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 ITU Symposium on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
 Montreal, Canada, 29-31 May 2012 Contact:


Jim Abraham, DG Monitoring Meteorological Service of Canada

Jim is responsible for Environment Canada’s climate, weather and hydrometric monitoring program, which includes the satellite and radar remote sensing observing programs. A meteorologist by trade, he has had severe weather positions in Whitehorse, Montreal and Halifax. Twenty years ago, Jim set up the Canadian Hurricane Centre in Halifax, and was the Principle Investigator in the world's first field study of the behaviour of hurricanes in the middle latitudes, including aircraft flights into Hurricane "Juan" that pounded Jim's hometown, Halifax in 2003.

Jim is currently Canada’s representative on the World Meteorological Organization’s Polar Panel, where he leads the Observations component. With a passion for the Arctic, he has helped lead the development of the Global Cryospheric Watch, an important international collaboration covering changes to sea ice, glaciers, snow, and permafrost.

In recognition of Jim’s contributions to the understanding of the behaviour of hurricanes in middle latitudes, he was awarded the 2002 Patterson Medal, the most prestigious award for meteorology in Canada.
Hossam Allam, CEDARE

Dr. Hossam Allam is the Regional Programme Manager of Strategic Concerns Programme at the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), international organization based in Egypt. His current work focuses on Green ICT, Resources Efficiency, and Green Economy. He is also the regional focal point for Middle East and North Africa for Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP) initiative.

He has initiated CEDARE eAcademy that provides multi-lingual courses for different environmental related courses. Dr. Allam has been involved in implementing projects on national and regional levels. He seeks to fulfill the vision of "environment for Development" by utilizing ICT to manage natural resources and enhance human resources capacities to manage such valuable resources wisely and economically.
Edva Altemar, Conatel, Haiti

Career: Head of Licenses management and International Relations at CONATEL, Edva ALTEMAR started his professional career as Engineer of planning service in CONATEL, Haiti in 2005. After some training from USTTI, ITU learnig centre for Americas he became the Responsible for this service in January 2006.

He is also lecturer of telecommunications at Université Caraibe and Univesité Lumière in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Formation: He is now in a Master in Population & development at Faculté des Sciences Humaines, Université d’Etat d’Haiti and get the Diploma of Electronic Engineering, Faculté des Sciences, Université d’Etat d’Haiti in 2002.
James Anderson, Earth Networks

Jim Anderson is the vice president of international network and business development at Earth Networks. He is focused on the global expansion of the company and meeting the weather and environmental monitoring needs for a number of vertical market stakeholders, including government agencies, agriculture, energy and transportation. Anderson joined the company in 2002 and led the launch business efforts in the energy, public safety, federal government and commercial verticals. Anderson holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a master of science in environmental economics and policy from the University of Maine, and a bachelor of science in biology and economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Jean-Francois Barsoum, IBM

As an IBM Senior Managing Consultant, Jean-François Barsoum has provided strategy advice to a diverse set of clients. He has spoken on innovation, smarter transportation, and climate change on four continents. He helped develop core concepts for IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative and deepened IBM's engagement with several North American cities. With training by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Al Gore, he regularly presents material based on the movie “An Inconvenient Truth”. He is on the boards of the Climate Reality Project and of the Canadian Water Network, and is a member of the David Suzuki Foundation's steering committee.
Donna Bethea-Murphy, Iridium Communications

Donna Bethea-Murphy is Vice President, Regulatory Engineering at Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. She is responsible for leading the company's domestic and international technical regulatory activities, including those related to policy, standards, licensing, UN specialized organizations and spectrum management. She also serves on the FCC’s CSRIC Council and on the boards of the Satellite Industry Association and the Mobile Satellite Users Association. Ms. Bethea-Murphy holds a Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from Clemson University.
Renee Blanchard, Greenpeace

Reneé Blanchard is a Campaigner for Greenpeace International’s Cool IT campaign. She has worked on Greenpeace campaigns since 2004 as both volunteer and staff member. Reneé has been a writer and project manager for several environmental organizations including Waterkeeper Alliance, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice focusing on community impacts of climate change and the oil and gas industry.

Greenpeace International’s Cool IT campaign empowers the ICT industry to develop solutions that reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Reneé manages the annual release of the Cool IT Leaderboard, which ranks 21 companies in these efforts including political advocacy for strong and fair climate change legislation. The campaign includes the grading of leading IT companies data center energy sourcing and policies with the release of the “How Clean is Your Cloud?” report. Greenpeace believes the ICT industry has a huge potential to lead the globe in innovative solutions and technologies, including empowering the expansion of the renewable energy industry, in order to prevent devastating climate change impacts.
Pierre Boucher, Ericsson

Pierre Boucher is Director for Research at Ericsson’s R&D and Services center in Montreal. He is responsible for research activities on broadband systems and networks and for Ericsson Canada's collaborative research and innovation projects with universities and institutions.

Areas covered by his group include research in packet technologies, intellectual property management and incentive program management. Mr. Boucher’s interests are in cloud networking and computing and applications of ICT in healthcare, smart communities and sustainable development.

Mr. Boucher represents Ericsson on various boards promoting research and innovation in the telecommunications sector and in the community, such as Prompt, CATA, ADRIQ and TechnoMontréal.

Prior to his 20 years at Ericsson, Mr. Boucher worked for Rogers in Network Research with a focus on OSS systems.
Cristina Bueti, ITU

Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation. In 2003, Ms Bueti completed a project for the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004. She is responsible for ITU-T's activities related to ICTs and environment with a special focus on climate change and e-waste issues.
Gilbert Buty, Alcatel Lucent

Gilbert Buty joined Alcatel-Lucent in 1990. In his current position as Corporate Standards Manager in Bell Labs, he coordinates the Alcatel Lucent standardization experts active in the environmental domain.

Gilbert Buty is co-rapporteur for the ITU-T SG5 question on energy efficiency for ICT equipment and Chief-Editor of the Recommendation on the Methodology for environmental impact assessment of ICT within organizations. This methodology intends to assess the energy consumption and GHG emissions from ICT organizations or from ICT-related activities within non-ICT organizations.

Gilbert Buty represents Alcatel Lucent in GeSI (Global e-Sustainability Initiative) where he is co-chairing the Energy Efficiency Working Group.
Jean Manuel Canet, France Telecom/Orange

Jean-Manuel leads the Skill Centre on Sustainable Development in Orange Consulting, the Consulting branch of Orange Business Services. This Skill Centre performs IT energy audits and IT carbon footprint assessments for organisations. It also provides advice on how to reduce environmental impacts of ICT and how to use ICT in order to reduce environmental impacts in other sectors of the economy.

Jean-Manuel is Rapporteur for the Question on methodologies in the frame of the Study Group “Environment and Climate Change” of the ITU-T. He sits on the Steering Committee of the GHG Protocol ICT sector initiative.

Jean-Manuel graduated from Telecom ParisTech and from the Collège des Ingénieurs MBA Programme.
Flavio Cucchietti, Telecom Italia

Flavio Cucchietti, within Telecom Italia R&D Center in Turin (Italy,) is managing the innovation projects on infrastructural and powering solutions for the Next Generation Network.

From 1988 is active in standardization activities on access network technologies and conformance testing. Is currently member of many standardization groups acting on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for ICT and Network infrastructure.

Cooperates with EC and Energy Star on Energy efficiency initiatives.

Co-chairs the GeSI-EEWG (Energy Efficiency Working Group) where worldwide ICT service providers and vendors are working together towards energy efficiency .

Takes part to international and national study groups on optical fibre deployment in FTTx and Digital Divide scenarios.

He is Board member of GeSI and of CEI, the Italian standardization institution in the electrical, electronic and telecommunications area.
Charles Despins, President & CEO, Prompt

Charles Despins’ career has spanned both the academic and industry segments of the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. In addition to his work as a faculty member of INRS-Telecommunications (Université du Québec) in Montreal, Canada, he has held senior posts in the private sector, namely at Microcell Telecom inc. (Canadian GSM operator) and at Bell Nordiq Group (a network operator in rural and northern areas of Canada) as vice-president and chief technology officer. He has also worked as a consultant for various wireless network deployments in India and China. Since January 2003, he has been president and CEO of Prompt inc., an ICT university-industry research and development consortium. He also remains active in university research as an adjunct professor at Université du Québec with research interests in wireless communications and networks. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Despins is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and received in 2006, the Outstanding Engineer award from IEEE Canada. He is a frequent advocate on Green ICT issues.
Daniel Gagne, Bell Canada

Daniel is Director of Corporate Responsibility and Resiliency at Bell Canada. Daniel leads the team that oversees the implementation of Bell’s sustainability vision, strategy and initiatives and also elaborates, manages and controls the company’s Environmental Management System which enabled Bell to become the first telecommunications company in Canada to obtain the ISO 14001 registration. Daniel joined the Bell team in 1993, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Environment from the University of Sherbrooke, he sits on the board of the Conseil patronal de l’environnement du Québec, and is also a member of the advisory committee to the Business Council for Sustainability of the Conference Board of Canada.
Eduardo Galvez, Subtel

Eduardo Gálvez López is Public Management of the Santiago University in Chile. He has a Master Business Administration in Loyola College in Maryland EEUU. Also, He has a Master Business Administration in Alberto Hurtado University Chile and has a Certificate in Finance and Marketing in Georgetown University EEUU.

In 2008, under the Partners of the Americas Program, He participated as Fellows in Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in Richmond, Virginia State EEUU, developed to support work to optimization the process, management and control of risks, definition the indicators and strategic program planning for Virginia Enterprise Applications Program.

Since 2004, he works as Advisor Management in the Control Division in the Undersecretary Telecommunications, obtaining a high experience in strategic planning, redesign and control process, control management, implementation of information systems, TICs, application of quality management system under ISO rule and support emergency management processes.

Currently, Mr. Galvez works on the design of the new institutional organization of the Undersecretary of Telecommunications.
Paolo Gemma, Huawei

Paolo Gemma - senior Specialist for Europe and representative of Huawei on issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability of companies worldwide - has done its input in Huawei in April 2008.

Before he was in Nokia Siemens Networks, has been responsible for laboratories Italian for EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) and electrical safety areas. Previously he held for 18 years a role like within the Siemens Communications Division.

Paolo Gemma, between the leading experts of sector at international level, has an active role in international standardization activities. Since 1993 has engaged in ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute) and participates in the development of telecommunications EMC standards.

In 1997 he did entering ITU-T in the study group 5 with the role of Rapporteur until now. Currently he works about thematic related to the coordination and planning on climate change and ICT standards.

Paolo Gemma has followed the work of the EE (Environmental Engineering) of ETSI Technical Committee since 1998. EE is the Technical Committee of ETSI engaged in the standardization of energy power, mechanics and environmental conditions. The group is committed since 2004 on ecological issues in particular with regard to the reduction of energy consumption and cooling management of equipment and installation publishing some standards on this issue.

In 2002, has been appointed Secretary of the Committee ETSI TC EE and 2009 holds the position of Chairman of the EEPS EE (eco Environmental product standard) working group. It is, moreover, reporter on standardizing on the themes of energy saving and environmental impact of the ITU-T Study group SG5 telecommunications industry acting as rapporteur of Q17/5 “Energy efficiency for ICT equipment and Climate Change standards harmonization” .

Paolo Gemma is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Genoa.
Bruce A. Gracie, Industry Canada

Having completed a Ph.D. in 1976, Bruce Gracie has worked in a variety of capacities in the Canadian federal government responsible for telecommunications and information technology matters. Among his recent responsibilities at ITU were the following: Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee at the 2002 Plenipotentiary Conference, Chairman of the 2006 Council, Chairman of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group from 2000 to 2007, Chairman of the 2007 Radiocommunication Assembly, and Chairman of the Administration and Management Committee at the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference.

His current responsibilities include serving as ITU Councillor for Canada, as well as Chairman of the Commonwealth ITU Group, Chairman of the Council Working Group on Financial and Human Resources, and Chairman of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG).

He is the recipient of several awards including the ITU Silver Medal for his chairmanship of the 2006 ITU Council, the ITU Gold Medal for his chairmanship of the 2007 Radiocommunication Assembly, and the International Telecom Career Service Award from the Canadian Telecom Hall of Fame in 2010.
Gianluca Griffa, Chairman of the Energy Efficiency Working Group, ETNO

Gianluca Griffa, PMP® joined Telecom Italia in 2001. He currently works in the R&D Department, where he’s managing the project “Innovative solutions for powering and Energy Efficiency in the Access Network”.

He’s Co-Chairman of the ETNO Energy Task Force, which is a group formed by the main European TLC Operators and involved in benchmarking activities and best practice analysis.

He’s also actively involved in different Standardization Bodies and Fora (ITU-T, ETSI, ETNO, GeSI) as far as the energy efficiency topics are concerned.

He’s then involved in the Next Generation Access Network project, where he is engaged in several topics, among which: scouting of equipment, benchmarking of TLC Operators, analysis of power consumption trends and analysis of different architecture solutions (FTTx/xDSL, FTTH P2P/P2MP) for the access network.

Finally, since 2006 he manages the Eco-Efficiency Indicator (expressed in terms of bit/joule) that is officially reported in the Telecom Italia Sustainability Report.
Kevin Grose, UNFCCC

Kevin directs the secretariat’s online outreach, its public information and media relations activities, including TV and radio broadcast as well as webcast operations at the annual UN climate change conferences. Inside the secretariat, he is in charge of internal communications, knowledge and records management.

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide a critical tool kit for outreach, information dissemination and participation. Kevin has worked with the International Telecommunications Union, TechAmerica Europe and other organizations to introduce ICTs to support the work of the intergovernmental climate change regime for both developing and developed country government and civil society representatives.

Prior to starting his work with the Climate Change Secretariat in 1999, Kevin was Head of the Information Management Group at the headquarters of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Gland, Switzerland, and, before that he served as Chief Librarian of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.
Stephen Harper, Intel

Stephen Harper is Global Director, Environment and Energy Policy, at the Intel Corporation. He also serves as Chairman of the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC), a coalition of leading IT companies and energy efficiency advocacy groups focused on the role of IT in driving energy efficiency and sustainability solutions in the US, China and India. He also serves as Chairman of the International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP).

In his Intel capacity, Harper oversees all of the company’s interactions with governments around the world related to the environmental and energy performance of its factories and products. He advises senior management and directs a global team of policy experts. Prior to Intel, Harper served as a senior regulatory manager for the Amoco Oil Company and was a Senior Policy Advisor at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has also served as a Vice President of ICF Consulting. Harper has a Master’s in International Affairs from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Greg Hidley, CALIT2/UCSD

Dr. Hidley is the founding CIO of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (CALIT2), a joint UCSD and UC Irvine research center, and is currently a CALIT2 technical director and project manager for Project GreenLight, an NSF funded instrumentation project supporting research in energy efficient computation and data centers. Greg has designed engineering facilities, network infrastructures and data centers at UCSD and other institutions for over 25 years. He currently manages projects in the areas of emerging cyber-infrastructure, including advanced networking, visualization and cluster computing. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCSD.
Jay Illingworth, Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA)

With more than 20 years of experience in developing effective public-private partnerships, Jay Illingworth’s background crosses a wide range of technology-based initiatives for both government and industry.

Jay served as Vice President of Electronics Product Stewardship Canada (EPSC) where he worked closely with Canada’s leading manufacturers of information technology and consumer electronics on a variety of environmental issues. In 2009 Jay was named the Director of Harmonization for Canada's industry-led environmental stewardship programs for electronics. In that role he led the development of the industry’s performance measurement framework, and revitalized their work on setting and tracking environmental handling fees.

Since January of 2012 Jay has continued this role with the newly formed Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA).
Saba Imru, ITU

Saba Imru is in charge of human resources management and development in the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of ITU and heads the Administrative Services.

She has served in ITU for over 20 years during which she conducted the implementation of several change projects, including organizational restructurings. She has introduced innovative working methods and staff development tools, including the World Café collaborative conversation methodology for which she is an experienced facilitator.

Saba is a certified professional coach, holds a Coaching Master in Leadership and Communication and is currently studying for an MA in Leading Innovation and Change.
Hyungsoo Kim, Smart Grid Department, KT

Hyungsoo Kim has worked at KT (Korea Telecom) R&D part from 1993. He had successfully led outstanding projects in relation to B-ISDN (Broadband-Integrated Digital Network), NGN (Next Generation Network), IP QoS (Quality of Service), Green ICT and Smart Grid field trial in Jeju island. Now he is responsible for leading the business and the technical strategies for Smart Grid and K-MEG (Korea-Micro Energy Grid), as a Director of Smart Green Development Centre in KT.

Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in electronics engineering from Kon-Kuk University.

In addition to his role in KT, Dr. Kim has participated ITU-T based international standards activities, since 1997. Now he is working as a vice-chairman for ITU-T Study Group 12 and ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Grid.
Maurice Kordahi, TESubcom

Maurice E. Kordahi, PhD has over 25 years of undersea experience. Presently, he is the Managing Director for the Wet Plant Development organization at TE SubCom, responsible for the design of several underwater product lines, including fiber optic amplifiers, cables, couplings, joints, and their introduction to manufacture and field deployment. Dr. Kordahi initiated the work and developed system hardware for integrating Wetmate Connectors into Oil & Gas Telecommunication systems. He has had responsibilities for the set-up of a new repeater factory, as well as the build of the Global class cable ships for laying undersea networks throughout the world.

Dr. Kordahi was part of the Bell Laboratories team that developed and installed the first undersea fiber optic systems in the early 1980’s (Optican and TAT-8). He initiated the work on the Quick Joint and is a member of the Universal Quick Joint/Universal Joint/Universal Coupling Governing Board. Dr. Kordahi’s experience has spanned a wide range of undersea cable activities: from marketing & sales in South America, Europe and the Middle East, to cable system manufacturing and integration, to cable ship instrumentation and machinery, to cable jointing, installation, burial and at-sea maintenance. He has authored many papers and/or chapters in technical journals.

Maurice holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and both Master’s of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, all in Mechanical Engineering. He holds several dozen patents, and also holds an MBA from AT&T’s School of Business.
Peter Lanctot, IEC Smart Grid Strategic Group

Peter Lanctot has been with the IEC since 2004 and works in the North American Regional Office of the IEC outside of Boston. His duties as Technical Officer include guidance and oversight of 25 Technical and Sub Committees.

In addition to his responsibility as Technical Officer, Peter is the Secretary of Strategic Group G3, which is the IEC Strategic Group on Smart Grids. This Group provides advice on fast-moving ideas and technologies likely to form the basis for new International Standards or IEC TCs (Technical Committees) in the area of Smart Grid technologies. SG3 has published the Smart Grid Roadmap which covers standards for interoperability, transmission, distribution, metering, connecting consumers and cyber security; and is in the final stages of developing a web based Smart Grid Mapping Chart that can be used by smart grid project managers worldwide.

Peter has over 20 years of experience in multinational companies and holds a MBA in International Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Jason Linnell, Co-coordinator of StEP’s Task Force “ReCycle”, National Electronics Recycling Centre (NCER)

Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads and directs all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy, as well as management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC). Under Jason’s direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide network of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, a trade association for electronics manufacturers and suppliers. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options.
Patrick Masambu, International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO)

Mr Patrick Masambu is the current Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs with the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), a position he has held since May 2010.ITSO is a 150 country member inter-governmental organization headquartered in Washington, D.C, USA. Prior to the current appointment, he was the Chief Executive of the Uganda Communications Commission, the regulator for communications, for a ten year period from January 2000.In addition to these executive functions, he has held various other parallel responsibilities at different times, that included Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization(CTO); Chairman of the African Regional Association for ICT Regulators in East and Southern Africa; Vice Chairman for ITU-T Study Group 19 and Member of the International Advisory Board to University of Florida’s Public Utilities Research Centre(PURC).Mr Masambu holds B.Sc Eng(Hons) and MBA degrees.
Attila Matas, ITU

Mr. Matas serves as Head of the Space Publications and Registration Division in the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau. He is responsible for the processing and publication of space systems and Earth stations submitted by administrations for inclusion in the formal coordination procedures or recording in the Space Master International Frequency Register (SMIFR).

Mr. Matas has been heavily involved in the ITU since 1993 in the development and efforts to treat the space notices using computer tools.

Mr. Matas representing the ITU at the UN COPUOS and ICG and he is active participant on WRCs since 1992. On a several WRCs he served as a secretary on the agenda items related to frequency allocations and regulation of satellite navigation service and space sensors.

Mr. Matas holds Radio Engineering degree from the Czech Technical University of Prague.
Hyosik Min, SK Telecom

Hyosik Min has been in charge of development and implementation of SK Telecom’s environmental management strategy including climate change strategy for the last 4 years.

Since he joined SK Telecom in 1999, he has worked on R&D Management, Process Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility. He palyed main role in building SK Telecom’s environmental management infrastructure based on such experiences and his engineering background. He also participated in setting up the national guideline for Korean ICT companies’ GHG management system in 2010.

Recently he is leading a research project for the assessment of environmental effect of ICT services.

He has B.E. degree of electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Korea.
Monique Morrow, Convener of the Joint Coordination Activity on Cloud Computing/ Cisco

Monique Morrow is currently holds the title of Distinguished Consulting Engineer and under the Office of the CTO at Cisco in addition to CTO Asia-Pacific. She has over 20 years experience in IP internetworking that includes design, implementation of complex customer projects and service development for service providers. Monique has worked for both enterprise and service provider companies in the United States and in Europe. Monique led the Engineering Project team for one of the first European MPLS-VPN deployments in 1999 for a European service provider.

Monique has presented at numerous distinguished industry conferences on the topic of MPLS.

At present, she is focused on the topics of the Internet of Things / Machine-to-Machine Communications and Cloud Computing.

Her interest and expertise in the topic of MPLS, prompted her to co-author several well-respected books; and other publications.

Monique’s numerous professional associations include the following:

Active in both the IETF and ITU-T SG 13, with a focus on Operations, Administration and Management (OAM).
The ITU-T SG-13 recently confirmed Monique as the Joint Coordination Activity (JCA) Chair on Cloud Computing
Monique is also ITU-T Vice-Chair for the Focus Group M2M Service Layer for Healthcare as confirmed on April 17 2012.
She is Liaison for and to ITU-T NGN and IETF IAB liaison
Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology
Serves on the Board of Directors for the FTTH Asia Pacific Council:
Member of IEEE Women in Engineering.
Life Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM is widely recognized as the premier organization for computing professionals, delivering resources that advance computing as a science and a profession; enable professional development; and promote policies and research that benefit society.
Served as Vice-Chair of the IPsphere Forum (IPSF). integrated into the TM Forum
Served as Advisory Director for the TM Forum.
Was Vice Chair for the new ITU-T Focus Group in Cloud Computing that concluded in December 2011
Monique holds a Masters of Science Degree in Telecommunications Management and an MBA.
She speaks French, German and is learning Mandarin.
She has worked in North America; Europe and in Asia.
Keiichiro Nakanishi, Hitachi

Keiichiro Nakanishi has been the General Manager, International Standardization and Research and Development Planning of Infrastructure Systems Company for Hitachi Ltd. since April 1st, 2012. He now co-ordinate standards activities of Smart Cities for Infrastructure Systems Company.

He served as a Senior Strategy Staff of Research and Development Group for Hitachi Ltd. since April 1st, 2011. He engaged in strategy planning of research globalization for Research and Development Group.

He served as an Executive Strategist of Planning and Development Office for Hitachi Ltd. since April 1st, 2008 and Technology Strategy Office for Hitachi Ltd. since October 1st, 2006. He engaged in relation enhancement activity for Hitachi group company CTOs.

He served as the CTO and the General Manager, Research and Development for Hitachi America Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. since April 1st, 2003.

He served as the General Manager, Enterprise System Research Department of Central Research Laboratory for Hitachi Ltd. since April 1, 2001. He joined Hitachi Ltd. in April 1st, 1982 and started his work as a computer hardware architecture researcher.
Sean Nicholson, Microsoft

Sean Nicholson works for Microsoft’s OEM division in a worldwide role developing programs and partnerships supporting redesign, reuse and recycling of Windows PCs. Previous to this he ran Microsoft’s program for refurbishers which works with over 3000 PC refurbishers in more than 80 countries.
Kelly O’Keefe, Chair of the ITU-D Study Group on Emergency Communications

Kelly O’Keefe is Director of International Public Policy at Access Partnership’s North American office in Washington, DC. Kelly provides strategic regulatory, policy and licensing support to commercial and government clients as they seek to deploy telecommunications/ICT services in foreign markets. She has experience representing client interests at international fora including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Organization of American States (OAS), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO). She currently serves as Rapportuer for an ITU Development Sector (ITU-D) study group on emergency communications and participates on the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) Disaster Response Sub-committee. Kelly also serves as a member of the Board and Treasurer of the US ITU Association.

Kelly joined Access Partnership from the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI), where she worked with US government and industry leaders in the telecommunications industry to provide technical and policy training for developing country professionals. Kelly holds a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.
Angelica Valeria Ospina, Centre for Development Informatics, University of Manchester

Angelica Valeria Ospina is the Research Coordinator of the “Climate Change, Innovation and ICTs” initiative at the University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics (CDI). Her experience in the Information and Communication Technologies for development field (‘ICT4D’) includes several research and project management positions with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Organisation of American States (OAS). Angelica is currently completing her PhD at the University of Manchester’ School of Environment and Development, where she is focusing her Doctoral research on the role of ICTs in climate change adaptation and resilience of developing countries. She has a Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from Carleton University (Canada), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and International Relations from the University Externado of Colombia.
Peter Phibbs, Chief Engineer, NEPTUNE Canada

An engineer with construction in the marine environment, Peter has a wide range of experience in managing the implementation of complex deepwater projects.

In 1997 Peter’s company, Mallin Consultants, was hired to manage the implementation of a submarine telecommunications system running between Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC and Seattle, WA. That project led to Peter becoming the General Manager of the Marine Group, responsible for management of the contracting and implementation of a variety of submarine telecommunications systems, including the Hibernia transatlantic system and the Globenet system from New York to Rio de Janeiro.

After the collapse of the telecom industry in 2001, Peter became project manager for the installation of the core infrastructure of the NEPTUNE Canada cabled ocean observatory, from the concept stage in 2002 through acceptance in 2009.

Mallin Consultants provides advice to owners on a variety of subsea cable projects, from relatively small special purpose systems to trans-oceanic cables. Clients include the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization and the Marine Institute of Ireland.
Mr. Guy Saint-Jacques, Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change, Government of Canada

Mr. Saint-Jacques was appointed Chief Negotiator and Ambassador for Climate Change on September 7, 2010. He is responsible for coordinating the Canadian Government position on climate change issues and representing the Government of Canada at major international forums on climate change, including those under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

After joining the Department of External Affairs in 1977, Mr. Saint-Jacques has had temporary duties in New York (UNGA) and Mexico (Consular Section) before being posted to Kinshasa in 1978 (administration and consular affairs, then political reporting). He was assigned to the Sciences, Environment and Transportation Division before going to Hong Kong in 1982 to learn Mandarin. He then spent three years in Beijing where he was in charge of economic reporting before being seconded to the trade section. He came back to Ottawa in 1987 to become Deputy Director (Environment), Energy and Environment Division, before becoming Executive Assistant of the Associate Deputy Minister, Mr. Raymond Chrétien. He then went to Washington in 1991 to be Counsellor in charge of the Energy Section. Followed another assignment to Beijing from 1995 to 1999, this time as Minister responsible for the Political and Economic Section. He was Director (Assignments) until 2001 when he became Director General of the Personnel Management Bureau. From September 2004 to February 2008, he was the Deputy High Commissioner for Canada in London. He then went to Washington, D.C. where he served as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Embassy until August 2010. His responsibilities included coordinating the Canada-US Engagement Strategy and advocacy efforts with the network of Consulates in the U.S. and acting as Chargé d’affaires in the absence of the Ambassador.

Mr. Saint-Jacques is a geology graduate of Montréal University and has a master’s degree in land planning and regional development from Laval University. He is also a graduate of the Chinese University in Hong Kong (Mandarin studies). Married to Sylvie Cameron, they have two daughters. He devotes part of his time to reading, listening to music and to a few renovation projects. His golf skills will not make Phil Mickelson lose any sleep.
John Smiciklas, MRDJ Assessment

John is the lead principal with MJRD Assessment Inc. providing sustainability strategy and implementation services to a global client base. John previous experience includes positions as Director, Corporate Responsibility Programs - Research in Motion and Manager, Sustainable Business Solutions - PricewaterhouseCoopers and was head of the Canadian delegation to ITU-T SG5. John holds a BASc, Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Bill St-Arnaud, St-Arnaud & Walker Associates

Bill St. Arnaud is an internationally recognized Green ICT and Internet consultant providing a variety of university, industry and government clients strategic advice on Internet, broadband, Cloud computing and particularly their potential to mitigate against the affects of climate change. He is also working with a number of national and international clients to identify new Internet business opportunities in a future low carbon economy.

In 2002 he was featured by TIME Magazine Canada as the engineer who is wiring together advanced Canadian science. In 2005 he won the World Technology Summit award for Communications. In June 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Athabasca in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of research and Internet networking in Canada and his leadership in promoting Green ICT for a low carbon economy. He is also the recipient of the ORION Leadership Award for 2010. Bill St. Arnaud is a frequent guest speaker at numerous conferences on the Green ICT and research and education networking. He is a graduate of Carleton University School of Engineering.
David Su, NIST, USA

Dr. David Su is a Senior Technical Advisor of the Advanced Network Technologies Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The group conducts research in the area of communications protocol modeling, testing, performance measurement, and standardization. He is part of the NIST team for the Smart Grid, and is leading the effort of several priority action plans (PAP) for smart grid networking – PAP on IP networks, PAP on wireless network, and PAP on power line communications (PLC). The main focus of these action plans is to define networking requirements of smart grid applications, to identify new standards needed, and to ensure interoperability of standards for smart grid. He is also an vice-chair of the ITU-T Focus Group on Smart Grid.
Nevine Tewfik, MCIT, Egypt

Nevine Tewfik has been recently appointed Director of Research, Policies and Strategies at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- Egypt. Ms. Tewfik’s portfolio includes a number of projects/ initiatives including among other things; Egypt’s Green ICT program where she is coordinating the local and international cooperation dimension with different stakeholders including the government, private sector and international organizations. Ms. Tewfik is also co chair of the Green ICT protocol committee in Egypt and Associate Rapporteur of Question 23 in ITU SG-5 on ICT and adaptation.

Ms. Tewfik’s portfolio includes child online Protection and e- content strategies and policies in Egypt. For the past years, Nevine’s work revolved around the development and formulation of strategies in Egypt and reaching out to the region, as well as engaging Egypt actively in the international dialogue on these subjects. Ms. Tewfik represents the ministry at relevant conferences and forums including the different rounds of the IGF. Ms. Tewfik is also member of the ITU COP initiative, as well as Egypt’s representative at the ITU WG- CP. Ms. Tewfik is member of the ITU Dynamic Coalition on climate change.

Prior to that, Ms. Tewfik was Deputy Director of International Relations and General Manager of the European Cooperation Department. Ms. Tewfik's portfolio included coordinating the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s relations with numerous international organizations. She has also been involved in formulating Egypt's Information Society White Paper.

With more than 20 years experience in the fields of socio political research, international relations and development, Ms. Tewfik has represented Egypt in a number of international forums and conferences, including the World Summit on The Information Society. Her field of expertise is oriented towards ICT4D, child online safety, green ICT, in addition to strategic writing, and political analysis.

Ms. Tewfik studied at the American University in Cairo, where she received her BA and MA in Political Science.
Robert Nöel de Tilly, Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks of the Government of Québec and Western Climate Initiative

Robert Noël de Tilly has been a senior administrator in the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks of Québec since 1995. He was successively Coordinator for the plan to eliminate PCBs, Director of the Office on Climate Change, Director of Air Quality Policies and Special Adviser for Climate Change attached to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister for Climate Change.

Since 1998 his brief has been in the area of climate change. He has been in charge of preparing and implementing two climate change action plans for the Government of Québec, and he participated in the writing of the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEGC) Climate Change Action Plan.

Since 2007, he has devoted most of his time to the North American Carbon Market and represents the Government of Québec on the Board of Governors of the Climate Registry, at the Western Climate Initiative and at the International Carbon Action Partnership. In 2010 and 2011, he acted as co-chair of the Western Climate Initiative. He is currently vice-chair of Western Climate Initiative inc.  
Daniela Torres, ICT4EE Forum

Daniela is the Global Head of the Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Office of Telefónica since 2008, in which her main role is the implementation of the corporate strategy of climate change, energy efficiency and Green ICTs.

She has an Environmental Engineering background, with a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development from the University of Calgary of Canada. She worked as an environmental expert for the Latin-American Energy Organization (OLADE) and as an environmental advisor in the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Ecuador. From 2006 to 2008 she was also Professor of Environmental Sanitation at the SEK University of Ecuador.

Daniela was responsible for the Environmental Department for Telefónica Movistar Ecuador since 2006 when she was transferred to Telefónica Corporate Office in Madrid in 2008. Since then, Daniela represents the Company in the different external working groups on Green ICTs, environment and Climate Change globally and especially is focused on the activities of the ITU-T Study Group No. 5. At present she is the co-chair of the Working Group 2 of the ICT4EE Forum together with Fujitsu; which objective is to accelerate the adoption of ICT solutions for a low-carbon economy in Europe, based on agreed sector methodologies.
Consuelo Velarde, Belmont Trading Company

Consuelo Velarde is Business Development Manager of Latin America for Belmont Trading Company. Responsible for developing recycling programs in Latin America and providing solutions targeted to raise the ‘e-conscience’ of electronic recycling properly reducing significantly the disposed of in a land fill. Consuelo has worked diligently in the development of the major cell phone recycling campaigns launched in Latin America, working on sustainable solutions to cell phone manufactures and operators.

She graduated with a Masters Degree in International Business from the University of Guadalajara and has been working for Belmont Trading Company for over 10 years.
Bob Wargo, ICPC

Bob Wargo serves on the Executive Committee of the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), an international organization representing the interests of the undersea cable industry. Bob is also is the President of the North American Submarine Cable Association – a trade organization similar to the ICPC with a focus on the unique challenges of laying and maintaining undersea cables in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. Bob is currently the Marine Liaison Manager with the AT&T Undersea Cable Systems Operation and Maintenance organization. In this position he handles a wide variety of issues related to the installation and maintenance of undersea cables, from planning through retirement and removal. Bob has been involved in the submarine cable industry at AT&T since 1990. Prior to his employment with AT&T, Bob was employed by Rutgers University on projects related to beach grasses, vegetative buffers adjacent to waterways, surf clam population estimates and oyster diseases. Bob holds a B.S. degree in Marine Science from Stockton State College.
Cosmas Zavazava, ITU

Dr. Cosmas Zavazava (Ph.D., LLM, MBA, MA, BBA, Dip. Systems Engineering), works in the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU. He is a widely quoted author on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), least developed countries and small island developing states, and emergency telecommunications and climate change. He has developed and implemented a host of ICT projects across the globe. He has designed and deployed wireless solutions for development, risk disaster reduction, and disaster management including early warning and systems for disaster response. He has a track record for fund raising. He has participated in international trade, environment, climate change and intellectual property negotiations.
Ahmed Zeddam, ITU-T Study Group 5 Chairman

Ahmed ZEDDAM received Doctor of Research degree in electronics and the Ph.D. degree in electromagnetic both from the University of Lille, France in 1980 and 1988, respectively. From 1979 to 1982, he was an assistant Professor of electronics at Lille I University. Since 1982, he has been employed at Research and Development Division of France Telecom in Lannion where he was until 2009 head of a Research and Development Unit dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). He conducted research on Lightning Protection and EMC for broadband systems of communications. He is involved in several Technical Committees of international standardisation bodies dealing with Electromagnetic Compatibility (ITU-T, IEC, and CENELEC).

Dr Zeddam is the author and co-author of about 100 scientific papers, published in reviewed journals and international conferences. He participated to the production of books related to EMC, including a reference book published in 2007. Since 2008 he is Senior Standardisation Manager within France Telecom Orange and he currently Chairman of Study Group 5 of ITU-T “Environment and Climatic Change”. He is also involved in Commission E "Electromagnetic Noise and Interference" of International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Dr. Zeddam is member of many scientific committees of national and international conferences where he held chairing positions and in particular, he was the General Co-chair of IEEE ISPLC 2011.


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