:07:18: The first World CIO Forum (WCF), is being hosted in China November 1-4th 2011 in ShenZhen (innovation center of China), with participants from the Global Fortune 1000 CIOs, C-level executives and CEOs from the largest companies, including the top 600 China-based companies and participants. Can you comment on this?
[Ed. Note: The WCF is supported by IFIP and hosted by the CIE. The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), founded in 1960 under the auspices of the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization, has 56 country member bodies and regional affiliates representing over 90 countries. IFIP is the consultative body in IT for UNESCO, sector member for the ITU (International Telecommunications Union), scientific associate member for the ICSU (International Council for Science).
The Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE) is a nationwide non-profit body and a constituent part of the China Science and Technology Association and is affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People's Republic of China. The Chinese Institute of Electronics was established in Beijing in 1962 and now has over 100 thousand members, over 600 corporate members, 43 professional branches. The Chinese Institute of Electronics is a member of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), International Contaminate Control Communion and Study (ICCCS), International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), Asia-Pacific Nerve Net Federation, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), British Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), the Korean Institution of Electronic Engineering (KITE), etc. A few examples of successful international summits hosted by the CIE include: Sino-American CIO Summit in Oct 21 2007 with 300 top CIOs from China and the US including the CIO of PepsiCo, CIO of Chicago city, CIO of U.S. Dept. of Interior; First Cloud Computing Conference in May 22 2009 with 1000 participants; Second Cloud Computing Conference in May 21-22 2010 featuring experts from Accenture, Microsoft, VMVare, DELL, IBM....]

"....It is important for everyone who participates in senior IT leadership roles to understand the emerging markets. Having it within China is obviously a huge opportunity for people to learn – not only learning from the culture or the business but also from other CIOs....You need to understand what's happening there but also you need to understand the talent that's available there. Our businesses are global and seeing the incredible depth of talent that's available is another learning experience that people will see from the opportunity to participate in the forum...."