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World Information Technology and Services Alliance

General Information

The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a consortium of 78 information technology (IT) industry associations from economies around the world. WITSA members represent over 90 percent of the world IT market. As the global voice of the IT industry, WITSA is dedicated to: 

  • Advocating policies that advance the industry’s growth and development
  • Facilitating international trade and investment in IT products and services
  • Strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and critical information
  • Providing members with a vast network of contacts in nearly every geographic region of the world
  • Hosting the World Congress on IT, the premier industry sponsored global IT event
  • Hosting the Global Public Policy Conference and hosting the Global Information Security Summit




Founded in 1978 and originally known as the World Computing Services Industry Association, WITSA has increasingly assumed an active advocacy role in international public policy issues affecting the creation of a robust global information infrastructure, including:  

  • Increasing competition through open markets and regulatory reform
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Encouraging cross-industry and government cooperation to enhance information security
  • Bridging the education and skills gap
  • Reducing tariff and non-tariff trade barriers to IT goods and services, and safeguarding the viability and continued growth of the Internet and electronic commerce

WITSA has a real impact on the global IT environment. It strengthens the industry at large by promoting a level playing field and by voicing the concerns of the international IT community in multilateral organizations, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the G-8 and other international fora where policies affecting industry interests are developed.




The Honorable George Newstrom, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia, is Chairman of WITSA; LYCEUMnet.com President and CEO Robert B. Laurence is Chairman Emeritus. Harris N. Miller is President. Fujitsu Limited executive David A. Olive is the WITSA Public Policy Chairman. James M. Lewis, Esq. of Holland & Knight LLP is the WITSA General Counsel. For a listing of members and further information about our programs and activities, visit http://www.witsa.org


WITSA Contacts


Allen Miller, Executive Director

Tel. + 1 703-284-5329                                                                                                           

Anders Halvorsen, Sr. Program Manager

Tel. + 1 703-284-5333

Monica B. Welch, Marketing Director

Tel. +1 (703) 284-5315


Contact Information

World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
Tel. +1 703 284-5333 

Fax. +1 617 687-6590




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