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 The fully networked human? − Innovations for future networks and services
  ITU Kaleidoscope event, 12 − 14 December 2011, Cape Town, South Africa


ITU and academia


14 December 2011

11:30 - 14:30


« ITU-T and academia » 
Martin Adolph (Project Officer, Standardization Policy Division, ITU-T)

Martin Adolph is Programme Officer in ITU’s Standardization Policy and Technology Watch Division. Since joining the organization in 2007, he has played an active role in launching ITU’s work on ICT and climate change, and in organizing annual CTO meetings, bringing together ITU’s management with global ICT leaders.

Martin is also responsible for ITU-T’s Technology Watch, which surveys the ICT environment to capture new topics for standardization activities. Fascinated with innovation and new technologies, he authored several Technology Watch Reports on topics such as biometrics, cloud computing, sensor networks, video games, etc. He is also acting as technical advisor to this year’s ITU Kaleidoscope.

Martin holds a diploma in computer science from Dresden University of Technology, and one in engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris.
Sabrina Camp (Membership officer, ITU-T)

Sabrina Camp is in charge of membership at the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of ITU. She administers and promotes the membership of the Standardization Sector of ITU (ITU-T) and acts as the focal point for ITU-T members, including governments and regulators, leading ICT companies and academia. She previously worked at the office of the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, Malcolm Johnson.

Prior to joining ITU, Sabrina Camp was in charge of external relations within several international institutions including the World Health Organization and the European Commission.

Sabrina Camp holds a B.A in Political Science, a M.A in International Relations and Development Studies and a degree in Arab Studies from Sciences-Po Lyon (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lyon).
Chris Clark (Head of Sector membership, ITU)

Christopher Clark is a specialist in external affairs and international public-private partnerships. He is currently the Head of Sector Membership for the ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for ICT, where he is responsible for managing ITU's relationship with its 700 member organizations, including leading ICT companies, international and regional organizations and academia. Until recently, he coordinated public-private partnerships for ITU, bringing together industry, governments and development banks to collaborate on ICT projects. Prior to that, he was a member of the Executive Secretariat that organized the World Summit on the Information Society, where he managed fundraising and sponsorships. A Canadian national, he has served as Policy Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office and Senior Policy Advisor to the Industry Minister. He has also held roles as a business development manager with a simulation and training company and policy analyst with a Canadian NGO. In his spare time, he co-founded a non-profit online networking platform ( for professional meetings. Chris has an M.B.A., specializing in international marketing, and an M.A. in Public Policy. He recently completed post-graduate studies in sustainable business at Cambridge University in the UK. Chris is also learning Spanish, after having completed United Nations proficiency courses in French.
Eva Ibarrola (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Eva Ibarrola received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, in 1991. In 2010 she received the Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the same University for her work in the area of user-centric QoS management models.

Prior to joining University of the Basque Country in January 2000, she worked as an expert engineer in the CNSO (National Centre for Supervision and Operations) of Telefónica.

She has been cooperating in different R&D projects related with telecommunications QoS evaluation and measurement. Her research interests focus mainly on user’s oriented Quality of Service (QoS) management models and frameworks and Quality of Experience (QoE) evaluation.
Kai Jakobs (Professor, RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

Kai joined RWTH Aachen University's Computer Science Department as a member of technical staff in 1985. Since 1987, he has been Head of Technical Staff at the Chair of Informatik 4 (Communication & Distributed Systems). He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Edinburgh.

Kai is (co)-author/editor of a text book on data communication networks and, more recently, fourteen books on standards and standardisation processes, with a focus on the ICT sector. More than 170 of his papers have been published in conference proceedings, books, and journals. He has been on the programme committee and editorial board of numerous international conferences and journals, respectively, and has served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programmes, on both technical and socio-economic issues. Kai is also Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (EURAS), as well as founder and editor-in-chief of the 'International Journal on IT Standards & Standardization Research', and of the 'Advances in Information Technology Standards and Standardization Research' book series.
Mitsuji Matsumoto (Waseda University, Japan)

Since joining NTT Labs in 1970, Mitsuji Matsumoto has been engaged in Research in the field of terminal design for Telematics and Multimedia systems. In 1994, he received the Doctor’s Degree of Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo Japan. In 1996, he joined Waseda University as a Professor. After that he has been studying in the graduate school of the Global Information from 2000. From April 2008, he visit the Center of Excellence for Information and Communication Engineering, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, PISA Italy as a visiting Professor.

He started International Standardization activities from 1979 and worked on Facsimile, Telematics, Non voice Services and Multimedia. In 2000-2004 study period, he became a Vice Chairman of ITU-T SG16.

His current research is the Wireless communication using Infrared, Visible Light and Radio wave. He also research on the e-Everything, like e-Learning, Accessibility, ITS, Emergency Call system. He is a member of IEEE, ACM and IEICE, IPSJ, IIEEJ in Japan.
Paolo Rosa, Head of Workshops and Promotion Division, (ITU/TSB)

Mr Rosa received his degree in physics in 1974 in Rome, Italy, and joined the R&D branch of the Italian Ministry of Communication working on optical fibers transmission networks, in national and international standards and leading quality control inspection teams for international telecommunication projects.

He was head of national delegations for standardization and research studies performed in IEC, ITU, ETSI, CECC, COST and represented the Italian Ministry of Communications in various international institutions including the European Commission task force for the G7 pilot projects on the Information Society.

Paolo was appointed as expert and senior advisor by the Italian Foreign Office, the UNDP and ITU for telecommunication projects in various developing countries worldwide.

In 1997 he joined the ITU-T secretariat in Geneva as Counselor responsible for Study Groups 6 (Outside plant), and SG 15 (Optical and other transport networks) and representing ITU in various events. Since November 2004 he is the Head of the Workshops and Promotion Division of the ITU Standardization Sector, organizing events and promoting new ITU-T activities for resolutions concerning developing countries, conformance and interoperability, universities.

He is author of several papers published in international technical magazines and speaker and lecturer in universities, international conferences, seminars and workshops.
Robert Shaw (Head of Innovation, ITU-D)

Robert Shaw is Head, Innovation Division in the ITU’s Development Sector. In that role he provides intellectual and strategic leadership on innovation knowledge and systems to build BDT and ITU-wide expertise and knowledge. This includes thought leadership on internal innovation and the role of innovation in socio-economic development and national development agendas, particularly as relating to the deployment of ICTs and broadband.

The ITU is an intergovernmental treaty organization with 193 Member States based in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for the global development of information and communication technologies.

Mr. Shaw began his career at the ITU over 28 years ago. During this period he has represented ITU in multiple roles at numerous national, regional and global conferences and activities. He has authored and presented papers at numerous conferences. He has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications from the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.
Alfredo Terzoli (Rhodes University, South Africa)

Alfredo Terzoli obtained a Laurea cum Laude in Physics from the University of Pavia, Italy, in 1980. Having developed a keen interest in computing, he soon left academia for the industry, working first for the internal Information Systems of Honeywell Italia and later for Snamprogetti, an engineering society supporting the activity of ENI (Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, a large Italian parastatal in mining and oil sector). After spending a few years teaching Computer Science and computer-assisted Industrial Automation in an Italian technical high school, he joined Rhodes University in South Africa at end of 1989.

He is currently Professor in the department of Computer Science at that university, where he heads the Telkom Centre of Excellence in Distributed Multimedia. He is also Research Director of the Telkom Centre of Excellence in ICT for Development hosted by the nearby University of Fort Hare. His research interests are the building of advanced telecom services that merge realtime and non-realtime multimedia streams, and ICT for Development. In the context of the latter, he started and leads a multi-disciplinary, long term, cooperative research project in the marginalized rural area of Dwesa, South Africa, now known as the Siyakhula Living Lab ( Since 2010, ideas and prototypes originating from the Siyakhula Living Lab are ‘productized’ in Reed House Systems (, a solution provider specializing in products for ICT for Development.
Norifumi Yamaguchi (Engineer, ITU-R)

Norifumi Yamaguchi joined ITU in 2009 and served as Engineer of Study Group Department, Radiocommunication Bureau. Since 2011, he has served as a Counselor for ITU-R Working Party 5A which deals with standardization on land mobile service excluding international mobile telecommunication systems (IMT).

Prior to joing Radiocommunication Bureau, Norifumi Yamaguchi serves as a director at the Service platform architecture research center of the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) in Japan. He participated in several kinds of ITU meetings such as WSIS, Plenipotentiary Conference, World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) and Study Group meetings within ITU as a delegate.

He has received M.S. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University in 1996.
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