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Top global speakers to join Bahrain egovt forum
Manama, March 6, 2013
Top speakers from around the world will join the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2013, which is scheduled to be held next month.
Being held under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT), the event will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa between April 8 and 10.
Organized for the sixth consecutive year, the forum will draw experts and specialists in the ICT and eGovernment sector. This year, speakers will be gathering from different regions of the world – from the US, Canada, Russia, UK, Germany, South Korea, Estonia, Sweden, Singapore and New Zealand, in addition to organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
For the first time, the distinctive keynote speaker Robert Tercek will join the forum’s speakers. Tercek’s 22-year career involved numerous milestones, some of which include the first multi-channel television service in Asia (Star TV in 1991); the first multi-player Java games on the web (Sony, 1997); the first interactive game shows on US Television (Sony, 1999); the world’s first streaming video service on mobile phones (PacketVideo and NTT DoCoMo’s V-Live, 2001); the largest audience for live interactive video events on the web (Oprah Winfrey’s 2009 web casts); the most popular free book download in history (Suze Orman on Oprah.com, 2009).
Tercek, from the US, will commence the Innovation and Open Data session; followed by Daniel Castro, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation senior analyst from the US, who will cover ‘Public Policy Principles for Data Innovation’. Dr Samantha Liscio, Ontario Government corporate chief strategist from Canada, will then take the lead by focusing on ‘Ontario’s Open Data Experience’. From Russia’s eGovernment Competence Center, Dr Vladimir Drozhzhinov, will present his presentation titled ‘The Way from Electronic Government to Open Government’.
Initiating the Mobile Trends session, Ralph Simon, Mobilium Global CEO, will speak of the Screen Wars ‘How Connected Screens are Changing the Way we Move, Meet and Buy’. Gary Schwartz, Impact Mobile CEO, who will focus on ‘What's Coming Next in Mobile, Suitable for Use and Revenue Growth in Bahrain’. Dr Ruhiya Seward, UNDP analyst, will present a paper on ‘Mobile and Social Innovation: Governance, Human Empowerment and the Role of ICTs for Development’.
Kevin Jackson, NJVC Cloud Services vice president and general manager, will commence the Cloud Computing and Shared Services session with his presentation ‘Government Cloud Deployment: Lessons Learned’. Followed by University of Stuttgart Infrastructure Research HLRS Head Lutz Schubert from Germany; along with Kyung Soon Chang, Public Procurement Service of Korea International Goods Bureau Director General, with her presentation entitled ‘eProcurement in Korea’.
Social Network session will comprise speakers such as University at Albany New York Center for Technology in Government director Dr Theresa Pardo from the US; Babiel GmbH director consulting Alexander Felsenberg from Germany; and eGovernance Academy Director Ivar Tallo from Estonia.
eGovernment session will involve speakers such as Bong up Cho, UN Project Office on Governance senior policy development expert in Korea; Kim Andreasson, Daka advisory managing director from Sweden; and Jared Gulian, Department of Internal Affairs Digital Engagement principle advisor from New Zealand.
More information on the event is available at www.egovforum.bh - TradeArabia News Service
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