Keynote – Bruce Andrews, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Panel 1: Public-Private Cooperation in Incident Response
How can governments and the private sector work together to enhance current incident response collaboration mechanisms and what are the necessary next steps?
Moderator: Robert Morgus, Policy Analyst, New America. Panelists: Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President, AT&T; Kathryn Condello, Director of National Security, CenturyLink; Arturo Gomez Garcia, Inspector, Mexican Federal Police; Adam Hatfield, Director, CDN Cyber Incident Response Centre, Public Safety Canada; Brad Nix, Acting Director, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT).
Panel 2: Engaging with Small and Medium Enterprise
What challenges do small businesses face in cybersecurity, particularly when doing business internationally? How can our governments and industry engage with SMEs to promote good cybersecurity practices?
Moderator: Ola Sage, Chair, IT Sector Coordinating Council, & CEO, e-Management. Panelists: Alfredo Reyes Krafft, Chairman, Lex Informatica, & Executive VP, Mexican Internet Association; Terri L. Williams, Director, Small Business Development Center’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of Texas San Antonio; J. Paul Haynes, CEO, eSentire.
Panel 3: Cybersecurity Policies in a Global Economy
Can policies be developed and implemented that provide for better cybersecurity without inhibiting cross-border supply chains, for example, by allowing business to be confident that their international operations and intellectual property are secure, cybercrime is prosecuted, and that component parts produced abroad meet cybersecurity standards?
Moderator: Eric Miller, President, Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, & Non-Resident Fellow, Stimson Center. Panelists: Norma Krayem, Senior Policy Advisor Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Holland & Knight LLP; Eric Rojo, Director of Industry Projects, SL Global Energy; James C. Wilson, Senior Legal Counsel, Blackberry.
Today Monday September 29 2016 Quartz and Mastercard present Bridging the Digital Divide – an evening discussion surrounding the energy and dialogue of the United Nations General Assembly around financial and economic inclusion. SPEAKERS: Mark Latonero, Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute & Research Director, Center On Communication Leadership And Policy, USC Annenberg School; Olivia White, Associate Principal, Mckinsey & Company; Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center For Inclusive Growth; and Kevin Delaney, Co-President And Editor In Chief, Quartz. The event will be webcast live via the Quartz Livestream Channel.
Today Thursday September 22 2016 the New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG) will hold their second meetup at the MarketplaceLive full day event at Spring Studios in NYC. The NYNOG #2 Agenda: – Introduction and Interconnection Basics – Christian Koch of NYNOG + Engineering & Operations for Interconnection – Ryan Woolley of Netflix + The Business of Interconnection – Adam Rothschild of Packet. The session will be streamed live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel. Plus, as a bonus, we will be streaming two later sessions by NYNOG associates: Duckweed in the Data Center? The Next Generation of Sustainability – Philomena Chu : PHD Candidate in Plant Biology & Pathology, Rutgers & John Peter (JP) Valiuis : VP of Marketing & Thermal Management, Emerson + Rackspace | Cloud training for today’s IT leaders– Ed Molinari : Senior Advisor- Hosting and Cloud Solutions Architect, Rackspace & Zachary Muren : Enterprise Consultant, Rackspace.
Next Wednesday September 21 2016 theInternet Society will be holdingInterCommunity2016 – the second online meeting of our entire 80k+ global members. Sessions will be staggered according to time zones, session 3 will be optimally timed for participation in the Western Hemisphere. ISOC-NY will be one of several Chapters setting up “nodes” (= remote hubs) to participate. We will meet at Civic Hall starting at 11:45am, and the session will run 12:30pm-4pm. We are honoured to be joined in person by ISOC’s Senior Director of Internet Leadership Toral Cowieson, who will address the global meeting via our node. Space is limited but all ISOC NY members are invited to attend. Pleaseregister via our meetup. It is also possible to individually participate remotely in the Global Meeting from 2pm-4pm..
On Saturday September 17 2016 A11ynyc will present Accessibility Camp NYC 2016at NYU MAGNET2 Metrotech Center in Brooklyn. Speakers from different fields in accessibility will come together to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge. Focusing on users with different disabilities, sessions can cover digital accessibility topics from the web (technical to tactical), desktop software, assistive technology, hacking, education, elections, and everything in between. The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
After 18 years of steady progress since the formation of ICANN, and two years of intense negotiation within the multistakeholder community to come up with a plan, on Aug 12 2016 the NTIA declared that it intends to let theIANA Functions Contract expire on Sep 30 2016, “barring any significant impediment”. However, a significant impediment may indeed possibly arise in the form of congressional opposition. On the Senate side this is led by former presidential candidate Ted Cruz who, speaking on Sep 8 2016, vociferously spoke against it.
Cruz made several spurious claims – pretty much the opposite of reality – about the implications of the transfer, for instance, about the power of governments to control global content via ICANN, or that ICANN would leave U.S. jurisdiction. This prompted ICANN to issue a refuting FAQ.
Also on September 8, a bill opposing the transfer was introduced in the House, and several other prominent pols sent a letter to the DoC & DoJ raising anti-trust, jurisdiction, and accountability concerns. Cruz’s solution was to call for “continuing and strengthening” financial constraints imposed on the NTIA in 2015 via a continuing resolution, in effect de-funding the transfer in the imminent Appropriations Bill. If such were to happen, the only way the transition would go through would be via an Obama veto, and a resulting government shutdown. Something that did happen in the battle over Obamacare in 2013, but not seen as a likely prospect in 2016, despite it precipitating a Republican pratfall last time round.
However, transcendentally, whether such financial constraints do even in fact prevent the transfer taking place appear negated by a GAO report issued on Monday! The NTIA’s Larry Strickling immediately responded “We thank the GAO for its thorough analysis of the property implications of the IANA transition. We are pleased that GAO concluded that the transition does not involve a transfer of U.S. government property requiring Congressional approval.”
AXSChat is an open online community of individuals dedicated to creating an inclusive world, using social media.
They host weekly (8pm UK time) video interviews and twitter chats with people who are contributing to making the world a more inclusive place through technology or innovating to enable wider participation in society for people with disabilities.
The topics are wide-ranging and everyone is encouraged to take part by tweeting using the hashtag#axschat.
The last one was on Tuesday September 6 2016 at 19:00 UTC and featured three special guests – Tara Voelker of Turtle Rock, Bryce Johnson from XBOX & Accessibility Specialist Ian Hamilton – talking about gaming accessibility. Video is below.
On July 16 2016 U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) joined together to launch and co-chair a new Senate Broadband Caucus, with the purpose of working to improve connectivity in rural America. The launch was streamed live on YouTube.
Today Thursday, 18 August 2016 the 2016 Ghana Internet Governance Forum(IGF) takes place at the the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in IT in Accra. This year’s event has the the theme Building a StrongMulti-Stakeholder Model for a Sustainable Development of the Internet in Ghana. The Forum will discuss key issues on Internet governance in Ghana, such as cyber security, affordable access, critical internet infrastructure, data protection and openness, child safety and many other topical issues. Ghana’s position on key issues from the Ghana IGF will be articulated at the Global IGF which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 6-9 December 2016. The GhanaIGF has two tracks both of which will be webcast live via YouTube, and remote participation will be available via Webex. Ghana is in the WAT time zone, same as UTC, 4 hours ahead of NYC.
Today Wednesday August 17 2016Fintech Worldwide presents the 2nd annual Blockchain Conference New York at PriceWaterhouseCooper’s Madison Ave offices. This is the 9th such Conference worldwide and brings a stellar line up of experts to delve in to topics like smart contracts, the “Internet of Money”, and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations aka DAOs. The entire event will be webcast live on the Internet Society’s Livestream Channel.
This week, Wednesday-Friday August 10-12 2016 the 12th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF) is taking place in Belize. Organized by the Caribbean Telecomunications Union, this year’s CIGF has the them ‘Accelerating Caribbean Internet Development‘. It will address areas of high priority, including Cybersecurity, CcTLD Operations, Local Digital Content Development, Broadband Access and Affordability, and Net Neutrality. It will focus on establishing national structures to support the work of the CIGF; continue the work of policy development and finalise the Regional Internet Governance Policy Framework (Issue 3.0). The event is being webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel. Belize time runs two hours behind NYC.
The Eleventh HOPE will take place on July 22, 23, and 24, 2016 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. It’s been happening since 1994.
On Wednesday July 20 2016, from 5pm-7pm, the Internet Society New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will host a Digital Privacy Meetup at Civic Hall in NYC. We’ll be helping end-users and start-ups understand privacy, targeted advertising, and how to change our mindset and business models going forward, with a presentation from Todd Ruback, Chief Privacy Officer & VP of Legal Affairs at Ghostery. We’ll also demo some RFID blocking products and other ways to protect your identity. Thanks to our sponsors ISOC North America and Silent Pocket, refreshments will be served and there will be a prize raffle. The presentation will be streamed live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
Earlier today, Tuesday July 19 2016, ISOC Trustee Désirée Miloshevic, Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, presented a webinar The role of trust in digital policy The webinar was a follow-up to her Master’s dissertation at the Diplo Foundation. Ms Miloshevic was joined by Diplo’s Cybersecurity expert Vladimir Radunovic to draw on the findings of her research, and to reflect on ways in which the recent developments have had an impact the issue of trust. Can users’ trust ever be restored? What elements are required, and what role should stakeholders have?
On Thursday July 14 2016 the USA Internet Governance Forum (IGF-USA)will be held in Washington DC. Thought leaders from civil society, industry, academia, and government will meet in a multistakeholder effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about the future of the Internet. Speakers include: Catherine A. Novelli – Under Secretary of State & Senior Coordinator for International Information Technology Diplomacy; Lawrence E. Strickling – Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda – U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State; Lee Rainie – Director of Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Research Center; and David Farber, Adjunct Professor of Internet Studies and Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. The entire event, including three breakout tracks, will be webcast on the Internet Society Livestream Channels and Facebook Live. There will be live captions available.
Roundtable 1: How do we structure a modern digital music distribution music-licensing ecosystem to be more competitive and work efficiently and fairly for all stakeholders?
Moderator: Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt; Panelists: Michael Katz, Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership and Professor, Economics Department and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; David Levin, Vice President, Digital Licensing, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI); Steven Marks, Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel, Recording Industry Association of America; Katherine Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.; Daniel Rubinfeld, Robert L. Bridges, Professor of Law and Professor of Economics Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Christopher Sprigman, Professor, NYU School of Law.
Moderator: Christopher Sprigman, Professor, NYU School of Law. Panelists: Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, United States Copyright Office; Mark Eisenberg, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, SoundExchange, Inc.; Andrea Finkelstein, EVP Global Business Affairs Operations, Sony Music Entertainment; James Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse; Casey Rae, Director of Music Licensing, Sirius XM; Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh, Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economic Department, NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Roundtable 3: What Changes to the Current System Are Feasible that Would Facilitate a Transition to a More Competitive Market?
Moderator: Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute. Panelists: Dale Collins, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU School of Law; Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association; Richard Masio, Director of Music Licensing, Pandora; Brad Prendergast, Senior Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement, SoundExchange, Inc.; Tim Quirk, Founder/CEO, Freeform Development; David Wolfert, Songwriter and Producer; Co-Founder, Council of Music Creators and Music Answers; Songwriting Faculty, NYU Steinhardt.
On June 16 2016 ICANN held two Pre-ICANN 56 Policy Update Webinars to brief participants in preparation for the upcoming ICANN Policy Forum in Helsinki. The purpose of the webinar is to summarize policy activities across the ICANN policy development community and the Cross-Community sessions taking place in Helsinki. This webcast is the recording of the second of those sessions: