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*Stefania Grottola
*Stefania Grottola
*Kristina Olausson, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)
*Kristina Olausson, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)
*Arnold van Rhijn, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
*Arnold van Rhijn, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands
*Marjolijn Bonthuis, NL IGF - ECP  
*Marjolijn Bonthuis, NL IGF - ECP  
*Wout de Natris, De Natris Consult
*Wout de Natris, De Natris Consult

Revision as of 15:01, 2 May 2019

Consolidated programme 2019 overview

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Working title: Global digital governance – can technical solutions respond to policy questions?

Proposals assigned to this session: ID 93, 140, 142, 148, 159, 162, 171, Paris call – list of all proposals as pdf

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Session description

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In recent years a number of high-level political initiatives have contributed to the further evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem and its political framework. Examples are the „London Process” with its Global Cybersecurity Conference, the Global Commission on Stability in Cyberspace, the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and industry led initiatives as the Tech Accord (Microsoft), the Charter of Trust (Siemens) and the Contract for the Web (W3C).

All of those initiatives are supporting the multistakeholder approach and have developed new forms of interaction among governments, business, civil society and the technical community. However, with latest developments in fields like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, cloud computing and blockchain, there is a growing need to go beyond the traditional multistakeholder cooperation and to deepen the interaction among law makers and code makers.

Can we find technical solutions for political issues? And what political action is needed to be able to embrace new technical solutions to be sustainable, supportive of human dignity and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Do we need new forms of policy development and decision making if it comes to issues like cybersecurity and lethal autonomous weapon system, like digital trade and sustainable digital development as well as the protection of freedom of expression and privacy in the digital age? And how can new intergovernmental projects as the Global Compact, the G20 Osaka Fast Track or the two new cybersecurity groups under the 1st Committee of the UN General Assembly contribute to a secure, free, open and stable Internet?

The panel of esteemed thought and action leaders in the field is invited to leapfrog to the future in 2030, and add their description of that future including a statement of what, most importantly, needed to happen in 2020 to make this possible.

Based on this, the panel will engage which each other with the aim to end up with a top three recommendations for action in the coming year, to help ensure we are moving towards a future we want.


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Following the "lightning talk", a panel of 4 people from different stakeholder groups will be invited by the two co-moderators to lead in a discussion to which all participants in the room are invited to contribute.

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Focal Point

  • Maarten Botterman / GNKS Consult, ICANN Board

Organising Team (Org Team) List them here as they sign up.

  • Andrea Beccalli, ICANN
  • Ayden Férdeline
  • Stefania Grottola
  • Kristina Olausson, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO)
  • Arnold van Rhijn, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands
  • Marjolijn Bonthuis, NL IGF - ECP
  • Wout de Natris, De Natris Consult
  • Adam Peake, ICANN
  • Emily Taylor, Oxford Information Labs and Chatham House


Following the lightning talk(s), a panel of 4 people, each from a different stakeholder group (government/tech community/civil society/business) will be invited to lead the discussion to which all participants in the room are welcome to contribute.

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The session will be co-moderated by Emily Taylor and Maarten Botterman. The moderators will facilitate the session, including the audience and encouraging a lively interaction among all session attendants.

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