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2011 WCF

    On Nov. 1-4th, 2011, the 1st World CIO Forum was successfully held in Shenzhen, China, under the guidance of MIIT, CAST, National Informatization Expert Advisory Committee and Shenzhen Municipal Government, hosted by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and undertaken by CIE.
    In the four days of the forum, a total of more than 800 information technology directors, corporate decision makers, government officials, specialists, academics and IT professionals from more than 50 countries attended the forum. A total of 55 keynote speeches, 10 round table discussions on the hot topics, 4 special topic forums, 3 industry forums and the visit to two outstanding enterprises were held in the forum. The core issues of the forum cover the hot topics like business opportunities and innovation of cloud computing, sustainable development of enterprises and green IT, the role and influence of CIOs, informatization strategies and information security of enterprises.
    The forum was supported and guided by the member countries of IFIP, as well as MIIT, CAST, National Informatization Expert Advisory Committee and Shenzhen Municipal Government. On the morning of Nov. 1, Wu Sichuan, Director of CIE; Zhou Dixie, Chief Economist of MIIT; Tang Jive, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen; Leon Strous, Chairman of IFIP respectively gave a wonderful speech at the plenary session.
    During the forum, August Scheer, the world-renowned business process management expert; Li Yue, CEO of China Mobile Communication Corporation (CMCC); Zhang Jiping, Vice General Manager of China Telecommunications Corporation; Magnus Carlander, CIO of Volvo Global; John Roese, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Huawei North America R&D Department; Chen Xudong, Senior Vice President and China President of Lenovo Group; Zhang Liangjie, Senior Vice President of Kingdee International Software Group Corporation Limited; Xin Erlun, CEO of Teradata Greater China; Wu Yusheng, Chief Information Officer of State Grid; Maria Klawe, Member of Microsoft Board; Yao Jianquan, Member of CAST; Luo Shili, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd, and other executives and CIO in IT industry lectured on the hot topics of cloud computing, mobile Internet, enterprise reform and transformation, etc.
    On the afternoon of Nov 1 and 2, a total of 7 sub-forums were held, which were mobile innovation forum, green IT and green economy forum, cloud computing and information innovation forum, CIO leadership forum, financial innovation and development forum, manufacturing competitiveness 2.0 forum, e-government forum, and etc.
The attending leaders and guests speak highly of the forum and appreciated the forum as a great platform for communication among CIOs from around the world. The views and experiences shared by CTOs and CIOs from Asia, America, Europe and other countries will help the guests to make correct decisions in practice, to consolidate their business strategies and to clarify the direction of future informatization, which help to improve the overall level of informatization of China and agencies in the world.
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Global useful lessons from the WCF: http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/world-cio-forum-the-vice-chairs-8-takeaways/45820
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