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David Solomonoff, Chapter President, ISOC New York
Sally Shipman Wentworth, Regional Bureau Director, North America, Internet Society
Rachel Sterne, Chief Digital Officer, New York City


Keynote and Q&A – Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA is a British engineer and computer scientist, MIT professor, and inventor of the World Wide Web.


Coffee Break


Panel: Pushing technology boundaries

This panel explores the future of Internet innovation and asks:

  • What are the future Internet infrastructure models that will promote innovation, access, and choice for users?
  • How will technology breakthroughs change the future Internet?
  • Is wireless necessarily different from other platforms?
  • What is the role of community fiber?
  • Is there a need for more unlicensed spectrum?

Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society (moderator)
Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied Fiber
Link Hoewing, VP of Internet & Technology Policy, Verizon
Chris Libertelli, Senior Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Skype
Nick Gall, Vice President, Gartner Research




Keynote – Vint Cerf

Vinton Gray "Vint" Cerf is an American computer scientist who is recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet.


Panel: People Power

History has shown that Internet users have continuously influenced key technology innovations and policy decisions. This panel explores how users may impact future Internet technologies, industry decisions and policies.

The panel will consider these fundamental questions: Is the user-centric model really sustainable? And if so, what are the key values that should shape the future?

Stephanie Mehta, Executive Editor, Fortune (moderator)
Eben Moglen, Professor at Columbia University, Director-Counsel & Chairman at Software Freedom Law Center
David A. Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Gigi B. Sohn, President & Co-Founder, Public Knowledge
Brad Burnham, Partner, Union Square Ventures


Coffee Break


Keynote – Lawrence E. Strickling

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Lawrence E. Strickling is the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, as well as the Administrator for National Telecommunications and Information Administration.


Panel: New Privacy Models

In an age of mobility, social networking and cloud computing, this panel debates how we can encourage a new technology approach that balances online privacy, security and reliability while also fostering innovation.

  • Is this possible?
  • How do we strike the right balance?
  • What is the role of individual usability in designing the right solutions?

Markus Kummer, VP Public Policy, Internet Society (moderator)
Lucy Lynch, Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives, ISOC
Leonard Gordon, Director of the Northeast Regional Office, Federal Trade Commission
Rebecca Wright, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University
Jonathan Cannon, Director, Information Security Policy & Strategy, UPS Information Services
Stephen Hughes, Chief Information Security Officer, Citibank North America


Closing discussion

Our three keynote speakers debate the user-centric Internet model, and how it persists in the face of increasing government efforts of control.

Moderator: Lynn St. Amour

Vint Cerf, computer scientist, recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, computer scientist, MIT professor, inventor of the World Wide Web
Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce


Conference closes