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The topic of the distinguished experts panel will be "Managing the Next Wave of Information and Communications Technologies".

Joe Betser
is a Senior Project Leader for Strategic Planning, Knowledge Management, and Business Development with the Aerospace Corporation. Joe Coordinates strategic and developmental planning support to the Chief Scientist of the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, in order to enhance our collaboration projects, and successfully transition science and technology results into Space capabilities. Dr Betser joined Aerospace in 1991, established the network management laboratory, and served as a DARPA principal investigator in the fields of networking, cyber, fractionated space architectures, and manned on-orbit servicing (NASA/DARPA). He received multiple commendations including the GPS Program Recognition Award, and awards for serving as a Program Chair and General Co-Chair of the Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW). Dr. Betser served as the Vendor Program Chair of the IFIP/IEEE IM 1993 in San Francisco, recruiting 39 company sponsors and leading five networked technology centers demonstrating SNMPv2, OSI, RMON, OMNI-Point, & Applications. Joe was commended repeatedly for spearheading university outreach activities, and also received international citations from the IEEE and IFIP for leading global activities. Joe serves on multiple boards, and chairs the Engineering Visitors Committee at Harvey Mudd College. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science, and an executive MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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David Lassner is the founding Vice President for IT and Chief Information Officer for the University of Hawaii, Hawaii’s statewide system of public higher education comprised of 10 campuses and 7 education centers serving over 60,000 students on 6 islands. David is also a member of the University’s Graduate Faculty and has taught both online and in-person in Computer Science, Communications, Business, and Education.
David has played an active leadership role in a variety of local, national and international ICT organizations. He chaired Hawaii’s Broadband Task Force and served on the boards of Hawaii’s High Technology Development Corporation and the Hawai‘i Public Broadcasting Authority, Hawaii’s PBS affiliate. And he has served on or chaired the boards of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, Internet2, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and EDUCAUSE.
David led successful U.S. Department of Commerce proposals that are connecting all public schools, libraries, colleges and universities in Hawaii with fiber and will deploy almost 700 new public computers in libraries and community colleges around the State. He has also received three recent awards from the National Science Foundation focused on intra-state, national and international research networking. David is Principal Investigator for the Maui High Performance Computing Center and co-PI for the Pacific Disaster Center, both for the Department of Defense.
David holds AB and MS degrees from the University of Illinois in economics and computer science respectively, and a Ph.D in communication & information sciences from the University of Hawaii. He has been recognized by WCET with the Richard Jonsen Award, by Internet2 with the Richard Rose Award, and as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Hawaii.
Morris Sloman FREng, FIEEE, FIET, FBCS, obtained his BSc (Eng) in Electronic Engineering from University of Cape Town, South Africa and a PhD in Computing from University of Essex, U.K. He is Dean of Engineering at Imperial College London and is Deputy Head of Department of Computing. He has managed many research projects funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), European Union, UK Ministry of Defence and US Army as well as various industries on management, security and privacy related to distributed and mobile pervasive systems. Prof. Sloman is best known for his work on Policy-Based Management, and has published more than 170 Journal and international conference papers.

He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management and a member of the editorial boards of the Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management and Wiley International Journal of Network Management. See for more details andselected publications.
Dave Belanger is responsible for identifying pre-product technology important to the future of AT&T, evaluating technology, building alignment within AT&T on technology directions, and serving as AT&T liaison to external technical communities, specifically universities, government agencies, and industry laboratories.

His particular focus is in leading research in large-scale and real-time information mining related to operations of a (communications) service business; interactive, information visualization; scalable, reliable software systems; and new, information-based, communications services. It is also responsible for delivery and operations of very large-scale (e.g. >300TB), near real-time service management capabilities to AT&T and its customers. Dave joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1979 working in the area of database support for economic analysis for product lifecycles, later researching large-scale data and information systems, and program generation for data manipulation systems. He has subsequently led research efforts in software systems and engineering, and information mining, and visualization.
Latif Ladid holds the following positions: President, IPv6 FORUM, Chair, European IPv6 Task Force , Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society , Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program and Board Member World Summit Award .

Latif Ladid is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg “Security & Trust” (SnT) on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT,  - First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT, Euro6IX, ; Eurov6, ; NGNi, ; Project initiator of SEINIT, and SecurIST, .

Latif initiated the new EU project u-2010 to research Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management,, re-launched the Public Safety Communication Forum, , supported the new IPv6++ EU Research Project called EFIPSANS, and the new safety & Security Project using IPv6 called Secricom, and co-initiated the new EU Coordination of the European Future Internet Forum for member States called ceFIMS to start soon.

Latif is also a Member of 3GPP PCG (, 3GPP2 PCG (, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET ( ), Member of UN Strategy Council, member of IEC Executive Committee, Board member of AW2I, Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States, representing Luxembourg: .

Toshitaka Tsuda received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1970, 1972 and 1975, respectively. He joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1975, where he was engaged in R&D of digital signal processing, DSP LSI development, video coding and MPEG
standardization, ISDN subscriber loop transmission system, optical transmission system, packet switch network, and micro processor architecture and LSI development. From 1978 to 1979, he was with the University of California, Berkeley, as a research associate. Currently, he is a Senior Vice President, Member of the Board of Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd with responsibility on R&D strategy, and Chairman of Fujitsu Laboratories of America Ltd. He is a Fellow member of IEEE and IEICE (Institute of Electrical, Information, and Communication Engineers, Japan), and the president-elect of IEICE

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