Mr. Paul Otellini
CEO : Intel
Paul S. Otellini is president and chief executive officer of Intel Corporation. He became the company's fifth CEO on May 18, 2005, succeeding Craig R. Barrett. Otellini previously had served as Intel's president and chief operating officer, positions he held since 2002, the same year he was elected to Intel's board of directors.
Mr. Francisco Ros Perán Ph.D.
Secretary of State : Telecommunications, EU Presidency
Born in Lorca (Murcia), Spain, Francisco Ros holds two PhDs, one from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and another from the Technical Engineering University of Madrid (Telecommunications). He also holds an Advanced Management Program degree (PADE) from the IESE Business School in Madrid.
Mr. Peter Sondergaard
Global head : Research Gartner
Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president, Gartner Research, is responsible for the management and direction of worldwide research. He leads a team of 650 analysts, ensuring that the Research organization's priorities align directly with those of clients.
Mrs. Maria van der Hoeven
Minister of Economic Affairs, Netherlands :
From 22 July 2002 to 21 February 2007 Ms Van der Hoeven held the post of Minister of Education, Culture and Science in the first, second and third Balkenende governments. On 22 February 2007 she was appointed Minister of Economic Affairs in the fourth Balkenende government.
Mr. Bernard Courtois
President & CEO ITAC
As the President and CEO of ITAC, the Information Technology Association of Canada, Bernard Courtois is an outspoken advocate for the deployment of information and communications technology tools to improve business productivity and to achieve our societal and public policy goals.
Mr. Detlef Eckert
Director Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society Directorate General Information Society and Media, European Commission
Detlef Eckert is Director "Lisbon Strategy and Policies for the Information Society" in the Directorate General Information Society and Media (DG INFSO) of the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium).
Mr. John Higgins CBE
Director-General Intellect (The UK Trade Association for the Technology Sector)
John Higgins was appointed Director General of Intellect at its launch in May 2002. Intellect brings technology companies together to influence public policy, develop markets, and improve members' business performance.
Mrs. Ann Steward
Chief Information Officer and General Manager Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) Department of Finance and Deregulation, Australia
Ann was appointed to the role of Australian Government Chief Information Officer in July, 2005. In this role Ann is also General Manager of the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), a group within the Department of Finance and Deregulation.