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Serge Abiteboul

Member of the Board

Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)

France

Hassan Aboelleil

Founder and CEO

Biobekia

Egypt

Anders Aeroe

Director, Division of Enterprises and Institutions

International Trade Centre

Switzerland

Ann Aerts

Head of Novartis Foundation

Novartis Foundation

Switzerland

Armando Aguirre Ezquerro

Partner - Founder and COO

WIWI

Mexico

Ahmad Al Hanandeh

Minister

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jordan

Iyad Al Khatib

Minister

Ministry of Communications and Technology

Syrian Arab Republic

Majed Sultan Al Mesmar

Director General

Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)

United Arab Emirates

Salim M. Al-Ozainah

Chairman and CEO

Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)

Kuwait

Ahmed Al-Saidi

Director of Manufacturing

Middle East Propulsion Company

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Saud Al-Tamimi

Governor of Communications & Information Technology Commission

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia

Muath AlRumayh

Manager of international collaboration and negotiation

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia

Amru Alamoudi

Director

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Algawish

Business Development Manager

iSchool

Egypt

Amir Algibreen

VP Regulatory Affairs

Saudi Telecom

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Alhassan

CEO

Shuttle

Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Alhumali

Mawidy

Saudi Arabia

Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy

Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

Nigeria

Mohammed Alotaibi

Deputy Governor for Radio Spectrum

Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC)

Saudi Arabia

Eugenio Androvetto Villalobos

Director, Directorate of Radiation Protection and Environmental Health

Ministerio de Salud

Costa Rica

Chantal Aubort

Inventor & CEO / Tégrégé

Ecodt Sàrl

Switzerland

Admiral Tin Aung San

Union Minister

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Myanmar

Ahmed Babalola

Platinum Easy Solution

Nigeria

Hassel Larry Bacchus

Minister of Digital Transformation (MDT)

Ministry of Digital Transformation (MDT)

Trinidad and Tobago

Uwe Baeder

Director, International Relations

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Abraham Banaddawa

Founder and CEO

Utilis Ventures

Uganda

Ivana Bartoletti

Global Data Privacy Officer

Wipro Limited

Germany

Bolor-Erdene Battsengel

Chairwoman

Communications and Information Technology Authority (CITA)

Mongolia

Stephen Bereaux

Deputy Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Pernilla Bergmark

Principal Researcher, ICT Sustainability Impacts

Ericsson

Sweden

Ali Bin Amur Bin Ali Al Shidhani

Undersecretary for Communications & Information Technology

Ministry of Transport, Communications & Information Technology

Oman

Arman Biturganov

Head of Division

Ministry of Digital Development, Innovations and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Phaedra Boinodiris

Executive Consultant, Trustworthy AI and Responsible systems

IBM

United States

Betty Bonnardel-Azzarelli

Director

AB5 Consulting

United Kingdom

Amir Bozorgzadeh

Virtuleap

Portugal

Marco Brienza

Business Developer

Calyps SA

Switzerland

Marie-Noël Bruné Drisse

Technical Officer

World Health Organization

Switzerland

Joshua Businge

Founder and CEO

FYNIXWAVE LIMITED

Uganda

Christopher Calabrese

Senior Director, Privacy and Data Policy

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Ramiro Camacho

Commissioner

Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFT)

Mexico

Marco Carugi

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Devusinh Chauhan

Minister of State

Ministry of Communications

India

Vandeth Chea

Minister

Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Cambodia (MPTC)

Cambodia

Carlos Chiatti

Entrepreneur and researcher

Tech4Care

Italy

Ifunanya Chiegboka

Director, OPay Group Business Strategy

Opay

China

Kevin Choi

CTO

KT SAT

Korea (Rep. of)

Jemin Chung

Task Force Leader, Institue of Convergence Technology

KT Corporation

Korea (Rep. of)

Janusz Cieszyński

Secretary of State, Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity

The Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Poland

Artur Coimbra

Secretary of Telecommunications

Ministry of Communications

Brazil

Serge Conesa

Founder & CEO

Immersion4 SA

Switzerland

Paul Conneally

Head of Global Communications

Livetiles

Ireland

Rodney Croft

Chair

ICNIRP

Australia

Thomas Davin

Director Office of Innovation

United Nations Children's Fund

United States

Mieke De Regt

International Affairs Advisor

BIPT Belgian Institute for Postal service and Telecommunications

Belgium

Sylvain Denoncin

President and CEO

Okeenea Digital

France

Duleep Deosthale

Founder & Vice President

Admission Table College Lens Technologies

United States

William Dew

Managing Director, APAC Markets

Zühlke Engineering AG

Switzerland

Joaquin Di Mario

CEO and Co-Founder

Ualabee

Argentina

Long Do

CEO

Vietnam Blockchain Corporation

Viet Nam

Le Dang Dung

Chairman and CEO

Viettel Group

Viet Nam

Erik Ekudden

Chief Technology Officer

Ericsson

Sweden

Hisham Elbanna

Founder and CEO

Efresh3d

Egypt

Hadeel Mohamed Elsayed Diab

Biomix

Egypt

Endre Elvestad

Founder

SignLabs AS

Norway

Tongqing Gao

Executive Vice President

China Mobile Communications Co. Ltd.

China

Marco Gercke

Director

Cybercrime Research Institute

Germany

John Giusti

Chief Regulatory Officer

GSMA

United Kingdom

Carolina Godoy

Pre-Professional Psychology Practitioner

DICTA Colombia

Colombia

David Goldman

Director of Satellite Policy

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)

United States

Dorothy Gordon

Chair, Information for all Programme

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

France

Stéphane Gorjux

Directeur, HPE Suisse Romande

HPE

Switzerland

Mats Granryd

Director General

GSMA

United Kingdom

Elora Gupta

President

Drug and Device Advisory Group

United States

Alfie Hamid

Corporate Affairs Senior Manager for Global Partnerships

Cisco Systems

South Africa

Trang Hanh Tran

Founder and CEO

KuuHo Joint Stock Company

Viet Nam

Mansoor Hanif

Executive Director, Emerging Technologie

NEOM

Saudi Arabia

Didier Helal

Senior Director, Strategic Accounts. Co-founder

ORBIWISE

Switzerland

Dafydd Henke-Reed

Senior Accessibility and Usability Consu

AbilityNet

United Kingdom

Laurie Henneborn

Research Managing Director

Accenture

United States

Ngoc Tien Hoang

THIEN PHUC HUNG SOLUTIONS COMPANY LIMITED

Viet Nam

Aarti Holla-Maini

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA/GSC)

Belgium

Kenneth Holmlund

Head of Space Systems and Utilization

World Meteorological Organization

Switzerland

Jakir Hossain Bhuiyan Masud

Expert Member on WHO Digital Health Technical Advisory Group's (DHTAG) Roster of Experts

WHO

Switzerland

Yuhong Huang

Secretary-General, GTI & Deputy General Manager

China Mobile Research Institute

China

Luke Ibbetson

Head of R&D

Vodafone Group Plc.

United Kingdom

Rasha Ibrahim

Founder and CEO

Kashati

Egypt

William Ijeh

Managing Director

Crosswings

Nigeria

Ayeong Im

Head of Sales and Marketing Group of Southeast Asia

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Korea (Rep. of)

Ekaterine Imedadze

Commissioner

Georgian National Communications Commission

Georgia

Paula Ingabire

Minister

Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Innovation

Rwanda

Ralf Irmer

Chief Innovation Architect

Vodafone GmbH

Germany

Mustafa Jabbar

Minister

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology

Bangladesh

Danielle Jacobs

Chief Executive Officer

Belgian Association of CIOs and digital technology leaders

Belgium

Bilel Jamoussi

Chief, Study Groups Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Chris Johnson

Global Head of Enterprise

Nokia Corporation

Finland

Loftur Jonasson

Chief/CNSS

International Civil Aviation Organization

Canada

Sonia Jorge

Executive Director and Director of Digital Inclusion Programs

Alliance for Affordable Internet (Web Foundation)

United States

Naria K. Santa Lucia

General Manager of Digital Inclusion and US Community Engagement

Microsoft Corporation

United States

Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo

Ag. Executive Director

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)

Uganda

Alexandra Kalinina

Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Division Head at IPification

Benefit Vantage Limited -- IPification

China

Osamu Kamimura

Vice President and Head of Spectrum Policy Office

SoftBank Corporation

Japan

Jocelyn Karakula

CTIO

Orange Middle East and Africa

Morocco

Sanjay Kaul

President, Asia Pacific & Japan

Cisco Systems

Singapore

David Kirkpatrick

Editor-in-Chief

Techonomy Media

United States

Israel Koffman

EVP and Cofounder

RunEL

Israel

Lacina Koné

Director General

Smart Africa

Rwanda

Stiepan A. Kovac

Founder & CEO

QRCrypto SA

Switzerland

Yulia Kulikova

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Astrocast SA

Switzerland

Jennifer Kwakwa-Sarpong

Business Development Officer

Developers in Vogue

Ghana

Martin Labbé

Senior officer, Trade Support Institution Development

International Trade Centre

Switzerland

Annabel Lee

Head of Digital Policy, APJ

Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Singapore

Karim Lesina

EVP Chief External Affairs Officer

Millicom International Cellular S.A.

Luxembourg

Nan Li

Deputy Director of Wireless and Terminal Technology Institute

China Mobile Research Institute

China

Minette Libom li likeng

Minister

Ministère des Postes et Télécommunications

Cameroon

St Liew

Vice President

Qualcomm Technologies

Singapore

Wayne Liko

Managing Partner

Horizant

Canada

Yu Ling Mah

Director of ICT Procurement

Government Technology Agency (GovTech)

Singapore

Iveta Lohovska

Principal Data Scientist and AI Ambassador

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Austria

Dario Maccarrone

CMO

LORIOT

Switzerland

Sofie Maddens

Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Leticia Maimann - Roland

Co-Founder and CEO

Poikilingo

Denmark

Vianna Maino

Minister

Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y de la Sociedad de la Información - MINTEL

Ecuador

Durga Malladi

SVP & GM, 5G, Mobile Broadband & Infrastructure

Qualcomm, Inc.

United States

Tahir Mammadov

Business Development Manager

Insure.az

Azerbaijan

Nguyen Manh Hung

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Viet Nam

Mario Maniewicz

Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Tania Marcos

Programme Manager

Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones e Infraestructuras Digitales

Spain

Claudia Marcusson

SC Ventures

Singapore

George Marealle

Founder and CEO

Afri-Solutions Limited

Tanzania

Pascal Marmier

Secretary General, Economy of Trust Foundation

SICPA

Switzerland

Konstantinos Masselos

President

Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

Greece

Blandine Angele Messa

Co-founder

Educlick

Cameroon

Máté Mester

Managing Partner

Mspire

Hungary

Charles Miller

CEO

Lynk Global Inc

United States

Phạm Minh Chính

Prime Minister

Government of Viet Nam

Viet Nam

Vojin Mitrović

Minister of Communications and Transport

Ministry of Communications and Transport

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Lucas Mohaswa

CEO

Reslocate

South Africa

Beatrice Mok

Marketing Director

Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd

Singapore

Maximiliano Monzon

Founder

The Fifth Wall

Germany

Tuaha Mote

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Autoridade Reguladora das Comunicações de Moçambique

Mozambique

Andreas Mueller

Chief Expert Communication Technologies for the IoT

Robert Bosch GmbH

Germany

Rashad Nabiyev

Minister

Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Adramé Ndione

Founder

VERTIS CAPITAL

Senegal

Que Nguyen Ngoc

CEO

EDMICRO Education

Viet Nam

Rois Ni Thuama

Head of Cyber Governance

Red Sift

United Kingdom

Peter Nicholson

Cofounder

Baobabooks Education Sàrl

Switzerland

Jean Confident Irene Niyizibyose

Managing Director and Tech Lead

Augmented Future

Rwanda

Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Honorary Chairperson

Alliance for Affordable Internet (Web Foundation)

United States

Adrian O'Connor

Chief Executive Officer

Benetel

Ireland

Petr Ocko

Deputy Minister for Digitalization

Ministry of Industry and Trade

Czech Republic

Oscar Ofumbi

Insure Small Small

Uganda

John Omo

Secretary General

African Telecommunications Union

Kenya

Seizo Onoe

Chief Standardization Strategy Officer of NTT CORP. and Fellow of NTT DOCOMO, INC.

NTT Corporation

Japan

Nonso Opurum

Founder

SOSO Care

Nigeria

Memiko Otsuki

Assistant Director, Global Strategy Division

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Japan

Hadja Fatimata Ouattara Sanon

Ministre

Ministère du Développement de l'Economie numérique et des Postes

Burkina Faso

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister

Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation

Ghana

Nitin Palande

Head of Sales at Partnerships APAC

Netcetera Pte Ltd

Singapore

Anthony Palmieri

Chief Business Innovation Officer

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Austria

Fiamma Panerai

Entrepreneur

swell

Spain

Christopher Patnoe

Head of Accessibility and Disability Inclusion

Google Inc.

United States

Joaquin Patron Sr

Executive Vice President

URBIT GROUP LLC

United States

Lennig Pedron

Executive Director

Trust Valley

Switzerland

Antonella Perrone

COO

Xcapit

Argentina

Vesa Perälä

CEO & Founder

Claned

Finland

Ruy Pinto

CTO

SES

Luxembourg

James H. Poisant

Secretary General

World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA)

United States

Paritosh Prajapati

Chief Executive Officer

GX India Pvt Ltd

India

Ruth Pritchard Kelly

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

OneWeb

United Kingdom

Elena Puigrefagut

Senior Project Manager, Technology & Innovation

European Broadcasting Union

Switzerland

Huynh Quang Liem

President & CEO

Vietnam Posts and Telecommunication Grou p (VNPT)

Viet Nam

Tsoinyana Rapapa

Minister of Communications, Science and Technology

Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology

Lesotho

Vaishali Rastogi

Global Head, Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Singapore

Lynette Reeves

Executive Producer

Miroma Project Factory

Australia

Ricardo Rios

Project Manager

Asociación Civil Estrategia Ciudadana NOTITEXTO

Venezuela

Jessica Rosenworcel

Acting Chairwoman

Federal Communications Commission

United States

Shergaun Roserie

Digital Youth Envoy of Generation Connect Americas Youth Group and Founder of

Orbtronics

Saint Lucia

Mikael Rylander

Nokia

Finland

Emilie Röell

Social Entrepreneur and Consultant

Doh Eain Limited

Singapore

Dumin Sahiet

Yenasys Pvt Ltd

Sri Lanka

Miro Salem

Global Head of AI and Autonomous Networks

Rakuten Mobile, Inc.

United States

Melissa Salyk-Virk

Vice President for Transnational Project

Trust Stamp Malta Ltd.

United States

Wojciech Samek

Head of Machine Learning Group

Fraunhofer HHI

Germany

Roberto Sanchez

Secretario de Estado de Telecomunicaciones e Infraestructuras Digitales

Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones e Infraestructuras Digitales

Spain

Ziqin Sang

Technical Director

China Information Communication Technologies Group

China

Badral Sanlig

Founder

Chimege Systems

Mongolia

Eleanor Sarpong

Deputy Director and Policy Lead, A4AI

World Wide Web Foundation

United States

Yuji Sasaki

Vice Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs)

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Japan

Neha Satak

Chief Executive Officer

Astrome

India

Gabriel Saunyama

Managing Partner

Chromepay

United States

Melissa Schoeb

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Nokia

Finland

Steven Schooner

Professor, George Washington University

The George Washington University

United States

Benedikt Schuppli

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

FQX AG

Switzerland

Alexander Schwarz

Vice-chair-elect, Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR)

International Maritime Organization

United Kingdom

Carina Schönenberger

Senior Marketing Manager APAC

CREALOGIX

Singapore

Oshada Senanayake

Director General

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Kulin Shah

Co-Founder

Onsurity Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

India

Masayoshi Shintani

State Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Japan

Ivo Sieber

Ambassador

Embassy of Switzerland

Viet Nam

Ayendra Silva

Sales Engineer

Asilla Vietnam

Viet Nam

Nicolás Silva Cortés

Commissioner of the Communications Session

Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC)

Colombia

Shahirah Skavenborg

Regional Director of Scientific Partners

Labster

Denmark

Daniel Hark Sohn

CEO

SCE Korea, Inc.

Korea (Rep. of)

Marwa Soudi

Cofounder

Al.Searag for Content and Innovation Services - IdeasGym

Egypt

Victor D. Sparrow

Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

United States

Danielius Stasiulis

CEO and Co-founder

BitDegree

Lithuania

Dalith Steiger

Co-Founder & Managing Director

SwissCognitive - The Global AI Hub

Switzerland

Ioana Stupariu

Executive Director

ReadyTech Consulting

Romania

Ryosuke Takahashi

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Acompany Co., Ltd.

Japan

Stephen Michael Talbot

Head of International Spectrum Policy

Office of Communications - Ofcom

United Kingdom

Phan Tam

Deputy Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)

Viet Nam

Mira Tayyiba

Secretary General

Ministry of Communications and Informatics

Indonesia

Nevine Tewfik Loutfi

Head of Research, Studies and Policies at the International Relations Division

Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)

Egypt

Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn

Minister

Ministry of Digital Economy and Society

Thailand

Chenda Thong

Chairman

Telecommunication Regulator of Cambodia (TRC)

Cambodia

Diana Tomimura

Spectrum Regulation and Policy Advisor

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Iurie Turcanu

Deputy Prime Minister for Digitization

Government of the Republic of Moldova

Moldova

Agnė Vaiciukevičiūtė

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Lithuania

Alexandre Vallet

Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Paola Vega Castillo

Minister

Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones

Costa Rica

Maria Alexandra Velez

Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs

SBA Communications

Brazil

Boviengkham Vongdara

Minister of Technology and Communications

Ministry of Technology and Communications

Lao P.D.R.

David Wang

Executive Director, President of ICT Products & Solutions

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Karma Donnen Wangdi

Minister

Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC)

Bhutan

Valarie Waswa

Digital Youth Envoy of Generation Connect Africa Youth Group and Program Director at

Village Pillars Empowerment Project (VIPEP)

Kenya

Wasit Wattanasap

SVP of Nationwide Operation and Support Department

Advanced Info Service Public Co. Ltd.

Thailand

Joanne Wilson

Deputy Director, BR

International Telecommunication Union

Switzerland

Ziyang Xu

Chief Executive Officer

ZTE Corporation

China

Jo Anne Yang

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Singapore

Zee Kin Yeong

Assistant Chief Executive (Data Innovation & Protection Group)

InfoComm Media Development Authority

Singapore

Gene Yoo

CEO

Resecurity Inc.

United States

Jean Stephane Davy Yoro

Chief Executive Officer

Wirco Technologies

Côte d'Ivoire

Ruth Yu-Owen

Co-Founder

Connected Women MettaMatch

Philippines

Mouzinho dos Santos Zacarias

DST Business Solutions

Mozambique

Gerson Zandamela

Chief Business Officer

IMali

Mozambique

Eisa Zarepour

Minister

Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MICT)

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Zheng Zhao

Deputy Director General, Bureau of Radio Regulation

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

China

Daisy Zhu

VP of Wireless Marketing

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

China

Luiz Felippe Zoghbi

Spectrum Policy Manager

GSMA

United Kingdom

Julie Zoller

Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper

Amazon

United States

Umuhany Zuhudi

General Manager

AfyaRekod

Kenya