Monday, May 19, 2008

Live Blogging from World Congress on Information Technology

Am doing this live blogging from Plenary Hall 1, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, for the 16th World Congress On Information Technology (WCIT).

The internet speed here is fantastic! Luckily, it meets the expectation of all the delegates here, which consist predominantly of foreign delegates of who's who in IT industry.

Would love to fully blog the whole day's of talks from here, but the seat does not come equipped with power supply.

Prime Minister would be arriving in 8 minutes and about 2,800 delegates are now sitting in this majestic hall. Seriously, it is really world class here inside this plenary hall.

First of all, would like to thank my supervisor, Wee Khang for giving him this chance of opportunity to attend day 1 of WCIT, courtesy of

Among today's speakers:-
YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (Prime Minister of Malaysia)
Dr. James Poisant (World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Secretary General
Dato' Dr. Craig Barrett (Chairman of Intel Corporation)
Dr. Robert Bishop (Chairman and Founder, BBWorld Consulting Services Sarl & Advisor, Blue Brain Project
Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union
Steve Felice, President, Dell Asia Pacific/Japan
YB Datuk Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia
HE Dr. Lee Boon Yang, Minister of Information, Communication & Arts, Singapore
HE Liwayway Vinzons-Chato, Member of the House of Representatives, Phillipines
Sergio Carrera Rivapalacio, General Director, Digital Economy & Commerce, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
Jali Tammisto, CEO, Mobile Monday
Dr. Heizo takenaka, Keio University
Dr. Ya-Qin Zhang, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft

And last but not least, William H. Gates, Chairman, Microsoft (Through a special appearance via holographic technology).

Prime Minister has just walked into the hall.

51 children from Sri Cempaka will be speaking 45 languages of welcome the 2,800 delegates from 92 countries.

My live blogging will stop here. Will be back later in the day!

To all my readers, I wish you Selamat Hari Wesak!

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