Declaration of Amsterdam and Call for Action
Start: 2010-04-26, Publication: 2010-05-02
To realise [our] vision we need to address a number of major global challenges such as: - effectively regenerating economic
growth and stimulating sustainable economic development, - substantially improving energy efficiency, decreasing energy consumption
and reducing production of greenhouse gases, - significantly improving the quality of life and enhancing trust and confidence,
- constructively exploiting opportunities from globalisation.
To address these challenges in a full and timely manner, the intelligent use of information and communication technologies
is an important enabler. We will, therefore, endeavour to make every effort possible to exploit the full potential of ICT
for these ends. We encourage others to do the same. In doing so, we will strive for solutions that do not favour any specific
technology or business model. All stakeholders, jointly and individually, should adopt the actions outlined below. These can
also be seen as a first step towards implementing the Granada Strategy and the EU Digital Agenda.
Name:World Congress on Information Technology
The participants at WITSA’s 17th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2010), meeting in Amsterdam between 25-27
- World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA): The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (‘WITSA”) is the leading voice of the global ICT industry. WITSA is
a consortium of over 70 national ICT industry associations with members representing more than 90 percent of the world ICT
market. WITSA was founded in 1978 under its original name - World Computing Services Industry Association - by a group of
30 individuals with the objective of understanding how trends and government regulations impact the social economic development
of the global ICT industry. WITSA was incorporated in 1998 in the Commonwealth of Virginia within the United States of America.
As the leading recognized voice of the global ICT industry, WITSA is dedicated to: * Advocating international public policies
that advance the industry’s growth and development; * Facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and
services through our global network of contacts; * Promoting industry cooperation and strengthening our national associations
through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and critical information; * Publishing global ICT research to shape the industry;
* Hosting WITSA’s signature events - World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS);
and * Organizing Global ICT Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding ICT users.