
English-language Directory Assistance 106
Weather 166
Tourist Information Hotline +886-2-2717-3737
24-Hour Toll-Free Travel Information Call Center 0800-011-765
International Community Service Hotline 0800-024-111
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau +886-3-383-4631
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2 Service Counter, Tourism Bureau +886-3-398-3341
Ministry of Foreign Affairs +886-2-2348-2999
FAQ
About WCIT

What is 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. More details, click here.

How can I find the program of sessions and events?

The program can be found here.

How can I find the information of the speakers?

The speakers’ information can be found here.

Where will the WCIT 2017 take place?

WCIT 2017 will take place in Taipei International Conference Center and Taipei World Trade Cente Hall 1, click here for venue and transportation information.

About Registration

Do all attendees need to register for the conference?

Yes, all attendees must register online for the WCIT 2017. Registration fee including 3 days conference, welcome reception, Taipei night and exhibition.

How do I register for the conference?

Please create account in advance, and complete details about registering the 2017 WCIT can be found here.

What if I need to cancel the registration?

Cancellation Policy: All requests for cancellations must be received in writing (wcit2017@knaintl.com.tw or fax number +886-2-8751-2799) If a written request of cancellation is received at the secretariat office prior to August 11th, 2017, the registration fee, less a TWD 1,500 administrative fee, will be refunded after the meeting.

About Travel Arrangement

Do I need visa to Taiwan?

More than 45 countries are eligible for Taiwan’s 30-day VISA Exemption Program, If you are not eligible for a visa exemption, you must apply for an e-Visa, click here to find more information.

How do I book my hotel?

WCIT 2017 has list nearby hotels information with special rates, click here for accommodation detail.

Where can I find tour information?

WCIT 2017 provide Free Industry & Culture post tours for attendees, click here for more information. You can also find Special pre-tour information and Spouse tour here.

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

ABOUT WCIT

THE 21st 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.

Visit WITSA Website

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
Representative Director and President, NTT Data Corporation
Dr. C. K. Lee
Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs ,R.O.C.
Alan Marcus
Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, WEF
Bertrand Piccard
Psychiatrist, and Founder, Solar Impulse, Switzerland
Alex Pentland
Director, Connection Science and Human Dynamics Labs, MIT
Setsuhiro Shimomura
Executive Corporate Adviser, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Patrick Thomas
CEO, Covestro, Germany
Jason Zander
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure at Microsoft

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

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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.

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SMART TAIWAN INNOVATIONS


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CONTACT

WCIT 2017 Executive Committee Project Office

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