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ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award 2010





Since the conclusion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in November 2005, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day has been marked by a high-profile ceremony which includes the presentation of the ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award to distinguished laureates for their contribution towards building an inclusive and more equitable Information Society.

This year, the award focuses on eminent personalities who have contributed to using ICTs in providing a better life in cities. The global ceremony commemorating the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2010 was held on 17 May during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.

 

WTISD 2010 Ceremony WTISD 2010 Laureates

Shanghai, 17 May 2010 at 15h30
(UTC/GMT+8)
At the Shanghai Hall of the Expo Center (World Expo 2010).

Programme of the Ceremony:


Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia

Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak has made connectivity one of his priorities. As part of the New Economic Model for Malaysia, he has placed a high priority on strengthening ICT infrastructure. His administration has supported the work of ITU in strengthening global cybersecurity through the IMPACT Centre in Cyberjaya near Kuala Lumpur.



Mr Wang Jianzhou

Executive Director, Chairman and CEO of China Mobile


Mr Wang Jianzhou is Executive Director, Chairman and CEO of China Mobile, which operates the world’s largest mobile network with over 500 million subscribers. The China Mobile network covers all major cities in China as well as outlying and remote rural areas.



Mr Robert Kahn
President and CEO of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)

Mr Robert Kahn played a key pioneering role in the development of the Internet. He laid the foundations of the TCP/IP protocol architecture, which is a standard operating feature of the Internet. CNRI is a non-profit organization that focuses on the strategic development of network-based information technologies and Kahn has continued to nurture the evolution of the Internet, steering the development of new standards.






 


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