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Founded in 1916, ITI has evolved with our industry.

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world's leading innovation companies. We have earned the trust of the world's most recognized technology brands to solve their most complex policy challenges.

The association was founded in Chicago, Illinois, as the National Association of Office Appliance Manufacturers.
1916
The association set out to strengthen its role in public policy and changed its name to become the Office Equipment Manufacturers Institute.
1929
The Institute was reorganized to cope more effectively with the issues confronting a rapidly changing and expanding ICT industry, and it became known as the Business Equipment Manufacturers Association ...
The Institute was reorganized to cope more effectively with the issues confronting a rapidly changing and expanding ICT industry, and it became known as the Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (BEMA).
1961
The first organizational meeting of the Accredited Standards Committee X3, Information Technology, which was established as a forum of information technology developers under American National Standards ...
The first organizational meeting of the Accredited Standards Committee X3, Information Technology, which was established as a forum of information technology developers under American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures. BEMA (now ITI) took the Secretariat responsibility. The forum was later renamed InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) and continues to be housed with ITI.
1961
BEMA became the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (CBEMA). For the next two decades, the association's value to member companies was manifest in numerous regulatory and legislative ...
BEMA became the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association (CBEMA). For the next two decades, the association's value to member companies was manifest in numerous regulatory and legislative accomplishments, in successful efforts to build a network with counterparts in other nations, and in its ability to sustain a voluntary industry standards programs in the U.S. and abroad.
1973
CBEMA again reorganized and was renamed the Information Technology Industry Council or ITI. The new name better reflected the dynamic ICT industry as it is today -- consisting of manufacturers and suppliers ...
CBEMA again reorganized and was renamed the Information Technology Industry Council or ITI. The new name better reflected the dynamic ICT industry as it is today -- consisting of manufacturers and suppliers of hardware, ICT services and software.
1994
ITI issues its first High Tech Voting Guide, which evaluates House and Senate votes on key technology issues as identified by its members at the end of each Congress. It was the first technology industry ...
ITI issues its first High Tech Voting Guide, which evaluates House and Senate votes on key technology issues as identified by its members at the end of each Congress. It was the first technology industry scorecard of congressional votes and appears among the interest group ratings in National Journal's Almanac of American Politics.
1998
Several ITI member companies joined together to launch the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan research and educational institute – a think tank – whose mission is to ...
Several ITI member companies joined together to launch the Information Technology Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan research and educational institute – a think tank – whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues.
2006
The Environmental Leadership Council joins ITI and creates ITI's Environment & Sustainability Division. The ELC is the preeminent industry voice for domestic advocacy and compliance assistance in the areas ...
The Environmental Leadership Council joins ITI and creates ITI's Environment & Sustainability Division. The ELC is the preeminent industry voice for domestic advocacy and compliance assistance in the areas of electronics recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing and materials selection.
2007
The Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC) becomes part of ITI. Launched in 2008, DESSC members are committed to advancing policies that help drive sustainable economic growth through ...
The Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC) becomes part of ITI. Launched in 2008, DESSC members are committed to advancing policies that help drive sustainable economic growth through ICT-enabled energy efficiency and clean energy innovation.
2010
The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) becomes a division of ITI. ITAPS is an alliance of leading technology companies offering the latest innovations and solutions to public sector markets. ITAPS advocates ...
The IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) becomes a division of ITI. ITAPS is an alliance of leading technology companies offering the latest innovations and solutions to public sector markets. ITAPS advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with industry participants.
2013

Today, ITI represents companies on the cutting edge of technology, and our mission is the same as that of our founders in 1916 -- to promote the global competitiveness of our member companies through tech friendly public policy.