Day One Plenary Sessions
- Ulla Hamilton, Vice Mayor of Stockholm, Head of the Environmental and Traffic Division
- Simon Willis, Vice President, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco
- Carlota Perez, author of Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital
Expert Panel on Government 2.0
- UK Cabinet Minister Tom Watson
- Deputy Mayor of Paris Christian Sautter
- Former Permanent Secretary of the Australian Dept of the PM and Cabinet Peter Shergold
- Executive Secretary for e-government at the Austrian Federal Chancellery Christian Rupp
Day Two Plenary Sessions
- Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and former Portuguese President
- Narendra Jadhav, Hon Vice Chancellor of Pune University, India
- Charles Leadbeater, author of We-think
- Lawrence Lessig, US academic and political activitist
- Guido Jouret, Vice President, Emerging Technologies Group, Cisco
Vice Mayor Ulla Hamilton has been a member of the Stockholm City Council since 1995, and has an extensive background in politics as well as in the private sector. She is a former member of the Local Government Councils of Uppsala and Lund and she worked as a political expert at former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt’s chancellery 1991-1994. She has been a consultant in PR and PA 1995-1999 and communication manager at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. Ulla Hamiltons’s current Public Functions are Chairman of the Environment and Health committee, Chairman of Traffic and Waste Management Committee, Chairman of Stockholm Ports, vice Chairman of the Moderate Party in the City of Stockholm, Stockholm Water Company and Stockholm Parking Company.
Willis came to Cisco after 15 years of work in government and e-business. He has held various senior management and policy positions in the UK government including private secretary to Minister of State, head of operational reform at the Department of Social Security, head of pensions equalization and Chief Executive of a national disability agency. He ran the Financial Crime Branch at the UK Treasury and also headed numerous UK delegations to the EU, UN and OECD.
Simon’s focus is on coordinating a global team that can work as trusted advisors to senior levels of large public sector organizations where transformation is imminent or there is the potential for ground breaking projects likely to be emulated by others. The Internet Business Solutions Group does not charge its customers. The group’s current engagements include Governments of US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Australia, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, UK, Russia, Turkey, Morocco, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary. The group also has a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiatve, the cities of Amsterdam, Seoul and San Francisco and MIT working on redesigning urban environments and their working and transportation and information systems to reduce carbon emissions while increasing economic productivity. They also have a team working with the Government and voluntary sector of Lebanon on accelerating economic growth and bridging between communities. The group typically seeks to orchestrate different sectors to solve social problems in innovative ways. They are also a supporter and founder member of the Social Innovation Exchange.
Simon has published a number of books and articles on eCities, identity, financial crime and the relationship between democracy and distributed information systems. He is the editor of the book “Connected Cities” and co-author of the book “The Connected Republic.” He has addressed a number of global fora on governance and transformation including the UN Special session on microfinance, the UN forum on reinventing government, several EU Ministerials on eGovernment and special sessions at the last two G8 meetings. He is also a member of the UNDP’s advisory panel on democratic governance. Simon is an Australian who has a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Balliol College Oxford. He is married and has four children.
Carlota Perez is visiting research associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy (CFAP), Judge Business School, Cambridge University, U.K., Professor of Technology and Development at the Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia, and Honorary Research Fellow at SPRU (Science and Technology Policy Research) University of Sussex, UK.
Her articles from the early 1980s and, in particular, her book Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: the Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages have contributed to the present understanding of the relationship between technical and institutional change, between finance and technological diffusion and between technology and economic development. Her historical work on technological revolutions serves as a powerful lens for identifying future trends.
She is a consultant on technical change and strategy for global corporations and governments in various parts of the world. She has worked for several public and private organisations as well as for the European Union, the OECD, the UN and many other international agencies. She is a frequent keynote speaker at major academic, government and business events.
Tom Watson was elected to Parliament in June 2001 and was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Paymaster General in 2003. He entered the Government as an Assistant Whip at the end of 2004 and later became Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans. In July 2007 he rejoined Government as a Whip and in January 2008 he was appointed Cabinet Office Minster.
Before entering Parliament, Tom worked as Political Officer for the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union. He has also worked for the Labour Party and Save the Children and served on the Rover Taskforce, the Government-appointed body that helped extend the life of the Longbridge car plant.
Tom is the author of a number of publications, including Votes for All, examining the introduction of compulsory voting, and Taking Responsibility – Dealing with the Legacy of Radioactive Waste; and contributes regularly to political journals
Tom was Parliament's first blogger and has a well-established interest in technology. He lives in the Black Country with his wife Siobhan and two children. Outside politics his interests include growing vegetables, most spectator sports, music and cinema.
Christian Sautter was born on April 9, 1940 in Autun, France. Since March 2008, he has been Deputy Mayor of Paris, responsible for employment; economic development and international attractiveness. He is also chairman of Association « France Active » that provides funds aimed to foster the creation of jobs for people in great difficulty and since July 2001 Chairman of the Paris Development Agency.
He was Minister of Economy, Finances and Industry (November 1999 – March 2000) in Lionel Jospin’s government ; Deputy Minister in charge of Budget (June 1997- November 1999) ; Prefect of Paris and the Ile-de-France region (1991-1993) ; Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic when François Mitterand was Head of State (1982-1985 and 1988-1990).
He is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnique (1960), National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (1965) and the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1966).
He had previously been director of the CEPII (Center for prospective studies and international Information that worked with the National Planning Commission) and responsible for several units at INSEE (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Surveys) – (service of planning studies, division in charge of studying companies).
Peter Shergold was appointed Professor in the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales in February 2008. He is Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of the newly established Centre for Social Impact (CSI). CSI, a cross-university collaboration, will deliver business management teaching and research for social enterprises and promote corporate social responsibility. He was elected a Fellow of The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2005. He is also a Fellow of the Australia New Zealand School of Government, a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and a Senior Visiting Fellow of the Singapore Civil Service College.
For five years from February 2003 Peter Shergold was Australia’s most senior public administrator, serving as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In all he served directly three Prime Ministers and eight Ministers in both Coalition and Labor governments.
Altogether he spent two decades as a CEO in the Australian Public Service. In 1987 he established the Office of Multicultural Affairs. From 1991 he headed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. At the end of his term in July 1994 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Comcare. He was Public Service Commissioner from September 1995 to February 1998. From then until January 2002 he served as Secretary of the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business. Then he was appointed the Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training.
Professor Shergold joined the Board of AMP Limited in May 2008. He serves on the Audit Committee and also on the Board of AMP Life. He is the chair of a venture capital start-up, QuintessenceLabs. He is also actively involved in the non-profit sector and is Chair of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation; a Director of the National Indigenous Development Centre; and, from March 2009, the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Fundraising Institute of Australia.
Christian Rupp was appointed by the Austrian Government as the Federal Executive Secretary for eGovernment Austria in spring 2003 and since autumn 2005 he has been the Spokesperson of the Federal Platform "Digital Austria" in the Federal Chancellery, which coordinates the ICT and eGovernment activities between local and national governments, municipalities as well as industries. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for Information Society as well as the Austrian Internet Initiative.
Before his joined the Austrian Federal Chancellery he was the eBusiness representative of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Before that he was Vice-Director Communication and Marketing, Director of the eCenter, Adviser for International Technology- and Know-How-Transfer in the Chamber Organisation.
Over the last twenty years Christian Rupp has been involved in various EU committees including the i2010 High Level Group, the eEurope Steering Committee, the Management Committee for Pan European Government Services and the eSkills working group. He has also been an evaluator and external supervisor for the eEurope initiatives and the IST-Program.
In addition he has served as a jury member for many different national and international awards. As an expert in the different digital fields he is author of more than twenty books and has been a keynote speaker at numerous national and international conferences.
Jorge Sampion is the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis and UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations. He is also a former president of Portugal.
He started his political career as a college student at the Law School of the University of Lisbon. Following his graduation in 1961, Jorge Sampaio began a notable career as a lawyer. In 1978, he joined the Socialist Party. He was later elected deputy for Lisbon in the Portuguese National Parliament the following year. From 1979 until 1984, he was a member of the European Commission for Human Rights. He later became the president of the parliamentary bench of the Socialist Party. From 1989 to 1991, he was president of this political group.
Jorge Sampaio won the presidential election in 1996 and in 2001 and served until March 2006. As President, his actions were mainly focused on education, social issues, human rights for all, European and international affairs.
Jorge Sampaio was appointed in May 2006 by the United Nations Secretary-General as his Special Envoy to Stop Tuberculosis. His task is to work to reach the Millennium Development Goal of beginning to reverse the incidence of the disease by 2015. In April 2007, he was appointed as the High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN initiative aimed at crossing cultural and religion divides between communities.
In August 2006 Narendra Jadhav was appointed Vice Chancellor of Pune University, one of the largest universities in the world with more than 550,000 students. He is a leading educationist, renowned economist and policy-maker, best-selling author, celebrated public speaker and social worker and recipient of numerous prestigious awards.
Dr. Jadhav is also a renowned economist and policy maker. He has served in the Reserve Bank of India for more than 30 years. As Principal Adviser and Chief Economist (with the rank of Executive Director), he steered a team of over 120 Career Economists in the Reserve Bank and played an important role in macroeconomic policy making in India. Dr. Jadhav served for nearly four years (1998-2001) as the Advisor to Executive Director for India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dr. Jadhav has also worked as Senior Economic Advisor to various governments including in Ethiopia and more recently, he was involved in the reconstruction of the Afghanistan economy as the Chief Economic Counselor.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav is a prolific writer. He has written 11 books mainly on economic and social issues, which have been published by reputed publishers in India and abroad. He has over 100 research papers to his credit in national and international journals of repute. His family autobiography titled, Amcha Baap Aan Amhi, (Marathi), and ‘Untouchables’ in English by Simon and Schuster, USA, has been an international best seller in 12 languages, including English, French, and Spanish, and Korean and has sold more than 3,00,000 copies and is now being published in Chinese, Japanese and Thai.
Charles Leadbeater is author of We Think, mass innovation, not mass production and the Pro Am Revolution. He has written widely about civic and social entrepreneurship. His report The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur published in 1997 was one of the first reports on the phenomenon. He has also advised governments and cities around the world on innovation strategies.
As a long standing associate of the London think tank Demos his report Personalisation through Participation kicked off the British debate about personalised learning. Charles is putting his ideas into practice as co-founder of Participle, the public service innovation agency which is working with public authorities to design next generation public services.
Charles is a visiting fellow of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, an associate of the Young Foundation and a former Industrial Editor of the Financial Times.
Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the school's Center for Internet and Society. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty, he was the Berkman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and a Professor at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.
For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright. He represented web site operator Eric Eldred in the ground-breaking case Eldred v. Ashcroft, a challenge to the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. His current academic work addresses a kind of "corruption."
He has won numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, and was named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, for arguing "against interpretations of copyright that could stifle innovation and discourse online."
Professor Lessig is the author of Remix (2008), Code v2 (2007), Free Culture (2004), The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999). He is on the board of the Creative Commons project, MAPLight, Free Press, Brave New Film Foundation, Change Congress, The American Academy, Berlin and iCommons.org. He is on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation and LiveJournal. He has served on the board of the Free Software Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Public Library of Science, and Public Knowledge. He was also a columnist for Wired, Red Herring, and the Industry Standard.
Professor Lessig earned a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. Professor Lessig teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law, contracts, and the law of cyberspace.
Based in San Jose, California, Guido Jouret is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Cisco’s Emerging Technology Group (ETG), which is responsible for incubating Cisco’s future billion-dollar businesses. In this role, he evaluates new product and market opportunities, ensures architectural tie-in between the emerging technologies and Cisco’s core products, and is responsible for developing and communicating Cisco’s thought leadership on new technologies. He is also the general manager for early-stage business units, leading them through initial product development.
Prior to his role as CTO, Guido was the global head of the Innovation Team of Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG). His team was responsible for developing new methods, architectures, and business cases to help Cisco’s key customers successfully adopt Internet-based technologies.
Prior to this role, Guido held a similar position for the Asia Pacific region, where he worked with Asia’s leading corporations and governments, advising them on how they could best develop IT strategies to leverage the latest technologies.
Prior to his position in IBSG, Guido was responsible for information systems for Cisco’s sites in EMEA (Europe Middle-East and Africa), heading up a team of 600 IT specialists, with budget responsibility of 100M$. His team was responsible for delivering all IT infrastructure and applications for Cisco in EMEA. Specific areas of responsibility included: Networking & Telecoms, Datacenter, Security, Help Desk, Desktop, Operations, and applications areas (Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR).
Guido was in charge of defining Cisco EMEA’s IT strategy, communication, implementation and coordination of the activities of a distributed multinational team. Global application implementations included Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, and Siebel. He also out-tasked application development, desktop services, and various other IT functions using a core vs. context analysis methodology.
Prior to joining Cisco, Guido was responsible for IT in the R&D division of Beaufour-Ipsen Pharmaceutical Group. Before that, Guido worked as software co-ordinator at the London Parallel Applications Centre, where he developed software strategy. He commenced his career as a research associate at the Imperial College for Science, Technology and Medicine, London.
Guido has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA, USA), a DIC (Diploma of Imperial College), and PhD in Computing from Imperial College (UK).