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!

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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A Weather Forecast on Cloud

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Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium

Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium

Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium on eIdentity and eAuthentification as they relate to Cloud services.

Says Mr. van Zuuren, Cloud is not just another outsourcing initiative. Specific points to consider include:

  • Data control and ownership
  • Data backup, retention and disposal
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Legal compliance
  • Assurance of Clients on the protection and controls
  • Scalability
  • Security and encryption
  • User management and access control
  • Audit and monitoring

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.

Interview with Aritomi Kan’ichiro

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

Ball State in Indiana Offers Intense MS-CIS, Requires Blogging

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Dr. Jay Gillette, Professor of Information and Communications Sciences at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, stopped by ActiveMedia‘s desk on Tuesday to share a unique degree program relevant to many Global Forum attendees.

According to Dr. Gillette, a Master of Science in Information and Communication Sciences is a unique and intense degree program where students complete  38 graduate credits in 11 months straight.

All students are required to blog and there are more than 60 active blogs, making the Ball State program program the most prolific bloggers in information systems education in the U.S. Check them out at: Follow the Ball State University Center for Information & Comm. Sciences on Facebook or on Twitter @bsucics.

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