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WTIS 2015 - Speakers

The World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) brings together thought leaders from ICT industry, Ministries, telecom regulatory authorities, national statistical offices and regional and international organisations. It is the key global forum to discuss international ICT measurement and a unique opportunity to join the leadership dialogue.

Confirmed speakers for WTIS-2015 include:

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Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan
Secretary-General
ITU
Director
Telecommunication Development Bureau
ITU
H.E. Dr Debretsion G/Michael
Deputy Prime Minister Ranking, Finance and Economic Cluster Coordinator, and Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Ethiopia
​H.E. Mr Siaosi Sovaleni
Deputy Prime Minister Tonga
H.E. Mr Celistino Bonifacio Bakale Obiang
Minister of Transport, Technology, Post and Telecommunications Equatorial Guinea
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology
Philippines
H.E. Mr Pastor Ngoua N'neme
Minister of Digital Economy and Post Office
Gabon
Secretary General
 Ministry of Communications and Multimedia
 Malaysia
Minister of Information and Communication Technology
Namibia
Minister of Transport and Communications
Guinea-Bissau
H.E. James Kapyanga
Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications
Zambia
 Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
Zimbabwe
 Vice-Minister for
Policy Coordination
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan
Vice Minister
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Thailand​
 
 
​In alphabetical order:
Senior Economist
Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)
Saudi Arabia
General Manager, Production Engineering Division
Mazda Motor Corporation
Japan​​
Executive Officer
of the Policy
Telecommunications Authority
Trinidad and Tobago
Head
CETIC.br
Brazil
Professor and Chair
Cyber Analytics and Network/ Relationship Science, Swansea University
Chairman, National Communications Authority
Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications
Timor-Leste
 Senior Researcher
 Korea Association for ICT Promotion (KAIT)  
International broadcast journalist and former senior news and programs presenter for Aljazeera English
Senior Vice President, Member of the Board, and Senior Executive Manager of Corporate Business Headquarters, NTT West, Japan
Manager
Policy Research
Global Technology Policy
Cisco Systems
Full Professor of Economic Statistics
Rome University
 “Tor Vergata”
Italy
Ms Vanessa Gray
Senior Analyst
ICT Data and Statistics Division
ITU
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Statistics Division
UNESCAP
 
Secretary General
Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Executive Member,
Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Cabinet Office
Japan
Professor of Economics, University of Madrid and Chair of the Expert Group on Telecommunications/ ICT Indicators (EGTI)
Head, ICT Research and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Indonesia
Manager
PARIS21 Secretariat
Vice President
Statistics Information Center
Korea Association for ICT Promotion (KAIT)
Senior Counsellor, Statistical Office 
Slovenia
 
President of the Council
Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
Senior Statistician 
ICT Data and Statistics Division
ITU 
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Fujitsu Limited 
Japan 
Director General
Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) 
Swizterland
Director-General for International Affairs
Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan​
Director, Information Society Evaluation, Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
South Africa
Statistician
Central Statistics Office
Ireland
Director
Innovations for Poverty Alleviation Lab
Pakistan
Chairman
KDDI
Japan
CEO
Aggaros
Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President,  Member of Board of Directors and Managing Director of R&D Innovation Division, NTT DOCOMO
Japan
Director
United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
Technology Editor
The Economist
Secretary General
African Telecommunications
Union
Head
ICT Data and Statistics Division
ITU
Public Policy Manager, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa
Google
Mr Ivan Vallejo
Market Analyst
ICT Data and Statistics Division
ITU
 
Co-founder and
Chairman
Flowminder Foundation
Director of Finance, ICT and Tourism Statistics
BPS - Statistics Indonesia
Director-General
Global ICT Strategy Bureau
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Japan
Chief of Department, Project Support and Knowledge Management
ITU

Past WTIS speakers

Past WTIS brought together some 300 participants, including CEOs, Ministers, chief statisticans, and leading academics, including:

 
 Marjoo Bruun
​ Director General
 Statistics Finland
    
Gabriel Contreras Saldivar
President
Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT)
Mexico
 Mr Irakli Garibashvili
 Prime Minister of Georgia
Richard Heeks
Director
Centre for Development Informatics
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Pali Lehohla
Statistician General
South Africa
Makame Mnyaa Mbarawa Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Tanzania 
Nuria Oliver
Scientific Director Telefonica Research
Aida Opoku-Mensah
Special Advisor on Post 2015 Development Agenda
UNECA
   ​
Jeffrey Sachs
Director
The Earth Institute Columbia University
Azzam Sleit
Minister of Information and Communication Technology
Jordan​
Carlos Slim
​President 
Carlos Slim Foundation
Eduardo Sojo Garza Aldape
President, National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)
Mexico
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