Thursday, June 18, 2015

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Dignitary Keynote Statements Followed By High Level Dscussions on New threats, challenges and opportunities in the new Ecosystem and the seismic shift in user base from west to emerging economies
Akram Atallah
Akram Atallah
ICANN, President, GDD
Dr. Edmund Katiti
Dr. Edmund Katiti
Former Head of the NEPAD e-Africa Programme
Jorge Cella
Jorge Cella
Microsoft, Director of Technology & Social Responsibility - Microsoft Argentina and Uruguay
Carlos Liuzzi
Carlos Liuzzi
Nic Argentina, Jefe de Enlace Internacional

Dignitary Keynotes followed by High Level Discussions on new Threats, Challenges and Opportunities in the New "MILE". 

What New Threats, Challenges & Opportunities This presents To & In Latin America? Can You or the World Afford NOT To Pay Attention?
The shift of Internet User Base from west to Emerging Markets is seismic.The Internet and the global landscape are undergoing a Global change with huge ripples signaling a new "MILE". Today Half of the internet users today are in Asia and the shift is increasing. 3 billion internet users worldwide today - 2/3rd of them are from Emerging Markets and Economies.
What opportunities do the current 2 billion and next billion+ internet users in emerging markets present to your business? How  are they interacting on the internet today? Is your service what they are missing?  What challenges  do these opportunities present?
Join and learn of MLi Group research conducted on internet user habits and usability in the Arabic, Urdu and Farsi language communities. High Level critical key findings will be shared to help you make more informed strategic decisions to aim or not to aim at emerging markets for your products and services.


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Panel N° 1: The Grave New Global Political and CyberThreats in the new MiLE: Cyber Security, Privacy and Trust. How prepared Are You?
Akram Atallah
Akram Atallah
ICANN, President, GDD
Ezequiel Sallis
Ezequiel Sallis
Departamento de Investigaciones Especiales y Complejas - Policía Metropolitana, Auxiliar Superior Segundo - Operaciones Técnicas Especiales
Adrian Acosta
Adrian Acosta
INTERPOL, Digital Crime Officer
Jorge Cella
Jorge Cella
Microsoft, Director of Technology & Social Responsibility - Microsoft Argentina and Uruguay
Horacio Azzolin
Horacio Azzolin
Procuración General de la Nación, Fiscal en Cibercrimen
Cristian Borghello
Cristian Borghello
Segu-Info, Director

Question 1:  Will current security and privacy mechanisms continue to work effectively in the new Multilingual internet and Landsape Ecosystem"MILE"? 

Question 2: If not, what needs to be done, and how?

New Cyber Security threats are growing by the day. Privacy risks and challenges are not only huge but are already daunting. The Snowden Revelations, the Heartbleed security crisis, ,  the launch of New gTLDs, the ripples of the seismic change to the global internet,  recent ISIS global threats and cyber wars played for political motives by Governments and thru business enterprises, and the reality of the New "MILE" with billions new users in new languages never seen on the net all present exponential new cyber security threats and privacy critical risks and challenges that render traditional  approaches to mitigate these new risks ineffective in the New "MILE".

These risks can only be effectively addressed proactively when Governments, Regulators, Business, NGOs and end users al cooperate at locally and global levels. Otherwise they all stand to become their next victims?

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Debate: Audience and Panelist will debate the following questions: Should New Corporate and Social Roles & Responsibilities of Front Line Service providers like Social Media Platforms be left to A) Self Regulation, B) Government, C) Other?
Akram Atallah
Akram Atallah
ICANN, President, GDD
J. Scott Evans
J. Scott Evans
Adobe Inc, Associate General Counsel, International Trademark Association, INTA, President
Agustina Callegari
Agustina Callegari
Defensoría del Pueblo de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Centro de Protección de Datos Personales

The new  Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014 is already challenging the status quo and conventional thinking & models globally and locally in ways never seen, anticipated or admitted before especially on what are the new roles and responsibilities of Social Media Platforms and internet service providers (ISPs), Telecom Operators, or any front line digital service provider to their users / digital citizens. 

A Case Study that puts this in clear perspective.

On November 25, 2014 a House of Commons UK report found that Lee Rigby's murder may have been prevented if details about an online exchange were shared with UK authorities. This online exchange happened on Facebook.

Rigby was a British soldier who was killed and beheaded by two terrorists on a London high street in broad day light on May 22, 2013. Michael Adebowale, one of the two killers, had an online exchange on Facebook with an extremist overseas in December 2012, prior to killing Fusilier Rigby.

During the exchange he expressed his "intent to murder a soldier in the most graphic and emotive manner", according to a report by the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee.

The Rigby Case, new cyber security cases, and online child abuse cases amongst many illustrate without a doubt how we are we witnessing the emergence of new expectations of new roles and responsibility at local and global scale that reflect the dynamics this New Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014? 

What are the ramifications of this change in roles and responsibilities?

What should these new roles and responsibilities be?

Should they be voluntary or regulatory?

How can social media platforms and ISPs and others show leadership in corporate social responsibly?