By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A former Institute for Information Industry (III) vice president slammed the
organization leaders for lacking enthusiasm to lead Taiwan’s software industry into the realm of international competitiveness. The III is a semi-official nonprofit organization founded in 1979 in Taipei, responsible for promoting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research and business development.
Recently the III has had troubled times. Heavyweight critics have heaped criticism on the III. The most recent one was on December 29, when I-Mei Foods General Manager Luis Ko pointed the finger at the III in front of Taiwan’s presidential front-runner, Tsai Ing-wen, saying if the III is again tasked by the new government to make strategies and policies for Taiwan’s information and software industry, the industry will not have a future.
On December 31, III Executive Vice President Wang Ko-yang resigned from office, which was confirmed by the organization’s public relations department. [FULL STORY]