[Reader-list] Regional Conference on Open Standards: The Key to an Open ICT Ecosystem, 2-4 May 2006 - Bangkok, Thailand

Sunil Abraham sunil at mahiti.org
Mon Apr 17 11:15:51 IST 2006

Forwarded announcement:

Dear all,

Over the past decade, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
has evolved rapidly in many aspects. However, to develop further and
move towards a broader consideration of open standards and open
architectures that facilitate interoperability and enhance system value.
An open environment is believed to enable increased competition, access,
and control, which will enhance national economic growth and development
in the long run.

We would like to invite you to register for the "Regional Conference on
Open Standards: The Key to an Open ICT Ecosystem", 2-4 May 2006 -
Bangkok, Thailand.

The purposes of the conference are:

      * To raise awareness and create understanding about the importance
        of open standards.
      * To exchange ideas and information on open ICT ecosystems among
        key players.
      * To explore possibility of collaboration on promotion and
        implementation of open standards.

Key areas that will be addressed in the Conference are:

      * Open standards for e-government and e-learning
      * Open standards for information exchange
      * Open standards for e-commerce
      * Internet: the best practice for open standards development
We expect participation from technology and policy leaders from the
public, private, and academic sectors, as well as other key relevant
stakeholders, and practitioners.

The conference is organized by Thailand's National Electronics and
Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), in partnership with the Software
Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) of Thailand, IBM, Oracle, Intel, Cisco
Systems, and  UNDP-APDIP.

NOTE: Please note that registered participants are expected to cover all
own their expense (flights, accommodation, etc.).

Conference URLs:


Phet Sayo

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