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ITU Workshop at 3rd IGF Meeting on Internet and Climate Change
Hyderabad, India, 4 December 2008 Contact: cristina.bueti@itu.int 

Biographies

Mr. Mark CARVELL

Head, International Communications Policy, Business Relations 2: Europe and International, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), UK

Mark Carvell is a senior advisor on international communications policy in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR, formerly the Department of Trade and Industry - DTI) which is a ministry in the UK government. After graduating from the University of London, he joined the DTI in 1980 working in the area of corporate affairs. In 1985 he transferred to the independent telecommunications regulator Oftel (now Ofcom) where he was appointed Private Secretary to the first head of Oftel, the Director General of Telecommunications, Professor Sir Bryan Carsberg. He moved back to the DTI in 1988 to take up an appointment as Private Secretary to Eric Forth, Member of Parliament, and Trade and Industry Minister with responsibility for telecommunications and postal matters. From 1990 to 1994, Mark worked in trade and investment promotion for the UK government and in 1994 he moved to Fukuoka, Japan, where he taught English for a number of companies including Fujitsu and Toshiba. He moved back to the UK in 1998 to resume his career as a government policy advisor.

Mark is married with two children and lives in Old Coulsdon in the county of Surrey.

 

 

Mr. Arthur LEVIN

Head, ITU Telecommunication Standardization Policy Division

Arthur Levin was the lead ITU staff member in the organization of the two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society and has served as a senior policy adviser and legal counselor with the Union. He organized and was Executive Secretary of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences in 2002 and 2006.

He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States, where he teaches a course on International Telecommunications Law and the Internet.

He previously served as Legal Adviser of the OECD in Paris and as a senior attorney with regulatory agencies in the United States and with private law firms in Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles and books on regulatory topics.

He has a J.D. with honors from George Washington Law Center and a B.S. with honors from Cornell University.

 

 

Mr. Don MACLEAN

Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD, Canada)

Don MacLean is an independent consultant on ICT policy, strategy and governance issues and an Associate of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

At the national level his work has included projects on access to broadband networks and services, online delivery of government services, measures to counter spam, innovation strategies for the e-economy, and reform of Canadian telecommunications policy and regulation.

At the international level, he has worked on projects to support the Global Knowledge Partnership, the G8 Digital Opportunity Task Force, the World Summit on the Information Society, and the 2008 OECD Ministerial Conference on the future of the Internet economy. He is currently assisting IISD with an initiative to strengthen the linkages between global Internet governance and sustainable development.

In addition to his consulting assignments, Don has contributed numerous articles to academic and professional publications, edited Internet Governance: a Grand Collaboration for the UN ICT Task Force, was a member of the WSIS Working Group on Internet Governance.

From 1992-99, Don served as Chief of Strategic Planning and External Affairs at the International Telecommunication Union. Prior to joining the ITU, he worked in the Canadian Department of Communications from 1977 to 1989, before leaving government to establish his consulting practice.

 

 

Mr. Graham VICKERY

Head, Information Economy Group, OECD

Graham Vickery is head of the Information Economy Group in the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division at the OECD, covering information technology, e-business and the ICT industry, and has authored numerous OECD publications on the information economy, technology strategies and government policies. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Adelaide (Australia).


 

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