Dear IFIP colleagues, members, committees and working groups, staff, our partners and stakeholders around the World,

As 2022 draws to a close, IFIP, the Executive Committee and I, would like to extend our Season Greetings and our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones this Holiday Season.

We are grateful for your personal inputs to the IFIP Mission – the socially responsible development and application of ICT for the benefit of humanity. Your invaluable contributions:

  • in promoting research and education with more than 3500 scientists from academia and industry, in over 100 Working Groups, supporting the work of 13 Technical Committees, on subject matters including security and privacy, artificial intelligence, entertainment computing, quantum computing, internet of things (IoT), ICT and sustainable development, ethics, gender, youth, diversity and ICT, information systems, computer science and communication systems, human-computer interaction, technology and the environment, and many others; 
  • in the organisation, support and hosting of the many conferences and events around the world;
  • to our many IFIP publications;
  • in your work and activities to support the advancement of the worldwide ICT profession; 
  • in supporting and sponsoring the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF); and 
  • on our various activities with UN bodies including UNESCO, ITU, UNCTAD and the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). 

All of these continue to shape our world and the communities we live in, and move us forward.

Your support will continue to progress IFIP and expand our collaborations with our many partners, and to grow and advance the worldwide community of ICT professionals, scientists and academics.

As we look towards 2023 and beyond, we excited for what the future holds for IFIP and the many positive impacts we can make and contribute, including on the UN Sustainable Development Goals together with our UN partners, with the academic institutions, the tech industry and our worldwide community across five continents.

Have a wonderful, relaxing and safe holiday.

With warm wishes, 

Anthony Wong

IFIP President