World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) 2019 Keynote Speakers to Include Global Leaders Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Narayana Murthy
Posted on September. 30. 2019
YEREVAN, ARMENIA – September 17, 2019 – On October 6 – 9, 2019,
world-renowned business executives, policymakers, government officials,
academics and more will descend upon Yerevan, Armenia, to discuss the
transformation of information and communications technology with attendees of
the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology
(WCIT). Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit and Initialized Capital; Gary
Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX; and Narayana Murthy, Founder of Infosys, are
among this year’s ten special keynote speakers. More than eighty distinguished
moderators and panelists will also round out the 2019 agenda.
The event will commence with
a pre-opening celebration on October 6 in Republic Square, including a
pre-opening concert that will be led by the WCIT Orchestra and will feature the
world’s first performance of AI (Artificial Intelligence) music. The music will
be composed in real time as part of a collaboration between the orchestra and
the international superstar D.J. Armin Van Buuren. The official opening
ceremony will take place on October 7 with an intimate conversation between
keynote speaker and Ohanian to follow.
On October 8 at 9:00 a.m.,
attendees will learn how Vaynerchuk created an empire on leadership and
motivational speaking. This speaking session will be followed by special
sessions: the Ministerial Roundtable
and Mayoral Roundtable: Smart Cities.
During the Ministerial Roundtable
session, attendees will explore the lessons that successful nations have
learned in order to manage national digital transformation and keep the digital
world from balkanizing. During the Mayoral
Roundtable on Smart Cities, a select panel of distinguished worldwide city
mayors, urban planners, and infrastructure developers will explore how to
leverage ICT (Information and Communications Technology) to provide city-dwellers
with comprehensive public services. The panelists will also discuss how to
strike a balance between the technological promises of a brighter tomorrow and
the freedom, privacy, and dignity of their citizenry. The World Information
Technology & Services Alliance’s (WITSA) ICT Excellence Awards will take
place on the final day, October 9, followed by a conversation on AI and
genomics. With the goal of identifying the most outstanding ICT users, the
WITSA ICT Excellence Awards honor organizations that have demonstrated
exceptional achievement in using ICT to benefit societies, governments,
individuals, organizations, and the private sector. At the R/Evolution when AI Crosses Genomics session, attendees will
discuss how AI and genomics will soon fundamentally transform healthcare,
agriculture, and human reproduction. The session will also explore how values
are added to the decision-making processes of these technologies and will
discuss how to enjoy the benefits from the intelligent and judicious applications
while managing the risks of rogues and renegades.
more information about the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology,
please visit www.wcit2019.org.
Congress on Information Technology
WCIT 2019 will be held in Yerevan on
October 6-9, 2019. The Congress is hosted by Armenia with the support and under
the high patronage of the Government
of the Republic of Armenia. The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)
was established by the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA).
Its main organizing body is the Union of Advanced Technology Enterprises (UATE).