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Summit Speakers and Panelists
Speakers and panelists will be listed in the order of scheduled speech/talk:

MagazinerIra Magaziner,

Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Development (U.S)

SekimotoTadahiro Sekimoto,

Chairman, NEC Corp.

YamamotoTakuma Yamamoto,

GII Commission Commissioner,Chairman Emeritus of Fujitsu Limited

nonTengku Mohd. Azzman Shariffadeen,

President and CEO, MIMOS Berhad (Malaysia)

nonLeong Keng Thai,


shoupengDeng Shoupeng,

Director General, Development Research Center of the State Council of PRC

manzoEllen Manzo-Ill,

Regional Director,WorldSource Distribution, AT&T Asia/Pacific Group

nonJohn Steele,

Managing Director, Global Communications, British Telecommunications

IkedaShigeru Ikeda,

Executive Vice President, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation

nonIzumi Aizu,


MeltonBill Melton,

President & CEO, CyberCash

nonEric Blot-Lefevre,

President, Electronic Commerce Europe

ShaJim Sha,

Senior Vice President, Commerce Solutions Netscape Communications

nonBruno Lanvin,

World Coordinator, UNCTAD Trade Point Program

IwamuraMitsuru Iwamura,

Professor,Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University

JamesJim Johnson,

GII Commission Deputy Director

nonJohn Gage,

Science Office Director, Sun Microsystems

FarberDavid Farber,

Professor, University of Pennsylvania

KumonShumpei Kumon,

Professor, International University of Japan

SasakiKaori Sasaki,

President, UNICUL International, Inc.

SekimotoJiro Kokuryo,

Associate Professor, Keio Graduate School of Business

GrantGary Grant,

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific, VeriFone, Inc.


Online Conference (English) panelists ( As of Jan. 28 )

Izumi Aizu  Principal, Asia Network Research

Leigh Baker  Director, Communications Industry - Asia Pacific, Oracle Corp.

Daniel Bara   Director, NetGroup

William Bartolon   Vice President, Government Operations, Silicon Graphics, Inc

Cene Bavec   Dr., State Under Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology

Niels Bjorn-Andersen   Copenhagen Business School

Erik Bohlin   Dr., Professor, Chalmers University of Technology

Amelia H. Boss   Profession of Law, Temple University

Simon Bureau   Corporate Development, Teleglobe of Canada

Antonello Busetto Technical Staff of Minister, Ministry of Industry

Frank N. Caggiano   Vice President, Business Relations and Marketing, World Trade Center Association

Srisakdi Charmonman Professor, Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladbkrabang

Antonio Rodriguez -Chapa

 Research and Development Director, Infosel

Charles P. Collins Strategic Planning Director, Consortium for Global Commerce

Kathleen Foley Curley Director of Research, Lotus Institute, Lotus Development Corp.

Michelle D'auray  Executive Director, Electronic Commerce Task Force, Industry Canada

Richard B. Dasher Director, US-Japan Technology Management Center, Stanford University

Eldin J. Ehrlich   Consulting Manager - IT Projects, The Gallup Organization

Carter Eltzroth   Managing Director, MIH Group

Ronald B. Epstein Consultant, World Info/Mart, and VITA

Marja Erola  Director, Technology Development Centre Tekes

David Farber Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Charlie Firestone Director, Communications Society Program & Interim Exec. Vice President, Aspen Institute

George Fischer Deputy Director, Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Stefan Engel-Flechsig Senior Principle, Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technolgy

Denis Gilhooly Vice President, Business Development, Teledesic

Daniel J. Greenwood Esq., Deputy General Counsel, Information Technology Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

John Harvey Director, The Trademark Directory

Adnan Hassan Dr., Director, Information Technologies, World Bank

Michael Hauben Author & Internet Researcher, Teachers College of Columbia Univ.

Ronda Hauben Researcher & Writer、Amateur Computerist

R.M. Chick Hayden Director, ANSI/IISP

Johan Helsingius Vice President, EUNET

Wolfgang Hennes Dipl.Kfm., Hennes & Partner, Information Broking

Robert Hettinga  

Nigel John Hickson Information Security Policy,Dep. Of Trade and Industries(UK)

John H. Hine Professor of Computer Sceience, Victoria University of Wellington

Shigeaki Horikoshi Manager, Business Development
New Business Planning Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

Jane N. Hurd President, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Deborah Hurley Director, Information Infrastructure Project, Harvard Univ.

Joji Iisaka Senior Resaech Scientist, Pacific Forest Centre, Natural Resoueces Canada

Daniel O. Jensen Chairman of the Board, JENKON Inc.

Jim Johnson GII Commission Deputy Director

Thomas Kalil Senior Director, White House National Economic Council

Christine Keck Manager, Asia-Pacific Programs, Telecommunications Industry Association

Ian Kerr Dr., Professor of Law, University of Western Ontario

Ruth Kerry International and European Business, Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency

Ali Kewfi Director, Telecommunications Policy, Robinson Linton Associates

Weidong Kou Principal Investigator, IBM Centre for Advanced Studies

Oddvar Kvale Executive Management Support

Bruno Lanvin World Coordinator, Global Trade Point Network, UNCTAD

Eric Blot-Lefevre President, Electronic Commerce Europe Association

Lauren Lenfest Vice President, International Development, Oracle Corporation

Ken Lyon Vice President & Information Service Director, UPS Worldwide Logistics

David Lytel President, Sherpa Consulting Group 

Ira Magaziner Senior Advisor to the President for Policy Development (U.S)

Bill Melton President & CEO, CyberCash

Hallis N. Miller President, Information Technology Association of America(ITAA) and President, World Information Tech & Services Alliance

Mock, Pak-Lum CEO, 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd

Kaoru Morishita Staff Writer, The Nikkei Weekly

Michael R. Nelson Director, Technology Policy, Federal Communications Commission

Akihito Nohara Senior Economist of Multimedia Division, Industrial Research Department, Industrial Bank of Japan.

Takuji Ogawa Assistant Manager, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Network Planning Department.

David Olive Director, Washington Office, Fujitsu

Jane Smith Patterson Sr. Advisor to the Governor for Science & Technology, State of North Carolina

Patrick Vittet-Philippe DG XIII, Telecommunications, European Commission

Patrick Polman Director, Electronics, Services and IT, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Bill Poulos Director, Electronic Commerce Policy EDS Office of Government Affairs

Yvette Del Prado Dr., Vice President, External Affairs, Silicon Graphics Inc.

Howard Rheingold Author of "The Virtual Community"

Jeffrey B. Ritter Director, Eclips

Anthony M. Rutkowski Director, Centre for Next Generation Internet

Daniel Salcedo  Exective Director, PEOPLink

Hidemaru Sato President, AOL Japan Inc.

Jim Sha Senior Vice President, Commerce Solutions Netscape Communications

Wolfgang Schlump Science Counselor, German Embassy Washington DC

Waichi Sekiguchi Senior Staff Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI)

Tengku Mohd. Azzman Shariffadeen President and CEO, MIMOS Berhad (Malaysia)

Diana Sharpe Barrister, Telecommunications

Russell Stevenson Vice President and General Counsel CyberCash

Brian Subirana Assistant Professor, IESE Int'l Graduate School of Management

Tatsuo Tanaka Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia University

Paul H. Timmers European Commission, DGIII-Industry

Yoichi Tsuji Teacher of English at Tezukayama Gakuin Izumigaoka High School Executive Director of AGENE (Association of Global Electronic Networking Educators) since 1991 Committee Member of My Town Map Councour since 1997

Lee Tuthill Director, World Trade Organization

Odgerel Ulziihutag Officer, Communications Dept., Ministry of Infrastructure Development

Ray Walker Chairman, UN/EDIFACT Group of Experts (UN/ECE)

Robert Willard US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

Ernest J. Wilson III Dr., Director,Center for International Development and Conflict Management


Online Conference Panelists' Profiles


Daniel Bara
Director, NetGroup

I started NetGroup 2 and 1/2 years ago. Our mission was to help Argentine SME's introduce in the new IT Society and take advantage of the Internet as a Gateway to International Markets. To accomplish this mission we developed Externa, The Argentine Business Gateway. We are now about to launch the same system for Brazilian companies and we have proposals to build it for the European Market. For two years, we've been in touch with Argentine SME's understanding and solving their promotional, commercial and IT problems. We are members of the Informatics 2000 Initiative EC task force and of the G7 Global Marketplace for SME's Project.
Homepage: or

Eric Blot-Lefevre
President, Electronic Commerce Europe Association

Presently Treasurer of the Thomson Group, Chairman of Electronic Commerce Europe, Eric Blot-Lefevre, after a MBA and PhD in Economics in '72-'74, started as a trader at the IndoSuez Bank, then became treasurer, CEO and COB of several companies. His present interest is in Business to Business EC and trends in management of companies in the context of EC and the Euro upcoming.

Antonello Busetto
Technical Staff of the Minister, Ministry of Industry

As you can see I work in the technical staff of the Minister and I'm the special advisor for the Information Society. I'm the Italian Coordinator in the G7 Pilot Project "A Global marketplace for SMEs" as well and coordinator for the Ministry of Industry Policy Document "Industrial policy guidelines in the Information systems and ecommunication sectors" that you can find at the INTERNET address:

Prof.Dr. Srisakdi Charmonman
Distinquished Professor of Computer Engineering, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang


Charles P. Collins
Managing Director - International Business Network, Strategic Planning Director, Consortium for Global Commerce.

CONSORTIUM FOR GLOBAL COMMERCE: To co-ordinate the network of 10,000 autonomous, location specific chambers of commerce and industry into a world-wide organisation with an integrated total global strategy - to make the World Chambers Network the world's leading facilitator of international commerce, a strategic alliance of four world class organisations known as the Consortium for Global Commerce headquartered at the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, was formed to guide the World Chambers Network making it the largest single organisation for the distribution of international e-commerce business to business products and services.
CCIP - Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Paris, France - The world's largest local chamber of commerce representing more than 275,000+ member businesses.
IBNET - International Business Network for World Commerce & Industry, Ltd. - A U.S. operations based company run by international business executives, with a world class team of directors and advisors.
IBCC - International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce - the World Forum of Chambers of Commerce, a division of the ICC - International Chamber of Commerce, the World Business Organisation based in Paris.
GMC/TIN - Global Management Centre of the G77 Chambers of Commerce Trade Information Network, the largest regional trade network of chambers of commerce operating under the auspices of the Conference of Chambers of Commerce of the UN Group of 77, representing chambers of commerce in 132 emerging nations and China.

Kathleen Foley Curley
Director of Research, Lotus Institute, Lotus Development Corp.

Dr. Curley is Director of Research at the Lotus Institute. The Institute is focusing on Knowledge Management and how technology can be used to promote, 1) growth of electronic communities of practice 2)profiling of experts so that it is easier to find "who knows what" 2)Distrance learning and the use of electronic media to promote education. Before joining Lotus, Dr. Curley was a professor at Northeastern University in the Management Information Systems area with a research focus in the use of information systems to gain competitive advantage, and the implementation of expert systems.

Richard B. Dasher
Director, US-Japan Technology Management Center, Stanford University

Richard Dasher is Director of the US-Japan Technology Management Center and Acting Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Stanford University. Dr. Dasher coordinates research projects involving Stanford faculty in various departments of the university in regard to topics in international technology management and technology trends analysis. The US-Japan Technology Management Center is also active in Internet World-Wide Web development; it has launched several heavily used Web sites, including the "Stanford J-Guide to Japan Information Resources" Dr. Dasher's background includes experience on the boards of directors of two Japanese companies and four years as Director of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute field schools in Yokohama and Seoul, which provide advanced full-time training to U.S. and selected Commonwealth country diplomats in the languages and current affairs of Japan and Korea. He is fluent in Japanese.

Ronald B. Epstein
Consultant, World Info/Mart, and Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)

In a work career which has spanned nearly 55 years, the central thrust has been the development of community based businesses primarily in the health delivery sector, but more recently assisting in the establishment of information and communication networks of centers in economically developing societies.

Charlie Firestone
Director, Communications and Society Program, and Interim Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute

I direct a policy program that considers the impact of the communications and information sectors on democractic institutions and values. My background is over 25 years as a communications lawyer in the US specializing in electronic media, telecommunications, and information policy. Among the reports of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program that I have edited or authored are Elections and Cyberspace; Creating a Learning Society; Television and Elections; and Toward an Information Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. I have also authored a paper on "The New Intermediaries" and several other article,

Michael Hauben
Author and Internet Researcher, Teachers College of Columbia University

Michael Hauben has participated in online communities since the early 1980s. He has worked at the University of Detroit/Mercy, Columbia University and Ziff Davis Inc. helping people use and understand computers. He is a graduate of Columbia University with a BA in Computer Science and MA in Communications. Through his pioneering interactive online research, Michael coined and introduced the term "Netizen" into popular use. The book he co-wrote, "Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet" was published by the IEEE Computer Society Press in May 1997 and appeared in October 1997 in a Japanese translation published by Chuo Koron Sha. He is frequently consulted to comment on the growing importance of this new democratic medium. He has given talks in the United States, Japan, Canada and Greece about the social significance and history of the Internet. He hopes to help present the importance of making Internet access universal.

Ronda Hauben
Researcher and Writer, Amateur Computerist

I have been involved with computers, computer education and computer networks for several years. I have presented talks on the history of computers and computer networks and have written extensively on computer history and the history of technology. I taught computer programming at the Dearborn Engine Plant from 1984 to 1987. Before that I taught at Stillman College in Alabama and Wheelock College in Massachusetts. And I have taught introduction to the Internet and Unix introductory sessions at Columbia University in New York City. I am one of the founding editors of the Amateur Computerist newsletter which now circulates online. I am co author of "Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet" an anthology of articles about the history and impact of the Global Computer Network that has been available in draft form online via ftp, gopher and www. The book has now been published in a print edition by the IEEE Computer Society Press and has been published in a Japanese translation by Chuo Koron Sha.

R. M. "Chick" Hayden
Director, ANSI/IISP(American National Standards Institute, Information Infrastructure Standards Panel)

I am Director of the Information Infrastructure Standards Panel (IISP), sponsored by the American National Standards Institute in the U.S. The role of IISP is to identify standards critical to the implementation of the GII. To date, IISP has identified 168 Standards Needs, and they are documented on the web page below. While individual industries have standards programs focused on their respective areas, IISP's focus is both cross-industry (computer, telecommunications, cable, broadcast, satellite, etc.) and international (liaisons and participation from international standards groups) as the appropriate scope for GII standards efforts.

Wolfgang Hennes
Dipl. Kfm, Hennes & Partner, Information Broking

Business administrator Wolfgang Hennes is Information Broker and owner of the business research service Hennes & Partner, Bonn. After he studied business administration at the Freie Universitaet Berlin he was technological counsellor at the Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung, counsellor for organisation at Siemens-Nixdorf- Informationssysteme AG and scientific assistant at the study commission "Future of the media - Germanys road to the information society" from the German Bundestag. Since 1996 he is lecturer for media management in firms and media companies at the Bauhaus University Weimar and project manager of the initiative "West African Internet (WAIN" supported by the study commission "Future of the media Germanys road to the information society" and the commitee for foreign affairs of the German Bundestag under the auspices of Dieter Weirich, Director of Deutsche Welle, Cologne.

John H. Hine
Professor of Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington

I was primarily responsible for the introduction of the Internet into New Zealand in 1985 and have been involved with its development ever since. I completed a UNESCO contract looking at the requirements to introduce the Internet into the developing countries of SE Asia and the Pacific (1992-93). I'm currently a council member of the Internet Society of New Zealand with responsibility for DNS policies. I was program chair of INET'97 held in Kuala Lumpur and have been on the program committee of three other INET conferences.

Thomas Kalil
Senior Director, White House National Economic Council

Currently working for the White House on issues related to information, communications and other high-tech issues -- such as the President's Educational Technology Initiative, the Next Generation Internet, tax incentives for private sector R&D, government support of R&D, deployment of broadband services to the home, and access to the Net for people with disabilities. Very interested in the power of the Net to "leverage the small efforts of the many". Member of IEEE, ACM, Internet Society, and Council on Foreign Relations.

Bruno Lanvin
World Coordinator, Global Trade Point Network, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

World Coordinator, UN Global Trade Point Network (an e-commerce network active in over 100 countries) - check web site below Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations International Symposium on Trade Efficiency (UNISTE) Chairman, Telecom Interactive (1997) Head, Small and Medium-Sized enterprises Trade Competitiveness, UNCTAD (Geneva, Switzerland) General Manager, GET UP (Global Electronic Trade UN Partnership)
Homepages:, or

Ken Lyon
Vice President & Information Services Director, UPS Worldwide Logistics

He is responsible for the development and operation of Information Services and this includes the WWL operations within Europe and Asia. He joined UPS in 1991 and has been with the Logistics organisation since it was founded in 1995.
Prior to this he has owned and managed software companies that operated in the areas of Electronic Trading and EDI.
Ken is also known for his often controversial views as to how organisations need to embrace radical change in order to extract maximum value from their IT investments. However these views have been formed from his broad experience in the development and establishment of electronic trading links between supplier and buyer often predicting the shift towards the burgeoning virtual communities now being established on the much hyped 'information superhighway'.
How companies capture the data required to establish and maintain a trading relationship and the available low cost mechanisms for transforming and transporting the data for commercial advantage are topics with which he is particularly familiar. Much of this knowledge was gained with a software development company he cofounded specifically to exploit these areas.
He has also acted as a strategic consultant to a select group of private clients including several multi-nationals and government agencies helping them understand the impact of technology on this sector of industry.
He has presented papers at several conferences on the subject of Electronic Business and published various articles on the subject over the past 12 years.

Mike Nelson
Director, Technology Policy, Federal Communications Commission

Mike Nelson works on the interface between technology and policy-making, helping regulators understand technology and technologists understand regulation. The issues he is working on include determining how to improve the reliability and security of the nation's telecommunications networks, how computing and communications are converging, and how FCC policies can spur development and deployment of new technologies.
Prior to joining the FCC in January, 1997, Nelson was Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked with the President's Science Advisor, Jack Gibbons, and with Vice President Gore on a range of issues relating to the Global Information Infrastructure, including telecommunications policy, information technology, electronic commerce, and information policy.
Dr. Nelson has a B.S. from Caltech and a Ph.D. from M.I.T.

Marja Erola
Director, Technology Development Centre Tekes

Programme Manager at Tekes. Chair of the OECD Working Party on the Information Economy. - The Conference "Dismantling the Barriers to Global Electronic Commerce" (19.-21. Nov. 1997) was held in Turku, Finland. (please see the webcasting from: )

Harris N. Miller
President, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)

I have the privilege of heading the largest and oldest United States information technology association--ITAA--representing companies involved in software, services, telecommunications, Internet, electronic commerce, Year 2000, and outsourcing. Our 11,000 companies are intensely interested in all aspects of IT global issues. I also serve as WITSA President, an association of associations from 28 countries from around the world. ITAA will have the 1998 World Congress on Information Technology, June 21-24, 1998, in Fairfax County, VA, near Washington, DC. ITAA also serves as the secretariat for the Global Internet Project (GIP).

Mock, Pak-Lum
CEO, 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd

1-Net operates the nationwide ATM backbone in Singapore supporting the Singapore ONE initiative.

Kaoru Morisita
Staff Writer, The Nikkei Weekly, Nihon Keizai Shimbun,. Inc.

I'm a staff high-tech industry reporter for the Nikkei Weekly.

Jane Smith Patterson
Senior Advisor to the Governor for Science & Technology Chair of Working Group on Information Infrastructure of the US Innovation Partnership. (Partnership between the White House and National Governor's Association, State of North Carolina)

I have been involved with issues and applications of information infrastructure for many years both as a consultant, a government official, a vice-chancellor of a university, and a vice president of an international network systems group of a major multinational corporation. I served on the US Information Infrastructure Advisory Council and was a megaproject cochair of the Applications area. Last year, I received from the National Academy of Public Administration and the Alliance for Redesigning Government their Public Innovator Award for 1997 for my work both nationally and internationally in the use of information technology to redesign the work of government, education and industry.

Bill Poulos
Director, Electronic Commerce Policy EDS Office of Government Affairs

Howard Rheingold
Author of "The Virtual Community"

I wrote Tools for Thought, Virtual Reality, The Virtual Community, and was the founding executive editor of HotWired, and founder of Electric Minds.

Jeffrey B. Ritter
Director, ECLIPS (an academic research program on the laws and policies for electronic commerce)

Mr. Ritter has been an active participant in shaping the legal infrastructure for global electronic commerce for nearly ten years. Previously, he served (1990-96) as a Co-Rapporteur on Legal Questions to the United Nations' efforts at establishing standards for electronic commerce and facilitating international trade. He has represented the UN Economic Commission for Europe in proceedings of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law to establish a model national law for electronic commerce. He has participated as an advisor and presenter to UNESCO, the OECD, the ICC, the World Bank and the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and serves on the Conference Committee of the Pacific Telecommunications Council. Previously, he served as the Organizing Chair of the Internet Law and Policy Forum, a global organization facilitating self-governance of electronic commercial practices. Mr. Ritter is the Director of ECLIPS, an academic research center on the laws and policies governing electronic commerce and cyberspace. ECLIPS is funded by the United States government, state governments and the private sector to conduct research and develop recommendations for structuring the legal and policy framework for electronic commercial practices. He serves as the chair of the American Bar Association Committee on the Law of Commerce in Cyberspace, which actively advances projects for the legal facilitation of electronic commerce across the venues of electronic banking, interactive services, information infrastructure, international transactions and uniform domestic laws. He is active in the development of uniform law for on-line transactions, software licensing and government's use of information technologies.

Daniel Salcedo
Executive Director, PEOPLink

Daniel Salcedo is founder and Executive Director of PEOPLink, a non-profit organization training and equipping grass roots artisans all over the world to use digital cameras and the Internet to market their products while showcasing their cultural richness. PEOPLink is forming network of Partner Organizations, currently in 14 countries, providing marketing and design services to thousands of very poor, mostly women artisans. Homepage:

Wolfgang Schlump
Science Couselor, German Embassy Washington, D.C., USA

web site of the embassy:

Brian Subirana
Assistant Professor, IESE International Graduate School of Management

Prof. Brian Subirana researches the emerging business models of companies operating in the converging information industries. He is particularly interested in the study of the Internet as it represents a magnifying glass reflecting the industry convergence and transformation process enabled by the new multimedia infrastructures and information technologies. He has researched convergence in industries such as banking, insurance, publishing, learning, advertising, business information, electronic commerce, media and entertainment. In particular, he is concerned with the ellucidation of infrastructures that enable virtual spaces for learning and new organizational forms. He has authored numerous articles and business cases. Prof. Subirana holds a PhD in computer science from the M.I.T. Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1992 and an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, 1993. Homepage:

Odgerel Ulziihutag
Officer, Communications Dept., Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Mongolia

The Communications Department is a government organization, the principal function of which is to supervise and develop strategies and plans for info- telecommunications sector development, regulatory policies. At the Communication Department, I am involved in the formulation of telecommunications sector and information technology strategies as well as legislation policy in the above mentioned areas.

Tatsuo Tanaka
Visiting Research Fellow, Columbia University

Tatsuo Tanaka is a research fellow of Center for Global Communications(GLOCOM) which is a leading research institute in Japan on information and telecommunication innovation and its impact on society. He graduated a department of economics of the graduate school of Tokyo University, and has studied the relation between technological change and industrial organization. Recently he focuses on economic aspect of rapid innovation in telecommunication,especially the Internet. He is now a visiting research fellow of Columbia University.His e-mail address is
His paper on the Internet and the telecommunication available on the WWW.
"Is Usage-Based Pricing Inevitable?" 1994,
"Possible economic consequences of Digital Cash", 1996
"A policy proposal on interconnectivity in Japan's telecommunication industry" 1996

Akihito Nohara

Born in 1963, graduated from Keio University in 1987, and joined IBJ. I am responsible for reserching the Telecom Industry. My current task is to research the current situation of Asian Telecom Industry from last year.

Takuji Ogawa

Mr. Ogawa, an MBA from University of Chicago, is currently working for Mitsui, one of the major Japanese trading houses, on issues related to network and database within group companies, open-EDI and global EC projects like BOLERO and EDEN. Before his current assignment, he was involved with corporate consolidation processing, US GAAP filing and annual report preparation for years at Mitsui.

Robert Hettinga

Robert Hettinga writes about and promotes financial cryptography in a world of increasingly ubiquitous geodesic public networks and their combined effects on business, the economy and society.
An incorrigible neolog, he was the first person to trot out blurbs like "financial cryptography", "digital bearer certificates", "digital commerce *is* financial cryptography", "Moore's Law is an information surfactant", "picomoney as processor food", "micromoney mitochondria", and, of course, "ubiquitous geodesic public networks", (though the concept of the geodesic network comes from Peter Huber, who, of course, got the word "geodesic" from R. Buckminster Fuller).

In 1995, Mr. Hettinga founded the Digital Commerce Society of Boston and the e$/e$pam lists and home page In 1996, he founded the Mac-Crypto Conference Vinnie Moscaritolo. In 1997, with Vince Cate and Ray Hirschfeld, he founded the First International Conference on Financial Cryptography (FC97)
This year, with 3 associates in the cryptography and financial technology business, he's starting up the Financial Cryptography Development Partnership, which will invest in zero-stage product development for peer-to-peer internet transaction technology. He's trying to write a book, which he hopes to finish sometime late in 1999. The working title is, "The End of Civilization: Life in a Geodesic Society".

Mr. Hettinga and his work in promoting financial cryptography have been the subject of articles and television and radio programs in places like the New York Times, the Financial Times, Wired, NHK Japan, Institutional Investor, Telerate's customer magazine, and the TalkAmerica radio network. He collaborated with Josh McHugh in what became the financial cryptography cover story in the September 8, 1997 issue of Forbes.
For HotWired's BrainTennis page, he debated the end of book-entry transaction settlement with Kawika Daguio of the American Banking Association. He has spoken at Internet World, MacWorld, and the Office of Technology Assessment's Digital Money conferences. He also writes rants on the net which occasionally get sold to places like InfoWorld, Wired, ACM's NetWorker, MacTech, and NetProfessional magazines, and to Time-Warner's Pathfinder site. One of his rants is being translated for Russian publication. He is an editor of, or sits on the editorial board of, several electronic publications, including the Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce and Esther Dyson's First Monday.

Ernest Wilson

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III writes extensively on the information revolution and developing countries. Currently Director of the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, and Senior Advisor, Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), he has worked on IT issues at the White House (Director, International Programs and Resources, NSC); as head of the policy and planning unit of the US Information Agency, and as Deputy Director of the GIIC. Dr. Wilson consults frequently on IT and development, including for the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa, the UN, and private clients. He is the author of THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION COMES TO AFRICA (CSIS, 1996), "Forecasting the Future of IT and Developing Countries" (FUTURES, 1998), and is co-editor of NATIONAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVES (MIT, 1997)
He recently lectured on and researched this topic in Asia for his forthcoming book on IT and developing countries. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Overseas Development Council, a fellow of the Center for Global Communications (Japan), and is active with the Institute for International Communications (UK).

Izumi Aizu
Principal, Asia Network Research Sdn. Bhd. Manager, Research & Planning , Institute for HyperNetwork Society Research Fellow, GLOCOM (Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan)

Born in 1952, Mr. Aizu joined printing industry in 1971 after graduating from high school. He moved into the international advertising, marketing and public relations business and obtained experiences and expertise in intercultural communications. After spending a few years in technical communications business to help ordinary users use and understand the computer manuals, he became free-lance in 1985. He then encountered with the personal computer networking and its early pioneers in the United States. In 1986, he became one of the founders of Institute for Networking Design in Tokyo, a small think-tank for online communications specializing computer conferencing and served as Secretary General of Networking Forum, an annual conference of PC networking in Japan from 1987 to 1992.
In 1990, he organized first HyperNetwork Conference in Oita to anticipate the new generation of network society. In 1991, he joined GLOCOM (Center for Global Communications), at the International University of Japan, as Planing Manager, and in 1993 he joined the newly established Institute for Hyper Network Society (IHNS) as Research Director. IHNS has its main office in Oita, a local city in Kyushu Island, and is actively involved in building the community networking with grassroots citizens as well as local government of Oita under the Governor Morihiko's strong leadership towards building the information society.
From around 1992, he started to study and promote Internetworking in Japan, giving strategic advises to Japanese telecommunications companies such as NTT and other private companies in information and media industry, and national and local government people.
In 1997, he moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and founded Asia Network Research Sdn. Bhd., an independent firm dedicated to the research of computer networking in Asia-Pacific region. ANR focuses on societal aspects of Internet and its use, ranging from legal, regulatory and policy issues to business strategy, to cultural influence and value issues and technological evolutions. ANR is currently carrying out Asia Internet Study - a membership program to study the current state of development of Internet and related national projects in most Asian countries such as Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) in Malaysia and Singapore ONE. He has been member of study groups on computer networks and informatization at Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry, (MITI) Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) and other government agencies.
His publications include:
"The Report on Personal Computer Networking in US" (1985)
"PC Network Revolution" (1986)
"Evolutionary Network" (1994)
"Easy Steps to Internet Business" (1996)

Amelia H. Boss
Profession of Law, Temple University

Amelia H. Boss, a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers Camden Law School, is a Professor of Law at Temple University School of Law, where she teaches in the commercial law, bankruptcy and electronic commerce areas.

Professor Boss is a leading participant in the emerging area of electronic commerce. In the late 1980's, she chaired a group within the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law that did pioneering work in the area, culminating in two work products. The first was the publication of the two works, The Commercial Use of Electronic Data Interchange: A Report, 45 Business Lawyer 1645-1716 (1990), for which Professor Boss served as the co-reporter, ant The Model Form of Electronic Data Interchange Trading Partner Agreement and Commentary (American Bar Association 1989) (with M. Baum, T. McCarthy, P. Otero and J. Ritter), republished in 45 Business Lawyer 1717-1749 (1990). The second work product was a report calling for statutory treatment of contracts for the licensing and sale of software, which eventually led to the drafting of a new Article 2B to the Uniform Commercial Code. [The group which she chaired has grown to include almost 2,000 people. A report prepared on the group's last working group meeting in January 1998 is attached to this memo to illustrate the breadth of the issues which have been undertaken.]

Writing and lecturing extensively in the area of electronic commerce both domestically and internationally, Professor Boss proceeded to author the definitive book on the use of trading partner agreements in the business implementation of electronic data interchange (or EDI): Electronic Data Interchange Agreements: A Guide and Source Book (International Chamber of Commerce 1993). She was selected to serve as the US delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law [UNCITRAL], representing the US on issues relating to electronic commerce. She represented the US in the development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce, and is now representing the US in UNCITRAL work on digital signatures. In addition, she has served as an expert to the UNCITRAL Secretariat on such electronic commerce matters.
Domestically, Professor Boss has been at the forefront of activities to revise the commercial laws of the United States to accommodate electronic commercial practices. She represents the American Law Institute on a drafting committee revising the Uniform Commercial Code to cover software contracting and information licensing. She serves as the ALI representative on other committees considering electronic issues: the drafting committee revising the law of sales, and the drafting committee revising general provisions of commercial law. She also serves as the Advisor (representing the American Bar Association) to a Drafting Committee devising a Uniform Electronic Transactions Act. From 1993-1997 she served as Editor-in-Chief of The DataLaw Report (published bi-monthly by Clark Boardman Callaghan).

Professor Boss's expertise in electronic commerce builds on her strengths in the area of commercial law. She is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board of the Uniform Commercial Code, and the former chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the American Bar Association. She serves as the American Law Institute member of the Drafting Committee to revise Article 2 of the UCC on sales, of the Drafting Committee on the new Article 2B on licensing of software, and of the Drafting Committee to revise Article 1 on general provisions. In the past, she served as an advisor/observer to the revisions on Article 5 (letters of credit) and Article 8 (investment securities). She is a member of the American Law Institute, and served on the Members Consultative Group on the Restatement of the Law of Suretyship. Professor Boss is a member of the Council of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association, and will assume the role of secretary of the section in August. She is member and former fellow of the American College of Commercial Financial Lawyers, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Commercial Law. She served as the editor of a series of books on the ABC's of the UCC, published by the American Bar Association. She is also on the editorial board of The EDI Law Review and the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Policy, and is the editor of the new book series, ABCs of the UCC, published by the American Bar Association.

Professor Boss's accomplishments have earned her many honors. In 1996, she was awarded the "Glass Cutter Award" by the American Bar Association Section of Business Law. That award is given to "a woman who has cut through barriers to earn high accomplishments in the area of business law." She was an advisor to the White House in the formulation of its policies on electronic commerce. She was named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Most recently, she was named the Leo Goodwin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Nova University School of Law. In 1997, Professor Boss was named Secretary of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, which has over 55,000 members. In August of 1998, she becomes Editor-in-Chief of The Business Lawyer and Vice-Chair of the Business Law Section. In 1999, she becomes Chair-Elect, and in 2000, the Chair of the Business Law Section.

Shigeaki Horikoshi
Manager, Business Development
New Business Planning
Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

I joined Nihon Unisys after graduation of Chuo University(LL.B.). Trained as a systems engineer, and engaged in several financial system development projects. In 1990 chosen as an overseas study student and studied at Carnegie Mellon's Business School. My current responsibilities are business development for electronic commerce systems and participattion in the inudustry consortia such as Electronic Commerce Promotion Council of Japan(ECOM). Affiliations: The Law and Computers Association of Japan.

Adnan Hassan
Dr., Director, Information Technologies, World Bank

Mr. Hassan is global coordinator of the World Bank's Internet Communities Project, a pilot to test a new methodology for international electronic commerce and information exchange using Internet-based infrastructure. Since 1993, Mr. Hassan has played a critical role in the creation and launch of the highly successful World Bank Group IPAnet initiative ( and contributed extensively to the World Bank's emerging role as a technology-savvy Knowledge Bank. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Hassan was with Citibank and a prinicipal in a private consulting firm. Mr. Hassan has studied at Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins University and Reed College. He has spoken on Internet-related issues in over 35 countries, including key-note addresses to Asian audiences in 5 countries as part of Sun Microsystems Financial Sector Summits. He has been featured in a variety of international media, including CNBC, Asian Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Latin Finance, Journal of Commerce, etc.

Diana Sharpe
Barrister, Telecommunications

I am Special Advisor in Technology and Communications Law to Dibb Lupton Alsop, the U.K,s seventh biggest law firm with 50 lawyers in the Communications and Technology Division. Prior to joining this firm I worked solely in the Asia/Pacific region, based in both Singapore and Sydney. Activities included involvement with the GIIC and the Internet Law and Policy Forum. I am Vice President of the Pacific Telecommunications Council and Vice Chair (Asia Pacific) of the International Telecommunications Users Group which will be discussing the impications of Global and National information Infrastructures at its forthcoming meeting in Brussels (Feb10/12) I was Chairman of the EDI Council of Australia (now Electronic Commerce Australia) and have published widely on the laws and regulations governing international trade and economies in the dynamically changing electronic business environment (including computer crime)
I am part of the Australian delegation to APECTel which is currently addressing the need for a harmonised regional appoach to the Internet and E-Commerce generally. Tel 17 will take place in Brunei in early March.

Paul H. Timmers
European Commission, DGIII-Industry

Paul Timmers is working in the European Commission, DGIII-Industry. He is actively involved in electronic commerce technology programmes supported by the European Commission and in policy definition in electronic commerce. Secretary to the G7 Global Marketplace for SMEs, an international collaboration of about 15 countries and international organisations to promote electronic commerce for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
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Leigh Baker
Senior Director in the Global Communications Industry Business Unit of Oracle Corporation.

He is responsible for business strategy,business development and industry solutions for the Asia Pacific Region and is responsible also for a number of global projects.
He brings to this role extensive telecommunications industry experience spanning more than 30 years, including military radio operation and instruction; multi-country satellite system operation and management; telecoms solution design, construction, delivery and operation; marketing and management of value-added services; development and management of a joint business with a major telecom; strategic consulting for a major telecommunications service provider and strategic consulting to a major Asian conglomerate and an Asian Government.

In his 15 years in the public sector, Mr. Baker's management and consulting experience included: membership of the top management team of a university, a Pan-Pacific satellite system, an army regiment and a Rotary Club; consultancy assignments with various governments and international agencies; intelligence officer; publication of 1 book plus numerous encyclopedia and journal articles published in a number of countries.
Mr. Baker's qualifications include: a Master of Business Administration from the University of Aston in Birmingham (UK); a Master of Philosophy from the Papua New Guinea University of Technology: a Diploma of General Studies from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne; and a Company Director's Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of New England.
He is a member of the Board of the Pacific Telecommunications Council and a member of the Governing Council of Deakin University.
Married with two adult children, Mr. Baker?s hobbies include bushwalking, trekking and travelling in remote areas of Asia and the Pacific, and reading.

Yoichi Tsuji
Teacher of English at Tezukayama Gakuin Izumigaoka High School Executive Director of AGENE (Association of Global Electronic Networking Educators) since 1991 Committee Member of My Town Map Councour since 1997

I have the privilege of contacting active practitioners for education in technology across the world as executive director of AGENE. inviting such educators as Yvonne Andres of Global Schoolnet Foundation, Connie Stout of Texas Education Network and Odd de Presno of KIDLINK among others. In the 1997 annual conference, 23 educators from across the world were invited to Kobe to discuss and further the global link and online projects. My vision has been to promote telecommunication in education in this country, which led us to establish AGENE.
As school teacher, I have been involved with Japan-Korea e-mail link with Jeung Eui Girls' High School in Seoul since 1991 and have been experimenting/using CU-SeeMe conferencing system with Shin Jung Girls' Commercial High School and senior staves of Telecommunication Department of D.O.E. of Hawaii since 1997. I have been a coordinator of global projects of CEC (Center for Educational Computing) for the last couple of years, linking the Asia Pacific countries for students' exchange.
Author of two books on telecommunication in education, co-authored two books.
Web site:

David Lytel
Managing Sherpa, Sherpa Consulting Group, Washington DC

I served as an advisor in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the first Clinton Administration, where I worked on commercialization and privatization of the Internet. I was also co-developer and managing editor of the White House Web site. I now run Sherpa Consulting Group, which provides online business development strategies for corporate and non-profit clients, who have included Sony and ASCII Corporation in Japan, and America Online, CyberCash, and the Aspen Institute among others in the U.S. I also teach Internet History, Law and Policy at Georgetown University. The syllabus may be found at: And I am a columnist for Upside magazine and wrote the February cover story about Microsoft's dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice, in two parts:
Web site: (business) (personal)

Anthony M. Rutkowski
Director,Center for Next Generation Internet

A well-known leader and strategic analyst in the Internet,telecom, and law & policy fields.
Web site:

Michael R. Nelson
Director, Technology Policy, Federal Communications Commission

Mike Nelson works on the interface between technology and policy-making, helping regulators understand technology and technologist understand regulation. The issues he is working on include determining how to improve the reliability and security of the nation's telecommunications networks, how computing and communications are converging, and how FCC policies can spur development and deployment of new technologies.

Prior to joining the FCC in January, 1997, Nelson was Special Assistant for Information Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where he worked with the President's Science Advisor, Jack Gibbons, and with Vice President Gore on a range of issues relating to the Global Information Infrastructure, including telecommunications policy, information technology, electronic commerce, and information policy.

Dr. Nelson has a B.S. from Caltech and a Ph.D. from M.I.T.
I don't have a personal Web site, but the FCC Web
home page can be found at


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