“Future of the Internet”

Conferencies, Esdeveniments

per Comunicació CTECNO / 2 febrer, 2009 / Sense comentaris

El proper dia 2 de febrer, el centre d’estudis sobre assumptes europeus, Lisbon Council, organitza a Brussel·les una jornada de conferències en que s’analitzarà el paper que la xarxa Internet juga en l’actualitat i pot jugar en el futur de les relacions polítiques, econòmiques i socials al nostre planeta.

En base al triomf de Barack Obama els EUA i el paper que les noves tecnologies hi han jugat, s’organitzen diversos debats amb experts al voltant del tema, en una jornada que es desenvoluparà al llarg de tot un matí.

Per inscriure’s cal enviar un correu electrònic a : rsvp@lisboncouncil.net

Heus aquí el programa (en anglès), que trobareu també a sota, a l’apartat “documents” en format .pdf


How the Obama Generation Will Change the World

Special Guests:
Viviane Reding, European commissioner, information society and media
Don Tapscott, award winning author, Wikinomics and Grown Up Digital

09h30 to 13h00
Monday, 02 February 2009
Residence Palace, International Press Centre
155 rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium

With more than 1.2 billion users worldwide, the Internet has become as ubiquitous as air, as widely employed as the sidewalk. And yet, a host of important issues still lay ahead for the revolutionary technology that gives citizens unprecedented access to information and knowledge, and empowers people across the globe by making their voices heard. First and foremost, how will society change as the technology becomes more widespread? What will Web 3.0 look like? And how will today’s under 30’s – representatives of the first generation to grow up immersed in digital technology – use the Internet to write their own version of democracy and society?

In this highly interactive Initiative, participants will join thought leaders, top-level regulators, industry practitioners, think tankers and others in a highly interactive debate on what the future holds for the Internet – and what the Internet holds for the future. Award-winning author Don Tapscott will set the scene with a penetrating talk on the way today’s youth will use the Internet to change the world as we know it. Later, European Commissioner Viviane Reding will give her views on the challenges facing the Internet, and the legislative priorities she and future regulators will face.

09h30 Registration and Welcoming Coffee


10h00 Special Presentation
The Internet and the Obama Generation: How Today’s Youth Will Reshape Politics, Economics and Society
Don Tapscott, chairman, nGenera Innovation Forum; author, Grown Up Digital and Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything


11h00 Coffee Break


11h30-13h00 Keynote and Debate
The Future of the Internet: Priorities for a New Era
The Honourable Viviane Reding, commissioner, information society and media, European Commission

. Larry Hirst, chairman, IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa
Don Tapscott, chairman, nGenera Innovation Forum; author, Grown Up Digital and Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
Lorraine Twohill, vice-president, marketing, Google EMEA

This invitation is to you personally and not transferable. A copy of the programme is attached.

If you would like to join us for this interactive and timely discussion, send an e-mail soonest to rsvp@lisboncouncil.net and mention “Future of the Internet Initiative” in the subject heading. Space is strictly limited, and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Only registered participants will have access to the venue.

The Lisbon Council asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network dedicated to making Europe “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion,” a goal which European heads of government set in 2000. The group is committed to making a positive contribution by engaging politicians and the public-at-large in a constructive exchange about Europe’s economic and social future.

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