Final Bio Book

Final Bio Book




Anne Carblanc is Principal Administrator in the Information Computer and Communications Policy Division of the OECD where she has been responsible for policy issues concerning the protection of personal data and privacy since 1997.

She was previously a judge in charge of criminal investigations (juge d'instruction) at the Tribunal of Paris. From 1992 to 1996 she was Secretary General of the CNIL, the French data protection authority, and from 1985 to 1992 Head of the criminal legislative unit in the Ministry of Justice. From 1983 to 1985, she was a "juge d'instruction" at the Tribunal of Orléans.

Anne Carblanc has a degree in modern languages and literature and a Master's degree in Law. She is also a graduate (Promotion 1981) of the "Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature".

Vinton G. CERF

Vinton G. Cerf is senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for WorldCom. Cerf's team of architects and engineers design advanced networking frameworks including Internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.

Widely known as a "Father of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his partner, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet.

Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet.

During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related data packet and security technologies.

Vinton Cerf serves as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. He completed his term as founding chairman and continues to serve as a member of the Internet Societal Task Force and its steering group that focuses on making the Internet accessible to everyone and analysing international, national and local policies surrounding Internet use. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf has served as a member of the U.S. Presidential Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) since 1997. Cerf is a principal for the Global Internet Project (GIP), and he sits on the Board of Directors for the Endowment for Excellence in Education, Folger Shakespeare Library, Gallaudet University, the MCI WorldCom Foundation, Nuance Corporation, Avanex Corporation, CoSine Corporation, 2BNatural Corporation, B2B Video Networks, the Internet Policy Institute and the Hynomics Corporation. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum and the National Academy of Engineering.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. These include the Marconi Fellowship, Charles Stark Draper award of the National Academy of Engineering, the Alexander Graham Bell Award presented by the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, the NEC Computer and Communications Prize, the Silver Medal of the International Telecommunications Union, the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the IEEE Koji Kobayashi Award, the ACM Software and Systems Award, the ACM SIGCOMM Award, the Computer and Communications Industries Association Industry Legend Award, the Yuri Rubinsky Web Award, the Kilby Award , the Yankee Group/Interop/Network World Lifetime Achievement Award, the George R. Stibitz Award, the Werner Wolter Award, the Andrew Saks Engineering Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and the Library of Congress Bicentennial Living Legend medal.

In December, 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

In addition to his work on behalf of WorldCom and the Internet, Cerf has served as a technical advisor to production for "Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict.," He also made a special guest appearance in May 1998. Cerf has appeared on television programs NextWave with Leonard Nimoy and on World Business Review with Alexander Haig and Casper Weinberger. Cerf also holds an appointment as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet.

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA. He also holds honorary Doctorate degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; University of the Balearic Islands, Palma; Capitol College, Maryland; Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania; George Mason University, Virginia; and Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain.

Kimberley CLAMAN

Kimberley Claman is Vice President of Global Affairs for the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the leading U.S. information technology industry association. ITAA encompasses over 26,000 direct and affiliate members, from America's largest corporations to the entrepreneurs building the blockbuster IT companies of the future. The Association plays a leading role in public policy issues of concern to the IT industry including human resources, information security, telecommunications, intellectual property, and privacy.

Kimberley is also the Executive Director of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). WITSA is a consortium of 41 information technology associations representing economies around the world. WITSA is the global voice of the IT industry and is dedicated to advocating policies that advance the industry’s growth and development; facilitating international trade and investment in IT products and services; strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations through the sharing of knowledge, experience, and critical information will hold the XIII World Congress on Information Technology in Adelaide Australia in March, 2002.

Prior to joining ITAA, Kimberley was a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State in the Economic Bureau's Multilateral Trade Affairs Office. Kimberley worked with a small team to lead negotiations in the World Trade Organization, North-American Free Trade Agreement, Free Trade Area of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Kimberley received her undergraduate degree from the George Washington University and holds a masters degree in international economics from The Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.

Bertrand COUSIN

Since 1998, Bertrand Cousin has been Special Adviser to Jean-Marie Messier, Chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal, the recently merged second global group in media and communications (Universal, Canal+, Vivendi Universal Publishing, Cegetel, …) and world leader in environmental services. Vivendi Universal has earned revenues of 40 billion Euros in 2000.

After beginning his career as Senior Member of the French Council of State and then Head of the French Prime Minister’s Communications Directorate, Mr. Cousin became Chief Operating Officer of the Hersant Press Group in 1984.

In 1986, he was elected Member of the French Parliament.

In 1997 he became Chief Operating Officer of Havas, recently renamed Vivendi Universal Publishing. In 1998, he was appointed Special Adviser to Vivendi Universal’s Chairman and CEO.


Chris C. Demchak is an associate professor in the University of Arizona. Focusing on the implications of new organisational structures/capabilities given new information warfare (IW) and networked complex systems, she has published a book and a number of articles on comparative militaries and policies. A US Army Reserve officer, Demchak also has regional expertise in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and speaks five languages. Dr. Demchak is also cofounder of the Cyberspace Policy Research Group, a transnational scholarly organisation funded by the US National Science Foundation to comprehensively and empirically chart and analyse the spread of the internet into national level public agencies across the world. Currently she is studying the emerging Arab-Israeli electronic war or "e-jihad" as a natural experiment in IW applied against a society and its allies. In the next major manuscript, Dr. Demchak intends to apply the emerging organisational and policy lessons to military modernisation plans of major NATO and non-NATO nations.

Jonathan DOHERTY

Jonathan Doherty is The Chubb Corporation's Director and Asia Regional Manager for Financial Institution Products resident in Hong Kong. He has had a long career in insurance risk underwriting and in developing insurance programs to meet the needs of banking and investment clients throughout Asia and the US. Mr. Doherty graduated from Oklahoma State University, USA in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Chubb, known as Federal Insurance Company in some locations in Asia, is one of the leading insurance underwriters of financial institutions and director's and officers in the world. Chubb recently introduced its new CyberSecurity product in several Asian cities.

Maximillian DORNSEIF

27 years, is post-graduate researcher at the University of Bonn (Germany) Lawschool in the field of computer crime. He is also founder of the in Bonn located IT security consulting firm 'c0re GmbH'. Mr.Dornseif has an extensive knowledge of the so called 'computer underground' and the surrounding cyber culture. He deals with computer security and keeps contact with the German hacker scene for more than 10 years.


John Dryden has been the Head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry since January 1993. He joined the Directorate in 1987, and has held a number of other senior positions, including Head of the Science, Technology and Communications Policy Division, Head of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division, and Head of the Scientific, Technological and Industrial Indicators Division. Between 1980 and 1987, Mr. Dryden worked in the Economics and Statistics Department of the OECD. Before joining the OECD, he worked in the Cabinet Office of the U.K. government. A United Kingdom citizen, Mr. Dryden was educated at Oxford University and the University of Wales.


Born on 15/10/53 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. University degree in Economics at University of Siegen, 1979; Doctor in Economics; 1979-1985: Assistant professor at University of Siegen; 1985-1988: civil servant with the “Bremen Ministry for Economic Affairs, Technology and Foreign Trade” as Head of Unit; since 1988 civil servant with the European Commission; currently head of unit responsible for analysis and policy planning in Directorate General Information Society. Priority topics at the moment are eEurope initiative, information security, e-commerce and other information society related issues.


As Director of Electronic Commerce at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), David Fares is responsible for managing USCIB’s electronic commerce policy program and services. USCIB is the U.S. affiliate of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the International Organization of Employers.

Before joining USCIB David served as a Project Manager for the Electronics Business Connection at the New Jersey Institute of Technology; an international legal consultant at SCOR Reinsurance in Paris, France; and a staff attorney at the Franklin County, Ohio Court of Common Pleas.

David is a graduate of the European Union Today and Tomorrow Programme at the Institut, d’Etudes Politique de Paris, the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (MIA), Capital University Law School (cum laude, J.D.) and the University of Notre Dame (B.A.).


Naja Felter works as Trade and Economic Issues policy officer for Consumers International, Office for Developed and Transition Economies, in London. Consumers International supports, links and represents consumer groups and agencies world-wide and strives to promote a fairer society through defending the rights of all consumers.

Ms. Felter manages Consumers International’s projects on privacy and Internet shopping and co-ordinates the organisation’s network on e-commerce. She represents Consumers International in e-commerce and trade issues at the OECD and other fora and has recently been invited to serve on the Advisory Committee of the American Bar Association E-commerce and ADR Task Force. She also manages a research and capacity building project on trade issues in Eastern Europe and a regional network for consumer organisations on corporate social responsibility.

Previously, she worked for the Danish central government in the Ministry of Research and IT and in the National Telecommunications Agency.

Ms. Felter has a Master’s degree in law from Copenhagen University, Denmark (1995).


Peter Ferguson is Deputy Director-General of the Information Policy and Planning Branch, Industry Canada (IC) and a member of IC’s Electronic Commerce Task Force. He is responsible for co-ordinating the development of policy positions on electronic commerce related issues such as privacy and security, access, digital signatures and certification authorities.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Ferguson was a Director of the Secretariat for Canada’s Information Highway Advisory Council, responsible for developing policy recommendations for the Council addressing a variety of information highway issues.

Peter FORD

Peter Ford is the First Assistant Secretary, Information and Security Law Division of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department. The Division was formed in February, 1997 and is responsible for policy relating to privacy, freedom of information, intellectual property, legal aspects of electronic commerce and support to the Attorney’-General on national security and electronic surveillance aspects of law enforcement policy. He chairs the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy.


Keiji Furuya is the Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and an active member of the House of Representatives since 1990.

Prior to joining to the METI as the Senior Vice Minister, he was appointed Director of Communications Division, Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in 1996.

As the Chairman of Y2K Problem Working Group of LDP, he greatly contributed to a smooth transition to the new millennium without any major social disturbance. He was also assigned Chairman of Project Team of LDP for Information and Telecommunications.


In August 2001, David A. Gross was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Communications and Information Policy. In that position, Mr. Gross is the "Coordinator" for the United States Government regarding International Communications and Information matters.

Mr. Gross began his career in communications about twenty years ago. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 (BA in Economics) and receiving his law degree from Columbia University in 1979, Mr. Gross joined the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. While at the Sutherland, Asbill firm, he became a partner specializing in communications and telecommunications issues. He remained at the Sutherland, Asbill firm until 1994, when he was named Washington Counsel for AirTouch Communications. AirTouch was the world's largest wireless telecommunications company, with extensive interests in the United States, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere.

In 1999, Vodafone Plc, a very large U.K.-based wireless telecommunications company, acquired AirTouch. In 2000, Vodafone merged its U.S. wireless interests with Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation to create Verizon Wireless. At that time, Mr. Gross joined the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign as National Executive Director of Lawyers for Bush-Cheney.

For many years, Mr. Gross has been active with various bar associations, including the Federal Communications Bar Association (in which he has twice been elected to be an officer, and has often served as co-chair of various committees) and the International Bar Association (in which he has been vice-chair of the Communications Committee). He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife, Betsy Gross, and son.


Peter F. Harter, Vice President for Internet Protection and Policy, represents Securify’s global public affairs activities with governments, industry, and standards bodies. Peter also serves on the boards of several start up firms and non-profit organisations.

Prior to Securify Peter was Vice President of Global Public Policy & Standards for, Inc., a leading e-retailer in the digital music industry. Peter served as President of the Digital Media Association (DiMA) and represented EMusic in the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) standards activity.

Previously, Harter served as Global Public Policy Counsel for Netscape Communications Corporation. He was responsible for Netscape’s government affairs, and became a noted authority on international law and policy issues regarding the Internet -- such as encryption, antitrust, copyright, privacy, and governance. While at Netscape Harter was Chairman of the Technology Network’s Public Policy Committee. The Technology Network (TechNet) is the leading high technology political organisation aimed at lobbying Federal and State officials on public policy issues that cut across all sectors of the New Economy. Through TechNet Harter worked with CEOs, venture capitalists, government officials, and representatives of hundreds of industry firms.

Prior to joining Netscape, Harter helped form a government affairs group in the spirit of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF): the Internet Law and Policy Forum (ILPF). The ILPF develops open draft legal standards for a variety of Internet law and policy matters. Previously, he served as the Executive Director and General Counsel to the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN) in Cleveland, Ohio.

In its July 1998 issue, Business 2.0 called Harter one of “The 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy.” He received a J.D. from Villanova Law School, and holds a B.A. in Rhetoric & Government from Lehigh University. He resides in San Francisco and enjoys snowboarding, golf, running, and sailing.


David Herson is an independent consultant in Information and Telecommunications Security specialising in International Cryptography Policy. His Infosec career began in the UK, at CESG, where he headed the Computer Security Certification Branch shortly after its creation in the mid