Viviane Reding, European Commissioner for the Information Society and Media

Commissioner Reding worked as a journalist for the Luxemburger Wort (1978-1999) and was President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists for 12 years. Her political career began in 1979 as a member of the Luxembourg Parliament and included stints as councilor for the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, Vice-president of PCS (Parti Chrétien-Social) and ten years as an MEP before joining the European Commission in 1999 as Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth, Media and Sport.

See further: Viviane Reding website


Vlastimil Rù¾ièka, Vice Minister of Education, Youth and Sports

Vlastimil Rù¾ièka is the Vice-Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic since 2008. His professional career is closely linked to the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague. He obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees here and started working as a scientist at this university since 1978. He has been appointed to the position of vice-rector for international relations in 1996. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Rù¾ièka was the rector of Institute of Chemical Technology Prague.

His research is focused on characterization of vapor-liquid equilibrium in a single-component system, data evaluation, generation of databases, and development of methods for physical chemical properties estimation. Vlastimil Rù¾ièka holds the Knight of the order of Academic Palmes honor from France, commemorative medal of the Czech Refinery, and commemorative medal of the University of Pardubice.


Leif Zetterberg, Ministry of Enterprise

Leif Zetterberg is State Secretary to the Minister for Communications Asa Torstensson.

See further: Swedish Government website


Pier Carlo Padoan, OECD Secretary General

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Padoan was the Italian Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, with competence also for Greece, Portugal, San Marino, Albania and Timor Leste. He served as member of the Board and chaired a number of Board Committees. During his mandate at the IMF he was also in charge of the European Coordination. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Padoan served as Economic Adviser to the Italian Prime Ministers Massimo DAlema and Giuliano Amato, in charge of international economic policies. He was personally responsible for coordinating the Italian position in the Agenda 2000 negotiations for the EU budget, Lisbon Agenda bilateral meetings, and G8 Summits.

See further: OECD website


Ilkka Lakaniemi, Director Global Policy Initiatives, Nokia Siemens Networks

Ilkka Lakaniemi works for Nokia Siemens Networks, heading Global Political Dialogue and Initiatives, Corporate Affairs. Prior to Nokia Siemens Networks, he worked for Nokia Corporation in the areas of corporate venturing, strategic marketing and technology economics.

Ilkka Lakaniemi is a Visiting Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and at Stanford University, a Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland and a Research Associate at the World institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University.


Michel Riguidel, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Networks, Telecom ParisTech

Michel Riguidel is the Head of the Department of Computer Science and Networks, at Telecom ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications) in Paris, where he lectures in security and advanced networks. His research is oriented towards security of large information systems and networks and architecture of communication systems (Advanced Networks, Security of the Future Internet, Trust and Privacy Models, Critical Infrastructure Protection).

In the IST Integrated Project of FP6, he was Key Researcher of the Secoqc Integrated Project, responsible of the Quantum Network Architecture. In the FET of the FP6, he was the Security & Dependability Task Group Leader of the Beyond the Horizon Project. In the ICT FP7, he contributes to the Coordinated Projects Inco-Trust and Think-Trust. He is scientific member of the international Think tank on telecommunications ThinkTel. He has several patents in security (firewall, watermarking, protecting CD ROM and illicit downloading). He published several books on security.

See further: Telecom ParisTech website


George Rittenhouse, Vice President and Director of Bell Labs Research – Alcatel Lucent

Gee Rittenhouse is Vice President of Bell Labs' Technology Integration Group. This group has a primary mission of taking Bell Labs research assets and innovations and driving them, through development activities and project management, into Alcatel-Lucent products and services. In this position Gee is closely connected with all of Alcatel-Lucent's business divisions, interlocking their needs and strategies with Bell Labs' research activities, priorities, and innovations areas.

See further: Comsoc website


Linnar Viik, Member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Mr. Viik is currently Director of Skype Access at Skype Technologies Ltd. and since 2000 has been lecturing at the Estonian IT College, where he was made Member of the Board in 2003.

See further: EIT website


Lutz Heuser, Vice President SAP Research and Chief Development Architect

Professor Lutz Heuser, Vice President SAP Research and Chief Development Architect at SAP AG, is responsible for the overall research portfolio management. His areas of expertise include Internet of Services, Internet of Things, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) as well as the web-based service industry. He further initiated a number of research initiatives in the field of software technology for emerging economies and is active in this area on a global basis.

See further: CyLab website


Reinhard Posch, Professor at the Univeristy of Technology Graz, Chief Information Officer for the Government of Austria, Chairman of the board of ENISA

Reinhard Posch is full professor at Graz University of Technology and Scientific Director of the Austrian Secure Information Technology Center (A-SIT). He became federal CIO (Chief Information Officer) for the Austrian government in 2001 as such he chairs the Austrian eGovernment platform DIGITAL:AUSTRIA. At present he is also chairperson of the Management Board of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency).

Reinhard Posch is member of many professional societies: IEEE, ACM, OCG (member of the board of the Austrian Computer Society), OGI (Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik), ACONET, OeMG (Oesterreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft), GME (Microelectronic society) etc. He was the Austrian representative in IFIP TC6 (Communication) as well as IFIP TC11 (Computer Security).

Besides this Reinhard Posch is member of the Working group on Security of payment systems with chip cards of the Austrian National Bank. He worked with the OECD group of experts on cryptography in preparing the OECD guidelines for cryptographic policies. At the national level he was consulting the Federal Chancellery, the Ministry of the Interior and other public institutions on matters of security and cryptography.

See further: IAIK website


Jane Butler, Office of the CTO, Cisco Systems

Jane Butler acts as a technology advisor to the CTO of Cisco who shapes company's technology direction. Jane also leads Cisco's Global Consulting team which is comprised of senior technologists around the world who are involved in all aspects of large public and private networks driving the direction for every large Service Provider and Corporate network. Many of them are also working on global policy issues with bodies such as ITU, IEEE, IETF, ISOC. She is also Chair of the Distinguished Engineers of Cisco, who lead both product innovation and architecture strategy in the field.

She is a Fellow of the IET, a Chartered Engineer in the Engineering Council and she has an Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Jane Butler also supports the growth of the Internet and many educational and developmental initiatives in emerging countries around the world and also spends as much time as she can encouraging young girls to follow a career in engineering.

See further: CISCO website


Justin R. Rattner, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Intel

Justin Rattner, is vice president and chief technology officer (CTO). He is also an Intel Senior Fellow and head of the Corporate Technology Group. In the latter role, he directs Intel's global research efforts in microprocessors, systems, and communications including the company's disruptive research activity.

In 1989, Rattner was named Scientist of the Year by R&D Magazine for his leadership in parallel and distributed computer architecture. In December 1996, Rattner was featured as Person of the Week by ABC World News for his visionary work on the Department of Energy ASCI Red System, the first computer to sustain one trillion operations per second (one teraFLOPS) and the fastest computer in the world between 1996 and 2000. In 1997, Rattner was honored as one of the Computing 200, the 200 individuals having the greatest impact on the U.S. computer industry today, and subsequently profiled in the book Wizards and Their Wonders from ACM Press.

Rattner has received two Intel Achievement Awards for his work in high performance computing and advanced cluster communication architecture. He is a member of the executive committee of the Intel's Research Council and serves as the Intel executive sponsor for Cornell University where he is a member of the External Advisory Board for the School of Engineering. Rattner is also a trustee of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Rattner joined Intel in 1973. He was named its first Principal Engineer in 1979 and its fourth Intel Fellow in 1988. Prior to joining Intel, Rattner held positions with Hewlett-Packard Company and Xerox Corporation. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cornell University in electrical engineering and computer science.

See further: Intel website


Pablo Rodriguez, Internet Scientific Director, Telefónica

Pablo Rodriguez is the Internet Scientific Director at Telefonica. He also leads the Internet research group at Telefonica Research (Telefonica I+D) in Barcelona.

Prior to joining Telefonica in 2007, he was a Researcher at Microsoft Research, at the Systems and Networking group. While at Microsoft, he developed the Avalanche P2P system and worked in content distribution, wireless systems, network coding, and large-scale complex networks. He was also involved in measurement studies of very popular services, such as the Windows Update system or FolderShare.

During his research career he also worked at Bell-Labs, NJ where he developed systems to improve the performance of Wireless applications. Prior to Bell-Labs, he worked as a software architect for various startups in the Silicon Valley including Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo!) and Tahoe Networks now part of Nokia).

He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) while at Institut Eurécom, (Sophia Antipolis, France). During his Ph.D. he also worked at AT&T Labs (Shannon Laboratory, Florham Park, NJ). Pablo obtained postgraduate studies at EPFL and King's College, London respectively, and a B.S./M.S. in Telecommunication Engineering at the Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain.

See further: Telefonica I+D website


YangHee Choi, Director, Future Internet Forum, Professor, Seoul National University

Yanghee Choi received B.S. in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, M.S. in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science, and Doctor of Engineering in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris, in 1975, 1977 and 1984 respectively. Before joining the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University in 1991, he has been with Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) during 1977–1991, where he served as director of Data Communication Section, and Protocol Engineering Center. He was Visiting Scientist to IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He was president of Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers. He is now the chair of Future Internet Forum (fif.kr), actively promoting Future Internet in Korea. Professor Choi is also dean of Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University.

See further: MMLAB website


Udo Bub, Vice President for Innovation Development at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories

Udo Bub is member of the executive team of Deutsche Telekom Laboratories (since their inception in 2004), where his areas of responsibility include R&D in Human Computer Interaction, ICT Architectures and ICT Infrastructures as well as ICT Security. He is co-heading the Innovation Development laboratory.

In addition to his tasks at T-Labs he has taken over the CEO position of the European Center for Information and Communication Technologies  (EICT) GmbH in 2007, a public private partnership for innovation with current partners Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer Society, Opera Software, and Technical University of Berlin.

He received both his master's and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technical University of Munich (Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing.) and had held long term research appointments at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh, PA and at Siemens AG's Corporate Technology in Munich.

His research interests are Information Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, and Human Computer Interaction. He is lecturer of ICT Systems Engineering at TU Berlin.

Before taking up his current positions, he had spent six years as a management and technology consultant in the telecommunications industry.

See further: EICT website, T-Labs website


Kim Cameron, Chief Architect of Identity, Microsoft

Kim Cameron is Chief Architect of Identity in the Identity and Security division, where he works on establishing a user-centric identity architecture for the Internet, and ensuring Active Directory, Federation Services, Identity Lifecycle Manager, CardSpace and Microsofts other identity products become its leading implementations.

He grew up in Canada, attending King's College at Dalhousie University and l'Université de Montréal. He played a key role in the invention of meta-directory and claims-based identity technologies. He has been widely recognized as a thought leader on identity issues, having received Digital Identity World's Innovation Award (2005), Network Computing's Top 25 Technology Drivers Award (1996), and Most Valuable Player Award (2005), Network World's 50 Most Powerful People in Networking (2005), Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Privacy Award (2007), Silicon.com's Agenda Setters 2007, and Kuppinger Cole's European Identity Award for Best Innovation and Best New/Improved Standard in 2008.

See further: IdentityBlog website


Tomi Mikkonen, Business Security and Continuity Manager, Nokia

Tomi Mikkonen works as Business Security and Continuity Manager at Nokia. Since 2008 he has focused strongly on consumer data protection across the company.

Tomi Mikkonen joined Nokia in 1998 and has held a variety of strategy, management and R&D positions covering the services and network businesses. In his previous role as Product Security Owner for Nokia Siemens Networks he was responsible for the product security strategy execution and security engineering processes across the company.

Tomi Mikkonen holds two Master's degrees: one in telecommunications from the Helsinki University of Technology, and the other in marketing from the Helsinki School of Economics. Prior to joining Nokia, Tomi held a variety of positions with different Internet companies and with the Helsinki University of Technology.


Bart van Rijnsoever, Department Head Information and System Security, Philips Reasearch

Bart van Rijnsoever currently heads the 'Information and System Security' group and manages the security programme at Philips Research. The main research interests include protection of entertainment content, protection of medical data, watermarking of media content, biometrics, and security of ICs and consumer devices.

In previous positions, Bart van Rijnsoever worked as research scientist, system architect and technology manager in the areas of pay-TV systems and Digital Rights Management for mobile phones. He has been involved in several standardisation activities and collaboration projects, is the holder of a number of patents, and published a number of papers.

Bart van Rijnsoever holds MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. His thesis addressed performance models in Asynchronous Transfer Mode networks.


Xavier Larduinat, Director Strategic Marketing at Gemalto and vice-chairman of Eurosmart

Xavier Larduinat received a M.S. Degree from Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) in Lyon, France, in 1986. From 1987 till 2001, Mr Larduinat held several positions in R&D and Product Management with Schlumberger ATE semiconductor Test and Failure Analysis business unit of Schlumberger Ltd in Montrouge France, then San Jose California. Staring in 2001, Mr Larduinat joined the Smart Card Business unit of Schlumberger which became Axalto in 2004 after a spin off and an IPO, then Gemalto in June 2006 after the merger of equals between Gemplua and Axalto.

Mister Larduinat is also a member of Eurosmart, a Brussels based organization representing Cards Manufacturers and Silicon Manufacturers for the Smart Card industry, promoting new Cards applications.