President of the Global Forum, Founder & partner at Items international, Professor at the Institute of European studies, University of Paris, France. Dr Sylviane Toporkoff is partner & founder of ITEMS International - a company specialized on strategic Digital consulting, and full Professor at the University of Paris 8, Institute of European Studies, in France. She obtained her doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. She is specialized on international research & consulting in the area of the Digital Society; public policy; economic & strategic international partnerships for industrialists, operators & local authorities; marketing on issues related to e-Business; e-Gov; e-health; local, regional and international development through the use of ICT; e-Democracy; and regulation. Dr. Toporkoff is President & founder of the Global Forum / Shaping the Future. She serves as expert to the UNESCO Commission of the French Republic for Education, Sciences and Culture, in particularly to its "Committee on Communication, New Technologies and Socio-Cultural Affairs”. She is also Member of the Scientific Committee of Market Management, Editions ESKA; Founder and animator of ENSA “European Education New Society Association” - an association on the future of education and ICT. She is author of a number of publications in the field of Digital and gives lectures at numerous universities. She regularly intervenes as speaker in front of leading industry associations and on national and international conferences & forums in France, Europe, the US, and Asia. She is “Chevalier of the Legion of Honour” and obtained the medal of “Arts, Sciences and Letters“.