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Third Meeting for WSIS Action Line C5:
Building Confidence and Security in the Use of ICTs




Salma Abbasi

Salma Abbasi has 27 years of experience in the field of technology and business process reengineering. She has been working in Silicon Valley since 1981 initially in the capacity of a design engineer and later holding a series of Executive Management positions in multiple fields.
Salma has been working as a senior consultant in the field of security. She has worked with governments to assess the vulnerabilities and threats to design multidimensional holistic strategies and policies. Additionally she has designed integrated security solutions at city level to address the threats of terrorism for multiple projects. Salma has also worked for designing state of the art integrated strategies for technology transformation. She has also designed a number of state of the art holistic security strategies for the Financial, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas and Public sectors and Intelligent Building complexes.
As the President of the e-World Wide Group, Salma is using her experience and contacts to leverage best practices to help promote business and technology development all over the developing countries to bridge the digital divide and gender divide in a practical manner to help improve the “Quality of life” for marginalized people all over the region. She is also working with the UNDP, UNIDO, & UNESCO to providing workshops and consulting services to assist organizations to design and build “Effective ‘e’ Strategies” focusing on multiple areas to support the MDG’s: commerce, education, healthcare, human resource development (HRD), Human Rights and Gender Empowerment in countries such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, UAE, Malaysia, Oman, Uganda and Nigeria. She is also actively linking ICT companies in the region with International corporations and organizations in the developed countries to promote exports and sustainable growth for the local SME’s in the developing countries.


Artem  ADZHEMOV   Rector   Moscow Technical University of Communications  Russian Federation

Artem Adzhemov has over 70 academic and scientific-methodical works, including authors certificates in the field of telecommunications theory and infocommunications technologies application. In 1994 A. Adzhemov defended Doctor of Science thesis and in 1997 received the title of professor: A. Adzhemov is the member of communication various Academies: International Academy of Informatization, International Telecommunications Academy and International Peoples Academy of Public Education, so as the member of number of Counsels and Commissions of the Ministry of Informatization Technologies and Communications and the Ministry of Educations and Science. A. Adzhemov was the coordinator the projects of the International Telecommunications Union. The scientific laboratory, headed by A. Adzhemov, is successfully acting in the field of information technologies, participating in Russian and foreign exhibitions (Swiss, Germany, South-African Republic, etc.) A. Adzhemov is one of the initiators and leading specialists, using infocommunications technologies in education. He is one of the active members of the projects, concerning the development and formation of the new information services: e-learning and e-medicine as well as the problems of cyber security. A. Adzhemov has the title «Master of Communication»; awarded by State Prizes: Medal “In the memory of 850 Anniversary of Moscow“ RF Government Prize in the field of education, the title “Honored Communication Worker of RF”.


Manuel Pedrosa de Barros

Manuel Pedrosa de Barros is Director of Communications Security Office, ANACOM:
His mission is to ensure the execution of ANACOM’s powers and responsibilities with regard to the security of communications networks and services, namely the access to emergency services, as well as to plan and to implement an internal security policy and the coordination of communications standardisation.


  Graham  BUTLER   President & Chief Executive Officer   BITEK International Inc.  

Founder of Bitek International Inc, Graham has over 33 years of International experience in virtually all aspects of telecommunications services and product arenas, including co-founder and Executive Vice President of @IPBell (latterly Cascadent Communications) one of the world’s first commercial (b2b) Global VoIP networks backed by Cisco & HP. Recruited from Deutsche Telekom, AG where he held a Senior Directorship (with International focus), Graham is a highly sought after and internationally renowned speaker and lecturer to various global agencies on such topics as VoIP fraud & lawful intercept prevention & planning. He has also appeared in numerous video productions, as well as television and radio appearances promoting future VoIP services. He was responsible for planning and rollout of the world’s first International VoIP network. Mr. Butler has travelled the world discussing VoIP and law Enforcement aspects of VoIP regulation and brings considerable experience to any discussion. Previous roles include a position as Managing Director of a large German audiotex business and other senior management positions with international telecommunications equipment suppliers, such as Siemens AG & Plessey Communications. Bitek International based in Los Angeles has invented and patented many new technology for Fraud detection and has deployed equipment to combat fraud into many Countries across the world.




Henrique Faulhaber   Board Member , Brazilian Internet Steering Comittee

Henrique Faulhaber was ellected to represent the IT industry on the Brazilian Internet Steering Comittee. He is a director of Calandra Soluções, a Brazilian IT company specialized in Information Management and Corporate Intelligence. He is also a Board Member of Riosoft , an association of software companies from Rio de Janeiro, and director of Seprorj ( Rio de Janeiro 's Infomation Technology Companies Syndicate) . He has a degree in Mathematics, and a MSc title in System Engineering. His professional background is in Marketing , Network infrastructre, Application Development, Information Management and Network security.
Henrique Faulhaber has been an entreprenier since 1985, being involved in Internet business in Brazil since the begining.
Henque has been board member of since 2004 and is coordinator of two task forces in Brazilian Internet Steering Comittee : Antispam Working Group , and Digiital Content Iniciative Working Group.
Mr Faulhaber has several articles and columns published in Brasilians newspapers and trade publications. He also makes several presentations at seminars, congresses and trade shows.


  Marco GERCKE Senior Researcher University of Cologne  Germany

Dr. Marco Gercke is teaching Criminal Law with a focus on Cybercrime at the Faculty of Law, University of Cologne (Germany) and is visiting lecturer for International Criminal Law at the University of Macau (Macau). Marco is a frequent national and international speaker and author regarding Cybercrime and works as expert for different International Organisation like the Council of Europe and the ITU. His latest researches covered the Challenges of Fighting Cybercrime, International Harmonisation Approaches in the Fight against Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Terrorist Activities in the Internet.


 Solange  GHERNAOUTI-HELIE   Professeure Présidente de la commission Sociale   HEC-Université de Lausanne  

Mrs. Solange Ghernaouti – Hélie is full professor of the University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics and member of the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) for ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (co-leader of the working areas “Organisational structures” and “Capacity building”).
Solange Ghernaouti-Hélie is an internationally renowned security expert; speaker and author often consulted on security strategies and policies issues for governmental agencies, law enforcement agencies or private institutions
She is the author of 17 books including:
- “Information security for economic and social development”, United Nations – Bangkok 2008 – UNESCAP.
Publication available at;
- “Cybersecurity guide for developing countries” (ITU 06) presented at the world telecommunication development conference at Doha in March 06.
She has founded at the University of Lausanne, a research group dealing with socio-economic, managerial, legal, and technological dimensions of information security and computer related crime. She is co-founder of the Master in Law, Crime and IT security of the University of Lausanne and she is also invited professor for a master class “Internet and Society” at the Sociology Department of the University of Geneva.



  Seymour  GOODMAN   Professor   Georgia Institute of Technology  

Seymour (Sy) E. Goodman is Professor of International Affairs and Computing at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as Co-Director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy and Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center. Prof. Goodman studies international developments in the information technologies and related public policy issues. In this capacity, he has published well over 150 articles and served on many government and industry advisory and study committees. He has been the International Perspectives editor for the Communications of the ACM for the last sixteen years, and has studied computing on all seven continents and more than 80 countries. He recently served as Chair of the Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States, National Research Council, National Academies of Science and Engineering. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Prof. Goodman was the director of the Consortium for Research in Information Security and Policy (CRISP) at Stanford University. Prof. Goodman was an undergraduate at Columbia University, and obtained his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology


Tom Ilube

Tom Ilube is Chief Executive Officer of Garlik (, a new consumer company pioneering a range of services to help give people real power over their personal information in the digital world, using semantic web technologies.
Until recently Tom Ilube was Chief Information Officer of the world's largest pure online bank, Egg plc and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2005 Tom left Egg plc to found Garlik, in partnership with Mike Harris, the Founding CEO of Egg plc and Professor Nigel Shadbolt of Southampton University.
Egg plc was launched in 1998 and Tom was the original Launch Programme Manager. Today Egg is one of the worlds largest and most innovative online banks with over 4 million customers.
Prior to this role, Tom was Chief Executive of Lost Wax for six years, a software company that he founded in 1996. The company was recognised as one of the UK's most innovative technology firms, being listed as a top technology firm by The Sunday Times, Computing Magazine, Real Business and others.
Tom's technology career spans 20 years with a range of blue chip organisations including Goldman Sachs, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, The London Stock Exchange, Cap Gemini and British Airways.
Garlik was selected as 2008 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Davos.


Fredesvinda Insa

Dr Fredesvinda Insa graduated in Law at the University of Barcelona and holds a PhD on Information Sciences and Communications at University Complutense, Madrid. She led the AEEC project and currently is the Strategic Development Manager of Cybex, working together with the Unit of Technological Investigation (Spanish National Police), the General Council of the Judiciary and several European and Spanish Ministries and corporations on computer forensics and electronic evidence. Ms Insa previously worked as a lawyer for Price Waterhouse in Brussels, and lectured at the University of Barcelona.


  Adrian  Mc. CULLAGH   Professor   Information Security Institute   Australia

Admitted to practice law in 1988, Adrian primarily practices law in Data Security and Compliance, IT Governance, Telecommunications, Intellectual Property law and Electronic Commerce Law. He has degrees in Computer Science, Law (Honours) and a Ph. D in IT Security. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His Ph.D. was an investigation into digital signature technology and whether it is legally possible for there to exist an electronic signature that is legally and functionally equivalent to a hand written signature as found in the paper based environment. His research interests include: Data security, Public Key Infrastructure, Data classification schemes, Policy issues concerning information security, IT Governance, Corporate Governance and the Theory of Property. Adrian is also finishing his second Ph.D. in law, which is an investigation into the “Legal Recognition of Avatars: legal Property or just a Commodity”. He hopes to complete this early next year at the University of Queensland’s School of Law. Adrian is a: (a) Board Member of the Australian Telecommunication Users Group Limited a non-profit organisation concerned with better telecommunications services in Australia; (b) Board Member of Bris31 Limited a local community television station located in Brisbane; (c) Board Member of Careflight Medical Services Limited a charity providing medical services to rural Queensland; (d) Board Member of iLab Pty Ltd a Queensland State Government Funded Enterprise for Technology Start ups; (e) Chairman of Web Raven Pty Ltd an international software company in the Electronic Learning Space that is head quartered in Brisbane and distributes its software globally. Adrian acts for numerous Government agencies (Federal, State and Local) and large corporations (financial sector industry in particular) in IT Security, Corporate Compliance (Elearning strategies), general IT contracting, large scale ICT Infrastructure Contracts and IT governance and corporate governance. Adrian has written many academic papers that have been published in the UK, the USA and as well as in Australia. His last paper co-authored with one of his Ph.D. students was published in the prestigious Oxford “International Journal for Law and Technology”. The title of the paper was “Designing Copyright TPM: A Mutant Digital Copyright”.


Takao Kenichi

Kenichi TAKAO, Japanese, Age 38, became an officer of police in 1995, mainly working in National Police Agency, Japan. He worked various fields and branches of Information Technology crime. During the 8 years in total he specialized in illegal access and unauthorized access investigation and forensic matters. 
TAKAO then moved to INTERPOL General Secretariat in Lyon as a crime Intelligence Officer. He has been spent 2 years since April 2006 and in charge of facilitating the activities of respective countries in Asia and South Pacific Regions in the field of combating High Tech Crime.
Also TAKAO is in charge of making a list of “INTERPOL National Central Reference Points for computer-related crime” which is used by specialized investigators for High Tech Crimes to contact foreign countries’ officers in a lease delay.


  Nabil  KISRAWI   Chairman WG-Def   Syrian Republic

Nabil Kisrawi is a permanent representative of the Syrian Telecommunication Establishment (STE), to the ITU. For the three Sectors, Nabil attends almost all SG meetings including both TSAG and RAG meetings as head of delegation. Nabil has participated as Head and member of the Syrian delegation at all WTSAs, WTDCs, RAs, WRCs and relevant RRCs as well as for Plenipotentiary Conferences (Kyoto, 1995, Minneapolis (1998) and Antalya (2006)). Nabil has been nominated Chairman of working Party A of Study Group 2 of the Development Sector for the first cycle, then Chairman of Study Group 2 for the last three cycles (1998 until now), as well as TDAG Vice-Chairman since 1998. He was also vice-Chairman of ITU-R Study Group 1 for the period 1995-2000; RAG Vice-Chairman since RA-2000; TSAG Vice-Chairman since WTSA-2000; and vice-Chairman CCV by a RAG decision in 2005. Within the League of Arab States (LAS), Nabil was nominated officially in 2001 as Chairman of the Arab Spectrum Management Group (ASMG). He is also Chairman and speaker of the Arab Group at many of the above conferences and ITU events.


Arkadiy Kremer

Dr Arkadiy Kremer
1970 - graduated from the Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) 1980 - Ph.D. on technical siences 1980 - 1994 - leader the set of projects in field of implementation the information and telecommunication technologies from 1994 - chairman of Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS) Executive Committee from 1997 - head of RANS department in MTUCI from 2004 - vice chairman of SG 17 ITU-T.


  Wes  KUSSMAUL     Authentrus  

Wes Kussmaul is the author of several books about privacy and authentication, including Quiet Enjoyment (2004), Own Your Privacy (2007) (also published as The Sex Life of Tables), and The Future Needs You (2007). As CEO of the Village Group, Inc., Wes is involved in deploying a PKI called the Quiet Enjoyment Infrastructure. QEI is distinguished by a focus on key pairs established through standardized enrollment practices and online spaces built upon the very old concepts of professional licensing, building codes and occupancy permits. Wes turned his attention to enrollment technologies that would establish reliable identities that would enable reliable online spaces governed by the principles of professional licensing, building codes and occupancy permits. His work caught the attention of the team at the International Telecommunication Union that was building the World e-Trust Initiative, a PKI providing an authenticated e-commerce infrastructure to developing nations. Motivated by the fact that the developed world needs precisely the same thing, in 2002 the company became a charter signatory to the World e-Trust MoU and is now a Sector Member of the ITU. To accommodate the fact that a reliable information infrastructure calls for both duly constituted public authority as well as private entrepreneurial initiative, Wes reorganized the company in 2005 as The Village Group, Inc., a provider of intellectual property and support services to entrepreneurs, enrollment officers and organizations involved in the development of online authenticity using the methods, principles and standards specified in the Quiet Enjoyment Infrastructure. Today Wes is an individual adherent of the International Union of Latin Notaries and has been appointed a Notary Ambassador by the National Notary Association. Wes serves in an advisory capacity to the newly elected Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, located in Geneva, Switzerland.


Eliot Lear

Eliot Lear is a graduate of Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ. He is a longtime member of the Internet Engineering Task Force and author of several Request for Comments. Eliot Lear has been a Consulting Engineer for Cisco Systems since February of 1998, primarily focusing on network management and quality of service. Prior to that he was Silicon Graphics' Internet Architect, responsible for design and deployment of Internet and Intranet connectivity, access and security solutions. He participated in several large scale corporate acquisitions. Eliot has participated in the IETF for ten years, and is the author of several Internet RFCs.


Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas leads Microsoft’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program which focuses on driving strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance infrastructure security and resiliency. His team works global challenges related to CIP including risk management, incident response, and information sharing. Prior to joining the company he spent over 8 years in the federal government focusing on emerging threats and homeland/national security issues. From 2002-2004, he served In the Bush Administration as a Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection on the White House Homeland Security Council. During his tenure he coordinated the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, and supported the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security. He also served in the United States Senate as a senior policy advisor for Senator Robert F. Bennett and a staff member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Government Information. He has also worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Department of Defense. Paul earned a B.A. from Indiana University and M.A. from Georgetown University. He currently resides in the Washington State.


Alexander Ntoko  

Alexander Ntoko is the Head of ITU Corporate Strategy and ITU Focal Point for WSIS Action Line C.5 (Security and Confidence). His responsibilities include assisting ITU Secretary-General in ensuring the achievement of ITU-wide Strategic Goals in many areas including confidence and security.
He is also responsible for the execution of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) - A global framework for international cooperation launched by ITU Secretary-General on 17 May 2007 in response WSIS decisions and calls from ITU membership for ITU to coordinate global efforts in building trust and security in the information society.
His activities in information technology (IT) security began in the late 80s in the United States where he obtained Bachelors and Master of Science degrees in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) in 1985 and 1987 respectively with specialization in Distributed Operating Systems and Data Communication Networks.
From the early 1990s, he played key role in the introduction of IT security services to ITU especially in the domain of e-commerce. Since 1998, he has implemented projects on cyber security including the use of advanced security technologies (biometric authentication and Public Key Infrastructure) in a number of developing countries. He has organized and spoken at many international events, written papers on technology strategies for cyber security and has assisted many developing countries on technology strategies for cyber security in ICT applications (e.g., e-health, e-government, e-payment and e-business).
He has been an official of ITU in Geneva, Switzerland for nearly 18 years.


Bessie Pang  Executive Director, The Society For The Policing Of Cyberspace (POLCYB)

Ms. Pang is a Criminology Consultant. Ms. Pang received her B.A. Hons. from U.K. in “Developmental Psychology with Cognitive Studies”, which focused on Psychology and Artificial Intelligence programming. After moving to Canada, Ms. Pang completed her M.A. Degree in Criminology, and has been working in various fields of Criminology. During the commencement of her career at the B.C. Forensics Psychiatric Commission in Vancouver and at the National Headquarters of Correctional Services Canada, Ms. Pang specialized and
published research in profiling risks/needs of juvenile and adult sex offenders, women offenders, and dangerous offenders.
Ms. Pang established Primexcel Enterprises Inc. to conduct criminology and other business consultations. Ms. Pang has extensive experience in policy analysis, development of standards and guidelines, programme development and evaluation, and staff training. Ms. Pang’s work ranges from the fields of sex offenders, youth gangs, community policing, and domestic violence, to development of on-line resource networks.
Ms. Pang is one of the founders of The Society For The Policing Of Cyberspace (POLCYB) ‒ an international not-for-profit society based in Canada. The international partners of POLCYB include industry, criminal justice and governmental agencies, and academia. Currently, in addition to other consultation projects, Ms. Pang also assumes the role of the Executive Director of POLCYB.


Ketan Paranjape

Ketan Paranjape is the Technical Assistant and Chief of Staff to Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner.
Ketan has worked both as an individual contributor and has managed teams for the past 10+ years at Intel. His experience has encompassed architecture, logic and circuit design, as well as verification and validation on testers and commercial platforms. He spent 5 years in the Itanium® Processor Family, 2 years in the Xeon® and Pentium® Line, and 2 years in the Communication’s group technology office and the Mobility Group.
Prior to Intel, Ketan completed internships at Medtronics Inc. and Tata-Honeywell and worked as a Software Program Manager at Fujitsu in 1994. He received his BS in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune in 1994, where he was the class valedictorian and won the University Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. He then received his MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1997 and his MBA in Strategic Finance and Marketing from the University of Oregon in 2006, where he was the class valedictorian.
Ketan has co-authored a book on Design of Pulse Oximeters, published 5 ideas to, and has presented papers on cross-site and virtual collaboration along with technologies like SoC at numerous conferences and universities. His hobbies include spending lots of time with his wife and 6 month old baby, aviation, scuba diving, mountaineering, camping, and investigating ‘what if’ scenarios for the various World War 2 allied and axis campaigns.




Fernando RIVERA   Strategy and Policies Analyst ITU

A Colombian and Swiss national, having degrees with honors in Engineering (B.Sc. in Civil Eng. and M.Sc. in Telecommunications), Physics (B.Sc. and Ph.D. candidate), and post-graduated certificates in Management and Accounting from top ranked European and Latin-American universities, Fernando Rivera works with ITU since 2001, is currently enrolled as a PhD student at Geneva University (thesis subject: Applying Strategic Planning to the International Telecommunication Union: a rationalization of a Balanced Scorecard) and has ten years research experience at doctoral level in particle physics at CERN (about 100 publications in indexed journals), eight years working experience within the UN system environment as technical translator, project manager, and currently as Strategy and Policies Analyst at the Strategic Planning and Membership Department (SPM) of the ITU, and one year as IT and Management Consultant in the private sector. Currently he is in charge of implementing a process for measuring progress towards WSIS C5’s Goals. He is also collaborating in the drafting of an ITU Roadmap for WSIS implementation and he is participating in the implementation of a Performance Measurement / Management / Reporting methodology at the ITU undertaken by the Corporate Strategy Division of the SPM Department.


  Anthony  RUTKOWSKI   Vice President   VeriSign  

Currently the Vice-President for Regulatory Affairs and Standards at VeriSign, Inc. - the leading global provider of trusted infrastructure services for telecommunication, content, Internet, and ECommerce sectors. In that capacity, he develops, coordinates, files, and articulates VeriSign regulatory and strategic technical interests in governmental and industry forums worldwide, as well as provides regulatory counsel to the company. He is also a Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, at the Georgia Institute of Technology Nunn School Center for International Strategy Technology and Policy. In December 2006, he was appointed by the FCC as a member of the WARN Act Advisory Committee to develop a next generation national emergency alert capability for Commercial Mobile Radio Systems. He currently participates in numerous global technical standards and policy forums dealing with Identity Management, Next Generation Networks, National Security, and Law Enforcement Support, including serving as President of the Global LI Industry Forum. He also participates on the advisory boards for Telecommunications Policy and Info magazines. He is an engineer-lawyer who extensively uses and innovates with many of these technologies; and developed a career of following strategically important developments and turning them into business opportunities – carving out a 45 year career as a highly visible and well-known global enterprise strategist, public official, organization leader, consultant, lecturer, and author in both the Internet and telecom worlds, in the U.S. and internationally.


  Isabella  SANTA   Senior Expert on Awareness Raising   ENISA  

Isabella joined ENISA in September 2005 as a Senior Expert on Awareness Raising where she supports EU countries to raise information security awareness; defines and disseminates good practices, free recommendations and guidance which are seen as important vehicles for fostering a true culture of security throughout Europe; works on establishing dialogue and/or trusted partnerships with institutions of Member States and other stakeholders to develop a framework to organise data collection at EU level and promote knowledge sharing. Moreover, she elaborates on current trends and progress in this area with special attention to the definition of indicators/metrics for measuring the quality of the awareness initiatives. Particular attention is given to the outreach of SMEs and industry in general. From 2003 she worked for the Demand and requirements management team of Vodafone where she provided advice in relation to the launch of global products and services, deliver feasibility analyses, product roadmaps and costing models. Prior to joining Vodafone she worked for Deloitte where she focused on Customer Relationship Management (CRM) projects, mainly in the Communications industry.



 Shamsul  JAFNI SHAFIE  Director of ICT Security Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications  Malaysia  

Shamsul is the Director of the Security, Trust and Governance Department (STGD) in the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The Security, Trust and Governance Department is responsible for implementing initiatives to support the 10th National Policy Objectives of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998, which is to ensure information security and the reliability and integrity of the network. Shamsul is also the current Chair of the Security and Prosperity Steering Group (SPSG) of APEC TEL ( Prior to joining the MCMC, Shamsul served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Commercial Crime Unit in the Malaysian Attorney General Chambers. He later joined the Securities Commission of Malaysia in 1997. In June 2000, he joined the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), a statutory body that is the regulator for the communications and multimedia industry in Malaysia. Within the MCMC, his work was mainly focused on E-Commerce, Trust, the Digital Signature, Information and Network Security and the self-regulatory Forums. He was also in-charge of overseeing the transfer of the regulatory powers and operations pertaining to the Digital Signature Act 1997 from the former Office of Controller for Certification Authorities in the Postal Department of the then Ministry of Energy, Communications and Multimedia to MCMC, which took effect on 1 November 2001. From the year 2000 to 2003, he was also MCMC’s representative to the Internal Approval Committee (IAC) of the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDC) that sat and deliberated on applications by companies for the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) status. About the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission The primary role of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is to implement and promote the Government’s national policy objectives for the communications and multimedia sector set out in the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 (CMA). The MCMC is also charged with overseeing the new regulatory framework for the converging industries of telecommunications, broadcasting and online activities, as well as postal services and digital certifications. Visit for more information.


  Pietro  SICURO   Directeur de l'Institut de la Francophonie Numérique   Organisation International de la Francophonie  

Pietro Sicuro is the Director of the Institut de la Francophonie numérique and the Administrator of the Fonds francophones des Inforoutes of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie since 1998. He coordinates the Francophone contribution regarding the implementation of the Information Society and represents the Francophonie within various international authorities specialized in the field of ICT. He is interested particularly in the problems of cultural and linguistic diversity in the digital world. Prior to his current assignment Mr. Sicuro was Senior Advisor - Policies and International Co-productions with Téléfilm Canada, Special Advisor - Cultural Industries and Communications of the Prime Minister of Québec, and Associate Deputy Minister responsible for the International Stakes of Information Society with the Department of Communications of Québec. Mr. Sicuro took part in work of the Dot Forces of the G8 and the UNICT Task Force. Mr. Sicuro holds a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Québec in Montréal.


Richard Simpson

Mr. Richard Simpson is the Director General, Electronic Commerce, with Industry Canada and is responsible for the development and implementation of policies relating to the online economy. In this capacity, he has played a central role in designing Canada’s policies on electronic commerce at the domestic and international levels. His office has the overall policy responsibility for Canada’s private sector privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and for the regulations made pursuant to the Act. In addition, he has the primary responsibility within the federal government for policies regarding spam and other related threats to Internet-based commerce.
One of his major responsibilities is the development of strategies to promote the growth of electronic commerce and e-business, both in Canada and internationally. He has played a leading role in the work of the Canadian e-Business Initiative (CeBI) and in organizing the National Conference on the e-Economy, which took place in Ottawa in September 2004. Internationally, he has been actively involved in the OECD, the WTO, ITU and other international bodies dealing with aspects of electronic commerce, and in the work of the G8 DOT Force, the UN Information and Communications(ICT) Task Force, and Commonwealth Connects, the Commonwealth’s flagship initiative in the area of ICT for Development. Mr. Simpson was elected Chair of the OECD’s senior level Committee on Information, Computers and Communications Policy (ICCP) in 2007, and recently joined the ITU’s High Level Expert Group on Cyber-Security.
Mr. Simpson has worked in the field of communications and information technology since 1975, occupying senior executive positions at the provincial, national and international levels. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Executive Director of Canada’s Information Highway Advisory Council, a group of 29 senior private sector executives appointed to advise the Canadian government on issues pertaining to the development of communications and information technologies in Canada. The Council’s Final Report, Preparing Canada for a Digital World, which was published in September, 1997, became the foundation for Canada’s leading edge policies on connectivity, electronic commerce and the information society.



  Ivar  TALLO   Senior Programme Officer   United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)  

Ivar Tallo is currently a senior program officer at the UNITAR, responsible for the e-governance programme. He was one of the founders and the director of e-Governance Academy. Before that, he was a Member of Parliament of Estonia and Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In this capacity he was the raporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CoE for the cybercrime convention. He has also worked as a foreign policy advisor to the President of Estonia and he has been lecturing on public policy and public administration at Tartu University. He was the author of the Basic Principles of Information Policy of Estonia, Code of Conduct for Civil Servants and co-authored Public Information Act. Additional info at and http://egov.unitar.or


Jean-Pierre Therre   Executive Vice President, Pictet & Cie, Switzerland

Jean-Pierre Therre (JP) is a director and the Group Chief Security Officer of Pictet & Cie, Switzerland.
Pictet & Cie is a privately held Group, founded in Geneva in 1805, with an international presence, focused on the management of private and institutional assets, respected for the quality of his services and responsible towards his clients, his employees and society generally(
Leveraging 10-years of managerial practice in the banking and finance sector, JP’s focus and expertise are today on corporate security governance and policies, operational risk management, business continuity and crisis management.
Prior to joining Pictet & Cie in 1999, JP has served as managing director for the Swiss Center for SuperComputing (CSCS – SCSC), a national institution dedicated to foster industrial and academic R&D initiatives through high performance computing capacity and leading numerical expertise.
Starting his career in 1979 as a qualified armament engineer and expert in numerical simulation, JP has been committed to high performance computing and network technology (HPCN) for more than 15 years while enjoying various technical and managerial positions at Cray Research Inc., MN, USA and Digital Equipment Corporation. JP was allotted the 1991’ Award for International EIS Excellence as a recognition for his outstanding contribution to the HPCN segment.
Alumnus from Wharton and Cornell executive schools of management, JP holds a MSc degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Geneva (HEC) where he is a regular lecturer and sits in several steering and advisory committees.


Henning Wegener

Born 6th June, 1936, married, one child. Studies in law and social science at Free University of Berlin and University of Bonn. LL.B. 1958; M.C.L. George Washington University; LL.M., J.S.D., Yale University; further legal studies at the Sorbonne, Paris.
1962 joined Federal German Foreign Office. 1981 – 1986 Ambassador in Geneva. 1986 – 1991 Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Brussels. 1990 – 1995 Lecturer in Political Science at the Free University of Berlin. 1991 – 1995 Deputy Secretary, Federal Press and Information Office, Bonn; 1995- 1999 Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Kingdom of Spain and to the Principality of Andorra. 2000 – Administrator, UNKEL, S.L. (Consulting).
Publications in the field of foreign and security policy.
Chairman, Permanent Monitoring Panel on Information Security, World Federation of Scientists


Belhassen Zouari

Mr. Zouari is CEO of National Agency for Computer Security , Tunisia and head of the Cert-Tcc (Tunisian Cert).

Habilitation in Computer Science, University of Tunis Manar, 2005.
Doctorate (French Ph.D.) in Computer Science, University of Pierre and M. Curie (Paris6, France), 1992.
M.Sc. (in French: DEA) in Computer Science, University of Paris-Sud (France), 1988.
2005-2007, Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Carthage-November 7, Tunisia
1997-2001, Responsible of the national project “Year 2000”
1994-2005, Associate Professor, Faculty of sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis Manar


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