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Workshop on challenges, perspectives and standardization issues in E-Government
Geneva, 5-6 June 2003

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CVs of speakers

John Borras
Assistant director, Technology Policy
Office of e-Envoy

John Borras is responsible for the management of various UK e-Government technical frameworks, including the Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) and the UK GovTalk website. He manages various UK working groups that support the frameworks and also represents OeE and UK on various European and International standards groups. He is the chair of two OASIS Technical Committees, one on e-voting standards and one on e-government standards.
Jean-Marc Cambien
Counsel (Senior Manager)
PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax Consultants, Brussels

Jean-Marc Cambien, is a chartered Tax Counsellor with the Belgian Institute of Chartered Accountants and Tax Counsellors (IAB-IEC). He is specialized in VAT (with a focus on companies in the technology and telecommunications sector) amongst others with respect to electronic invoicing and archiving. He also acted as project manager and as technical expert for several studies carried out for the European Commission (‘Study on elements related to the charging of indirect taxes which are required by Member States to be included in invoices produced by electronic means or other means’, ‘Study on simplification and modernisation of VAT obligations’).

Michel Chevalier
Secrétaire adjoint
Chancellerie d’Etat de Genève

Michel Chevallier, 43, is in charge of the communication of the eVoting project in Geneva. He belongs to the project’s pilot group and the Council of Europe working group on eVoting. He runs the project-s web site at,  where you can find much project-related material, albeit most of it only in French. You can email him for any query.

Reiner Denner
Tax Partner
KPMG, Zürich

Reiner Denner qualified as a certified tax expert and certified merchant at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He is a specialist in international tax planning in connection with company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and VAT. He leads the tax network D-A-CH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) and the ICE network (Information, Communication, Entertainment). He is a member of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce.

Douglas Jones
Associate Professor of Computer Science
University of Iowa

Douglas Jones has served on the Iowa Board of Examiners for Voting Machines and Electronic Voting Systems since 1994, and he served as chair from 1999 to 2002. After the controversial election of 2000, he was called to testify before the United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Science Committee of the United States House of Representatives, and he was appointed t o the Iowa Election Reform Task Force.
Aljosa Pasic
SchlumbergerSema Technology Center Europe, Madrid, Spain

Aljosa Pasic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1969. He studied and worked at the Universities of Zagreb (Croatia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Eindhoven (The Netherlands). From 1996 to 1998, he worked for Cap Gemini in Utrecht (The Netherlands) and in January 1999 he joined Sema Group Spain as the project manager for the Spanish Council of Justice project. He also worked on projects for the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the Government of the Canaries Islands, the Cyprus Government and the European Commission, among others. At the moment he is Head of Advanced Information Management Unit within the SchlumbergerSema Technology Center in Madrid, where he currently focuses on e-government interoperability.

David Petraitis
ITU Consultant


Mr. Petraitis is a Partner with VNI Vision Network International specialized in international projects, business development, marketing and strategy. He particularly likes to deal with clients' complex project strategy and projects in crisis. He previously was a Director with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he was European leader for Privacy Services. He has had a long career in IT and business consulting internationally. He has a degree in Sociology from the University of California and has completed studied Advanced Management in Amsterdam and at INSEAD.

Gilles Ronchi
Senior Tax Manager
KPMG, Zürich

Gilles Ronchi is a certified tax expert and a certified accountant/controller who has been working as a Senior Tax Manager at KPMG Zürich since 1999. He is a specialist in corporate taxes (national and international) in all sectors, as well as a VAT expert. He is a member of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce.


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