Global e-commerce Conference in the United Nations
|A convivial time was had by all at the special luncheon sponsored by IBM in honor of UN Ambassadors.||IBM’s Ed Harbour, discussed “E-commerce and its impact on developing nations” at IBM’s special luncheon in honor of UN Ambassadors.||Douglas A. Batt, Concord Communications, highlighted “The growth and management of the global internet infrastructure.” Ambassador Jalang’o and James Kelly, representing New York State’s Governor George E. Pataki, are in the background.|
|Michael Meehan, ComputerWorld Magazine moderated the expert panel on “E-security as an enabler in an E-commerce world.” Panelists included Douglas A. Batt, VP and General Counsel, Concord Communications; Gerry Abdella, Director, NACS, Compaq; Denis Gilhooly, Senior Advisor to the UNDP Administrator; Marilyn McMillan, CITO, New York University; Alan Simpson, President, IntelBriefing.com.||IBM’s Jocelyn Attal briefed the audience on “E-government-improving service levels through universal access and efficiency.”||Infoworld Magazine’s Martin LaMonica mediated an expert speaker’s discussion titled “Can E-security make or break global E-commerce and E-government networks.” Expert speakers included Hap Brakely, Global Industry Managing Partner, Media & Entertainment Industry Practice, Accenture; Sandra Carter, VP, WebSphere Marketing and Channel Execution, IBM; Dr. Ron Black, VP IT and Distance Learning, Dowling College, Chris Morgan, Chief, Internet Services, UNDP.|
|The “Diplomat and Chief Executive Officer Level Briefing” included Forbes’ Victoria Murphy, CIO’s Abbie Lundberg, Ambassador Jalang’o, AIT’s Mike Lackey and the U.S. Secret Service’s Bob Weaver.||Richard Mavrogeanes from VBrick address covered “Using television to create a secure environment.”||Network Associates’ Sandra England’s presentation focused on “Threats to and solutions for security and reliability of the online world.”|
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On the first day, Secret Service Agent, and Assistant Chief of the New York Cybercrime Task Force, Robert Weaver, gave his vivid account on the losses of 9/11. The huge amount of computer resources, irreplaceable documents destroyed in the fire, and collapse of the World Trade Center drove home the need for disaster planning.
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