Vanessa Gray has been working for the Telecommunication
Development Bureau at the International Telecommunication Union
(ITU) since October 2000. Before that, she worked for the Geneva
Diplomatic Community Net (GDCNet), an ITU project that connects the
Geneva-based missions to the Internet. Her main task was to give
email and Internet courses to the Geneva based diplomatic community.
Ms Gray graduated from the Graduate Institute of International
Studies (IUHEI) in Geneva in 2000 where she obtained her Master's in
Political Science and Economics. She also studied in Germany, Canada,
and the United States.
Dr Tim Kelly is Co-ordinator of the activities of the Strategies
and Policy Unit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
where he has worked since 1993. Before joining ITU he spent five
years as a Communications Policy Analyst with the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and three years with
Logica Consultancy Ltd. He has an MA (Hons) degree in Geography and
a Ph.D in industrial economics from Cambridge University.
Over the last eighteen years, Dr Kelly has specialised in the
economics of the telecommunications industry. He has written or co-authored
more than 20 books on the subject including the ITU's World
Telecommunication Development Report: Mobile Cellular, Direction of
Traffic: Trading Telecom Minutes (1999) and Challenges to the
Network: Internet for development, all published for Telecom '99.
Michael Minges has been head of the Telecommunications Data and
Statistics Unit in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), since 1992. Prior to
coming to the ITU, Mr. Minges worked at the International Monetary
Fund for ten years where he held a variety of positions in
information technology and statistics. Mr. Minges has a Master's of
Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Washington
University (United States).
Mr. Minges is responsible for analyzing world-wide developments in
the telecommunication industry. He has written numerous articles on
telecommunications progress in emerging countries and is the co-author
of several books, including African Telecommunication Indicators and
the World Telecommunication Development Report.
Pandji S. Choesin
Pandji S. Choesin is the Executive Director of the Indonesian
InternetService Provider Association (APJII), a non-profit
association of ISPs in Indonesia. Prior to joining APJII in 1998, he
was the General Manager of Pacific Internet Indonesia, a joint
venture ISP between Sembawang Media Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Soedarpo
Corporation IT Group (Indonesia). He was the General Manager,
Financial Line of Business of Soedarpo Corporation IT Group from 1993 to 1996. Later Mr. Pandji S. Choesin held the
position of General Manager of Professional Services in the same
company. In his capacity as Executive director of APJII, he has over
twenty years experience in both management and information systems
Eui K. Koh
Dr. Eui K. Koh is Vice President for the Asia Pacific region
for New Skies Satellites, an independent global satellite service
provider.NSS is a
spin-off commercial satellite company from INTELSAT, which is based
in the Hague, The Netherlands. Dr. Koh is responsible for sales & marketing and business
development for NSS in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to joining NSS, Dr. Koh was Managing Director for the
Asia Pacific region for INTELSAT. Dr.
Koh holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
from Seoul, Korea and completed his Master’s of Science Degree and
Ph. D in Electrical Engineering in the U.S.
Tangkitavanich is currently the Research Director for Information
Economy at Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). He has
been actively involved in drafting many ICT master plans for the
Thai government in recent years. He also contributed to the drafting
of the Internet Master Plan by writing a major background paper on
Internet policy for Thailand. He is also involved in drafting and
revising the Thai e-Transaction Act and advises many governmental
and private not-for-profit organizations in the field of ICT. Mr.
Somkiat Tangkitavanich also has an extensive experience in providing
research and consulting services to many international
organizations, including the World Bank, the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Japan External Trade
Mr. Rom Hiranpruk is currently the Director of the Software Park
Thailand. He taught various undergraduate and graduate classes in
computer science in the U.S. and in Thailand during the 1990s. He has served on various advisory panels on IT and
computing for Thai government organizations and in December 1999 he
was named “IT Person of the Year” by the Nation newspaper for
his work in software industry promotion. Mr Rom Hiranpruk holds a
M.S. and a PhD in Computer
Science from the University of Kansas, USA.
Sam Paltridge, an Australian citizen, joined the OECD as a
communication analyst in the Division of Information Computer and
Communications Policy in 1993. His recent work in communication has
been on broadband infrastructure as well as Internet issues such as
international traffic exchange. He has been a principal author of
the OECD's biennial Communications Outlook between 1995 and 2001.
OECD reports written by him
can be found at: http://www.oecd.org/sti/telecom
Houth Ratanak has been with the Open Forum of
Cambodia since 1996. She first worked as an Administrative Assistant
and computer operator, then became office manager and team
coordinator. Since July 2000, she has been the Director of the Open
Forum. Ms. Houth Ratank previously
worked for the international NGO GOAL and a Dutch NGO involved with
Kulatumyotin is Senior Executive Vice President and COO for
Thailand Public Company Limited, Thailand's largest ISP. Prior
joining Inet in 1997, Morragot was a project manager of THAISARN
and Research Network) at the National Electronic and Computer Technology
Center (NECTEC). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics
from Thailand and completed her Master of Science Degree in
Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in the U.S.
Eric Lie is
Manager of the International Office of the Infocomm Development
Authority (IDA) of Singapore. Eric’s focus is on IDA’s
representation at the ITU, INTELSAT, IMSO and ASEM. Prior to his
present appointment, he was Assistant to the Chairperson of the APEC
Telecommunications Working Group.Eric earned his LLB (Hon.) from the
National University of Singapore in 1996 and his Masters in Public
International Law (D.E.S.S) from the University of Paris I
(Pantheon-Sorbonne) in 1999. He
has been admitted to the Singapore Bar since 1997 and has practiced
in the field of corporate law.
Rudy Rusdiah is the Director of Millenia Net Café, an Internet café
chain. He is also the Director of Micronics Internusa PT / Garuda Web, a web hosting company and distributor/value added reseller for IT products.
He is a member of the Steering committee for Socializing and
Roadshow for the Indonesian National IT Framework & President
Instruction(Inpres 6/2001). He was also a member of the government
working group of the draft on cyberlaw, outdoor wireless LAN 2.4Ghz
under the director general of Post and Telecommunications. Mr
Rusdiah is also the founder and chairman of the Indonesian Internet
Kiosk Association and KOMITEL; (Cooperative on Community Telecentre).
1992, Claire Milne has been an independent telecoms policy
with regulators, telecoms companies and consumer groups in both
and developed countries. Her
previous career was with British
In recent years she has worked in most of the countries of
Special interests include telecoms and Internet development,
and telecoms numbering. Recent
clients include Oftel, the UK
for International Development, and the ITU.
Pituma Panthawi is researcher at the National Information Technology
Committee (NITC) Secretariat, where she is responsible for the
secretariat of Thailand's Internet Policy Taskforce, one of the
sub-committees under the supervision of NITC. Dr Pituma Panthawi is
also responsible for coordinating certain research projects
including Thailand’s IT Manpower Study. She is further involved in
conducting the “Internet User Profile of Thailand” survey. Dr.
Pituma Panthawi holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, an MBA from The University of
Texas at San Antonio, and a Ph.D. in the Management of Information
Systems from Claremont Graduate University in California.
Wan Faizal Wan Hassan
Wan Faizal Wan Hassan is currently attached to the Industry
Development Division at the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC) as an Executive. As a member of the division, he
has been involved in numerous projects and assignments which range
from access and interconnect (Access List, Access Forum, Access
Code) and costing (benchmarking of listed facilities/services
prices). Other projects and assignments include the internet
(dial-up internet access and IP telephony), competition, rate
regulation, universal service provision, and numbering and
electronic addressing. Prior to joining MCMC in July 2000, he was a
Research Analyst at the Investment Department of Bumiputra Merchant
Bankers Berhad, Kuala Lumpur. Wan Faizal graduated with a Bachelor
of Laws degree from the University of East Anglia, Norwich in 1994
and completed his Masters degree in International Commercial Law at
the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 1995.
Sunil Bhatia is a management consultant with IBM specializing in
and transformation covering ASEAN and South Asia Markets. Prior
IBM, he worked with Accenture (earlier Andersen Consulting) in
strategic services practice and for a Large diversified group, as
of corporate office and business development. Sunil has over 13 years experience across various industries and
multiple engagements in strategy and operational effectiveness. He
completed the e-Readiness Assessment of ASEAN nations and the report
presented to National Leaders.