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December 7, 2007

International Forum on Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

Filed under: ODR — Frank Fowlie @ 8:18 pm

The 6th ODR Forum has completed its discussions in Hong Hong.  My presentation for the Forum, on ODR and e-Governance, may be found at http://www.icann.org/ombudsman/speech.html

in June 2008, I will have the pleasure of acting as the Chairman of the 7th Forum, which will be held in Victoria, British Columbia.  Infomration on the Forum may be found at http://www.odrforum2008.org/.  I am very grateful to the amazing ICANN web development team for putting the information site together.


I look forward to working with the local host committee, which includes learners and faculty at Royal Roads University (www.royalroads.ca), and others.  The moderator for the Forum will be Mr. Bill Knight, former Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada.

December 4, 2007

Honour for Vanda Scartezini, ALAC Member

Filed under: general — Frank Fowlie @ 5:55 pm

Yesterday Vanda received the prize as one of “ The Most Influent Women in Brazil” ( in ICT) in its 2007 version. The prize, that recognizes the most influent women in all relevant economic area in the country, is sponsored by Gazeta Mercantil – the traditional newspaper on finance and business here, and involves the business personnel of each relevant area. Vanda, of course, was recognized for her leadership ICT.  The prize used to be sponsored by Fortune Magazine + Gazeta Mercantil. When Fortune left Brazil, a couple years ago, Gazeta Mercantil decided to follow with the tradition.      Here a picture of the gala night’s prize (winners with a small sculpture  at hands).  Vanda wins important honour

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