IGF 2019 WS #292 The Philosophical Underpinning of Cloud Native Governments

Organizer 1: Philipp Mueller, Donau Universit├Ąt Krems
Organizer 2: Mueller Parycek, Fraunhofer Fokus

Speaker 1: Philipp Mueller, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 2: Mueller Parycek, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 3: Arturo Franco, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 4: Miksch Jennifer, Government, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

How does the idea of "cloud native" impact constitutional, cultural, and procedural dimensions of democratic governance? What are the possibility spaces, what are risks? What are the experiences of different states that have gone cloud native?

Relevance to Theme: The cloud native concept as it is being implemented in governments worldwide is having an impact on global resilience.

Relevance to Internet Governance: in a world of cloud, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things, we need to broaden the questions on internet governance and openly raise geopolitical questions on how to think in decades and centuries.

Format: 

Birds of a Feather - Auditorium - 60 Min

Description: The internet and its corollary technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things have had the biggest impact on fundamental questions of the governance of government, since the writing of Thomas Hobbes on the contractual foundation of the sovereign. In the workshop we will reflect the opportunities and challenges governments are facing in a world that has gone cloud native.
Participants will be government officials from the global south and north, academics, and technologists.

Expected Outcomes: A comparative government perspective (in written form)
guidance for governments planning to implement cloud
an exchange of ideas

Onsite Moderator: 

Philipp Mueller, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Online Moderator: 

Philipp Mueller, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Rapporteur: 

Mueller Parycek, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Discussion Facilitation: 

the moderator will frame the session, we will do short provocative interventions, then engage in the group and with the audience.

Online Participation: 

moderated questions.

Proposed Additional Tools: twitter and social media in prep, during, and after the session

SDGs: 

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities