Europe

Hungary
Ms. Noémi Horváth
EU Project Director
Hungarian Association of Content Industry
Ireland
Managing Director
Arekibo Communications

Martin Casey co-founded Arekibo in 2001, an Internet consultancy. Previously, he was a founding member of Zartis.com, an e-Business solutions provider that was acquired in 2000 by Breakaway Solutions, an American e-business company. Arekibo’s clients include America Online, the Allied Irish Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs (Ireland), and Pfizer. Mr Casey has won several international awards for multimedia and design, accolades include: Creative Review New Media Talent 2000 and winner of Student Award in the inaugural EUROPRIX 1998. His work has been exhibited in the US, South America, Australia and Europe.

Israel
Ms. Dr. Hazan Suzan
Director
Digital-Heritage

Dr. Susan Hazan is currently Curator of New Media and Head of the Internet Office at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (since 1992), identifying, and implementing electronic architectures for the gallery, and outreach programs. Her Masters and PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London in Media and Communications focused on electronic architectures in the contemporary museum. Hazan has published numerous publications on new media in education, art, and museums and regularly presents at international conferences. In 2002-2003 was visiting lecturer at the Computing Department at Goldsmiths, University of London teaching Web Design and Critical E-Museology, with an emphasis on the correlation between cultural theory and contemporary practice and guest lecture in the Museology Department at Haifa University, Israel.

Italy
Mr. Alfredo Ronchi
Gerneral Secretary
MEDICI Framework

Alfredo M. Ronchi is the General Secretary of the European Commission-MEDICI Framework, Secretary of the European Working Group on “EU Directives and Cultural Heritage” and head of the representative of OCCAM NGO at UNO International Centre in Vienna.
He is appointed by ICNM as a member of the World Summit Award Grand Jury and President of eContentAwardItaly the Italian pre-selection of the World Summit Award.
Alfredo M. Ronchi is the programme Chair of the Cultural Track of the IX International World Wide Web Conference, May 2000 Amsterdam (NL), Chair of panels “On culture in a world wide information society” WWW Conferences 2001-2004 Founding Chair of the International Conference Cultural Heritage Networks Hypermedia, September 96- 06 Milan, Co-Chair of Infopoverty Conferences 2001-07 Founding Chair of the panel “Business opportunities from cultural heritage” CeBIT 98-07 Hannover (D). Alfredo M. Ronchi is appointed as an expert c/o , the Norwegian Government, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, CNR and member of the Scientific Committee c/o Infopoverty, Fondazione Italiana Nuove Comunicazioni, Global Forum, Sacred World Foundation.

Latvia
Ms. Lilita Sparane
Executive Director and Managing Director
Latvian ICT Cluster and Latvian Software Testing Quality Board

Working for nine years with the large international institution The World Bank, Lilita Sparane has gained strong knowledge and practical expertise in the field of development of competitiveness and innovation policies at local, regional and international levels.

Lilita’s present job with the Latvian IT Cluster since 2006 along with her academic background as a financial economist gives her the opportunity to practically develop and implement strategies and collaboration activities on all cluster levels. She is also a member of many international and cross-boarder projects, including the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) StarDust project, which creates links between innovation policy makers, implementing agencies and practitioners in the BSR. During these years Lilita also become an active player in managing Latvian IT sector in-house and export activities.

Since establishment of the Latvian Software Testing Quality Board (LSTQB) Lilita is responsible for all management and administrative activities carried out by the Board. She is also an authorized representative of the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI GmbH), which is a leading provider of certification examinations, ensuring quality of products and services all over the world, and also in Latvia.

Lithuania
Deputy Director Information Society Development Committee
Ministry of Transport and Communications

During her studies Ieva concentrated on Lithuania‘s state strategy for information society development.
After university she worked for the Lithuanian Government in the Information Society Development Committee, being responsible for development and coordination of Lithuania’s information society strategies, programs and EU structural funds administration.
Currently she is the Deputy Director of the Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Additionally Ieva was a member of the group of
specialists on online services and democracy (MM-S-OD) that prepares draft legislation for the Council of Europe, has edited translations of works of Manuel Castells and other authors into Lithuanian, is writing for various professional magazines on the information society issues.
Ieva is organizing the Lithuanian mobile content Award.

Luxembourg
President
IPv6 Forum

With support from the IETF NG & Ngtrans Working Groups and the IPv6 Deployment Initiative, Latif initiated the foundation of the IPv6 Forum in May 1999 (www.ipv6forum.com), of which he is the President. He also served as chairman of the European IPv6 Task Force (www.ipv6.eu), is an Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society (ISOC) (www.isoc.org) and a Board Member of the IPv6 Ready Logo Program (www.ipv6ready.org). Furthermore, Latif works at the University of Luxembourg as a Senior Researcher on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects (6INIT - www.6init.org  – First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project, 6WINIT- www.6winit.org , NGNi - www.ngni.org, EURo6IX- www.euro6ix.org, Eurov6 - www.eurov6.org.  In addition, Latif is involved in the following projects:  IPv6 Security & Privacy project -  Security Expert Initiative (SEINIT) -  www.seinit.org , European Security Task Force project - SecurIST:     www.securitytaskforce.org , u-2010 Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management - www.u-2010.eu, Public Safety Communication Forum - publicsafetycommunication.eu, FIPSANS project  - www.efipsans.eu, Secricom Safety & Security Project - www.secricom.eu and IRMA Project (Integrated Risk management for Africa using IPv6) -  www.irma.lu,.
Latif is a member of 3GPP PCG  (www.3gpp.org), 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org),  the Vice Chair of IEEE ComSoc EntNET), (www.comsoc.org/~entnet/EntNet%20Committee.htm), a member of UN ICT Task Force Policy WG, a member of IEC Executive Committee,  a member of the ITU-T Informal Forum Summit, a Board Member of TSF (“Technologies Sans Fronti?res”), a Board member of AW2I ( www.aw2i.org ), a Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and a Board member of WSA http://www.wsis-award.org/index.wbp

 

Malta
Mr. Kenneth Bone
Managing Director
Seasus New Media

Kenneth Bone is the Principal of Seasus, a Malta based Internet Technology and Multimedia service provider. He founded Seasus in 1998, while still reading a B.Sc. IT degree at the University of Malta. Since then, Seasus has matured into one of the local leaders in the industry and is now providing its services in various European countries and the United States. In addition to his commitments at Seasus, Kenneth has also been invited as contributor at various conferences and served as a consultant to several boards and organisations, including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Also appointed by the European Commission on various occasions as expert Evaluator and Reviewer of European Funded projects under the eContent and eContentplus programmes.

Moldova
Mr. Victor Besliu
Head of IT Department
Technical University of Moldova

Mr. Besliu is representing the Moldovan Association of Private ICT Companies in the WSA Expert Panel. He is Head of Department of the IT Department of the Technical University of Moldova and has served as National expert in many UNDP projects, eg: “eSEE ICT Sector Status Report”, “eGovernment”, “ICT for Development” and others.
He has published More than 100 scientific works on issues like: information systems, Information Society, e-Government, control systems, computer networks and pattern recognition.

Montenegro
Mr. Anton Jurovicki
Co-Founder and CEO
MontePass

Anton is the Co-Founder and CEO of MontePass, the first Montenegrin CV Generator, awarded as best innovative idea and best young entrepreneur in Montenegro.
Already during his studies, Anton started several businesses, such as:
Technologija.me - Montenegrin first information technology webportal
Montenegro Accommodation - a travel portal dedicated to tourist facilities in Montenegro
TuristickePonude.me - a website for travellers
Sajt.me - a web design studio making free webpages for businesses.

Anton currently studies a postgraduate study for Entrepreneurial Economics. He is a bachelor in Information Systems and Technologies at UDG.