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Biography of Mr. Robert EDWARDS, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA)

Mr. Rob Edwards' ten years as Chief Executive Officer of ADMA have coincided with the emergence of direct marketing communications as a dominant force in the advertising media mix. This period has also witnessed a dramatic change in the Association's position as a leader in self-regulation and consumer satisfaction in the era of one-to-one marketing.

During his time at the helm, ADMA's membership has trebled, to over 500 of Australia's leading corporations with membership comprising advertisers, suppliers and on-line marketers.

Mr. Edwards spends over half of his time working with government and industry on complex public policy issues such as consumer data protection, telecommunications, new interactive technologies and fair trading, both within Australia and in the global forum.

In recent years Mr. Edwards  has worked with government in developing self regulatory codes in the areas of new technologies such as SMS, online advertising and more recently with the development of the Federal Governments' Anti Spam legislation. In recognition of Mr. Edwards' work in this area he was elected to the role of President of the International Federation of Direct Marketing Associations (IFDMA) in 2001, and has been Chairman of the Asia Pacific Direct Marketing Council for the past five years.

Prior to taking up his current position, Mr. Edwards was Vice Chairman of the ADMA Board of Directors and Managing Director of Key Direct Response, a leading telemarketing and database bureau. His career includes executive management roles in companies such as Royal Doulton, O'Brien Glass and Pacific Aviation, a subsidiary of Ansett Transport Industries.

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Biography of Mr. Peter FERGUSON, Director, Electronic Commerce Policy, Electronic Commerce Branch, Industry Canada

Mr. Peter Ferguson is Director of Electronic Commerce Policy with the Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry Canada. The Branch is responsible for electronic commerce policy development, for accelerating the adoption and use of e-commerce by the private sector and for strengthening the related research and innovation agenda in Canada.

Mr. Ferguson is responsible for coordinating the development of domestic policy positions on a variety of issues linked to the e-commerce policy and legal framework in Canada, such as the implementation of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, governance issues affecting the development and implementation of authentication services and identity management, information security matters affecting the e-business environment and the government's response to spam.

He is Chair of the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy and is active in the APEC Electronic Commerce Steering Group. Mr. Ferguson also participates in bilateral initiatives providing advice on electronic commerce issues and related policy development.

Peter is a graduate of Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Biography of Mr. Jing Guang FU,  Telecommunication Administration Bureau, Chinese Ministry of Information Industry

Dr. Jing Guang Fu is a Policy Analyst in the Telecommunications Administration Bureau (TAB), Ministry of Information Industry, People's Republic of China. 

Dr. Fu is responsible for administrating the telecommunication services and network security, including fixed line, mobile services and Internet services. His duties are researching network security policies and coordinating the solving of network security issues. He is the main drafter of China's forthcoming Anti-spam Regulation. 

Dr. Fu received B.S and M.S degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, People's Republic of China, in 1995 and 1998. From 1998 to 2000, he worked at Beijing Founder Electronic Ltd. He received his Ph.D degree from Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003


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Biography of Mr. Philippe GÉRARD, Legal and Regulatory Officer, Information Society Directorate-Generale, European Commission

Mr. Philippe Gérard has been a legal and regulatory officer with the  Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission since 2000. This position involves developing the policy and regulatory framework for electronic communications, concentrating in particular on privacy and data protection issues. He is also a lecturer on communications law. 

Mr. Philippe Gérard holds a degree in law from the University of Louvain (Belgium, 1991) and a post-graduate diploma in European and international law from the Royal University of Leiden (the Netherlands, 1992). He was admitted to the Brussels' Bar in 1997.

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Biography of Mr. John HAYDON, Executive Manager, Consumer and Universal Service Obligation Group, Australian Communications Authority

Mr. Haydon is the Executive Manager of Consumer and Universal Service within the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) - the national telecommunications and radio communications regulator. His current responsibilities include: 
  • Managing the Universal Service regime (so that all Australians have reasonable access to the standard telephone, data and payphone services on an equitable basis, and carriers share the costs);
  • Enforcing consumer safeguards and industry consumer codes; 
  • Coordinating the ACA consumer information programs for better consumer awareness and choice; and 
  • Administering the anti spam regime under the Spam Act.

In the recent past Mr. Haydon has led the regulator's role in the other areas including; licensing and regulation of operators and access to infrastructure, management of telephone numbers and number portability, assistance to law enforcement and emergency services, national standards and compliance for equipment and cabling, and Australian participation in international telecommunications standardisation activity

Mr. Haydon's  background in the telecommunications has encompassed diverse environments including manufacturing, network operation, business development, defence and power utility applications, research and field engineering. He joined AUSTEL (the predecessor to the ACA) in 1991 from the electricity supply industry.

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Biography of Mr. Khee Yoke HO, Manager, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)

Mr. Khee Yoke Ho is a Senior Consultant with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. 

Mr. Ho looks after the technical aspects of IDA’s anti-spam programme. His other focus area is in Next Generation Internet (NGI) applications, in particularly Social Software, and Virtual Communities building. He was one of the key architects in the building of broadband community in the Singapore ONE project, a national initiative which delivers a new level of interactive, multimedia applications and services to homes, businesses and schools throughout Singapore. 

Mr. Ho graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the National University of Singapore.

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Biography of Dr Bob HORTON, Deputy Chairman, Australian Communications Authority

Dr Bob Horton is currently Acting Chairman of the Australian Communications Authority since October 2003, and an Associate Member of the Australian Broadcasting Authority.

His experience in the telecommunications industry includes a number of project assignments with industry in the UK and the USA, and some 14 years with the Research Department of Telecom Australia, where he progressed through the fields of solid state electronics, optical fibre systems and components, microwave systems and components and finally wideband systems research.

Dr Horton was educated at the University of Wales in the UK, where he obtained a first class honours degree in electronic engineering in 1968 and a Ph.D in the field of microwave communications in 1971.

Between 1985 and 1989 he was with the Corporate Strategy Directorate of Telecom Australia, involved in long term studies of the direction of telecommunications in the position of Director, Industry Strategy. He also spent some time as Executive Aide to the Managing Director.

In 1987/88, Dr Horton was seconded to the Government's Telecommunications Policy Review Team in Canberra. In his outside interests, Dr Horton has been a Past President of the Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers, Australia and a Fellow of both the IREE and IEAust.

In August, 1989 he joined AUSTEL as General Manager, Technical Standards with responsibility for technical regulation of the Australian telecommunications industry. Dr Horton was a member of AUSTEL from September 1993. He was also Chairman of AUSTEL's Standards Advisory Committee, Chairman of the Australian Telecommunications Standardization Committee (previously the Australian CCITT Committee), was a Board Member of Standards Australia and was Chairman of the Telecommunications Standardization Advisory Group within the ITU in Geneva between 1993 and 1996. He is presently Chairman of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity Standards Program (ASTAP).

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Biography of Mr. Ki-Kwon KIM, Director, Information Utilization Protective Division, Ministry of Communication (MIC)

Mr. Ki-Kwon Kim is serving as Director of Information Utilization Protective Division at the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) in the Republic of Korea. 

He is currently taking charge of establishment and propulsion of policy of private information protection; prevention of the unwholesome information distribution and development; diffusion of related technology; and countermeasure for infringement of user's benefit and protection of the law in the cyber area. 

Mr. Kim holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University of Wisconsin, United States

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Biography of Mr. Jaeil LEE, Vice President, Electronic Transaction Security & date Protection Division, Korea Information Security Agency (KISA)

Mr. Jaeil Lee is Vice President of Electronic Transaction Security & Data Protection Division at Korea Information Security Agency (KISA). 

He is currently in charge of response to spam, protection of personal information, management of electronic signature infrastructure, research on electronic transaction protection technology and so on in order to promote safety and reliability regarding information usage environment. 

Mr. Lee holds a master's degree from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.

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Biography of Mr. John R. LEVINE, Chairman, Anti-Spam Research Group, Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)

Mr. John R. Levine, Ph.D., writes, lectures, and consults on the Internet, email and spam, and related computer topics. He has written or co-authored many books including the best-selling Internet for Dummies. Mr. Levine chairs the IRTF Anti-Spam Research Group, is a board member of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail, and is active in many other Internet and anti-spam groups.

For more information please visit the John Levine (EPIC) website 

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Biography of Mr. Yuxiao LI, Director, Anti-Spam Coordination Team, Internet Society of China (ISC)

Mr. Yuxiao Li, the Director of Anti-Spam Coordination Team of Internet Society of China, took office as the director of Secretariat of Internet Society of China (ISC) on May 25th, 2001. He was also one of the main initiators to establish ISC.

Mr. Li was elected director of Anti-Spam Coordination Team of ISC at the end of 2003. From 1994 to 1998, he worked for Science of Telecom Technology Research Institute of the former Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of P.R.C. He was an editor in charge of compiling the articles on technology and marketing contents working for the World Telecommunication Newsroom at Science and Technology Information Research Institute of Ministry of Information Industry from 1991 to 1994.

Mr. Li has has been involved in has expertise in the areas of the telecom network, mobile telecom, Internet business and information service. He has organized to draft out several publications, including the Public Pledge on Self-Discipline for Internet, Development Report on China Internet as one of the main editors, and Anti-Spam Service Criterion of Internet Society of China. As one of the main organizers, he convened the 1st and 2nd Internet Conference of China in 2002 and 2003, and acted as the chair of the Anti-Spam Forum in the 2nd Conference. He is devoted to the developing of ISC, forming several committees concentrated on different Internet issues successively, as Network and Information Security Committee, Responsibility and Ethics Committee, Policy and Resource Committee, Popularization and Dissemination Committee, and Internet Academic Committee.

Mr. Li graduated from Radio Engineering Dept. in Electronic Engineering Institute of Beijing Union University with Bachelor Degree, and obtained his MBA degree at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in 2001.

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Biography of Mr. Wonki MIN, Director, International Policy Division, Korean Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC)

Mr. Wonki Min has worked within the Korean Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) since 1989. Since the beginning of 2004 he is the Director of International Policy Division at MIC. 

Other positions he has held within the Ministry of Information and Communication are: Policy advisor to the Minister (2003- 2004), Director of Telecommunications Competition Policy Division and Director of Software Industry Division (2002- 2003), Chief Secretary to the Minister (2001- 2002), Chief Deputy Director of Policy Coordination Division (1996 - 1997), Deputy Director of Info-communication Planning Division (1993 - 1994), Deputy Director of Computer Network Division (1991 - 1992), and Deputy Director of Telecommunications Planning Division (1989 - 1990).

Mr. Min has also acted as Chair of OECD TISP working party (2003- 2004) and as Vice Chair of OECD TISP working party (2002-2003). Between 1998 and 2000 he also served as Project Manager (Committee for Information Computer and Communications Policy/Working Party for Telecommunication and Information Services Policies) at the OECD. 

Prior to joining MIC he worked as Amenities Officer of the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee (1988), and served as Deputy Director of the Ministry of General Affairs (1998).

Mr. Min earned his MBA at the University of Washington, United States, in in 1996, and holds an MA in Public Administration from the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, a BA in History from Yonsei University, Republic of Korea. 

Publications and papers by Mr. Min include:

  • 2001 OECD, "Regulatory Reform in Italy", Telecommunications Industry
  • 2000 OECD, "Interconnection and Local Competition", DSTI/ICCP/TISP(2000)3
  • 1999 OECD, "Regulatory Reform in Japan", Telecommunications Industry OECD, "Regulatory Reform in the Netherlands", Telecommunications Industry OECD, "Telecommunications Regulations: Institutional Structure and Responsibilities", DSTI/ICCP/TISP(99)15/REV1

Mr. Min earned the "President Award" for the excellent work on the "Globalization Project" in 1997.

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Biography of Mr. Giorgio NALIN, Senior Manager, Regulation and Quality of Services Department, Italian Ministry of Communications

Mr. Giorgio Nalin works for the Italian Ministry of Communications as a senior manager responsible for the Communications Regulation Department. 

Prior to taking on this responsibility he worked for the same Ministry within the field of metrology electrical standards and assessment of measuring laboratories. 

Mr. Nalin is the Ministry’s representative in the Communications Committee (COCOM), in the Communications Broadcast Issues sub-group (CBISS) of the European Commission  and in the OECD Working party on Telecommunication and Information Services Policies (TISP).

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Biography of Ms. Sophie NERBONNE, Manager of Economic Affaires, Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (CNIL)

Ms. Sophie Nerbonne is the head of the division in charge of private sector at the CNIL legal division. She has expertise in the area of data protection rules to processings implemented in the private sector. 

Prior to joining CNIL 15 years ago she worked as a lawyer in charge of all legal aspects in a subsidiary of SODEXHO. 

Ms. Nerbonne has a degree in public law from the University of Law in Paris and a post graduate degree in Public Service from the French Institute of Politics (IEP) Publications include articles in professional reviews dealing with banking and economic affairs.

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Biography of Mr. John PALFREY, Executive Director,  Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

As Executive Director of the Berkman Center, Mr. John Palfrey is responsible for working with the faculty directors to set and carry out the Center's ambitious, public-spirited agenda and overseeing the work of its crack team of staff, fellows and students. As Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, Mr. Palfrey has taught "Cyberlaw and the Global Economy", "Digital Democracy," and "Internet & Society: the Technologies and Politics of Control". 

His research interests include the Internet and democracy, intellectual property, and technology law as it relates to commercial transactions. Recent work includes "Public Participation in ICANN" (along with co-authors Noah Eisenkraft, Clifford Chen, and Sam Hwang). Other working papers include "The End of the Experiment: How ICANN's Foray into Global Internet Democracy Failed" (forthcoming, in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology) and "The Accountable Net" (with David R. Johnson and Susan P. Crawford). 

A long-time affiliate of the Berkman Center, Mr. Palfrey comes to the Berkman Center from the law firm Ropes & Gray, where he worked on intellectual property, Internet law, and private equity transactions. Mr. Palfrey is a co-founder and a former officer of a venture-backed technology company. He also served as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Charles River Watershed Association, which does terrific work to clean up our local river. While attending Harvard Law School, he was a Teaching Fellow in Internet Law and served as an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

Mr. Palfrey graduated from Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School. His awards include the Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar to the University of Cambridge and the U.S. EPA Gold Medal (highest national award). John is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bars.

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Biography of Ms. Vanna PALUMBO, Head, International and Community Matters Department, Italian Data Protection Authority

Ms. Vanna Palumbo is currently the head of the International and Community Matters department of the Italian Data Protection Authority. 

Ms. Palumbo has a degree in Law from Rome "La Sapienza" University and has taken post-doctorate courses in Administrative Law and International Law in Rome.


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Biography of Ms. Vivianne PETERS, Vice Chairman, INTUG, and Director, Regulatory Management; Security, Privacy and Compliance for American Express Technologies  

Ms. Vivienne Peters is Vice Chairman of INTUG and member of the UK Communications Management Association and the UK Telecoms Users Association.

Ms. Peters has been a committed consumer lobbyist for the majority of her career. From the mid-1980s through to 1994, she was Chief Executive of the UK Telecommunications Users Association (TUA).

In 1994, she took up a post with American Express as Regulatory Consultant for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for two years then decided she wanted to understand how regulation and legislation was enacted from the inside and joined the UK regulator, OFTEL (now OFCOM), first in the Compliance Directorate and then as Acting Director of Consumer Affairs. Ms. Peters returned to American Express in 1998, as Director Regulatory Affairs but with a much wider global brief. Her particular interests are centered around data privacy, competition policy, convergence of communications media and all issues related to E-commerce.



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Biography of Mr. Jon PRAED, Partner, Internet Law Group

Mr. Praed has been at the forefront of the Internet community's legal battle against unsolicited bulk e-mail.  Over the past seven years, Mr. Praed has obtained nearly $20 million in judgments against spammers on behalf of some of the largest ISPs in the United States.  Most importantly, Mr. Praed has collected millions from spammers on behalf of his clients, and has helped shape the law against spam, including:

  •  an early precedent-setting victory on summary judgment in AOL v. LCGM, 46 F. Supp. 2d 444 (E.D. Va. 1998);

  • an important personal jurisdiction decision in Verizon Online v. Alan Ralsky, 203 F. Supp. 2d 601 (E.D. Va. 2002), that established spammers can be sued wherever their spam causes injury; and 

  • a ground-breaking contempt of court decision in AOL v. CN Productions (E.D. Va. 2002).

Mr. Praed is a frequent speaker at anti-spam conferences, including recent appearances at:  MIT Spam Conference, Cambridge, MA, January 2004 & January 2003; Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group Summit, May 18, 2004, Washington D.C.; ISIPP Spam Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 2004; ISPCON, San Jose, CA, October 20, 2003; FTC Spam Forum, Washington, D.C., May 2, 2003; IETF's Anti-Spam Research Group, San Francisco, CA, March 20, 2003; and National Cyber Crime Conference, Chicago, IL, May 9-11, 2002.  Mr. Praed is also a member of the Program Committee for the Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS).

Prior to forming Internet Law Group, Mr. Praed practiced law with Latham & Watkins, in Washington, D.C. and California.  In addition to his private practice, Mr. Praed also has substantial government service.  In 1995, he served as the first Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Praed served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge John D. Tinder, in the Southern District of Indiana, and for Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard of the Indiana Supreme Court.  Prior to law school, Mr. Praed also served as a Governor's Fellow to Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr.

Mr. Praed received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1989 (summa cum laude), and earned his B.A. in political science from Northwestern University in 1986. Mr. Praed is admitted to the bars of Washington, D.C., Virginia, Indiana and California (inactive).

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Biography of Mr. Matthew PRINCE, CEO and co-founder of Unspam

Mr. Matthew Prince is a leading expert on the law and techniques of fighting spam. He is the CEO and co-founder of Unspam, LLC, a Chicago-based business and government consulting company with the mission of designing effective laws to stop unwanted online messages. 

Over the last four years, Mr. Prince has consulted with state, federal, and international businesses, governments, and organizations wishing to reduce spam. He worked with legislators to help draft portions of the United States Federal CAN-SPAM Act, delivered testimony to the Federal Trade Commission on the effectiveness of various spam-fighting proposals, and authored and lobbied for the passage of the 2004 Children's Protection Registry Act in Utah and Michigan. Similar legislation is currently pending before several other legislatures throughout the United States. 

Earlier this year Mr. Prince served as a featured speaker at the Second Annual MIT Spam Conference. Mr. Prince also teaches as an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School where he is also a Faculty Advisor to the Journal of Computer and Information Law. He is the co-author of the forthcoming law review article "After CAN-SPAM: How States Can Stay Relevant in the Fight Against Spam" and the proposed "No-Email-Collection Metatag" standard. 

Mr. Prince received his J.D. from the University of Chicago and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He studied English and Computer Science at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. 

For more information, visit the UNSPAM website.

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Biography of Mr. Suresh RAMASUBRAMAIAN, Manager, Antispam Operations, Outblaze

Suresh Ramasubramaian is Manager, Antispam Operations at Outblaze, a large provider of managed messaging services for over 40 million users.

He has several years experience in ISP antispam operations, starting with a stint on the abuse desk at Juno (now United Online).

Mr. Ramasubramaian is a founder member and currently coordinator of APCAUCE (the Asia Pacific chapter of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email). APCAUCE organizes two antispam conferences a year, in different cities in the Asia Pacific region. He is also founder president of CAUCE India.

Mr. Ramasubramaian also serves on the management committees of two Asia Pacific regional network operators conferences - APRICOT and SANOG. He has been interviewed about spam by journals ranging from Businessweek and the Wall Street Journal to Wired, PC Mag and Salon. 

Mr. Ramasubramaian is currently writing a book on mail systems administration, to be published by O'Reilly Associates.

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Biography of Mr. Marc ROTENBERG, Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Mr. Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He recently testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism.

Mr. Rotenberg has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection, and is Secretary of the Public Interest Registry. He is editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove) of Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing 2003). 

Mr. Rotenberg is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. 

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Biography of Mr. Enrigue SALEM, President and CEO, Brightmail

Mr. Enrique Salem, is the President and CEO of Brightmail. Having joined Brightmail in April 2002, Enrique is focused on providing the strategy and vision and driving execution that will enable Brightmail to grow its leadership position in securing messaging systems.

Prior to Brightmail, Mr. Salem served as senior vice president of products and technology at Oblix, where he spearheaded corporate strategy and development by leading the company's engineering, product management, and technology groups. Before Oblix, Mr. Salem was vice president of technology and operations at Ask Jeeves Inc. where he was responsible for the engineering group and the company's entire IT operation. Prior to that, he lead the security business unit at Symantec Corporation, helping to grow the unit's revenue from $200 million to $460 million over a three year period. Earlier in his career, Mr. Salem was a vice president at Security Pacific Merchant Bank, where he led projects for the development of real-time trading systems.

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Biography of Mr. Toshihiko SHIBUYA, Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Consumer Policy Division of MPHPT, Japanese Ministry of Public Management, Home Affaires, Posts and Telecommunications 

Mr. Toshihiko Shibuya has been deputy director of the Telecommunications Consumer Policy Division within the Telecommunications Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications, for about one year. He is in charge of anti-spam activity and mobile filtering services within the Ministry.

Mr. Shibuya graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK and holds Msc. Politics of the World Economy.


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Biography of Mr. Hugh STEVENSON, Associate Director for International Consumer Protection, Bureau of Consumer Protection, U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FCC)

Mr. Hugh Stevenson is the Associate Director heading the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's International Division of Consumer Protection. He has moderated various FTC workshops focusing on international consumer protection issues, including jurisdiction, judgment recognition, and alternative dispute resolution, and he moderated the international panel at the FTC's May 2003 spam forum. 

Mr. Stevenson has also served on the U.S. delegations of various international organizations, including the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy. There he chaired the working group on OECD guidelines to protect consumers across borders from fraudulent and deceptive commercial practices. His Division is currently working on proposed legislation to address international consumer protection enforcement issues. Mr. Stevenson was previously Associate Director for Planning & Information, leading the establishment of the FTC's Consumer Response Center; the Consumer Sentinel complaint sharing project; and the identity theft program. 

Mr. Stevenson, a Harvard Law School graduate, has worked at the FTC since 1991.

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Biography of Mr. Mark SUNNER, Chief Technology Officer, MessageLabs

Since joining MessageLabs as Chief Technology Officer in 1997, Mr. Sunner has been the technical visionary and driving force behind the development of the company's industry-leading email security services, which currently protect more than 8,500 businesses worldwide from email-borne threats such as viruses, spam, pornography and other unwanted content.  As the architect behind the MessageLabs technology, Mr. Sunner has led the design and development of one of the world’s most innovative and effective e-mail security systems, and has established the company as one of the most recognized and respected sources of security expertise.  

As MessageLabs’ global spokesperson, Mr. Sunner is regularly quoted on a range of email security issues in leading technology and business publications and broadcast outlets, including CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His expertise and thought-leadership are demonstrated in his numerous addresses to leading IT decision-makers at forums around the world, and his white papers and articles are frequently published in well-known and respected news outlets in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

During his career, Mr. Sunner has designed and created an Internet Server Appliance (co-developed with Cisco), an email-to-fax service, real-time bandwidth usage monitoring systems and a revolutionary statistical interface. 

Mr. Sunner currently sits on the Board of Star Technology Group, which owns MessageLabs and Star Internet. He also heads up the Research and Development teams for Star Internet and MessageLabs. 

Mr. Sunner counts among his most significant achievements the stopping and naming of the 'LoveBug' virus in 1999.  

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Biography of Mr. Lawerence TAN, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)

Mr. Lawrence Tan is a Senior Manager with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. 

Mr. Tan co-ordinates IDA's anti-spam programme. He is also involved in strategic planning and policy formulation on infocomm-related matters such as electronic transaction legislation, personal data protection and infocomm-related IPR issues. He was previously involved in architecting Singapore’s overall ICT strategy as well as the government’s ICT strategy for the public sector. 

Mr. tan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in IT from the University of Wales, Aberystywth.

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Biography of Ms. Gabriela URQUIDI MORALES, Juridical Director, Telecommunications Superintendence of Bolivia

Ms. Gabriela Urquidi Morales is the Juridical Director of the Telecommunications Superintendence of Bolivia. 

Ms. Urquidi Morales accomplishments within field of the telecommunications include: Bolivian delegate for the Andean Community of Nations to go to Beijing, China for an exhibition and visit of the Chinese telecommunications industry in 2003, and panelist at the event "Present-day issues in the Execution of Telecommunications Laws, Policies and Regulations" organized by the ITU and ANATEL in Río de Janeiro in April, 2004. 

Ms. Urquidi Morales was also Legal Counsel (Director) for the Honorable Chamber of Deputies in the Bolivian Congress (1996-1997). Additionally, she worked in the oversight area as Head of Goal and Contract Compliance in the Telecommunications Superintendence, from 1998 to 2003.

Ms. Urquidi Morales was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and obtained a Licenciate in Law degree at the Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo, with specialization in Administrative, Tax and Civil Procedures Law. In 2000 to 2001she was Professor of Tax and Financial law as the Universidad Católica Boliviana San Pablo.

Post-graduate courses include:

  • Orientation in the U.S. Legal System International Law Institute -Washington D.C. (1996),
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers (Harvard Law School, Massachusetts- 1999),
  • Jurisdictional Tutelage of the Administered in the Dawning of the New Century, Universidad de San Pablo CEU Madrid España - 2000), 
  • Utility Regulation & Strategy Training Course, (University of Florida, La Paz - Bolivia, 2001).

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Biography of Derek WYATT, Member of United Kingdom Parliament

For more information please visit the Derek Wyatt website.

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