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INET Conferences

Venue: Hilton Singapore, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore
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The Internet Society, in collaboration with the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC), will hold a regional conference in Singapore on 18 November, 2010. The conference, part of the Internet Society's INET series of regional conferences, will be focused on the evolution of the Internet with the theme "The Internet: Past, Present and Future".

Since becoming publicly available infrastructure, the Internet's growth has been phenomenal with over a quarter of the world population having access to the Internet today. Numerous innovations have all contributed to the growth of the Internet, including the world wide web, instant messaging, voice-over-IP and social networks.

The challenges of improving Internet growth are multifaceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries. They include, for example, access to technical skills and knowledge, the regulatory and policy environment for information and telecommunications services, broader economic and market factors, language diversity, and the diffusion and reliability of basic infrastructure and services.

INET Singapore will bring together regional and international policy and technical experts, government, network operators, the private sector and the user community to discuss and deliberate the current state of play of the Internet. The conference will discuss the current Internet, and how its use and value has evolved since being made available to the general public. It will highlight some of the challenges and opportunities as the Internet scales towards a user base of 2 billion and beyond, including some of the emerging issues which could affect Internet use and growth.

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Conference Topics

  • Access and Infrastructure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Convergence
  • Future Internet
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet and Socio-economic development
  • Internet Evolution
  • Internet for Development
  • Internet Governance
  • Multilingualism and the Internet
  • Network Confidence
  • New Media and Social Networks
  • Open Standards
  • Privacy and Identity Management
  • Security and Stability

Who should attend?

INET Singapore is designed to bring together regional and international policy and technical experts and will be an outstanding opportunity to discuss issues concerning the Internet and its future. Topics discussed will be valuable for anyone who uses and is dependent on the Internet in their daily activities – be it personal or professional, including:

  • CxOs and IT Managers
  • IT Professionals
  • Business Strategists
  • Marketing professionals
  • Business Managers
  • ICT4D practitioners
  • Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists
  • Companies, organisations and individuals interested in Internet technologies
  • Media industry professionals
  • Researchers and Consultants
  • Academics and Students
  • Legal practitioners with a focus on technology-related issues
  • Policymakers and Regulators
  • Civil Society, International organisations and NGOs

Conference Format

  • Plenary session focusing on big picture issues
  • Keynote session
  • Panel discussions
  • Networking breaks