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 Virtual International Symposium on ICTs and Climate Change
 Seoul, Korea, 23 September 2009 Contact:

Co-Organized by the ITU and Korea Communications Commission (KCC)

Hosted by KCC and supported by Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA)

This is a bold experiment to conduct an entirely virtual Symposium and demonstrate the power of ICTs to combat climate change. Speakers will be participating virtually from locations around the world to a global audience. The main broadcast will take place from the Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, Korea.


Mr. See Joong Choi, Chairman, Korea Communications Commission (KCC)

Position Chairman
Broadcasting and Communications Commission
Republic of Korea
Address 20, Sejong-ro, Jongro-gu
Seoul, Korea
Phone +82-2-750-1000
B.A. in Political Science, College of Social Sciences, Seoul National University
Dae Ryun High School, Daegu City
Professional Experience
2008 Mar - Present Chairman, Broadcasting and Communications Commission
2008 Jan - Feb Advisor, Preparatory Committee for the Presidential Inaugural Ceremony of the 17th President of Korea
1994 Jun - 2007 May President, Gallup Korea
1993 Feb- 1994 May Deputy Chief, Editorial Department (Retired from Donga Ilbo)
1988 Editorial Column Writer, Donga Ilbo
1988 Chief, Politics Department, Donga Ilbo
1986 Vice Chief, Politics Department, Donga Ilbo
1985 Editorial Writer of Politics, Donga Ilbo
1980 Research Commissioner, Research Institute for National Security and Unification
1965 Sept Reporter, Politics Department, Donga Ilbo
1963 Reporter, Dong-Yang News Agency

Dr. Keith Dickerson, BSc PhD CEng MIEE MBCS, ITU-T SG5 WP3 Chairman, UK

Keith Dickerson has worked in the ICT industry for over 30 years and is currently Head of Standards as part of BT Innovate & Design. He provides direction to all BT’s international standards activities working closely with senior management to identify the key technologies for BT and the standards required to support BT programmes such as the 21st Century Network. Keith directs a team of professional engineers participating in standards in all areas related to ICT. He is responsible for developing strategies for BT’s participation in many standards bodies and fora including ITU. He was responsible for hosting the IETF in London in 2001 and is a member of the Internet Society (ISOC).

Keith takes a keen interest in Climate Change issues and organized and ran the 2nd ITU symposium on ICTs and Climate Change hosted by BT in London in June 2008. This built on the results of the 1st ICTs and Climate Change symposium held in Kyoto in April, and covered issues such as how standards for ICT equipment can contribute to reducing their Greenhouse Gas emissions, how ICTs can contribute to reductions in emissions in other sectors, and how we can address behavioral and cultural barriers to changing our working practices. One of the conclusions was that investment in GHG-reducing ICTs can be seen as a “smart opportunity” in that it not only helps in saving the planet but also contributes to reducing costs and improving profitability. Keith subsequently acted as editor of the resolution on ICTs and Climate Change during WTSA in Johannesburg in October 2008, and was able to build an international consensus to reach a successful conclusion. He is now Chairman of ITU-T SG5 WP3 ICTs & Climate Change. br>
Mr. Koichi Fujinuma, Deputy Director, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan

Koichi Fujinuma is a deputy director at Advanced Information Systems and Software Division, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), government of Japan. His current role at MIC is to promote ICT policies in terms of addressing Climate Change.

Prior to this position, he was a deputy director for resource allocation, Secretariat of the Council for Science and Technology Policy (CSTP), Cabinet Office, government of Japan. He holds Master's degrees from Stanford University and Columbia University.

Ms. Sangeeta GUPTA, Director, IT and Services Division, The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), India

Ms Sangeeta Gupta is Director of Information Technology Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) where she has worked since 1990. She has Master's degree in Computer Applications from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She has over fifteen years of experience in using ICT tools for research, dissemination and communication in the field of sustainable development. She specializes in designing web-based knowledge management and information systems. She is heading TERI’s activities in the use of ICT and its applications for rural development.

H. E. Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Information and Communications, Viet Nam

H.E. Nguyen Thanh Hung is vice minister of Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Viet Nam (August 2007 – present). He is responsible for the fields of Posts and Courier; Legal Affairs; Science and Technology; Intellectual Property Rights; Standards and Quality; and International Economic Integration.

Mr. Hung received his Engineering degree in Germany in 1986. From 1986 to 1991, he worked as an engineer of Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications, Viet Nam. Then, he was appointed Deputy Director General of Science Technology and International Cooperation Department of Department General of Posts and Telecommunications (DGPT), Vietnam from 1995 to 2002. After that, he became Director General of International Cooperation Department of Ministry of Post and Telematics (MPT) from 2002 to 2006. From March 2006 to July 2007, H.E. Hung was vice minister of MPT, Viet Nam.

Dr. Hyung-Kook Kim, Chairman, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Korea

Nationality Republic of Korea
Date of Birth August 10, 1942
Address 14th FL. Seoul Central Bldg, 136Seolin-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea, 110-729
Telephone 82-2-735-2160
Fax 82-2-735-2162
Contact Person Name Jinyoung Kim
Contact Person Email
Contact Person Telephone 82-2-735-2539
Profile Chair of Presidential Committee on Green Growth, 2009.1.-Present
  Chair of Korean National Commission on Sustainable Development, 2008.5. -2009.1.
  Emeritus Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, 2007.9. -2008.5.
  Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, 1990.11-1994.11.
  Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, 1975.3-2007.8.

Dr. Kwangsu Kim, Director, Korea Communications Comission (KCC), Korea

1994 Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea
2007 Master & Ph.D of Computer Science, University of Southern California, USA
94. 4. 18 29th Higher Civil Service Examination of technology
97. 11. 7 Deputy Director, Information Planning Office, MIC
02. 2. 19 Deputy Director, Information Technology Policy Bureau, MIC
07. 12. 13 Director, Frequency Planning Team Division, MIC
08. 4. 14 Director, Planning Team of OECD Ministers Meeting, KCC
08. 7. 3 Head, Regional Radio Management Office of Daejeon, MIC
09. 2. 17 Director, Green ICT & Technology Policy Division, KCC

Mr. Sang  Jin Kim, Manager, New Media Research Team, SBS, Korea

Sangjin Kim is a manager of the institute of technology, SBS. Also he is the leader of new media research team of SBS. Sangjin Kim received his BS in electrical engineering from Yonsei University in 1989, and MS in electrical engineering from Yonsei University in 1991.

His research interests include new digital TV service, DMB service, mobile TV, IPTV, data broadcasting service and open hybrid TV. He was awarded ABU Broadcasting Engineering Excellence Awards 2007 for the contribution of developing service and technology of DMB.

Prof. Seungdo Kim, Director, Research Center for Climate Change

Academic Background
1984 B.S. Seoul National University major in Oceanography
1992 M.S. University of Illinois-Urbana major in Environmental Engineering
1995 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison major in Environmental Engineering
Professional Career
1988 - 1990 Researcher  
1995 - 1997 Research Fellow  
1997 - Present Professor  
2004 - Present Lead Reviewer  
2007 POSCO Professor  
2008 - Present Director  
2009 - Present Editorial Board Member  
Research Interests
GHG Emission Estimation and Inventory Development
Industrial Ecology
Environmental Assessment by LCA
Carbon Footprints and Ecological Footprints
Strategy Development for GHG Mitigation

Mr. Chaesub Lee, ITU-T SG13 Chairman, Korea

(Nationality: Korea, Rep. of)

Chae Sub LEE has been working in the telecoms standardisation field for over 20 years. He has actively involved in regional standards in ASTAP, APT, TTA and CJK in the area of network standards.

He has been involved in ITU-T standards development for the ISDN, GII, IP-based networks, NGN and IPTV. He was mainly involved in ITU-T Study Group 13 as a rapporteur and working party chairman on Architecture and Interworking areas since 1988.

He served ITU-T activity as a vice-chairman of SG13 from 2001 till 2008. He shared his role as a Vice-Chairman of ITU-T IPTV Focus Group since July 2006 and as a Chairman of NGN Focus Group from June 2004 till November 2005.

He is now Chairman of ITU-T SG13 which is a lead group of standard development on NGN, IPTV, FMC and Future Networks for the study period 2009~ 2012.

After a career of twenty years with KT as a senior researching engineer, he has been an invited researching staff to ETRI.

He contributed IEEE Com Magazine work several times as a reviewer and guest editor mainly NGN, QoS and IPTV related issues.
Mr. Myung Sung Lee, Executive Vice President, SKT, Korea

Date of birth : February 7th, 1955

CTO(Chief Technology Officer) and Executive Vice President, u-CityBusiness Division, SK Telecom

Address : SK T-Tower, 11, Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Office : Phone. +82-2-6100-5509 Fax. +82-2-6100-7923
Email :

Education background
1982.1 - 1986.9 Ph.D. University of Michigan
Dept. Computer Science & Electrical Engineering
Major // Computer Engineering
1980.9 - 1981.12 Master University of Michigan, EECS
Major // Computer Engineering
Minor // Communication Theory
1973.3 - 1978.2 Bachelor Seoul National University
Major// Electronic Engineering
Business Background
Business Background
2008.1~ SK Telecom( CTO and Head of u-City Business Division)
2006.2 - 2007.12 SK Holdings
2004.1 - 2005.12 SK Telecom (Strategic Technology Division)
2000.12 - 2003.7 SK Telecom (Institute of Network Technology)
1999.7 - 2000.12 SK Telecom (Central R&D Center)
1996.3 - 1999.6 Professor, Information & Communication Engineering, Sejong Univ, Korea
1992.8 - 1996.2 Korea Telecom
1986.10 - 1992.8 AT&T Bell Laboratories (Member of Technical Staff)
1983.5 - 1986.4 University of Michigan Computer Research Laboratory
Research & Teaching Assistant

Mr. Arthur Levin, Head, Policy Division, ITU-TSB

Mr. Arthur Levin was the lead ITU staff member in the organization of the two phases of the World Summit on the Information Society and has served as a senior policy adviser and legal counselor with the Union. He organized and was Executive Secretary of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conferences in 2002 and 2006.

He also holds an appointment as an adjunct professor of law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in the United States, where he teaches a course on International Telecommunications Law and the Internet..

He previously served as Legal Adviser of the OECD in Paris and as a senior attorney with regulatory agencies in the United States and with private law firms in Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles and books on regulatory topics.

He has a J.D. with honors from George Washington Law Center and a B.S. with honors from Cornell University.
Ms. Catalina  McGregor, UK Government Deputy Champion, UK

Mrs McGregor has been named 'one of the most significant drivers of Green ICT in the western world'. She is Founder, former Chair and currently Government Deputy Champion of the Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer’s (CTO) Council 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 Green iCT Roadmaps for sustainable ICT. She is also Co-Chair of the SOCITM Local Government Green ICT working group where Green iCT best practice and KPI's are reviewed and developed.

Mrs. McGregor serves Internationally as Liaison Officer to The United Nations ITU Focus Group for ICT and Climate Change to the OECD and European Commission as well as the US Government EPEAT Standards Body. She also works with a number of International climate change and environmental groups including Global Action Plan European Leaders in IT (ELIT) and the UK WEEE Directive sub group for the re-use and resale of electronic goods.

Prior to the Cabinet Office she served two consecutive appointments to the UK Ministry of Defence: DFN and DE&S DSA where she was Chief Whitehall Advisor. Prior to the MoD she was Director, Central Government Departments for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 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 financial portfolio of International ICT e-business investments and interests.

Mr. Ivan Huang Rantong, Senior Marketing Manager, Huawei, China

Mr. Ivan Huang is a senior marketing manager in Business Solution Department of Huawei Technologies, where he is responsible for the development of business solutions, e.g. green solution to tackle energy efficiency issues.

Mr. Ivan Huang joined Huawei in 2001, since then, he served as a technical engineer, technical sales, marketing manager, in over 20 markets / countries. He’s role was to develop appropriate applications and services for different market, aiming to improve operational efficiency of the local enterprise / corporate and promoting new communication lifestyle. And now, he is a member of corporate green work group, he collaborates to the development of green solution as interface between customers and internal organizations. He has publications in the telecommunications field. Recently, jointly with Telecom Italy, he submitted a paper to Intelec named “An overview of available and future technical solutions”.
Ms. Ying Shea, Manager, Government Affairs - Asia Pacific, Cisco, China

Ms. Ying Shea, currently Executive Director, Green & Sustainability, APAC, Cisco has nearly twenty years experiences in business, technology, government affairs, public policy and foreign investment in Asia and specifically in China. Ms. Shea has developed a deep understanding of government relations and has built up connections within most key Chinese ministries and institutions both at central and local levels.

Ying has special expertise in telecommunications and IT policy and was involved in regulatory and policy issues on behalf of foreign multinationals and investors of China's 3G standard. She had advised the European Commission on its Information Society initiatives with the China State Council Information Office.

Ying has worked with Chinese and foreign companies in a variety of industries such as Telecom & IT, medical & health, education, media and financial services to undertake market research, identify investment opportunities, evaluate potential partners, conduct feasibility studies and due diligence investigations, assist in the negotiation of joint ventures and advise on government relations issues with which, in China, all these activities are interlinked.

Ying is a native of the People's Republic of China and was educated in China, the US and Canada. For the past 20 years she has lived and worked in US, Canada, Korea, Hong Kong and China with her husband and two sons.
Mr. Sam Soo PYO, CTO, Korea Telecom (KT), Korea, President, Technology Strategy Office, KT

1974. 2. 26 Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
1976. 2. 20 Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)
1985. 12. 18 Doctor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
1984 Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
1986 Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
1993 Samsung Electronics Co./ Director
1999 Hyundai Information Technology Co./ President
2001 Woori Finance Information System Co. / President
2005 Oracle Corporation Korea Branch / President
2009 KT / President (CTO)

Dr. Yasuyuki Sugiyama, Project Manager, Environmental Management & Provisioning Project, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan

Executive Manager, Research Planning Section, concurrently, Project Manager, Environmental Management & Provisioning Project, NTT Energy and Environment Systems Laboratories.

He received his B.S., M.S., and Dr. Eng. degrees in electronic engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1985, 1987, and 1994. In 1987, he joined NTT Electrical Communication Laboratories, and from 1987 to 1993, he worked on optical data storage systems. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 1998. Since 2002, he has been studying the environmental impact of ICT systems. He was a Senior Manger, Environmental Protection Office at NTT from 2006 to 2009.
Mr. Alexandre Vassiliev, Study Group Counsellor, ITU-BR Alexandre V. 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 Radiocommunications and Climate Change.

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. He represented ITU at meetings of UN Agencies, Regional Groups and other national and international organizations.

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.
Mr. Ulf Wahlberg, Vice President, Industry and Research Relations at Group Function Technolgy & Portfolio Management, Ericsson

Ulf Wahlberg joined Ericsson in 1984, conducting research in the area of speech coding and signal processing. Ulf has since then held various senior management positions within product development in the digital mobile systems area and has played a leading role in development of radio base stations for the 2G and 3G mobile standards.

In 2003 to 2007 he was the head of Ericsson Research.

Since 2007 Ulf Wahlberg is Vice President, Industry and Research Relations within Group Function Technology and Portfolio Management, working with Ericsson’s external contacts and cooperation with partners, customers, universities, research institutes and governments. More recently Ulf has become actively engaged in the company's sustainability agenda, both on a policy issue as well as in various industry fora. He frequently speaks on sustainability issues and has both a personal and professional passion about the area.

Mr. Cosmas ZAVAZAVA, Head of Division, ITU-BDT

Dr. Cosmas L. Zavazava (Ph.D, MBA, LLM (Master of Laws in Telecommunication and Information Technology), MA International Relations (suma cum laude), BBA, Diplomas in Telecommunications and Computer Systems Engineering) is the Head of Division for the Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, and Emergency Telecommunications within the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union. He has extensive experience in fund raising, formulating and implementing ICT projects for the general development of countries, and for the effective management of disasters including climate change adaptation. He has written articles/papers and a host of books on this subject.

Cosmas Zavazava spent many years as Head of Government Telecommunications Agency in Zimbabwe, and has extensive experience as a senior diplomat and negotiator at both bilateral and multilateral levels. He also taught MBA classes at Nottingham Trent University.


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