Download the Global Forum 2015 Proceedings

Download the Global Forum 2015 Speakers Program

Download the Global Forum 2015 Topic Program

Download the Global Forum 2015 Speaker Profiles

Download the Global Forum 2015 General Presentation

Download the Global Forum 2015 in Oulu Presentation

See the Global Forum Blog

Global Forum 2015 FilmMe Video Sharing

To go further on IoT : Elisa Iot Guide

To go further on: Visit to Printocent

To go further on: 5G Test Network

To go further on: The future of cross-border e-commerce: The Emerging Internet of Things

See the GF 2015 Pictures 


Global Forum 2015 Press

In English:

Jay Edwin Gillette, Ph.D., Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies, University of Oulu, Finland 2014-2015; Professor of Information and Communication Sciences, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University, USA Network World Dispatch

The link has been reprinted over 2500 times on tech journal sites. The article has been one of the Top Stories on Network World’s home page. Starting in Australia, the piece had been reprinted around the world. Network World syndicates its articles through the IDG group, the largest technical publisher globally.,-affordability-of-internet-emphasised


In Finnish:



The Global Forum 2015 program is entitled: DIGITALIZATION, From Disruptions to Sustainability 

We depend upon Digitalization which forms a new view of the Digital Age and Digital World. The twenty first century Society are more complex and connected.. Huge improvements in connectivity and access to knowledge and the considerable benefits associated with the digitalization of human activities are compounded with major challenges to privacy, digital literacy and employment. With the great promises of Cyber come the great challenges of disruption and transformation. As governments, businesses and citizens, how can we grasp the implications of those transformations? The formation of new strategies, policies, laws and even new social codes requires a new, inter-disciplinary approach. The Global Forum 2015 will provide strategic direction and tactical guidance for those involved in dealing with the challenges of the Digital Age.



GF 2015 Presentations & Full program


Welcome Addresses [8:40 am – 9:15 am]

Sébastien Lévy, Vice President Global Forum/Shaping the Future & Partner Items International; Administrator NUMA, France

Sylviane Toporkoff, President, Global Forum/Shaping the Future; Founder & Partner Items International; Professor at the Institute of European Studies, University of Paris, France


Opening Remarks

Markku Markkula, President, Committee of the Regions, European Union


Welcome Addresses

Juha Sipilä, Prime Minister of Finland

Matti Pennanen, Mayor of Oulu, Finland



Opening Session [9:15 am – 11:00 am] – Digital Strategy Visions


Anna Gomez, Partner & Attorney At Law, Wiley Rein LLP, USA



Jørgen Abild Andersen, Director General Telecom (rtd.), Chairman of OECD’s Committee on Digital Economy, Denmark

Mikko Kosonen, President, SITRA – Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland Digitalization as an Enabler for Sustainable Growth

Adriane LaPointe, Senior Policy Advisor in the State Department Office of Communications and Information Policy, US Department of State, USA Connecting the Next 1.5 Billion People: The Global Connect Initiative

Luis Jorge Romero, Director General ETSI – European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Audrey Scozzaro Ferrazzini, Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm Europe, Belgium

Yoshio Tanaka, Professor, Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Japan  Toward Outcome Economy

Anja Wyden Guelpa, State Chancellor, State of Geneva, Switzerland  Secrecy, Transparency, Openness, Closedness, Security… : the Tower of Babel of Our Digital Age



SESSION 1     [11:15 am – 1:00 pm] – The Digital Transformation: IoT & Data


Kari Terho, Vice President, Internet of Things, Corporate Customers, Elisa Corporation, Finland Presentation



Jean-Pierre Chamoux, Professor Emeritus, University Paris Descartes, France



Antti Aumo, Executive Vice President, Finpro; Head, Invest In Finland, Finland IoT in action: Smart Traffic Opportunities in Finland

Mariane Cimino, Consultant, France Génétique Elevage, France Expectations and Connectivity Needs of Dairy Cattle Breeding

Shoumen Datta, Research Affiliate MIT; SVP IIC – Industrial Internet Consortium, USA Large Scale Test Beds

Alberto Di Felice, Government Affairs Senior Analyst, Qualcomm Europe, Belgium

Denis Gardin, Senior Vice-President, Head of New Technology Ventures, Airbus Group Corporate, France Presentation

Harri Kopola, Vice-President Research, Knowledge Intensive Products and Services, VTT, Finland Towards Digital Paradise

Samuel Laurinkari, Senior Manager, EU Government Relations, eBay Inc. Public Policy Lab EMEA, Belgium

Gerald Santucci, Head of Unit Knowledge Sharing, European Commission Presentation

Keiichiro Seki, Head of Research, Center for Strategic Management & Innovation, Nomura Research Institute, Japan Basic Understanding on Industrie 4.0/ I o T



Keynote Session    [2:00 pm- 3:00 pm]


Jay Gillette, Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies, University of Oulu, FINLAND; Senior Research Fellow and Institute Secretary, Digital Policy Institute, USA “Information Renaissance Leadership for the Knowledge-Value Era”


Keynote Speakers

Donald R. Davidson, Jr. Chief, Cybersecurity Lifecycle Risk Management and CS/Acquisition Integration Division, Office of the Deputy DoD Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity, USA Globalization is Good, but“Your technology solution might be my security challenge.”

Pavoo Lipponen, Finland Former Prime Minister International logistics networks, markets, population

Markku Markkula, President, Committee of the Regions, European Union Setting the Scene: The Regional Innovation Ecosystem



SESSION 2    [3:00 pm – 4:30 pm] – Cyber & Security, New Challenges in a Global Context


Bénédicte Suzan, Senior Prospective Analyst, Airbus Group Corporate, France



Mike Ahmadi, Global Director of Business Development, Synopsys, Inc, USA  A Call For A Cybersecurity Social Contract

Lasantha De Alwis, Director/Head of Operations Department & Corporate Secretary, CTO – Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Presentation

Louis Granboulan, CTO Senior Expert, Airbus Group Innovation, France Data Privacy: a new approach may be needed

Juha Röning, Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland Digile Cybertrust

Sakeel Tufail, CEO, SecureNinja, USA Presentation

Petri Vilander, Cyber Security Manager, Corporate Customers, Elisa Corporation, Finland Cyber vs. Information Security

Colin Williams, Director, SBL; Honorary Fellow University of Warwick; Visiting Professor De Montfort University, United-Kingdom Presentation

Philippe Wolf, Cybersecurity Project Manager, IRT SystemX – Institut de Recherche Technologique, France Some Considerations about Privacy



SESSION 3    [3:00 pm – 4:30 pm] – New Innovation Strategies in a Challenging Global Environment


Bror Salmelin, Adviser for Innovation Systems, European Commission Challenges for Innovation; How to Respond in Systemic Way?



Jeremy Millard, Director 3MG; Senior Policy Advisor, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark Achieving Greater Societal Impact through Open, Social and Inclusive Innovation



Stephane Grumbach, Research Director, INRIA, France

Evgeny Obraztsov, Head of Research and Development Laboratory, Atomproekt, Russia Innovative Technologies in Nuclear Modelling and Designing

Audrey Scozzaro Ferrazzini, Senior Manager, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm Europe, Belgium

Michael Stankosky, Research Professor, George Washington University, USA Competitive Collaboration

François Stephan, Program Director “Systems of Systems”, IRT SystemX – Institut de Recherche Technologique, France New Innovation Strategies for Smart Territories



SESSION 4   [4:30 pm – 6:00 pm] – Connected and Personalized Health in the Internet Age




Giampaolo Armellin, Head of Research Unit CRG – Centro Ricerche GPI s.r.l., Italy



Carmelo Battaglia, Commercial Director Public administration and Institutional Relations, InfoCert, Italy

Giuseppe Grassi, Director Cardiology Department, Venice Hospital ULSS 12, Italy

Maritta Perälä-Heape, Director, CHT – Centre for Health and Technology,  University of Oulu, Finland

Andrea Sandi, Founder, SINTAC, Italy

Michele Thonnet, International eHealth Affairs Executive, Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and women rights, France

Madis Tiik, Senior Advisor, SITRA – Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland

Kim Westerlund, Chief Development Officer, Nixu, Finland




SESSION 5   [4:30 pm – 6:00 pm] – Digital Life/World: Empowering Society



Steffen Nerdal, Chief Strategic Officer, Ascella AS, Norway SmartDok: Smart Digitalization of B&C



Julia Glidden, Managing Director 21c Consultancy, United-Kingdom



Nitya Karmakar, Professor MQC – Macquarie University, Australia Creating an Environment of Innovation: challenges and opportunities in Australian context

Tim Kelly, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, World Bank Group Presentation

Ali Kone, Chief Operating Officer/Co-Founder, Coders4Africa Inc, USA Presentation

Eikazu Niwano, Producer and Director of Produce Group, R&D Planning Department, NTT Corporation, Japan  New e-ID card in Japan ~ cyberspace passport ~

Alfredo Ronchi, Secretary General EC MEDICI Framework, Italy Citizens in the Digital Age: ICTs safety & security

Paul Wormeli, Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS – Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute; Innovation Strategist Wormeli Consulting LLP, USA Information Safeguarding in the Sharing Environment



Tuesday 29th September 2015

Keynote Opening [9:00 am – 10:00 am]


Timo Katajisto, Executive Vice President, Elisa Corporate Customers; Member of the Executive Board of Elisa, Finland Digitalisation is Shaping our Future



Wladimir Bocquet, Head of Policy Planning GSMA Association

Mika Lautanala, Executive Director, Smart Living, Tekes – Finnish Funding Agency for innovation, Finland Digitalization Driving Revolution in Mobility

Suvi Linden, Chairperson for the Board of NxtVn Finland and Vice Chair for NxtVn Group, Finland Presentation



SESSION 6    [10:00 am – 11:30 am] – Towards Greater Intelligent Infrastructures


Antti Larsio, Senior Advisor, SITRA- Finnish Innovation Fund, Finland



Alan Shark, Executive Director & CEO, PTI – Public Technology Institute; Associate Professor of Practice, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs & Administration, USA Presentation



Timo Ali-Vehmas, Head of Ecosystems Research, Nokia Technologies, Finland Programmable World

Wladimir Bocquet, Head of Policy Planning GSMA Association 4G Evolution and 5G Spectrum Policy

Basuki Yusuf Iskandar, Head of Agency for ICT R&D and Human Resources Development, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Republic of Indonesia National Strategy Development for 5G

Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum; Chair, 5G World Alliance, Luxemburg IP v6 –Based 5G: The Two-Way Internet

Matti Latva-Aho, Chair Professor Department of Digital Transmission Techniques, University of Oulu, Finland 5G – Enabler for Future Economical Growth

Juha Palve, VP Customer Solutions, Knowledge Intensive Products and Services, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland 5G and Intelligent Infrastructure

Claudia Selli, Director European Government Affairs, AT&T, Belgium



SESSION 7      [11:30 am – 1:00 pm] – Smarter Regulation in the Internet Age: “A New Policy Toolbox“


Desiree Miloshevic, Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Adviser, Afilias, Ireland



Gerard Pogorel, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Management, Telecom ParisTech, France



Margot Dor, Strategy Development ETSI- European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Nigel Hickson, VP, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Europe, ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Klaus Nieminen, Communications Network Specialist, FICORA – Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, Finland

Claudia Selli, EU Affairs Director, AT&T, Belgium

Sarah – Xiaohua Zhao, Partner Perkins Coie LLP, China



SESSION 8    [11:30 am – 1:00 pm]  – Smart Cities & Communities



Alexey Ershov, Vice President, Smarter Cities Europe, IBM, Spain



Hugo Kerschot, Managing Director IS-Practice, Belgium



Eric Legale, Managing Director, Issy-Media, City of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Nezar Maroof, Director of Strategy, Business Process Reengineering & Enterprise Partnership, Bahrain eGovernment Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain

Eikazu Niwano, Producer and Director of Produce Group, R&D Planning Department, NTT Corporation, Japan Presentation

Vaino Olev, IT Director, City of Tallinn, Estonia

Mika Rantakokko, Chief Operating Officer, Six City Strategy; Vice Director, Center for Internet Excellence, University of Oulu, Finland

Hervé Rannou, CEO Items International, CEO CITYZEN DATA, France

Godfried Smit, International Policy Director, ESC – European Shippers’ Council, Belgium




SESSION 9   [2:00 pm – 3:30 pm] – ICT: The Artic Region Perspective in a Global Context of Collaboration and Creativity


Jay Gillette, Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies, University of Oulu, FINLAND; Senior Research Fellow and Institute Secretary, Digital Policy Institute, USA



Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland; Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries

Heikki Autto, Chairman, Rovaniemi City Council, Finland Presentation

Martti Hahl, President, Barents Center Finland, Finland The economic outlook in the European High North and Arctic, challenges and opportunities to ICT

Johanna Ikävalko, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland Arctic Marine Testing, Training and Research Center (ArcMaTe)

Kari Laine, Director, Thule Institute; Vice President of Research, University of the Arctic, Finland Megatrends in the Arctic

Stig Nerdal, CEO, Transportutvikling, Norway Arctic Logistical Cooperation

Henrik Vuorinen, CEO, Port Luleå, Sweden Good Infrastructure – a key to Sustainable Growth



SESSION 10     [2:00 pm – 3:30 pm] – Digital Communities


Doyna Zharavina, Project Manager for eHealth, Millennia2025Foundation, France  The Women Observatory for eHealth



Indrajit Banerjee, Chief of Information and Communication Technology in the Education, Science and Culture Section of the Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

Effat El Shooky, Technical Director, WBDC – Women Business Development Center, Egypt Innovation for Community Development: The Egyptian Experience

Anne Petitgirard, Co-Founder Zero Mothers Die, France Women’s health Access to health services