Margherita Bacigalupo currently works as a Scientific Officer at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre. In this position she has been contributing to research input to policy making in different areas relating to ICTs. In the field of electronic identity she has been part of the team looking at citizens attitudes and behaviours regarding personal identity data disclosure. In the area of mobile content evolution she has been working on future trends in the mobile search market. She has also contributed to the research in the field of Education and Training by supporting the Learning 2.0 projectand has actively supported the design of the Information Society Unit Collaborative Science Portal, currently under development. Margherita has a PhD in Telematics and Information Society from the University of Florence she obtained with a thesis on “Robotics for dementia care”.
Guido Bertucci is the Executive Director of “Governance Solutions International”, Until 2008 he was in charge of the United Nations Programme on Public Administration, Finance and Development,.He is a member of the “Council on the Future of Gove.He has been responsible for advocacy activities in governance and public administration at the global level and for promoting high-level intergovernmental discussions and consensus on public policy and governance for sustainable development. He has spearheaded and directed research and publications on emerging issues in public policy, governance and public administration. He has written, spoken and organized meetings worldwide on topics such as democratic governance, civil service reform, leadership,innovation in government and public administration, e-government, decentralization,economic and social governance, ethics and integrity. He has been responsible for the creation and management of networks in governance and public administration, in particular, the United Nations Public Administration Network(UNPAN) with more than 30 international and regional partners.. He has negotiated agreements and raised considerable financial resources with donor governments. . Mr. Bertucci holds a Laurea in Political Science and a Post-graduate Diploma in Administrative Sciences from the Catholic University in Milan. He has also received a number of honorary doctoral degrees.
David is an engineer with 15 years working as a designer the micro-chip industry. This career was followed by 20+ years in the European Commission, starting in the days of the ESPRIT programme. After 10 years working as project officer for a wide range of R&D projects, he then moved to DG INFSO's strategy unit where he was responsible for setting up the IST Advisory Group (ISTAG) and the seminal report "Scenarios for Ambient Intelligence 2010". In 2003 he took over the eTEN programme which supported the validation and deployment of electronic services riding on the back of the burst internet bubble. After successful concluding the eTEN programme, he took over eGovernment activities and was respon. In 2008 he moved to the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville where he now heads the Information Society Policy Research Unit which undertakes Techno-Economic and Socio-Economic research supporting key Information Society and Digital Agenda policies. The scope of the research ranges from ICT industry performance, digital economy through to electronic identity, personal health systems, social computing, inclusion and the use of IT for enhancing learning and skill development.
Daniele Catteddu works at ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency), where he is responsible for supporting EU Member States in implementing ENISA’s obligations in the new European Telco Package. He has also works within ENISA as a risk management expert, on various activities in the context of the ENISA’s Emerging and Future Risks program, in particular in the area of cloud computing. Before joining ENISA, Daniele worked as an Information Security consultant in the banking and financial sector.
He is a speaker at information security conferences and editor of the recently published report: Cloud Computing: Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security.
Daniele graduated from the university of Parma (Italy) in Business Administration and Economics, and holds CISM and CISA certifications.
Vice President, Global Public Sector
Graham has worked internationally all his career, firstly across four continents with the oil and gas giant Shell, before joining Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, outsourcing and technology services.
Today, Graham leads Capgemini’s global activities in Cities & Regions, and eGovernment, where he draws upon his extensive experience in public sector policy, strategy, transformation and technology programmes to lead and support Pan-European and international projects.
His work devising Capgemini’s international public sector strategy requires a high degree of familiarity with public policy and practices in all countries. Graham enjoys nothing more than developing original thought leadership positions on issues of public sector futures, city governance, urban transport and customer-centric service transformation.
The copyright reform movement is often caricatured with the phrase, "Information wants to be free." But the moral principle behind free access isn't about avoiding payment: it's about access to culture, about good science, and about a fair deal for taxpayers and citizens.”
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of the or Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
Willem Debeuckelaere is a law graduate of the University of Ghent, Belgium. He worked as a lawyer from 1977 till 1995 and was head of the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of the Interior from 1995 till 1998. He was then appointed judge at the Court of First Instance, and in 2002 he became counsellor at the Ghent Court of Appeal. From 2004 till March 2007, he was Vice-President of the Belgian data protection authority (DPA), the Commission for the Protection of the Privacy. In April 2007 he was designated President of the DPA, a position he still holds.
Frank De Saer, 51 years, living in Belgium. He graduated in 1981 at the University of Ghent as Master in Applied Economics, later on he graduated as Master in Computer & Information Mangement at the EHSAL in Brussels and hold an MBA from the Vlerick School of Management.
He started his carreer as ICT analist at the Belgian Federation of the automotive Industry. He worked for more than 20 years in in a large Belgian bank in different functions as, ICT program manager, Head of Internal & IT audit, Operational manager for the Payment Systems , Business reengineering manager and ICT Development manager.
In 2003 he changes his career towards the public sector and became the CIO of the Belgian Federal Ministry of Economics. He still hold this position and is also responsable for the Belgian Business Register (know as the "Crossroad Bank of Enterprises), including the operational, legal & ICT activities.
He is board member of a social institution for employment of disabled people and in the advisory board of CIOnet Belgium.
Lionel Ferette graduated in 96 with a Master Degree in Computer Science. He worked for a while at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he performed his first security consultancy missions. Then he spent a few years accumulating very diverse experiences: managing heterogeneous networks, writing compilers or embedded software for trains, before coming back to security consultancy, as Security Architect for a major banking software company.
In 2004, he was hired by BELNET, the Belgian Research and Education Network, to set up the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for BELNET and its community. He lead the team, first as member and Team Leader, then held responsibilities as Head of the Services Unit (of which the CERT was part). In 2008, Fedict asked BELNET to help them set up the Belgian National CERT, and Lionel is now Head of this department.
He is also Chair of TF-CSIRT, a European gathering of CERTs, and Chair of the Board of Trusted Introducer, a trusted community of CERT Teams in Europe
Francisco García Morán holds a degree in Mathematics from the University of Seville and a degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.
He started his carrier as a teacher and IT engineer at the University of Seville and worked for several years at the IT Departments of the Ministry of Education and Science at national level and of the Regional Government of Andalusia where he worked as a head of several IT services.
Since he joined the European Commission in November 1986, he has continued working in the IT area, first at the Informatics Directorate and then at the Directorate-General for Translation.
In 2001 he was appointed Director of Informatics at the Directorate-General for Personnel and Administration. He was responsible for establishment of the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) in May 2004 of which he was appointed Director General in November 2005.
The Directorate-General for Informatics defines the IT strategy of the European Commission, provides ICT corporate services and is also responsible for the European programme ISA (Interoperable Solutions for Public Administrations).
He is member of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and member of World Bank's HLEG (High Level E Transformation Group).
The conference will be closed by Geert Bourgeois, Vice-Minister-President of the Flemish Government and Flemish Minister for Administrative Affairs, Local and Provincial Government, Civic Integration, Tourism and the Vlaamse Rand.
Geert Mareels holds a master degree in State en Administrative Science and in Political Science. He was a Civil servant in the Office for Overseas Social Security (DOSZ – OSSOM) from 1/2/1988 till 23 December 1994. Since 1 October he leads the Flemish eGovernment coordination unit.
Geert spent several years working as a political advisor. He was chief of staff of Minister-Vice President Luc Van den Bossche, Minister-vice-president and Minister of Mobility and Energy Steve Stevaert and Minister-vice-president and Minister of Employment and Tourism Renaat Landuyt.
Hans Graux graduated in Law in 2002, and obtained a complementary degree in IT in 2003. He then joined the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology (www.icri.be), where he did fundamental research on a number of IT law related issues, with a specific focus on electronic identity management. In May 2005 he joined the IT law department of the Brussels based law firm Lawfort, where he participated in a number of international studies, specifically on the European level. In July 2007, he co-founded the IT law firm time.lex. His expertise lies mainly in the collection of legal and administrative information in cross border studies, in the analysis of legal frameworks and policy choices, and in formulating specific policy recommendations in this field to eliminate barriers to the correct functioning of the internal market. His recent work for the European Commission has focused specifically on eSignatures, electronic identity management, data protection, eProcurement and the implementation of the Services Directive.
Since 1 January 2009, M.W.I. (Maarten) Hillenaar has been head of State ICT Policy at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. This position involves directing the way in which ICT is used in government.
Within the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, the ICT policy department is responsible for standard policy relating to information security and information affairs for the Government.
He had been working since 2004 as a consultant at Het Expertise Centrum (HEC), an ICT consultancy for administration in the public sector. From 1995 to 2004, he was managing director at various units of PinkRoccade. Prior to this, he worked at the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) and was a member of an advisory group advising the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations on ICT problems.
Peter Hinssen has a master's degree in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering from Ghent University, Belgium. After graduating he joined Alcatel Telecom working in the Multimedia Research Centre. He was involved in the design and implementation of Interactive Television. Early 1995, Peter Hinssen left Alcatel to found e-COM Interactive Expertise, one of the leading Internet and e-commerce consultancy firms in Belgium. He was responsible for the implementation of large-scale Internet, e-commerce projects and information systems for companies such as Alcatel, DHL Worldwide Express, ING, SONY Europe, S.W.I.F.T. and Volvo.
In 1999, Peter Hinssen co- founded Porthus, on the belief that applications would not reside on in-house servers at companies, but at external, specialised datacenters. Porthus thus pioneered Software-as-a-Service and Cloud computing. Porthus delivered its Business-to-Business solutions to over 1,000 companies, covering customer locations throughout Europe and beyond. In 2010, Porthus was acquired by Canadian The Descartes Systems Group. Peter Hinssen was chairman of Porthus from 1999 to 2010.
In 2000, Peter became ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ with McKinsey & Company, with a focus on Technology enabled Innovation, and on the relationship between business and IT.
Munir Ismet is the Vice President for Public Sector, Education and Healthcare Industries for Oracle’s Europe Middle and Africa (EMEA) region.
Public Sector, Education and Healthcare sectors are key markets for Oracle, wherein Oracle has invested substantially in the past years and continues to do so. Oracle’s hardware, technology and application products, are engineered to deliver the optimum solution for these sectors and currently underpin many of the key projects across EMEA.
Oracle products are used in the areas of Shared Services, Private Clouds, Finance, Human Resources, eHealth and Patient Management, Police and Immigration, Student Management, Tax and Revenue, Social Services, Policy Automation and other projects.
In his 16 years at Oracle, Munir held a number of management positions in Public Sector, Education and Healthcare. His last role to current was to manage Oracle Healthcare Sales operation, which he did for 5 years during which his team successfully introduced Oracle’s application and technology products to underpin some of the largest national eHealth projects, back office shared services and the UK NHS Electronic Staff Record project, the largest IT human resources project in the world today, supporting over 1.3million employees.
Munir has BSc and PhD in Computer Science and related topics from University of London.
Jos Creese is the Head of IT for Hampshire County Council. In addition to running the IT group of technology and business professionals, Jos supports a variety of business change programmes enabled by IT for the County Council. The Council also provides IT services to several hundred other public sector organisations and demands for shared services are growing.
Jos has over 20 years of IT management experience, and has worked for central government, district and unitary councils. He is currently President of Socitm , Chair of the Local Public Service CIO Council and a member of the Government CIO Council.
A regular speaker at conferences, Jos is an advocate for the need for changing approaches to IT leadership to reflect the changing role of IT demanded by private and public sectors alike.
Hugo Kerschot is Founder and Managing Director of IS-practice (www.is-practice.eu),. IS-practice works together with both large international consulting and research organisations such as Capgemini, Deloitte Consulting, GfK as with smaller, but highly specialized companies in the field of research, technology and consultancy.
Hugo Kerschot has more than 20 years of experience in communication, IT, consultancy and project management and with IS-practice an international network of expertise in eGovernment, eParticipation, eHealth, eInclusion... .Hugo Kerschot is Master in Communication Sciences (University of Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences). After a career in the financial sector (internal and external communication), he launched in 1995 the first Belgium public service website in his function as Director of Information of the Services of the Belgian Prime Minister. After passing through a number of internet start-up companies he developed for the European Commission as a Cap Gemini consultant, the web-based survey on Electronic Public Services, the European reference on eGovernment status measuring. In 2004 he became managing partner in Indigov, a spin-off of the University of Leuven and research and consulting bureau specialized in eGovernment, adoption of new media and evaluation of interactive communication. Hugo is a regularly demanded speaker on international conferences concerning the Information Society.
Vasilis is the founder of Gov2U which he now serves as Executive Director and Board member. Gov2u now operates in Europe, Africa, North and South America advising and assisting to over 25 governments on how to modernize their policy development processes and enabling citizens to exercise their rights to democratic participation. He is a member of the International Council for Information Technology in Government Administration (ICA), a non-profit organisation comprised of National Government CIOs. Prior to Gov2U, Vasilis served as the Executive Director of access2democracy and has served in several Boards and Executive management teams in the IT Industry. In 1987 he established Pythia Corp – developer of legislative information systems – which he ran as Chairman and CEO until the company was sold in 1998. He was a finalist in the 1996 Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Indiana Growth 100, and received the Highest Impacting Partner Award from Microsoft. He has been featured in several books and publications including "Business@the Speed of Thought" by Bill Gates. Prior to establishing PYTHIA he was an Economic Advisor at the Indiana Legislature and Transportation Planner at the Indiana Transportation Planning Board. Vasilis is an Economist and Political Scientist (International Relations) from Indiana University
Neelie Kroes, is a Dutch politician and businessperson.In 1971she was elected to the lower house of parliament, where she became spokesperson for education. She remained a member of parliament until 1977, when she became junior minister of Transportation and Water Management , responsible for Postal and Telephone Services and Transportation. In 1981 she briefly returned to the lower house of parliament, while her party, VVD, was in the opposition. In 1982 she returned to office in the First and Second Lubbers Cabinets, . As a minister she was responsible for the privatization of the Post and Telephone Services, as well as the commissioning of the Betuwe-railway.After her time as minister, Ms Kroes became a member of the Rotterdam Chamber of Commerce, furthermore she served as a board member for Ballast Nedam, ABP-PGGM, NIB, McDonald'sNetherlands, Nedlloyd, and Nederlandse Spoorwegen.In 1991she became chairperson of Nyenrode University.In 2004Neelie Kroes was appointed European Commissioner for Competition.Since February 2010 Neelie Kroes is Vice President responsible for the Digital Agenda at the European Commission.
Rudy Lauwereins is vice president of imec, which performs world-leading research and delivers industry-relevant technology solutions through global partnerships in nano-electronics, ICT, healthcare and energy. He is responsible for imec’s Smart Systems Technology Office, covering energy efficient green radios, vision systems, (bio)medical and lifestyle electronics as well as wireless autonomous transducer systems and large area organic electronics. He is also a part-time Full Professor at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he teaches Computer Architectures in the Master of Science in Electrotechnical Engineering program. Before joining imec in 2001, he held a tenure Professorship in the Faculty of Engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven since 1993. He had obtained a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1989.Professor Lauwereins has authored and co-authored more than 350 publications in international journals, books and conference proceedings. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
Robert Madelin became Director-General for the Information Society and Media at the European Commission in April of this year.
Robert was educated in England at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He has also studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Paris.
Born in 1957, a British civil servant since 1979, Robert has served in the Commission since 1993: as Director General for Health and Consumer Policies from 2004 to 2010, as a Director in DG Trade, and in the Cabinet of Sir Leon (now Lord) Brittan, European Commission Vice-President.
Colette Maloney is Head of Unit ICT for Sustainable Growth at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Information Society and Media.
She is responsible for development of policy on the role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in contributing to the EU's 2020 targets on climate and energy, as well as for R&D activities on ICT and sustainability including energy-efficient buildings and cities, smart electricity grids and efficient water management.
From 2004-2008, she was Head of UnitCognitive Systems and Roboticsand was responsible for building up a substantial R&D initiative in this domain.
Geert Mareels leads the Coordination cell of the Flemish E-government (CORVE). Corve has launched an EAI platform for data and application sharing between administrations en between the Flemish administration and the Flemish communities. The platform is used in a number of e-government applications and is now the basis to provide citizens automatically their rights.
Stuart McRae is an executive collaboration evangelist in IBM's Software Group, where he is responsible for articulating a vision for the future of Collaboration & Social Networking in the enterprise. He is the technical sponsor for IBM's relationship with key customers in North East Europe providing deep technical, business and market knowledge, as well as supporting marketing events and analyst/press briefings. Prior to his current role, Stuart has worked in Technical Sales, Business Transformation, Product Management, IT Architecture, Development Management and Product Development. He has been with IBM/Lotus for 15 years, previously working with e-mail specialist Soft-Switch and computer fax & telex start-up Systems & Telecoms. He is on the board of EEMA and an EEMA Fellow.
Jeremy Millard has 35 years experience working with new technology and society, and has worked with governments, regional development agencies, and the private and civil sectors in all parts of the world. He is by background a geographer and social scientist and now works as a consultant, but started his career with large IT companies in the UK and in the public sector. Recent assignments include leading a pan-European study on eParticipation and developing a 2020 eGovernment vision for the European Commission, the eGovernment Awards 2007, and expert support for the OECD, the UN and the Council of Europe.
Gianluca Misuraca is currently a Scientific Officer at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Seville, Spain, where he is part of the Information Society Unit focusing on research in the area of ICT for Governance and Policy Modelling. Before joining IPTS, Gianluca was the Managing Director and Scientific Coordinator of the Global Executive Master in e-Governance, organised by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Previously, he worked for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) acting as Liaison Officer for Africa on e-Governance, being responsible for the design and implementation of the e-Africa initiative for good governance. During his career, Gianluca held several positions as policy advisor for different International Organisations and bilateral cooperation agencies as well as working with various consulting and industrial organisations in the area of e-Government, public administration reform, regional development, research, innovation and technological transfer.
David Osimo joined in 2008 Tech4i2 ltd as Director. He has 15 years of experience as advisor on information society and innovation policies in a variety of settings, inside and outside government, at local and international level, his latest assignment being coordinator of eGovernment research at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (IPTS). He is mostly recognized as a leading expert on web 2.0 in government, but he authored articles and reports on a wider variety of topics, including future government, public procurement, new innovation models, research policy, ICT statistics. He is an experienced keynote speaker but he also tries to make a difference as a policy “hacker”, as for example in 2009 when he designed the Open Declaration on Public Services (http://eups20.wordpress.com) and the Innovative and Creative Application awards (www.inca-award.be). He blogs at http://egov20.wordpress.com and tweets @osimod
Reinhard Posch is full professor at Graz University of Technology and Scientific Director of the Austrian Secure Information Technology Center (A-SIT). He became federal CIO (Chief Information Officer) for the Austrian government in 2001 as such he chairs the Austrian eGovernment platform DIGITAL:AUSTRIA. At present he is also chairperson of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency).
Reinhard Posch is member of many professional societies: IEEE, ACM, OCG (member of the board of the Austrian Computer Society), OGI (Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik), ACONET, OeMG (Oesterreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft), GME (Microelectronic society) etc. He was the Austrian representative in IFIP TC6 (Communication) as well as IFIP TC11 (Computer Security).
“Modernising government to shape a better future “
Author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: the Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages . Elgar 2002.
Researcher, lecturer and international consultant, specialised in the social and economic impact of major technical change for growth, development and competitiveness
She is visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy (CFAP), Judge Business School, Cambridge University, U.K., Professor of Technology and Development at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and Honorary Fellow at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) University of Sussex, UK
She is a lecturer and consultant on technical change and strategy for global corporations and for governments in various parts of the world. She has worked for several public and private organisations as well as for many international agencies. She is frequently invited as keynote speaker for major academic, government and business events.
Frank Robben obtained a master of laws degree at and specialized in legal informatics. He postgraduated in computer auditing and in business administration. Currently, Frank Robben is general manager of the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Social Security (see www.ksz.fgov.be), an institution he conceived and founded. Frank Robben is also co-founder and general manager of the Belgian eHealth-platform (see www.ehealth.fgov.be), a brand new public institution elaborating and managing a platform that supports electronic service delivery in the health care sector. . Furthermore, Frank Robben is strategic advisor at Fedict (see www.fedict.belgium.be. Frank Robben is also CEO of Smals (see www.smals.be), the most important ICT-service provider in the Belgian social security sector. Frank Robben is also a member of the Belgian Privacy Commission (see www.privacycommission.be) ). He is the Belgian representative in various commissions and working groups of the EU relating to eGovernment, ICT and social security. Finally, Frank Robben is co-founder of and researcher at ICRI (Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology) at the University of Leuven (see www.law.kuleuven.be/ici). He wrote more than 100 publications relating to eGovernment, management, ICT-law and social security and was elected Flemish public manager of the year 2005.
Sabine Rotthier (1978) has a master’s degree in political science, specialising in public administration. Since 2002 she has been working within the Business Administration and Public Administration faculty of the Hogeschool Gent. In 2002 she started to work as a scientific collaborator at the Steunpunt Bestuurlijke Organisatie Vlaanderen (Flemish support centre on administrative policy), where she conducted research on eGovernment. Since 2007 she has been working on a thesis on eGovernment in local administrations. In addition, she is a lecturer of Information Management within the education programme for public administration and public management. Together with Filip De Rynck (Hogeschool Gent) she coordinates the I-scan research. In the first phase of this I-scan research programme, which ran from September 2007 through May 2009, 29 Flemish communes were audited by means of the I-scan method. September 2009 saw the beginning of a sequel programme on 'local eGovernment 2009-2012'.
Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Head of the Economic and Statistical Analysis Unit in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General, a unit which monitors economic trends and performance in the area of ICT and is responsible for the benchmarking activities in the information society area. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton and one from the University of Milan and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.
Steinberg is the founder and director of mySociety, a non-profit, open source organisation that runs many of the best-known democracy websites in the UK. These include the Parliamentary transparency website TheyWorkForYou and FixMyStreet. mySociety’s missions are to build websites which give people simple, tangible benefits in the democratic and community aspects of their lives, and which teach the public and voluntary sector how they can use technology better to help citizens.
Steinberg was a policy analyst who worked in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit from 2001 to 2003.
Tom’s most recent publication is The Power of Information Review, co-authored with Ed Mayo and the Strategy Unit, launched in 2007. Tom is convinced of the urgent need for substantial reform in the provision of public sector information from organisations like the Ordnance Survey
Peter Strickx holds a MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), where he graduated in 1987. In 91 Peter participated in starting Sun Microsystems Belgium. During his 10.5 years at Sun Microsystems Belgium he held various management positions in Sales & Marketing as well as in more technical areas such as sales support.
Since 2001 Peter Strickx is Chief Technology Officer at Fedict, the Belgian Federal Government's eGov/ICT Service. He was the technical lead in projects such as FedMAN, Universal Messaging Engine (UME)and the Federal Authentication Service and co-authored papers on open standards and the use of ODF. Peter Strickx is currently the executive sponsor of Fedict’s Infrastructure program.
His interests include programming languages and microprocessor & network technology.
Randeep Sudan is a ‘Lead ICT Policy Specialist’ with the ‘Global ICT Department’ of the World Bank based in Washington DC. He currently leads the Department’s practices for e-Government and IT industry development. In this role, he is responsible for strategy, organization and project operations globally. He is also involved in a leadership role for two global initiatives recently launched by the World Bank focused on ICT Skills, and Government Transformation. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2005, he held senior government positions in India, as a member of the Indian Administrative Service. He was Special Secretary to the Chief Minister for the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, and contributed to the State’s emergence as a major player in e-government, and also to the development of its capital Hyderabad, as an important international technology hub. His areas of expertise include ICT policy, e-government, investment promotion, infrastructure development and public-private partnerships. He has a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and has been a guest faculty at the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.
Dinand is Capgemini’s global leader for the European Union and is actively involved in numerous pan-European eGovernment activities. He is the programme director of the pan-European large scale pilot of the European Commission about enabling cross-border business startup (SPOCS) and involved in numerous other areas of international interoperability. In addition to this he is responsible for the European Commission’s annual eGovernment benchmark. This internationally recognized benchmark that has been conducted since 2001 measures the overall progress of EU (and various non-EU) Member States with regard to eGovernment services and developments in their countries. Dinand has a strong international background in consulting and public administration with a focus on the field of eGovernment. He holds a Masters degree in European Public Administration and an Executive MBA and is a regular speaker at international conferences on topics such as eGovernment, European interoperability, public service improvement, electronic identity management, etc.
Barbara-Chiara Ubaldi joined the OECD in February 2009 as E-Government Policy Analyst and she is leading since October 2010 the E-Government Project Unit of the Public Sector Reform Division in the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development. Ms. Ubaldi’s main focus is on e-government country reviews, core research on e-government trends, m-government and indicators. Prior to joining the OECD she worked for more than seven years as Programme Officer at the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs where she was responsible for the full scale management of technical cooperation programmes targeting e-government and ICT use in the public sector, and for developing the content of online self-assessment and capacity building tools in the area of e-government and knowledge management. She holds a Master of Science in Public Administration and Development Studies, and has previously studied international relations, international economics and law.
Benoit Van Asbroeck is a partner in Bird & Bird's Brussels office.
Benoit is essentially a convergence lawyer. i.e. he has broad expertise in files mixing IP, IT and telecom issues.
He is both a transactional and a litigation lawyer.
He has extensive expertise in drafting and negotiating complex IP and IT contracts and dealing with related disputes including public procurement and distribution.
He also has extensive litigation expertise especially in the areas of contractlaw (in particular ICT contracts) copyright, trademark, design law.
Benoit writes and speaks extensively on IP/ICT related subjects. In addition to being a guest lecturer at the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel on contracts and IP and at the University of Lyon II (France) on various IP subjects, he is a substitute commercial judge and mediator/arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Office and gives masterclasses on outsourcing contracts.
Benoit studied law at the University of Brussels. He also holds a DAAD diploma from the University of Tübingen and a LL.M. from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Brussels bar since 1984 . He speaks French, English, Dutch and German.
Economiste de formation, Béatrice van Bastelaer a travaillé 9 ans à la CITA (Cellule Interdisciplinaire de Technology Assessment des FUNDP Namur, centre de recherche spécialisé dans l'évaluation des technologies de l'information) où elle s'est spécialement intéressée aux politiques publiques et notamment l'Administration en ligne (particulièrement au niveau local). En février 2002, elle est passée de la théorie à la pratique en devenant chef de projet de la cellule Wall-On-Line, chargée de l'élaboration et de la mise en oeuvre de l'e-gouvernement en Wallonie. Depuis septembre 2005, elle dirige le Commissariat EASI-WAL, organe transversal wallon en charge de la simplification administrative et de l'e-gouvernement comprenant une vingtaine de personnes. Depuis 2010, elle coordonne en particulier la mise en oeuvre du Plan "Ensemble, Simplifions", plan stratégique commun à la Communauté française de Belgique et à la Wallonie (www.ensemblesimplifions.be).
Zoltan Wirth is Vice President of Siemens IT Solutions and Services and Head of Global Practice Public Administration, Heathcare and Mobility. Prior his current role he led the global Business Segment Security Solutions of Siemens Building Technologies, headquartered in Zug Switzerland.
Zoltan started his career 1991 with the Siemens AG Communications Group and later he joined the central Corporate Development unit of Siemens AG as Senior Strategy Consultant and Program Leader. During the last 20 years he held a number of international corporate and business unit leadership positions within Siemens. He is specialized in the areas of security polices, business transformation strategies and collaborative knowledge management.
Zoltan Wirth studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Vienna and Budapest.
He is currently based in Munich, Germany.
Dr. Irina Zalisova, EPMA Director, has a university background (philosophy, social sciences), completed with post graduals on computing, social analyses and management. Her professional carrier includes:
- 29 years of analytical activities in public administration and business- 12 years in the top management positions: Co-founder/Director of the META Foundation, Co-founder/Director of BMI civic association, EPMA Director and member of the General Assembly;
Member of the European Commission team for evaluation and review of EU projects .
- Evaluation of ICT projects under Regional Operation Programmes in the Czech Republic.
-2007-2008, External advisor to Council of Europe/CAHDE on eGovernment /eParticipation issues;
- Co-founder of the Czech national initiative Czech PSI Watch on Public Sector information re-use (part of the ePSI European platform), www.czechpsi.info
- Member of Scientific Commitees at international networks (ERISA - European Regional Information Society Association, Chair of the eGov working group,www.erisa.be, Member of the programme commitee of EISCO annual conferences. Member of the Honorary & Scientific Commitee of the European Review of Political Technologies (www.politech-institute.org).
Annemarie Zielstra MES CMC has been manager for 21 years. The last 9 years, she has been program manager for different ICT programs in the public sector .
Since 2006 she is working as program manager for the NICC at ICTU. The motto of ICTU is: help government to perform better with ICT.
The NICC program (National Infrastucture against Cybercrime) is a public private partnership in fighting cybercrime, the beating heart of this National Infrastructure is the Cybercrime Information Exchange.
Annemarie is also chair of the EuroSCSIE (European SCADA Control Systems Information Exchange).
From January 1st 2011 the NICC will continue in a structural way.
Wolfgang zu Castell is Head of the Department of Scientific Computing at the
Helmholtz Zentrum München.The
departments hosts the data center, providing the Helmholtz center with ICT services
ranging from standard network services to database services and scientific computing.
As a trained mathematician, Wolfgang zu Castell received his PhD from the University
of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He has more than 10 years of experience in applied mathematical
research. Having spent some time at the University of Virginia (Department of Mathematics,
Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.) he is founded the Department of Scientific Computing in 2008.
As an Erskine Fellow of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand,
he spent several research visits at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics there.
His reseach focus is on kernel based techniques for data analysis, machine learning
and statistics with a focus on applications in the life sciences.