Global Forum 2008 : COLLABORATIVE CONVERGENCE, Athens – Greece

Global Forum – Shaping the future – Athens, Greece

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Morning Sessions

WELCOMING ADDRESSES 9:00 am – 9:15 am
Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum & Founder Partner Items International, France presentation GF 2008
Pierre Laffitte, President Sophia Antipolis Foundation, France

OPENING SESSION 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Chair/ Moderator : Sylviane Toporkoff, President Global Forum & Founder Partner Items International, France
Yannis Larios, Advisor of Vassilios Assimakopoulos, Special Secretary for Digital Planning, Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance, Greece
Christos Akratopoulos, Advisor of Dr. George Anastasopoulos, Secretary General of Communications Ministry of Transport& Communications, Greece Infrastructure Development : New Generation Access Networks
Konstantinos Giannatos, Managing Director of DAEM, City of Athens IT Company and representative of Nikitas Kaklamanis, Mayor Municipality of Athens, Greece City of @thens : A Contemporary Digital Metropolis
Francisco Ros, State Secretary for Telecommunications and Information Society Ministry of Industry, Spain Information Society in Spain
Lorena Boix Alonso , Deputy Head of Cabinet of Mrs. Neelie Kroes Commissioner for Competition,European Commission The role of regulation and competition in the Digital Economy
Thomas Rosch, Commissioner Federal Trade Commission – FTC-, USA
Eli Pagourtzi, President of the Greek Information Society Observatory Monitoring ICT progress
Mechthild Rohen, Head of Unit ICT for Government and Public Services, DG INFSO & Media, European Commission ICT for Governance & policy modelling

SESSION 1 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
THE BROADBAND OF THE FUTURE : Issues for Infrastructures and Ultra Services

Chair : Kathryn Brown, Senior Vice-President Public Policy Development & International Government Relations Verizon, USA presentation GF 2008
Moderator : Giorgio Prister, President Major Cites of Europe, Italy
Lionel Chmilewsky, Executive Vice President Proxim Wireless Corporation, USA Wireless Infrastructures for New Applications and Services
Joao Da Silva , Director for Network and Communication Technologies, DG INFSO & Media, European Commission Towards the Internet of Things
Jorgen Friis, Deputy Director-General ETSI- European Telecommunications Standards Institute, France Collaborative Convergence in Broadband of the Future
Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Chair EU IPv6 Task Force, Luxemburg The New Internet based on IPv6 : Power to the End-Users
Roberto Saracco, Director Future Center of Venice, Telecom Italia From convergence to ecosystems
Yang Zemin, President, China Academy of Telecom Research -CATR- Ministry of industry and Information Technology, China Broadband of the Future

SESSION 2 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Chair / Moderator : Elly Plooij-van Gorsel, Vice-chairperson of the Global Trust Center International Council and Senior Counsellor Blueprint Partners, The Netherlands & Thomas Andersson, President Jönköping University, Chairman GTC International Council, Sweden ICT, innovation and user empowerment
Gilles Maguet, Secretary General XBRL Europe, Belgium Interoperability and trust in the financial world : XBRL a tool for global Transparency
Victor Emmanuel de SA, Partner Geneva Solutions, Switzerland presentation GF 2008
Max Snijder, CEO Biometrics Expertise Group, the Netherlands Anonymous Biometrics under the GTC Policy
Constantine Steriadis , Principal Sales Consultant Oracle Hellas S.A, Greece Hermes : The Citizen-Centric Gateway to Greek Public Services
Maria Tsakali, Scientific Officer, DG INFSO D3 :« Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures », European Commission Internet of Services
Oliver Väärtnõu, Advisor on Strategy State Chancellery of the Republic of Estonia Interoperability, Identity Management and Trust : the Case of Estonia
Commentator : Jacques Bus , Head of Security Unit DG INFSO & Media, European Commission & Zahid Jamil , Barrister-at-law Jamil & Jamil, Pakistan

Afternoon Sessions


Moderator : Jean-Pierre Chamoux, Professor Paris V-René Descartes University, France
Nikitas Alexandridis, President National Telecommunications and Post Commission – EETT- , Greece Challenges for Expanding Broadband : the Greek Perspective
Robert Morin General Secretary Corporative Affairs and Operations, – CRTC – , Canada Towards a converged digital environment-rethinking opportunities
Seitaro Fujita, Advisor to International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan ICT Policy toward Ubiquitous Net Society
Deborah Tate,Commissioner Federal Communications Commission, – FCC – USA United States Broadband Policy : From Sea to Shining Sea

SESSION 3 3:00pm – 4:30 pm

Chair : Konstantinos.M Ploumpis, General Director for Regulatory Affairs of OTE S.A., Greece Regulation & Governance Initiatives Between Efficiency & Legitimization
Moderator : Andrew Lipman, Partner and Head of Telecom Group Bingham McCutchen, USA Foreign Investment in US Telecommunications Industry
Gao Xinmin, Director of policy planning committee, the Advisory Committee for State Informatization (ACSI), Vice president of Internet Society of China -ISC-, China A Key Factor for Sustainable Development of Internet in China : Effective Governance Based on Healthy Cyperculture
Jay Edwin Gillette, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University, USA Common Sense and Common Carriage : Draining the Net Neutrality Swamp
Brent Olson, Assistant Vice President Public Policy AT&T, USA The Evolving Communications Landscape
Jacquelynn Ruff , Vice President International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Verizon, USA presentation GF 2008
Anne-Marie Vesdrevanis, International Relations Officer DG INFSO & Media, European Commission->doc1573]
Mina Zoulovits, Partner Philotheidis, Rogas & Partners, Legal Consultant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs GR, Special Secretariat for Digital Planning, Greece, Internet Governance
Commentator : Miriam Sapiro, President Summit Strategies International, USA

SESSION 4 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Chair/ Moderator : Sergio Antocicco, Chairman INTUG & President Anuit, Italy
Phil Noble, Founder & Journalist, USA The Obama Campaign:An Online Revolution
Paolo Baldelli, President Postelink, Italy Living in a Digital World From the Company Perspective to the Users Involvement
Danilo Oreste Broggi, Chief Executive Officer Consip S.p.A., Italy Facilitating SMEs’ Access to the Public (e)Procurement Market : Consip’s Experience
Robert Harutyunyan, General Director, Armenian Development Agency, ADA Armenia Digital Life in Armenia]
Norman Jacknis , Director IBSG Public Sector, Cisco, USA Some Questions About The Impact Of Digital Life On Government & Community
Olivier Midière, Executive VP Strategy and Marketing Bestofmedia Group, France Enabling the new digital brand consumer relationship
Nancy Pascall, DG INFSO, Directorate C : Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society C1 : Lisbon Strategy and i2010, European Commission, presentation GF 2008
William Sloan Coats, Intellectual Property Partner White & Case, USA The Revolution of User Generated Content (UGC)
John Soldatos, Associate Professor at Athens Information Technology, Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and technical manager of the projects ASPIRE, Greece Pervasive ICT and Applications Alleviating the Cognitive Decline

SESSION 5 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Chair/Moderator : Steven Adler, Program Director IBM Data Governance Solutions, USA Toxic Content and Data Governance
Jacques Bus, Head of Security Unit DG INFSO & Media, European Commission The Crisis in Internet Security Global Forum
Michael Dziekan , Office of Strategy – Director of Research & Solutions Strategy, Cognos an IBM Company, USA The Data Governance Balanced Scorecard
Renaud Finaz de Villaine, CMO – Micropole Univers, France Data Governance, Intellectual Capital & Customer Value Creation
Thomas Hart, Regulatory Expert EU-China Information Society Project, China Information Governance and ’Informatisation’ in China : Solutions and Plans
Zahid Jamil , Barrister-at-law, Jamil & Jamil, Pakistan
Sokratis Katsikas, Professor Dept. of Technology Education & Digital Systems, University of Piraeus & member of the Board of the Hellenic Authority for Information and Communication Security and Privacy, Greece Towards a national strategy for information and communication security and privacy
Paris Kokorotsikos, Chairman & CEO Euroconsultants SA, Greece Challenges for SMEs in Information Governance, Security and Privacy
Thomas Myrup Kristensen, EU Internet Policy Director, Microsoft EMEA, Belgium Information Governance How to protect privacy online ?
Bent Poulsen, Chief Auditor VP Securities Services, Denmark VP’s Security Regulation
Jean-Marc Suchier Vice- President, Director European Programs, Sagem Securité, France Biometric cryptography : a solution to protect privacy ?

SESSION 6 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM

Chair : Thierry Zylberberg, Executive Vice President in charge of Strategic Partnerships & General Manager of Health Line of Business France Telecom, France
Moderator Patrice Cristofini, Director Partnership and Strategic Alliance, Orange Healthcare, France Orange E-health Video
Michèle Thonnet, Official Representative e-Health France, Responsible for European and International Partnerships & Relations, Ministry of Health, France The European eHealth initiative
Mario Po’, Administrative Director & Alessandro Bruno, Administrative Assistant Azienda ULSS n 8 Asolo, Italy A Case-Study of a Clinical Knowledge Management
Alisoun K. Moore, Director Health and Human Services Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA Healthcare Challenges, E-Health & New Service Models
Sultan A. Bahabri , Chairman HiTS Telecom Telecom Group, Saudi Arabia Major trends in Healthcare 21st Century’s challenges
Mikael Grannas , Chairman of the Board and CEO & Kaj Söderman, Project Manager Archipelago Networks LTD, Finland Ehealth and Well-being in the Finnish Archipelago
Kostis Kaggelides, Chief Operating Officer and VP Gnomon Informatics S.A, Greece Healthcare eProcurement Challenges for efficiency
Victor Emmanuel de SA, Partner Geneva Solutions, Switzerland e-Health 2.0 Security 2008
Octavian Purcarea, WW Health Industry Solutions Manager Microsoft EMEA, France Towards Sustainable Health Global Forum 2008

DAY 2 Wednesday 22 OCTOBER 2008


Chair/Moderator : Sylviane Toporkoff, Founder Partner, President Global Forum / Shaping the Future, France
Thaima Samman, Senior Director & Associate General Counsel, Corporate Affairs – Corporate Social responsibility, Microsoft EMEA, France presentation GF 2008
Todd S. Ramsey, Managing Director US Federal IBM Corporation, USA Government 2020 and the Perpetual Collaboration Mandate
Jim C Williams , Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer Motion Picture Association, USA presentation GF 2008
Thomas Andersson President Jönköping University, Chairman GTC International Council, Sweden ICT, Innovation and User Empowerment
Helen Domenici , Chief International Bureau Federal Communications Commission – FCC- , USA presentation GF 2008
Gabrielle Gauthey , Member of Board, ARCEP – Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, France Delivering High Capacity Broadband for France


Chair/Moderator : Hervé Rannou , President Items International, France presentation GF 2008
Stéphane Grumbach, INRIA, French director of the Sino-French IT Lab LIAMA, Beijing, China Internet in China
Per Hellström, Head of Unit, DG Competition, Unit C.3 – Information Industries, Internet and Consumer Electronics, European Commission Software & Innovation in Services
Thomas Nogues, Director of Technology EMEA, Motion Picture Association, Belgium presentation GF 2008
Luis Rodriguez Rosello, Head of Unit. Networked Media Systems”, Directorate General Information society & Media, European Commission Networks and Media : Trends and Prospects in EU Research
Anne-Lise Thieblemont, Director Government Affairs Qualcomm, USA Convergence Case Study : Mobile Digital Multimedia
Jean-François Tournu, President de la Chaîne de Télévision régionale TV8 Burgonde, France
Makoto Yokozawa, Senior Consultant Nomura Research Institute – NRI- & Professor of Joint Research Unit Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Japan presentation GF 2008
Xiaohua Zhao, Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, USA China Convergence
Commentator : Kathryn Brown, Senior Vice-President Public Policy Development & International Government Relations, Verizon, USA –&Thomas Rosch, Commissioner Federal Trade Commission – FTC-, USA presentation GF 2008

SESSION 8 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Converging Technologies & e-DemocraCy

Chair : Despina Anastasiadou, Director South-eastern Europe Telecommunication & Informatics Research Institute -INA-, Greece eGovernance Development in Southeastern Europe : Coordinating efforts and seezing opportunities
Moderator 1 : Daniel Van Lerberghe, President & Executive Director POLITECH – Political Technologies, Partner MOMENTUM, Belgium
MOMENTUM Support Action for e-Participation
Dimitris Sarantis, MOMENTUM Projects Partner Management and Decision Support Systems Laboratory, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece An overview of Electronic Participation Projects in the European Union The MOMENTUM Project
Christos Chrysos, Project Manager IDEAL-EU, Project Manager Open Technology Services S.A Greece Integrating the Drivers of e-Participation at Regional Level in Europe
Fenareti Lampathaki, WEB- DEP Project Partner, Management and Decision Support Systems Laboratory, e-Government Research Unit, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece Systems and services for eParticipation in News creation and distribution : The WEB DEP Project
Rolf Luehrs, PET-NET Project Coordinator, Head of Department for Interactive Communication TuTech Innovation GmbH, Germany PEP-NET
Eftimios Tambouris, DEMO-NET Dissemination Partner & European e-Participation Study Partner , Researcher CERTH/ITI, Greece eParticipation Research and Practice
Moderator 2 : Hugo Kerschot, Managing Partner indigov , Belgium eDemocracy and eParticipation in the Flemish region : Where is the “Demand Site” ?
Vassilis Goulandris, Strategic Planner of e-dialogos, City of Trikala, Greece Lessons from e-deliberation
Eric Legale, Managing Director Issy Media, City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France Mobile Services
Gabriela Felder, National Competence Center for Research -NCCR- Zurich University, Switzerland Profiling Websites – Bringing Elections Closer to Citizens ?
Marianna Posfai, Leader of the e-Hungary Project , Hungary EHungary Program 2.0.
Ian White, Business Development Director – Public Sector – EMEA, Oracle, UK e-Services as a Means to Transform Government : The UK Experience

SESSION 9 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
CHAIR : Shigehico Naoe, Professor Chuo University – faculty of policy studies, R&D division, Japan Mobility Migration to Future
Moderator Jay Edwin Gillette, Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University, USA –Evika Karamagioli, Deputy Director Gov 2U, Greece –Sascha Haselmayer, Director & Co-Founder Interlaceinvent Livinglabs-Europe, Spain Your Market for Mobility
Giorgio Prister, President Major Cities of Europe, Italy Municipal Wireless:New opportunities for Better City Management
Gérald Santucci, Head of Unit, D.4 : Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification – RFID-, European Commission Towards the Internet of Things
Philippe Scheimann, CEO of Ayala Alternative Organizational Consulting, Israel & Eyal Bloch, Cofounder and co-director Institute Education for Sustainability, the David Yellin Academic College of education, Israel Sustainable e-Inclusion in a Mobile World
Alan Shark, D.P.A., CAE Executive Director Public Technology Institute – PTI -, USA Mobility in a Digital World


Location : Zappeion Palace

Located in the center of Athens, the Zappeion Palace is surrounded by some of the most important buildings in Athens, such as the Parliament building, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ; the Maximos Palace – the Prime Minister Residence ; the Foreign Ministry, and other public buildings. Nearby are the National Gardens and, opposite, on the side of the Ardittos Hill, the Panathinaic Stadium ; Hadrian’s Arch and the ancient Temple of the Olympian Zeus.