Rami Olwan

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Digitally Open: Innovation and Open Access Forum, 23 Oct, Doha, Qatar

ictQATAR and Creative Commons are holding a one day forum in Qatar, Doha on 23 October 2010 discussing how innovation can thrive in the digital age through sharing and openness. The event will witness also a regional meeting for Creative Commons Arab World. I will provide a detailed report about this event as I am expected to attend it.


8:45 a.m.             Registration Opens

9:30 a.m.             Welcome 
                              Dr. Hessa Al Jaber, Secretary General, ictQATAR

9:45 a.m.             What it Means to be Open 
                              Mitchell Baker, Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation

10:15 a.m.          Digital Content Rights 
                             Joichi Ito, CEO, Creative Commons

10:45 a.m.         The Open Source Revolution 
                             Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google

11:15 a.m.         Break

11:30 a.m.        The Open Cloud 
                            Michael Nelson, Visiting Professor of Internet Studies, Georgetown

12:00 p.m.         Panel: Openness in Government (moderated by Michael Nelson) 
                            Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Center for Internet & Society, India 
                            Paul Keller, Senior Project Lead of Technology and the Public Domain,
                            Marwan Marouf Mahmoud, Executive Director of ICT Industry
                            Development, ictQATAR

1:00 p.m.           Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.           Panel: Openness in Science and Technology 
                            John Wilbanks, Creative Commons, VP  for Science – Moderator
                            Shaikha Al-Jabir, Director of Marketing, Innovation and Alliance, Qtel

                            Ahmed Asha, Founder and Vice President, Savvytek 

                            Habib Haddad, Founder, Yalla Startup, Yamli.com
                            Lucio Rispo, Qatar Science and Technology Park 
3:15 p.m.           Panel: Culture, Creativity and Openness 
                            Eric Steur, Creative Commons Creative Director – Moderator

                            Abdulrahman Al-Otaiba, Web and Application Developer
                            Arend Kuster, Managing Director, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation

                            Roger Mandle, Director, Qatar Museum Authority 

4:15                    End ?



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