The Fifth Summit on Information and Communication Technologies – ICT SUMMIT 2007, will be held on 27-28 September 2007 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. From year to year the ICT Summit draws the increasing attention of ICT experts and has become one of the main events in the sphere of ICT in Uzbekistan, and causes interest of the international experts of other near and far countries.
This year, the ICT SUMMIT celebrates its fifth anniversary and it will be main event, which will conclude ICT week "InfoCom 2007". ICT SUMMIT creates a unique platform for representatives of government, educational, non-governmental organizations, academic and business communities to summarize the work of ICT week, define new trends, achievements and benefits of implementation of ICTs in various areas and jointly discuss and identify measures to address issues emerging from the wide-scale application and rapid development of ICTs.
Over 300 delegates from countries such as Azerbaijan, Canada, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Ukraine and others will participate in the work of the Summit.
Representatives of state agencies, local and foreign IT companies, IT - experts from different areas, and also representatives of the international organizations are invited to participate in the work of the Summit.
The work of the ICT Summit 2007 will be organized in the form of plenary sessions and thematic sections. The general topics cover tendencies and main changes in regulatory policy, achievements and issues in realizations of national ICT development programs, infrastructure development and other relative issues.
The ICT SUMMIT 2007 is organized by Coordination Council for development of computerization and information and communication technologies, The Committee on Press and IT issues of Oliy Majlis Legislative Chamber, the Communication and Information Agency of Uzbekistan (UzACI), UNDP office in Uzbekistan through "ICT Policy" Project and Association of IT Companies and Organizations of Uzbekistan.
In view of processes of globalization, ICT entered almost all fields of economy. Uzbekistan pays special attention to develop ICT in all spheres. Under the initiative of the Government, the Program for development of computerization and ICTs in 2002-2010 is being implemented. The national legislation in ICT sphere is being updated to meet the requirements of international law, is regulating fields of author’s and allied rights, electronic signature, e-commerce, e-payments, electronic document circulation. The important question in construction of the open information society on principles of respect of the national priorities of economic, social and cultural development is ensuring the information security.
It is important to note that ICT Summit is allow experts, government agencies, international organizations and private sector to substantially analyze the condition of the ICT market, to get acquainted with new achievements in this field, to find new reliable partners, to attract additional investments for further development of ICTs in Uzbekistan.