Alan Levin directs IT strategy and infrastructure for
Sunesi - a new digital diagnostics organisation. Alan is Cape Town-based and
has been building the Internet industry on the African continent for over
Dr. Nii Quaynor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Network Computer Systems (NCS), Ghana. Dr Nii holds a Ph.D. in Computer
Science from the State University of New York at Stonybrook. He is president
of the Internet Society chapter for Ghana, and has been deeply involved in
the formation of AFNOG, the African network operators group, and in the organization
of AfriNIC, the emerging regional Internet registry for Africa.
Prof. Johannes Kuo-huie Chiang is Associate Professor
of Department of Management Information Systems, with joint assignment at
the Research and Learning Center of SMEs Northern Taiwan, and at the College
of Commerce of National Chengchi University, located in Taipei, Taiwan. He
holds a degree of Doctor in Engineering Science (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical
University of Aachen, Germany. He is member of Pacific Neighborhood Networking
Consortium (PNC), a member of International Council for Small Business (ICSB),
consultant to the Computing Center of Academica Sinica, as well as on network
planning and electronic business projects of ROC government departments.
Dr. Lulin Gao is Senior Consultant, East Venture Inc.,
Beijing. He has recently served as Senior Adviser to the World Intellectual
Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, which was instrumental in forming
the WIPO Worldwide Academy, and led efforts in global training and education
with a view to establishing a system of Intellectual Property protection in
developing countries. He served multiple terms as Chair of WIPO General Assembly
and the Paris Union Assembly dedicated to forming global policies on Intellectual
Property. He has an extensive background in Intellectual Property and high
technology policy, as the founding Commissioner of the State Intellectual
Property Office (SIPO); Commissioner of Chinese Patent Office (CPO); and Director-General
of the State Economic Commission (SEC) of the People's Republic of China.
Dr. Gao received a doctorate degree in Engineering in Moscow, and has worked
in the field of science and technology administration for more than 20 years.
Masanobu Katoh is a Japanese business executive currently
assigned as General Manager of Fujitsu Limited in the Washington, D.C. office.
A recognized expert in the field of law and public policy issues affecting
the Internet and information technology industry, he serves as the Asia-Pacific
representative of the business constituency on the Names Council of ICANN's
Domain Name Supporting Organization (DNSO), as well as Chairman of the Internet
Law and Policy Forum (ILPF), and Chairman of the Electronic Commerce Committee
of the Forum for the Global Information Infrastructure (GIIC).
Dr. Sureswaran Ramadass is Program Chairman for Systems,
Head of Labs, and Head of the Network Research Group at Universiti Sains Malaysia.
He is also Head of APAN Malaysia (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks), Chairman
of the Multimedia Working Group for APAN, Head of the AI3 Malaysia (Asian
Internet Interconnections Initiative), Head of the TEMAN Project for USM (Testbed
Environment For Malaysian Multimedia Applications And Networking), and Head
of the Network Research Group (NRG).
Maria Livanos Cattaui
Maria Livanos Cattaui is the Secretary-General of the
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris. She is a member of
numerous boards and advisory boards. A Swiss citizen of Greek origin, she
is a graduate of Harvard University.
Alf Hansen is Director of UNINETT FAS A/S in Trondheim,
Norway. UNINETT FAS is member of CENTR (Council of European National Top-Level
Domain Registries), and is the host for NORID, the Norwegian Registration
Service for Internet Domain Names. He has previously been Research Scientist,
Group Leader, Section Leader, Operational manager, and elected Board member
of UNINETT A/S. He holds a degree of "Sivilingeniør" (Graduate Electrical
Engineer) from The Norwegian Institute of Technology, NTH, Trondheim..
Olivier Muron joined France Telecom's Research & Technology
division in 1998, where he is head of a department in charge of IP technology
and electronic commerce; prior to that, he was involved in Internet-related
projects at INRIA and the French Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications.
Olivier holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Paris and a Ph.
D. degree in Statistics from the University of California - Berkeley.
Dr. Oliver B. Popov is a professor of Computer Science
at the Institute of Informatics, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
University of St Cyril and Methodius, and the President of the Executive Board
of the Macedonian Academic and Research Network (MARNet). Dr. Popov is credited
with being, along with a group of enthusiasts, the key person to bring the
Internet to Macedonia and to the Macedonian academic and research community.
He is currently the Vice-chairman of CEENet (Central and Eastern European
Networking Association), as well as a member of the NATO Advisory Panel on
Winfried Schüller is Director of International IP-Services
at Deutsche Telekom, where he is also reponsible for Next Generation Internet
activities. Winfried holds a Master's Degree (Diplom -Ingenieur) in Electrical
Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, and a Master's
of Business Administration (MBA) from Northwestern University Chicago (Kellogg
Graduate School of Management) and University for Corporate Management (WHU),
Ivan Moura Campos
Ivan Moura Campos is Chairman of the Internet Steering
Committee of Brazil, and Chief Executive Officer of Akwan Information Technologies,
Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California,
Raul Echeberria is Computer and Telecommunication Advisor
at Uruguay's National Institute of Agricultural Research and E-commerce consultant
to Portal@gro.com, which is implementing the first electronic cattle market
in Latin America. In addition, Raul is Chairman of Interim Board of LACNIC,
the emerging regional internet registry for Latin America/Caribbean, Interim
Chairman of ENRED, the Latin American Network Forum, and a participant in
the Internet Society and the IETF. He holds a degree in Computer Science from
the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, and a Master's Degree in Information
Technologies from the Universitario Autonomo del Sur, Uruguay.
Patricio Poblete is Administrative Contact for NIC Chile,
the domain name registry for the .CL domain, and is also Director of the School
of Engineering of the University of Chile. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science
from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and has been involved in the development
of computer networks in Chile for the last fifteen years.
Lyman Chapin is Chief Scientist of BBN Technologies and
a Director of CommerceNet. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and past chairman of the Association for Computing
Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Data Communication. He served as chairman
of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1991 to 1993, and was a founding
trustee of the Internet Society.
Dr. Donald Langenberg is Chancellor of the University
System of Maryland. Previously, he served as chancellor of the University
of Illinois at Chicago, acting director and deputy director of the National
Science Foundation, and professor of physics at the University of Pennsylvania.
At Penn, he directed the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter.
Dr. Langenberg serves on many boards, and has been president and chairman
of the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Prof. Lawrence Lessig is Professor of Law at Stanford
Harris N. Miller is President of the Information Technology
Association of America (ITAA; www.itaa.org), the largest and oldest association
representing the Internet, software, services, systems integration, and telecommunications
industries in the United States. He also serves as President of the World
Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA; www.witsa.org), which
consists of 41 Information Technology associations from around the globe.
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