Brussel: Future Internet: Opening Session: Rethinking the future of the Internet - Objectives, priorities, opportunities

21/05/2019 - 22:12

The possibilities that digital technologies now offer up seem truly limitless and are at the core of Europe’s socio-economic growth. A number of threats have however emerged in our increasingly connected digital world – from personal data misuse, digital exclusion, fear of job losses, to fake news – having had negative impacts on the uptake of innovative technologies and services. Looking ahead, it is therefore vital that future developments around the Internet and its governance enhance its role as a key driver for innovation, economic growth, inclusiveness and social progress.

Moderator: Rob Van Kranenburg, Founder, Council

  • Pearse O'Donohue, Director, Future Networks, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Maria Rautavirta, Director, Data Business Unit at Data Department, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland
  • Elena Plexida, Vice President, Government and IGO Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers