Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) US research associate, Professor Mike Nelson.
Nelson hopes that in future, the experience of WikiLeaks will lead to more open and frank discussions by governments and companies worldwide.
"If there is a corrupt official taking million dollar bribes from the Russians, maybe that should be public knowledge rather than hidden in a WikiLeaks cable?" he said.
"When I was at the White House, I would have loved to have the kind of information that was leaked.
"I had top secret clearance and I still couldn't get access to those kinds of memos without a lot of trouble."
Nelson's views reflect those of Assange, who said that no-one has been harmed as a result of the leaks.
The professor encouraged CEDA members and chief executive officers to follow the example of WikiLeaks, bypassing the public relations departments and being more open with their staff and customers.
“The benefits are often intangible, but very often the team is more informed and inspired by the CEO if they are blogging and sharing certain information about the company's plans," he said.
"There are start-ups with 50 people who get more attention in the IT press than companies with 1000 people just because they’re really good at being specific and sharing with the public what is going on.”
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