North america and oceania

CEO and founder
design100

 

Mark Bergin is the CEO and founder of design100, a series of market centric awards programs, including the Mobile App Design Awards. Following the success of the Australian Mobile Awards launched in 2009, this year sees the introduction of the UK, US and Asia Mobile App Design Awards. A key premise of the awards is to celebrate courage and provide recognition of those who are defining tomorrow.

Mark is actively involved in the mobile industry, working collaboratively with industry groups, developers and commissioners to encourage and promote innovation and design excellence.

When Mark is not advocating or celebrating design, he works as an adviser to projects on the client side, providing expert input on how to structure projects, develop creative ideas and engage the best of market suppliers to deliver exceptional project outcomes. 

At the heart of Mark’s work is a focus on experience design. Always with one simple question - are we making something that is Made for People?

Lecturer for Interactive Media
Massey university in Wellington, New Zealand

Tristan began his career in web design in 15 years ago. Since then he's worked on a diverse range of digital campaigns, spent six years in academia, and has more recently been involved in various Cape Town based tech startups. He holds bachelors in graphic design and will shortly be completing his Masters degree in Information Technology. He currently lectures interactive media at Massey university in Wellington, New Zealand.

Director
CFC Media Lab

Ana is the founding Director of CFC Media Lab, a world-renowned new media research, training and production think tank environment created in 1997 at the Canadian Film Centre (CFC).  As director of CFC Media Lab, she provides strategic and creative leadership for all of the Centre’s new media initiatives, including the development and production of a diverse range of critically acclaimed interactive narrative projects. In 2000, Ana produced Canada’s first user-generated personal storytelling project – the Great Canadian Story Engine, which has since influenced the development of other large-scale digital storytelling projects around the world. A three-time Canadian New Media Award-winner, including Visionary of the Year, Ana most recently produced Late Fragment, North America’s first interactive dramatic feature film which premiered in September 2007 at the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  Ana is a lead advisor in the digital media practice at MarS and is active on the boards of Artscape, Kapisanan, and several start-up companies focused on interactive entertainment. She adjudicates awards for the Webby, CNMA, and others, and frequently speaks at new media and film festivals throughout the world about the future of storytelling and entertainment.

CEO & Co-Founder
U-TOUR

Rodolfo Laddaga, or "Rudy", was born 1972 in Mexico City. From childhood on, he showed interest for film and computers. At the age of 13 years he finished a technical course as Programmer and Systems Analyst, since then the technology has been part of his professional life. He graduated with honours from the Technológico de Monterrey with a Bachelor in Communication Sciences and later started a master’s degree at New York University (NYU) in the Interactive Telecommunications Program. In 2000, he partnered with Alejandro Machorro to found Media Innovations, the first Digital Signage Company in Latin America. In 2007, he and Alejandro founded U-TOUR to develop multimedia guided tours. The company was awarded with the 2009 WSA in the e-Culture category and the 2009 Dell American Express Small Business Award for the most innovative company. Rudy recently became WSA Board Member.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.

Founder
Pasifika NEXUS

Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro is the Founder of Pasifika NEXUS. A lawyer by profession, her interests span across diverse areas regarding social and national transformation through empowering communities through the use of Information Communication and Technology.

She has also served in previous positions as co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) the oldest civil society organization formed since before the creation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). She has also served within ICANN’s At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where she represented the Asian Australasian Pacific Regional At Large Organisation comprising of Accredited At Large Structures like the South Pacific Computer Society. She is the new President of the South Pacific Computer Society.

In 2011, she was the inaugural Chair of the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group under the Ministry of Defense and facilitated National Cyber Security Workshops involving stakeholders from all over the country. She now acts in an advisory capacity to the Fiji Cyber Security Working Group and is Chair of the Legal Sub-Committee tasked with developing the Cyber Security National Strategy, Policy and related laws.

She has been a past Fellow with the International Bar Association (IBA). She has presented in numerous forums and avenues including the International Bar Association, New South Wales Bar Association, Hawaiian State Bar Association, Internet Governance Forums, Asian Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum, APNIC, ICANN, Pacific Science-Inter Congress etc. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State having been a Fellow at the American Bar Association, in Washington DC.

Ms Tamanikaiwaimaro is a member of the Global Advisory Council of BrightPath Foundation and organization dedicated to empowering communities through ICT. She is a member of Global Leadership Interlink (GLI) and has been a member of Fiji Red Cross since 1993.

She is currently concluding a research project involving the Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue and Cook Islands in the area of Cyber Security.