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The Internet revolution: Opportunities, threats and challenges to your business - ignore it at your peril!

The Park Lane Hotel
London, W1J 7BX

Who should attend?

Senior managers and strategists of UK businesses, policy makers, academics and Internet stakeholders. The event is free to attend.*


The Internet is the primary cornerstone for business and communication today. In order to continue being a trusted, mission-critical platform, the Internet must be seen and proven to be secure, reliable and private. This conference will consider network confidence and neutrality, and exactly what these mean for your business, and the future success of the Internet. As well as keynote presentations, we will be having two panel discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing UK businesses; security issues; and the business impact of IPv6.

This conference is set to create a stimulus for learning, collaborating and defining strategies that shape the future of your business. It is a unique forum to meet, discuss and learn from the people driving the development of the Internet.

Previous INET events

INET London is the 11th in a series of worldwide INET events, from Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong to Washington, DC.


9.00-9.30 Registration
9.30-9.45 Welcome address

Jon McNerney, COO Internet Society and Tricia Drakes, President, England Chapter) and James Bellini, host for the day

9.45-9.50 Special address to the INET audience and to the Internet Society

EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes

9.50-10.30 Challenges & opportunities facing UK businesses

Keynote Speaker: Cherine Mohsen Chalaby


Health of the Internet: what you need to know

Matthew Ford, Technology Program Manager, Internet Society

Read presentation (PDF)

11.00-11.15 Morning break

Panel debate: What conditions need to be met for the future growth of the Internet

Chair: James Bellini

  • William Higham, Intellect, Director, Consumer Electronics
  • Mat Ford, Technology Program Manager, Internet Society
  • Mark Gracey, ISPA Council Member
  • William Dutton, Director and Professor, Oxford Internet Institute
  • Jim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group

Lunch with keynote speech on impact of IPv6

Mat Ford, Technology Program Manager, Internet Society

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14.00-14.30 Security issues

Keynote speaker: Patrick Romain, Head of Business Engagement & Solutions, Global Information Security, Barclays

14.30-15.00 Network confidence & ISOC’s Trust & Identity initiative

J. Trent Adams, Outreach Specialist, Trust & Identity, ISOC


Panel debate: Security issues

Chair: Georgina Prodhan - Reuters

  • David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner
  • Piotr Cofta, Head of Openreach Security Transformation, BT
  • Andrew McClelland, Director Operations, IMRG
  • Susan Daley, UK & Ireland Government Relations Manager - Symantec
  • Bertrand Lathoud, PayPal, Information Risk Management Team
16.15-16.30 Afternoon break
16.30-17.10 Conclusions from the day

James Bellini

17.00-17.10 Thank you

Frédéric Donck, Director Regional European Bureau, Internet Society

17.10-19.00 Networking & cocktails

*The Internet Society reserves the right to decline registrations and admission.