Axel Leblois (g3ict)
Axel Leblois is the Founder and Executive Director of G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, an Advocacy Initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development, launched in December 2006 in cooperation with the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN DESA, organizations of persons with disabilities and the private sector. (www.g3ict.org)
G3ict’s mission is to promote the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities relative to e-accessibility and assistive technologies.
G3ict relies on an international network of ICT accessibility experts to develop practical tools, evaluation methods and benchmarks for State Parties and organizations of persons with disabilities to develop policies in support of assistive technologies and e-accessibility. Since inception G3ict has organized or contributed to 85 awareness raising and capacity building programs for policy makers in cooperation with international organizations such as the ITU, UNESCO, UNDESA, UNITAR and the World Bank on all continents. G3ict is funded through voluntary contributions from the private sector including IBM, Microsoft, AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Adobe, RIM, Motorola, Code Factory, Deque Systems, Medialog Accessibilities, Samsung, LucyTech, the Vodafone Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation and the Dominic Foundation.
Prior to founding G3ict, Axel Leblois spent over 20 years at the helm of information technology companies in the United States including as CEO of Computerworld Communications, CEO of IDC – International Data Corporation, President of Bull HN Worldwide Information Systems – Formerly Honeywell Information Systems, CEO of ExecuTrain and co-founder and President of W2i, the Wireless Internet Institute. Axel Leblois served as a Senior Fellow of UNITAR, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and is a founding trustee and treasurer of its North American affiliate CIFAL Atlanta. Axel Leblois holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.
For additional information, please visit www.g3ict.org or contact Francesca Cesa Bianchi, Director of External Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org