Abdul Rahman is presently the Director of Government Policy Programs for Intel. His area of work covers public policies and
programs particularly in the areas of Broadband, Economic Development, Trade, Competition and Environment. In this role, he
engages with governments, multi-lateral organizations and trade organizations to influence public policies and programs and to
raise Intel’s corporate reputation.
He holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, and a masters in International Business, both from the University of Toledo,
Mr. Ashish Narayan is Advisor in the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. His work primarily involves implementing human capacity building initiatives undertaken
by ITU in the region and is presently the coordinator for the ITU Asia Pacific Centres of Excellence Network. He has been actively involved
with policy, regulatory and training assignments under ITU’s programs in Asia-Pacific countries
Prior to the ITU, Mr. Narayan worked as Deputy Advisor in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India. During his tenure in the TRAI, he worked on key telecom sector reform
issues. He began his career with the Tata Telecom, an equipment manufacturer, before moving to the Indian Government Service. He has also
worked with the Indian public service broadcaster in the area of broadcast engineering.
Mr. Narayan holds an MBA Degree in International Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Aurora A. Rubio is the Head of the ITU Area Office for South East Asia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She joined ITU in 2005 and has since then
been working on the promotion of telecommunications development through direct country actions, advisory services, technical cooperation,
partnerships and capacity building in at least 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region which include four least developed countries and
three low income developing countries.. Ms. Rubio is actively involved in ITU development activities particularly on areas related to
“gender and ICT”, telecommunication policy, regulations and strategies and cybersecurity.
Ms. Rubio graduated with the Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1979 from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and
Masters in Engineering Education in 1979 from the University of the Philippines.
Before joining the ITU in 2005, Ms. Rubio worked at the Department of Transportation and Communications of the Philippines from 1988 to 2005.
She was directly involved in a number of important strategies and policy issuances that introduced early competition in the Philippine
Ms. Rubio also has 12 years academic experience as professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas from 1977-1989.
Mr. Bhesh Raj Kanel was born in 1947 and graduated with M.Sc (Honors) in Telecom Engineering from Leningrad Electro Technical
Institute of Telecommunication named after Prof. Bonch Bruevich, Russia in 1973.
He worked in Nepal Telecom from 1973 to 2005 in various capacities ranging from instructor to Planning Chief, Director in charge of
rural telecom development and training chief. His specialization had been network planning, customer services, rural development and human
He also worked as visiting faculty in various engineering colleges. He has also worked as an instructor, training and planning consultant in
Sri Lanka and Mongolia. He is Chairman, Nepal Telecom Authority from 2008.
He is a member of Academic Council of Pokhara University and chairs Subject Committee on electrical and electronics engineering of the university.
He is member of engineering professional societies
Christophe Forax is in charge of EU – South East Asia cooperation on ICT and Research & Innovation since 2009. He is based at the Delegation
of the European Union in Singapore. He has been working for the European Union for 17 years, notably as the Spokesman for Media and
Education, and as Member of the Private Office of the Telecom and Media Commissioner.
Christophe's current portfolio includes regulatory dialogues, R&D cooperation and representation of the European Union on ICT and audiovisual
policies with ASEAN and ASEAN's member countries, Taiwan and Hong-Kong. He is regularly invited to present the EU approach to issues such
as convergence, next-generation broadband, spectrum management and ICT research.
Chief, Radiocommunication Study Groups Department (SGD), International Telecommunication Union
Colin Langtry is the Chief of the Radiocommunication Study Groups Department (SGD) in the International Telecommunication Union. SGD Counsellors and administrative assistants
provide the Radiocommunication Bureau support for Radiocommunication Assembly and Study Group activities, including Working Parties and
ITU-R Study Group activities address the full range of radiocommunication services and focus on the following topics: (i) efficient management and use of the spectrum/orbit resource
by space and terrestrial services; (ii) global standardization of the characteristics and performance of radio systems; (iii) recommended
practices for the operation of radio stations; and, (iv) radiocommunication aspects of distress and safety matters.
ITU-R Study Groups also carry out preparatory studies for World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.
Mr. Langtry’s prior experience includes working as the Counsellor for ITU-R Study Groups 5 and 8 supporting their studies on amateur, fixed, mobile and
radiodetermination services, responsibility for the Text Editing and Publications Division of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau and,
before joining the ITU, managing the spectrum planning activities in the Australian spectrum management agency.
Senior ICT Specialist, USAID Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade (EGAT), Bureau in the Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, Information and Communication Technology Team
Daniel Kingsley serves as the Senior ICT Specialist for the USAID Economic Growth Agriculture and Trade (EGAT), Bureau in the Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, Information and Communication Technology Team
(EGAT/I&E/ICT). He works on rural connectivity solutions for the Global Broadband and Innovations (GBI) Program, with a specific focus on
technical assistance to Universal Service & Access Funds in developing countries. His experience in building ICT capacity in developing
countries and facilitating ICT access in rural areas began in 1999, working for the World Bank and based in Indonesia. Prior to joining
USAID, he worked for international NGO’s, the private sector and the World Bank, as a consultant focused on expanding economic growth in
He worked in the private sector for over 20 years as an entrepreneur and owner of an international Trade and Investment firm based in SE Asia. Through his consulting firm, Mr. Kingsley represented major US corporations
as trade representative and country representative and worked specifically on issues related to logistics, finance, US trade policy and
communications. He lived in Indonesia for 20 years, and for the last 6 years he has worked in the international development arena, based
Washington DC. Dan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Pomona College, Claremont, California. He has served as an advisor to
governments in over 10 developing countries, and on numerous academic advisory boards.
Dong Ju Choi,
Executive Director, Asia Pacific Women's Information Network Center (APWINC) and Dean of School of Global Service, UNESCO Chair Professor
Dr. Dong-Ju Choi is an expert in the field of human resource development for local economic development strategies and governance, in particular,
ways to fully capitalize on women’s potential through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). His interest in the roles and
contributions of ICTs to help women achieve their potential growth started with his series of research projects on the informatization as
the local social and economic development strategies and its impact on the governance, including the e-government. His previous work has
focused on African and Asian region, and their socio-economic development strategies.
President, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), Seoul, Korea
President Dongwook Kim was elected to lead the Korea Information Society Development Institute, a telecommunications & broadcasting policy research institute affiliated by the Korean government, on September 14, 2011.
Previously, President Kim had taught as a professor of public administration at Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National
University, Seoul, Korea from 2004. He had also served as a director or member of various advisory boards for the Korean government, e.g.,
Deliberation Commission on Broadcasting Development Fund Management, Standards Commission on Internet Address Policy, Broadcasting and
Telecommunication Convergence Promotion Committee, and Special Committee on e-Government, which all significantly contribute to Korea’ IT
development. In recognition of his dedication to and tireless efforts for Korea’s informatization, he has been commended by Korean
President and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism (2011 & 2007), and awarded with Red Stripes Order of Service Merit (2007). President
Kim holds a Ph.D. in Policy Science from Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, and M.A in Science Administration and B.A in Economics from
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
Donnie DeFreitas is a graduate of the University of ISPJAE (Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeveria). He holds a Masters
degree in Electronic Engineering and has extensive experience in the formulation of ICT policy and regulation of the sector. He served
as Telecommunications Advisor to his native St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and then later moved to St. Lucia where he was involved in
the establishment of the first regional telecommunications regulatory body for the Eastern Caribbean, ECTEL.
He has been residing in the Pacific for the last three years where he is employed as the Regulator in Samoa, with responsibility for
regulation of the Broadcasting, Electricity, Postal and Telecommunications sectors. He has also provided expert advice on licensing to the
governments of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia. He has presented at various international conferences, proceedings of which
have been published in the electronic media. Mr. DeFreitas is passionate about his profession, but continues to find time to give back
freely to the Samoan community through a number of sporting initiatives aimed at instilling discipline and healthy life styles in Samoan
Mr. Ekachai Phakdurong has joined Thaicom Public Co., Ltd. since 2000 as Engineering Specialist in Communication Engineering
Department and became the department manager in the following year. In 2006, he was appointed to be an Assistant Vice President of
System Engineering and Assistant Vice President of Business Relations and Thaicom Services in 2008. Last year (2011), he was
appointed to be a Vice President of Business Relations and Thaicom Services, which is Corporate Affairs nowadays. For his education,
Mr.Phakdurong got a Bachelor of Engineering (1st class honor) in Electrical Engineering (Communication) from Chulalongkorn
University, Thailand in 1993 and a Master of Sciences in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Dr. Kim is currently Regional Director of ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific based in Bangkok, Thailand, while representing ITU, which is a UN Specialized Agency for telecommunications/ICTs,
and serving some 40 Member States in this dynamic & diverse region.
She has been educated from the Seoul National University in Republic of Korea for the first Master Degree; the London City University in the United Kingdom for the second Master and Ph. Degrees; and
the Harvard Kennedy School in the USA for Executive Education.
To serve member countries more effectively and strategically for their inclusive and sustainable development of ICTs in different phases through optimizing digital opportunities in the interdependent
knowledge or smart society, she has been pursuing close cooperation and partnerships - especially Public-Private-Peoples’ Partnerships
(4Ps) – with multi-stakeholders such as UN Agencies; international, regional, sub-regional and national organizations; regulators; private
industry; development banks; NGOs and academia in addition to the ITU Administrations.
Over 100 books or articles/papers have been published, translated or presented at numerous countries in the cross continents from Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, to Europe on such professional
areas as international relations/organizations, information & communication technologies & applications, development, governance, gender
and persons with disabilities.
She has been awarded by the Ministers of R. O. Korea (1994) and Mongolia (2001) with the Medal respectively; ITU (2009) with the
Medal; and the President of Mongolia (2011) with the Medal among others.
Jerry previously worked for the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), the United Nations University (UNU),
the Global Environment Information Centre (GEIC), the UNEP Division of Global Environment Facility Coordination (UNEP/DGEF),
and the UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (UNEP/DELC).
His published work includes edited books, journal articles, interactive software, and policy briefs on MEA synergies, environmental
governance and social vulnerability, and disaster risks. His latest book is titled "Protecting Development Gains - Asia Pacific
Disasters Report 2010" published by UNESCAP in October 2010 and his latest international publication is titled “At the Crossroads -
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia and the Pacific - A Review of the Region’s Institutional and Policy
Landscape” published by UNISDR in July 2011.
Head, Application Division, Department of Information Technology & Telecom
Jigme is the Head of the Application Division of the Department of Information Technology & Telecom in the Royal Government of Bhutan. He
joined the department in 2003 as a Systems Analyst and has been involved with the development of ICT in Bhutan in varying capacities since
Jigme has been involved in framing the direction of development of e-Government and e-Governance in Bhutan. He was involved in the
drafting of the Bhutan ICT Policy and Strategy document in 2003 which has been the de facto policy & strategy document for ICT
development in Bhutan and more recently the Bhutan ICT Roadmap 2012. He has a Degree in Information Technology and a Masters in
Information & Computer Science.
Programme Specialist, ICT in Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok)
Ms Jonghwi Park is Programme Specialist in ICT in Education, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok). Her major duty is to support governments of the Asia-Pacific region to
integrate ICT in their education system, ranging from promoting integrated education policy with ICT as key enabler, to providing capacity
building for teachers and teacher educators to effectively use ICT in their classroom practices, to facilitating dialogues between various
stakeholders for partnership and collaboration at international and national levels. Prior to joining the UNESCO Bangkok, Ms. Park managed
various e-learning projects in both private and public sectors in Korea, including Korea National Open University, Hanyang Cyber University
and Digital Learning Institute. She also worked as ICT-pedagogy consultant for secondary teachers and university professors in Canada,
promoting ICT-enhanced active learning. She holds MA in Educational Technology from Hanyang University, Republic of Korea and PhD in
Educational Psychology, specialized in Learning Sciences, from McGill University, Canada.
Executive Vice President, National Information Society Agency (NIA), Korea
Mr. Kang, Jung-hyup is the Executive Vice President for National Information Society Agency (NIA) in Korea. Before joining to NIA,
he has served more than 30 years as the civil officer specially in ICT sector from national informatization strategy, radio
broadcasting strategy, Postal service, infrastructure security, etc. in the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and
Ministry of Public Administration and Security (MOPAS).
He is currently also a member of the general assembly of Korean National Commission for UNESCO for the information and
communication. He passed the 22nd High Civil Service Examination in 1979.
Kamolrat Intaratat, Associate Professor
Associate Professor, School of Communication, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Kamolrat is Associate Professor in the School of Communication, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand as well as being Director of the Expertise
Centre : The Research Centre of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM). She has been consultant for the ThaiTelecentre.org
since its beginning (from 2007 till cunrrently).
Her major interests and research are in the area of Development Communication, especially as this relates to community-based communication. Before her current position,
she worked for fifteen years at Kasetsart (Agriculture) University focusing primarily on the processes connected to communication in
agricultural and rural settings.
In taking up an appointment at STOU, she has expanded her interest in communication and media to include new communication technologies and youth media as well as the
other marginal groups as these are connected to Development Communication. With this expanded focus, she has set up the Research Center of
Communication and Development Knowledge (CCDKM) in affiliation with STOU and a range of local and regional NGOs and policy making
Her overarching approach is one which links the local with the global and looks towards empowerment and betterment in reference to marginal, disenfranchised and under-resourced
groups and communities both in local, regional and global.
Keebong Paek, Ph. D.
Senior Prosecutorial and Judicial Adviser, UNODC RCEAP
Mr. Keebong Paek has joined UNODC RCEAP as Senior Prosecutorial and Judicial Adviser from August 2011. Prior to joining UNODC RCEAP, Mr. Paek has been working as a Public
Prosecutor at the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office (SPO), Ministry of Justice, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. His career includes holding
positions of Director of the Criminal Matters Department IV (Economic Crime Department) at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office as
well as Director of the International Legal Affairs Division at the Ministry of Justice. He had also served as an Associate Expert at Crime
Convention Section at UNODC HQ between March 2003 and July 2005. As Senior Prosecutorial and Judicial Adviser at UNODC RCEAP he is currently
project coordinator for "Towards AsiaJust" programme.
Mr. Paek holds a Ph.D in the International Law from Hanyang University (Republic of Korea), an LL.M. from Columbia Law School (USA) and a LL.B.
in Law from Seoul National University (Republic of Korea). He authored a book entitled “International Criminal Evidence” (2008) and
“Analysis of the Practice of International Criminal Tribunals” (2010).
Mr. Monthian Buntan, servant of the Blind and the Poorest, Born in 1965 in a remote village of Phrae Province (500 KMs north of Bangkok) Thailand, Monthian has been
blind since birth. He received his primary, secondary and first university education in Thailand before earning his second bachelors at St.
Olaf College and a Masters at University of Minnesota, USA. His experience and education help shaped and strengthen his belief that there
is nothing wrong with his blindness and that the society has made too big deal out of it.
After serving as a university lecturer for eight years, Monthian left his stable teaching career behind and became a full time social activist in 2002. He has served
in a number of positions within the organized blind movement in Thailand, currently in his second four-year term as president of Thailand
Association of the Blind. His role in the World Blind Union began officially in 1996 as one of the blind youth committee member before
elected to serve as WBU executive committee member in 2000.
He is proud to be a part of two major contributions: the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) from which the first disability-inclusive policy documents in the
mainstream society at the international level were created and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is the
first thematic international human rights law for PWDs and the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first century.
Monthian loves braille, but also strive to make ICTs accessible to all including blind people. His career has become even more complicated
and more challenging since he became a senator of Thailand in 2008.
His most favorite slogan is "I've given up on giving up."
Cisco Systems, Global Business Development, Smart+ Connected Communities
Nilesh Patel is part of a team that manages Strategy and Business development activities globally for Ciscoʼs Smart+ Connected Communities (S+CC) Initiative.
S+CC initiative uses the network as the platform to transform physical communities into connected communities that are run on networked
information to enable economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Prior to this role he lead Ciscoʼs Asia Pacific Data Center
Services team that was responsible for all aspects of service development, enablement and delivery for the region that included Australia,
New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Since joining Cisco in 1996, Nilesh has held a variety of positions in both the product and services businesses, including eight years in product Engineering teams,
two years in Services operations and Channels team and two years in Services Corporate Development team that managed disruptive investments,
and acquisitions in to Ciscoʼs Services division. He moved to Bangalore from Ciscoʼs US Headquarters in 2008.
Nilesh holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Syracuse University,
New York, and a Bachelorʼs degree in Electronics Engineering (with honors) from the University of Bombay.
General Prasithichai Pibulrat
Executive Secretary to the Commissioner General Sukit Khamasundara, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand
General Prasithichai Pibulrat was born in 1950 in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1973, after graduated from Chulachomkloa Royal Military Academy, he
started his carrier in the Army Artillery Battalion. From then on, he served as a forward observer and finished his sixteen – year tactical
mission as a battalion commander.
In 1989, he served as a staff officer in the Royal Thai Supreme Command Headquarters. In this operational level he gained experiences in
military staff works, command and control system and joint-combined exercise. He also lectured in the Staff College and War College for
strategic and forward planning methodology.
In 1999, he was assigned for new position in the Armed Forces Education Department followed by position in the administrative level in the National Defense College,
National Defense Study Institute respectively. In this period of time his main interest was “Knowledge Management” and “Learning
Organization”. He also wrote some articles concerning these areas which were printed in the Armed Forces magazines.
In 2011, after retired from the Armed Forces, he joined the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand regulatory body,
as a secretary of the commissioner. His responsibility is organizing staff works for the commissioner. In addition, he also joined NBTC’s
ICT and 3G subcommittee.
Vice President Marketing & Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent
Ric is responsible for Marketing, Strategy, Public Affairs and Strategic Growth Accounts for Alcatel-Lucent in Asia Pacific.
Ric has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry and held a number of senior positions prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent
in 2006 as Chief Technology Officer Australia and New Zealand.
He was the inaugural Chief Operating Officer for National ICT Australia (Australia’s ICT Research Centre Of Excellence), Managing Director
of Ericsson’s Research and Development company, Ericsson Asia Pacific Lab Australia and held various senior operations and manufacturing
roles with Philips Mobile Communications. He has also acted as a Director for several ICT start-ups and has participated in Australian Federal
and State Government and University advisory groups.
Ric was a long standing member of Innovation Australia’s R+D Tax Concession Committee and on the industry advisory committees of
the engineering faculties of University Of Technology Sydney and RMIT University Melbourne. He remains on the Advisory Committee
of the Bell Labs and University of Melbourne Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications collaboration.
Ric holds a Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Swinburne Institute of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering
and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office for Asia-Pacific
Sameer is currently Senior Advisor at ITU Regional office for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok, responsible for South Asia covering India, Nepal,
Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, and Maldives where he is responsible for providing technical assistance
to the countries for development of ICT including creating conducive policy and regulatory framework.
He has assisted several countries in migration from legacy networks to Next Generation Networks, designing Broadband Policy
Framework for several countries including wireless broadband master plans for Vietnam Samoa Myanmar and Nepal. He is also
responsible for assisting countries on cyber security issues and developed framework for establishment of CIRT.
Before joining the ITU, he held several senior positions such as Advisor, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC),
Malaysia. He has also served as General Manager, Corporate Strategy in Celcom Malaysia Berhad. He also worked as Director TRAI,
India with extensive work on convergence and regulatory issues in Indian telecom sector. He also has extensive experience in
television and radio broadcasting including satellite and microwave communications. He actively contributed to Study Groups in
ITU-T and ITU-D for several years. He was chair on Mobile Termination Rates in ITU-SG3 (2005-2007) and Chair on Economic aspects of
IP Telephony 2001 and had undertaken field projects as ITU Expert. He has been chair and panel speaker in several international
conferences and has contributed to several international articles and publications including ITU-D publications. He has organized
Sub regional Ministerial Forum, Regional Forums and International Training Programs and Heads of Regional Regulators Roundtables.
He has been awarded by ITU with a medal of excellence for performance in 2009.
Senior Director and Asia Pacific & Japan Theatre Leader for Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities
Sanjay Ramesh is currently Senior Director and Asia Pacific & Japan Theatre Leader for Cisco’s Smart + Connected Communities. Cisco Smart +
Connected Communities seeks to transform physical communities into smart, sustainable ones through the strategic deployment of technology
and on the foundation of the network. Networked information enables the development of truly sustainable communities that are energy
efficient, safe, and economically and socially viable.
Prior to Cisco, Sanjay’s career encompassed both the private sector as well as public service. In the private sector Sanjay worked for American
Express for several years in New York, London and Mumbai in the areas of strategy and marketing. He led the company’s global Small Business
Services business. He also worked for Bankers Trust in its internal management consulting group.
In the public sector, Sanjay worked for the United States Department of State and represented the U.S. government in Indonesia, Canada, and at
the United Nations in New York.
Sanjay holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and bachelors and masters degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. He currently resides
in India with his wife and two children. In addition to English, he speaks fluent Tamil and has a working knowledge of French and Bahasa
Public Management Specialist (e-Governance), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mr. Seok-Yong Yoon currently works at Asian Development Bank (ADB) as a Public Management Specialist (e-Governance) at ADB’s Regional and Sustainable
Development Department (RSDD). He is a focal person for ICT operation and cooperation matters at RSDD and also responsible for the
management of the e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund.
Mr. Yoon has led an e-Governance and Rural ICT development project, and organized internal and regional knowledge events in terms of the ICT use in various
sector development initiatives. As a focal person for ICT operation, he has coordinated partnership programs with global ICT companies.
Also, he plays active role to mainstream ICTs in ADB’s sector operations through informal and formal group CoP activities
Director ABU Technology, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union
Sharad Sadhu is the Director ABU Technology. He took up the position in mid September 2007. He joined the ABU in 1993 as a Senior Engineer in the Technology Department, handling transmission
and spectrum activities. He has considerable interest in the new delivery technologies addressing handheld devices and in broadband
Sharad has been instrumental in developing a strong base for the spectrum management and regulation activities in the ABU, as also in introducing mobile and ICT technologies. He has represented
the Union at many international and regional conferences and events.
He has more than 40 years’ experience covering all areas of TV and radio broadcast engineering and in associated areas. Sharad has previously worked as Director Engineering in Doordarshan, India
and as General Manager in Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd.
Project Manager, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Ms. Sireerat Bunnag, Project Manager, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Prior to this role, she was a project coordinator for ITU/KCC project which helps countries in Asia and the
Pacific to develop the roadmap on migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting. She has over 25 years of
experience working with multinational companies, e.g. AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Alcatel-Lucent in the area of Administration, Sales and
Marketing, Event Management, Channel Management, and Marketing Communications for Asia and the Pacific.
Ms. Sireerat graduated with EMBA in Management from SASIN Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University and
live in Bangkok, Thailand.
Regional Coordinator, Resource Efficiency, United Nations Environment
Stefanos Fotiou is an expert on sustainable development and currently serving as the UNEP Regional Coordinator on "Resource Efficiency" for the Asia
and the Pacific Region. Under his portfolio he is coordinating the regional implementation of UNEP’s initiatives on Resource Efficiency
including Green Economy, Sustainable Consumption and Production, relations with Industry, CSR and other issues under the UNEP’s
sub-programme on “Resource Efficiency”. His professional experience includes assignments for the European Commission, work for the private
sector and posts in research and academic institutes.
Stefanos has coordinated, or involved as a principal expert in, the development of national, regional, global and sectoral studies and strategies
related to sustainable development and he has published scientific papers, monographs and a number of articles on economics of the
environment, sustainable development, information economics and natural resource management. He has conceptualized, and been actively
involved in the implementation of international projects in the area of sustainable development.
He has also an extensive experience as an educator; he has taught as a visiting lecture in the Aristotle University and in the University of Macedonia.
He has planned and instructed a number of high-level seminars co-organised with internationally acclaimed academic organisations, including
the University of Oxford, the NYC University, the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, etc. He has been member in steering committees of
international research and development initiatives and has served as senior technical and political advisor in bi-lateral and multi-lateral
He holds a Degree in Forestry, a PhD in Natural Resources Economics a Master in Information Systems and post-graduate certificates in “Economics of
Technological and Institutional Change”, “GIS and Remote Sensing”, “Non-linear analysis” “Agro-business Management and Marketing” and
“Total Quality Management”.
Sudharma Yoonaidharma, Associate Professor
Dean, Faculty of Law, & Chairman of the Academy of Public & Private Policy and Regulation, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma is currently a Dean of the Faculty of Law, and Chairman of the Academy of Public & Private Policy and
Regulation, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. He teaches and carries on research in Corporate Law, Telecommunications, IT and
media law. Prior to his Deanship, Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma was an active member of the National Telecommunications
Commission (NTC) for seven years. NTC was the first independent telecommunications regulatory agency in Thailand. NTC was a forerunner of
the present day convergence regulator that is responsible to oversee liberalization and competition in both telecommunications, satellite
and broadcast business in Thailand.
During his tenure as a Commissioner, he involved in many regulatory endeavor to institute the regulatory practice in Thailand. Some of the
key regulations sponsored by him are for example, The Telecommunications License Regulation, Interconnection Regulation which creates the
special tribunal and procedure to deal with the interconnection controversy, Fair Competition Regulation, Telecommunications Consumers'
Bill of Rights, Market Definition & Abuse of Domination, Wholesale & Resale regulation and Spectrum Transfer regulation. Asides from his
work as a regulator, he also gave lecture or speak in many forum within and outside Thailand e.g. Annenberg School For Communications,
Oxford International Media summer, Boalt Hall, Berkeley University, Public Utility Research Center (UFL), International Telecommunications
Society where he is also a Director and Regulator's Forum of the International Institute of Communications.
Associate Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma received his Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from Chulalongkorn University, MCL (foreign practice) from
George Washington University, LL.M from Harvard Law School and LL.M from NYU.
Vice President, Communications Sector, IBM Growth Markets Unit
Tim Greisinger is the Vice President, Communications Sector for IBM’s Growth Markets Unit. Based in Shanghai, Tim is responsible for
IBM's overall sales, growth strategies and investments for the Telecommunications, Energy & Utility and Media industries spanning across
145+ countries in Asia Pacific, Latin American, Middle East, Africa, Russia and Central Europe.
Having spent the majority of his 20+ year IBM career in these three industries, Tim has extensive insights into their global best practices,
innovations, solutions, technologies and overall transformational journeys. Tim previously spent 7 years in IBM’s Software business where
he drove IBM's software investments and acquisitions targeted to address industry-specific initiatives such as Smarter CSP Networks,
Operations and Services as well as Smart Grid solutions for Utilities. He also developed and launched IBM’s industry frameworks for
Telecommunications, Media and Utilities.
Tim joined IBM in Chicago in 1990 from Hewlett-Packard and spent several years managing IBM’s relationship with two Fortune 100 clients.
Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA from the Kellogg School
of Management in Chicago.
Toby Johnson is a communications professional with 15+ years experience in the tech space. In the UK he edited various trade magazines,
also taking freelance commissions for more mainstream media. Since 2002 he has worked in communications at the UN's specialized agency
for ICTs - ITU (www.itu.int). At ITU he has led a new era of outreach championing new and social media and pro-active relations.
Currently, Toby heads up the media outreach, membership, academia and workshop organization for the standardization sector of ITU-T.
He played a critical role in the development and presentation to the UN Secretary General of the first report of the Broadband
Commission for Digital Development.
Telecom/ICT Specialist, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Mr. Atipayakoon joined the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in 2005 as a Telecom/ICT Specialist in the Telecommunication
Development Bureau (BDT) based in the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok. He is a regional focal point for ITU’s
cybersecurity-related activities, disaster/emergency telecommunications, infrastructure and particularly rural communications
development, ICT accessibility for Persons with Disabilities.
Bringing with him many years of professional experience in Information and Communication Technology and project management, he is
currently leading a number of projects such as: Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), Rural ICT policy development; Universal Service Obligation
(USO); Building rural/outer island communications in the Pacific.
Prior joining ITU, he worked for Lucent Technologies Singapore Pte, Global Crossing Singapore, Asia Netcom, and SAS whereas he
practised engineering and management in transmission network design and implementation, sub-sea cable networks, data mining and data
warehousing, business process reengineering and continuity programme.
Director of the Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction
Division of ESCAP
ESCAP is the largest international organization of the Asia-Pacific Region with 62 members
and associate members, and 600 staff in nine divisions. Before the current post, he was Director, Trade and Investment Division. Before
joining the UN, he was the Principal Secretary of a Deputy-Prime-Minister of the Chinese government, and DG for International Exchange at
the full-ministerial Chinese Academy of Engineering (known as ministry of Engineering in many other countries). He has a doctor degree of
Economics on Information Technology and Economy from one top Chinese university the Renmin University of China, Beijing, and completes his
other doctor-degree study of International Law at Wuhan University, Wuhan, Central China.