Geraldine Capdeboscq is Executive Vice President for Strategy,
Technology and Partnerships, BULL (France). While at BULL, she was
also Finance and MIS Director for the French Network (1988-91), Finance
and Strategic Partnerships Director for the Research and Development
Division (1991-94), and President of Smartcards, Terminals and
Securization (1994-97). BULL is a member organization of SFIB,
Syndicat de l'Industrie des Technologies de l'Information, which
represents the French information technology industry. SFIB is a
member of EUROBIT, the European federation of national information
Mrs. Capdeboscq received her training at the Ecole Nationale
d'Administration in France.
George Conrades is a Venture Partner with Polaris Venture Partners. He
had been Executive Vice President and President, GTE Internetworking
since the acquisition of GTE by BBN in 1997. He was also Chief
Executive Officer of BBN (1994-98). Previously, he was with IBM for
thirty-one years, including IBM United States and IBM Asia/Pacific in
Tokyo. At IBM, he was Senior Vice President and a member of IBM's
Corporate Management Board.
He is former Chairman of the Board of Ohio Wesleyan University, a
trustee of The Scripps Research Institute, a trustee of the Committee
for Economic Development, and chair of the subcommittee report on the
importance of basic research in America. Previously, he served as
director for several companies in health care, bio-pharmaceuticals and
high technology, and is a member of the board of CBS.
Mr. Conrades holds a Bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from
Ohio Wesleyan University (1961) and a M.B.A. from the University of
Greg Crew is currently Chairman of the Australian Communications
Industry Forum Ltd., Chairman of the Australian Information Technology
Engineering Centre Ltd., and a non-executive director of ERG Ltd.
(Perth) and of Silicon Wireless Ltd. (California). He was Chief
Executive Officer of Mercury Communications Ltd. (UK) (1993-95) and
Chief Operating Officer of Hongkong Telecommunications Ltd. (1991-93).
He was also Managing Director of Hongkong Telephone Co. Ltd.
(1988-91). Previously, he occupied various positions in engineering
and commercial management in Hong Kong, and in Australia with Telecom
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow
of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Crew holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from the University
of Tasmania (1959), a Master's degree in administration from Monash
University (1979), and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science
from the Open University of Hong Kong for services to
telecommunications and education in Hong Kong.
Esther Dyson is currently president of EDventure Holdings, a small but
diversified company focused on emerging information technology
worldwide. She is a member of the United States National Information
Infrastructure Advisory Council, where she co-chairs the Information
Privacy and Intellectual Property subcommittee, and a member of the
President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption. She sits on the
boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Scala, Poland Online,
ComputerLand Poland, Cygnus Solution, E-Pub Services, PRT Group,
Trustworks (Amsterdam), IBS (Moscow), iCAT, New World Publishing, and
the Global Business Network. She is on the advisory boards of Perot
Systems and the Internet capital Group, and a limited partner of the
Mayfield Software Fund.
Ms. Dyson is also on the boards and executive committees of the Santa
Fe Institute and the Institute for East-West Studies, and on the board
of the Eurasia Foundation. She is a founding member of the Russian
Software Market Association and a member of the (US) Software
Publishers Association. She serves on the advisory boards of The
Software Entrepreneurs Forum (Silicon Valley), the Poynter Institute
for Media Studies, the Russian Internet Technology Center, and the
Soros Medical Internet Project.
Previously, she was a securities analyst (New Court Securities,
1977-80; Oppenheimer & Co., 1980-82), and a reporter for Forbes
Ms. Dyson holds a Bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard
Frank Fitzsimmons is Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Dun &
Bradstreet, where he is responsible for the implementation of new
global marketing initiatives in the areas of access systems, software
and consulting partner marketing, Internet applications, electronic
markets, and value-added products. Previously, he was Senior Vice
President, Global Electronic Commerce Marketing responsible for
creating a global strategy for partnership marketing, D&B's web
strategy, as well as defining D&B's role in electronic commerce.
Mr. Fitzsimmons was Vice President, Applications Marketing (1994-96),
where he was responsible for the development of new products and new
markets for D&B-U.S. In this role, he managed "start-up" type teams to
develop strategies, products and distribution capabilities.
He was also Vice President, Finance for the Business Marketing Services
Division and Vice President, Strategic Planning for D&B Information
Services, North America. Previously, he held positions in Finance and
Planning for Amerada Hess and the international divisions of W.R. Grace
Mr. Fitzsimmons hold a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Ithaca
College and a M.B.A. degree in finance from Columbia University.
Hans Kraaijenbrink is Chairman of the Executive Board of ETNO, the
European Telecommunications Network Operators association, located in
Brussels. He is also Manager, European Policy and Regulation with
Royal KPV N.V., the Netherlands where he is responsible for European
and international regulatory strategic affairs.
Previously, he worked for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs,
responsible for information technology and the services sectors, and
for the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. He
was also a member of the management team of the Telecommunications and
Posts Directorate in the initial phase of the Dutch Telecommunications
Mr. Kraaijenbrink graduated from Delft University (1996).
Jun Murai is currently Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information,
Keio University (Japan); Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Advanced
Studies, United Nations University; Instructor at Tokyo University of
Art and Music; President of the Japan Network Information Center
(JPNIC); General Chairperson of the WIDE Project (a Japanese Internet
research consortium); Vice Chairperson of the Japanese chapter of the
Internet Society; and Vice President of the Japanese Internet
Association. He is a member of the board of the Internet Society.
Previously, he developed the Keio Science and Technology Network, and
the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET). His research has centered
on electronic observation, satellite Internet, multimedia Internet, and
mobile and ubiquitous computing.
Mr. Murai graduated from Keio University (1979), holds a Master's
degree in computer science from Keio University (1981), and a Doctorate
in computer science from Keio University (1987).
Eugenio Triana is an International Management Consultant on telecom
policy, space and satellite systems, copyright and intellectual property rights
in Madrid, Spain. He recently left the European Commission, where he was Deputy
Director General in DG XIII (1994-98), responsible for the Commission's
relations with the Information and Communications Technology user
interests (ICT Partnership), and for coordinating the Directorate
General's policy for space and satellite development. He has also been
closely involved with intellectual property and Internet related
policies. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was President of the
Licensing Executive Society (LES-Spain) from 1983-90.
Mr. Triana was Secretary General of Industrial Promotion and Technology
in the Spanish Ministry of Industry and Energy (1990-94), with
particular responsibilities for inward investment, innovation, small
and medium-sized enterprises, and research and development. He also
represented the Spanish Government in several national and
international enterprises and organizations, including the European
Previously, he held several positions in Spanish industry. He also
taught physics, engineering, and technology management in several
academic institutions (1965-83). He has been a board member of diverse
public corporations on telecommunications and energy.
Mr. Triana holds a Doctorate in industrial engineering (1963) and a
Master's degree in business administration (1964) from Madrid
LINDA S. WILSON
Linda S. Wilson is currently the seventh president of Radcliffe
College. Previously, was vice president for research at the University
She is a Trustee of the General Hospital Corporation of the
Massachusetts General Hospital and chairs its Diversity and Human
Resources Committee. She was recently elected to the Committee on
Economic Development. She is also on the Board of Directors for
Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
A charter member of the National Academy of Sciences'
Government-University- Industry Research Roundtable, she recently
served on its Task Force on the Academic Research Enterprise. She
chaired the National Research Council's Office of Scientific and
Engineering Personnel for six years. She also served on the Carnegie
Commission on Science, Technology and Government Task Force on Science,
Technology and the States.
Ms. Wilson served on the National Commission on Research and was chair
of its subcommittee on accountability. She was a member of the
Director's Advisory Council of the National Science Foundation for nine
years. As a member of the Council of the Institute of Medicine, she
chaired its Finance Committee, and served on its Committee on
Government-Industry Research Collaboration in Biomedical Research and
She is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of
Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
Ms. Wilson received a Bachelor's degree from Sophie Newcomb College,
Tulane University, and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the
University of Wisconsin. She received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane
Letters from Newcomb College, Tulane University, and an Honorary
Doctorate of Letters from the University of Maryland.