The purpose of the Pacific ICT Days 2017 is to celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD-17). The ICT Days will help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to Pacific societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
The theme for WTISD-17, "Big Data for Big Impact," focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context. The insight brought on by advanced analysis can strongly complement the evidence-based nature of decision-making that can be leveraged at national, regional and international levels to drive success towards attaining all 17 of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
The theme for WTISD-17 is in line with ITU's work highlighting the technological developments that have facilitated the emergence of Big Data, developing standards related to Big Data and identifying sources and uses of Big Data, including use of Big Data technologies for developing and monitoring improvements in information societies.Source: http://www.itu.int/en/wtisd/2017/Pages/default.aspx