- Global Network
- Global Congress 2013
- UN Statements
George D. Roushas is the Managing Director of “GnosySoft Ltd.” an ICT Solutions and Services company and Managing Director of “Helios and Anemos Renewable Energy Resources Ltd.” a renewable energy services company. Mr. Roushas has received a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems (Cum Laude) and a B.Sc. in Finance (Cum Laude) from Louisiana State University, USA in 2000. In 2002 he has received a Master of Applied Sciences in Management Sciences (Honors), from University of Waterloo, Canada. Mr. Roushas previously worked as Research and Teaching Associate, Project Manager, and Software Development Manager, at local and international organizations. George has extensive knowledge and experience in the following areas: management of information systems, human computer interaction (HCI), e-learning, artificial intelligence (AI), systems integration and systems re-engineering. George is a board member of numerous organisations and associations, such as the Rotary Organization of Nicosia (Nicosia-Lefkothea), Junior Chamber International of Nicosia (Lom Lefkothea),“A.K. Apoplous Learning Ltd” (non-profit), and Cyprus Computer Society.
Business Development Director
KPC-Group, s.r.o. Zastoupení Gartner
Web Editor, MILSc.
Sanne Plichta is head of Internet activities within SF’s Parliament Group in Denmark.
She has been working with content based Internet services for more than 13 years. She has written books and articles about Internet, has been teaching Information officers in the use of the net, been Juror on different Danish and European Multimedia contests.
Sanne Plichta is external examiner at the Royal Danish School of Librarianship and member of numerous Organisations and associations concerned with Internet content, Internet based communication and Internet services.
Estonian ICT Demo Center
Katri Ristal is part of the first wave of entrepreneurs after Estonia re-gained its independence in 1991 starting with a small family-owned wireless broadband company Norby Telecom which later became the leading one in Estonia. She has been working as a head of Design Innovation Centre and been involved with museum marketing. Katri has been running „The Best e-Service“ competition in Estonia since 2005 and „The Best m-Service“ competition since 2010. Today she’s working at the Estonian ICT Demo Centre promoting one of the leading information societies in the world as Estonia is today. Katri is also involved with the start-up initiative Garage48. www.e-estonia.com, www.garage48.org
Principal Lecturer, Head of Interactive Media programme
Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences
Cai Melakoski is Head of the Interactive Media Programme of the School of Art and Media at Tampere Polytechnic University of Applied Sciences. He was one of the first to start multimedia education in Finland in the early 90ties. MINDTREK is one of the oldest and well-known Digital Media Awards and Festivals in Europe. Mr Melakoski was one of the founding members of the event in 1997 and is still board member and international projects manager of the Association. Since 1999 he has been a juror of EUROPRIX and since 2001 board member of the European Academy of Digital Media (EADiM). Mr Melakoski has also been member of World Summit Award since 2003. He is also secretary of WSA Finland jury.
Philippe Bonnet, an advertising and marketing specialist, has a wide experience in Digital (Websites, SEO, Content creation, Mobile marketing, behavioural targeting), DM, Database Marketing and CRM, Promotions, Call centre, media partnerships and more. Before coming to France as CEO of Wunderman Paris he was CEE Regional Managing Director responsible for the Wunderman Russian, Polish, Czech and Hungarian agencies. Before joining Wunderman, he was European Account Managing Director for Young & Rubicam Europe and Managing Director for Power Brands in Paris. Philippe holds an architecture degree and a master of arts in communication and marketing.
ICT Business Council of Georgia
George Shubitidze is member of the Georgian eGovernance Development Governmental Commission and CIO of the Free University Tbilisi. Before that, he was working as Executive Director at the Ministry of Education and Science Deer Leap Foundation and CIO of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He obtained diplomas in Finances and Banking as well as Project Management. Since 2008 he is President of the ICT Business Council of Georgia.
Alexander Felsenberg Consulting
Since 1980 different Jobs in film production, production management for TV, later director forCorporate Videos and TV-Commercials. Freelance writer and editor for TV-Programms. Author for special interest magazines on media development(book about the introduction of HDTV).
1990 - Director and later producer at Pütz und Partner GmbH Düsseldorf;
1993 - Corporatedeveloper and Manager of the first Multimedia Department at MEDOX Medien GmbH.
1995 - Research Scientist at Germans largest media research programm conducted by the German Research Society (DFG) at the University of Siegen on Interactive Media. Assistant Professor at the University of Siegen in the media faculty; later he was the Founder and Managing Director of the German Multimedia Association (dmmv) e.V. (now renamed to: German Association for the Digital Economy, BVDW e.V.)
1999 - Managing Director dmmv-service GmbHa Group Marketing and service development company for the Internet Service Companies.
2005 - Appointed as Conference Director of the ICT Africa and the 3rd African PrepCom for the UN-WSIS.
2006 - Appointed CMO for the SolarSystem Company “Systaic”. Further, he was in charge for the Europe’s largest online-marketing exhibition and congress OMD in Düsseldorf.
Since 2008 he works as a media- and marketing strategy-consultant.
CEO and Co-Founder
Yiannis is currently CEO and Co-Founder at warp.ly, a mobile marketing platform that combines mobile marketing with direct payments. Yiannis studied Theoretical Physics at NTUA and University of Cambridge. He has published more than 100 articles, co-authored one book about web technologies and successfully excited two companies on mobile and travel industry. He is an active hacker and gym enthusiast.
Before starting his own ventures, Yiannis worked with various major MNO's, Banks and Government services around the world. In addition, he has coordinated research for European Community funded projects and he was also an active innovation broker in South Eastern Europe.
EU Project Director
Hungarian Association of Content Industry