Syed Munir Khasru
Chairman, Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG)
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Pisa. Member of the main international conferences on data mining and an associate editor of the journal Knowledge and Information Systems. He has been granted a Google Research Award (2009) for his research on privacy-preserving data mining and anonymity-preserving data publishing.
Graduated in Computer Science from the University of Pisa. Member of ISTI-CNR and of the Knowledge Discovery and Delivery Laboratory. His research interests include Data mining and Spatio-Temporal data analysis, Artificial intelligence, and Automatic Reasoning.
Former Chief Editor of the United Nations Flagship publication E-Government Survey and coordinator of the UN eGovernment Survey task force.
Served as the Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20/G7/APEC in the OECD. Former Director of the OECD Office in Mexico and Latin America and a member of the Mexican foreign service.
Former Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG), member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG). He served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM.
Award-winning veteran journalist and technology writer covering media in all its forms as well as web culture and related issues. Former reporter at Globe and Mail newspaper in Toronto, and was also the paper’s first online Communities Editor
Journalist, former President of RAI and former Vice President of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), member of the Board of Re-Imagine Europa
Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, he was the Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition (2019-2019)
A free software programmer, who has been described as one of the “ten greats of Taiwanese computing personalities”.