- Global Congress
- Abu Dhabi
Mr. Ian Thomson
Organization:Secretariat of the Pacifc Community
Region:North America and Oceania
After a long career in Ericsson Australia, Sweden and New Zealand, Ian Thomson was contracted by UNESCO and the NZ government to hold a series of Civil Society workshops to produce documents for the New Zealand Government’s input to WSIS. He is currently RICS and OLPC Coordinator for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) where he is managing Rural Internet Connectivity Projects to provide internet access to rural and remote locations in the Pacific Islands as well as the introduction and scale up of OLPC projects to all Pacific Islands. He is providing advice on ICT policy issues in the Pacific region. Being the Chair of 2020 Communications Trust which addresses Digital Divide issues in Wellington as part of the Infocity strategy he worked with various government agencies on policies and programs and Memorandum of Understandings.