22 November: UK Internet Governance Forum 2018

When: Thursday 22 November 2018, 9am–5pm
Where: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Tickets: Register

This year’s UK-Internet Governance Forum meeting is being held at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London and will focus on Solutions for The Digital Age.

We are delighted to announce guests speakers including Tech UK, Privacy International, Chatham House and Kari Lawler, one of the UK’s youngest female tech entrepreneurs, as well as a key note address from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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If you’re unable to join us but would like to join us via the live stream, you can sign up here.


Full agenda and confirmed speakers to date:

9:00 – 9:30         Registration

9:30 – 9:40         Opening remarks: Russell Haworth, CEO, Nominet

9:40 – 10:10       Lessons learnt from Paris and Dubai

Reflecting on the insight and debate from the global IGF in UNESCO, Paris, on 12-14 November and the regional IGF in Dubai.

  • Richard Wingfield, Legal Officer, Global Partners Digital
  • Mark Carvell, Head of International Online Policy, DCMS
  • Desiree Miloshevic, Internet Society Chapter England UK Team Lead and The Internet Society Board Trustee.
  • Collin Kurre, Digital Program Officer, Article 19

10:10 – 10:25     Explainer series: The potential impact of AI in my generation, and how we can plan for the future

Kari Lawler, Founder, Youth AI 

An explainer session by one of the UK’s youngest ever start-up entrepreneurs who is one of the top ten teen female tech talents in the UK.

10:25 – 10:45     Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45     Online Safety – Making the UK the safest place to be online

A goldfish panel to discuss how the UK can be the safest place to be online with a focus on cyberbullying, hate speech and marginalisation.

  • Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics
  • Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie Trust
  • David Wright, Director, UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Vicki Shotbolt, Founder and CEO, Parentzone
  • Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director of Law and Policy, London Article 19
  • Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship
  • Michael Tunks, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Internet Watch Foundation
  • Orla MacRae, Deputy Director, Online Harms, Security and Online Harms Directorate, DCMS

11:45 – 12:00     Algorithm Explainer

Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham

An explainer session on how algorithms work and what the implications in terms of how we access information.

12:00 -13:00       Lunch

13:00 – 13:45     GDPR 6 months on – Lessons learnt

This session will review how the industry and consumers have reacted to the introduction of the GDPR 6 months on.

  • Neil Thacker, Chief Information Security Officer of EMEA, Netskope
  • Rosalind Goodfellow, Domestic Data Protection Team, DCMS

13:45 – 14:30     Personal data – What is personal?

In the shadow of high-profile stories such as Cambridge Analytica this session will discuss the ethics of selling personal data to third parties and using personal data or non-PII for targeted promoted content.  It will also discuss whether the GDPR definition of personal data too restrictive for businesses to thrive.

  • Ailidh Callander, Legal Officer, Privacy International
  • Jamie Bartlett, Demos

14:30 – 14:50     Afternoon break

14:50 – 15:20     Key note speech from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

15:20 – 16:30     Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things – ‘Security by Design’

An ‘in conversation with’ session on ‘security by design’ on how the UK can protect against Internet of Things devices and lessons learnt across the globe.

  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, The Internet Society (Chair)
  • Talal Rajab, Head of Programme – Cyber and National Security, Tech UK
  • Stephen Pattison, Vice President of Public Affairs, ARM
  • Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy Research Officer, Privacy International
  • Matthew Shears, Director of Cyber, Global Partners Digital and Board Member, ICANN
  • Joyce Hakmeh, Cyber Research Fellow, Chatham House

16:30 – 17:00     Sum up and wrap up by Olivier Crepin-Leblond, UK Chair, Internet Society

17:00                   Networking drinks & Close

When: Thursday 22 November 2018, 9am–5pm
Where: Cavendish Conference Centre, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT (map)
Tickets: Register

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