On October 7 through 9, 2019, more than 3,000 of the world's top technology and business leaders will gather in Yerevan, Armenia for the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology. WCIT is the signature event of the World Information Technology & Services Alliance, the consortium of ICT associations of 83 countries, representing 90% of the industry. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious ICT events in the
world. For 40 years, WCIT has brought together CEOs and investors, policy makers and government officials, academics and technologists from more than 80 countries at this annual event to discuss the state of the industry, where it is headed, and what it means for the future of the world.
This year, WCIT will address The Power of Decentralization: Promise and Peril. In an ongoing series of discussions called The Yerevan Talks, WCIT 2019 will explore how information and communications technology is transforming our lives for better and for worse, and its impact on profits and prosperity, safety and security, democracy and humanity.
WCIT 2019 will also represent a special opportunity for Armenia to show the world its talent and potential in the fields of science and technology, to present its 5,000 plus-year old tradition of creativity, culture and achievement, and truly introduce itself to the world as the original, current and future innovation nation.