GatorWorks, a Baton Rouge based web development firm, was recently selected to develop a web-based computer system for the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). The system was used to manage the scheduling of volunteers for the WCIT’s 15th annual conference, held in Austin last week.  The system assisted the WCIT logistics team in scheduling over 200 volunteers to work specific shifts throughout the week.

WCIT 2006 is considered by many as the world’s premiere Information Technology forum. The biennial World Congress drew over 2,000 business, government, and academic leaders from 80 countries.  The delegates participated in the World Congress to ensure the positive impact of IT proliferation on the global community.

Lucas Daniels, Director of Creative & Logistics Planning for WCIT and President of Global CEC, travels all over the world managing meetings and conferences for corporations. His specialty is the high-level meeting that involves CXX level executives gathering with their peers over a specific program. Daniels said, “The system performed flawlessly enabling us to manage multiple schedules for a large group of volunteers whose valuable work was crucial to having WCIT run smoothly. GatorWorks created this important tool in record time and they were straight forward and easy to work with.”

Brian Rodriguez, GatorWorks president, had the opportunity to attend the conference where he mingled with tech giants such as Unisys, AMD, and Microsoft. “It was a tremendous opportunity for our small business to provide a voice in the global IT realm. I had the opportunity to meet several experienced information technology professionals.” Rodriguez mentioned that he met with companies from Malaysia and Mexico to discuss web development standards pertinent to his business.

The WCIT 2006 speaker roster boasted a stellar lineup of global leaders, including Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft; John S. Chen, Chairman, CEO and president of Sybase, Inc.; Michael Dell, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc.; Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel; Gen. Colin Powell (ret.), former United States Secretary of State; and John W. Thompson, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation. The next WCIT conference will be held in Malaysia in 2008, and will focus on a framework that includes political / social, technology, and economic themes. Rodriguez says that he plans to attend the conference and has already been in touch with a few of the companies involved with the conference so that he can provide his services once again to aid the development of global information technology.