World internet moot gathers telecom sector giants

STAFF REPORT ISB: Wuzhen, China, has recently hosted the Second World Internet Conference (WIC) and aptly themed it as, “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All: Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace”.

Participants of the event got engaged in fruitful discussions on critical issues such as Infrastructure, Cyber Security, RandD in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Bridging the Digital Divide and Internet Governance extensively.

The event featured some of the worlds top leaders in the internet industry to offer advice and make positive contributions in developing the global village. The conference was a tremendous success as it drew delegates from 120 countries and nearly 3000 participated in the event.The event is said to be a platform for building a cyberspace community of shared destiny, advocating worldwide respect to diversity, focusing on mutual development, forging consensus and confronting risks jointly. On the occasion, a High Level Advisory Council (HAC) was established at the Conference which includes prominent people of the internet industry from across the globe to contribute ideas for the development of the internet.

Mothilal De Silva, Group Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Fiji, was appointed as member of the HAC of the World Internet Conference.

Minister of Digital Communications/Head of Cyberspace Administration of China, Lu Wei is the chairman of HAC while Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba and Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, USA, were appointed as the Co-Vice Chairman of HAC.

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