Members of the Jury
Bebo White (Chairman of the Jury)Departmental Associate (Emeritus), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA Bebo White is a Departmental Associate (Emeritus) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the high-energy physics and basic energy science laboratory operated by Stanford University. Prior to his retirement, he was permanent staff/faculty at SLAC from 1981 to 2005.
While his initial responsibilities at SLAC were in computational physics, in recent years Mr. White’s work has been dominated by his involvement with World Wide Web technology. He first became involved with WWW development while on sabbatical at CERN in 1989 and was instrumental in establishing the first non-European Web site at SLAC in 1991.
René FrancisEricsson, Sweden René has been in the steering commitee for Stockholm Challenge for many years through his job as Program Director at Ericsson Group Communications. This is the first year that Francis is part of the jury.
Antonio RodriguezCEO, TuMundo Inc, USA Antonio Rodriguez has been a juror in the Stockholm Challenge since 1999 and founder of various leading ICT companies. Mr. Rodriguez is CEO and founder of MeiMundi, which offers solutions to news organizations that want to create a meeting place for their local communities using social networking around citizen journalism.
Chan-Gon KimPh.D., Deputy Mayor,Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Chan-Gon Kim, Ph.D. is a Deputy Mayor at Songpa-gu in Seoul and a specialist in e-government issues.
Dr. Kim has served as a career public official for 30 years at the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and several District municipal offices in Seoul, South Korea.
He has been in charge of a variety of projects in the fields of e-government, administrative reform, urban development, and social welfare. As Deputy Mayor, he now directs 1,400 city officials at the Songpa-gu, which is the largest district with 690,000 residents in SMG, and manages diverse programs to provide quality services for citizens.
Throughout his life, he has tried to adhere to his philosophy of life – a philosophy that stresses the importance of ‘creativity’ and ‘challenge.’ Dr. Kim was the initiator of a reform drive to reinvent the SMG and make it transparent and citizen-centered.
Taking advantage of ICT, in 1999 he and his team developed the OPEN (Online Procedures Enhancement for civil applications) system which publishes all information and procedures related to civil applications on the Internet in real time. It was recognized as a model of good governance in the world, and its manual was jointly published by the SMG and the U.N., and was distributed among UN member countries in 2001.
Dr. Kim has conducted various research, including assessing e-government of 100 world large cities in 2003 and 2005, which was sponsored by the U.N. and American Society for Public Administration (ASPA).
He published many articles in journals and presented best practices in public administration at numerous national and international conferences.
He has significant knowledge on e-government, both in practice and theory. He received his Ph.D. in Public Administration (focusing on e-government) from the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, U.S.A. He previously served as an Associate Director of the E-governance Institute/National Center for Public Performance at Rutgers University-Newark.
Lars LundbergEntrepreneur, TeliaSonera, Sweden
Ian YipProfessor, UCLA Medical School, USA
Regis CabralPhD., Director, FEPRO - Funding for European Projects Dr. Regis Cabral has been a juror since the global Bangemann Challenge in 1999 Regis Cabral is an historian of science with a background in physics. For many years now he has been working at the interface between those that produce knowledge (Universities, but not only universities) and society. One dimension of this is the start up of new businesses and the generation of employment. This has led to what today is known as the Cabral-Dahab Science Parks Management Paradigm, which is ten points that help people to start or evaluate science parks and incubators.
Timothy AndersonPresident, World Computer Exchange, Canada Timothy Anderson has been a juror since the 2006 round of the Stockholm Challenge and is the founder and president of World Computer Exchange and Executive Director of World Computer Exchange - Canada.
WCE is a global educational non-profit that provides services and computers to help connect more youth in developing countries to the resources, opportunities and understanding of the Internet ~ while keeping working computers out of landfills. WCE's 700 volunteers provide our 445 Partner organisations in 64 developing countries with assistance in sustainable project planning, partnership development, fund raising, shipping logistics, technology support, digital libraries and responsible e-waste disposal ~ as well as over 26,000 donated working used computers that have helped connect 2,500 schools, libraries, orphanages and youth centres that report use by over a million youth per year.
Ken EustacePresident, Border Studies Associates Network, The Netherlands Border Studies are your disciplined inquiries focused on the borders between the personal, knowledge, our intentions, our organizational roles, our actions and our inquiries into how and what you know, why and with whom you intend to act on what you know and where and when you act accordingly. The mission is for all to be engaged in blended education and research support, mixing what we can learn directly in our own locale with the deluge of representations available in such a variety of forms from everywhere.
Ken Eustace is an ICT teacher, researcher and journalist at Charles Sturt University with a background in science, computer science and research interests in Human-computer interaction (HCI), Online communities, social networks, Web history, science & technology.
In addition to his role as President of the Border Studies Associates Network, The Netherlands, he is also a professional member of the ACM; a member of IFIP WG 3.6 Distance Education, Australian Council for Computers in Education (MACCE), Association for Adjacent Education (MAAE), Geneva and a director of the Internet Special Projects Group (ISPG).
Per LundquistPresident, Promeo, Sweden Per is the founder of Promeo Organization Consultants. He is responsible for the SLOT method in Sweden and internationally. He has extensive experience as an organizational consultant with previous experience of management in small and large businesses.
Jeffrey SoarProfessor, University of Queensland. Australia
Professor Jeffrey Soar is Joint Chair in Intelligent Domestic Healthcare Infrastructure, a Joint initiative of the University of Queensland and the University of Southern Queensland. He is the Convener of the Queensland Smart Home Initiative and Director of the Collaboration for Ageing & Aged-care Informatics Research.
Prof. Soar is a researcher in Informatics for ageing and independent living with a particular interest in barriers to adoption, benefits realisation, strategy, policy, business models and organisational change. His current projects include connected communities for care, telehealth evaluation, demonstrator smart homes, and research on the pathways to adoption and realisation of benefits.