Plenary

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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MLi Group & Summit Chairman Keynote: Setting The Stage - What Is "The New Mile"? Why Will The New Poli-Cyber Security Threats Impact All? What Are The New Facts & Realities That Brought This About? Why Should You Care?
Khaled
Khaled
MLi Group, MLi Group Chairman

MLi Group & Summit Chairman Keynote: Setting The Stage -

What Is "The New Mile"?

Why Will The New Poli-Cyber Security Threats Impact All?

What Are The New Facts & Realities That Brought This About?

Why Should You Care?

 

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Dignitary Keynotes followed by High Level Discussions on new Threats, Challenges and Opportunities for Africa in the New MiLE.
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
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
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO
Magdalena Gaj
Magdalena Gaj
TRA of Poland, President

Dignitary Keynotes followed by High Level Discussions on new Threats, Challenges and Opportunities for Africa in the New MiLE.


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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.




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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?

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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

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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?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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What & Where are the Great New Opportunities in The New MiLE for Africans and their Front Line Service Providers?
Dr Moctar Yedaly
Dr Moctar Yedaly
African Union Commission, Head of Information Society
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon
Mobilium Global, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO

Are South Africa & African Innovators Ready to Turn Billions of Ready Users all over the Wordl Into Customers in The New Multilingual Internet & Internet Landscape Ecosystem?

Today, Half of the internet users today are in Asia and the shift is increasing.

3 billion internet users worldwidey so far - 2/3rd of them are from Emerging Markets and Economies.

The next billion+ will come predominantly from Emerging Markets Economisies, NOT the west.

The Internet and the global landscape are undergoing a global Seismic change with huge ripples signaling a new Internet and Landscape Ecosystem.

How  are they interacting on the internet today? Would you like to know if your products & services are what they are thirsty for?  What challenges do these opportunities present?

Q- What opportunities do the current 2 billion and next billion+ internet users / consumers in these growing markets present to you, your operations and your business?

Q- Are your products and servcies what they are ready or craving for?

Join and learn of MLi Group research on internet user habits and usability conducted in the Arabic, Urdu and Farsi language communities.

Disover the High Level critical key findings that will be shared at this session to help you make more informed strategic decisions on how tap these ripe markets for your products and services.

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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.

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Cloud Services - The challenges & Opportunities in the New MiLE - A Tool for Empowerment or a New Risk to Privacy?

Cloud Services in The MiLE - The challenges & Opportunities - A Tool for Empowerment or a New Risk to Privacy?

Join and weigh in on the debate

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Branding & Mobile Evolution in the New MiLE. How can Brands and Brand Agencies use the Internet more effectively to build their brands.New Lessons to Learn. Case studies shared.

Traditional Branding and Communication techniques are already being challenged in the new Ecosystem. The global paradigms have changed. New and traditional challenges ranging from local, regional and global competition to Cyber security threats to brand abuse have barely scratched the surface presenting grave new threats to Branding and its Communications. What will happen to those who don’t adapt, and fast?

Join a distinguished panel of global experts and learn of the challenges ahead and how to prepare for them

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Debate: Is Transparent, Democratic, Representative & Legitimate Governance of the Internet Achievable in New MiLE? Africa's Roles?
Jovan Kurbalija
Jovan Kurbalija
Geneva Internet Platform, Director
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO

DEBATE - CRITICAL TOPIC & QUESTION: 
 

Is Transparent, Democratic, Representative & Legitimate Governance of the Internet Achievable in New MiLE?  If Yes, How? What can  Africa Contribute?

This new  Multilingual Internet and Landscape Ecosystem (MiLE) has created too many new challenges to an Internet Governance model already challenged to deliver for the old Internet let alone the new Ecosystem Born in 2014. The NSA surveillance at global level revealed by the Snowden revelations caused serious damage to Trust in many existing approaches on Internet Governance. Can this be repaired? How?

Reviews of the challenges and effectiveness to date of the many processes around including the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), NETMundial, IANA Transition, and others and their ability to deliver in the new Ecosystem.

Attend to weigh in on the live debates on what needs to happen and be addressed head on to make internet Governance a global Democratic process for humanity which factors in the will of the people everywhere who will be governed by it and help shape a new model of the internet governance in the new Ecosystem to positively impact all stakeholders at local and global levels.


  


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iMai - INNOVATOR Meet ACCELERATOR / INVESTOR: Local & Regional Innovators will pitch to a Panel of Accelerators & Mentors, Investors their ideas and solutions to local Internet Challenges in the New 'MILE'.

Local & Regional Innovators will pitch to a Panel of Accelerators & Mentors their ideas and solutions to local Internet Challenges in the New "MILE".

Are South African Innovators Ready to Turn Billions of Ready Users all over the World Into Customers in The New "MILE"?

Announcement of most original proposal thru a vote by the audience will be presented at the conclusion of the session. 

During a two hour session, innovators and entrepreneurs will present their ideas to a Panel of Corporate Accelerator representatives that will select the best ideas. There will be more than one presentation round. Every time and idea get selected it qualifies to the next round where it will gain more time to express and defend itself. The Corporate Accelerators will choose entirely on their own criteria which ideas, if any, should be supported and how. The ideas presented are from regional innovators and entrepreneurs and they can be on any matter regarding the new "MILE".

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Summit Declaration & Closing Remarks.
Nasser Kettani
Nasser Kettani
Microsoft, Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,
Dr. Imad Hoballah
Dr. Imad Hoballah
ICTTT Consulting, Chairman and CEO
Warren Hero
Warren Hero
Microsoft, CTO, South Africa
Lucky Masilela
Lucky Masilela
ZACR, CEO

Summit Declaration.  
Host and Sponsors Statements.
Recognition of Sponsors, Supportig Organisations. and others.

Ammouncment of Next MLi Group Summit Location and Date on the Global Summit Series Calendar

Summit chairman Closing Summit statement