OECD / ICCP Technology Foresight Forum
Harnessing data as a new source of growth: Big Data analytics and policies
JØrgen Abild Andersen
Chair of the OECD Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP)
Director General Telecom of the Danish Business Authority.
Jørgen Abild Andersen is among the World s most experienced government officials within the ICT area.
In January 2012 he took up a new position as Director-General Telecom at the Danish Business Authority an agency under the Ministry of Business and Growth. His responsibilities include telecom issues as well as overall coordination of international related issues at the Authority.
As national regulator for the telecom area since 1991, Mr Abild Andersen has been responsible for implementing the liberalisation of the Danish telecoms market.
Prior to this he worked for the Danish General Directorate of Posts and Telegraphs, where he was Legal Counsel and Deputy Permanent Secretary from 1984 to 1991. During that period, he played a key role in the restructuring and privatisation of the Danish telecoms sector and in the establishment of competition within mobile communications.
With the establishment of the National IT and Telecom Agency in 2002, the portfolio of Jørgen Abild
Andersen was extended to cover the whole policy range within the ICT area. His policy responsibilities from 2002 to 2011 included among others privacy, trust and security in the Information Society, eBusiness, eGovernment, eSkills, green ICTs, the national digital signature as well as broadband, DNS and radio spectrum. One of the results of the work was the establishment of an internationally acclaimed open e-business infrastructure, which now serves as a model for the development of a similar infrastructure to be used at the pan-European level.
Mr Abild Andersen gained a Masters of Law from the University of Copenhagen in 1975. He started his professional career as a civil servant in the Ministry of Public Works and for a three-year period he served as Private Secretary to the Minister. From 2003 to 2004 he was chairing the European Commission s Radio Spectrum Policy Group. In 2005, Mr. Abild Andersen served as Chair for European Regulators Group (ERG) and the Independent Regulators Group (IRG). From 2006 to 2010 he was Denmark s representative at the European Commission s i2010 High Level Group. And he is currently presenting his country at the Digital Agenda High Level Group. In October 2009 he was elected as Chair of OECD's Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP).
Andrew W. Wyckoff
Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI)
Andrew W. Wyckoff is the Director of the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI) where he oversees OECD’s work on innovation, business dynamics, science and technology, information and communication technology policy as well as the statistical work associated with each of these areas.
Mr. Wyckoff was previously Head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) division at the OECD which supports the organisation’s work on information society as well as consumer policy issues. Before heading ICCP, he was the head of STI’s Economic Analysis and Statistics Division which develops methodological guidelines, collects statistics and undertakes empirical analysis in support of science, technology and innovation policy analysis.
His experience prior to the OECD includes being a program manager of the Information, Telecommunications and Commerce program of the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), an economist at the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and a programmer at The Brookings Institution. Mr. Wyckoff is a citizen of the United States, holds a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Public Policy from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.
Session 1: The Power of big data analytics
Kenneth Cukier (Keynote speaker and Moderator)
Kenneth Cukier is the Data Editor of The Economist and the co-author of the forthcoming book Big Data: A Revolution that Will Transform How We Work, Live and Think (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2013).
Earlier he was the paper's Japan correspondent, and before that, its technology correspondent in London. Previously he was the technology editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong and worked at The International Herald Tribune in Paris. From 2002 to 2004 Mr. Cukier was a research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator for CNN, NPR, BBC and others.
Additionally, Mr. Cukier serves on the board of directors of International Bridges to Justice, a Geneva-based NGO promoting legal rights in developing countries. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Panellist: Harnessing data generated by machine-to-machine communication and the Internet of things
Founder of Pachube.com
Usman Haque is the founder of Pachube (now known as Cosm.com), a real-time data infrastructure and community for the Internet of Things (acquired by LogMeIn Inc in 2011, where he currently leads the Urban Projects Division), director of Haque Design + Research (www.haque.co.uk) and former CEO of Connected Environments. Trained as an architect, he has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and dozens of mass-participation initiatives. His skills include the design and engineering of both physical spaces and the software and systems that bring them to life. He has been an invited researcher at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, Italy, artist-in-residence at the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences, Japan and has also worked in USA, UK and Malaysia. As well as directing the work of Haque Design + Research he was until 2005 a teacher in the Interactive Architecture Workshop at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Lon don. 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.
Panellist: Towards standards for enhancing data interoperability
Executive Director, OASIS
Executive Director and CEO at OASIS, provides leadership, operational oversight, and strategic vision for the consortium. He represents OASIS in the international arena, serving as an advocate for open standards in matters of policy and adoption. Laurent also develops new opportunities to extend the breadth and depth of future OASIS work. Prior to joining OASIS, he co-founded several Web-related companies, including Traackr and Webmotion, and serves on the Board of several startups focused on Big Data and Cloud projects. Laurent served as a Media Attaché for French Foreign Affairs and has worked in France, Canada, and the United States. He is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Superieure (rue d'Ulm) and speaks English, French, as well as some Italian and Spanish. Laurent is based in San Francisco.
Panellist: The protection of digital identities in the context of big data analytics
Technology and Society Domain, W3C
Harry Halpin is the lead for identity at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and Team Contact for the W3C Web Cryptography Working Group. He represents the W3C in the Standards Committee of the Identity Eco-system and an ID3 Fellow. Also, he is a postdoc at MIT and a visiting researcher at IRI (Institut de recherche et d'innovation du Centre Pompidou), where he is working with Bernard Stiegler on a book about philosophy and the Web. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh with a focus on search engines and data-mining, and is the author of the book "Social Semantics". Before joining W3C he worked semantic search at Yahoo! Research and at Duke University. He has over 40 publications published in academic and technical journals, conferences, and workshops covering identity, cryptography, search engines, natural language processing, and the philosophy of cognitive science. He is also President of LEAP (LEAP Encryption Access Project), which works on letting secure communication services be widely available. He is co-chairing of Web Science 2013 with Alex "Sandy" Pentland in Paris May 2-4th 2013. For more information, see: http://www.ibiblio.org/hhalpin.
Session 2: Opportunities and challenges for society
Katarina de Brisis (Moderator)
Deputy Director General
Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs
Katarina de Brisis is deputy director general in the Department of ICT policy and public sector reform in the Norwegian Ministry of Government Administration and Reform.
She heads the section dealing with the issues of national ICT policy coordination, encompassing areas such as information security, digital content and reuse of public sector data, green ICTs and smart technologies, accessibility of ICT-systems, cloud computing and digital competences. Ms de Brisis has been a member of various EU expert committees, among them the advisory committee on electronic signatures directive. She also used to work on digital libraries and archives in her previous positions.
Ms de Brisis is a MSc and certified civil engineer in the field of computer science and has 31 years of working experience in information technology. She is also an MBA in public finances and management.
Panellist: Challenges to sharing of knowledge derived from big data
Co-founder and Director
The Open Knowledge Foundation and Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Rufus Pollock is co-Founder and Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of the RSA. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge and acted as an official adviser on open data to several governments.
Panellist: The socio-economic impact of “big data” and recent market trends
McKinsey & Company
Matteo Pacca is a Partner with McKinsey & Company in Paris, France. He joined McKinsey in 2005, and worked mainly in Europe, first in Milan and then in the Paris Office. Matteo’s expertise focuses on Technology, in particularly in the Financial Industry; since his start at McKinsey, Matteo has served large financial institutions across a variety of technology topics linked to their IT strategy, IT architecture and optimization of the IT function
More recently, Matteo has been following the development of Big Data in Europe, for which he has been a public speaker at several occasions
Before joining McKinsey, Matteo worked for Wall Street Systems, a software vendor for the Financial Industry, where he was the Director for Software Development and Customer Services
Matteo studied Engineering at the Politecnico of Milan (Italy).
Panellist: Implications of data analytics on fundamental values such as privacy and freedom
Managing Director of Tene & Associates
Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel
Omer Tene is Managing Director of Tene & Associates and an Associate Professor at the College of Management School of Law, Rishon Le Zion, Israel. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology; an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society; and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum. He serves as rapporteur to the OECD Volunteer Group reviewing the 1980 Privacy Guidelines.
Panellist: Implications of big data deployment on employment and wealth distribution
Founder & Director
Dominique F Turcq, a French citizen, is the Founder and President of the Boostzone Institute, a Research and consulting Center dedicated to understand the management implications of the major changes happening in the world of work due to technology and sociology forces.
His career spans across academia (as a professor at HEC, ESCP and INSEAD in France, IIST in Japan), business (SONY, MANPOWER), government and administration (special adviser to the Ministry of Trade, the Economic Planning Commission, the Ministry of Industry) and consulting (McKINSEY & cy). He published several books and articles on international strategy, human capital management as well as on Japanese economy and society.
Dr. Turcq graduated from HEC in France and studied in Japan. He owns a Doctorate in management from HEC University in Paris and a PhD in Corporate Sociology from Paris University Sorbonne.
Panellist: The role of cloud computing for big data analytics
Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft Europe, Middle East & Africa
Stephen leads the EMEA Technology Office which engages with technology policy makers concerning the future direction of high impact technologies and the implication of these trends on government’s social and economic policy agendas. Through these engagements, Stephen and his team work to ensure that the unique needs of government and public sector organizations are reflected in Microsoft’s technology and development strategies.
Stephen has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in global technology companies across both emerging and developed markets.
A regular international speaker on a range of technology and technology policy issues, Mr McGibbon also lectures frequently on technical and business issues at universities throughout Europe.
Prior to joining Microsoft Stephen held senior technical and business leadership positions in IBM.
Stephen holds an MSc, is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a member of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Stephen is a member of Microsoft's Standards Advisory Council, and is a professional member of The British Computer Society; The Institution of Engineering and Technology; The Association for Computing Machinery; The IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Standards Association
Session 3: Big data analytics in science and research
Richard Johnson (Moderator)
BIAC Chair to the Biotechnology Committee; BIAC Vice Chair to the Technology Committee
CEO, Global Helix LLC, Washington DC. Senior Partner, Arnold & Porter
Rick Johnson works at the intersection of synthetic biology and the life sciences, Big Data, precision medicine, healthy aging, neuroscience, and emerging platform technologies with collaborative research, impact capital investing, university-industry partnerships, and new innovation models.
Rick is a member of the Board on Life Sciences at the National Academy of Sciences, serves as the co-chair for the NAS synthetic biology project and the NAS Six Academy Initiative with China, and helps coordinate new BLS initiatives on data and infrastructure for the life sciences. He serves as Chair or Vice-Chair of three OECD/BIAC committees - Biotechnology, Technology/Innovation and Nanotechnology. Rick is the Chairman of the Brown Biology & Medicine Council, a member of the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee, the Stanford BioFab and bioengineering initiative, the EU’s IT Futures of Medicine initiative, the Brown Institute on Brain Science, the MIT Production Economy initiative, an Executive Fellow at the Center for Science, Technology and Society, and several advanced technology, massive data, and university research task forces.
Johnson is the CEO of Global Helix LLC, an analytical consulting and strategy firm, that focuses on enabling basic research and entrepreneurship, rethinking S&T policymaking, linking research data to innovation and value creation, and assessing emerging policy issues. After 30 years, Rick retired as Senior Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, where he focused on enabling basic research, innovation, and collaborative mechanisms and helped to create a number of path-breaking university-industry collaborations, pre-competitive consortia, and public-private partnerships.
In addition to receiving his Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School where he was Editor of the Yale Law Journal, he received his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a National Science Foundation National Fellow, and his undergraduate degree with highest honors from Brown University.
Panellist: Big data in new energy technology development
Director-General, New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Yoshi TOJO takes lead in strengthening Japanese public R&D program on Big Data / CPS / IoT as Head of IT Fusion Task Force of New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Yoshi has wide-ranging experiences in economic analysis and innovation policy. He worked for fostering data-driven innovation in the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from 2009 to 2011, and was in charge of the Information Grand Voyage project. He also served for the OECD from 2005 to 2009 as Head of Economic Analysis and Statistics Division (EAS/STI). He was engaged in analyses on knowledge network and innovation, and contributed to the OECD Innovation Strategy and Intellectual Assets and Value Creation project.
Panellist: Deploying big data analytics in life science
President French National Association of CIOs (Association Nationale des DSI)
Dr. Pierre Delort, Msc, starts working in consulting, then in retailing, insurance and industry in the field of Operation Management. In 1991 he puts into place the Lean Management (Toyota Production System) in the insurance business (now Generali) and receives his Ph.D degree from Mines-ParisTech, on the subject of Lean Management in services companies.
He then chose IS management, including business, organisation and technological innovation and works as project manager, then CIO of Reseau Ferré de France and then becomes CIO of Inserm.
He teaches at Mines-ParisTech and HEC and is the President of ANDSI (the french association of CIOs)
Panellist: Opening science and research data in the health sector
Senior Vice President of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
Dr. Seung Ku Hwang is an Senior Vice President of ETRI, the head of the Big Data Software Research Laboratory since 2012, where he is working on several research topics, including Real-time Big Data Computing, High Performance Computing for Bio Applications, Big Data Intelligence, Social Text Mining, Voice Recognition and Automatic Speech Translation, Next-generation Smart UI/UX, etc.
Dr. Hwang received his Bachelor and Master degrees in electrical engineering from the Seoul National University in 1979 and 1981 respectively. He received his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1986.
He has been working for ETRI from 1982 in various areas, including Automation, Processor Architecture Design, Multimedia Communication, Mobile Information Appliances, and Radio Transmission Technologies. He has worked at the Mobile Telecommunication Division as a Vice President from 2004 until 2007. At the division, he has managed the WiBro(Mobile WiMAX) project and the LTE System Development project. From 2008 until 2009, he has managed the Broadcasting and Telecommunication Convergence Research Division, where he has carried on several research projects, such as Advanced Mobile Broadcasting Technology Development, Next-generation IPTV Technologies Development, etc. From 2010 until 2012, he served as a senior vice president of the Software Technology Research Laboratory, and managed many research works in the area of Cloud Computing, Language Information Processing, Next-generation Computing, Cyber Security, and Embedded Software.
His research interests focus on Real-time Advanced Big Data Analytics, Super Intelligence, and Big Data Uses Cases in the domains of Wellness, Healthcare, Social Mining, Energy, Management, Manufacturing, and Finance. He serves currently as a vice chair of the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers, a vice chair of the Korea Information Processing Society, and a vice chair of the Korea Open Source Software Promotion Forum.
Session 4: Big data analytics in marketing
Anna Fielder (Moderator)
Privacy International; Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council (CSISAC)
Anna is Trustee and Company Secretary of PI, and has been a consumer policy advocate and expert for many years (though she did also spend a stint as a travel writer and editor). She currently works as public affairs advisor and researcher for national and international organisations. In this capacity she has worked with the UK National Consumer Council (now Consumer Focus) for the last six years, and has authored studies for other national and international organisations, on subjects ranging from alternative dispute resolution to cloud computing. She is co-ordinator of the sustainability standards area for the British Standards Institute Consumer and Public Interest Unit, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). She was previously the regional Director for developed and transition economies at Consumers International, where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer movement’s priorities agenda and set up the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue.
Panellist: The benefits of big data in e-commerce
Vice President, Global Policy, The Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Paula J. Bruening is Vice President, Global Policy, of The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, a path-finding global privacy and information security think tank located in Washington, DC. She focuses on cross border data flows, emerging technologies, government use of private sector data and cybersecurity issues.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Paula served as Counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology; Director of Compliance and Technology, TRUSTe; Senior Attorney-Advisor for the Office of Chief Counsel National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce; Senior Analyst, US Congress Office of Technology Assessment; and an Onsite Consultant, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Panellist: Harnessing the value of consumer data across the economy
Chief Executive Officer
Jakob is CEO and Co-Founder of tinyclues SAS, a Paris-based software startup whose mission is to industrialize datamining on Big Data with the help of advanced machine learning algorithms in a Cloud Computing environment. tinyclues focuses today mainly on digital marketing and counts among its clients PriceMinister, Condé Nast Digital, and ShowroomPrivé. Previously Jakob was a partner and consultant at McKinsey & Company in Germany and France where he worked on topics ranging from Banking to Public Sector Reform to Global Public Health issues, notably the creation and distribution of children HIV treatments. Prior to McKinsey he made a brief stint at the World Bank. He holds an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a lic.oec. from the University of St.Gallen. Jakob is a founding partner of the “Cercle du leadership" a Paris-based think tank.
Panellist: Competition in the big data era:
EVP Business Transformation & Chief Technology Officer
Warner Music Group
Jonathan is EVP and CTO at Warner Music Group where is responsible for the company’s global technology strategy and operations. He is currently focused on the delivery of a new Cloud Computing based services platform designed to meet the future needs of Warner Music Group’s employees, artists, fans and business partners.
Jonathan spent sixteen years in various corporate executive roles with Microsoft Corporation. Most recently he held the position of Vice President of Microsoft’s Public Sector Technology Office, where he lead the company’s National Technology Officer Network and focused on the impact of technology on economic and social policy development. Jonathan is a research fellow with the School of International Studies at UC. Berkeley collaborating with Professor John Zysman - Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy – on the economic policy implications of Cloud Computing.
Session 5: Big data analytics for public service delivery
Antti Eskola (Moderator)
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Mr. Antti ESKOLA is the Commercial Counsellor at the Enterprise and Innovation Department of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. His current tasks include innovation and ICT policy related issues. Antti Eskola has worked in the Ministry since 1984 in various departments on science and technology policy, promotion of trade, investments and ICT use by small and medium sized enterprises. He is a delegate of the ICCP Committee and a vice chair of the WPIE.
Panellist: Implications of big data for national statistical agencies
Head of Innovation and Information Society statistics in Eurostat, European Commission
Michail Skaliotis is Head of Innovation and Information Society statistics in Eurostat, European Commission. With a background in statistics, econometrics and business administration, Michail has worked in several areas of official statistics including labour market, education, health, research and development, demography, ICT and innovation. He has also served as member of the Governing Board of Unesco's Institute of Statistics (UIS). Michail is passionate with the analysis of the potential impact of big data on official statistics and in particular with mainstreaming big data into official statistics. In his awareness raising paper 'official statistics in the era of ubiquitous connectivity and pervasive technologies' he introduced the concept of official statistics 2.0 and addressed some of the key challenges and responsibilities official statistical agencies will be facing in digital times.
Panellist: Big data for development and agencies
Global Pulse, United Nations
Emmanuel Letouzé is a regular consultant for the United Nations and other international organizations, with specific interest in big data for development, conflict and state fragility, governance and fiscal policy, and economic demography. He is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. He recently completed assignments as lead author of the OECD 2012 Fragile Situations Outlook and technology consultant for UNOCHA. He is the author of UN Global Pulse’s white paper on "Big Data for Development: Opportunities & Challenges" (May 2012), where he worked as a development economist, and is currently working on paper on "Big Data for Conflict Prevention" (co-authored with R. Kirkpatrick and P. Meier) for the International Peace Institute. From 2006 to 2009 he worked at UNDP in New York, as a member of the Human Development Report research team, a policy specialist on post-conflict economic recovery and a public finance economist. From 2000 to 2004 he worked in Hanoi, Vietnam, as a technical assistant in public finance and statistics for the French Ministry of Finance. He is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris (Diplôme, 1999, MA in Economic Demography, 2000) and Columbia University (MA in International Affairs, 2006), where he was a Fulbright fellow. He is also a political cartoonist, including for the satirical blog Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like and Rue89, a French news website.
Panellist: Opportunities form public sector information
Technologist/ Thinker / Strategist
Adam is a technologist, thinker/strategist, and wearer of many hats. In technology terms, he's built networks, managed systems/architectures, been a sysadmin, and general tinkerer. He sometimes describes himself as a retired hacker, as, generally speaking, he doesn't really write code any more. At least, not on a regular basis. He's been a CTO, and has worked in/on public policy, business strategy, events management and project managing, in public and private sectors. He is content with being described as ‘industrious, with a Victorian work & social ethic plus OCD for good measure’.
In addition to Rewired State and associated projects, Adam is also occupied in, and was an early party of ‘Civil Society’, through work with the Stand campaign, and (the award-winning) FaxYourMP, and the birth of mySociety and a few NGOs, campaigning, and Internet and Parliament/the Internet Governance Forum. He served on HM Government's Shadow Data Standards Panel.
LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/adammcgreggor Adam tweets as @adamamyl
Session 6: Conclusion
The Federal Privacy Commissioner
Since taking on the role of Privacy Commissioner of Canada in December of 2003, Jennifer Stoddart and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada have become leaders both nationally and internationally in the privacy sphere.
Commissioner Stoddart has overseen a number of important investigations and audits of personal information handling practices in the public and private sectors. She was the first data protection authority in the world to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the privacy policies and practices of the popular social networking site, Facebook. She also investigated with the Alberta Commissioner a massive data breach at U.S. retail giant TJX, which owns Winners and HomeSense stores in Canada. More recently, she found that Google Inc. contravened Canadian privacy law when it collected personal information from unsecured wireless networks for Google StreetView, among others.
Commissioner Stoddart also led a number of important investigations on the public sector front, and has conducted audits of, for example, the government’s personal information disposal practices, its use of wireless technology, the Passenger Protect Program, Passport Canada, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC), and the RCMP’s Exempt Databanks.
She has also worked to raise awareness among Canadians of their privacy rights through enhanced communications, outreach and research activities. Commissioner Stoddart is working to promote online privacy for young people through the Office’s website for young people, www.youthprivacy.ca, a blog, contests for high school students, teaching modules and, as the Globe and Mail newspaper noted, she “must be the only regulator that has posted a children’s video about privacy rights on YouTube.”
Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer
Joseph H. Alhadeff is the Vice President for Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist for Oracle Corporation, the world's leading supplier of information management software and hardware. 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. Among his international affiliations, 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 Digital Economy Committee. In the US, Mr. Alhadeff chairs the Digital Economy Committee for the US India Business Council is Vice Chair of the USCIB’s Information Policy Committee is US Co-chair of the EABC Data Governance Committee and Chairs the Malaysia Committee and Co-chairs the IT Committee of the US-ASEAN Business Council. Mr. Alhadeff also serves as the chair of the Privacy, Governance and ID Management Working Group of the EC’s business expert group on Cloud Computing.
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 an 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.
Senior Policy Adviser
Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC)
Roland Schneider is Senior Policy Advisor at the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the OECD. After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Applied Science Berlin and subsequently Political Science and Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin, he has worked as Research Assistant at the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Brussels and at the Economic and Social Research Institute (WSI) in Dűsseldorf, Germany. In his research he focused on the social and economic impact of new technologies as well as on the design, implementation and outcome of R&D policies. In 1985 he joined the German Confederation of Trade Unions were he was in charge of Humanisation of Work and Technology Policy. At TUAC, which he joined in 1998, he is in charge of education, training, employment and innovation policy. He has published many articles on topics in technology assessment, science and technology policy as well as in training and labour market policy. He has also co-authored a book on the development of new technologies.
Senior Policy Adviser
Born in 1974 in Lippstadt (Germany), Suso Baleato completes his academic background on Informatics and Computer Engineering with a degree in Political Science and Public Administration. Known to be the author of the first European blog, his interest in the social and political aspects of technology emerged while working in the ICT domain at both public and private sectors over more than a decade. Founder of distinct initiatives in the fields of Digital Literacy and Freedom of Speech, he developed an expertise in Intellectual Property with focus on Software Patents and Open Source. His contribution on the field of Interoperability, Security and Open Knowledge has been acknowledged by the European Union and the United Nations. Suso is now based in Konstanz (Germany) where he prepares a PhD thesis while he continues to foster a Civil Society perspective in the global ICT public policy making process as CSISAC's permanent delegate for the Information, Computer and Communication (ICCP) Committee at the OECD. He is Galician.
Technology Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, Internet Society
Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC)
Robin Wilton brings 28 years of industry experience to the role of Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society's Trust and Identity Initiatives group. Since 2001 he has specialised in digital identity, privacy and public policy, building a reputation as a thought leader, communicator and translator between different stakeholder groups.
Before joining the Internet Society Robin spent two years as a research analyst in Gartner's Identity and Privacy Strategies team, where – in addition to his privacy work - he specialised in public key infrastructure, electronic signature, single sign-on and federated identity.
Robin's experience includes: 12 years with IBM in systems engineering, technical support and consulting roles, at the UK and EMEA level; 3 years as Principal Consultant at JCP Trustbase Ltd., a start-up specialising in Java cryptography and PKI-enabling middleware; 8 years with Sun Microsystems in technical pre-sales and the CTO team; 18 months establishing Future Identity Ltd. as an independent consultancy on privacy and digital identity. During his time at Future Identity he was also Director of Privacy and Public Policy for the Kantara Initiative.
Robin has an MA in Philosophy and Modern Languages, and is a Fellow of the British Computer Society with Chartered IT Professional status.