Global Forum 2012: Stockholm, Sweden November 12 &13

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Organizations and People in an Interconnected World

Monday, November 12th & Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


Items International and VINNOVA along with the Foundation Sophia-Antipolis are organizing the 21st Global Forum 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden

The GLOBAL FORUM is as an independent high profile international think tank event dedicated to Business and Policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Information Society.

The Global Forum brings together industry leaders, senior policy-makers from national, regional and local governments, civil society leaders, European & International companies, institutions & organizations, European Commission delegates as well as academic specialists.

Since its inception, the Global Forum is pulling together each year, more than 300 diverse and talented experts from more than 30 countries from all continents.

The Global Forum fosters new international initiatives, help the creation of public/ private partnerships and contribute to the dissemination of information on ICT crucial issues shaping a sustainable Digital World.


Organizations and People in an Interconnected World

Key challenging topics to be debated

–       Vision For A Smart Future

–       Towards Smart Networks

–       New Usages: what requirements for Privacy & Security?

–       Smarter Governments

–       Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities

–       Smart Grids: The New Coopetition Field

–       Open Innovation

–       Medias & Usages

–       eHealth and Cloud Computing

–       Developing Women Talents

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Global Forum 2011 Wraps Another Successful Year

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Thank you to everyone who made Global Forum 2011 in Brussels, Belgium such a success. All conference presentations can be found on the blog: Day 1 and Day 2.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next year in Stockholm!

Bror Salmelin, on Digital Vision and European competition to USA

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Bror Salmelin, Adviser to the Director ICT addressing Societal Challenges, DG INFSO, European Commission: on Digital Vision and European competition to USA

Elena Bonfiglioli, Microsoft, at the Global Forum in Brussels, Belgium on Women and Innovation

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William Shuffstall of Penn State on Helping Rural Communities Get Connected

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Ali Kone, Co-Founder, Coders4Africa, on Funding

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Video: Angela Russo, CONSIP S.p.A, Italy

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Watch Angela Russo, CONSIP S.p.A, Italy, Moderator of the popular e-Procurement afternoon session.

World Bank’s Samia Melhem on Global e-Procurement

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Watch an impromptu interview with Samia Melhem, Sr. Operations Officer of Global ICT at the World Bank at the Global Forum 2011 in Brussels, Belgium.

Jim C. Williams, President and founder, media strategies and solutions on personal data security

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Interview with Aritomi Kan’ichiro

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Watch: Interview with Aritomi Kan’ichiro, Vice Chairman and Member of the Board, KDDI Japan

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