Intel President and Chief Operating Officer Will Keynote at WCIT; World Congress On Information Technology Welcomes Paul Otellini

AUSTIN, Texas--()--May 4, 2005--The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2006) announced today that Paul Otellini, Intel Corp.'s President and Chief Operating Officer will join the forum's speaking roster as a keynote speaker. This month, Otellini will become Intel's chief executive officer.

Fortune 500 executives, leading researchers, heads of state and high-level ministers will converge at WCIT 2006 to exchange ideas, form new relationships and lay the groundwork for tomorrow's information technology industry. WCIT 2006 delegates are the most respected individual's in their fields, responsible for driving global trade and commerce, distributing research dollars and fueling innovation.

"We are honored and deeply gratified by the support shown by Paul Otellini and Intel for WCIT 2006," said Ben Bentzin, CEO, WCIT 2006. "As a non-profit organization, WCIT 2006 puts every penny received back into making the event possible. The value that Paul Otellini brings to the speaking roster will go a long way toward helping us host the best World Congress yet."

"Intel-based technologies have touched the lives of a billion people throughout the world. One of our top priorities is to offer solutions to enrich the lives of people and their communities, and to transform business and government," said Paul Otellini, president and chief operating officer, Intel Corp. "The WCIT Forum provides a good venue for us to exchange ideas about the social, technological and economic challenges and opportunities before us as the world becomes digital."

Intel is an active corporate citizen around the globe. Its corporate and social responsibility is reflected in its long-standing commitment to improving education around the world working with both educators as well as students in the Intel(R) Innovation in Education program; demonstrating environmental and business leadership through conservation of natural resources and environmentally beneficial technology manufacturing; focusing on maintaining a healthy workplace; and working with governments worldwide to enhance the lives of citizens through PC purchase programs and digital cities, which can help increase government efficiency, improve safety and security, and invigorate economic vitality.

About WCIT 2006, Inc.

The World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2006) draws approximately 2,000 global thought leaders and decision makers from 80 countries, including Fortune 100 CEO's, NGO Presidents, Foreign Ministers, Noble Laureates, University Chancellors and leading R& D Scientists. Leaders from business, government and academia will discuss IT policy, direct the future of technology and drive social and economic development. The focus of WCIT 2006 is on macro issues around IT innovation and making a positive impact on human lives.

World Congress forums have been held in international cities such as Taipei, Taiwan (2000), Adelaide, Australia (2002) and Athens, Greece (2004). The World Congress is held every two years on a different continent and is the signature forum of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a consortium of 65 information technology (IT) industry associations that represents over 90% of the world's IT market.

WCIT 2006, Inc, a non-profit 501 6(C) organization, is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Contacts

Weber Shandwick for WCIT 2006
Greg Wise, 512-794-4716
gwise@webershandwick.com

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Contacts

Weber Shandwick for WCIT 2006
Greg Wise, 512-794-4716
gwise@webershandwick.com