Final Conference: Speakers


Please find below further information about the speakers at the Youth Protection Roundtable Conference.

Mr Richard Swetenham
Ms Erika Mann
Mr Hans-Ernst Hanten
Mr Alton Grizzle
Ms Ana Luiza Rotta
Prof. Michael Rotert
Ms Camille de Stempel

Mr Richard Swetenham is Head of the eContent and Safer Internet Unit in the Digital Content and Cognitive Systems Directorate of the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European Commission
Richard Swetenham's curriculum vitae is to be found
here.

Ms Erika Mann is a member of the European Parliament.
Ms Mann is a member of the Committee on International Trade, where she coordinates the position of the European Socialists group. Ms Mann is also a substitute member of the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy and the Committee on Budgetary Control.
Further information about Ms Erika Mann are to be found
here.

Mr Hans-Ernst Hanten ist Ministerialdirigent beim Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Bund, Berlin
Beruflicher Werdegang:

Mr Alton Grizzle started his career in the field of education at the Mico University College where he completed a Diploma in secondary education, majoring in mathematics and music. He later pursued a Bachelors Degree with a double major in management and economics at the University of the West Indies (UWI). During several years of teaching and working in the NGO sector to facilitate the human development of some of the most marginalised communities in Jamaica, he got involved in and spearheaded a number of ICTs for development initiatives He later acquired a Masters of Science in Computer-based Management Information Systems at the UWI. Mr. Grizzle joined the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) where he worked as National Professional Officer in Communication and Information for five years in the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean. He spearheaded the conceptualization, design and implementation of many interventions related to communication and information for development including community media and media and information literacy. Mr. Grizzle is now pursuing a second Masters in media and communication at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. He considers himself a professional student because of his continuous pursuit for information and knowledge. He was recently promoted to the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris as Programme Specialist in Communication and Information.

Ms Ana Luiza Rotta Soares is an Attorney with specialization in Telecomunications Law from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICAI/ICADE (Madrid) and with an LL.M. International Legal Studies - Specialization in Human Rights Law and Gender by the American University-Washington College of Law. (Washington DC - USA). Ana Luiza Rotta works as European Projects Director at OPTENET, a Spanish company dedicated to the development of efficient cutting-edge technology in the selection and filtering of access to Internet. Furthermore, Ana Luiza is Secretary to the Board of Directors and Project Director at the PROTEGELES Association, a Spanish NGO dedicated to promoting a safer use of new online technologies by children. One of the main activities of PROTEGELES is running a hotline against illegal content on the Internet. PROTEGELES provides a mechanism for receiving complaints from the public about alleged illegal content and/or use of the Internet. The hotline has the support of the Spanish national government, the Internet industry in Spain, and both the Spanish National Police and the Guardia Civil. Moreover, PROTEGELES is a member of INHOPE. Finally, Ana Luiza was the President of INHOPE, the International Association of Internet Hotlines fighting illegal content on the Internet from 2005 to 2007.

Prof. Michael Rotert ist Vorstandsvorsitzender des eco - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V. und hat Wirtschaftswissenschaften, OR/Informatik, an der Universität Karlsruhe studiert.
Beruflicher Werdegang

Mitgliedschaften, Mandate und Gremien
  • Seit 1981 Lehrauftrag an der FH Karlsruhe, Fachbereich Informatik
  • Gründungsmitglied der Internet Society, DE-NIC und weiterer Interneteinrichtungen
  • Gutachter für die Europäische Kommission, UN und US Dept. of Commerce
  • Honorarprofessor für Informatik an der Hochschule Karlsruhe
  • Vorstandsvorsitzender eco e.V. - Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft
  • Präsident EuroISPA (Europäische Internet Service Provider Association)
  • Mitgliedschaft in zahlreichen Gremien und Beiräten (deutsches G8 Delegationsmitglied High Tech Cybercrime, Ausschussmitglied des Wissenschaftsrates etc.)

Ms Camille de Stempel, Director of Policy, AOL Europe, is responsible for AOL's policies in areas such as safety and security, editorial content and consumer and child protection. In this role, Camille works closely with government, law enforcement, charities, academics and other policy stakeholders, with AOL playing a crucial part in the responsible development of the online community. Camille joined AOL in 1995 as Customer Services and Abuse Manager for AOL Europe and became Director of Security and Network Policy for AOL Europe in 1998. Immediately prior to her current role, she was Director of Public Policy for Time Warner in the UK. She represents AOL and/or other stakeholders on several bodies including ISPA Council and has been nominated on the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. Before joining AOL, Camille worked in the telecoms sector, having read Law at University Paris V.