Below you will find an overview of the speakers already
confirmed. e-ducation Without Borders has had quite
an impressive list of speakers in 2001
Terry Matthews, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, March Networks Corporation
Murray Gell-Mann, Nobel Laureate
John Davies, Vice
President, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation
David Ignatius, Columnist, Washington Post
Tim Sebastian, Award-winning former BBC foreign
correspondent, presenter of HARDtalk
Jennifer Corriero, selected by
the World Economic Forum as one of the Global Leaders
Alexander Brown, President and
CEO, CNBC Asia Pacific
Bonnie Stoufer, Vice President of
Learning, Training and Development
Bernard A. Harris Jr., Astronaut
and President & CEO of Vesalius Ventures
'Knowledge and Technology: Challenges
in the Global Context'
H.E. Nahayan Mabarak
Chancellor, Higher Colleges of
Minister of Education and Scientific Research
Kt.,OBE, P.Eng., F.I.E.E.
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and Chief Executive Officer
March Networks Corporation
Chairman, Mitel Networks
Terry Matthews is Chairman of Mitel Networks and
Chairman and CEO of March Networks Corporation,
a leading developer of interactive broadband IP
applications and delivery platforms. Prior to joining
March Networks, he served as CEO and Chairman of
Newbridge Networks Corporation, a company he founded
in 1986. Providing leadership and vision for 14
years, Terry helped Newbridge become a leader in
the worldwide data networking industry. When France-based
Alcatel acquired Newbridge in May 2000, the company
employed more than 6,500 people worldwide and recorded
FY 1999 revenue of $1.8 billion.
In 1972, before launching Newbridge, Terry co-founded
Mitel Corporation. Under his leadership, Mitel grew
quickly to become a world leader in the design and
manufacture of enterprise voice systems and products.
In 1985, British Telecom bought controlling interest
in Mitel. More than 15 years later, in February
2001, Terry purchased the company’s worldwide Communications
Systems division and the Mitel name. He is now owner
and non-executive Chairman of the newly formed Mitel
Networks Corporation, a company focused on providing
next generation IP (Internet protocol) telephony
solutions for broadband networks.
Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from
the University of Wales, Swansea and is a Fellow
of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of
the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has been awarded
honorary doctorates by several universities, including
the University of Wales, Glamorgan and Swansea,
and Carleton University in Ottawa. In 1994, he was
appointed an Officer of the Order of the British
Empire, and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2001,
he was awarded a Knighthood.
Terry is also the founder of Celtic House Venture
Partners, an early stage technology venture capital
firm with offices in Canada and the United Kingdom.
Celtic House invests in companies that specialize
in telecommunications, storage, networking and Internet
infrastructure. In addition, Terry serves on the
board of directors for a number of high technology
companies and is Chairman of Convedia Corporation,
Bridgewater Systems and DragonWave. He is majority
owner and Chairman of three hotel & golf properties:
The Brookstreet Hotel and The Marshes Golf Club
in Ottawa, Canada and The Celtic Manor Resort in
Wales, which was recently chosen as the venue for
the 2010 Ryder Cup Golf matches between teams representing
the USA and Europe.
Murray Gell-Mann was born on 15th September 1929,
in New York City. He obtained his B.Sc. at Yale
University in 1948, and his Ph.D. in 1951 at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1952 he
became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study,
during 1952-1953 he was instructor at the University
of Chicago, from 1953 to 1954 he was Assistant Professor,
in 1954 he was appointed Associate Professor for
research on dispersion relations. In this period
he developed the strangeness theory and the eightfold
way theory. In 1956 he was appointed Professor,
his research then turned more to the theory of weak
In 1959 Professor Gell-Mann was awarded the Dannie
Heineman Prize of the American Physical Society.
He is a Fellow of this society and a member of the
National Academy of Sciences.
Murray Gell-Mann was in 1955 married to J. Margaret
Dow; they have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son,
From Nobel Lectures. Physics
1963-1970, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam,
was written at the time of the award and later published
in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures.
The information is sometimes updated with an addendum
submitted by the Laureate.
President, Sales and Marketing Group
Director, Solutions Market Development Group
John E. Davies is Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Group and Director, Solutions Market Development
Group, focused on delivering enterprise business
solutions based upon Intel architecture to the market.
Davies has worked for Intel since 1978, when he
joined the company as the Reliability/QA Manager
in Intel's Magnetics Division. During his 25 years
with Intel, Davies has worked in engineering and
manufacturing, as marketing manager for automotive
products in Europe, and marketing manager for strategic
accounts. Previously, he was director of Marketing
for the Mobile Computing Group, and vice president
and marketing director for the Consumer Desktop
Products group. Most recently, John was vice president
and general manager of Intel Asia Pacific Region
where he was based in Hong Kong, and then vice president,
Prior to joining Intel, Davies worked as a postdoctoral
research fellow at IBM in the United States and
as a development engineer at Philips in the United
Davies was born in London, England, in 1950 and
received his B.S. in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in
Solid State Physics from Imperial College, London
Intel has awarded Davies two prestigious Individual
Achievement Awards for establishing Intel in the
European automotive market in 1986, and for driving
Intel's mobile computing architecture into the Japanese
market in 1992.
John has a diverse background, and an extensive
knowledge of business issues as well as advanced
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has had a distinguished and wide-ranging career in the news business, serving at various times as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist. He has written widely for magazines and published five novels.
His twice-weekly column on global politics, economics and international affairs was an instant hit after it began appearing on The Washington Post op-ed page in January 1999 and was distributed to more than 600 newspapers worldwide via the Los Angeles Times/Washington Post News Service. He continued to write weekly after becoming executive editor of the Paris-based International Herald Tribune in September 2000. When the Post sold its interest in the IHT in January 2003, Ignatius resumed writing twice a week for the op-ed page and was syndicated worldwide by The Washington Post Writers Group. His column won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary.
As executive editor of the IHT, Ignatius traveled the world and met with leaders of countries across Europe and Asia. During his journalism career, he has covered almost every Washington beat, from the Pentagon to the CIA to Capitol Hill. His reporting and his commentary draw on his network of resources to uncover and break news.
"What makes me tick is a reporter's curiosity," he says. "I'm frankly sick of opinions--most people's aren't worth listening to, anyway. I want to tell readers things they don't know, twice a week, from datelines around the world. I know my way around the corridors of power, and I want to take readers with me."
As an economist and, as he puts it, "amateur technologist," Ignatius also follows global economic trends with an eye toward providing readers with early warnings about developments that will affect their businesses and personal finances.
Prior to becoming a columnist, Ignatius was the Postīs assistant managing editor in charge of business news, a position he assumed in 1993. During his tenure, the paper significantly expanded its business coverage, and the Post was cited as one of the ĻBest in BusinessĻ among large newspapers by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 1995 and 1996.
Ignatius served as the Postīs foreign editor from 1990 to 1992, supervising the paperīs Pulitzer Prize- winning coverage of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. From 1986 to 1990, he was editor of the Postīs Outlook section, a Sunday opinion section that covers politics, economics, foreign policy and intellectual trends.
Before joining the Post in 1986, Ignatius spent 10 years as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. He covered the steel industry in Pittsburgh, then moved to Washington to cover the Justice Department, the CIA and the U.S. Senate. He transferred overseas to become the paperīs Middle East correspondent from 1980 to 1983, covering wars in Lebanon and Iraq. He returned to Washington in 1984 as the Journalīs chief diplomatic correspondent and he received the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting in 1985. Before joining the Wall Street Journal, he was an editor at The Washington Monthly.
Raised in Washington, D.C., Ignatius attended St. Albans School and Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He received a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard and studied at Kingīs College, Cambridge University, where he received a diploma in economics. He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Talk Magazine and The Washington Monthly.
Ignatius has written five novels: Agents of Innocence, published in 1987 by W.W. Norton; SIRO, published in 1991 by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux; The Bank of Fear, published in 1994 by William Morrow; A Firing Offense, published in 1997 by Random House; and The Sun King, published in 1999 by Random House. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. Tom Cruise and Paramount Productions bought film rights to his fourth novel, A Firing Offense.
Ignatius is married to Dr. Eve Ignatius and has three daughters.
former BBC foreign correspondent
The man with all the questions
BBC Hardtalk's award winning journalist, Tim Sebastian. Tim
Sebastian is an award-winning former BBC foreign
correspondent, and presenter of HARDtalk, the daily
half-hour interview programme for BBC World and BBC News
In 2001 Tim Sebastian won Britain's prestigious
Royal Television Society Interviewer of the Year award
for the second year running.
Based in Warsaw from 1979,
Tim became the BBC's Europe Correspondent in 1982.
Two years later, as the BBC's correspondent
he went to Moscow, where he stayed until 1985 before
moving to Washington, where he was based from 1986 to
1989. In 1982, Tim was awarded the British Academy of
Film and Television Arts Richard Dimbleby Award. This
award was for the most important contribution to factual
television. He was also named Television Journalist of
the Year by the Royal Television Society.
Born in London on 13th March 1952, Tim speaks
Russian and German and is the author of six novels and
two non-fiction books.
He holds a BA Honours degree in
modern languages from Oxford University.
Tim has travelled all over the world interviewing
presidents, prime ministers and kings, as well as
authors, actors and musicians - each of his guests have
their own, unique story to tell.
Jennifer Corriero is an innovator and leader, bringing tremendous insight into understanding, reaching and motivating youth. Jennifer's experience includes developing and driving youth programs related to technology, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Jennifer has been selected by the World Economic Forum as one of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow.
Jennifer co-founded TakingITGlobal, a non-profit social venture which connects and supports over 60,000 members across 200 countries to create positive change. TakingITGlobal.org is the world's premier global online community for youth interested in making a difference, receiving more than 1.4 million hits per day. TIG partners with five UN agencies, and is supported by several corporations and philanthropic foundations.
Jennifer is an Organizing Committee member for the Youth Employment Summit Campaign, and was a member of the Canadian government delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. She has a BA (Liberal Studies) with a focus on 'Business, Communications, Technology and Culture' and is currently pursing her Masters at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies. Her area of concentration is 'Youth Engagement and Capacity-Building Across Cultures'.
and CEO, CNBC Asia Pacific
A well-known name in the media industry, Alexander Brown
brings over 18 years of extensive experience from the
world of broadcasting and television to his role as President
and CEO, CNBC Asia Pacific. Charged with aggressively
managing and growing CNBC’s assets in Asia, Brown
oversees all aspects pertaining to the enhancement and
development of the CNBC brand.
CNBC Asia Pacific is a joint venture between NBC Universal,
the broadcasting unit of General Electric Company, and
Dow Jones & Company, the worldwide publisher of
The Wall Street Journal. With its headquarters in Singapore,
CNBC maintains bureaus and affiliate offices in Hong
Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Sydney, Delhi and Seoul.
As the leading business and financial news network
in the Asia Pacific region, CNBC brings to viewers in
over 25 countries unparalleled coverage of the global
and regional financial markets on a real-time basis,
24 hours a day. CNBC maintains seven dedicated networks
that serve more than 35 million households across the
Having previously spent over 12 years in Asia, Brown
has considerable experience in the region. Initially
arriving in 1992 as Managing Director of ESPN Asia where
he launched and established ESPN’s Asian operations,
Brown was appointed Managing Director of ESPN STAR Sports,
a joint venture of ESPN Inc and STAR TV, two of the
world’s largest cable and satellite broadcasters,
in 1996. Over the next four years, ESPN STAR Sports
grew to a company serving over 105 million television
subscribers in 25 countries while generating in excess
of US$100 million in revenue.
In recognition of his experience and contribution to
the industry, Brown was appointed a committee member
of the Economic Development Board of Singapore in 1999.
In 2000, Brown was also named to the board of the Sentosa
Development Corporation of Singapore, as well as the
board of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore.
Before joining CNBC, Brown was President and Chief
Operating Officer of Virtual Spectator Incorporated,
a New York-based 3D animation technology company. During
his earlier days, prior to joining ESPN, Brown served
as Television Sales Manager for NBA International Ltd
in New York, where he managed the worldwide distribution
of all television products of the National Basketball
Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history
from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.
Bonnie Stoufer, Vice President of Learning, Training
and Development, leads a virtual organization of about
500 employees located at 22 sites throughout the United
States. The new organization was formed in late June
2004 to more effectively provide consistent learning
and training services across the company, and to provide
quality learning solutions to businesses and functional
Her responsibilities include, guiding the development
and delivery of curriculum and course materials for
leadership and functional excellence programs; leading
employee development activities, including enterprise
mandatory training, the Learning Together Program and
the Boeing Education Network; and the development and
delivery of curriculum and course materials for the
engineering and operations skills and certifications
programs; and managing the operations and classes at
the Boeing Leadership Center in St. Louis.
Stoufer previously was managing director of Delta Airlines’
Learning Services organization and prior to that directed
Coca-Cola’s global education and training programs.
Before joining the world of corporate training, Stoufer,
who holds a doctorate in curriculum design, was a professor
at Kent State University in Ohio.
A. Harris Jr.
Astronaut and President & CEO of Vesalius Ventures
Bernard A. Harris Jr., Astronaut and President &
CEO of Vesalius Ventures, describes himself as a “Dreamer
… Nothing is impossible, if you believe in your
Dr. Harris has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from
the University of Houston, a Master of Medical Science
from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University
of Houston Clear Lake and a Doctorate of Medicine from
Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed
a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic,
a National Research Council Fellowship in Endocrinology
at the NASA Ames Research Center and trained as a Flight
Surgeon at the Aerospace School of Medicine, Brooks
Air Force Base. He is also a licensed private pilot
and certified scuba diver.
He holds several faculty appointments including, Associate
Professor in Internal Medicine at the University of
Texas Medical Branch and Assistant Professor at Baylor
College of Medicine. Additionally, he is the author
and co-author of numerous scientific publications.
Dr. Harris was at NASA for ten years, where he conducted
research in musculoskeletal physiology and disuse osteoporosis.
Later, as Head of the Exercise Countermeasure Project,
he conducted clinical investigations of space adaptation
and developed in-flight medical devices to extend Astronaut
stays in space. Selected into the Astronaut Corp in
January 1990, Dr. Harris was a Mission Specialist on
the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-55/Spacelab D-2 in 1993.
As Payload Commander on Space Shuttle Discovery STS-63
in 1995, the first flight of the joint Russian-American
Space Program, Dr. Harris became the first African American
to walk in space. A veteran astronaut for over fourteen
years, he has logged more than 438 hours and traveled
over 7.2 million miles in space.
He served as Vice President and Chief Scientist of SPACEHAB,
Inc., an innovative space commercialization company
where he directed the company’s space science
business. He also served as Vice President of Business
Development for Space Media, Inc., an Informatics company,
establishing an e-commerce initiative that is now part
of the United Nations’ education program.
Dr. Harris is currently President and Chief Executive
Officer of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital
accelerator for Medical Informatics and Technology (Telemedicine).
In addition, he is President of the Harris Foundation,
a non-profit organization that invests in the youth
Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards
and recognition, including the election as Fellow of
the American College of Physicians and the recipient
of the 2000 Horatio Alger Award. Dr. Harris’s
goals in life have been achieved through self-empowerment
and self-determination. He believes that education and
effort will allow anyone to meet any challenge in life,
inspiring others to reaches for the stars.