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Deepak BhatiaKaoru KimuraPeter L. Smith
Subhash C. BhatnagarSiou Chew KuekRandeep Sudan
David A.CieslikowskiRaymond MuhulaEric Swanson
Valerie D'CostaWilliam PrinceJiro Tominaga
Philippe DongierChristine Zhen-Wei QiangBorn Wellenius
Naomi J.HalewoodSiddhartha RajaMark D. J. Williams
Nagy K. HannaCarlo M. Rossotto 
Mohsen KhalilRajendra Singh 

Deepak Bhatia is the practice leader for sectoral and egovernment applications in the World Bank Group's Global Information and Communication Technologies (GICT) Department, and has more than 25 years of experience managing and implementing information technology services. He has held various senior positions in the World Bank, most recently as manager of the E-government Practice Unit in the Information Solutions Group (ISG). Mr. Bhatia has published and coauthored documents in the area of customs applications, using information and communication technology (ICT) to enable beneficiary verification, and measuring the impact of ICT investment in the public sector, and has been a frequent presenter on e-government topics at international conferences.He holds a bachelor's degree in electronics and telecommunication, a master's in computer applications, and a master's in business administration.


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Subhash C. Bhatnagar has been a professor of information systems at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) since 1975. During his years at IIMA, he has held the CMC Chair Professorship in Information Technology, served as dean, and was a member of the board of governors. From 2000 to 2006, he worked for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., mainstreaming the organization's e-government activities. At present, he divides his time between teaching and research at IIMA and advising various e-government institutions. Professor Bhatnagar's research is focused on ICT for development, e-government, and e-commerce. He has published 80 research papers and seven books, is the principal author of three reports on the impact of egovernment projects in India, serves on the editorial boards of seven international journals, and was chief editor of the Journal of Information Technology for Development.He is also a recipient of the Silver Core Award from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and a Fellowship Award from Computer Society of India.


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David A.Cieslikowski is a senior economist with the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank. He has been the team coordinator of the Bank's flagship statistical publication,World Development Indicators, and is the team's specialist on data related to the private sector, governance, transport, ICT, and science and technology. Along with Data
Group colleagues, he developed the original ICT at-a-glance table, and he collaborates with Bank staff on ICT-related statistical issues and the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. He has a master's degree in international relations from the University of Southern California.


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Valerie D'Costa is program manager of the World Bank's Information for Development Program (infoDev), and had a distinguished career in private legal practice and in government service prior to this position. She leads infoDev's efforts to advance the role that ICT can play in fighting poverty and empowering people. Prior to her current role, Ms. D'Costa served as director of the InternationalDivision at the InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore, the government agency charged with the development, promotion, and regulation of Singapore's ICT sector. There, she was responsible for the formulation of the Singapore government's policies on international ICT issues and bilateral relations with other countries on these issues. She holds a bachelor of laws degree from the National University of Singapore and a master of laws from University College, University of London.


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Philippe Dongier is sector manager of the World Bank Group's GICT Department. He has management responsibility for World Bank policy and operational engagements in the telecommunications and ICT sectors globally, working with more than 80 countries. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Dongier managed World Bank support to Afghanistan's reconstruction and led an initiative on strengthening the Bank's organizational effectiveness. He also played a range of leadership roles in the infrastructure and sustainable development sectors. Before joining the Bank, Mr. Dongier worked for five years with McKinsey & Company in Canada, the United States, Asia, and Europe, advising companies and governments on issues of strategy and organizational reform, including in the telecommunications and information technology (IT) industries. Earlier, he was based in Nepal for six years, where he worked for the Canadian Center for International Cooperation (CECI) in support of community infrastructure and microfinance programs. He has a master's degree in business administration from INSEAD and a bachelor's in economics from McGill University.


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Naomi J.Halewood is an operations analyst with the Policy Division of the GICT Department of the World Bank Group.Her current work focuses on ICT development projects in the East Asia and Pacific Region, and she is part of the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, for which she performs data analysis and research. Prior to joining GICT, she worked in the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank and for the Center for International Political Economy in New York. She has a master's degree in business administration and a master's in international development from American University.


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Nagy K. Hanna is an author, educator, and independent consultant on e-strategies, with more than 33 years of development experience across all geographic regions. He is also a senior scholar at the Academy for Leadership of the University of Maryland. He led the World Bank's practice in applying ICT for development and innovation as the Bank's first senior adviser on e-strategies; established the Bank's global community of practice on e-development; pioneered e-Sri Lanka, the first World Bank lending operation in support of comprehensive ICT-enabled development; and authored books on this pace-setting experience. Mr. Hanna also initiated Bank assistance in the early 1990s that helped unleash India's software revolution. He lectures and publishes extensively on e-development, strategic planning, executive education and leadership for innovation, and the knowledge economy.He holds a doctorate from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has completed an executive development program at Harvard University.


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Mohsen Khalil is joint director of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in charge of the GICT Department. Prior to this appointment, he was director of the IFC's Central Asia, Middle East, and North Africa Department. He also served IFC as chief investment officer in the Telecommunications, Transport, and Utilities Department. Before joining the World Bank and while a professor of business at the American University of Beirut,Mr. Khalil served as chief adviser to the Lebanese minister of Post and Telecommunications, board director of Lebanon's Autonomous Fund for Housing, and adviser to governments and major corporations in the Middle East. He also worked with McKinsey& Company, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Goddard Space Flight Center, and MITRE Corporation. Mr. Khalil holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, a master's in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and a bachelor's in physics from the American University of Beirut.


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Kaoru Kimura is an operations analyst with the Policy Division of the GICT Department of the World Bank Group. Her main responsibility is to provide operational support and analytical work for countries in sub-Saharan Africa and China. In addition, she has been actively involved in monitoring and evaluation activities in the ICT sector and has worked on the ICT at-a-glance tables and the Little Data Book on Information and Communication Technology series. Prior to joining GICT, Ms. Kimura was atNippon Telegraph and Telecommunication (NTT) in Japan, where she worked on marketing, business consulting, and designing communication systems for multinational corporate clients. She has a master's degree in international development studies from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan.


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Siou Chew Kuek is a consultant with the Policy Division of the GICT Department of the World Bank Group. He focuses on policy, operations, and analytical work for the Middle East and North Africa and the South Asia Regions and the e-government and IT/ITES (IT-enabled services) practices. Additionally, he contributes to the global analytical and knowledge agenda for the department. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Kuek spent about 10 years in the private sector, where he worked in a business development, consulting, and implementation capacity on IT projects for multinational corporate clients in Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in management studies from the University of London and a master's in international development from American University.


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Raymond Muhula is a consultant with the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank. As a member of the World Development Indicators team, he works on data related to the private sector, governance, education, transport, ICT, and science and technology. He holds a doctorate in political science from Howard University and a master's in public administration from the University of Texas at Tyler.


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William Prince is an information officer in the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank, where he is responsible for production and content management of electronic data products, including the online and CDROM versions of World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance. He also provides overall data quality management and specialized data support for the Data Group's clients. Prior to joining the Bank, he was a statistical consultant for British Telecom. He has a master's in business administration in decision analysis from Arizona State University.


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Christine Zhen-Wei Qiang is the coordinator of the global analytical work program in the GICT Department of the World Bank Group, where she manages the Information and Communication for Development flagship reports.Her main responsibilities include overseeing the World Bank's analytical work on ICT policies, economics, and impact analysis, as well as leading ICT operations and policy dialogue in countries in Asia. She has published over 20 journal articles, book chapters, and reports on ICT for development, economic growth, and productivity. She holds a doctorate in economics and a master's degree in computer science and engineering from Johns Hopkins University.


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Siddhartha Raja is a telecommunications policy analyst with the GICT Department of the World Bank Group. His main responsibilities include ICT sector strategy development, telecommunications policy formulation and analysis, and regulatory capacity building. He has published journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on the political economy of telecommunications, the sociology of technology, and the politics of development. Mr. Raja has a master's degree in infrastructure policy studies from Stanford University, has studied media law and policy at the University of Oxford, and is currently completing his doctorate in telecommunications policy from the University of Illinois.


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Carlo M. Rossotto is the regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Region in the GICT Policy Division of the World Bank Group.His main responsibilities include overseeing the Bank's ICT program in the Middle East and North Africa and leading ICT operations and policy dialogue with countries in this region. Before joining the Bank, he consulted extensively with telecommunications, technology, and media companies in Europe on corporate strategy, regulatory affairs, and ICT economics. Mr. Rossotto has authored several publications on ICT, particularly on the subjects of telecommunication competition and regulatory reform. He holds a master's of economics in financial and commercial regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master's degree in economics and business administration from Bocconi University.


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Rajendra Singh is a senior regulatory specialist in the Policy Division of GICT Department in the World Bank Group, where he advises countries in the South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and East Asia and Pacific Regions on telecommunications policy and regulatory issues. He also leads the analytical work on convergence in the Bank. Before joining the Bank in December 2006, Mr. Singh worked assecretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and Delhi, respectively, and a master's in business administration from the University of Delhi. He has published around 50 papers in various international journals and conferences.


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Peter L. Smith was practice leader for telecommunications policy and regulation in the World Bank Group's GICT Department until 2007. At the Bank, he worked extensively on projects involving telecommunications sector reform, market structure, regulation, and privatization's mainly in Asia but also in Africa and Latin America. He also helped to lead work on infoDev's ICT Regulation Toolkit. Prior to joining the Bank, he was senior economist with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Mr. Smith holds a master's degree in economics from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.


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Randeep Sudan is a lead ICT policy specialist with the GICT Department of the World Bank Group, where he is working on ICT projects in Africa, Europe and Central Asia, East Asia, Latin America, and South Asia. Prior to joining the Bank, he held senior government positions in India, as a member of the Indian Administrative Service.He was special secretary to the chief minister and ex officio secretary of information technology in the state of Andhra Pradesh.He has also served as chief executive of APFIRST, an organization focused on promoting investments in the ICT sector, and of AP Technology Services, a company specializing in the use of ICT in government. Mr. Sudan holds a master's degree in social policy and planning from the London School of Economics and a master's in economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also been a visiting faculty member in the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo.


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Eric Swanson is program manager in the Development Economics Data Group of the World Bank, where he leads a team responsible for producing the World Development Indicators and other statistical publications and databases. He works with the United Nations and its specialized agencies to coordinate the compilation and dissemination of statistical information for the monitoring of the Millennium Development Goals. He holds a doctorate in economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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Jiro Tominaga, a former senior information officer in the e-Government Practice Unit in the Information Solutions Group of the World Bank, has been responsible for a wide range of operational and analytical work related to the use of ICT in developing countries. His work focused primarily on ICT applications in service delivery and government administration
in the South Asia and Europe and Central Asia Regions. He is currently special assistant in the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank. He holds a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics.


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Born Wellenius is an independent consultant on telecommunications policy, regulation, and economics in developing countries. He advises the World Bank, law and consulting firms in Europe and North America, and governments and regulatory authorities. Until 1999, he was the World Bank's telecommunications adviser. His publications include five books on telecommunications and economic development, as well as book chapters, best practice notes, and technical papers on universal service, rural infrastructure financing, spectrum management, and regulatory capacity building. Before joining the Bank, he was professor of telecommunications at Universidad de Chile and currently is an adjunct professor at Michigan State University. Mr. Wellenius has a doctorate in physical sciences (telecommunications) from the University of Essex and a degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering
from Universidad de Chile.


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Mark D. J. Williams is a senior economist in the GICT Department of the World Bank Group, where he specializes in the economics and regulation of telecommunications networks. He has worked in over 30 countries, advising governments, regulators, and private companies. Recently, he has advised on market liberalization in the Middle East and on the development of core telecommunications infrastructure in Africa. He regularly publishes articles in journals and contributes to books on telecommunications, including authoring a chapter in Telecommunications Law and Regulation, a standard legal textbook on the subject. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr.Williams was an economist at Frontier Economics in London specializing in the economics of the telecommunications and postal industries. He holds a bachelor's degree in politics and economics from Oxford University and a master's in quantitative economics from the University of Warwick.


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