MONTREAL, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
As a lead-up to WCIT 2012, being held in Montreal in October 2012, organizers are presenting tomorrow, June 5th, starting at 8 AM E.T. a World Tech Jam in collaboration with IBM. This online activity is offered at no cost to participants and will take place June 5, 6 and 7. Moderators from all over the world will invite participants to discuss issues related to the digital society.
Citizens around the world will be able to have their say on ICT's role in healthcare and education, in smart cities, sustainable development and energy consumption, as well as in the media, the arts and culture. For example, participants will be able to share their vision of healthcare in 2025, comment on threaded discussions or chat with experts.
These exchanges will influence WCIT's program and will give rise to a Digital Society Action Plan that will be unveiled at WCIT 2012.
World Tech Jam participants may register here.
Global stars at WCIT 2012
WCIT 2012, which will take place at the Palais de congrès de Montréal from October 22 to 24, 2012, will feature world-renowned speakers. The luminaries attending WCIT 2012 include:
- Andrew P. McAfee, Researcher, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Bernard Charlès, CEO, Dassault Systèmes
- Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Professor of Computer science and Law, Harvard University
- Richard C. Alvarez, President and CEO, Canada Health Infoway
- Robin Chase, Founder and CEO, Zipcar and GoLoco
- Wim Elfrink, Chief Globalization Officer, CISCO
In addition, Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture),Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, will participate as panelists in WCIT 2012.
WCIT 2012 is made possible with support from the following sponsors: Air Canada, AMD, Bell, Canon, CGI, Cisco, Dassault Systèmes, Dell, IBM, Intel, Investissement Québec, Microsoft, OpenText, RIM, SaskPower, Sasktel International, Softchoice, Xerox.
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