The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum
2-6 May 2016
International Telecommunication Union
The annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum brings together the largest gathering of the Information and Communications Technologies community that focuses on making the information society accessible to all. The WSIS Forum provides an opportunity for multistakeholder cooperation in providing meaningful connections to the information society. Importantly, the WSIS Forum 2016 incorporates the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an important factor in the discussions.
As a contributing sponsor to the WSIS Forum, IEEE will actively participate in many areas including making a High-Level Policy Statement, acting as a High-Level Track Facilitator, hosting a workshop titled Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030 and a World Cafe session focusing on the eHealth for development.
Find summaries from WSIS and the full WSIS Forum 2016 report here.
5 May 2016 - Internet Governance, Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimension of ICTs in 2030
2-6 May 2016 - High Level Track Policy Sessions
4 May 2016 - Karen McCabe delivered report on the high-level panel on the WSIS action lines and SDGs.
4 May 2016 - Interview at WSIS FORUM 2016 | Video interview with Oleg Logvinov, Chairperson of the IEEE Internet Initiative
3 May 2016 - Karen McCabe, Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE-SA, facilitated the Session 3 WSIS Action Lines where the group discussed the challenges various stakeholders perceived in achieving the 2030 Agenda.
3 May 2016 - IEEE High-Level Opening Policy Statement delivered at WSIS Forum 2016 | Oleg Logvinov, Chairperson of the IEEE Internet Initiative
2 May 2016 - IEEE @ the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 | Justin Caso, J.D., Technology Policy Advisor
29 April 2016 - IEEE to Join Stakeholders at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland | IEEE Internet Initiative