Wednesday, November 25, 2015

- WET
Child Protection Online in the New MiLE - The Grave New Threats, Challenges & Possible Solutions for Africa and The World.
Dr Moctar Yedaly
Dr Moctar Yedaly
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society
Sheri Falco
Sheri Falco
IFFOR, Board of Directors
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR
Magdalena Gaj
Magdalena Gaj
TRA of Poland, President

Child Protection Online in the New MiLE -  The Grave New Threats, Challenges & Possible Solutions for Africa and The World.

The seismic change to the global internet has given birth of a new Internet that raises concerns on new critical issues in relation to child protection online with many new challenges and questions in this space that need addressing such as::


1-Technical issues: will traditional keywords filtering on child sexual abuse materials be sufficient in the new internet and the new range of languages of the new Multilingual Internet. If not, what needs to be developed

2-Will current blocking lists compiled by local and international law enforcements/ISPs be sufficient to tackle the challenges of more than a hundred IDN gTLDs? If not, what needs to be updated?  

3- How can local communities’ stakeholders be turned motivated & proactive in safe guarding their local internet and its content for a safe online experience for children?

4- How can the functionalities of reporting hotlines on child sexual abuse materials be updated to reflect the newer needs and challenges of  the new internet (both in terms of report collection and their analysis.

5- The new Internet will create new virtual markets and locations, new audience, but will also create new potential child victims as new avenues for interacting with children emerge - How can stakeholders prepare to mitigate these new challenges that will increase the possibilities of local child sex offenders on the new Internet reaching out to children who can speak and understand their local language. How can jurisdictional law enforcements be improved?

6-  How to turn unsuspecting unaware local stakeholders from becoming prospective victims to empowered ready and enabled stakeholders in the new Multilingual Internet?

7-  Key points to discuss , debate , share best practice experiences and conclude with a recommendations on moving forward on how to safe guard children online in the new Multilingual Internet.




- WET
DEBATE - Do Social Media Platforms and Front Line Service Providers have NEW Roles & Responsibilities in the New MiLE? if so, What are They?
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR
ITU
ITU
ITU

DEBATE - CRITICAL TOPIC & QUESTION: 

Do Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others intermediaries have NEW Roles & Responsibilities to their digital users in the New MiLE? If so, what are they?  

What are the New Roles & Responsibilities of Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others to South African, Africans and global digital users / citizens in the New Internet & Landscape Ecosystem?

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. 

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?

- WET
Health in Africa - Challenges & Innovative Solutions. Keynotes by MTN Group, Nando's and Mobilum Inc. Followed by High Level Panel Discussions & Debates
G Gruber
G Gruber
Nandos, CEO,
GF
G. Finsh
MTN Group, Head of content & Partnerships
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

Health in Africa - Challenges & Innovative Solutions. Keynotes by MTN Group, Nando's and Mobilum Inc. Followed by High  Level Panel Discussions & Debates

- WET
Securing "Trust" online and offline. How Real Are The Threats To Trust Online & Offline in the new MiLE?
Dr Moctar Yedaly
Dr Moctar Yedaly
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

How Real Are The Threats To Trust "Online" &  "Offline"? How can we wecure 'TRUST' Online & Offline in The New MiLE?

What is the value of TRUST in an online or offline world?

How critical is TRUST to everyday life?

Is the concept of TRUST the same across the world? & What are the common factors?

What would the damage be if TRUST was compromised in the online World?

What are the threats to TRUST in the new Internet and Landscape Ecosystem?

What can be done to safeguard TRUST in the new Ecosystem?

- WET
Role of New gTLDs, IDN gTLDs, City gTLDs and Brand gTLDs for Africa and the World in New MiLE
Martin Sutton
Martin Sutton
HSBC UK, Group Fraud Risk, HSBC and President of the Brand Registry Group
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

Role of New gTLDs, IDN gTLDs, City gTLDs and Brand gTLDs for Africa and the World in New MiLE.


 New gTLDs in their different forms like City gTLDs, IDN gTLDs, Generic gTLDs and Brand gTLDs represent the biggest change to the internet infrastructure since its birth decades ago. With them come great new opportunities and grave new risks to be considered when planning or reassessing your branding and Internet presence or activities locally or globally whether you plan to use them or not.

Are more than 1000 New gTLDs relevant to you? How? why? Which ones? What will the many new gTLDs like .Music .shop .ceo .app or .dubai or .istanbul or .london and many others change in your organisation's strategic planning and operations and to people’s daily lives locally and globally?

Should you care? Why?

What is the Value to me of a City gTLD i.e. .Berlin  .London .Abu Dhabi  .Dubai | .Hanover etc

will Chinese, Arabic, Cyrillic New gTLDs change my life?

Case studies by new Registry operators and their unique business models.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

- WET
Tools for Success to Empower Emerging Economies in New MiLE - Supporting New Innovations, Local Entrepreneurship & New Empowerment Models locally - Localization vs. Globalization (Linked to 'Innovator Meet Accelerator' session)
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

Tools for Success to Empower Emerging Economies in New MiLE - Supporting New Innovations, Local Entrepreneurship & New Empowerment Models locally - Localization vs. Globalization (Linked to "Innovator Meet Accelerator" session later)

Tools for success to Empower Emerging Economies & Supporting New Innovation&  Local Entrepreneurship & Empowerment models - What is the right balance between localization vs. globalization?

Synopsis: Emerging Economies’ citizens and consumers’ needs and wants are very different from those in the west.

How do we turn the current 2 billion and next multi billions Internet users who will come from Emerging Markets into empowered entrepreneurs and believers in the system we use?

How and what new mechanisms are neededed to be brought in to help  shrink the ever growing gap between those in the west that Have and the those in emerging markets that Have NOT? Case studies presented.

- WET
Africa's Regulators, Banking Sector players & Smart Cities Challenges and Opportunities for in New MiLE.
Martin Sutton
Martin Sutton
HSBC UK, Group Fraud Risk, HSBC and President of the Brand Registry Group
ZACR
ZACR
ZACR

Global & South Africa & Africa's Challenges of Regulators, Banking Sector players & Smart Cities in New Internet and Landscape Ecosystem.

Preparedness of  Regulators, Banking sector, smart cities, and eGovernments to the challenges of the new internet and Landscape Ecosystem are huge ranging from old and new Cyber terrorism and security threats to Privacy concerns all crytilaised by the mandatory delivery of TRUST at all levels.

What are the new threats? How should they be addressed? By whom? How? when?

will these industries be abel, on their own, tol determine what needs to be done? will they be able to deliver TRUST while safeguarding their citizens'/ users' privacy and their day to day operations and those of all their stakeholders at all levels?

Case studies will be presented