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Senior Advisor, ESA
completed his academic education in 1990 with a PhD degree in Physics with
speciality in Remote Sensing from the Institut National Polytechnique de
Toulouse, France. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow with the
International Geosphere Biosphere Program and the European Commission, he joined
the European Space Agency in 1991.
position as Head of the Projects Section in the Science Applications and Future
Technologies Department of the Earth Observation Programme Directorate leads him
to manage the Data User Programme in close collaboration with user communities
(e.g. 300+ user organisations involved) and the relevant institutional
communities, such as the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, the
United Nation Environment Programme and the European Environment Agency. He
initiated the GlobSeries that are considered as precursors to the climate change
initiative called “Global Monitoring of the Essential Climate Variable” recently
funded by the Agency’s ministers. He also worked closely with the International
Environmental Conventions secretaries and users on climate change,
desertification, biodiversity, wetlands and world heritage.
He has authored or
co-authored 120 scientific publications in the field of albedo, fire,
vegetation, agriculture, land cover, sea surface temperature, and was nominated
for the best European paper in open literature in 1992. He has acted as a
reviewer for the International Journal of Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing of the Environment and others. He
is a member of international science groups in sea surface temperature, forest
and land cover.
Olivier Arino was appointed Senior Advisor in ESA in 2008.
Eric Jan Bakker
Government Sales Director, Vizada
Eric Jan Bakker is Government Sales Director for Vizada, responsible for the
development of business with military and government organisations in EMEA &
His customers include the French and German Ministries of Defence, for which he
oversees the development and supply of mobile satellite communications services
in support of missions at home and oversees.
Eric Jan has 11 years experience in the satellite sector, beginning his career
with the former Station 12 mobile satellite operator based in The Hague,
Netherlands. During his time there, Eric Jan was responsible for sales of mobile
satellite systems to the maritime industry in most of EMEA & Asia.
He then worked as Business Development Manager for Group 4 Securicor, a global
leader in security solutions, before moving on to work for Vizada. He joined the
latter to head sales efforts with non-governmental organisations and United
Nations accounts before taking on his current role.
Eric Jan has a Bachelors degree in Electronics from the University of Eindhoven
Eric Jan’s focus for end 2009 and beyond is the expansion of Vizada’s
established leading role throughout EMEA & Asia, leveraging the expertise gained
with the French and German Ministries of Defence for other prospective customers
in the region.
Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP)
is Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP), an
initiative that created a comprehensive leadership plan for President Barack
Obama and the U.S. Congress on national energy and climate policy. The plan was
delivered to the Obama Transition Team in November 2008 and was called the Gold
Standard of policy guidance for the incoming President.
Bill also directs a new project called “The Future We Want” project, which is
creating vivid computer animations of life in a sustainable society. The
animations will be featured in an interactive exhibit and World Wide Web site
that will allow the public to not only envision a positive future, but to help
Before joining the University of Colorado to lead these projects, Bill served
for more than a decade as the Central Regional Director for the U.S. Department
of Energy. Among his many projects, he founded DOE’s Center of Excellence for
Sustainable Development and led a team of U.S. experts to help Chinese officials
“green” the Olympic Village for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Bill has worked with more than 150 communities on sustainable development,
including the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In the
1970s, as the editor/publisher of the weekly newspaper in Soldiers Grove,
Wisconsin, he proposed and helped implement a pioneering project to relocate m
of thuchat community from the floodplain of the Kickapoo River and build the
nation's first "solar village". The project has been featured in several books
and television documentaries, cited as a model of what communities worldwide
must do to prevent and cope with global warming.
Bill serves on the global advisory board of Ogilvy Earth, as a senior advisor to
Natural Capitalism Solutions Inc. and on a climate action task force organized
by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. He is a regular contributor to
several prominent blogs on energy, climate and the environment including
Huffington Post, Climate Progress, SolveClimate and the Environmentalist
Magazine. He speaks frequently in the United States and Europe on climate
His most recent book is The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet,
published in October 2008 by St. Martin’s Griffin of New York.
Chief Environmental Strategist, Microsoft
Bernard is the Chief Environmental Strategist for Microsoft and is responsible
for defining and implementing the global strategy for the company’s
environmental efforts. In this role he will assess the company’s environmental
impact at all levels including: working with product groups to create technology
innovations in software and hardware that can help enable customers to minimize
their impact on the environment, assuring responsible business practices that
work to reduce the company’s direct and indirect environmental impact, and
working with partners in industry, government and non-government to engage on
global environmental issues.
has held various positions during his 10 year career at Microsoft. He’s served
in roles ranging from marketing to business and technical management. In these
positions, he has worked with a variety of teams including the Windows group,
MSN, and the Information Worker/Office division. As a Senior Director of Program
Management in Office producing software solutions for the Office platform, Rob’s
group worked on the project which became the foundation for Microsoft’s joint
venture with SAP called “Duet.” As a Product Unit Manager in MSN he was
responsible for growing the online shopping platform to handle millions of
offers from hundreds of retail partners, and as Product Planner for Windows
Update, he was responsible for designing many of the features and user
experience which were the foundation of the updating technologies in Windows.
recently, Bernard was General Manager for Microsoft’s Developer and Platform
Evangelism team where he was responsible for Microsoft’s relationship with over
100 of the world’s largest Independent Software Vendors. In this role, Bernard
also created programs to help the company manage its relationships and approach
to working with over 70,000 ISVs around the globe. In addition, Bernard also
worked on Microsoft’s project with the Clinton Foundation focused on measuring
and tracking greenhouse gas emissions for the C40 cities, a tool that will be
used by cities around the globe to measure and track their greenhouse gas
has a deep personal passion around the subject of Environmental Sustainability
(ES) and proven leadership skills. Prior to his career at Microsoft, he spent
nearly 10 years in the construction and building management industry where he
built and managed industrial and office properties. He attended the Wharton
School of Business where he earned his MBA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in
English Literature from Columbia University. Bernard lives with his family in
Principal Administrator at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Ispra,
Paolo Bertoldi has a Doctor Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 at the
University of Padova (Italy). He has been working with the European Commission
since 1986. From 1986 to 1993 he was working in the EU nuclear fusion project,
Joint Undertaking Torus (JET) in the UK. For 1993 until April 2001, he was
Administrator with the European Commission, DG Energy and Transport (DG TREN,
Brussels Belgium), in charge of EU regulatory and voluntary programmes for the
rational use of energy in end-use equipment, buildings and industry. He was also
in charge of negotiated and long term agreements with industry and tertiary
sectors and the GreenLight programme. Since May 2001, he is Principal
Administrator at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy),
in charge of research activities on energy efficiency policy, the efficient use
of electricity (ICT, data centres, digital TV) and innovative policy instruments
(e.g. white certificates, financing mechanisms, emission trading). He continues
to manage the GreenLight, Motor Challenge and Standby Initiative programmes.
Hugh S. Bradlow
Chief Technology Officer for Telstra
Hugh S. Bradlow is Chief Technology Officer for Telstra and is responsible for
investigating the future technologies that will impact Telstra’s business.
Prior to joining
Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer
Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of
Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.
Bradlow is a graduate in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town
in 1973 and received the D.Phil. degree for research in experimental nuclear
physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy
of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Emeritus Professor of the
University of Wollongong, a Professorial Fellow of the University of Melbourne,
and a recipient of a Centenary Medal from the Commonwealth of Australia. He was
elected the joint 2009 Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year.
Representative of the Board of Management for Sustainability and Climate Change
habil. Ignacio Campino was born in Santiago de Chile on April 13, 1947. He
studied agricultural science at the Catholic
University with a focus on ecology. After obtaining his doctorate and qualifying
as a professor at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, he joined the private
Following several positions involving activities within Germany and abroad, he
became Head of the Central Environmental Affairs Office of Deutsche Telekom AG
in 1995. Today, Dr. Campino is the Representative of the Board of Management for
Sustainability and Climate Change of Deutsche Telekom.
Dr. Campino represents Deutsche Telekom in different initiatives of the business
community for combating the consequences of global warming and promoting
measures for climate protection at global, European and German level.
Dr. Campino is
an experienced and successful specialist in sustainable development. Deutsche
Telekom is since years a leading company in matters of sustainability.
He is member of the Information Society Technologies Advisory Group of the
European Union and was heading the Working Group Sustainability. He is also a
member of the WWF Deutschland Board of Trustees and of the UNESCO Commission’s
German National Committee for the World Decade “Education for Sustainable
also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Potsdam Institute for Climate
Impact Research (PIK).
Chief Executive Officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Paul Dickinson is the Chief
Executive Officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent
non-profit organization providing primary corporate climate change information.
CDP serves as a system through which organizations and businesses disclose their
greenhouse gas emissions and climate change strategies. CDP subsequently uses
this data in order to help shape financial and policy decisions with the mission
of motivating investors, corporations, and governments to prevent dangerous
climate change. This goal is accelerated by CDP’s initiatives to unify corporate
CEO’s, investors, and political leaders to take action against climate change.
As the only global climate change reporting system, CDP is an essential resource
in making effective policy decisions.
Paul Dickinson is also founder
and Chair of EyeNetwork. Europe’s largest video conference booking service, and
prior to founding CDP, founded and built Rufus Leonard, into a multi-million
turnover corporate communications company. Paul is also an established author
including Beautiful Corporations (2000 Financial Times Prentice Hall).
Executive Chairman of LocationBridge
Donnelly is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Institute of
Technology with 20 years International ICT industry experience. He is the new
Chairman of Ireland’s National Digital Hub Development Agency which plans to
increase employment levels from 1000 digital economy professionals to 10,000 at
the Hub over the next 5-7 years.
Concurrently he is Executive Chairman of LocationBridge: A new strategic
advisory service for National Governments, Regions and Federation's, specialisng
in the formulation of radically new Digital Economy Strategies, Telecom NGN
designs, Technologies and Funding models to enable developed and developing
economies to leapfrog early into a new Smart Economic era.
Previously, he was Executive Chairman of Intune Networks, a highly disruptive
ICT Networking company. In 2003, the company's R&D team solved a fundamental
limitation in the use of simplified switching techniques, merged with a new
ultrafast optical transport network developed by the company, to create the
world’s first flat, high speed, low carbon Terabit network. Intune Networks will
prove to be pivotal in delivering the technological changes that are needed to
transform today’s networks from being small packet centric to mega-packet
centric to cope with the wave of video traffic building in the Internet domain.
other roles he served as Executive Chairman of Cinehub, Vice President of
Network Management, Ericsson and Executive Director, Euristix Telecom Ireland.
Consultant, Analysys Mason
David Eurin is one of Analysys Mason’s most experienced consultants. David leads
our Energy practice, and specialises in regulatory economics, commercial
strategy and financial analysis. David has worked for a large number of
operators and public-sector organisations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle
East over the last six years. He has directed projects related to economic
policies, commercial strategy, network planning and cost optimisation. He is
leading an important project on how information and communication technologies
may help reduce carbon emissions. David has an MBA from Collège des Ingénieurs
in Paris, an MSc from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and an MSc
from ENSTA ParisTech in Paris.
Executive Vice President,
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, France
Marc Fossier is the
Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer for the France Telecom–Orange
Group. He was appointed to this newly created executive position on March 2nd,
Previously, Marc Fossier has worked over 20 years
for France Telecom and has held various positions. He joined France Telecom in
1988 as Head of the Industry Division at the Directorate of Industrial
Procurement and International Affairs of France Telecom and later became Chief
of Staff of the Chairman and of the CEO of France Telecom, then Vice President,
Head of the Payphone and Calling Cards Division. In September 2000, he was
appointed at the Executive Committee as Group Executive Vice President Consumer
Wireline Services and Group Vice President Public Affairs. Since 2005, he had
been the Chief Technology Officer for the Group (Group CTO), in charge of
technological strategy, standardization and innovation processes.
his carreer in Industrial Engineering in the USA and in Microelectronics R&D,
Marc Fossier served for the French Administration in charge of Industrial
Development, and he became Special Advisor to the French Minister for Education,
Research and Technology, from 1986 to 1988.
Mr Fossier is a
graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole des Mines.
Mr Fossier is "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite".
Laina Raveendran Greene
CEO and Lead Consultant GET-IT, Inc
Laina Raveendran Greene, is CEO
and Lead Consultant GET-IT, Inc, a strategic marketing and business planning
consulting company based in Silicon Valley focusing on Greening the IT and
telecom industry and the use of ICT to help reduce GHG in other industries (www.getit.org).
She was the co-producer of the Green Planet documentary at TELECOMTV, and has
been actively involved in green related issues professionally as well as
personally (lives in a solar powered home.
started her career in telecoms in 1986 having worked at ITU in Geneva, INTELSAT
in DC, and SingTel in Singapore. Her consulting track record goes back to 1996
with clients including Pacific Internet, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks,
Verisign, Telemedia Italia, International Telecommunication Union, United
Nations, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, and International Development
Research Centre in Canada. She also served as Secretary General of the Asia
Pacific Internet Association, Board Director of Globetel Communications Corp,
Entrepreneur in Residence for the Global Enterprise Marketing program at the
Stanford and founded, ran over 10 years and sold an interactive digital media
company in Singapore. For more information, check
John D. Halamka
Chief Information Officer of Beth
Israel Deaconess Medical Center
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is Chief Information
Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chief Information Officer of
Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network
(NEHEN), Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP),
co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee, and a practicing Emergency Physician.
As Chief Information Officer of
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, he is responsible for all clinical,
financial, administrative and academic information technology serving 3000
doctors, 14000 employees and two million patients. As Chief Information
Officer of Harvard Medical School, he oversees all educational, research and
administrative computing for 18000 faculty and 3000 students. As Chairman of
NEHEN he oversees clinical and administrative data exchange in Massachusetts.
As Chair of HITSP/co-Chair of the HIT Standards Committee he coordinates the
process of electronic standards harmonization among stakeholders nationwide.
Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy for the Intel
Stephen Harper is Global Director of Environment and Energy Policy for the Intel
Corporation. In that capacity, he manages all of Intel’s engagements with
governments globally on environmental and energy issues affecting the company’s
products and factories. Mr. Harper has chaired many high tech industry
environmental groups and coalitions. He currently serves as Chairman of the
International Climate Change Partnership (ICCP) and Co-Chairman of the Digital
Energy Solutions Campaign (DESC). Prior to coming to Intel he directed Amoco
Petroleum’s regulatory services group and was a Senior Policy Analyst at the US
Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to EPA, he was a Vice President in the
environmental policy consulting firm, ICF Consulting. He has an MBA from the
University of Chicago and an MPA in Public and International Affairs from
Stefan Henningsson, MSC
has worked for 8 years to identify and support the small innovators and
enterprises with the big innovations that will be winners in a low carbon
economy, i.e. the enterprises/innovations we need sooner rather than later as we
reduce CO2-emissions globally. The last two years as programme director climate
change in WWF Sweden leading a global team with a clear climate and innovation
agenda with focus on the EU-China-Africa triangle and technology in the global
climate deal. The global opportunities presented by the ICT sector has been a
particular focus from his team. Previously he worked six years at Nutek (Swedish
Government Agency for Economic and Regional Growth under Ministry of Enterprise,
Energy and Communications) where he was responsible for the national programme
of strengthening competitiveness in enterprises with a sustainability-driven
business development agenda. Previously he worked for three years in the UK with
Waste Minimisation in the food and drink industry. Stefan has authored four
peer-reviewed and published research articles in the area of business and
sustainability. He has a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and
Management with specialisation towards Environmental Management. He was a member
of the Swedish Government’s Council for Sustainable Development between 2005 and
2007 with special focus on green growth policy.
Programme Director Climate Change, WWF Sweden Technology and innovation team
member, WWF Global Climate Initiative
David W Hsieh
Hsieh is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in building and
marketing software and services. At
Cisco he has marketing responsibility for Cisco's new business ventures,
primarily focused around Emerging Technologies -- innovative new businesses
created from an internal venture model as well as Business Video and
Sports/Entertainment. Prior to Cisco,
Hsieh was a co-founder of FaceTime Communications, a leader in instant messaging
solutions for large enterprises. He also served as an VP of Products at WebEx,
entrepreneur-in-residence at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Vice
President of Product Marketing at Sybase and Vice President of Worldwide
Marketing and Business Development at LBMS. Hsieh is a graduate of Northwestern
Vice President, Solutions Marketing, Emerging Technologies, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Mr Michel Jarraud is
Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) since January 1st,
2004. WMO is a United Nations’ specialized agency and the authoritative voice
on weather, climate and water (www.wmo.int).
WMO also coordinates the activities of the National Meteorological and
Hydrological Services of its 188 Members.
Before joining WMO as Deputy
Secretary-General in January 1995, Mr Jarraud devoted part of his career to the
internationally renowned European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
He was appointed Deputy Director of the Centre in 1991 having been Director of
the Operational Department since 1990. From June 1978 to December 1985, he was
a researcher in numerical weather prediction at the ECMWF. Mr Jarraud started
his career with Météo-France, as a researcher (September 1976 - May 1978). He
joined the French National Meteorological Service again in January 1986 as
Director of the Weather Forecasting Department, until December 1989.
Mr Jarraud is a scientist and a
meteorologist with degrees from the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique
and the Ecole de la Météorologie Nationale. He is a fellow of the
American Meteorological Society (USA), a member of the Société Météorologique
de France, the Royal Meteorological Society (United Kingdom), the African
Meteorological Society as well as an Honorary Member of the Chinese
Meteorological Society and the Cuban Meteorological Society.
Mr Jarraud was
born in 1952 in Châtillon-sur-Indre, France. He is married and is the father of
Mr Malcolm Johnson
Director of Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU
- Elected Director of the ITU
Telecommunication Standardisation Bureau at the
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2006
- Extensive knowledge of the ITU gained over
- During 1991-2006 acted as Head or Deputy
Head of UK Delegations to all ITU world
conferences, assemblies and advisory groups
- Reputation for conciliation, co-operation
- Proposed the new Global Standards
Collaboration (Sydney, 2001)
- Chaired the Reform Group on standardization
prior to the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2002
- Initiated many reforms in the ITU-T to
speed-up the work and increase the role of the
- Established the Commonwealth ITU Group in
2002 and chaired it until 2006
- Developed the process for regional
preparations for ITU conferences, established
and chaired first interregional group to prepare
for an ITU conference (1995)
- During 1988-1992 worked in the European
Commission – responsible for the projects and
legislation supporting the development of the
GSM and DECT technical standards
- Represented the European Commission in CEPT
and the European Telecommunications
Standardization Institute (ETSI)
- Has been responsible for many new
initiatives in the management, structure and
functioning of the ITU
Head of Telecommunication Standardization Policy Division,
Arthur Levin was the lead
ITU staff member in the organization of the two phases of the World Summit on
the Information Society and has served as a senior policy adviser and legal
counselor with the Union. He organized and was Executive Secretary of the ITU
Plenipotentiary Conferences in 2002 and 2006 and is presently Head of
Standardization Policy (TSB.
also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of law at the Franklin Pierce
Law Center in the United States, where he teaches a course on International
Telecommunications Law and the Internet.
previously served as Legal Adviser of the OECD in Paris and as a senior attorney
with regulatory agencies in the United States and with private law firms in
Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles and books on regulatory
He has a J.D. with honors
from George Washington Law Center and a B.S. with honors from Cornell University
Director General of the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU)
On January 2007, he was elected by the ASBU General Assembly to the post of ASBU
Director General for a four – year Term
his career in the journalism field and was Editor in Chief of the daily French
language news paper “La Presse”, then becoming the Director of this news paper.
several positions related to information and broadcasting , mainly, Director
General of the Tunisian Radio and Television Establishment, Director General of
the Tunisian External Communications Agency and member of the ( Tunisian )High
also assumed ministerial and diplomatic responsibilities as Minister of Tourism
and Handicraft, Delegate Minister for Communication, and Ambassador of Tunisia
in Riyadh (K.S.A).
Deputy Champion Green ICT (United Kingdom)
Mrs McGregor has
been named “one of the most significant drivers of Green ICT in the western
world” by Computer Weekly. She is Founder and Government Deputy Champion of
the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) Green
ICT Delivery Unit (GDU) of the Cabinet Office. It is this Unit that published
the UK's Greening Government ICT Strategy and is today delivering pan-government
CIO Roadmaps for sustainable ICT. She leads the Ministry of Defence pan-MoD
Green ICT Strategy Unit and is also Co-Chair of the SOCITM Local Government
Green ICT working group where Green ICT best practice and KPI's are reviewed and
Mrs. McGregor serves Internationally at The United Nations Agency, ITU, as its
ITU-T JCA Green ICT Liaison Officer to the OECD and European Commission. She
also works with a number of International climate change and environmental
groups including Global Action Plan European Leaders in IT (ELIT) and the UK
WEEE Directive sub group for the re-use and resale of electronic goods.
the Cabinet Office she served two consecutive appointments to the UK Ministry of
Defence: DCSA DFN and DE&S DSA where she was Chief Whitehall Advisor. Prior to
the MoD she was Director, Central Government Departments for a Department of
Trade and Industry (DTI) initiative called The National Aggregation Board
(NAB). She has a comprehensive private sector IT background and was formerly
Head of e-business and e-commerce for Richemont Luxury Group holding a
significant portfolio of International ICT e-business financial investments.
Chairman of the Board Global e-Sustainability Initiative
Luis brings fourteen years in International
Telecommunications to the GeSI Board. He is currently serving as Head of
Sustainable Development and Environment at Deutsche Telekom. He has served as
the Deputy General Secretary of Communications International, and worked for 25
years for Marconi (now Portugal Telecom) as Department Head. He was a permanent
member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and
"Chair" of diverse Work groups. Luis has been involved with GeSI since 2004.
Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer
Phillips has degrees in Physics and Business Administration and is a Chartered
Engineer with over 20 years experience in the telecoms industry. In the 1980’s
Tom led British Aerospace’s satellite communications business development
activities in South East Asia.
he helped start mobile operator Orange, where he led the company’s UK licence
application, and then joined PA Consulting Group’s London Practice, where he
worked for global clients on strategy and market analysis assignments.
Tom joined Cable & Wireless as Strategy Director and was later appointed Group
Director, Public Policy, responsible for Cable & Wireless’s relationships with
governments, regulators and policy influencers, across their 55 country
joined the GSM Association in March 2004, as Chief Government and Regulatory
Affairs Officer, where he leads the public policy agenda with governments, on
behalf of the Association’s 700+ operator members, who in turn deliver service
to over 2.5 billion mobile users, world-wide.
Director General of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Réveillon took up the position of EBU Secretary General on 1 February 2004.
Following certain changes to the EBU statutes, Jean Réveillon became EBU
Director General, effective 5 July 2007.
Prior to this, Jean
Réveillon was Deputy Director-General and Director of broadcasting at France
3 as of December 1999.
1992 to 1998, Jean Réveillon was Director of sport at France 2 and France 3.
From 1990 to 1992, he was Director of France 3 Nord/Pas-de-Calais/Picardie and
from 1984 to 1990 Director of development at La Voix du Nord. From 1967 to 1984,
Jean Réveillon worked as a sports journalist, deputy head and then head of
sports services at La Voix du Nord (regional daily) and editor-in-chief of La
Voix des Sports.
He is the
author of two books: "Le Dakar, une
aventure, un rêve" (1984 - Presse de la Cité) and
"Le désert au coeur" (1989 -
Olivier Orban). Jean
Réveillon is a knight of the Légion d'Honneur (2005) and of the Ordre National
du Mérite, winner of the Prix Henri Desgranges awarded by the Académie des
Sports (1998), holder of the Medal of Honour of the Senate (1997) and the
Trophée Lumière du Communiquant Nord/Pas-de-Calais (1999).
Vice-President of Bell Labs Research, Alcatel-Lucent
Rittenhouse is Vice President of Bell Labs Research, overseeing all research
centers and activities for Alcatel-Lucent. In this role he has overall
responsibility for technology creation and delivery into the broader company.
Prior to this he headed the Bell Labs' Technology Integration Group, with the
primary mission of taking Bell Labs research assets and innovations and driving
them, through development activities and project management, into Alcatel-Lucent
products and services. In this position Gee was closely connected with all of
Alcatel-Lucent's business divisions, interlocking their needs and strategies
with Bell Labs' research activities, priorities, and innovations areas. Before
that Gee was Vice President, Bell Labs Wireless Research.
received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of
California, Los Angeles in 1986. Then in 1993 he received his Ph.D. degree in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. He joined Bell Laboratories as a member of technical staff in 1993
where he worked on high-speed circuits using X-ray lithography for optical
networking applications. In 2002 he received the Bell Labs Fellow Award. He
has numerous publications and patents in the areas of communications and
Chief Technology Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks
Stephan Scholz is the Chief Technology Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks. Since
the foundation of Nokia Siemens Networks in 2007 he is responsible in this
capacity for all research projects, future technology developments,
standardization activities, IPR-strategy as well as company-wide platform
He joined Siemens in 1990 after graduating from the Technische Universität
München and the Max Planck Institute for High Energy Physics.
In Siemens Communications he was heading the Carrier Development worldwide being
responsible for all carrier products including softswitches, gateways and next
generation applications like IPTV, and their respective network management.
Previous to this, he was Senior Vice President of Wireline Networks Carrier
Convergence, Vice President of Product Management at Siemens’ Wireline Networks
Carrier Switching Division, and held various sales, marketing and business
management positions at Siemens Information Communication Networks, in the
United States from 1997 to 1999.
President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
Björn Stigson has extensive
experience in international business. He began his career as a financial analyst
with the Swedish Kockums Group. From 1971-82 he held various positions in
finance, operations and marketing with ESAB, the international supplier of
equipment for welding. In 1983-91 he was President and CEO of the Fläkt Group, a
company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and the world leader in
environmental control technology. Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, in
1991 he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s
Executive Management Group. In 1995 he was appointed President of the World
Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200
leading international corporations.
Björn Stigson has served on the board of a variety of international companies
and organizations. He is presently a member of the following boards/advisory
councils: Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; China Council for International
Cooperation on Environment and Development and Co-Chair of its China Low Carbon
Economy Task Force; Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI); Global Energy
Assessment Council; Harvard Environmental Economics Program; India Council for
Sustainable Development; Energy Business Council of the International Energy
Agency (IEA); America’s Climate Choices Initiative of the US Congress; and the
Veolia Sustainable Development Advisory Committee. He is also Chair of the Peer
Review of German Sustainability Policies.
Dr Hamadoun I. Touré
Dr Hamadoun Touré was elected Secretary-General at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, in November 2006 and took office on 1 January 2007.
He served as Director BDT from 1998 until 2006.
Born on 3 September 1953, Hamadoun Touré holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Leningrad (LEIS, USSR) and Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the University of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of Moscow (MTUCI, Russia).
Dr Touré is committed to make ITU an innovative, forward looking organization adapted to meeting the challenges created by the new ICT environment and to spearhead the Union towards implementing the resolutions of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). As Director BDT from 1999 until 2006, he played a significant role in the WSIS process by launching numerous projects based on partnership building with International Organizations, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector.
He is married with four children and two granddaughters.
Prior to his election as Director of BDT in 1998, Dr Hamadoun Touré was Africa's Regional General Manager for ICO Global Communications (1996–1998). He spearheaded the company's activities from its Africa Regional Office in South Africa, where he laid the foundation to ensure the successful introduction and operation of ICO's regional operations: marketing and network distribution, coordination with service partners, regulators and operators of fixed, mobile and special services.
He joined the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) in December 1985 where he occupied several important positions. From 1986 to 1990, he was Telecommunications Officer of INTELSAT Assistance and Development Programme (IADP). In this capacity he participated in several IADP projects including the design of earth stations, feasibility studies for domestic satellite communication systems and the implementation of technologies such as time division multiple access (TDMA) and demand assignment multiple access (DAMA) in several developing countries.
From 1990 to 1994, he was INTELSAT's Director for the Africa Region and later served as the Group Director for Africa and the Middle East from 1994 to 1996. During this time, he took an active part in the continental initiative launched by the Regional African Satellite Communications Organization (RASCOM) to pool trans¬ponders on the INTELSAT system. He pioneered studies for regional interconnectivity and worked closely with all African and the Middle East countries to enhance the development of their telecommunication infrastructure. In these positions he managed annual revenue budgets of more than USD 115 million.
He is well known for his steadfast commitment to projects such as AFROSAT, AFSAT, PANAFTEL (Pan-African Telecommunications Network), as well as for his contributions to numerous conferences and meetings of ITU, INTELSAT, RASCOM, PATU (Pan-African Telecommunications Union), PANAFTEL and CAPTAC (Conference of Post and Telecommunication Administrations of Central Africa).
On the national scene, he was Manager of the Sulymanbougou II earth station in Bamako, Mali, where he coordinated activities between the country's national Office des postes et télécommunications (OPT) and TELEMALI in 1985. Later that year, he headed OPT's Satellite Communications Section.
From 1981 to 1984, he was Engineer in charge of operation and maintenance of the International Satellite earth station in Bamako, Mali. He interfaced with the International Switching Centre in Bamako in 1980 and with the PANAFTEL microwave terminal from October 1979.
His sound operation and maintenance of satellite communications earth stations earned him the reputation of a committed manager.
Dr Touré's language and negotiating skills help him to efficiently broker agreements in several international arenas. He is proficient in three official languages of the Union: English, French and Russian.
- Decorations and honorary titles
- Knight of the National Order of Mali
- Officer of the National Order of Côte d’Ivoire
- Doctorate honoris causa from the Odessa National Academy of Telecommunications (Ukraine)
- Honorary Citizen of the city of Grecia (Costa Rica)
Chief Sustainability Officer of BT Group
As Chief Sustainability Officer, Chris
Tuppen’s remit covers all aspects of BT’s approach to sustainability and
corporate responsibility issues. In addition to helping set the company’s
sustainability strategy he is directly responsible for producing the
company’s corporate accountability report and frequently engages with
strategic stakeholders including regulators, investors and customers.
In parallel to his role within BT, Chris
plays an active part in a number of prominent bodies. Chris has served on
the boards of CSR Europe and of the US charity, Business for Social
Responsibility. He co-chaired the Global Reporting Initiative’s measurement
working group and chaired the Global e- Sustainability Initiative and the
European Telecommunication Network Operators Association’s environmental
working group. He was a co-editor of the report SMART 2020 – Enabling the
Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age.
He is currently a member of the Executive
Board of the Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Forum, the
Council of AccountAbility, an international membership organisation
committed to enhancing social and ethical accountability, and the social and
environmental committee of the Association of Chartered Certified
In January 2008 he was named by a special
Guardian newspaper panel of prominent environmental figures as one of the 50
people who could save the planet from climatic disaster
Counsellor of ITU-R Study Group 7
Mr. Alexandre Vassiliev,
Counsellor of ITU-R Study Group 7 (Science services) and Working Party 5B
(Maritime and aeronautical mobile, and radiodetermination services), BR Focal
point on Emergency Radiocommunications and Radiocommunications and Climate
He has published numerous
articles and has state patents
on radiocommunicaiton systems and devices.
Alexandre VASSILIEV has worked in the ITU since 1989 in Radiocommunication
services and in the Study Group departments. He participated in development and
maintenance of several Frequency Plans for terrestrial and space services, as
well as in many World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences,
Radiocommunication Assemblies, Forums and seminars. He represented ITU at
meetings of UN Agencies, Regional Groups and other national and international
Prior to joining ITU, Mr VASSILIEV worked as the Deputy Director of the
Leningrad’s regional radio research and development institute (LONIIR). He was
responsible for departments carrying out the studies in spectrum management and
development of equipment for satellite and radio-relay systems.
First Executive President of the Ericsson Group
Appointed President and
Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Group, as of January 1, 2010
Hans Vestberg is First
Executive President of the Ericsson Group, the world's leading provider of
telecommunications solutions and related services to mobile and fixed network
operators. Ericsson is the largest supplier of mobile communications
technologies as well as a leader in broadband solutions. Working in 175
countries, Ericsson has more than 82,500 employees and generated revenue of USD
27 billion (SEK 209 billion) in 2008. The company was founded in 1876 and is
headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Together with the rest of
Ericsson’s management team, Vestberg is focused on advancing the company‘s
vision of ‘An all communicating world’ through innovation, technology, and
sustainable business solutions.
Vestberg was born 1965 in
Hudiksvall, Sweden. He graduated from Uppsala University with a Bachelor of
After graduation in 1991,
he joined Ericsson in Hudiksvall. In June 1992 Vestberg started as Financial
Analyst of Asia, Africa and Latin America and was partly located in China. In
1994 Vestberg was appointed Financial Director at Ericsson in Chile. Between
1995 and 2002 he held various positions within finance for Ericsson in Brazil
and the USA. In 2002 he was appointed CEO and President of Ericsson in Mexico.
And in July 2003 he was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Business
Unit Global Services. Vestberg became CFO and Head of Finance in October 2007.
Hans Vestberg is appointed President and Chief Executive Officer as of January
assignments; Board member, Vice Chairman Audit Committee and Vice Chairman
Finance Committee of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Board member and
Vice Chairman Audit committee at ST-Ericsson. President, Swedish Handball
Hans Vestberg is a founding
member of the United Nations Digital Health Initiative's Advisory Board, and
speaks frequently about the role of telecommunications in helping to solve some
of the global challenges of our time, including climate change.
Vestberg is married with
Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN)
Younes is presently the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications
and Navigation (SCaN). He is responsible for NASA's space communications and
navigation infrastructure and services. Mr. Younes manages the SCAN Program
Office at NASA Headquarters and oversees all NASA telecommunications and
navigation projects and networks, including NASA's Space Network (SN),
Near-earth Network (NEN), and Deep Space Network (DSN). Mr. Younes is also
responsible for data standards and spectrum for the Agency as well as the
development of enabling technologies critical to meeting the Agency's vision for
an integrated SCaN architecture aligned with NASA's future space exploration
returning to NASA in 2007, Mr. Younes was the DoD Director for Spectrum
Management with responsibility for spectrum policy and strategic planning and
implementation for the Department of Defense. Under his leadership, the
Department has successfully negotiated major win-win agreements with the FCC,
NTIA, and US private sector. He has successfully led the DoD spectrum management
organization to become more proactive in addressing RF and spectrum issues and
has been instrumental in transforming the management and use of the
electromagnetic spectrum within and outside the Department. He has played a lead
and positive role in developing the Presidential Initiative Recommendations on
Younes' experience spans over twenty five years of leadership in microwave and
RF systems engineering and technology. His interpersonal skills and rich
linguistic ability have been instrumental in furthering US objectives both
nationally and abroad. He has over ten years of involvement in various forums of
the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and has provided direct
support to US ambassadors to three World Radio Conferences (WRCs).
Younes is a recipient of the 2005 Meritorious Presidential Rank Award. He is a
member of Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society. He holds a Masters in
Electronics Engineering from Catholic University of America and had completed
all his PhD requirements except for the dissertation.