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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Roger J. Cochetti

Program Director, Internet Policy & Business Planning
IBM Corporation

Roger Cochetti is Program Director, Internet Policy & Business Planning for IBM Corporation. In this position he coordinates IBM's efforts to ensure that government policies and regulations worldwide are supportive of electronic business and the Internet. Prior to assuming this position he was Program Director, Business Development of IBM Personal Communications Services.

Before joining IBM in 1994, Roger was Vice President, Business Development & Planning for COMSAT Mobile Communications, where he was responsible for the business' merger and acquisitions activity, as well as its strategic business plans. Earlier, he had served as Corporate Director of Investor & International Relations with COMSAT. From 1979 through 1981, Roger was Assistant Director for Legislative & Public Affairs of the Federal International Development Cooperation Agency, an affiliate of the U.S. Department of State.

Named by Wired Magazine as one of "Washington's most wired" people, and described by Inter Active Age as "IBM's Internet Policy guru," Roger serves on the policy committees or boards of a variety of Internet-related organizations, including the Internet Law & Policy Forum; R-SAC; the Internet Alliance; the Information Technology Association; the Online Privacy Alliance; the Coalition of Service Industries; the U.S. Internet Council; TRUSTe; the Internet State Coalition; the Internet Education Foundation (which sponsors programs of the Congressional Internet Caucus); and he has served as a consultant on Internet matters to the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization.

Roger Cochetti is a frequent public speaker on Internet topics and the author of numerous articles and a book on telecommunications topics. He lives with his wife, Mary, and sons in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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