[E100 Alert] En Route to the Oman WORLD SUMMIT #2

Dear E100:

Significant things now beginning to happen as we approach our rendezvous at the World Summit in Muscat. Oman – 30th of March through the 3rd of April. With only a month to go, things are beginning to finalize plans for the E100 Roundtable, award of the 2006 Ken Practitioner of the Year, combined meeting with the Arab Knowledge Economy Association (AKEA), launch of the Declaration of Knowledge Innovation Zones, signing ceremony of the tri-volume series – Knowledge Economics, and more…

If you have not already, visited the website, I urge you to do so – www.wsie.org.

And I’ve outlined below some of the recent developments…

Press Conference  31/01/2006

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Press conference on world summit on innovation and entrepreneurship

In an effort to jumpstart innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide, the Sultanate of Oman would host a landmark gathering in early April bringing together world leaders in the business, science, education, policy and research sectors, and correspondents were told this afternoon at a Headquarters press conference.

The World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, to be held from 1 to 3 April in Muscat, will focus on strengthening innovation, entrepreneurship and scientific research, as well as promoting growth and investment in the region and in emerging markets in Asia, the Americas and Africa.

Oman, representing one of the world’s most promising emerging markets, was proud to serve as the host nation for the Summit, its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Fuad Al-Hinai, told the press.  His country, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was providing a forum for leaders from the highest levels of Government and business, along with educators and non-governmental organizations, to come together to share ideas and forge new partnerships and innovation clusters for the maximum benefit of all emerging populations.

Joining Mr. Al-Hinai were Sam Hamdan, Chairman, Global Leadership Team; Stephen DuMont, Vice-President, Global Public Sector Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.; Robert K. Lifton, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Medis Technologies, Ltd.; and Casper Sonesson, Acting Director, Division of Business Partnerships, UNDP.

For full press release

WSIE Principal Actors 

I must assume that you have already been to the website to get a sense of the scope and depth of the programs and some of the people that Sam Hamden and the Global Leadership Team are convening:

· H.E. Dr. Hassan Abdulla Fakhro, Minister of Industry & Commerce, Kingdom of Bahrain · H.E. Sharif Al Zu'bi, Minister of Industry & Trade, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan · H.E. Noel Dempsey TD, Minister for Communications, Marine & Natural Resources, Ireland · Mr. Steve DuMont, Corporate Vice President, Cisco Systems IBSG · Ms. Hind S. Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan Cyber Technologies, LLC · Dr. Jose Luis Machinea, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean · Mr. Kamel Ayadi, President, World Federation of Engineering Organizations · Mr. Tom Stewart, Editor, Harvard Business Review · Mr. Richard Watson, CEO, Global Innovation Network · H.E. Eva Biaudet, Member of Parliament of Finland · Mr. Miko Rwayitare, President and Executive Chairman, Telecel International · Mrs. Heather Boyles, Director of International Relations, Internet2 · Mr. Mohamad Saleh, Chairman, Al Aqariya TV · Dr. Mark Badger, International Government, Practice Lead, Cisco Systems IBSG · Dr. Rashid Bashshur, Director of Telemedicine, University of Michigan Health System · Mr. Jon Hall, Executive Director, Linux International · Dr. Eric Bonabeau, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, Icosystem · Mr. Nick Moon, Managing Director, ApproTec · Mr. Kenneth P. Morse, Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center · Dr. Geoffrey Oldham, Chair of Trustees, Science and Development Network · Mr. Rizwan Rahim, Chief Executive Officer, ADB Networks · Mr. Husan Dajani, Vice President and Managing Director Middle East and Africa, Oracle · Mr. Joseph Hanania, General Manager, Hewlett Packard · Mr. Ennis Rimawi, Vice Chairman and CEO, Estarta Solutions · Dr. Khaled Ismail, Senior Advisor to the Minister for Technology Development, Egypt · Mr. Jeffrey Jacob, President, Global Development, Qualcomm Incorporated · Mr. Robert Lifton, CEO, Medis Technologies · Mr. Richard Belluzzo, Chairman & CEO, Quantum Corp · Mr. Mahmoud Panjwani, General Partner, Minah Ventures · Mr. Mohammed Mujadedi, Vice President, Integrated Visions Group  · Dr. Sibusiso Sibisi, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa · M.H. Mervat Tellaway, Under Secretary General and Under Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia · Dr. Deepak Chopra, Director of Education Programs and Founder, Chopra Center · Mr. Zafar Siddiqi, Chairman & CEO, CNBC Arabiya · Mr. Michael D. White, Chairman of PepsiCo · And MANY more

The 5th International E100 Roundtable

Some of you have participated in the previous E100 Roundtables held in New York, Helsinki, Monterrey and Barcelona. This one promises to be the best yet – building bridges across disciplines, sectors and nations.

There are several who have been invited to speak on the Summit programs; and others who have already planned (or are trying) to be in attendance:

§ Dr. Piero Formica (Italy) § Dr. Eunika Mercier-Laurent (France)
§ Dr. Oliver Schwabe (Germany) § Ms. Hanne Schou-Rode (Denmark)
§ Mr. Bryan Davis (Canada) § Mr. Leif Edvinsson (Sweden)
§ Mr. Abdulla AlSubyani (Saudi Arabia) § Dr. Clint Ackerman (USA)
§ Ms. Effat El-Shooky (Egypt) § Dr. Ken Johnson (Australia)
§ Dr. Tayeb Kamali (UAE) § Dr. Edward DeBono (Ireland)
§ Mr. Chris Geary (UK) § Dr. David Wortley (UK)
§ Dr. Charles Savage (Germany) § Ms. Lynne Schneider (USA)
 § Mrs. Debra M. Amidon (USA) 

And these are only the ones I know about...

Our plan for the Roundtable is to meet together with the founding members of the Arab Knowledge Economy Association architected by E100 Abdullah AlSubyani. Check the AKEA website to get a sense of the countries represented.


The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) is by-invitation only and participation is limited.  Please register early to ensure your participation. Contact me NOW and benefit from our E100 VIP offer!

Please let me know even if you are attempting to join us…

Always in your Network,


P.S. And if you have not yet ‘signed’ the Knowledge Innovation Zone Declaration, you might want to visit it and see the others who have with their names scrolling. It will be published in Italian in IC Magazine March 1st and will be produced in Arabic for the WSIE. And other versions are in the works; sop let me know if you, too, would like to be included! 


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Stephen DuMont,
Vice-President, Cisco Systems, Inc.







































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