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ITU Workshop “Greening the Internet” at 4th IGF Meeting
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 17 November 2009 Contact: 



Catalina McGregor

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

Director, ICANN

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

Convener, KICTANet

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.



Tony Vetter

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).



Arthur Levin

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.



Catherine Trautmann

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.



Joseph Alhadeff

 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.


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