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
This year, the award focuses on eminent personalities who
have contributed to using
ICTs in providing a better life in cities.
ceremony commemorating the World Telecommunication and
Information Society Day 2010 was held on 17 May
World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.
WTISD 2010 Ceremony
Shanghai, 17 May 2010 at 15h30
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.