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Workshop organizers can invite resource persons to attend their workshop as panellists.The resource persons list is provided to assist workshop organizers to reach a balance among their workshop panellists, in terms of multi-stakeholder participation, geographical representation and gender balance. The resource persons can also be invited to join a workshop in the instance that a panellist withdraws from the panel.

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Please note that the list of IGF 2012 Resource Persons has been sorted in the following orders

[NEW] Workshop organizers who are looking for  panellists from the private sector can contact Ms. Constance Weise at  constance[dot]weise[at]iccwbo[dot]org for suggestions.


 

 

Access and Diversity

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Malcolm Jeremy (Mr), Consumers International, Malaysia Male Civil Society Asia Pacific
NKURUNZIZA Jean Paul (Mr), Consultant, Burundi Male Civil Society Africa
York Jillian (Ms), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Female Civil Society WEOG
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male
Technical Community Africa
Akoh Ben (Mr), International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada Male Civil Society Africa
SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN (Mr), CENTRE AFRICAIN D'ECHANGE CULTURE, CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE Male Civil Society Africa
Boujemi Hanane (Ms), Consultant, MOROCCO Female Civil Society Africa
MARCUS J Scott (Mr), WIK, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Kulabako Deborah (Ms), DiploFoundation, UGANDA Female Private Sector Africa
Hamilton Stuart (Mr), Director of Policy and Advocacy, Netherlands Male Civil Society WEOG
Neves Ana (Ms), Government liaison, PORTUGAL Female Government WEOG

Babu, Satish (Mr), Director of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), India

Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific

Badran Hosein (Mr), Chief Technology Officer, MEA, Cisco Systems, Egypt

Male Private Sector Africa

Kelly Sanja (Ms), Project Director, Freedom House, US

Female Civil Society WEOG

Ndonnang Victor (Mr), ICT Consultant, Cameroon

Male Civil Society Africa
Radsch Courtney (Ms), Freedom House, US Female Civil Society WEOG

Kende Michael (Mr), Partner at Analysys Mason Limited, Switzerland

Male Private Sector WEOG

Selli Claudia (Ms), EU Affairs Director, AT&T, Belgium

Female Private Sector WEOG

Fayez Mariam (Ms), AFS Egypt

Female Civil Society Africa
Biaou Sourakatou Ramanou (Mr), ICT engineer, Benin Male Technical Community Africa
Kabani Asif (Mr), Ministry of Finance, Pakistan Male Government Asia-Pacific
Nair Abhilash, Northumbria University, UK Male Civil Society WEOG

Miles Peggy (Ms),President, InterVox Communications, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Haq Naveed, Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan Male Government Asia-Pacific
Gunduz Osman (Mr), Editor-in-Chief, Internet news portal, Azerbaijan Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Elbert Monika (Ms), Consultant,  Electronic Information for Libraries, Italy Female Civil Society WEOG
Ludwig Wolf (Mr), EURALO and EuroDIG Secretariat, Switzerland Male Civil Society WEOG
Kiden Sarah (Ms), Christian University, Uganda Female Civil Society Africa
Prakash Pranesh (Mr), Centre for Internet and Society, India Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Novak Matej (Mr), IREX, Bibliomist, Ukraine Male Civil Society Eastern Europe
Ashton-Hart Nick (Mr), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Switzerland Male Private Sector WEOG
Sesan 'Gbenga (Mr), Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria Male Civil Society Africa
White Aidan (Mr), Ethical Journalism Network, Belgium Male Civil Society WEOG
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Emerging Issues

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Davies Timothy (Mr), University of Southampton, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Malcolm Jeremy (Mr), Consumers International, Malaysia Male Civil Society Asia Pacific
Opsahl Kurt (Mr), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Male Civil Society WEOG
York Jillian (Ms), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Female Civil Society WEOG
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male Technical Community Africa
Vixie Paul (Mr), Internet Systems Consortium, US Male Technical Community WEOG
MARCUS J Scott (Mr), WIK, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Kulabako Deborah (Ms), DiploFoundation, UGANDA Female Private Sector Africa
Neves Ana (Ms), Government liaison, PORTUGAL Female Government WEOG

Badran Hosein (Mr), Chief Technology Officer, MEA, Cisco Systems, Egypt

Male Private Sector Africa

Kelly Sanja (Ms), Project Director, Freedom House, US

Female Civil Society WEOG

Ndonnang Victor (Mr), ICT Consultant, Cameroon

Male Civil Society Africa

Radu Roxana (Ms), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

Female Civil Society WEOG
Radsch Courtney (Ms), Freedom House, US Female Civil Society WEOG

Fernández Juan (Mr), Senior Advisor, Ministry of Informatics and Communications, Cuba

Male Government GRULAC

Kende Michael (Mr), Partner at Analysys Mason Limited, Switzerland

Male Private Sector WEOG

Ige Olugbenga Adedayo (Mr), Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria

Male Technical Community Africa
Amosun Peter Adewale (Mr), University of Ibadan, Nigeria Male Technical Community Africa
Ondiek Japheth (Mr), ICT monitoring and evaluation, Kenya Male Private Sector Africa

Ryan Patrick (Mr), Global Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc., US

Male Private Sector WEOG
Nair Abhilash, Northumbria University, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Atici Bunyamin (Mr), Assoc.Prof.Dr., Firat University, Turkey Male Civil Society Eastern Europe

Miles Peggy (Ms),President, InterVox Communications, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Haq Naveed, Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan Male Government Asia-Pacific
Hackshaw Tracy (Mr), Chief Solution Architect, National Information & Communication Technology Company, Trinidad and Tobago Male Technical Community GRULAC
Schneider Thomas (Mr), Deputy head of international affairs, Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland Male Government WEOG
Saraswat Mohit (Mr), KPMG, United Arab Emirates Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific

Kikonyogo Robert (Mr), IT Technician/Website Assistant, Kyambogo University, Uganda

Male Government Africa
Prakash Pranesh (Mr), Centre for Internet and Society, India Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Tomaszewski Maciej (Mr), European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium Male Inter-Governmental Organisations WEOG
Ashton-Hart Nick (Mr), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Switzerland Male Private Sector WEOG
Harris Michael (Mr), Index on Censorship, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific
Sadowsky George (Mr), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, US Male Technical Community WEOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Internet Governance for Development [IG4D] cross cutting priority

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Davies Timothy (Mr), University of Southampton, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Cavalli Olga (Ms), Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, Argentina Female Government GRULAC
McGinnis Tim (Mr), Internet Systems Consortium, Kenya Male Civil Society Africa
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male Technical Community Africa
Akoh Ben (Mr), International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada Male Civil Society Africa
Kulabako Deborah (Ms), DiploFoundation, UGANDA Female Private Sector Africa
Hamilton Stuart (Mr), Director of Policy and Advocacy, Netherlands Male Civil Society WEOG
Neves Ana (Ms), Government liaison, PORTUGAL Female Government WEOG

Badran Hosein (Mr), Chief Technology Officer, MEA, Cisco Systems, Egypt

Male Private Sector Africa

Fernández Juan (Mr), Senior Advisor, Ministry of Informatics and Communications, Cuba

Male Government GRULAC

Kende Michael (Mr), Partner at Analysys Mason Limited, Switzerland

Male Private Sector WEOG

Tewfik Nevine (Ms), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

Female Government Africa
Sidiqi Parwiz (Mr), Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Male Government Asia-Pacific
Ondiek Japheth (Mr), ICT monitoring and evaluation, Kenya Male Private Sector Africa

Ryan Patrick (Mr), Global Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc., US

Male Private Sector WEOG
Nwakanma Nnenna (Ms), The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Cote d'Ivoire Female Private Sector Africa
Biaou Sourakatou Ramanou (Mr), ICT engineer, Benin Male Technical Community Africa
Haq Naveed, Telecommunication Authority, Pakistan Male Government Asia-Pacific
Gunduz Osman (Mr), Editor-in-Chief, Internet news portal, Azerbaijan Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific

Kikonyogo Robert (Mr), IT Technician/Website Assistant, Kyambogo University, Uganda

Male Government Africa
Kiden Sarah (Ms), Christian University, Uganda Female Civil Society Africa
Prakash Pranesh (Mr), Centre for Internet and Society, India Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Sesan 'Gbenga (Mr), Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria Male Civil Society Africa
Harris Michael (Mr), Index on Censorship, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Rahman Ahm Bazlur (Mr), NGOs Network for Radio and Communication, Bangladesh Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific
Sadowsky George (Mr), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, US Male Technical Community WEOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Managing Critical Internet Resources

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Mueller Milton (Mr), Syracuse University School of Information Studies, US Male Civil Society
WEOG
Kleinwaechter Wolfgang (Mr), University of Aarhus, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Komakech Brians (Mr), Software Architect, Uganda Male Inter-Governmental Organisations Africa
McGinnis Tim (Mr), Internet Systems Consortium, Kenya Male Civil Society Africa
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male Technical Community Africa
SCHOMBE BAUDOUIN (Mr), CENTRE AFRICAIN D'ECHANGE CULTURE, CONGO, THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE Male Civil Society Africa
Vixie Paul (Mr), Internet Systems Consortium, US Male Technical Community WEOG
MARCUS J Scott (Mr), WIK, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Smith William(Mr), Paypal, US Male Private Sector WEOG

Badran Hosein (Mr), Chief Technology Officer, MEA, Cisco Systems, Egypt

Male Private Sector Africa

Ndonnang Victor (Mr), ICT Consultant, Cameroon

Male Civil Society Africa

Fernández Juan (Mr), Senior Advisor, Ministry of Informatics and Communications, Cuba

Male Government GRULAC

Ngnoulaye Janvier (Mr), University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Male Technical Community Africa

Selli Claudia (Ms), EU Affairs Director, AT&T, Belgium

Female Private Sector WEOG

Ryan Patrick (Mr), Global Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc., US

Male Private Sector WEOG
Biaou Sourakatou Ramanou (Mr), ICT engineer, Benin Male Technical Community Africa
Thimmesch Peter (Mr), Chief Executive Officer, Denuo, Inc., US Male Private Sector WEOG
Gunduz Osman (Mr), Editor-in-Chief, Internet news portal, Azerbaijan Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Schneider Thomas (Mr), Deputy head of international affairs, Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland Male Government WEOG
Hasret Azer (Mr), Chairman, CASCFEN (Central Asian & Southern Caucasian Freedom of Expression Network, Azerbaijan Male Civil Society Eastern Europe

Kikonyogo Robert (Mr), IT Technician/Website Assistant, Kyambogo University, Uganda

Male Government Africa
Ashton-Hart Nick (Mr), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Switzerland Male Private Sector WEOG
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific
Sadowsky George (Mr), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, US Male Technical Community WEOG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Security Openness and Privacy

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Davies Timothy (Mr), University of Southampton, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Malcolm Jeremy (Mr), Consumers International, Malaysia Male Civil Society Asia Pacific
Bollow Norbert (Mr), Self-employed consultant - Systems analyst and technologist – FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), Switzerland Male Civil Society WEOG
Guerra Robert (Mr), University of Toronto, Canada Male Civil Society
WEOG
Opsahl Kurt (Mr), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Male Civil Society WEOG
York Jillian (Ms), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Female Civil Society WEOG
Omondi Daniel Otieno (Mr), IT manager, Kenya Male Inter-Governmental Organisations Africa
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male Technical Community Africa
Vixie Paul (Mr), Internet Systems Consortium, US Male Technical Community WEOG
MARCUS J Scott (Mr), WIK, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Hamilton Stuart (Mr), Director of Policy and Advocacy, Netherlands Male Civil Society WEOG
Smith William(Mr), Paypal, US Male Private Sector WEOG
SAMUELS Carlton (Mr), Consultant, Jamaica Male Civil Society GRULAC

Badran Hosein (Mr), Chief Technology Officer, MEA, Cisco Systems, Egypt

Male Private Sector Africa

Kelly Sanja (Ms), Project Director, Freedom House, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Radsch Courtney (Ms), Freedom House, US Female Civil Society WEOG

Meijer Roelof (Mr), CEO, SIDN, Netherlands

Male Private Sector WEOG

Seeburn Krishna (Mr), University of Technology, Mauritius

Male Civil Society Africa

Ngnoulaye Janvier (Mr), University of Yaounde, Cameroon

Male Technical Community Africa

Selli Claudia (Ms), EU Affairs Director, AT&T, Belgium

Female Private Sector WEOG

Adeleye Peter Olugbenga (Mr), Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria

Male Civil Society Africa
Ondiek Japheth (Mr), ICT monitoring and evaluation, Kenya Male Private Sector Africa

Ileleji Poncelet (Mr), President Information Technology Association, Gambia

Male Civil Society Africa
Wangue David Brice (Mr), National Centre for Information Technology Development, Cameroun Male Government Africa
Nair Abhilash, Northumbria University, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Kshetri Nir (Mr),  Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, US Male Civil Society WEOG

Miles Peggy (Ms),President, InterVox Communications, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Gunduz Osman (Mr), Editor-in-Chief, Internet news portal, Azerbaijan Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Olugbile Olusegun (Mr), Information Technology Association, Nigeria Male Civil Society Africa
Schneider Thomas (Mr), Deputy head of international affairs, Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland Male Government WEOG
Saraswat Mohit (Mr), KPMG, United Arab Emirates Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific

Kikonyogo Robert (Mr), IT Technician/Website Assistant, Kyambogo University, Uganda

Male Government Africa
Bockel Jean-Marie (Mr), Senator of the Haut-Rhin, French Senate Male Government WEOG
Hughes Kirsty (Ms), CEO of Index on Censorship, United Kingdom Female Civil Society WEOG
Prakash Pranesh (Mr), Centre for Internet and Society, India Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Ashton-Hart Nick (Mr), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Switzerland Male Private Sector WEOG
Sesan 'Gbenga (Mr), Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria Male Civil Society Africa
Harris Michael (Mr), Index on Censorship, UK Male Civil Society WEOG
Omojowo Taiwo (Mr), Health Informatics Society, Nigeria Male Private Sector Africa
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Taking Stock and the way Forward

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
Malcolm Jeremy (Mr), Consumers International, Malaysia Male Civil Society Asia Pacific
Souter David (Mr), ICT Development Associates, UK Male Private Sector WEOG
Kivuva Mwendwa (Mr), ISACA - Certified Information Systems Auditor, Kenya Male Technical Community Africa
MARCUS J Scott (Mr), WIK, Germany Male Civil Society WEOG
Neves Ana (Ms), Government liaison, PORTUGAL Female Government WEOG
Radsch Courtney (Ms), Freedom House, US Female Civil Society WEOG

Kende Michael (Mr), Partner at Analysys Mason Limited, Switzerland

Male Private Sector WEOG

Selli Claudia (Ms), EU Affairs Director, AT&T, Belgium

Female Private sector WEOG

Ryan Patrick (Mr), Global Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc., US

Male Private Sector WEOG
Nair Abhilash, Northumbria University, UK Male Civil Society WEOG

Fatani Rafid (Mr), Director for Policy and Research - SASIconsult, UK

Male Private Sector WEOG

Miles Peggy (Ms),President, InterVox Communications, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Schneider Thomas (Mr), Deputy head of international affairs, Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland Male Government WEOG
Saraswat Mohit (Mr), KPMG, United Arab Emirates Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific
Ashton-Hart Nick (Mr), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Switzerland Male Private Sector WEOG
Sesan 'Gbenga (Mr), Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria Male Civil Society Africa
Ang Peng Hwa (Mr), Internet Research Centre, Singapore Male Civil Society Asia-Pacific
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Others

Resource Persons Gender Stakeholder Group Region
York Jillian (Ms), Electronic Frontier Foundation, US Female Civil Society WEOG
Filip Ondrej (Mr), Consultant, CZECH REPUBLIC
Male Technical Community Eastern Europe
Neves Ana (Ms), Government liaison, PORTUGAL Female Government WEOG
Radsch Courtney (Ms), Freedom House, US Female Civil Society WEOG

Ryan Patrick (Mr), Global Policy Counsel, Open Internet, Google Inc., US

Male Private Sector WEOG

Miles Peggy (Ms),President, InterVox Communications, US

Female Civil Society WEOG
Flynn Iarla (Mr), Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google, Australia Male Private Sector Asia-Pacific