North America and Oceania

Australia
CEO
design100

Mark Bergin is the CEO and founder of design100, a series of market centric awards programs, including the Mobile App Design Awards. Following the success of the Australian Mobile Awards launched in 2009, this year sees the introduction of the UK, US and Asia Mobile App Design Awards. A key premise of the awards is to celebrate courage and provide recognition of those who are defining tomorrow.

Mark is actively involved in the mobile industry, working collaboratively with industry groups, developers and commissioners to encourage and promote innovation and design excellence.

When Mark is not advocating or celebrating design, he works as an adviser to projects on the client side, providing expert input on how to structure projects, develop creative ideas and engage the best of market suppliers to deliver exceptional project outcomes. 

At the heart of Mark’s work is a focus on experience design. Always with one simple question - are we making something that is Made for People?

Canada
CEO
Impact Mobile, Inc.

Over the past ten years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry. Gary is the CEO of Impact Mobile, Inc., Chair of MEF North America and is the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" and the upcoming “FAST SHOPPER . SLOW STORE” published by Published by Simon & Schuster, Aria Imprint.

In 2002, Gary ran the first cross-carrier short code campaign in North America. In 2006, Gary founded the mobile committee for the www.iab.net) " target="_blank">Interactive Advertising Bureau and has worked to publish literature such as the Mobile Buyer's Guide helping extend the digital buy into mobile (for which he received an IAB award for industry excellence in 2009).

Additionally, in 2007, Gary started work to help establish a joint task force between the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the IAB with the aid of the Media Rating Council (MRC) to develop global, auditable mobile measurement standards.

In 2010, Gary was elected as the Chair of Mwww.m-e-f.org)" target="_blank">EF North America with a remit to develop a mobile commerce practice to service brands, retailers and content owners (for which he received a MEF award for industry excellence). In 2011, in partnership with MEF and a number of industry groups including the X9 security standards body, Gary is working to develop m-commerce security and privacy guidelines.

Gary is the recipient of the Macromedia People Choice Award, Dodge Foundation award for innovation and the Retail Touchpoints Award for customer engagement. Gary is an Asia and Japan Foundation Fellow.

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Fiji
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Kiribati
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Marshall Islands
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Mexico
CEO & Co-Founder
U-TOUR

Rodolfo Laddaga, or "Rudy", was born 1972 in Mexico City. From childhood on, he showed interest for film and computers. At the age of 13 years he finished a technical course as Programmer and Systems Analyst, since then the technology has been part of his professional life. He graduated with honours from the Technológico de Monterrey with a Bachelor in Communication Sciences and later started a master’s degree at New York University (NYU) in the Interactive Telecommunications Program. In 2000, he partnered with Alejandro Machorro to found Media Innovations, the first Digital Signage Company in Latin America. In 2007, he and Alejandro founded U-TOUR to develop multimedia guided tours. The company was awarded with the 2009 WSA in the e-Culture category and the 2009 Dell American Express Small Business Award for the most innovative company. Rudy recently became WSA Board Member.

Nauru
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

New Zealand
Co-Founder
MINA

 

Dr. Max RC Schleser is a researcher and a creative producer who explores mobile devices as creative and educational tools. His portfolio includes various mobile media projects, which are screened at film and new media festivals internationally.

Max’s research investigates pioneering art and media projects and illustrates how innovative creative practices can drive innovation in other areas such as business and educational environments.

Max worked on mobile media consultancy projects for Nokia, Adobe and Frontier Strategy. Furthermore, he co-founded the international mobile creative network MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa, which aim to explore the possibilities of interaction between people, content and the mobile industry.

Before moving to New Zealand Max lectured in London (U.K.), Gaborone (Botswana) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on the subject of Mobile Media. Max was invited to speak at a number of international conferences and industry summits including Nokia Maemo Summit (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Cité des Télécoms (Plomeur-Bodou, France) KL TechNite (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Telecommunication Technologies and Social Change (Ryihad, Saudi-Arabia); Mobilefest, (San Paulo, Brazil); Future Flux (Innovation Centre, St Martin’s University of London, UK); Digital Horizons (Brighton, UK); Conflux Festival (New York City, USA) or ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (New York City, USA) among others.

Max on Twitter @MaxMobile

Max on Linkedin : http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/max-schleser/16/3a7/680

Palau
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Solomon Islands
Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.