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The Challenges of Internet Governance


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 by The Academic Committee

13:30-15:00. Lunch

15:00-16:30. Andrea Renda, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and the Digital Economy, CEPS

16:30-17:00. Break

17:00-18:30. 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

Jérôme Duberry, University of Geneva
Josep Ibáñez, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 12:00-13:30. Artificial Intelligence and ethics

Maite López Sánchez, University of Barcelona

13:30-15:00. Lunch

15:00-16:30. Internet of Things (IoT)

Carlos Fragoso, One Security

16:30-17:00. Break

17:00-18:30. Prospects and promises of 5G implementation

Daniel Camps, Fundació i2Cat

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

8:15-9:15. Guided visit to MareNostrum, Barcelona SuperComputing Center (BSC). Max 30 pp

9:15-10:00. Coffee break

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

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

Jordi Aguilà Vilà (Cybersecurity La Caixa)

12:00-13:30. Role of the Domain Name System and WHOIS in combatting cybercrime

Josep Pegueroles, ETSETB Telecos BCN, UP

13:30-15:00. Lunch

15:00-16:30. Cybersecurity - Security vs privacy

Carlos Fragoso, One Security

16:30-17:00. Break

17:00-18:30. GDPR Implementation - Roundtable session with industry and academia


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

12:00–12.30. The challenges of “regulating” the cyberspace

Göran Marby, ICANN CEO         

12:30-13:30. What is an ICANN meeting and how to participate

Carlos Reyes, ICANN Strategic Policy Planning Director

13:30-15:00. Lunch

15:00-16:30. The role of governments in developing a digital economy – Next Generation Internet

Olivier Berger Deputy and acting Head of Unit, Unit Next Generation Internet, DG CONNECT

16:30-17:00. Break

17:00-18:30. Final remarks, Delivery of diplomas and Closure by The Academic Committee