What is the WCIT? Who is behind the event? In this section, you will find the answer to these and many other questions, as well as useful information and the latest news about the Congress.
A comprehensive conference program, an exhibition of products and services, business meetings, workshops and social events, are all part of the many activities that will take place at the WCIT 2014.
As the second most important city in the country, Guadalajara offers you the opportunity to discover a land full of traditions, which has given Mexico many of its flagship symbols in the world.
The most dynamic, versatile and important Convention Center in Mexico, with an enormous projection throughout Latin America, Expo Guadalajara is the perfect venue for the WCIT 2014.
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Preliminary Program

Sunday, September 28th
Day 1 - Monday, September 29th
07:00-08:00 Registration

Opening Ceremony

- Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico
- Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, Jalisco State Governor
- Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Minister of Communications and Transportation of Mexico
- Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of Economy of Mexico
- Santiago Gutierrez Fernández, Chairman of WITSA
- Víctor Gutiérrez Martínez, President of CANIETI
- Guillermo Escutia, President of CANIETI West Division
- J. Amado Espinosa Lobato, Chairman of WCIT 2014
- Jaime Reyes Robles, Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology, Jalisco State


How Can the ICT Industry Assist in the Success of the Millennium Goals?
Welcome Address

Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General

9:45-10:00 Coffee Break and visit the exhibition area

Developing a Comprehensive Digital Agenda
Panel Session

Moderator: Alejandra Lagunes Soto Ruiz,, National Digital Strategy Coordinator, Mexico

Objective: To identify and carry out critical analyses of the existing methodologies and initiatives aiming at measuring the ICT sector in regions and globally.

- Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Minister of Communications and Transportation, Mexico
- Chia-Juch Chang, Minister of Economic Affairs, Taiwan, ROC
- Malcolm Turnbull, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Australia
- Fred Matiang'i, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Kenya
- Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Union


The State of Broadband 2015: Achieving Digital Inclusion
Panel Session

Moderator: Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist, Google

Objective: To examine the present state of global Broadband penetration and review enabling policies that promotes Broadband deployment. Also to discuss the issue of affordable Broadband connectivity and the impact of disruptive technologies and connectivity.

- Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy of Australia
- José Ángel Gurría Treviño, Secretary-General, OECD
- Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU
- Gabriel Oswaldo Contreras Saldívar, IFT

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

Protecting Infrastructure and Information
Panel Session

Moderator: Howard A. Schmidt

Objective: To discuss critical security related issues, to include: cyber security, privacy, fraud, and protection of data and information and to identify recommended solutions and future trends.

- Joseph M. Demarest, Deputy Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division
- Gerardo Laveaga Rendón, President, IFAI
- Vincenzo Aquaro, Chief E-Government Branch, Division for Public Administration and Development Management of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPADM/UNDESA)
- Datuk Dr. Abdul Rahman Bin Saad, Director, CyberSecurity Malaysia

IT Services Strategies & Policies in Emerging Markets
Panel Session

Moderator: Timothy J. O'Neill, Global Co-Head of the Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs.

Objective: To present the IT strategies and policies of Emerging Countries, their responsibility with the global IT sector growth and how to become a leader with a dynamic and sustainable agenda.

- Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of Economy, Mexico
- Ir. M. Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
- Mun-kee Choi, Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, South Korea
- Zafer Çağlayan, Minister of Economy, Turkey


The State of the World
Keynote Address

Dr. Jeffrey David Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

16:15-16:30 Coffee Break and visit the exhibition area

The Impact of ICT on Public Policies: Social Indicators
Panel Session

Moderator: Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, eLab

Objective: Discuss how to reap the benefits of the rapidly changing information society with a view to designing and reviewing national policies and strategies due to the impact of ICT on social and economic development.

- Andrew Wyckoff, Director of the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate, OECD
- Alan Marcus, Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries, World Economic Forum
- Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, General Secretary, CEPAL
- Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM

Bridging the Gap of Cultural Intolerance
Panel Session

Moderator: Steve Rayner, Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

Objective: To examine how ICT can facilitate a positive interaction among different cultures to stem the tide of ignorance, misunderstanding and conflict.

- Philippe Kridelka, Director, UNESCO
Peter Bruck, Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Summit Award
- Matthew Hodes, Director, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
- Nathan Masyuko, WSYA Winner 2012, Kenya/ Chief Executive Gamer, NexGen Ltd.

Day 2 - Tuesday, September 30th

Digital Development and Universal Access to Internet
Keynote Address

Carlos Slim Helú, Chairman of Fundación Telmex and Fundación Carlos Slim Helú


Towards New Models on Education Based on ICT
Panel Session

Moderator: Emilio Chuayffet Chemor, Secretariat of Public Education of Mexico

Objective: To analyze best practices and new educational models of international educational institutions and governments providing distance learning and reducing the educational gap.

- Mario Franco, Founder and Director of Global Millennium Project
- John Halpin, Vice President Strategic Programs of the Center for Digital Education (USA)
- Ashutosh Chadha, Director of Strategic Education Initiatives, Intel
- Fazlullah Pechuho, Secretary of Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh, Pakistan

Investment Jam
Innovation Forum


Implications and Impact of ICT on the Global HealthCare Market
Panel Session

Moderator: Lincoln de Assis Moura Jr. President-Elect IMIA

Objective: To understand how ICT continues to impact Health Care around the globe and to discuss challenges, rising costs and solutions for inclusive healthcare.

- Najeeb Al Shorbaji, Director, Department of Knowledge Management and Sharing, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Scott Ceniza-Levine, Chief Technology Officer, Rockefeller Foundation
- Andy Fischer, President, ISfTeH
- Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, Board Chair of HIMSS - Rolf Engelbrecht, Chair PG HIME, EFMI

Investment Jam
Innovation Forum

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break and visit of exhibition area

Physician Electronic Health Record Solutions
Keynote Address

John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO, McKesson

Investment Jam
Innovation Forum


Living Labs: Developing the Territories of Tomorrow
Keynote Address

Laura García Vitoria, President, Fundación Territorios del Mañana

Investment Jam
Innovation Forum

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

Next Generation of Mobile Industry
Panel Session

Moderator: Philippe Kahn, President, CEO, Chairman and Co-founder of Full Power and creator of the first complete camera-phone in 1997

Objective: To show in advance future trends on the Mobile sector.

- Hugo Barra, VP, Android Product Management
- Craig Federighi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Apple
- Jim Elliott, Vice President of Marketing and Product Planning at Samsung Semiconductor
- Xi Guohua, Chairman of China Mobile Limited

Technology User's Rights and Responsibilities
Panel Session

Moderator: Vint Cerf, Co-Inventor of the Internet

Objective: To discuss and debate about limits and rights of the internet users.

- Jonathan Zittrain, Chairman, Open Internet Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commission
- Patrik Fältström, Chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee Advises, ICANN
- John Perry Barlow, Co-Founder and Board Member, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
- Malcolm Johnson, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break and visit the exhibition area

Smart Cities
Panel Session

Moderator: Ryan Chin, Ph. D., Managing Director, City Science Initiative Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Objective: To understand the concepts, benefits and development stages of Smart Cities.

- Octavio Parga Jiménez, Chairman of the Board, Guadalajara Ciudad Creativa Digital, A.C.
- Alfonso Vergara Gómez, President and CEO, Fundación Metrópoli
- Owen Keegan, Dublin City Manager
- Iñaki Azkuna Urreta, Mayor of Bilbao

Day 3 - Wednesday, October 1st

Shaping a New World Through Philanthropy
Keynote Address

Bill Gates, Chairman Microsoft Corporation


ICT Industry in the Stock Markets
Panel Session

Moderator: K. Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, Tata Consultancy Services

Objective: To analyze the status of the ICT Industry and its increasing impact on stock markets systems.

- Peter Leukert, Global Chief Information Officer, NYSE Euronext
- Bradley Peterson, Global Chief Information Officer, Nasdaq
- Ron van Kemenade, CIO, ING Group
- Masami Ishii, President, Japan Post Insurance

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break and visit the exhibition area

Challenges for the Global Automotive Industry
Panel Session

Moderator: Donald Hillebrand, President of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Objective: To discuss how the Automotive Industry is working to face current economic, social and globalization challenges.

- Elmar Degenhart, CEO Continental
- Dong Yang, Vice Chairman and Secretary General of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
- Francisco N. González Díaz, General Director, ProMéxico
- Mong Koo Chung, Chairman and CEO, Hyundai Motor Company


Space Industry and ICT
Panel Session

Moderator: Paul E. Gartz, Technical Fellow, Boeing

Objective: To examine the potential of satellite technology and its potential impact on connecting four billion citizens and expediting the evolution of the Digital Age.

- Walter Birkhan, Project Director, European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP)
- Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez, General Director of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM)
- J. Roberto Boisson de Marca, President, IEEE
- Bernard Charlès, President and Chief Executive Officer Dassault Systèmes

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

Achieving Global Trade Through ICT
Panel Session

Moderator: Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, Center for Digital Business, MIT Sloan School of Management

Objective: To discuss the impact of ICT on Global Trade.

- John J. Donahoe, President and Chief Executive Officer, eBay
- Sergio Regukh, EGlobal Director, CEO of E-Global Trade & Finance Group, Inc.
- Ms. Patricia Francis, Executive Director, International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO
- Peter Thiel, co-Founder, PayPal


The "Second Wave" of Social Media
Keynote Address

Norbert Bolz, Media theorist and Professor, Technical University of Berlin


CIO's Perspective
Panel Session

Moderator: Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine.

Objective: To learn from large mulitnational CIO's of their expectations and requirements of the ICT industry. To understand future needs of global CIO's and the barriers to incresing business oportunites in a variety of different global companies..

- Lisa Davis, Chief Information Officer, Georgetown University

18:00-18:15 Guadalajara Declaration


Handover to Brazil 2016


*This is a preliminary program and its content may change without notice.

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