Grand Jury 2003

Mr. Ahmed Yahia Darwish
As the senior projects manager of ITIDA, Ahmed brings with him extensive expertise in directing the delivery of enterprise-wide national projects, encompassing application development, IT infrastructure, operations and customer support. Ahmed is responsible for the management of the physical and personnel infrastructure including applications, technology deployment, network and systems management, integration testing, and the development of professional staff. Additional responsibilities include overseeing the development of corporate standards, enterprise architecture, technology evaluation, and transfer, and sponsoring the business technology planning process.
Mr. Dave Kissoondoyal
As CTO, Dave is also responsible for the Content Strategy for the online gambling and Casino Business. As President and Chairman of the Internet Society Chapter of Mauritius, he aims at raising awareness for the Internet in Mauritius and the use of creativity for contents in the culturally diverse Mauritian environment. Dave helped in drafting the Global Information Technology Readiness Report in 2001, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and Harvard University. Dave has also been the President of ‘Save the Children Mauritius’.
Mr. Charles Nduati
As the Executive Director of this Federation of 12 ICT Associations, Nduati oversees a network of everyone involved in the Kenyan ICT industry. He is the key link between the ICT industry and the government and all other stakeholders. to this, he was the head of ICT practice at the local office of Andersen Consulting (DCDM) for 4 years. Again prior to that he served as the CEO of a medium size IT Integration Company and also served as the CIO of a local bank for 5 years. Nduati is a 1988 MBA graduate in Finance in IT of St Joseph's university in USA.
Mr. Edgard Cyr K. Tougouma
Edgard Cyr K. Tougouma has been involved in the promotion and development of Internet and ICTs in Africa since 1998. A Co-founder in 1999 of the African Internet Fiesta Association, he has been serving as elected President of the association since this date. After two years of working as IT Manager for Globule Consultants (a Gabonese company in the field of enterprise communication and event organisation), Mr Tougouma co-founded SOLSI (Services On-Line & Systemes Informatiques) in August 2000. As Technical Director, he has been managing the two main activities of SOLSI: providing Internet service and Web agency activities. Mr Tougouma has also served as Gabon’s National Expert of the WSA 2003, and he was an Expert Member of the WSA 2003 Grand Jury Meeting. He graduated from the African Institute of Computer Science in 1996.
Mr. Lawrence Zikusoka
Mr. Malick Ndiaye
Malick coordinated the set up of the information system of the Senegalese Government on the Internet (portal, Website, mail, access). He is also engaged in the activities of OSIRIS (Observatory on the information system, the networks and the info highways in Senegal) with which he took part in the launching of the concept of a multimedia caravan in rural areas, but also of ISOC SENEGAL (Senegalese Chapter of Internet Society) which deals with the development of ICT and it’s appropriation by the population. He has coordinated several multimedia projects and organized a Website contest in Senegal. He is also a member of the Senegalese task force for WSIS.
Ms. Megan Knight
Megan lectures postgraduate courses in New Media and Media Technology. She also supervises research in new media issues, including the uses of new media, news technology, and online publishing and storytelling. Megan has considerable experience both as a journalist and as a web developer in South Africa and Canada. She has worked with Independent Newspapers as their Computing and Technology editor, with VWV Interactive as a project manager and programmer, and with the SABC as a webmaster. She is also involved in Highway Africa in a number of capacities, as a previous conference director, and currently in running the newsroom and the award for Innovative Use of New Media in Africa.
Mr. Alexander Felsenberg
Since 1980 different Jobs in film- und video production, production management for TV, later director for Corporate Videos and TV-Commercials. Feelance writer for TV-Programm. Author for special interest magazines on media development (Book on the Inroduction of HDTV). 1990 - director and later producer at P?tz und Partner GmbH Duesseldorf; 1993 - Corporate Devolper and Manager of the first Multimedia Department at MEDOX Medien GmbH. 1995 - Research Scientist at germans largest media research programm conducted by the German Research Society (DFG) at the University of Siegen. Assistent Professor at the University of Siegen in the media faculty; Founder and Managing Director of the German Multimedia Association (dmmv) e.V. (now renamed to: German Association for the Digital Economy (BVDW) e.V.) 1999 - Managing Director dmmv-service GmbH a Group Marketing and service development company for the Internet Serivce Companies. In 2005 appointed as Conference Director of the ICT Africa and the 3rd African PrepCom for the UN-WSIS. Since 2006 Media and Marketing Consultant.
Mr. Andreas Hadjioannou
Andreas Hadjioannou is the Managing Director of Virtual IT an ICT Solutions and Services company and the vice-president of the Cyprus IT Enterprises Association. He has received a BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA in 1984.   His career since then includes positions as a Software Engineer, Project Manager, IT Manager, Operations Director and Managing Director for local and International organizations such as NCR and Pepsi Cola International. Extensive knowledge and experience in the initiation, organization and management of multiple interrelated projects involving  Management of Information Systems, Mobility, Interoperability, infrastructure, Process, Systems Integration and Systems Re-engineering.  In addition Andreas has related experience involving innovation, research and technology in the area of e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning and e-Inclusion
Mr. Andy Carvin
Andy Carvin is one of the coordinators of the Digital Divide Network and the Digital Opportunity Channel. Andy is senior writer and moderator for the DIGITALDIVIDE listserver. He's the author of the award-winning EdWebProject.org, one of the first sites to advocate Web use in education. Andy is also moderator of WWWEDU, the Internet's oldest email forum on the web in education and SEPT11INFO which was the first discussion list created in response to the 9/11 attacks. Andy has appeared in numerous national publications, including Wired, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone. Andy was recently named by District Administration magazine as one of America's top 25 edtech advocates. Andy received similar honors from eSchoolNews.org in 1999 when they named him a member of its Impact 30 list of edtech leaders. Andy has a BS in rhetoric and an MA in Telecommunications from Northwestern University.