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 Beyond the Internet? − Innovations for future networks and services
  ITU-T Kaleidoscope event, Pune, India, 13-15 Dec 2010

Standards Corner

Simao Campos, ITU

Simão Ferraz de Campos Neto joined the secretariat of the ITU Standardization Sector in 2002, and is the Counsellor for ITU-T Study Group 16 (for standardization work on multimedia services, protocols, systems, terminals and media coding, including accessibility). He organized several workshops (e.g. Multimedia in NGN, Telecoms for Disaster Relief, RFID, Standardization in E-health; SIIT2005) and was the editor of the first version of the ITU-T Security Manual.

Prior to joining ITU in 2002, Mr Campos worked for 8 years as a scientist in COMSAT Laboratories performing standards representation and quality assessment for digital voice coding systems, and before that he was a researcher at Telebras's R&D Center (CPqD).

A Senior Member of the IEEE, Mr Campos authored several academic papers and position papers, served in the review committee of several IEEE-sponsored conferences, and organized the first ITU-T Kaleidoscope Conference.
Gary Fishman, former TSAG Chairman, USA

Gary Fishman has participated in and held leadership positions in standards bodies for over 26 years, including the Chair of the ITU-T Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG), Vice Chair of the ITU Council’s ITU-2000 Working Group on Reform, and a member of World Standards Cooperation comprising the top management of ISO, IEC and ITU. He has presented numerous seminars and workshops to regional and national bodies on capacity building for international standardization. Mr. Fishman has served on policy bodies of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and he is a founding member and currently Vice Chairman of the Board of the US ITU Association (USITUA).

Mr. Fishman is currently President of Pearlfisher International, a telecommunication standardization consulting company. His previous work experience with Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent includes digital transmission systems, system engineering, optical fiber, economic studies, communication satellite services, regulatory tariff filings, marketing and technical standardization. His degrees in Electrical Engineering are from the City College of NY, Columbia University and New York University.
Alex Galis, Vice Chairman, ITU-T FG FN

Alex Galis is a Visiting Professor at the University College London (UCL) He has published as editor/coeditor six research books, and over 150 publications in the field of networks, services, management and distributed systems. He has served in several program committees, organized several IEEE conferences and workshops. He served as reviewer for Computer Networks Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Network Magazine, IBM Systems Journal, IEEE Journal of Network and Systems Management. He has served as Principal Investigator in 3 EU projects and he has also contributed to other 8 research EU projects. He is a Vice-Chairman ITU-T Focus Group on Future Networks.
Masahito Kawamori, Coordinator of ITU-T IPTV Global Standards Initiative

Masahito Kawamori is coordinating the standardization activities on IPTV at ITU-T. In addition to developing several systems in the convergent areas of mobile, fixed, broadcasting, and telecommunications, he has been involved in the standardization activities at such bodies as TV-Anytime Forum, JIS, DVB Forum, ARIB, OASIS, OMA, on various areas including broadcasting, IPTV, rights management and mobile services.
Helmut Schink, Vice Chairman, ITU-T Study Group 15

Head of Standards Wireline, Service Delivery and Media, responsible for standardization and regulation. Also vice-chair of ITU-T SG 15. Previous engagements include Vice-chair of ITU-T SG 13. VC of the open IPTV Forum, member of the board of the IPSphere Forum, member of the Board of the Telemanagement Forum, Member of the board of directors of ICANN, chair of ETSI project TIPHON on IP Telephony

Over 25 years in business, esp. public communication networks, holding various technical and management functions marketing, like strategic product planning, business development and standardization, Corporate management and in strategic business development, development of semiconductor processes for GaAs high speed and low noise devices and basic research in micro-analytics

Studied Physics at Technical University of München and holds a Doctor degree in the area of micro-analytics and semiconductor physics.
Mostafa Hashem Sherif, AT&T, USA

Mostafa Hashem Sherif has been with AT&T in various capacities since 1983. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and both an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. from Cairo University, Egypt. He has a M.S. in the Management of Technology from Stevens Institute of Technology, N.J., and is a certified project manager from the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is the author of Protocols for Secure Electronic Commerce, CRC Press, 2nd ed. (2003), Paiements électroniques sécurisés, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2006, Managing Projects in Telecommunication Services, John Wiley and Sons, 2006 and is a contributor to Managing IP Networks, IEEE Press, 2003. He is the editor of Handbook of Entreprise Integration, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2009; a co-editor of Management of Technology Innovation and Value Creation, World Scientific Publications, Singapore, 2008 and New Directions in Technology Management, Elsevier Science, Ltd., 2006, Elsevier, 2006. He is also a standards editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, an associate editor of the International Journal of IT Standards & Standardization Research and in the editorial board of the International Journal of Technology Marketing.
Alain Vouffo, MyFIRE, EU

Alain-G. Vouffo Feudjio graduated MSc in communication networks and computing systems at the Technical University Berlin in 2001 and has since then been working as an expert in software design and test automation for reactive software-based systems (communication systems, network protocols, SOA-based systems etc.). M. Vouffo has been actively involved in several EU-funded FP6 projects on IPv6 Testing and worked at the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI), as member of several Specialist Task Forces (STF) on the specification and implementation of standardized interoperability and conformance test suites targeting several protocol families, including IPv6, WIMAX and SIGTRAN protocols.

M. Vouffo is currently actively involved in the EU-funded FP7 MyFire ( project, leading work package 1, which aims at identifying the needs of the research communities with regard to future Internet research and experimentation facilities. At the same time he is also completing a PhD thesis on model-driven test process optimization for reactive software systems for various technologies from a wide variety of domains.
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