13th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) took place at the Grand Prince Hotel, in Hiroshima, Japan, from 30 November to 2 December 2015
. The WTIS-2015 was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Government of Japan.
WTIS-2015 serves as an international forum to discuss international ICT policy and measurement topics. It brings together ICT ministers, heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities and national statistical offices, heads of international organizations, chief executive officers of private sector companies, and statistical experts from around the world. WTIS-2015 will feature several high-level debates addressing key questions related to ICT policy and measurement, including the role of ICT as a driver of innovation and entrepreneurship, in both developed and developing countries.
WTIS-2015 featured discussions on pertinent topics such as big data from the ICT sector and the data revolution, progress in measuring the impact of ICT, ICT indicators and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring framework and measuring ICT innovation, alongside new developments in data visualization. The results of the work of the Expert Group on Telecommunication/ICT Indicators (EGTI) and the Expert Group on Household Indicators (EGH) were presented for adoption by the WTIS-2015.
The WTIS-2015, open to all the ITU membership, is primarily targeted at those responsible for ICT statistics in relevant Ministries, regulatory agencies, telecommunication operating companies and national statistical offices. Experts interested in the subject of information society measurements are also welcome to attend the Symposium.