Cooperation key to maximizing Internet and ICTs, ICC tells UN Commission


When it comes to development of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs), business stands at the forefront – as a dynamic innovator, investor and user, Herbert Heitmann, Chair of the ICC Commission on E-Business IT and Telecoms (EBITT), and Executive Vice President, External Communications, Royal Dutch Shell, told the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) today in Geneva.

Internet Governance Forum improvement group names business guests

Following outcry in December 2010 at a decision to exclude all non-governmental stakeholders from its working group on improvements to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) has confirmed the names of five business representatives who have been invited to serve as special guests in the CSTD Chair’s special working group on IGF improvements.

Attaining information society goals not a case of business as usual

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Addressing the 13th session of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), Subramanian Ramadorai, Vice-Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, and Chair of the ICC initiative Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) said that when it comes to technology in our highly connected world it is no longer a case of “business as usual”.