Date: Wednesday, June 20, 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Teddy Hall
New Media is invading and influencing the different aspects of human existence: society, education, politics, economics and entertainment. How do leaders of New Media envision the future from the different angles provided by their fields of expertise? Are they 'taking responsibility' for the changes they are generating? What new technologies are they preparing for us for tomorrow?
Dr. Yossi Vardi, Israel - Angel investor and hi-tech entrepreneur; former Director-General, Ministries of Development and Energy; former Chairman, Israel Chemicals; former Chairman, Israel National Oil Company; Chairman Emeritus, Jerusalem Foundation; Over 40 years of experience co-founding, leading and helping build over 70 high-tech companies; Recipient: 'Tech's Top 25, Wall Street Journal Europe, 'Best Investor Personality' Award, TechCrunch Europe; Prime Minister's Life Achievement Award for the development of the high tech industry in Israel (twice); One of the '50 persons of the Decade', Haaretz.
Mr. John Chambers, USA: Chairman and CEO, Cisco Systems Inc.; Commissioner, Broadband Commission for Digital Development; former Vice Chairman, National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) (Bush Administration). Recipient: CNN's Top 25 Most Powerful People, TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People", Clinton Global Citizen Award, U.S. State Department Top Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.
Mr. Julius Genachowski, USA: Chairman, Federal Communications Commission; former Chief of Business Operations, General Counsel, IAC/InterActiveCorp; Special Advisor, General Atlantic; Co-founder, LaunchBox Digital.
Mr. Maurice Levy, France: Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe S.A. Recipient: International Leadership Award, Anti-Defamation League.
Mr. Stephane Richard, France: Chairman and CEO, France Telecom Group; former Chief of Staff, Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment; former CEO, Veolia Transport and Deputy CEO, Environnement; former Chairman, CGIS. Recipient: Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, Officier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite.
The plenary will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, and Russian.