World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021: Theme, Purpose
The day of 17th May is observed as The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) every year across the world.
- The main purpose of this day is to mark the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
- It also creates global awareness of the changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies in societies and economies and ways to bridge the digital divide.
- The theme of 2021 is “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”.
- in the year 1865, this day was founded on 17 May on the occasion of when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 Quotes
“An efficient telecommunications network is the foundation on which information society is built” – Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
“Leadership in telecommunications is also essential since we are now in the age of e-commerce”—Michael Oxley
“Yeah, look, I think what we have with the social media and the digital media, and all the telecommunications we have today is a big megaphone, amplification”—Mike DeWine
“As people talk, text and browse, telecommunication networks are capturing urban flows in real-time and crystallizing them as Googles traffic congestion maps”—Carlo Ratti
“In a hunting society, children play with bows and arrows. In an information society, children play with information”—Henry Jenkins
“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data”—John Naisbitt
“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology”—Carl Sagan