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Global Information Infrastructure Policy Organization


WHO WE ARE

The Global Information Infrastructure Commission is a confederation of chief executives and other officers of business firms engaged in the development, manufacture, deployment, operation, modernization, financing, and use of services and products based upon information and communications technologies.

These executives head enterprises headquartered throughout the world and, as GIIC commissioners, are convinced that ICT-based capabilities have given rise to a rapidly evolving new era, denoted most frequently as an “information society,” and widely regarded as one that transcends borders and is an increasingly powerful force in all societies. As such, they acknowledge and are dedicated, through the instrumentality of the GIIC, to fulfilling…

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PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES

The annual forum of the GIIC Commissioners is the cornerstone of the GIIC. The forum provides a setting where the CEO’s and Presidents that constitute the organization can meet personally to exchange views, understand the key issues and interact with global policy makers to reach consensus on appropriate high level directions for the future.
Since the GIIC is decentralized, individual GIIC Commissioners often host GIIC meetings in their own countries and regions, spurring increased understanding of the impact of the new global economy on local issues and the implications of the information revolution within their own countries and spheres of influence.
The GIIC works with international organizations and industry groups, creating mutual leverage and promoting cross-sector cooperation. The GIIC has collaborated with various national and international private sector groups in communicating the partnership role of the private sector in building the information economy. These include the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Caribbean/Latin American Action (C/LAA), OECD’s Business Industry Advisory Council (BIAC) and the U.S.-Japan Business Council.
Multilateral institutions provide a forum for coordinated government action and international cooperation on matter relating to global development. The GIIC has strong working relationships with the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the InterAmerican Development Bank (IDB), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to whom it provides private sector input on issues concerning the efficient and equitable development of the global information infrastructure.