G. Russell Pipe

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"G. RUSSELL PIPE, Treasurer and Managing Director, Cyber Century Forum is widely recognized as one of the first international experts on trans-border data flow. As editor of I-Ways and Trans-border Data Reports he provided the first substantive digests for policymakers, industry and academics dealing with the fast evolving electronically based services industries. He has served as an advisor to the UN, ITU, OECD and other multi-lateral organizations and NGOs on major policy and regulatory matters relating to telecommunications and information technology and services. In 2002 he authored the research report on Mobile E-Commerce which was featured in the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) UN 2002 E-Commerce Development Report. On behalf of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity supported by grants from the World Bank, Mr. Pipe prepared a comprehensive research guide on telecommunications trade issues, emphasizing developing country involvement in the WTO Doha Round. In 1995 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC) and served on behalf of Cyber Century Forum as Managing Director of the Center for Information Infrastructure and Economic Development under the auspices of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Early in his career he worked for the U.S. Congress." [1]

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  1. Leadership, Cyber Century Forum, accessed January 17, 2011.