Since 1994, the Internet Society has organized INET conferences, first as global gatherings and then, more recently as the Internet became widely adopted, on a regional basis. These are events when ISOC Members and others can get together and brainstorm on ways and means to further the Society’s mission – “to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.’
In 2010, organized by the newly established ISOC North American Bureau, two INETs will be held in the United States: Washington DC on Apr 29, and San Francisco on May 7.
Below are further details of the Washington event:
On Jan 20 2010 the DC area members of the Internet Society held a discussion: “Choices for the Smart Grid“. The electric power grid–and the appliances in your home–are being networked, enabling electric utilities to better control electric power generation, consumption, and distribution–and give consumers ways to save energy and money. But it is not clear how the Smart Grid will develop. Will the Smart Grid be fully integrated with the Internet or will proprietary technologies and security concerns make that difficult? What steps will be needed to ensure the security of the Smart Grid? How will the Smart Grid interoperate with home networks and other systems? Will each utility and each country adopt different approaches or will there be global standards–and who will set those standards?
Details, slides and video below:
On Nov. 16 our colleagues at ISOC-DC held an event ‘New Business Models for the New Net‘ which discussed entrepreneurship in a Web2.0 environment.
Video is below.
The Washington DC chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) held a prognostication event on Sep. 15 2009. Speakers included: Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society; Eric Burger, Chief Technology Officer, Neustar; Steve Crocker, Internet pioneer and CEO, Shinkuro, Inc.
Video can be found after the jump.