Panellists 2.2 Tomorrow’s Internet of Things


1.2/2.2 Minister CHOI   Mr. Choi Yanghee, Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning.  Minister Choi Yanghee served on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Seoul National University since 1991. Recognizing the need to integrate diverse industries and technologies through nurturing the software industry and transform the network-oriented internet paradigm, he established and chaired the Future Internet Forum and led R&D in the internet sector. Minister Choi has been spearheading the effort to implement the Creative Economy, Korea's new economic paradigm, aiming to create many quality jobs and produce future growth engines by strengthening science, technology and ICT competiveness.

Mr. Junji Suzuki was appointed as State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry on October 9, 2015. Most recently, Mr. Suzuki was a Director of the Economy, Trade and Industry Division, of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Prior to this assignment, he served as an Executive on the Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry, House of Representatives. In 2008-2009, he was a Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. In 2003, Mr. Suzuki was first elected to Japan’s Diet as a representative for Aichi’s 7th district. Subsequently, he has been reelected to the Diet four times. Prior to elected office, Mr. Suzuki was a member of Seto City Council.  Mr. Suzuki is a graduate of Waseda University’s Faculty of Law. 

  Mr. Ahmed El-Sobky is the Vice CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency "ITIDA", the implementing arm of Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. He is supervising the sectors related to ICT markets development in ITIDA in addition to supervising the project of establishing six new Technology Parks in Egypt since early 2016. He has been working in the fields related to Information Technology since 1985. In 2014, he led a national workgroup of multi-stakeholders experts (governmental, private, and NGOs) -under the umbrella of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology- to prepare the national strategic plan of ICT in Egypt. In addition, he is a member of a national workgroup of multi-stakeholders experts to develop the eLearning in Egypt. He is a member of the "Board of Information Technology and Communication – Internet Security Workgroup", Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt
  Mr. Pedro Huichalaf, Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Lawyer of the Valparaiso University and Masters in Computer Law and Telecommunications at the University of Chile. He served as Parliamentary Advisor in technology and telecommunications, and also he worked as a lawyer of the Legal Division of the Under Secretariat of Telecommunications. He specialized in ICTs and has experience in national and international regulations on intellectual property, personal data, cybercrime, and e-commerce. He is also a promoter and active participant of citizen movements related with technology, and he has interacted with various stakeholders from industry, government and parliament.
  Commissioner Contreras Saldívar has a Masters degree in Law, Economics and Public Policy from the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Spain, and is a lawyer by the Escuela Libre de Derecho where he has also been a professor since 2009. He has served as Legal Counsel for the President of Mexico’s Office and has held several other positions at the Bank Savings Protection Institute, the Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement and at the Attorney General’s Office.
    Matthew Princeis co-founder and CEO of CloudFlare. CloudFlare’s mission is to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world's largest networks: powering more than 10 trillion requests per month, nearly 10% of all Internet requests, for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Matthew is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, winner of the 2011 Tech Fellow Award, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law. Matthew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar and awarded the Dubliner Prize for Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago and B.A. in English Literature and Computer Science from Trinity College.


  Wilhelm Eschweiler is one of the two vice presidents of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur). His responsibility includes telecommunications and rail. Prior to that he was responsible for the European ICT policy in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy where he was head of unit from 2007 until April 2014. From 2002 until 2006 he headed the unit for international telecoms and postal services policy. There he was concerned with fundamental issues regarding regulation from 1998 until 2002. After passing the Second State Examination he worked at the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications from 1992 until 1994. In 1994 he worked at the Directorate-General Information Society of the European Commission in Brussels. From 1995 until 1997 he worked in the Office of the Minister Dr. Wolfgang Bötsch.Dr. Eschweiler studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and at the University of Lausanne.
Jeff Jonas   Jeff Jonas is an IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing. Jonas’ work in context-aware computing was originally developed at Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1985, and acquired by IBM in January, 2005. Prior to SRD’s acquisition, Jonas spearheaded design and development of innovative systems which played a role in America’s national security and counterterrorism mission. Today, Jonas works on “G2” - a next generation context computing algorithm is designed to make better decisions faster which will serve a wide range of roles including improved anti-money laundering detection and continuous insider threat monitoring. Jonas travels the globe discussing innovation, national security and privacy with government leaders and leading global think tanks.  His work has received wide media attention and he currently weighs in on technology topics for Wall Street Journal “The Experts” column.  He holds 11 patents, is on several boards including the US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and was awarded an honorary Ph.D. Degree in Science from Claremont Graduate University.
Philips Kees  

Kees van der Klauw graduated from Electronics Engineering at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and received a Ph.D. in the area of semiconductor devices (CCD’s) in 1987. He joined Philips Research where he worked on the design and characterization of CMOS devices and processes. In 1992 he moved to Philips’ Flat Panel Displays where he held positions in project management, engineering-, operations- and general management of Philips LCD activities and was involved in the establishment of Philips’ LCD joint ventures in Japan and Korea. In 1999, he joined Philips Consumer Electronics and became the development manager for High-End TV in Bruges, Belgium. In 2003, he became in charge of platform development for Philips Television and in 2005 CTO of Philips Television, Monitors and Professional Display Business. Kees joined the Philips Lighting Sector in 2009, where he was Chief Architect and R&D Manager for Professional Lighting Solutions. Since October 2013, he is in charge of the Research program for Philips Lighting.

Philip Jennings   Philip Jennings is General Secretary of UNI Global Union - the global trade union for the service sectors - which represents 20 million workers worldwide. Jennings is a leading commentator on the future world of work and was invited to join Adriana Huffington, Eric Schmidt and others in addressing the 2015 Future of Work conference in London. He firmly believes that it is time for big business to work towards creating a more responsible world and has taken his message to the G20, IMF, World Bank, OECD and World Economic Forum – tireless in his pursuit of a “seat at the table” for working people. In 2011, Philip accepted the nomination of United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to serve on the board of the U.N. Global Compact.
Key Interveners  
  Mr. Oscar Robles is the CEO of LACNIC, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry, an international non-government organization established in Uruguay for the administration of Internet Numbering Resources. Currently is the Number Resource Organization chairman, the coordinating body for the five Regional Internet Registries that manage the distribution of Internet number resources in the world. From 1995 to 2015 he worked for NIC Mexico, organization in charge of the internet domain name .MX. He is a co-founder of LACTLD - the LAC Country Code Top-Level Domain Organization -, which groups the ccTLDs from the region. He is also co-founder of LACNIC and one of the .LAT promoters. Robles has been working on Internet Governance, Domain Names and IP addresses matters since 1995. He has actively participated in the creation of ICANN, the organization who oversight the Global Domain Name System. Mr. Robles holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and a Masters degree in IT Management, from Monterrey Institute of Technology.  
  Since leaving BT in 1989, Claire Milne has worked closely with civil society groups on telecoms policy issues, in parallel with consultancy around the world, often for regulators and policy-makers. For six years she chaired the UK Consumer Forum for Communications. Best known for her work on universal service and affordability of communications, in recent years she has also contributed to discussion on the prevention of nuisance calls and public policy for Internet of Things. She is a Visiting Senior Fellow and Guest Teacher at LSE, and actively engaged with OECD/CDEP/WPCISP on behalf of CSISAC.


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