Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session Monday, June 5 09.00 – 10.30
eValues: Business, Government and Academia Perspective
Jože Gričar, Professor & eCenter Director
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia, & Conference Chair
Slovenia in the eRegion: Exploiting eValues for the Economy Growth
Andrej Vizjak, Minister of the Economy, Republic of Slovenia
eValues & the European Union Perspectives
Romana Jordan Cizelj, Member of the European Parliament
& Member, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
eValues: Current Status and Research Directions
Pirkko Walden, Professor
Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research, Department of Information Technologies, Åbo Akademi University, Finland & 2006 Bled eConference Research Track Chair
eValues Research Directions: European Commission Plans & Actions
Rosalie Zobel, Director, Directorate G: Components and Systems
Information Society and Media Directorate-General, European Commission
2006 Outstanding Paper Award
Roger Clarke, Principal & Visiting Fellow, Outstanding Paper Award Committee Chair
Xamax Consultancy Pty Ltd, & The Australian National University, Australia

Plenary Session Monday, June 5 11.00 – 12.30
Relevance of eRegions Development to Competitiveness and Better Life
Douglas R. Vogel, Professor/Chair of Information Systems
Department of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong, SAR, China
Issues in eConnectivity of the eSilk & eAmber Road Regions
Andrew Pinder, Director
Entrust & Group President, Government Affairs, British Telecom
& Chairman, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, United Kingdom
Challenges in Business-to-Business and business-to-Government Cross-border Connectivity
Yao-Hua Tan, Professor of Electronic Business
Information Management Group, Department of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Coordinator,
ITAIDE-Information Technology for Adoption and Intelligent Design for eGovernment, Integrated Project

Innovative Approaches to eRegions Development: Global IT Provider Perspective
Wilfried Grommen, General Manager of Business Strategy
Microsoft EMEA
Issues in eSolutions Development & Implementation in the eRegion of the Neighboring Countries
Ivan Žerko, President
SRC.SI, Systems Integration, Slovenia
European Commission Research & Action Plans for the Cross-border eRegions Development
Stephan Pascall, Advisor to Director
International Cooperation, New Member States Integration, Regional Aspects and Communications, Information Society and Media Directorate-General
Colin wolfe, Head of Unit E/4, Slovakia and Austria
Regio Directorate-General, European Commission

Plenary Session Wednesday, June 7 16.00 – 17.30
eMergence: Merging and Emerging Technologies, Processes, and Institutions
To be indicated