Pride of Taiwan - CISA Chairperson Yvonne Chiu wins the election of WITSA Chairperson!
World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), the world's most influential organization, held its chairperson election in Yerevan, capital of the Republic of Armenia, on 4 October 2018. The seat was won by Yvonne Chiu, Taiwan’s Chairperson of Information Service Industry Association (CISA). Chiu was the first Taiwanese and the first female leader earned the seat.
Founded in 1978, WITSA is organized and participated by 83 associations of individual economic entities around the world. It is the largest and the most powerful organization in the global information and communications technology industry. Since 1994, CISA has been representing Taiwan as a member of WITSA. After taking the term of CISA’s chairperson, Chiu devoted her enthusiasm joining the international activities by running the chairperson election, and she was first elected on 2 October, 2016. This is Chiu’s second election of winning the seat.
In December of 2017, WITSA chose Taipei to establish its regional representative office in of Asia. During the annual Supervisory Board meeting, Suzzan Tsai, Chief Strategy Officer of WITSA Asia Representative Office, reported the annual work performance and was highly praised by all the supervisors. WITSA Asia Representative Office will continue to promote collaborations in Asian.
This year, Chiu invited CISA’s senior consultant, Mr. Colley Hwang also known as the CEO of DigiTimes, to deliver the speech of "Supply Chain Evolution". Huang introduced smart-city cooperation and talent exchanges, briefed the development and transformation of Taiwan's ICT industry, and also took the ETC as his example indicating that Taiwan's software and hardware power can be integrated into the Asia-Pacific region for much more profound cooperation.
In addition to appreciating WITSA members’ supports, Chiu shared her goal of leading Taiwan’s information services industry to the international organizations and activities and her great expectations of enlarging Taiwan’s export in the global markets.
Note: photo with WITSA Supervisory Board
Note: photo with CISA and WITSA Supervisory Board