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Global Digital Society Action Plan

Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age

First and foremost, the Global Digital Society Action Plan is about establishing the principles that will maximize the many benefits that digital technologies can unlock across diverse sectors and institutions. The Action Plan will inform, inspire, and guide decision-makers in sectors ranging from public administration, healthcare, and education to environment, transportation, media, and science. The fundamental goal of the Global Digital Society Action Plan is to equip people and organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to fulfill the promise of the digital age.

An Open and Inclusive Process

If it is to realize its full potential, the Global Digital Society Action Plan must be perceived as legitimate by a broad cross-section of stakeholders, including young digital natives. Therefore, the process for developing the Action Plan must be open and inclusive, involving as many organizations, interests, and regions as possible.

In order to achieve this legitimacy, WCIT 2012 and its sponsors will host a World Tech Jam on June 5, 6, and 7, 2012. Creating such an open, non-hierarchical space for generating ideas and solutions will tap into incredible sources of creative energy, and WCIT 2012 believes that broad participation in the World Tech Jam will lead to:

  • better ideas, and perhaps a greater diversity of ideas;
  • a greater sense of ownership, which is critical when it comes to implementing action items.

Establishing a Global Agenda for Addressing Global Challenges

During fast-paced breakout sessions that will be held in October 2012, Congress delegates, speakers, moderators, representatives of the ICT industry, and stakeholders will add their views to the output of the World Tech Jam, share their experiences, discuss best practices, and prioritize action items in order to create the Global Digital Society Action Plan.

The ultimate measure of success of WCIT 2012 will be the number of commitments made by companies and stakeholders to undertake new collaborations that will advance digital innovation and help to address societal and economic issues.

Unveiling the Action Plan

The Global Digital Society Action Plan will be unveiled to the Congress delegates, ICT stakeholders, and government, academic and civil society leaders who are assembled in Montreal during the closing ceremony of WCIT 2012.

The WCIT 2012 Program Chair will publish the Global Digital Society Action Plan and present it to the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), which will promote the use of the Action Plan as a tool for policy development, educational curricula, corporate citizenship programs, and much more.

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