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Keynote speakers

Neelie Kroes

Neelie Kroes

Vice President and EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission

 

Neelie Kroes is currently Vice President of the European Commission and European Digital Agenda Commissioner. She was born 1941 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where she also attended school and helped to build her family’s transport business. She studied economics at Erasmus University, before working there for six years as an Assistant Professor. Her political career started on the Rotterdam Municipal Council, and in 1971 she was elected as a Member of the Dutch Parliament for the liberal VVD party. From 1982-1989 she served as Minister for Transport, Public Works and Telecommunication in the Netherlands. After politics she was appointed President of Nyenrode University from 1991-2000, and served on various company boards, including Lucent Technologies, Volvo, P&O Nedlloyd. Prior to serving as European Commissioner for Competition from 2004-2009, her charity work included advising the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund and World Cancer Research Fund, and she has an ongoing interest in mental health issues.

Maria Badia I Cutchet, MEP

Maria Badia I Cutchet, MEP

Rapporteur for Action plan for Europe on IOT, European Parliament

 

Maria Badia I Cutchet was a teacher of English at primary schools until 1984. Since 1985 to 1996 she has been involved in the "Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya" (PSC), collaborating with the First Secretary and coordinating the Secretariat of International Affairs of "Partido Socialista Obrero Español" (PSOE). In 1996 Head of the Department of the President of "Parlament de Catalunya". In 2000 elected member of the Board of PSC and Secretary of European and International Affairs. In 2004 elected Member of the European Parliament and Member of European Women Socialist Party. In 2009 leading candidate of the PSC for the European Parliament elections and elected Vice-President of the Group of Alliance of Socialist & Democrats.

Artemi  Rallo Lombarte

Artemi Rallo Lombarte

Director, Spanish Data Protection Authority

 

Artemi Rallo Lombarte was born on 9 August 1965, in Castellón. He is Director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency. He is a Graduate in Law with Extraordinary Prize Honours (1988) and Doctor in Law at the University of Valencia (1990). He is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the Jaume I University of Castellón, where he was also Head of the Constitutional Law Department (1993-1998). He has performed research activity at international centres such as the International Human Rights Institute with its seat in Strasbourg, the Theory of State Department of La Sapienza University (Rome) and the Centre de Recherche de Droit Constitutionnel at the Paris I-Pantheòn-Sorbonne University. He is the author of numerous monographs, collective books and scientific articles in specialised national and international magazines. e has participated in national and international research lines and projects on contemporary transformations of the Public Administration, featuring independent Administrations, on electoral guarantees, the threats to informative pluralism, the issues of present Parliament, protection of fundamental rights in the process of European integration and the processes of political decentralisation in the Member States of the European Union. He has collaborated with European institutional support programmes in Latin America, aimed at promoting political decentralisation and strengthening of the parliamentary institutions, the Executive Power and the Judicial Power. Director General of the Judicial Studies Centre of the Ministry of Justice from 2004 to 2007.

Peter Hustinx

Peter Hustinx

Supervisor, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

 

Mr. Hustinx (1945) has been European Data Protection Supervisor since January 2004 and was re-appointed by the European Parliament and the Council in January 2009 for a second term of five years. He has been closely involved in the development of data protection legislation from the start, both at national and at international level. Before entering his office, Mr. Hustinx was President of the Dutch Data Protection Authority since 1991. From 1996 until 2000 he was Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party. He received law degrees in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and in Ann Arbor, USA. Since 1986 he has been deputy judge in the Court of Appeal in Amsterdam.

Day 1 speakers

Jim  Morrish

Jim Morrish

Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason

 

Jim Morrish leads Analysys Mason's Mobile Content and Applications research programme. He has extensive experience within both the mobile and media sectors, and is familiar with the full range of mainstream mobile technologies and the relative strengths and weaknesses of potential substitute technologies. In the role of Consultant, Jim has led consulting assignments in the emerging areas of M2M and the Internet of Things. Jim has 17 years of experience in telecoms, media and related industries. Prior to joining Analysys Mason, he worked for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Cable & Wireless, the BBC, and as a freelance consultant.

Thorsten Staake

Thorsten Staake

Associate Director , Auto-ID Labs

 

Thorsten Staake is director of the Bits to Energy Lab, a joint research initiative of ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen, and CTO of Amphiro AG. He is dedicated to investigate and put into practice the benefits of Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp) technologies for a sustainable development. Thorsten’s research interests include the use of ICT to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with a special focus on using ICT to induce behavioral change. Before joining ETH and Amphiro, Thorsten spent one year as a visiting researcher at the Auto-ID Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for two years at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. He holds a PhD in business administration from St. Gallen and an electrical engineering diploma from Darmstadt University of Technology. During his studies he received scholarships from the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Technology and the Swiss National Science Foundation and worked at Infineon Technologies, Clariant, and LSD GmbH.

Lorna Goulden

Lorna Goulden

Creative Director, Philips Design

 

Lorna Goulden is a lead Creative Director at Philips Design. After joining in 1994 she has worked in Europe, Asia and the US on interaction design for new product developments. In 1999 she set up a design team carrying out early Experience Design research - the foundation of what is widely employed by Philips Design today. More recently she has directed innovation and strategic design initiatives for a range of external companies. She is the author of the award winning ‘Creating a Public Lighting Experience’ which outlines an innovative vision for the public lighting of a major city development and is currently supervising its implementation. Lorna is a member of the ‘Council Internet of Things’ think tank and is on the steering committee of the Virtual Platform which is the sector institute for e-culture in the Netherlands.

Ajit Jaokar

Ajit Jaokar

CEO, Futuretext

 

Ajit Jaokar is the founder of the London based publishing and research company futuretext, focussed on emerging Web and Mobile technologies -including Web 2.0 and Mobile Web 2.0. His thinking is widely followed in the industry and his blog, the OpenGardensBlog (www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com), which was recently rated a top 20 wireless blog worldwide. In 2009-2010, Ajit was nominated as part of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet by the world economic forum. He hopes to use this opportunity to further extend the pragmatic viewpoint of the evolution of Telecoms networks in an open ecosystem. The Network of Global Agenda Councils plays a significant role in shaping the global agenda by monitoring global issues and elaborating recommendations to address them. Ajit is best known for his books Mobile Web 2.0, Social Media Marketing. Two new books ('Open Mobile' and ‘Implementing Mobile Web 2.0’) are being released in 2009. His consulting activities include working with companies to define value propositions across the device, network, Web and Social networking stack spanning both technology and strategy. He has worked with a range of commercial and government organizations globally including The European Union, Telecoms Operators, Device manufacturers, social networking companies and security companies in various strategic and visionary roles. His recent talks and forthcoming talks include: CEBIT 2009;MobileWorld Congress(2007, 2008, 2009); Keynote at O Reilly Web20 expo (April 2007);Keynote at Java One; European Parliament – Brussels – (Electronic Internet Foundation); Stanford University's Digital visions program;MIT Sloan;Fraunhofer FOKUS ; University of St. Gallen (Switzerland); Mobile Web Strategies (partner event of CTIA in San Francisco). Media appearances include BBC – Newsnight – 3phone launch; CNN money; BBC digital planet. Ajit chairs Oxford University's Next generation mobile applications panel and conducts a course on Web 2.0, Social networking, Mobile Web 2.0 and LTE services at Oxford University. Ajit lives in London, UK, but has three nationalities (British, Indian and New Zealander) and is proud of all three. He is currently doing a PhD on Privacy and Reputation systems at UCL in London. Ajit is a fan of animation especially Tom and Jerry, Tintin and Asterix and likes the music of ZZ Top and other rock bands

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

CEO and Co-Founder, Tinker

 

Alexandra was born in Montreal, Canada, but grew up in Paris and the Middle East. She returned to Canada to complete a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design at the Université de Montréal after which she moved to Italy to complete a Master's degree in Interaction Design at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (IDII) where she met co-founder Massimo Banzi while he was developing the Arduino platform. She then moved to Amsterdam and was involved in projects for clients such as Vodafone, Nokia, Motorola, Droog design, Thinglink, Jaiku, Blast Radius, fo.am and Blyk bringing creative and strategic leadership to multi-disciplinary teams. In 2007, she relocated to London to set up Tinker Studio. In the past years she has been an active speaker on issues surrounding interaction design and how design will evolve out of it's current top down state into a de-centralised model of empowerment and DIY problem-solving with the help of new technologies. Conferences she has spoken at include Designmai 2007, Xtech 2007, PechaKucha Montreal and Bruxelles, Crosstalks, Reboot 10, Web2.0 Berlin, ThisHappened, Ignite Uk North, LIFT09 France, Slade Technology Fayre, Thinking Digital, TEDxLiverpool. She has also been invited as a guest lecturerer at the University College of Antwerp, University for the Creative Arts in Farnham and Domus Academy.

Pilgrim  Beart

Pilgrim Beart

Director and Co-founder, AlertMe

 

Pilgrim Beart is a serial entrepreneur with longstanding interests in several topics highly relevant to the Internet of Things, including short-range Wireless, Power-scavenging and Emergence. Living in both Silicon Valley, California and Cambridge, UK, Pilgrim has played major roles in creating 4 companies: ActiveRF (an early player in active real-time location), Antenova (which has shipped >40m antennas in mobile devices), Splashpower (wireless power transfer to mobile devices) and AlertMe (a leader in deploying ZigBee networks in the home). He is a named inventor on more than 40 granted patents worldwide in areas as diverse as antenna systems, emergent security systems and wireless power transfer.

Serge Willenegger

Serge Willenegger

Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm

 

Serge is currently responsible for Qualcomm's global 3GPP WWAN industry strategy and for QCT's WWAN product technology strategy in Europe; QCT is the worldÕs largest provider of wireless chipsets and software solutions. Serge began his career at Qualcomm in 1995 initially contributing to the IS-95 and cdma2000 system design & enhancements. From 1997 until 2008, Serge was a leading contributor to Qualcomm's UMTS system engineering activities; he also developed and led Qualcomm's participation to 3GPP. Serge's contribution was instrumental in establishing and expanding Qualcomm's commitment to UMTS and LTE systems, products and standardization. Serge holds a Master in Telecommunication Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

Jeroen Dijkxhoorn

Jeroen Dijkxhoorn

EMEA Technology Practice, SAS

 

Jeroen is Business Development Manager in the EMEA Technology Practice of SAS. In that role he is responsible for maximizing the value derived from SAS technology by SAS Customers and driving market share growth for the platform for SAS Business Analytics. The platform for SAS Business Analytics consists of integrated Business Intelligence, Data Integration and Analytics technology. Jeroen holds a Master of Science in Business Mathematics and Computer Science and has over 10 years SAS experience, ranging from implementation, consulting, sales support and business development. He has wide experience in delivering Data Integration and Business Intelligence projects to SAS customers across all industries. Prior to this role Jeroen was Head of the Technology Practice for SAS Asia Pacific, where he established a Technology Practice network across Asia Pacific and provided strategy and sales support to the local offices. Besides Technology focus, Jeroen has extensive experience in specific business solution areas like Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering, Click stream Analysis, Analytical CRM, Energy Demand Forecasting, Bio-informatics and Human Capital Management. Before joining SAS, Jeroen was working as Consultant for a global IT consulting firm in the Dutch office. He has been involved in delivering Management Information systems in the Public and Scientific Industry.

Fernando Fournon

Fernando Fournon

Chairman and CEO , Telefónica R+D

 

Fernando was born in 1958 and he is an engineer of Telecommunication. After developing its professional activity in Universidad Politécnica of Madrid and, later since 1987, in the European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands (ESA - ESTEC). He joined Telefonica Group in September of 1992, as Head of Projects of the Department of Business Promotion of Telefonica International. In January 1997, Fernando was appointed Director Superintendent (CEO) of the Companhia Riograndense de Telecomunicaçoes (CRT) in Brazil, where later he assumed also the position of Chairman and CEO of CRT and Chairman of Cellular CRT. In March 2000, he held the position of General Manager for Latin America and member of the Management Committee of Telefonica Moviles. In June 2002, he was nominated General Manager of Technology. Later, he moved to Telefonica Moviles España, as General Manager of Technology, Platforms and Services, taking responsibility of the analysis, selection and certification of networks technology and platforms of services.
Since April 2005, Fernando is the Chairman and CEO of Telefonica I+D.

Usman Haque

Usman Haque

Founder, Pachube

 

Usman Haque, is director Haque Design + Research Ltd (www.haque.co.uk), founder of Pachube.com and CEO of Connected Environments Ltd. He has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and mass-participation performances around the world. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. Trained as an architect, he received the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, a 2009 World Technology Award (art), a Wellcome Trust Sciart Award, a grant from the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, the Swiss Creation Prize, Belluard Bollwerk International, the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.

Ken Sakamura

Ken Sakamura

Professor of Information Science, University of Tokyo

 

Prof. Ken Sakamura, Ph.D was born in Tokyo in 1951. At present, he is a professor of the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, CEO of the YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory, and a fellow of the IEEE Computer Society. (And he is the chairman of the T-Engine forum and the uID center.) He has been the leader of the TRON project since 1984. In this capacity, he has designed the TRON open computer system architecture, which will be useful for ubiquitous computing of the future. Today, the real-time operating systems based on the TRON specification are used for engine control on automobiles, mobile phones, digital cameras, and many other devices, and are believed to be the most popular such operating systems of the kind all over the world. Aside from the computer systems, he has been involved in the artistic design of electronic appliances, furniture, houses, buildings, urban landscape, and museums, all of which contain the networked embedded computers based on the TRON specification. He was awarded Takeda Award 2001, the Medal with Purple Ribbon from Japanese government in 2003, and Okawa Prize in 2004, Prime Minister Award in 2005 and Japan Academy Prize in 2006.

Liu Dong

Liu Dong

President, BII Group, Beijing

 

Liu Dong, as CEO and President of BII Group, has been dedicated his entire career to the development of internet and telecommunication technologies in China from 1994. His key positions are as below:
▪ Founder & Chair, China IPv6 Council
▪ VP of China IOT Alliance (Z-Park)
▪ Founder & Chair, Zhongguancun NGI industry Alliance
▪ Member, China Next Generation Internet Experts Committee
▪ Advisor, ICANN Government Advisory Community
▪ Member, Telecommunication Law Committee, State Council
▪ Member, Asia Broad-band Strategy Committee, Japan
▪ Founder, 6TNet (IPv6 Telecom Trail Network) of MIIT
▪ Director of WiMAX Forum China Office

Dan Caprio

Dan Caprio

Managing Director , McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

 

From 2004-2006, Mr. Caprio served as Chief Privacy Officer for the Department of Commerce and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy where he advised the Secretary of Commerce and the White House on technology policy issues and privacy protection in the digital age. He testified before the European Commission on RFID in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 he was appointed to serve on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2009, Caprio was appointed by the European Commission to participate as a stakeholder and expert in the implementation of the European Commission RFID recommendations. While at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Caprio oversaw all departmental activities related to the development and implementation of federal privacy laws, policies and practices. He served as Chairman of the Department of Commerce RFID working group and Co-Chairman of the Federal RFID interagency working group. He has been a frequent speaker on RFID at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Prior to his tenure at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Caprio served as Chief of Staff to a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In 2002 he was selected to represent the United States on the experts group revising the OECD guidelines on information systems and networks.

Patrick Guillemin

Patrick Guillemin

Strategy and New Initiatives, ETSI

 

Patrick Guillemin is responsible within the ETSI Secretariat for the development, co-ordination and management of new standardization initiatives including the Internet of Things (IoT), RFID and related fields. Patrick has 25 years of experience in IT and Telecommunications Project Management and 17 years in Standardization. Patrick is standardization coordinator of the IoT European Research Cluster (former CERP-IoT) of the European Commission and actively participated in EU FP7 Projects related to RFID and the Internet of Things (CASAGRAS and GRIFS): he is currently involved in RACE networkRFID and CASAGRAS2. He was previously ETSI Technical Officer in charge of a number of ETSI's standardization committees and activities (RFID/IoT, GRID, xDSL, BRAN, PowerLine, Plugtests, IPv6, ENUM, SIPit…) and, previous to this, he worked for 2 years as ETSI Plugtests (interop testing events) Technical Manager (25 Plugtests events managed in 2 years) and was ETSI IT System Group Manager & Security Technical Manager. Patrick was the organizer of the first ETSI RFID Plugtests in March 2005 and also supported the creation of ETSI GRID Technical Committee. In parallel, he was Software Engineering Teacher at Nice University (France) for 14 years. Between 1985 and 1993, he worked as CIO for the French Stock Exchange in Paris (FERRI) and for the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in Sophia Antipolis, France as Project Manager and consultant. Patrick holds a degree in Engineering from the French University ENSAM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers) and a Master's Degree in Software Engineering (Génie Logiciel – CERICS).


Day 2 speakers

Chiara Giovannini

Chiara Giovannini

Research & Innovation Manager, ANEC

 

Chiara Giovannini holds a degree in law. She is Research & Innovation Manager, responsible for the management of the ANEC research & testing projects as well as the sectors of Design for All (Accessibility) and Information Society, including information and communications technologies (ICT).

Joseph Alhadeff

Joseph Alhadeff

Vice President of Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer, Oracle

 

Joseph Alhadeff is the Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer for Oracle Corporation, one of the world's leading suppliers of information management software. Mr. Alhadeff is responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle's global privacy and public policy issues. In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Mr. Alhadeff serves as the BIAC Chair to the OECD ICCP Committee, head of industry delegation to the OECD Security Steering Group, and a Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Electronic Business and Information Technology Committee. In the US, Mr. Alhadeff chairs the US-Malaysia Business Council, the Information Technology Committee for the US India Business Council and Government Affairs Committee for the Software and Information Industry Association, is Vice Chair of the USCIB’s E-Business Committee, Co-chairs the IT Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council and is an ABAC Board member. Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business (USCIB) in New York. Alhadeff holds and M.B.A. in management and information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Luis Rodriguez-Rosello

Luis Rodriguez-Rosello

Acting Director of Directorate , European Commission

 

Luis Rodríguez-Roselló holds a degree of Telecommunications Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). After some years of professional activity as engineer at a private company and as full professor at the Faculty of Telecommunications and Engineering Madrid in Computer Science and Control Systems, he was appointed Director of the R&D Department at the ITE (Institute for Technologies in Education) of the Ministry of Education in Spain and later on Head of the International Department of the CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico e Industrial). He joined the European Commission in 1989 as Head of Division in Directorate-General "Information Society and Media" responsible for the R&D Programme DELTA (Developing European Learning through Technological Advance). He also headed the Educational Multimedia Task Force of the European Commission. He was acting Director in 2003 and 2004 of Directorate "Emerging Technologies, Infrastructures & Applications". Domains of responsibility encompassed basic research (Future and Emerging Technologies), Grid Technologies, Research Infrastructures and application areas related to eInclusion and eWork. End 2004 he was appointed Head of the Unit "Networked Media Systems", where he leads European R&D on this topic within the current EC Framework Programme. In November 2009 he was appointed Director a.i. of "Converged Networks & Services".

Florent Frederix

Florent Frederix

Head of RFID Sector, European Commission

 

Florent Frederix has been working in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission since 2001 and has been Head of Sector since January 1, 2006. The RFID sector manages parts of the 7th framework research programme, the policy aspects and international cooperation on RFID and the emerging Internet of Things. Work underway includes a Recommendation on the implementation of privacy and information security principles in RFID-enabled applications and a communication on the Internet of Things. Before joining the EU commission Mr. Frederix spent 20 years in the Information and Telecom industry. During the second half of the 1980ies as co-ordinator of the team that developed the AESTHEDES system, named in 1989 by the referential Seybold report “A world leading line art design system”. In the 1990ies he became research programs manager at Alcatel Microelectronics, the business division known for ground breaking work on ADSL. Mr Frederix has an educational background in Electronics, Computer Science and holds an MBA and Doctoral degree in Economics.

Bernard Benhamou

Bernard Benhamou

Delegate to Internet Usages, French Ministry of Research

 

Bernard Benhamou is Ministerial Delegate on Internet Usage at the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education. During his career he has had roles including; Director of the French Presidency of the European Union Conference on the Internet of the Future / Internet of Things; Senior Lecturer on the Information Society at the Political Sciences Institute in Paris (Sciences Po); Member of the French Delegation at the World Summit of the United Nations on the Information Society ; Head of the Forecast & Internet Governance Mission at the Agency for the Development of e-Government (Prime Minister Office & Ministry of Foreign Affairs); Head of the Mission "Internet, Schools & Family" at the French Ministry of Education; Senior lecturer at the National School of Government (ENA); Advisor for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Internet projects in developing countries; Founding member of PlaNet Finance (Internet based NGO devoted to giving microcredit to the developing countries); Conceptor in 1996 of the first Network and Internet based exhibition in the French museum of science (Passport to the Cyberworld / Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie).

Marylin Arndt

Marylin Arndt

Chairman, Technical Committee M2M - ETSI

 

Marylin Arndt holds the position of Senior Standardisation Manager at FranceTelecom-Orange. In this role she is in charge of piloting and monitoring standardisation activity on M2M (machine-to-machine). In January 2009, she was elected as chairman of a new technical committee, TC M2M, at ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute and continues to be highly active in chairing the committee. With more than 20 years of experience in the telecoms domain, she previously held various positions in R&D. She actively participated in numerous European collaborative projects (FP5, FP6) and filed more than ten patents. She was R&D team leader in the area of mobile terminals and communicating devices followed by the same position focusing on wireless applications for capillary access networks. Marylin holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, Paris and a PhD in Solid State Physics at the Universitė des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier.

Marisa Jimenez

Marisa Jimenez

Public Policy Director Europe, GS1 Global Office

 

Spanish lawyer by the University of Zaragoza, Marisa Jimenez is specialized in EU law by the Europa Institut of Saarbrucken, Germany. Marisa has 13 years of public policy experience in Brussels. She worked for the EU Commission at the beginning of her career and before joining GS1 EPCglobal (a subsidiary of GS1), she held various positions at Time Warner and Deutsche Post World Net Brussels Corporate public policy offices, dealing with a variety of public policy matters ranging from Consumer and Data protection to Transport, Internet and RFID policy related issues. Marisa joined GS1 in March 2006 as GS1 EPCglobal Public Policy Director Europe, based in Brussels. She has also been part of the EU Commission’s RFID Stakeholders Group and the European Commission’s EC RFID Recommendation Informal Group. From July 2009, Marisa is responsible for European public policy at GS1.


Gérald Santucci

Gérald Santucci

Head of Unit, RFID, European Commission

 

Gérald Santucci has been working in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission since February 1986. In March 2007, he was appointed Head of the Unit Networked Enterprise & Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The unit's portfolio includes some 50 R&D projects, grouped around two clusters, which address the development of ICT-based systems supporting the Future Internet Networked Enterprise and the shift from contactless technologies towards the Internet of Things. The adoption by the European Commission, in March 2007, of a Communication on RFID has constituted a first milestone towards the achievement of a European policy framework regarding RFID. Work underway includes the monitoring of a Commission Recommendation on the implementation of privacy and data protection principles in RFID-enabled applications and a Commission Communication on the Internet of Things. Over the years, Gérald has gained extensive experience in the activities of the Directorate-General through his involvement in research management, including heading the Unit “Applications relating to Administrations” (i.e. eGovernment) 1999-2002, the Unit “Trust and Security” 2003, and "ICT for Enterprise Networking" 2004-2006. During the period from 1986 to 1989, Gérald managed the preparatory work that led to the AIM (Advanced Informatics in Medicine) exploratory action, which still exists today in the form of the ICT for Health unit of DG Information Society and Media. In 1991-1993, he was involved in the Uruguay Round Trade Negotiations with respect to Semiconductors (tariffs, rules of origin, direct investment) and drafted a Commission Communication on the European Telecommunications Equipment Industry. In November 2008 Gérald Santucci received the Honourable Mention in the Asset Tracking Forum segment of the ID People Awards ceremony at the seventh ID WORLD International Congress in Milan. This recognition underlined Gérald's untiring efforts to drive forward and foster a coherent European approach to RFID that ensures common standards, harmonized legislation as well as compatible guidelines.

Ali Rezafard

Ali Rezafard

Senior Software Architect, Afilias Ltd

 

Ali Rezafard is a Senior Solutions Architect at Afilias, working on Discovery Services product development and standardization. He is an active participant in a number of global standards development groups, including the GS1 Technical Standards Committee, the editor for Discovery Services Software Action Group, the editor for the Federated Object Naming Services (FONS) Requirements Group, and the IETF Discovery Services interest group. Ali has extensive experience in the field of cross-organizational information exchange, particularly sharing of object visibility data on heterogeneous and distributed platforms. Ali holds a Computer Science and Software Engineering degree from University of Waterloo.

Patrik Fältström

Patrik Fältström

Internet Architecture Board Advisor , Swedish Government

 

Patrik Fältström is currently a Distinguished Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems in the Office of the CTO. At Cisco, Mr. Fältström is involved with many things touching the domain name system. Previously, Fältström was a technical specialist in the Internet Strategies and Coordination group at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Swedish Royal Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, and been involved in Internet-related standardization since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide. Fältström is active in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009. He is an appointed advisor to the Swedish IT Minister since 2003. He is or has been a memer of numerous other advisory groups and investigations related to Internet during the years, both public and private sector including ICANN, Packet Clearing House, Telio, HotSIP, Swedish Regulator PTS, Telia-Sonera International Carrier, .SE, Swedish Government and the European Comission. Fältström holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Stockholm.

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

Project Leader, Institute for Innovation + Technology at VDI/VDE-IT GmbH, Germany

 

Peter Gabriel holds a diploma degree in computer science from the Technical University of Berlin. After positions as project leader and deputy head of a department at the University of Dortmund, the University of Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Software Engineering and Systems Engineering, Berlin, he has been a senior consultant at VDI/VDE-IT since 2001. Mr Gabriel has been involved in a number of RFID and Internet of Thing activities. He was project leader of the study ‘Pervasive Computing – Trends and Impacts’ on behalf of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and project leader of the study ‘RFID: opportunities for Germany – the state of radio frequency identification- based applications and their outlook in national and international markets’ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics. He also represented VDI/VDE-IT in the European co-ordination action CE RFID “Promoting the European RFID Value Chain" and contributed to the policy paper “European Policy Outlook RFID” published by the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Economics.

JP Vasseur

JP Vasseur

Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

 

JP Vasseur is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer where he works on IP/MPLS architecture, Traffic Engineering, network recovery and the Internet of Things/Sensor networks. Before joining Cisco, he worked for several Service Providers in large multi-protocol environments. He is an active member of the IETF (co-author of more than 30 IETF RFCs/Drafts), co-chair of the IETF PCE (Path Computation Element) and the ROLL (Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (ROLL) Working Groups. JP is also the chair of the Technology Advisory Board of the IPSO (IP for Smart Object Alliance). JP is a regular speaker at various international conferences, he is involved in various research projects in the area of IP/Sensor Networks and the member of a number of Technical Program Committees. He has filed more than 100 patents in the area of IP/MPLS and Sensor Networks. He is the coauthor of “Network Recovery” (Morgan Kaufmann, July 2004), “Definitive MPLS Network Designs” (Cisco Press, March 2005) and “Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP: The next Internet” (Morgan Kauffman, May 2010).

Jean Prevost

Jean Prevost

Director of Innovation, Groupe Casino

 

Jean Prévost has been Innovation Manager of Casino Group and advisor to the President since 2007. From 1988 to 2007 in Cabinet Jean Prévost, (Ethno sociology laboratory specialised in serendipity) advisor and consultant for Ministers of Agriculture, Tourism and Territory Fittings for the question of food range, certification & labels; Auchan President during 3 years; Atac & Auchan for new concepts of stores; Migros in Switzerland and for Jumbo (Manor Group); Carrefour for Pricing & Assortment tools; Leclerc Group, in charge of creation of marketing tools and new concepts as jewellery; Promotions tools; Thailand Embassy and DEP during 3 years: Thaï World Food and Otop products. Before: A.C. Nielsen Cie, General Manager, 15 years consultant for retailers, Panel International from A.C. Founder & President from 1981 to 1988. Training in Economy license diploma in Strasbourg University and Ecal Rouen: retail specialisation school. Books written: Indeterminé du pressentiment (future vision of commerce) Libre-propos sur les supermarchés

David De Roure

David De Roure

Professor, Web Science Trust

 

David De Roure is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK, where he leads the Department's Grid and Pervasive Computing activities. A founding member of the Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group, his current research interest is the application of advanced knowledge technologies to both Grid and pervasive computing. He has a leading international role in Semantic Grid research, is involved in the UK e-Science programme and European Grid activities, and is a member of the Steering Group of the Global Grid Forum. David has worked for many years with distributed information systems and has also been active in the Web and hypertext communities.

Hartwig Tauber

Hartwig Tauber

Director General, FTTH Council Europe

 

Prof. Hartwig Tauber is Director General of FTTH Council Europe. Hartwig has more than ten years of experience in the broadband and ICT fields. Hartwig worked as a consultant and managed several national and international broadband projects in Austria, and he is a member of the ICT Taskforce of the Austrian government. Since 2003 he is a Professor of e-business management at the IMC University of Applied Sciences in Krems. Hartwig Tauber holds a masters degree in Economics and Informatics from the University of Vienna and a postgraduate masters degree in Telematics Management from the Danube University Krems.

Jaap-Henk  Hoepman

Jaap-Henk Hoepman

Senior Scientist, TNO ICT

 

Jaap-Henk Hoepman is a senior scientist in the security group of TNO ICT, Groningen, as well as an associate professor in the Digital Security group at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen. His main research interests are information security and applied cryptography, especially the design of secure and privacy friendly protocols for pervasive systems.

Moderators

Rob Van Kranenburg

Rob Van Kranenburg

Founder, Council, IOT think tank

 

Rob van Kranenburg is an innovation and media theorist involved with negociability strategies of new technologies and artistic practice, predominantly ubicomp and RFID, the relationship between the formal and informal in cultural and economic policy, and the requirements for a sustainable cultural economy. He has been teaching at various schools in the Netherlands (UvA, EMMA Interaction Design, Industrial Design) and has worked at several Dutch cultural institutions; de Balie, Doors of Perception and Virtual Platform. Until April 1 2009 he was Head of Public Domain at Waag Society. Currently he teaches at Frank Mohr and Fontys Ambient Intelligence. He lives in Ghent, Belgium. With friends he has set up Council, a consultancy/thinktank on the Internet of Things for governments, cities and citizens.

Gary Finnegan

Gary Finnegan

Section Editor, EurActiv

 

Gary Finnegan is Section Editor at EurActiv where he writes about health, science & research, innovation, and enterprise. Gary has a degree in physiology from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MSc in science communication from Dublin City University. He has served as Editor of Irish Medial News and written for a range of scientific and medical publications, as well as contributing to public policy debates on television and radio. Gary was a national winner of the 2009 EU Health Prize for Journalists and was awarded the 2007 Irish Medical Media award for online journalism. His book on China, entitled Beijing for Beginners: An Irishman in the People’s Republic, was published in 2008.

Patrick van Eecke

Patrick van Eecke

Partner , DLA Piper

 

Patrick Van Eecke is a partner in the Technology, Media & Commercial department of DLA Piper in Brussels. He advises telecommunication companies, internet service providers, software developers, governments and companies using IT and telecommunications facilities and services. He is extensively involved in diverse research and consulting projects for the European Commission and several national governments. Patrick has advised high-profile clients, including Philip Morris, Coca Cola Enterprises, America On Line (AOL) and KBC. Patrick holds the global co-chair of DLA Piper’s international E-business practice group, steering its multijurisdictional E-business legal strategy. Van Eecke specialism’s include Internet law, e-commerce and e-government matters. Patrick is founder and chair of the ADM ICT legal counsel working group. Patrick is a professor at the University of Antwerp, teaching European Information and Communications Law. He is also a guest lecturer on Internet law at various universities, such as the universities of Stellenbosch and Cape Town (South Africa, since 1996), Solvay Business Institute (ULB, Belgium, since 2003), Kings College (London, since 2004) and Queen Mary University (London, since 2004). Patrick is a regular speaker at national and international conferences. Patrick is the author of several legal articles and books on computer crime, electronic signatures, electronic contracting and privacy. He also has a bi-weekly column on E-business and the law in the leading Belgian IT journal 'IT Professional'. Patrick is editor of the Belgian Revue de Droit Commercial (Larcier), responsible for information technology law. He is also editor of the international Journal of Internet Law (Kluwer) responsible for European internet related legal issues and is European correspondent for the international Digital Evidence Journal (Pario). Key experience include; assisting a joint venture of Belgian banks on data protection compliance of a common platform for online banking in Belgium, including data sharing and data retention between all major banks in Belgium; advising the Belgian government (Fedict) on the creation of a sound legal framework relating to electronic identity cards. This included drafting related legislation (a.o. on labelling of card readers and eID applications) and licenses (e.g. open source license for eID middleware); advising one of the world's largest financial services providers on setting up a data protection compliant structure for verifying customer details and payments against numerous sanctions lists (for example, known terrorists, drugs traffickers etc); advising a US software company with local branches in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom on setting up a legally compliant data processing system for HR and CRM data. The personal data will be collected in Europe and transferred to the client’s HQ in the United States; advising Coca-Cola on preparing international data transfer agreements relating to the transfer of HR data to the United States; advising Google on its privacy strategy in Europe.

Robert  Schumann

Robert Schumann

Lead Consultant, Analysys Mason

 

Robert Schumann's expertise is in business planning, financial modelling and cost analysis. As a member of Analysys Mason's Regulation and Costing group, he has worked for regulators and operators in Africa, Europe and Asia, implementing regulatory frameworks, advising on policy issues and supporting pricing decisions. He has also worked on numerous projects to evaluate investments in support of debt and equity transactions. Robert's academic background is in physics and computing, and he holds a doctorate in the field of quantum computing from the University of Oxford.

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When

Tue 1 June, 2010 08.30 to
Wed 2 June, 2010 17.00

Europe Central Time Zone

 

Where

Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace

Rue Gineste 3
1210 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: 32 (0)2 646 00 55

Fax: 32 (0)2 646 00 88

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