Many thanks to our jury of experts for their invaluable support and participation in selecting the best innovative ICT solutions at ITU Telecom World 2016.
Secretary GeneralARCTELFilipe is Secretary General of the Association of Regulators of Communications and Telecommunications of CPLP, and Head of the Cooperation Division at ANACOM, the Portuguese regulator. He is also the responsible for the Permanent Secretariat of the Ministers of Communications Council of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).
HeadGSMA Ecosystem AcceleratorMax is the Head of the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme, which supports mobile operators and innovators in driving scale in unique, commercially and socially sustainable mobile for development products and services in emerging markets. Prior to joining the GSMA, Max worked at Orange on innovation-related projects; and as a Telecom Strategy Consultant with Altai Consulting.
Co-Founder & Vice PresidentAdmission TableDr. Duleep Deosthale (PhD, UCLA) is co-Founder & Vice President of Admission Table (www.admissiontable.com), which uses Artificial Intelligence and mobile technology to provide real time counseling while recruiting international students for over 500 universities partners worldwide. He is also the Dean for Entrepreneurship and Academic Programs for the Brooklyn Education Innovation Network (www.beinbrroklyn.org).
ICT Applications Coordinator, Telecommunication Development BureauITUMr. Eskandar is the ICT Applications Coordinator at the ICT Applications and Cybersecurity Division of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of ITU. Mr. Eskandar is currently involved in assisting developing countries by advising on eApplications strategies and policies, implementing technical cooperation projects on digital health, agriculture, governance and education. He has lead the development of guidelines and best-practices reports on eApplications.
Managing DirectorGoldman SachsWilliam Hurley, known as whurley, is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, Honest Dollar, and Equals: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age. He is an open source advocate and systems theorist, and is regularly interviewed by the press on technology and related topics.
PartnerREDDS Venture Investment PartnersWith more than 100 top executive roles, global lifetime achievement and innovation awards and recognitions, a few of executive chairman and serial entrepreneur Stephen Ibaraki's positions include: co-chair Practitioner Board Association for Computing Machinery; founding chair Global Industry Council and vice-chair board IP3 International Federation for Information Processing; top 5 blogger IDG-IT World (Canada); founding managing partner REDDS Venture Investment Partners; founder technology advisory board, Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd.; founding member Beyond Initiative (Audi AI Think Tank), founding chairman outreach UN ITU "ICT Discovery" Journal; founding chair-moderator/keynote/organizer UN ITU AI events, ITU UN Briefing New York; founder, founding chairman outreach, founding member steering committee seminal UN ITU AI for Good Global Summit with XPRIZE Foundation, 20 UN Agency partners, 47 media; keynote at the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE Austin, USA); founding chairman Technology Advisory Council Financial Services Roundtable FinTech Ideas Festival (FSR: 92.7 trillion managed assets, 1.2 trillion annual revenue); invited advisor to board within IEEE; 14 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Global Awards, and 3 global gold awards and 3 founding Fellow awards.
Joaquim Kangomba Kalala
Technical Advisor to the BoardINANCOMAJoaquim is Techical Advisor to the Board of the Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOMA),, the Angolan Telecoms regulator, and lectures in Computer Engineering at the Methodist University of Angola. He worked previously as a Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations Systems (UNJIU) an IT Specialist.
General Partner, Co-Founder & COOTechGrind Incubator & Venture CapitalPavel Laletin is a General Partner, Co-founder and COO of Techgrind Incubator and Venture Capital. TechGrind Incubator was the first private technology incubator in the region, and has become the most successful regional programme. Pavel also co-founded the Venture Capital and Angel Syndicate arm of TechGrind, the most active tech angel syndicate in ASEAN.
Emergency Telecommunications Officer, Telecommunication Development BureauITUOrhan works for the Telecommunications Development Bureau of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) as Emergency Telecommunications Officer. Has a degree in Computer Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in IT from Charles Stuart University – Australia. Currently works on Emergency Telecommunications and Climate Change issues.
CoordinatorUNICEF U-ReportJames is currently UNICEF’s global lead for strategy and coordination of U-Report, a system that allows people to report issues in their community and receive life-saving information via SMS, Facebook messenger and other digital channels. James works with the private sector, innovation leads and international NGOs to support the scale up of innovation projects.
Taimur has more than 2 decades of experience in the Telecommunication and is serving as the Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer in Banglalink Digital Communications Limited, a subsidiary of Vimpelcom and the second largest mobile operator in Bangladesh with around 30 million subscribers.
Regina M. Sipos
Digital Fellow Strategy ManagerAshokaRegina is responsible for Ashoka’s Digital Fellow strategy, and manages the incubation of the Google Impact Challenge winners. She previously worked for 7 years at ITU, where she set up the successful Young Innovators Programme. She is the founder and director of the Social-Digital Innovation Initiative, developing new, impactful approaches for Tech4Good.