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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Global and Local Women Technopreneurs; Journey to Success” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 19th March 2018 at 13.15 – 14.00

Over the past two decades, there has been great debate amongst development practitioners, policy makers, development agencies and civil society for th ...

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Dr. Salma Abbasi will be Participant at World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), 19th March 2018

Dr. Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, eWWG will be participating as a Panelist at the workshop "Women in STEM as a business case for a better society ...

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The eWorldwide Group will be Organizing a Thematic Workshop “Practical Applications of ICTs Supporting Inclusion and Access to Information and Services, livelihoods for People with Disabilities” at WSIS Forum, Geneva, Switzerland on 23rd March 2018 at 11.00 am to 12.45 pm

Information Communication Technology (ICT) can play a tremendous role to provide access, information and inclusion of people with all types of disabil ...

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Advisory Board

Herr Luc Tissot

Herr Luc Tissot, Eng. ETHZ, MBA IMD has been President of Tissot Watch Company and member of the SSIH (Omega & Tissot Group) executive committee. Tissot launched the first watch made out of synthetic material, the first watch production plant outside of Switzerland, in Mexico City and later on as the introduction of the electronic watch was leading to the loss of thousand of jobs in Switzerland. He opened the doors of the medical industry to the watchmakers (pacemakers, programmable brain hydrocephalic valve, promoted now by Johnson & Johnson). He launched the Economic Promotion Program of the canton of Neuchatel to attract new foreign companies hiring manpower and qualified personnel to diversify the local industry. Along with this philosophy came the Tissot Economic Foundation, with the motto “profit for human development” to create new companies enhancing local human skills and core competencies. A worldwide network of businessmen and scientists exchanges, information on technologies and markets.

This policy led Tissot to cooperate with scientific institutions and to serve as a member of the executive committee of the Swiss Academy of Engineering and later on to be President of the World Council of Academies of Engineering (CAETS, Washington DC, USA). On the business side, apart of managing his own companies, he participated to various investment groups specialized in company start ups, in Europe and the USA, like the Alta-Berkeley Fund in London, the GIMV in Belgium, Columbine venture capital Fund in Denver, the Woodlands venture-capital Fund and the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), Woodlands near Houston. The Tissot Economic Foundation and the Tissot Network Group joined forces to promote further the network of businessmen and scientists to create new enterprises for human development. A French-Swiss network of innovative companies is now in process within the Interreg EC program.

Dr. Martin D. Denz, eHealth Expert

Dr. Martin D. Denz is President of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), Board member of Swiss eGov Association eCH and President of the Swiss Association for Telemedicine and eHealth. After Board Certifications for General Medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, he completed his education with organizational development, Master Educations in Health Information Management and eGovernance.

Holding key positions at the University Hospital of Zurich and the Swiss Medical Association, he fostered eHealth in Switzerland and thereafter assisted the Swiss Government in developing the National eHealth Strategy. Dr. Martin D. Denz also serves as an expert and advisor for eHealth at the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Bern. Being Director and Board Member of several national and international committees he is innovatively contributing in the fields of Medical Informatics, eHealth, Telemedicine and Telehealth, Business Development in eHealth, Research and Development for Online- Advice, Web-based behavioral support and Integrated HealthCare Services.

Dr. Martin D. Denz currently focuses on activities eHealth and Telehealth, Health Management, Organizational and Strategy Development, eGovernance. Within EHTEL, Dr. Martin D. Denz takes a particularly active role on the issues of sustainable telemedicine.


Gerald Michaluk

Gerald Michaluk is the founder and CEO of Marketing Management Services. This is a Glasgow based company with offices in Chicago and Houston. It is ranked as the 5th largest strategic marketing consultancy in the UK and its clients include Global 1000 players such as Compaq Computers and national giants such as Innogy plc.

Gerald is a former lecturer in marketing at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He is a contributor to Macmillan Dictionary of Marketing and various academic journals, gives seminars, presentations around the world and regularly appears in the Scottish press. Gerald is based in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is a member of the Market Research Society, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer.

Dr. Janet Momsen

Dr. Janet Momsen is Emerita Professor of Geography, University of California, Davis and Research Associate in the International Gender Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She has taught in universities in the UK, USA, Canada, and Brazil and has been a Visiting Fellow in South Africa, the Netherlands and Singapore. Her research focuses on gender and agricultural development. Dr. Momsen is founder of the International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and co-editor of the Routledge Series International Studies of Women and Place. Currently she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Associación de Geografos Espanoles, and Cuadernos de Turismo. She has held permanent positions at King’s College, London and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and visiting academic positions at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, and universities in Leeds, Calgary, Rio de Janeiro, Costa Rica, Barcelona, Groningen and Singapore.

Dr. Julie Kim

Dr. Julie Kim is a founder and CEO of BeneTellus, a consulting firm specializing in infrastructure privatization and financing. She also holds a joint position with Reason Foundation as Research Fellow where her current research focuses on the analysis of political risks associated with infrastructure privatization. She has joined Stanford University as Visiting Fellow to develop a sustainable business model for a public-private partnership (P3) infrastructure bank to support the ongoing infrastructure privatization efforts in the U.S. Dr. Kim has over 25 years of experience in large-scale infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Asia, with a special expertise in program management and P3 in transportation sector. She was Senior Researcher and Director of Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Initiative at RAND Corporation. Prior to RAND, she was a senior executive with AECOM and URS Corporation where her experience encompassed all phases of large-scale infrastructure development projects from initial planning phase through design, construction, and operations phases. Dr. Kim was also the founding Executive Director of CRGP. Dr. Kim holds B.S. in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.

Mr. Kamruddin Shams

Kam Shams is a passionate high energy entrepreneur who works at the epee-center of Healthcare, Information Technology, and Education. He has been a strategist, and innovator in the IT and health industry for more than 30 years winning numerous recognition for innovations and accomplishments. He founded The Shams Group, a transformative organization, which has served over 400 hospitals in USA, Canada and Middle East. In 2010, he took on an additional role as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the eWorldwide Group head-quartered in the United Arab Emirates. His recognition and awards include; DFW Asian Chamber of Commerce Innovator award, Tech Titan Fast 50 companies in DFW Metroplex, Top 100 US Healthcare IT Vendors, and Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies. He is personally engaged in active philanthropy, and serves as a board chair and board member to various organizations. In last 10 years Kam has been actively involved in incubators and strategic economic development for communities and cities to create innovative centers of excellence.