Global Online Collaboration Event “World Tech Jam” to be held June 5-7

IBM and the World Congress on Information Technology  is co-hosting a Global Online Collaboration Event called the World Tech Jam online for 72 hours from June 5 to 7.  image

The Jam will present five forums to encourage discussions, suggestions and debate around policies impacting the IT industry’s growth and development – specifically opportunities and challenges effecting the digital society.  The output of the World Tech Jam will be used to help create a Digital Society Action Plan which will help guide decision makers and the agenda/discussions at the WCIT 2012 Conference, which is being held in October 2012

The five collaboration forums to be explored during the World Tech Jam will be:

  1. Collaborative Healthcare:  Hosts:  Sean Hogan, IBM Vice President, Global Healthcare Delivery Systems and Richard Alvarez, CEO, Canada Health Infoway
  2. Closing the Global Skills Gap:  Hosts:  Mike King, Global Education Industry Executive, IBM  and David Ticoll, Executive Director, CareerMash
  3. Smart Cities and Transportation:  Hosts:  Gerry Mooney, General Manager, Global Smarter Cities, IBM and Jeb Brugmann, Author and Consultant, Welcome to the Urban Revolution:  How Cities Are Changing the World
  4. Energy, the Environment & Sustainability:  Hosts:  Sharon Nunes, Vice President, Global Government & Smarter Cities Strategy and Solutions, IBM  and Dr. Peter Williams, Chief Technology Officer, "Big Green" Innovations, IBM
  5. Media, Arts & Culture in the Digital Age:  Hosts:  Saul Berman, Global Strategy Consulting Leader, IBM and Anthony Williams, Author, Wikinomics

Check out the jam schedule at this page http://www.wcit2012.org/en/program-a-schedule/world-tech-jam    To register for the World Tech Jam, go to  https://www.collaborationjam.com/jam4/techjam/registration/  Prior to and after the Jam, you can engage in related conversation via Social Media: