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IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #12 Women Empowerment through ICTS

Theme: Development, Innovation, and Economic Issues.

Subtheme: Internet for Development and Sustainable Development Goals for Women

Moderator: Maria Beebe

Organizer: Lima Madomi

Some women’s empowerment problems could be addressed at the national and regional level by understanding gender and the use of the Internet. The session will review case studies from Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan, and Philippines. Participants will be requested to share possible solutions.


IGF 2018 LIGHTNING SESSION #6 Can we reduce poverty with technology?

LIGHTNING SESSION 6: Can we reduce poverty with technology?


Name: Diego Molano, Chair, ICC BASIS, Former ICT minister of Colombia; International Consultant, Digital Transformation of Governments and Companies

Organization: International Chamber of Commerce, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative

Stakeholder Group: Private sector



IGF 2018 OF #14 La Francophonie et la transformation numérique

The Open Forum focuses on La Francophonie's action in the field of digital transformation.  International Organisation of Francophonie and Francophonie operators such as the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, TV5, Senghor University and others have taken the digital turn and committed themselves to supporting French-speaking developing countries in their transition to digital. This is broken down by their different fields of activity.

IGF 2018 WS #385 Challenges & opportunities: How will technology reshape jobs

Additional Speakers

SalesForce (TBC)



Introduction: 2 minutes introduction delivered by the in-presence moderator, who will briefly introduce the topic and the debates around this area.

First round of key speakers: 4 minutes max. per key speaker, five speakers. As the idea of this roundtable is to make the audience participants, each key speaker will count with 5 minutes to introduce their perspectives on the topic. The presentations will be short but concise, what will allow a better understanding of each speaker opinions on the subject. After this first round, 2 minutes will be granted to the speakers, in case they want to reply any of their colleagues speakers.(Total time: 25 minutes).

Moderator will open the floor for comments/questions

First round of opentable: 3-4 minutes max. per participant (total time allocated: 18 minutes). The microphone will be open to other intervention delivered by the participants. After one in-presence participant speech or question, the in-presence moderator will ask the remote moderator if any remote participant would like to post a question or comment.

Moderator will announce when first opentable is over and deliver the microphone to the next key speaker.

Second round of key speakers: 4 minutes max. per key speaker, five speakers. Same dynamic as in the first round will be applied (Total time: 25 minutes)

Moderator will open the floor for comments/questions.

Second round of opentable: 3-4 minutes max. per participant. Same dynamic as in the second round will be applied (Total time: 18 minutes)

Moderator will announce when second opentable is over

Final remarks: the moderator will close the table, by reading some final remarks, stating all the positions argued during the workshop (total time: 2 minutes)

Total time distribution:
Introduction: 2 minutes
Total time speakers: 50 minutes (divided into two rounds of 26 minutes each).
Total time participants (remote and in person): 36 minutes (divided into two rounds of 18 minutes each).
Closing: 2 minutes
Total time: 90 minutes.

IGF 2018 WS #443 The Internet and Jobs: preparing Gen YZ for future of work

Additional Speakers

Maria Prieto - International Labour Organization 

Sevinc Aliyeva - Youth@IGF 2018

Sebastian Wee Kiat Hoe - Youth@IGF 2018


Welcome and overview of the session - 5 minutes
The Internet and Future of Work: an introduction to the topic - 10 minutes
Roundtable “Youth employment and the future of work”
Speakers (20 min)
Maria Prieto - ILO
Beate Degen -EY
Wathagi Ndungu - Digital Grassroots
Sevinc Aliyeva - Youth@IGF 2018
Q&A 15 min
Roundtable “Capacity Building policies and best practices”
Speakers (20 min)
Souleymane Diallo - Government Senegal
Pablo Hinojosa -  Apnic 
Veronica Arroyo - SIG Youth 
Sebastian Wee Kiat Hoe - Youth@IGF 2018

Q&A 15 min
Closing remarks - 5 minutes

IGF 2018 WS #407 Digital development & Data Protection in the global south: MENA region as an example

Additional Speakers

Issa Mahasneh, Jordan Open Source Association



Introduction                           Onsite Moderator                                                       6 min

Speakers presentations          Speakers         (6 min each)                                       36 min

Participants discussion           All participants (including remote participants)      40 min

Wrap-up                                 Onsite moderator                                                       5 min

Closing                                               Onsite moderator                                                       3 min

IGF 2018 WS #98 Who is in charge? Accountability for algorithms on platforms

Additional Speakers

Phillip Malloch, is Vice President at Telia Company, which he joined in 2007. Phillip currently heads Telia Company’s Group Public Affairs. He joined ETNO’s Executive Board in 2012 and he was a member of the GSMA’s Chief Regulatory Officers’ Group from 2013 - 2017. Malloch is since 2018 the Chairman of ETNO.

Fanny Hedvigi, is Access Now’s European Policy Manager based in Brussels. Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on E.U.-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Program of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union where she engaged in strategic litigation with journalists and other NGOs, participated in the fight against the national data retention law in Hungary, and promoted privacy enhancing technologies. There, she gained experience on how to operate as a human rights advocate in a restrictive environment. Fanny also worked as a consumer protection lawyer both in the public and the private sector. She has a law degree from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and she spent one academic year at the University of Florence with Erasmus Scholarship. Fanny was once on Swiss national TV as Roger Federer’s biggest fan.

Karen Reilly is the Managing Director of Tungsten Labs, building communication technology with privacy by design. Previously, she managed bare metal and cloud infrastructure in the private sector, and worked on information security and censorship circumvention for NGOs.


The agenda proposed is:

- 10 minutes introduction: the background of the session will be presented as well as the instructions for the break-out sessions.

- 30 minutes break-out session: The break-out sessions will be moderated by the speakers. Each speaker will have a topic with the common goal of identifying the dilemmas with algorithms on platforms from the perspective of the participants and together propose solutions. The audience can choose which break-out session they want to join. The speaker will serve as a facilitator/moderator of the discussions. 

- 20 minutes pitches/intervention by speakers representing different stakeholder groups: The speakers will present their views of the discussions together with the solutions/conclusions from the break-out session discussions regarding what the group considers to be the right mechanism/stakeholder to turn to solve potential dilemmas.

- 20 minutes discussion with audience: The moderator will lead discussion and exchanges with the whole audience, based on the identified solutions from the break-out sessions. The differences/similarities in perspectives can be further discussed.

- 10 minutes round-up to agree on session conclusions/steps forward

IGF 2018 WS #193 Submarine cables governance & sustainable development goals

Additional Speakers

Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France SAS

Barbara Simao, Researcher, telecommunications and digital rights, IDEC (Brazil)

Philippe Dumont, Chief Executive Officer, Eulalink Cable


First round (10h40-11h25): why are submarine cables critical for global connectivity and human rights?

Chair: Félix Blanc (Internet Sans Frontières)

Robert Pepper, Global connectivity and Technology Policy , Facebook (U.S.): Could you explain your strategy of investment in submarine infrastructures? How does it contribute to promote human rights and prevent network interference?

Camille Morel, PhD Student - Centre Lyonnais d'études de sécurité internationale et de défense (CLESID): Could you provide us with an overview of the geostrategic role of submarine cables? In such context, are international norms sufficient to protect  human rights in peacetime, as well as in wartime?

Fabrice Coquio, President of Interxion France SAS:  Why is Interxion crucial for providing access to submarine cables? How your activities contribute to promote human rights such as universal access or privacy?

Dwayne Winseck, Professor, Carleton University (Canada): Could you give us an overview of recent trends challenging the old map of submarine cables? What is the impact of private-public cooperation on human rights such as universal access or privacy?

2°) Second Round (11h25-12h05) : Why submarine cables are critical for promoting human rights in Africa and Latin America?

Chair: Florence Poznanski (Internet Sans Frontières)

Barbara Simao, Researcher, telecommunications and digital rights, IDEC (Brazil): What are the expected impacts of additional cables such as Sacs, Monet or Ellalink? Could you explain us IDEC national and transnational strategy to protect the rights of users on these infrastructures?

Philippe Dumont, Chief Executive Officer, Eulalink Cable: what will be the impact of ELLALINK on Latin American connectivity? How will ELLALKINK contribute to reduce digital divide and promote human rights?

Doug Madory, Senior Analyst, Internet Intelligence (U.S.): why are submarine cables critical for network interference? What transnational tools and strategy do we need to alert publicly on human rights violations operated on SCs?

Julie Owono, Executive director, Internet Sans Frontières (Cameroun): Are additional submarine cables necessarily beneficial to African populations? What transnational strategy is available to protect human rights and populations highly dependent on submarine infrastructures?

Conclusive remarks (12h05-12h10): Peter Micek (Access Now)

IGF 2018 WS #219 Unleash the Power of Digital Economy & Society with Mobile Internet

Additional Speakers

No more additional speakers. And we will carefully go through the current list of speakers and work with the most relevant and available ones, considering the time is only 60 minutes. 


Intended Agenda: 

Introduction by moderator, Mr. Urs Gasser -5 mins 

Speech by 4 Speakers 10 minutes each and 40 minutes in total 

Roundtable discussion cross speakers - 15 minutes 

IGF 2018 WS #232 Big Data Governance for Paris Agreement & SDGs

The workshop shall start with the welcome note and introduction with highlight of the discussion by Onsite Moderator Prof. Liu Chuang, and will keep time to ensure that panelists, audiences and online participants can meaningfully provide insights, comments and questions (5 Mins). After this introduction, she will give individual speaking slot to the Panel Speaker (5 Mins each). This will take around 40 minutes. Individual slots are utilized as follows:
1. Prof Liu Chuang, the Editor-in-Chief of Global Change Research Data Publishing & Repository, will provide an overview of global change research data publishing & sharing.  She will be discussing on the practices on data policies, and technology solution and information sharing for implementation of big data in achieving SDGs.
2. Dr. Peter Pissierssens, the Director of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, will discuss about the progress of the international oceanographic data as well as the information exchange, including current policies, internet access, public resources, etc.
3. Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves will provide the insight from the Government stakeholder group's perspective, and she will introduce and interpret the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that go towards a revolution of big data governance and responsibilities. 
4. Prof. Ricardo Israel Robles Pelayo, from the International Commercial Law of the Universidad Humannas, Mexico, will address the policies and legal issues on big data in support of achieving SDGs, specially highlighting the big data and human rights according to Mexican law, and the governance and legal issues of data access.
5. Dr. Simon Hodson, the Executive Director of the Committee on Data of the International Council for Science, will elaborate on the case of open data. His presentation will focus on current challenges, the socio-economic impacts, the emerging needs and other issues of open data in big data era. 
The Onsite Moderator Prof. Liu Chuang and Online Moderator Prof. Zhou Xiang will elicit what panelists find most insightful from the discussion and build on them by asking questions to create active flow of conversation with panelists, online participants and experts in the audiences (15 Mins).
The last five minutes, the Onsite Moderator will close the workshop by summarizing the consensus of the facilitated discussion (5 Mins).