Agenda - World e-Parliament Conference 2009

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  3 November 2009
12:00 pm – 02:00 pm Arrival and registration of delegates
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm

Official Opening of the World e-Parliament Conference 2009

  • Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Anders B. Johnsson, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Ahmed Fathy Sorour, Speaker of the People's Assembly of Egypt and co-Chair of the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
  • Ildiko Gall Pelcz, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary and co-Chair of the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm

High-level panel
Connecting Parliaments and citizens: new technologies to foster openness, transparency and accountability

Chair: Harry Jenkins, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Australia

  • Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, Speaker of Parliament of Ghana
  • Julio César Valentín, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic
  • Maurizio Lupi, Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Member of Congress, Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Edward J. Markey, Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, U.S. House of Representatives

Open discussion

04:30 pm – 06:00 pm

High-level panel
How ICT can strengthen Parliaments in young and emerging democracies

Chair: Justin Koumba, President of the National Assembly of Congo

  • Mninwa J. Mahlangu, Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces of South Africa
  • Diana Wallis, Vice President of the European Parliament
  • Jani Makraduli, Vice President of the Assembly of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • David Price, Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership  and Chairman of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives

Open discussion

06:30 pm – 08:30 pm Welcoming reception hosted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives

 

  4 November 2009
  General sessions Specialized sessions
09:00 am – 10:45 am

ICT Strategic Planning, Management and Oversight: the complexity of the legislature environment

Chair: Marilyn B. Barua-Yap, Secretary General, House of Representatives of the Philippines

  • Anders Forsberg, Secretary General, Parliament of Sweden
  • Ian Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives of Australia
  • Mzi Mbangula, Divisional Head, Corporate Services (ICT), National Assembly of South Africa

Open discussion

Open standards for parliamentary documentation: cooperative approaches

Chair: Flavio Zeni, Chief Technical Adviser, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, UN/DESA

  • João Alberto de Oliveira Lima, Systems Analyst, Federal Senate of Brazil
  • Monica Palmirani, Associate Professor of Legal Informatics, CIRSFID, University of Bologna
  • Tom Van Engers, Professor of Legal Knowledge Management, Leibniz Center for Law, University of Amsterdam
  • Flemming Sorensen, Head of Service, Directorate for Information Technologies, Directorate General for Innovation and Technological Support, European Parliament

Open discussion

10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee break
11:15 am – 01:00 pm

How parliamentary websites can serve different purposes and users

Chair: Matilda Katopola, Secretary General, National Assembly of Malawi

  • Adelina Sá Carvalho, Secretary General, Assembly of the Republic of Portugal
  • Alessandro Palanza, Deputy Secretary General, Chamber of Deputies of Italy
  • Carlos Magno Cataldi Santoro, CIO, Senate of Brazil
  • Ellen Miller, Executive Director, Sunlight Foundation

Open discussion

Implementing XML in Parliament

Chair: Andreas Sidler, CIO, Parliament of Switzerland

  • Kirsten Gullickson, Senior Systems Analyst, and Cindy Leach, Projects Director, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Arik Fischel, Head of the IT Department, Parliament of Israel
  • Bruno Penne, IT Expert, House of Representatives of Belgium
  • Brian Keenan, ParlInfo Administrator, Publishing Section Information Access Branch, Department of Parliamentary Services, Parliament of Australia

Open discussion

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Lunch break
02:30 pm – 03:45 pm

Special event
How important are international and regional networks to support the responsibilities of Parliaments?

Chair: Hafnaoui Amrani, President, Association of Secretaries General of Parliament (ASGP) and Secretary General, Council of the Nation of Algeria

  • Mohamed Abou Zeid, Member of the Parliament of Egypt
  • Lim In Gyu, Deputy Secretary General, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
  • Piotr Nowina-Konopka, co-Director of the ECPRD and Director for Relations with National Parliaments of the European Parliament
  • William T. Pound, Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
  • Moira Fraser, Chair of the IFLA Parliamentary Library and Research Services Section and Librarian of the Parliament of New Zealand

Open discussion

03:45 pm – 04:15 pm Coffee break
04:15 pm – 06:00 pm

The use of new social media and other Internet communication tools in the parliamentary environment: lessons learned

Chair: James G. Kwanya Rege, Member of the Parliament of Kenya

  • Sérgio Sampaio de Almeida, Director General and Andréa Perna, Manager, Legislative Governance Bureau, Chamber of Deputies of Brazil
  • Patricio Alvarez Cabezas, Director of IT, Senate of Chile
  • Stephen Clark, Head of Web Communications, European Parliament

Open discussion

Security and reliability of technical infrastructures: challenges for parliaments

Chair: Javier de Andrés Blasco, Coordinator, Center for Information and Communication Technologies, Congress of Deputies, Spain

  • Lou Magnotti, Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives
  • David Addow-Quarshie, IT Director, Parliament of Ghana
  • Antonio Saad, ICT Director, National Assembly of Panama

Open discussion

06:30 pm – 08:30 pm Reception hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union

 

  5 November 2009
  General sessions Specialized sessions
09:00 am – 10:45 am

Systems for managing the lifecycle of legislative documentation

Chair: José Pedro Montero, Secretary General, House of Representatives of Uruguay

  • Innis Montgomery, Director of Technology, Parliamentary ICT, Parliament of the United Kingdom
  • Fernando Milan Zuber, IT Director, Chamber of Deputies of Mexico
  • Cecilia Matanga, Programme Officer, Africa i-Parliament Action Plan, UN/DESA

Open discussion

Technology options for recording and reporting floor and committee proceedings

Chair: Jeff Griffith, Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament

  • Robert Reeves, Deputy Clerk, US House of Representatives
  • Paulo Henrique Alves Araújo, Project Manager, Chamber of Deputies of Brazil
  • Carlo Marchetti,Information Systems Development Office, IT Department, Senate of Italy
  • Juha-Pekka Leskinen, IT Manager, and Petteri Nyman, Web Producer, Parliament of Finland

Open discussion

10:45 am – 11:15 am Coffee break
11:15 am – 01:00 pm

Chamber technologies: experiences and trends

Chair: Luc Blondeel, Secretary General, Senate of Belgium

  • Shin Hang Jin, Director, Legislative Information System Office, Assembly of the Republic of Korea
  • Oleksiy Sydorenko, Head, Computer Systems (IT) Department, Parliament of Ukraine
  • Hernán Figueroa, Director of IT, Chamber of Deputies of Chile
  • João Viegas, Director of IT, National Assembly of Portugal and ECPRD Coordinator of the ICT Working Group

Open discussion

Enhancing research services for members and committees through ICT

Chair: Marianne Gei-Khoibes, Director Library and Computer Services, National Assembly of Namibia

  • Rae Ellen Best, Librarian, US House of Representatives
  • John Pullinger, Director General and Librarian, UK Parliament
  • Alim Garga, Deputy Director, Library and Information Services, National Assembly of Cameroon
  • Santo Voeuk, Director of Library and Research Services, Senate of Cambodia
  • Raissa Teodori, Secretary, IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments and Head of the Special Collections Office, Library, Senate of Italy

Open discussion

01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Lunch break
02:30 pm – 05:30 pm

High-level panel
Promoting democracy and inter-parliamentary cooperation: a collaborative approach to institutional building through a shared framework for e-parliament

Chair: Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Presentation: The status of ICT in Parliament - Jeff Griffith, Senior Advisor, Global Centre for ICT in Parliament

Interventions

  • Anders B. Johnsson, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • James Michel, Ambassador, Counselor to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Hafnaoui Amrani, President, Association of Secretaries General of Parliament (ASGP) and Secretary General, Council of the Nation of Algeria
  • Silvana Rubino-Hallman, Specialist, Institutional Capacity of the State Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Paul Mitchell, Manager of the Development Communication Division, The World Bank

Open discussion

05:30 pm – 06:00 pm

Official closing of the World e-Parliament Conference 2009

  • Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Ahmed Fathy Sorour, Speaker of the People's Assembly of Egypt and co-Chair of the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
  • Ildiko Gall Pelcz, Deputy-Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly and co-Chair of the Board of the Global Centre for ICT in Parliament
  • Anders Johnsson, Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Lorraine Miller, Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives
06:00 pm – 08:00 pm Capitol tours
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