Deputy Champion Green ICT, UK Government
Mrs. McGregor has been named "one of the most significant drivers
of Green ICT in the western world” by Computer Weekly. She is Founder
and Government Deputy Champion of the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO)
and Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) Green ICT Delivery Unit (GDU) of
the Cabinet Office. It is this Unit that has published the UK's Greening
Government ICT Strategy and is today setting and delivering pan-government
CIO targets for sustainable ICT. She is also Co-Chair of the SOCITM Local
Government Green ICT working group where Green iCT best practice and
KPI's are reviewed and developed.
Mrs. McGregor serves internationally as Liaison Officer for The United
Nations ITU SG5 for ICT and Climate Change to the OECD and European Commission
as well as holding a position on the US Government EPEAT Standards Body.
She also works with a number of International climate change and environmental
groups including Global Action Plan European Leaders in IT (ELIT) and the UK
WEEE Directive sub group for the re-use and resale of electronic goods.
Prior to the Cabinet Office she served two consecutive appointments to the
UK Ministry of Defence: DCSA DFN and DE&S DSA where she was Chief Whitehall Advisor.
Prior to the MoD she was Director, Central Government Departments for a Department
of Trade and Industry (DTI) initiative called The National Aggregation Board (NAB).
She has a comprehensive private sector IT background and was formerly Head of
e-business and e-commerce for Richemont Luxury Group holding a significant portfolio
of International ICT e-business investments and interests.
George Sadowsky studied and taught mathematics at Harvard and received his Ph.D.
in Economics from Yale. He worked as a mathematician and programmer, and headed computing
centers at the Brookings Institution, Northwestern University and New York University.
At the United Nations, he supported technical assistance projects and has worked in more
than 50 developing countries. He has been a consultant to, inter alia, the U.S. Treasury,
UNDP, USAID, W3C, the Swiss Government, and the World Bank. He has served on Boards of
Applied Theory Corporation, educational networks CREN and NYSERNet, and the Internet
Society where he directed ISOC's Developing Country Network Training Workshops. More
recently, he was nominated member of the Board of Directors of ICANN. He has written
and lectured extensively on ICT and development.
Alice Munyua is convener of the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet),
and the East African Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF). She is an experienced
advocate for African civil society and works on Information Communication,
policy, regulation and internet governance. She is a member of the Board of
Directors of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), vice chair of the
Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC-Kenya's ccTLD manager), member of
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number’s (ICANN’s) Governmental
Advisory Committee (GAC) representing Kenya. She coordinated the study on
electronic waste management in Kenya and is also involved in Gender research
in ICTs for Empowerment.
Project Manager, IISD
Tony Vetter joined IISD in 2007 and is a project manager with the Global
Connectivity program. Tony has over 10 years of experience in the telecommunications
sector, having worked in product manager, technical marketing, and advisory roles at
Ciena, Roshnee and Nortel. After completing a Masters at Norman Paterson School of
International Affairs (NPSIA) Tony launched a new career focusing on the role
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can play in achieving sustainable
development. His research interests include: ICTs and the environment, and ICT
governance and innovation for sustainable development. Tony holds a Bachelor and
Masters of Engineering Physics (McMaster University, Hamilton), and a MA in
International Development (NPSIA, Carleton University).
Head, Standardization Policy Division, ITU/TSB
Mr. 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.
Nezar Nabil Sami
Director, Information Systems Department, Nile University
As director of the Information Systems Department, Nile University (NU),
Mr. Nezar Sami is involved in setting technologies strategies for NU. Mr.
Sami was the former director for the Computer Support Department of the
Egyptian National S&T Information Network and used to work with the S&T
community in Egypt as well as managing and operating the Egyptian Research
Centers Network. Mr. Sami provides technical consultations for different
Egyptian Research Centers and other institutions and acts as the technical
coordinator between NU and international organizations such as Internet2,
AfriNIC and others.
Mr. Sami represents the Nile University in a number of activities such as
the Egyptian IPv6 Task Force, Internet Society of Egypt, E-Commerce
Committee and E-Learning Committee.
Mr. Sami graduated from Communications & Electronics Engineering Dept, Cairo
University and later obtained several certificates in the field of
management, including Executive Management Diploma, Total Quality Management
Diploma, and Project Management, all from the American University in Cairo
(AUC). Mr. Sami completed his Masters degree and proceeding work with the
PhD at the Graduate School of Management of Technology, Nile University.
Member of the European Parliament
Catherine Trautmann (*1951, France) has been a Member of the European Parliament for
the Party of European Socialists (PES now S&D) since 2004, which she had already been from
1989 to 1994. She is a substitute member of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee as
well as a member of the Fisheries Committee. She is also Head of the French Socialist Delegation in the European Parliament.
Moreover, she is currently rapporteur on the review of the directive on a common regulatory framework for, access to and authorisation
of electronic communications networks and services.
She studied theology in Strasbourg specialising in the history
of religion as well as Coptic language and literature.
During her political career she has been a member of the French parliament (1986 to 1988), Secretary of State
for the Elderly and Disabled (1988) as well as president of the Inter-Ministerial Working Party on (Drug) addiction (1988 to 1989).
From 1989 to 1997 as well as from 2000 to 2001 she was Mayoress of Strasbourg. She stepped down from this
office in 1997 when the Prime Minister Lionel Jospin appointed her as Minister of Culture and Communications
(until 2000) as well as government spokeswoman (until 1998).
Since 2000 she has been a member of the French party “Bureau National”.
She is currently a member of Strasbourg's city council as well as 2nd Vice President of Strasbourg's urban community,
in charge of university and economic development.
She is also a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
Vice President for Global Public Policy, Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle Corporation
As Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and vice president for global public
policy at Oracle Corporation, Joseph (Joe) Alhadeff oversees Oracle’s
privacy program to ensure protection of personal information across all
Oracle operations and product areas.
As Oracle’s Vice President of Global Public policy, Mr. Alhadeff is
responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle's international electronic
commerce, privacy and Internet-related policy issues.
In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in
several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet
policy, security and privacy. Mr Alhadeff serves as the BIAC Chair to the
OECD ICCP Committee, head of industry delegation to the OECD Security
Steering Group, and a Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s
Electronic Business and Information Technology Committee. In the US, Mr.
Alhadeff chairs the Information Technology Committee for the US India
Business Council, TechAmerica’s India Committee and the Government Affairs
Committee for the Software and Information Industry Association. Mr.
Alhadeff also co-chairs the USCIB’s Information Policy Committee and EABC’s
Privacy working group. Mr. Alhadeff is also the Chair of the US Malaysia
Business Council, co-Chair of the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Technology
Committee and serves on the NCAPEC Board.
Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President
for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business
(USCIB) in New York. Alhadeff holds and M.B.A. in management and information
systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a
J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.