IGF 2020 WS #300 Open platforms: ecosystems of future


Organizer 1: Technical Community, Eastern European Group
Organizer 2: Technical Community, Eastern European Group
Organizer 3: Technical Community, Eastern European Group

Speaker 1: Nikita Utkin, Technical Community, Eastern European Group
Speaker 2: Dmitry Lakontsev, Technical Community, Eastern European Group
Speaker 3: Maame Gyamfua Asante-Mensah, Technical Community, Eastern European Group


Birds of a Feather - Classroom - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

5) Data access, quality, interoperability, competition & innovation Topics: data concentration, data trusts/pools, data quality, technical standards, interoperability, open data, data portability, competition, innovation. Example: What is the competitive, developmental, Human Rights, ethical, regulatory and technical issues raised by increased concentration of data? - Within the evolving Digital Economy, how can we get the most contribution from the different actors of the Internet Ecosystem, particularly strong players, in order to tackle Internet Affordability without closing opportunity for different business models and preserving Internet openness? - How do we ensure that Internet governance processes are truly inclusive? What needs to be done to enhance the capacity of different actors (and especially those in developing and least-developed countries) to actively contribute to such processes and whose responsibility is it?

The key challenge for the session participants should be the issues of the digital world of tomorrow and the search for tools to ensure it. The engineering community must independently develop principles to ensure digital balance and digital openness.


GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals


The development of the Internet has predetermined the development of global and national economies for many decades. In certain periods, we witnessed various competitive wars, which were expressed in confrontation at the level of patent law and standards. However, the strength of engineering professionals communities are often contrasted themselves with individual negative development trends. The current stage of digital systems development indicates the possibility of a repetition of such competition. For the professional community, there comes a moment of truth: what will shape the face of the digital future? Will compatibility and integrability be achieved? Will open platforms find their place in the future? Who will be the main driver of change?

Expected Outcomes

The results of the session can be the formulated principles of the engineering community regarding the future digital world and digital platforms.

Open discussion with auditorium dialogue (extra option – voting)

Relevance to Internet Governance: The formation of the appearance of future digital platforms, as well as the principles of their development and functioning in the world of modern civil society, covers both issues of social development and issues of engineering principles.

Relevance to Theme: at the field 2 above. The main focus of this session is related to inclusion and the possibilities of its provision when moving to a new stage of technological development. In this session, we consider open platforms and engineering interoperability as the foundation for long-term sustainable development and inclusion. Within the framework of these issues, the importance of activities and specific tools related to achieving an inclusive information society, attracting all interested parties and ensuring that every voice is heard and equally accepted in decision-making processes is discussed.

Online Participation


Usage of IGF Official Tool. Additional Tools proposed: Social tools