WORLD INTERNET CONFERENCE
Telecom Fiji CEO Gains Recognition at World Internet Conference
Internet is most probably one of the greatest achievement of human civilization and has become the driving force for economic and social development creating enormous benefits to mankind.
In December, 2015, Wuzhen,China hosted the Second World Internet Conference (WIC) and aptly themed it as, “An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All: Building a Community of Common Future in Cyberspace”. Conference Participants engaged in fruitful discussions on critical issues such as Infrastructure, Cyber Security, R&D in Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Bridging the Digital Divide and Internet Governance extensively. The event featured some of the world’s top leaders in the internet industry to offer advice and make positive contributions in developing the global village. The Conference was a tremendous success and it drew delegates from 120 countries and nearly 3000 participated in the event.The Conference is said to be a platform for building a cyberspace community of shared destiny, advocating worldwide respect to diversity, focusing on mutual development, forging consensus and confronting risks jointly. Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev and several Heads of States addressed the gathering.
A High Level Advisory Council (HAC) was established at the Conference which includes prominent people of the internet industry from across the globe to contribute ideas for the development of the internet and advice for the holding of future World Internet Conferences. Mothilal De Silva, Group Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Fiji Limited has been appointed as a member of the High Level Advisory Council (HAC) of the World Internet Conference. Minister of Digital Communications/Head of Cyberspace Administration of China, Mr. Lu Wei is the Chairman of HAC. Mr. Jack Ma, Founder of Alibaba and Mr. Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN, USA were appointed as the Co-Vice Chairman of HAC. The Secretary General of HAC is Prof Li Yuxiao of Beijing University of Telecommunication and other members include are Shaukat Aziz 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan, Eugene Kaspersky CEO/Chairman of Kaspersky Lab, RistoSiilasma Chairman of Nokia, Professor Li Xiaodong CEO of CINIC, Shum Heung Heung Vice President of Microsoft and Prof Zom Werner Father of German Internet.
Mr. De Silva commented that, “It is an opportune time to promote international cooperation and exchanges in the field of internet. This platform will be used to grow and establish technological advancements in the field of internet globally. I am sure Fiji and other Pacific nations will be beneficiaries. Fiji can become the leading hub of internet in the Pacific. Telecom Fiji Ltd’s dream of empowering Fijians through internet and offering affordable internet to the people of Fiji are in line with the broad objectives of the World Internet Conference held in Wuzhen, China.”