Challenges of Change
What are the Challenges of Change?
The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) is the premier global ICT forum. It brings together over 2,000 captains of industry, government leaders and academics from more than 80 countries. During the three day summit delegates address global impact issues, regarding economic and social development. They exchange policies and ideas how ICT can enable change and innovation in all parts of the world. WCIT 2010 provides opportunities for all to share, learn and look ahead. Through this sharing of vision and inspired by so many stories of successes large and small, we learn to face up to the Challenges of Change.
Information technology accelerates change
The world isn’t just changing now. It always has been changing. The pace of change has however accelerated, and fundamental shifts are taking place. First of all, information technology has provided us all with the means to accelerate change. In a world of transparency and full connectivity, it is simply easier to find what you need, find others that need it too, join forces, and invent. And the sharing of such ideas, discoveries, and lessons learned, in the space of seconds, ensures that others can build further, and tackle their challenges as well. The Result: a multiplier effect. From Command and control to collaborate and connect.
Collaboration of different sectors
Secondly, we have entered an era of multidisciplinary technology. Engineers are increasingly collaborating with biologists to understand how living organisms can help to solve problems. Educational and training institutions seek out collaboration with gaming specialists to ensure that new learning methodology instruments are developed in line with the new mechanisms of today’s generation. And what to think of the combination of the health and gaming industry? Various technologies have combined in the past to enable applications, but there has been an increase in multidisciplinary teaming to approaches in a unified way rather than through a hierarchical relationship. The technology revolution is multidisciplinary and is accelerating advances in every aspect of our lives.
Accepting change to create a better emerging world
The results for further information technology growth could be astonishing. Effects may include significant improvements in human quality of life and life span, high rates of industrial turnover, lifetime worker training and reshuffling of wealth. But at the same time, we all realize that the achievements of such results depend on our capability to accept these changes – not as passive human beings, but by actively tackling challenges, and realizing guided change. Change not for the sake of change itself, but change that truly helps create a better emerging world.
Successes and outcomes of WCIT 2010
The success of WCIT 2010 will be that some of the most influential and innovative minds in business, politics and academia from all global regions will come together and discuss these global developments. Their challenge is to explore the possibilities how through the application of IT change can be realized and even accelerated within the various dimensions of life leading to a better, safer, and opportunity-rich world. In order to create change the delegates will explore and discuss in-depth the process behind change. Key words are enabling technology, collaboration of different sectors and the organized innovation. WCIT 2010 should not be seen as a congress, but as a community. Together – via the dialogue - we will build an infrastructure to create success. Keynote speakers will inspire delegates, delegates will together challenge the process `from command and control to collaborate and connect`, which will lead to innovation. Within organizations, between organizations, between sectors and between sectors.
One of the outcomes will be the Declaration of Amsterdam. A manifest which will make clear the enabling roll information technology can have and a guideline for organizations to take initiative and act upon the Declaration. While WCIT 2010 is the first day of action, organizations can adhere to the Declaration afterwards. WCIT 2010 is the Kick Off, it will lay the foundations for WCIT 2012 to monitor the individual achievements in Canada. Change: from inspiration to innovation to transformation.