The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO)
The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) is a grouping of IT industry associations from economies in the Asia and Oceania region. ASOCIO was established in 1984 with the objective to promote, encourage and foster relationships and trade between its members, and to develop the computing industry in the region.
Presently, ASOCIO represents the interests of 29 economies, comprising 22 members from Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and seven guest members from USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Russia, France, and Kenya. Today, ASOCIO’s members account for more than 10,000 ICT companies and represent approximately US$350 billion of ICT revenue in the region.
Under the ASOCIO umbrella, member economies are provided an opportunity to collaborate amongst the member economies for growth.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is a trade association of Indian Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry. Established in 1988, NASSCOM is a non-profit organization.
NASSCOM is a global trade body with over 1200 members, of which over 250 are global companies from the US, UK, EU, Japan and China. NASSCOM’s member companies are in the business of software development, software services, software products, IT-enabled/BPO services and e-commerce. NASSCOM has been a proponent of global free trade in India.
NASSCOM was set up in 1988 to facilitate business and trade in software and services and to encourage advancement of research in software technology. It is a not-for-profit organization, registered under the Indian Societies Act, 1860.
Currently, NASSCOM is headquartered in New Delhi, India with regional offices in the cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)
Founded in 1978, the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a leading consortium of ICT industry association members from 82 countries/economies around the world. WITSA's members represent more than 90 percent of the world ICT market WITSA was incorporated in 1998 in the Commonwealth of Virginia within the United States of America.
As the leading recognized voice of the global ICT industry, WITSA aims to drive transformation and grow the industry given that ICT is the key driver of the global economy:
Advocating international public policies that advance the industry's growth and development;
Facilitating international trade and investment in ICT products and services through our global network of contacts;
Promoting industry cooperation and strengthening our national associations through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and critical information;
Working closely with internationally recognized organizations to promote and facilitate growth;
Publishing the Digital Planet – a research document focusing on global trends and ICT spending;
Awarding signature events - WITSA World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) and WITSA Global Policy and Trade Summit (GPATS) - to member countries from around the world;
Organizing Global ICT Excellence Awards to recognize outstanding ICT users.