Opening Speakers

Markus Terho

Markus Terho is Head of Sustainability at Nokia and has the global responsibility for managing corporate responsibility activities in the company. This includes environmental and social responsibility, Nokia’s social investment portfolio as well as disaster relief and charity donations of Nokia. In this role he drives the sustainability initiatives, integration of sustainability into Nokia strategy and targets across the company. Prior to his present position, from 2005-2012, Markus worked as Director, Sustainability in Operations, and has contributed to the development of Nokia's global sustainability strategy and activities with a particular focus on implementing leading-edge local sustainability programs. He is actively involved with industry wide co-operation and works with a range of telecom operators, NGOs, academia and national authorities around the world to expand Nokia’s sustainability co-operation and awareness. Since 2007 he has been a GeSI Board member and from 2012 onwards he has served as vice chairman of the organization. He joined Nokia in 1994 and has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

Jong-Pil Bae

Jong-Pil Bae is Vice President of Convergence Business Office, New Business Division at SK Telecom. He is responsible for SKT's new educational and healthcare ICT product initiative such as smart beam, smart robot and activity trackers. Jong-Pil worked as the Project Manager of Smart Learning Business from 2010 to 2013 contributing to the development of SKT's mobile education innovation and successfully launched the company's mobile learning solution, T Smart Learning, in cooperation with HMH. He is a board member of Happy tree plus, an NGO for orphanage. Since 1995, he has been working at SKT and has a master's degree in ICT strategy from Yonsei University and also bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering from Kyungpook National University, South Korea. 

Shabnam Shahani

As Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), Shabnam Shahani is responsible for driving growth through strategic partnerships in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her primary focus is on developing relationships with the world’s leading technology companies — including Samsung, Apple, Google, Microsoft and SK Telecom — to ensure that HMH’s market-leading digital content is available to Ministries of Education, public and private school systems and consumers across multiple geographies, platforms, channels and devices.  Shabnam joined HMH in early 2013, with extensive expertise and experience across multiple markets, including EMEA, Asia-Pacific and North America. She has a strong focus on developing markets and the democratisation of education through innovative business models. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Economics from the University of Mumbai, and is also a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Frédéric Massé

Vice president in charge Government Relations for SAP Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Frédéric Massé was previously responsible for SAP's strategy for the French public sector. After fifteen years in the French administration, he held sales positions at several international software companies for whom he developed the business applications market for the public sector. Frederic Massé has a scientist and information technology school background

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