What's New March 2017
17 May 2017, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2017)
Theme 2017: Big Data for Big Impact
The theme for WTISD-17, "Big Data for Big Impact," focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context. The insight brought on by advanced analysis can strongly complement the evidence-based nature of decision-making that can be leveraged at national, regional and international levels to drive success towards attaining all 17 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
The theme for WTISD-17 is in line with ITU's work highlighting the technological developments that have facilitated the emergence of Big Data, developing standards related to Big Data and identifying sources and uses of Big Data, including use of Big Data technologies for developing and monitoring improvements in information societies.
Activities undertaken by the ITU Membership will contribute towards building political momentum to embrace Big Data and leverage insights to identify new opportunities to creatively address sustainable development challenges.
The Telecommunications Unit, Division of Energy and Telecommunications in the Prime Minister’s Office, will be observing World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) on May 17, 2017.
As part of the observance, the Telecommunications Unit will be hosting an exhibition in Heroes Square in Bridgetown on Wednesday, May 17th 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
You may click on the link for more information. WTISD EXHIBITION 17 MAY 2017
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