[E100 Alert] Welcome some NEW E100!

Dear E100:

The Network continues to grow in substance and scope...

As you might expect, we've picked up several new people en route to, during and Après the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) held last year in Muscat, Oman. We've also found others who have participated in the Inter-American Development Bank briefings and the US Science Diplomat's meetings in Washington, DC. Others are assuming new leadership roles - to be described in the next E100 Alert.

We are now in active plans for WSIE '08 soon to be announced; so stay tuned..

In addition to Dr. Tayeb Kamali, recipient of the Ken Practitioner of the Year Award, there are 10 additions to our Global Knowledge Leadership Map - http://www.entovation.com/kleadmap/index.htm. Each represents a different country and now the E100 includes 160 professionals from 62 countries! Take a look at their capabilities and aspirations to see how they dovetail with your own.

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Sabahath Ashraf

Sabahath Ashraf (Oman) is Vice President, Total Alignment LLC. Director, 'One Stop Shop', Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM). Participated in the World Summit for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SIE) in Muscat, Oman. Total Alignment is a holistic orientated change management enabler to business and government. Total Alignment's approach of results focus and holistic (People, Process and Technology) view coupled with its pre-emptive methodology "Veracity" means that TA can assist organizations to become more effective in implementing IT lead change.

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Neville Comins

Neville Comins (South Africa) has been involved with the development of The Innovation Hub since its inception in December 1999, becoming CEO of The Innovation Hub Management Company (Pty) Ltd in 2001. Dr Comins is a BSc graduate of the University of Natal and a PhD from Cambridge University, and has had an extensive career in research and research management at the CSIR. He became Director of the CSIR's Division of Materials Science and Technology and of the CSIR Management Board in 1996. His interest in the development and exploitation of technology, and in multidisciplinary projects, led to his appointment as Director of the CSIR's Integrated Projects initiative in 1998. With The Innovation Hub becoming the first full member in Africa of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), he was appointed to the International Board of the IASP from 2004, and presented the successful bid for The Innovation Hub to host the IASP World Conference in 2008 in Gauteng. Dr Comins is a member of a number of professional bodies, and a Founder member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He is also a Trustee of two SEDA incubators.

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Mike Crowe

Mike Crowe (Australia) - As Networking and Communications Manager for Desert Knowledge Australia, Mike Crowe is linking the people and businesses of inland Australia to world markets. He manages a cross-border business networks project linking up to nine desert Australian regions and building upon the Linked Business Networks Pilot Project and the Our Outback Tourism report. Prior to Australia, he worked in Alaska as a trekking leader for Raleigh International and in Darwin, Northern Territory, as the executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Youth Program.

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John Eger

John Eger, Esquire (USA) is the Lionel Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communication and Public Policy at San Diego State University, and Executive Director of the International Center for Communications. Professor Eger headed CBS Broadcast International, which he established, and was Senior VP of the CBS Broadcast Group responsible for CBS International, CBS Cable, CBS Interconnects (a cable advertising service).. Eger was Advisor to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy (OTP), and Legal Advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. John is chairman of the Smart Cities Initiative in San Diego and a member of the HASTAC Board. Eger received the highest award from the Japanese Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and serves as CEO of the California Institute for Smart Communities at SDSU, and as a Fulbright Senior Specialist on communications and economic development.

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Hazim El-Naser

Hazim El-Naser (Jordan), currently a member of the Jordanian Parliament was the former Minister of Water and Irrigation and Minister of Agriculture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan - the 3rd scarcest country in the world in water resources, and currently serving as a private sector consultant and team leader. He also was coordinator of the National Water Master Plan; the Regional Water Data Bank; and the Regional Water Supply and Demand Study sponsored by GTZ of Germany, USAID and European Union. Mr. El-Naser was Project Manager of the Disi-Mudawwara to Amman Water Conveyance System which was one of the largest water transfer projects in the Middle East. He was also Project Manager of the Qa-Disi Aquifer Study which is Jordan's main shared groundwater aquifer with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Effat El-Shooky

Effat El-Shooky (Egypt) is Executive Manager of RITSEC (Cairo, Egypt), the Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center, and the Director of the Global Campus, the Global Distance Knowledge Center, GDKC-Egypt jointly established with the World Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of International Cooperation at RITSEC, in addition to the Global Knowledge Practitioners program implemented jointly with ENTOVATION International Ltd. and EuroFocus- http://www.mastering-echange.com/KEN-RITSEC/RITSEC-Masterfile-Web.htm. She is also a member of the IT National Committee for International Affairs, Jury member and representative of Egypt in the World Summit Award, WSA-WSIS. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the African Futures (UNDP Project-Abidjan). She acts as a senior technical advisor to European Union Project for the development of the Capital Market Authority e-learning services in Egypt.

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Sam Hamdan

Sam Hamdan (Lebanon/USA) is Chairman of the Global Leadership Team, and more importantly, the architect of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) previously in Muscat, Oman, and now headed for Dubai. His offices are based in Michigan in the United States and Beirut in the Middle East. He has been instrumental in launching 'Innovation Valley' - the first in the Arab world, designed under the umbrella of Knowledge Oasis Muscat, and will strategically position Oman in the global map of emerging knowledge economies. His Declaration of Innovation is aligned with the KIZ Declaration signed at the 2006 E100 Roundtable.

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Mohammad Makhlouf

Mohammad Makhlouf is Founder and CEO of Omni Oil Technologies, (Dubai - United Arab Emirates) - the first leading edge integrated technology development, engineering and advanced manufacturing center in the Middle East for drilling tools and well completion and production tools for the oil and gas industry. He held a variety of operating and executive positions during his 15-year career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services. Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University, and a Masters in Business Administration (International Management) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston - USA where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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Pranas B. Milius

Pranas B. Milius (Lithuania) is one of the 3 architects of the Baltics Dynamics, and chairman of the Lithuania conferences, Dr. Milius is aligned with two other E100 - Dr. Janis Stabulnieks (Latvia) and Dr. Raivo Tamkivi (Estonia). Dr. Milius has over 30 years of experience in innovative processes, IPR and more than 10 years of experience in stimulation and monitoring of innovations at industrial level and technology transfer facilitation services amongst research and industry. P. B. Milius is an expert for Research and Innovation programme of 6th Framework programme in Lithuania appointed by Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, a member of Committee for Industrial Development Strategy which is co-ordinated by Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, managing director of KTC, member of SPICE (Science Parks and Innovation Centres Experts) group international association, former president of BASTIC (Baltic Association of Science / Technology Parks and Innovation Centres), initiator of development of business incubation services in Lithuania.

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Sabri Saidam

Sabri Saidam (Palestine) founder of Birzeit Innovation Group (BIG), is the former Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MOTIT), member of the Social Science Research Council's Civil Society and ICT group; served as Executive Director, UNDP funded Institute for Development Studies (IDS) - the first Arab development-related digital library was established and awarded the prestigious Pan-Arab Web Award. Educated at Oxford University and Imperial College of Science, Major projects included: Palestine Technology Park, Centre of Excellence (Birzeit University), Cisco academies, Palestine e-gov initiative, Palestine Education Initiative (e-learning), Palestine Electronic Academic Network, Mediterranean Virtual University (Palestine branch), Palestine Digital Library, PC4ALL, Palestine Telecom Regulatory Authority - (PTRA), Falastinyia (Empowering Palestinian economy via enhancing the role ICT female graduates in the ICT market).

Please join me in welcoming these talented people to the ENTOVATION Network!


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