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The Challenges of Internet Governance

Programme

Monday 15th October
Internet as a revolution in the making: can it be governed?

12:00-13:30. Welcome session and presentation of the Autumn School (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Josep Ibáñez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Jérôme Duberry, University of Geneva, Centre de Compétences Dusan Sidjanski en Études Européennes 
Maria Isabel Gandia, Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC)
Jacint Jordana, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) & Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Carles Sanchez, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)
Zoriana Dmytryshyna, APWG.eu
Andrea Beccalli, Stakeholder Engagement Director, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names
and Numbers (ICANN)

13:30-15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-16:30. Internet governance: past, present and future directions (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy at the Centre for European Policy Studies 

16:30-17:00. Coffee Break

17:00-18:30. Digital Disinformation (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Geysha Gonzalez, associate director for the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council digital disinformation

Tuesday 16th October
Emerging technologies: challenges and opportunities

10:00-11:30. Blockchain, transparency and governance (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Jérôme Duberry, University of Geneva, Centre de Compétences Dusan Sidjanski en Études Européennes

11:30-12:00. Coffee Break

12:00-13:30. Artificial Intelligence and ethics (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Maite López Sánchez, University of Barcelona

13:30-15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-16:30. Internet of Things (IoT). (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Carlos Fragoso, Vice-president & CTO of One eSecurity

16:30-17:00. Coffee Break

17:00-18:30. Prospects and promises of 5G implementation. (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Daniel Camps, Fundació i2Cat

Wednesday 17th October
The technical foundations of Internet: strengths and weaknesses

8:15-9:00. Guided visit to MareNostrum, Barcelona SuperComputing Center (BSC).

9:15-09:45. Coffee break

(Location: Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya, CSUC)

10:00-11:30. The Fundamentals of Internet

María Isabel Gandía, Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (CSUC)

11:30-13:00. DNS in the emerging technology space

Patrick Jones, ICANN Senior Director, Global Stakeholder Engagement

13:00–15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-16:30. The role of ccTLDs

Alberto Pérez Gómez, Director of RedIRIS

16:30–18:00. DNS and Security

Steve Conte, ICANN CTO Programs Director

Thursday 18th October
Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Privacy

10:00-11:30. Cybercrimes: adapting to the new normal (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Jordi Aguilà Vilà, CaixaBank

11:30-12:00. Coffee Break

12:00-13:30. Role of the Domain Name System and WHOIS in combatting cybercrime (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Josep Pegueroles, ETSETB Telecommunication Engineering School at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

13:30-15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-16:30. GDPR: Challenges for implementation (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Jordi Kohn, CaixaBank

16:30-17:00. Coffee Break

17:00-18:30. The role of governments in developing a digital economy – Next Generation Internet (Room 24.S19, Basement. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Valentina Scialpi, Policy and project officer Next-Generation Internet, DG CONNECT-European Commission

Friday 19th October
The political challenges of internet governance and the Role of ICANN

10:30–11.30. The challenges of “regulating” the cyberspace (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Göran Marby, ICANN CEO

11:30-12.00. Coffee Break

12:00-12:30. ICANN and the relations with Intergovernmental Organizations (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Nigel Hickson, VP IGO Engagement

12:30-13:30. What is an ICANN meeting and how to participate (Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Carlos Reyes, ICANN Strategic Policy Planning Director

13:30-15:00. Lunch Break

15:00-16:30. Cybersecurity - Security vs privacy (Room Room 24.104, First Floor. Mercè Rodoreda building 24)

Carlos Fragoso, Vice-president & CTO of One eSecurity
Manel Medina, Professor Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Marc Rivero, Threat Researcher at McAfee
Selva Orejón, onBRANDING

16:30-17:00. Coffee Break

17:00-18:30. Final remarks, Delivery of Diplomas, and Closure

The Academic Committee

18:30. Farewell Cocktail (Hall Second Floor)