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Next Generation Leaders Programme

ITU Youth Lunch, 6 October 2009


12:30 Video presentation
12:35 Welcoming remarks - Lynn St.Amour, President and CEO, Internet Society
12:40 Welcoming remarks – Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union
12:45 Interactive discussion with the 250 young fellows and Presentation of the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders program

The lunch was organized as an interactive and informal discussion featuring:

  • Bill Graham, Office of the President, Internet Society
  • Matthew Shears, Public Policy Advisor, Internet Society
  • Constance Bommelaer, Senior Manager, Internet Society
  • Mark Jeffrey, Senior Program Manager, International Policy and Standards team, Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft
  • Jean-Pierre Lehman, Professor at IMD and President of the Evian Group
  • Ken Ducatel, Head of Unit Lisbon Strategy and i2010, European Commission
  • Laurent Haug, Internet entrepreneur, CEO of Lift Labs

The lunch was structured around a high-level question we would like the Next Generation of Leaders to think about and that Bill Graham addressed to all the attendees: "What does the Open Internet mean to you?" This main question was detailed into 3 specific questions that echo the theme of our pavilion

  • What does “Open Internet Governance” mean?
  • What does an “Internet Open for the Public” mean?
  • What does an “Internet Open for Business” mean?