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WITSA Global Public Policy Summit, Bermuda  

Additional Session Added

Of interest to ALL international institutions and companies will be an added session: “A Light at the end of the Tunnel?” Possible solutions to some of the privacy and security challenges encountered with outsourcing through Binding Safe Processor Rules.

 

In difficult economic times, many companies turn to outsourcing services or rely on cost effective solutions such as cloud computing to help control the bottom line. In a global context, this can lead to unanticipated problems related to security and liability issues when handling of data is passed to a third-party. Add to the mix, different international regulatory frameworks and trans-border data flows and it can be a minefield.



 

Come and be part of developing a practical global industry solution. This session hosted by the Government of Bermuda and Field Fisher Waterhouse, calls for the participation of international regulators and industry officials, to explore the creation of an international working party to develop a model for Binding Safe Processor Rules (BSPR) – see attached

 

Pre-Summit Workshop:

Incubators and Associations:  Catalysts in Building and ICT Sector - An important opportunity to address and learns means of strengthening the ICT industry in the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Latin and South American regions through the formation of incubators and associations.

 

Bermuda Jazz Festival – Added attraction



Bermuda, as well as playing host to the WITSA GPPS2009, is also host to the Bermuda Music Festival with Quincy Jones and Friends.  Come and enjoy the warm sun, pink sand and great music from October 29 -31. For Thursday Friday and Saturday nights the stars shine even brighter in Paradise.  For more details:http://www.bermudatourism.com/bermuda_music_festival.aspx or e-mails us that you are interested at info@gpps2009.bm .

Entertainment Schedule
Thursday, October 29, 2009

Featured Artists:

Erykah Badu, Wyclef Jean, and Naturally 7
Introductions by Quincy Jones


Location:

The Keep Yard at Maritime Museum - Royal Naval Dockyard

Gates Open:

6:00pm (ADT)

Show Time:

7:00pm (ADT)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Featured Artists:

Quincy Jones & Orchestra, Patti Austin, James Ingram, Kenny Rogers and Michael McDonald

Location:

The Keep Yard at Maritime Museum - Royal Naval Dockyard

Gates Open:

6:00pm (ADT)

Show Time:

7:00pm (ADT)

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Featured Artists:

Quincy Jones & Orchestra, John Legend, and Naturally 7
Program Note: This Halloween night program will feature a special presentation of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - 25 years after the best-selling album of all time (produced by Quincy Jones) was released.

Location:

The Keep Yard at Maritime Museum - Royal Naval Dockyard

Gates Open:

6:00pm (ADT)

Show Time:

7:00pm (ADT)

 

GPPS 2009 Programme Update

The WITSA Global Public Policy Summit is now nearly finalised and the programme is set, the speakers and panelists confirmed and our organisation geared up for the arrival of delegates for the Pre-Summit Workshop and the Summit proper on October 30th/31st and November 1st/2nd/3rd respectively. The conference global Advisory Committee have worked closely with the Bermuda organisers to present content that is topical, relevant and of interest to a wide audience.

 

         Do policies that promote technology infrastructures that are resilient, secure and that protect the privacy of personal data conflict with policies that encourage economic expansion?



         Can enlightened ICT policy enable your economy and economic growth?

         Will proposed Internet governance policies relating to stability, security and private sector leadership dampen economic recovery and expansion?

         Do environmental policies hamper growth and can enlightened ICT policies bridge the gap?

         Is there evidence that institutions can play a positive role in promoting ICT and expand economies or are they a thing of the past?

         Are there potential Business Technology developments on the horizon that will enhance growth?

                               

We look forward to welcoming all WITSA members and all delegates to come and actively participate in these timely and important discussions. We will be soliciting interactive feedback using the latest technology and it is anticipated that a number of declarations will be prepared as output from the summit.

 

 



WITSA GPPS2009

 

The WITSA Bermuda Global Public Policy Summit (GPPS) is THE global thought leadership event of the ICT world. This is the ONLY event where global ICT industry invites policy makers to sit down and discuss issues of mutual concern, including the what, and where to next questions.



 

WITSA represents the majority of the world’s ICT industry companies. WITSA members consist of the leading ICT associations in over 70 countries around the globe.



 

Participating in the WITSA Bermuda GPPS2009 panels will be:



Eduardo Ustaran

Partner

Field Fisher Waterhouse

Liesyl Franz

Vice President

TechAmerica

Billy Hawkes

Data Protection Commissioner

Ireland

Yurie Ito

CERT

Japan

Andy Purdy

Co-Director

International Cyber Centre, George Mason University

Markus Kummer

Executive Coordinator

Internet Governance Forum

Marilyn Cade

President

ICT Strategies

Sally Shipman Wentworth

Senior Manager for Public Policy

ISOC

Peter Dengate Thrush

Chairman, Board of Trustees

ICANN

John Higgins

Director General

Intellect, UK

Ian Birks

CEO

Australian Information Industry Association

Bernard Courtois

President & CEO

Information Technology Association of Canada

Julian David

Vice President Public Sector

IBM

Raymond Karrenbauer

EVP and CIO

Axis Capital

Graham Vickery

Head, Information Economy Group

OECD

David Olive

Chairman

WITSA Global Public Policy Group

Sarbulund Khan

Executive Coordinator

Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID)

Lee Tuthill

Senior Counselor

Trade in Services Division, WTO

Dimitri Ypsilanti

Head Information, Computer and Communications Division

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Phil Bond

COO

TechAmerica

Dr. David Belanger

Chief Scientist

AT&T Labs

Laurent Bernat

Policy Analyst

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Tim Heffernan

VP Global Government Relations

NCR Corporation

Larry Irving

VP  Global Government Relations

Hewlett Packard

Mike Nelson

Professor of Internet Studies

Georgetown University

Makoto Yokozawa

 

Centre for Knowledge Exchange & Creation, Nomura Research Institute

 

The World Bank has provided some funding to allow some emerging nations to attend what is considered to be a significant initiative, particularly as the theme is about technology as a stimulator in tough economic times.

 

During a global recession it is even more critical that industry and regulators work closely together to avoid the tendency to institute more regulation.



 

Registration is open at www.gpps2009.bm where you will also find more information about travel to the island and other more detailed information on the event as well as the Pre-Summit Workshop. We have organised a number of lower cost rooms at our host hotel the Fairmont Southampton that will be allocated on a first come basis with these lower cost registrations closing at the end of September 2009.

 

If there is any further information we can provide please contact us via the website or via WITSA at www.witsa.org.



 

We hope to see you in Bermuda in October!



 

 

REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 TO GUARANTEE YOUR ATTENDANCE AND SUMMIT HOTEL ROOM RATES


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