Sylviane Toporkoff

Doctor Sylviane Toporkoff is partner of ITEMS International - a company specialized on strategic ICT consulting, President of The GLOBAL FORUM / SHAPING THE FUTURE, a Think-tank dedicated to the Future of the Information Society and Professor at the University of Paris 8, Institute of European Studies, in France. She obtained her doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. Sylviane Toporkoff is specialized on international (Europe, USA and worldwide) research & consulting in the area of the Information Society; public policy; economic & strategic international partnerships for industrialists, operators & local authorities; marketing on issues related to e-Business; local, regional and international development through the use of ICT; e-Democracy; and telecommunications industry regulation. Dr. Toporkoff serves as expert to the UNESCO Commission of the French Republic for Education, Science and Culture, in particularly to its "Committee on Communication, New Technologies and Socio-Cultural Affairs”. Dr. Toporkoff is founder, principal organizer and president of the Global Forum / Shaping the Future think tank on ICT and the Future of the Information Society, which annually assembles international top-level managers of leading companies and organizations, cities and regions since 1992. The Global Forum - a not-for-profit initiative of Items International and the Sophia Antipolis Foundation - is dedicated to business and policy issues affecting the successful evolution of the Information Society. Sylviane Toporkoff is, among others, Member of the Scientific Committee of the Medici Framework at the Politecnico Milano, Italy; Member of the Scientific Committee of Market Management, Editions ESKA; Founder and animator of ENSA “European Education New Society Association” - an association on the future of education and work within the new paradigms of the Information Society and serves as expert to the European Commission. Ms. Toporkoff is author of various books, articles and other publications dedicated to deliver Information & Communication Technology strategies in different fields. She also gives lectures at numerous universities and regularly intervenes as speaker in front of leading industry associations and on national and international conferences and forums in France, Europe, the US, Japan and China. Sylviane Toporkoff is “Chevalier of the Legion of Honour” and obtained the medal of “Arts, Sciences and Letters “.

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