27-28-29 OCTOBER 2010, THE GRAND HOTEL, BRIGHTON, UK

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  • Oct 142010

    Mobile Monday London Networking Event at the Mobile Life Conferences in Brighton

    27th of October 2010,  19:30hrs at the Grand Hotel, Brighton

    Open Data / Mobile Government

    Sponsor: Mobile Life Conferences – www.m4life.org

    Panelists: Daniel Appelquist (Chair), MobileMonday London and Vodafone Group R&D, Phil Archer. Consultant at Talis Group Ltd, and others (TBA).

    Description: “How is the Open Data movement in government (as evidenced by data.gov.uk, data.gov and data.london.gov.uk) creating more opportunities for mobile innovation in bringing government data and services to mobile users? What is the open data ecosystem and what does it mean for mobile entrepreneurs? What are some of the challenges with mobile data and how have early adopters dealt with those challenges? What’s happening in government to expand these initiatives and what are the challenges there? We will explore these issues and more with a panel of experts from government and industry.”

    Free / Discounted registration for MoMoLo members at the Mobile Life Conferences:

    MOBILE LIFE CONFERENCES 2010 -27-28-29 October 2010, The Grand Hotel, Brighton, UK, http://www.m4life.org

    mLife Conferences offer FREE (for public sector organisations)  or Discounted (for private sector organisations £180 – discounted from £300) to Mobile Monday London Members. To take up this offer please see the instructions below.

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    Oct 052010

    Dr MIKE SHORT FR Eng, CEng, FIET, FBCS

    Vice President – Research and Development

    Mike’s career spans 36 years in Electronics and Telecommunications, with the last 23 years in Mobile Communications. He was appointed Director of Cellnet in 1989 dealing with major infra-structure investments and commercial agreements. In 1993 the focus moved to launching Cellnet’s GSM service and establishing international Roaming Agreements.

    He was elected Chairman of the global GSM Association for 1995/96 and served on their Executive Board for 5 years. He has also served as a member of the UK Home Office Internet Task Force, UK OSAB (Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board), DCSF Home access to Broadband committees. and is a former Chairman of the Government`s UK Trade and Industry ICT Sector advisory board. He is currently a Board member of UK Child Council for Internet safety, as well as Deputy President of IET (from Oct 09)

    Mike chaired the Mobile Data Association 1998 – 2008, and is now Honorary President – MDA.

    After looking after Cellnet’s 3G strategy and external relations he was appointed VP Technology for O2 Group in 2000, prior to demerger from BT.

    Mike’s focus today is on Advanced mobile networks, Mobile data applications, Innovation for customers, and steering Telefónica Europe’s Group Research and Development in mobile. He has focussed for the last 4 years on ICT based applications in Health care, Assisted living, Intelligent Transport systems, smart cities and smart metering/grid, and supported the growing dialogue between innovation and public policy .

    In the last 8 years Mike has also been appointed Visiting Professor at Surrey University, De Montfort, Leeds and Lancaster Universities, and to the Boards of Coventry University Board and Ravensbourne College. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to the Mobile Communications industry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers, IET, BCS. and RGS

    Oct 042010

    — Serge Ferre, NOKIA, Former Vice President Corporate and Head of EU Representation

    — Tony Fish, AMF Ventures

    — Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director, National Center for Digital Government (ncdg.org) Director, Science, Technology and Society Initiative (umass.edu/sts)

    — William H. Dutton, Professor and Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College

    — Dorothy Gordon, Director-General, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT

    — Ibrahim Kushchu, Associate Prof. and Founding Director, mGCI, UK

    — Rain Rannu, Founder at Fortumo Ltd, Estonia

    — Mark Selby, Vice President Multimedia Nokia Corporation

    — Mike Short, Vice President, Telefonica Europe and Former Chairman – GSM Association

    — Roland Traunmüller, Professor Emeritus, the Institute for Informatics in Business and Government at Linz University, Austria.

    — Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Sep 272010
    Registrations are open ..
    and The draft program with over 10 plenary talks with distinguished speakers and a tutorial on mobile government is posted…
    Apr 052010
    ibrahim Kushchu, Associate Prof. and Founding Director, Mobile Government Consortium International, mGCI, UK
    Ibrahim Kushchu is an expert Mobile Government with backgrounds on management systems
    and artificial intelligence. Combining his management studies and his expertise in artificial
    intelligence, Prof. Kushchu has been working for business schools in the UK and in Japan, and
    teaching various information communication technology courses especially related to
    electronic business and mobile business.
    Prof. Kushchu is an internationally recognized and pioneering practitioner and researcher in
    developing the mobile government field by bringing into the light the issues related to the
    use of mobile technologies in electronic government. His work also extends to impact of
    mobile technologies for economic and social development.
    He has edited and co-edited three books and has a number of publications in various
    international journals and in the proceedings of reputable conferences. He is also very active
    in international community of researchers through speaking, organizing, chairing, co-chairing
    various international conferences, and serving in the committees.
    He has been working with various multi-national companies including GATES FOUNDATION,
    CISCO, NOKIA, HITACHI, and NTT DoCoMo at projects involving consultancy, research, and
    educational events. He also offers advisory services to local and central government
    organization and their agencies.
    Prof. Kushchu holds a first degree (BSc) in management. He also has an MBA and a Master’s
    degree (MSc) in artificial intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, UK. He was awarded a
    PhD degree in evolutionary artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, UK.


    Apr 052010

    Roland Traunmüller, Professor Emeritus with the Institute for Informatics in Business and Government at Linz University, Austria.

    Prof. Dr. Roland Traunmüller studied Chemistry and Physics at Vienna University and joined the Max-Planck-Institute in Mühlheim (Ruhr) working on his PH.D. in calculating quantum-models of chemical reactions. In 1970 he went back to Austria becoming head of a DP-department within Public Administration. After three years he joined the Technical Faculty of Linz University (Senior Lecturer with Habilitation 1977, University Professor with tenure 1983). He also served many years as the Director of the Institute at the Institute of Computer Science before getting his own Institute. During these years he has accepted several invitations for visiting professorships (Amsterdam, Bangkok, Bonn, Budapest, Chengdu, Graz, Heidelberg, Paris, Prague, Speyer, Zaragoza).

    Prof. Traunmüller has worked in the field of Information Systems and applications of information technology in Government for three decades. He is author of 140 publications and editor of numerous books. Within IFIP he was founder and chairman of the working group “Information Systems in Public Administration” (IFIP 8.5) and served as deputy chairman of IFIP Technical Committee 8 “Information Systems”. In that function he chaired two Conferences at the recent IFIP World Congresses, so in 1998 “Telecooperation” and in 2002 “e-Business”. In Austria Prof. Traunmüller heads the Forum e-Government, in Germany he is member of the steering body e-Government within the German Computer Society (GI, Bonn). Prof. Traunmüller founded the EGOV conference series with high resonance. In addition he is involved in various consulting activities and boards on the national and international level (Ministries, EU, UNO, UNESCO). In recognition of his work official acknowledgements have come in. So for founding the e-Government R&D Community he got 2006 the “Prometheus” – an Award dedicated by the North-American Society on Digital Government and by the European Community for e-Government.

    Apr 052010

    Professor William H. Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College.

    Before coming to Oxford in 2002, he was a Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, where he was elected President of the Faculty, and is now an Emeritus Professor. In the UK, he was a Fulbright Scholar 1986-87, and was National Director of the UK’s Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT) from 1993 to 1996.

    In addition to directing the OII, Professor Dutton is Principal Investigator of the Oxford e-Social Science Project (OeSS), supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, and Principal Investigator of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS), a key resource on the use and impact of the Internet in Britain, that is one component of the World Internet Project, an international collaboration comprising over 20 nations.

    His recent publications on the social aspects of information and communication technologies include Society on the Line (Oxford University Press, 1999), and Transforming Enterprise, co-edited (MIT Press, 2005), and World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities, co-edited with P. Jeffreys (MIT Press, 2010). He is currently editing a four volume series of readings on the Internet and Politics for Routledge and a handbook on Internet studies (in progress, Oxford University Press).

    Beyond his academic roles, Bill chairs Ofcom’s Advisory Committee for England.

    Apr 052010

    Serge Ferre, NOKIA, Former Vice President Corporate and Head of EU Representation

    Tony Fish, AMF Ventures

    Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director, National Center for Digital Government (ncdg.org) Director, Science, Technology and Society Initiative (umass.edu/sts)

    William H. Dutton, Professor and Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College

    Dorothy Gordon, Director-General, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT

    Ibrahim Kushchu, Associate Prof. and Founding Director, mGCI, UK

    Rain Rannu, Founder at Fortumo Ltd, Estonia

    Mark Selby, Vice President Multimedia Nokia Corporation

    Mike Short, Vice President, Telefonica Europe and Former Chairman – GSM Association

    Roland Traunmüller, Professor Emeritus, the Institute for Informatics in Business and Government at Linz University, Austria.

    Tim Unwin, UNESCO Chair in ICT4D and Professor of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London

    Apr 052010

    Jane Fountain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Director, National Center for Digital Government (ncdg.org)
Director, Science, Technology and Society Initiative (umass.edu/sts)

    Jane E. Fountain is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Previously, she served for 16 years on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Professor Fountain is the founder and Director of the National Center for Digital Government, based at UMass Amherst, which was established with support from the National Science Foundation to build research and infrastructure for the emerging field of research on technology and governance. The National Center has sponsored research workshops, seminars, doctoral fellowships and visiting researchers from around the world in addition to its active research programs.

    Professor Fountain also directs the Science, Technology and Society Initiative, a campus-wide effort at UMass Amherst. The STS Initiative serves as a catalyst for research partnerships between social, natural and physical scientists on campus and beyond. It is designed to build social science, policy and cross-disciplinary research on the range of social, political and economic challenges and research questions posed by emerging technologies. Fountain is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing, principal investigator of the International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering project (IDEESE) and co-principal investigator of the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE). Fountain also directs the Women in the Information Age Project, which was established with a gift from PriceWaterhouseCoopers. This project examines the participation of women in computing and information-technology related fields and, with its partner institutions, seeks to increase the number of women experts in information and communication technologies.

    Among many other publications, Fountain is the author of Building the Virtual State: Information Technology and Institutional Change (Brookings Institution Press, 2001), which was awarded an Outstanding Academic Title in 2002 by Choice and translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese. Her articles appear in scholarly journals including Governance, the National Civic Review, Technology in Society, Science and Public Policy, and the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery.

    Fountain is currently a member of the World Economic Forum Global Advisory Council on the Future of Government. She is a member of American Bar Association blue ribbon commission on the Future of e-Rulemaking.  She has served on several advisory bodies for organizations including the Social Science Research Council, the Internet Policy Institute, and the National Science Foundation. She has given invited lectures and keynote addresses and worked with governments and research institutions including the World Bank, the European Commission, Knowledge Management Asia Pacific, Japan, Portugal, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Chile, Estonia, Hungary, Slovenia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

    Fountain holds a PhD from Yale University, in organizational behavior and in political science, and graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale. She has been a Radcliffe Fellow, a Yale Fellow, and a Mellon Fellow.

    For a list of Fountain’s grants, honors and awards please click here.
    For information on her academic appointmentsprofessional activities, and service click here.

    Feb 202010

    Serge Ferre, NOKIA, Vice President Corporate and Head of EU Representation

    Mr. Ferré Serge is graduated from ESSEC (Graduate School of Business Administration) (1972/major Finance & Accounting), holds a Master degree in Law (1972/major Business Law), Paris C. University, an MBA from University of Toronto, Canada (1974) in Finance and Certificate in Investment Banking – Institute of Canadian Banking (1974).

    1985-1991 : Mr. Ferré Serge Worked at BANG & OLUFSEN France as Managing Director, Member of Group Strategic Committees (Product Development and Distribution)

    1991-2003 : he joined NOKIA France where he served as Managing Director, (Nokia Mobile Phones) and Directeur Général, Nokia SA.

    2003-2006 : he was appointed in April 2003 Vice-President Strategy, Multimedia (Global) & Délégué Général Nokia France.

    In January 2007, as Corporate Vice President,Nokia (Global), he became Head of Nokia EU Representative Office in Brussels in charge of Nokia EU Affaires.

    In October 2008, he additionally became Board Member of Nokia International Belgium BVBA