Title: Director, Scientific and Technical Resources / Specialists
Institution: Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Address: 200 Promenade du Portage, Hull, Quebec, Canada, K1A 0G4
Phone: 819-997-5810
Fax: 819-997-9049
Email: stuart_salter(a)
Presentation: Linkages-SS.ppt
Stuart Salter is a registered professional engineer with a speciality in telecommunications. He started his career as a telecommunications technician in the UK. Following a degree in Electronic Engineering, he moved to the British Telecom Research Establishment and worked on fibre optic transmission systems.

In 1978, Mr Salter moved to Canada to work as a research engineer with Bell Northern Research and subsequently as Director, Customer Engineering with Northern Telecom. Mr Salter then moved to SR Telecom as Director, Marketing, and spent five years designing and marketing rural telecommunications systems worldwide. Mr Salter then accepted a position as a senior Telecommunication Specialist with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Mr Salter was responsible for CIDA projects in the Americas and in Africa. After four years in this position, Mr Salter returned to the private sector first as Director, Systems Engineering and then Executive Vice President of Com Dev (a Canadian company that designs and manufactures electronic sub systems for satellites). Mr Salter then worked at Deloitte and Touche as a Senior Telecommunications consultant focussing on SE Asia.

For the last 18 months, Mr Salter has occupied the position of Director, Science and Technology at CIDA.


Institution: DMR Consulting Group Inc.
Phone: 804.967.0305
Email: asestina(a)
Web site:

Presentation: RoleOfTechnology-AS.ppt
Ms. Sestina is a Knowledge Management practitioner with comprehensive experience working with all aspects of information technology to solve business problems in a collaborative environment, including Customer Management and Change Management solutions. Her background includes extensive work in all areas of the Systems Development Life. Her industry experience includes telecommunications, financial services, insurance, and government services. Alison has participated in dozens of projects focused on delivering knowledge to user communities: she was involved in the redesign of a leading Customer Management Application to include Knowledge Enabled Selling (KES) functionality. Alison has also led change management and process redesign efforts surrounding the implementation of Knowledge Management Solutions. Prior to joining DMR, Ms Sestina worked within Renaissance Solutions and Zefer Corporation to develop Knowledge Management applications and processes for clients as well as for internal corporate use.


Title: Director - Special Initiatives Program
Institution: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Address: 250 Albert St., PO Box 8500, Ottawa, CANADA K1G 3H9
Phone: 613-236-6163 ext. 2323
Fax: 613-563-0815
Email: csmart(a)
Web site:
Presentation: TableOfIDRCassets-CS.ppt
Chris Smart is currently the Director of the Special Initiatives Program within IDRC�s Corporate Services Branch. He joined the Centre in 1979 as a Program Officer in the Science and Technology Policy Unit. At various times he has been Deputy Director of the Fellowships and Awards Division, and of the Social Sciences Division.

Chris graduated in General Science from the University of Toronto and later crossed into the social sciences and humanities with an MSc in the History and Social Studies of Science from the Science Policy Research Unit of the University of Sussex.

After graduating from the U of T Chris was a secondary school teacher of science first in Canada and then in Sarawak with CUSO. After completing graduate studies in the UK he was Senior Tutor for four years in the Department of History at the University of Papua New Guinea. Before joining the Centre Chris was the Associate Director for Overseas Programs for World University Service Overseas of Canada.

Jennifer L. SMITH

Title: Vice President
Institution: The Governance Network
Address: 54 Maple Dr. Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0C6
Phone: 613-567-7777, ext. 43
Fax: 613-569-9777
Email: jennifer(a)
Presentation: HRPractices-JS.ppt
In her current position of Vice President with The Governance Network, Jennifer Smith brings a strong background in public policy and management, with an expertise in human resources practices, in both the public and private sectors.

She has worked as a senior management consultant with Watson Wyatt World Wide and previous to this she was Director of Research at the Public Management Research Centre, the research arm of the Public Policy Forum. Jennifer has developed an expertise in the area of public sector reform and renewal. Specifically, she has worked on projects related to HR renewal, change management, alternative service delivery, performance reporting and management, and other related HR issues, such as compensation, retention, recruitment, rewards and recognition, succession planning and pension reform. In addition, Jennifer has conducted HR benchmarking exercises in both public and private sector organizations.

Jennifer has worked on a number of change management projects, organizational reviews, business planning exercises, competency development and assessments, developing performance management frameworks and the development and implementation of values frameworks within a number of federal departments and agencies.

Jennifer has a Masters of Public Administration from Carleton University. Previous to this, she obtained a BA, Highest Honours in sociology and a BA, psychology from Carleton and York University.

Steve SONG

Title: Senior Programme Officer
Institution: Bellanet International Secretariat
Address: c/o IDRC, 250 Albert St., PO Box 8500, Ottawa, CANADA K1G 3H9
Phone: +1 613 236-6163 ext. 2268
Fax: (613) 238-7230
Email: ssong(a)
Web site:
Steve Song has worked in the field of information and communication technologies for development since 1991. Much of his experience is in Africa and particularly South Africa where he lived and worked from 1991-1996. Prior to that Steve worked in the computer industry in Canada and U.K.

Since returning to Canada, Steve has worked for the International Development Research Centre managing the Unganisha project; an initiative to improve the capacity of researchers in developing countries to utilize information and communication technologies for collaboration and information dissemination. He is now a senior programme officer at the Bellanet International Secretariat and is involved in developing capacity building resources for the more effective use of information and communication technologies.


Title: President
Institution: Smith Weaver Smith, Inc.
Address: 1508 East 86th Street, PMB 203, Indianapolis, IN 46240 USA
Phone: toll free 1-888-503-6055 (USA) or 317-842-0554
Fax: toll free 1-888-503-6055 (USA) or 317-842-0554
Email: bsmith(a)
Web site:
Barbara Weaver Smith is president of Smith Weaver Smith, Inc., a knowledge management consulting firm offering the services of a select group of executives, entrepreneurs, project managers, and educators who are experts in accelerating cultural transformations in change environments. Barbara has drawn on her 25 years of teaching and leadership in higher education, nonprofit management, and business to assemble a unique team of professionals with executive and consulting experience in business, education, public policy, and culture.

Barbara earned the Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Anderson University and the Master of Arts and Ph.D. in English from Ball State University. She completed the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University in 1991

Currently hosting and facilitating more than a dozen virtual conversations and work groups, Barbara has supported Internet-based collaborations among a wide variety of groups and organizations, including several start-up businesses, an association of professional educators, a TV documentary production team, a community grant-writing consortium, and a corporate global team developing a strategic joint venture. She publishes an electronic newsletter and an online journal and has customized several groupware environments to support the collaborative work of her own virtual team.

Last updated by kmfordev admin Jan 11, 2009.

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