IEEE Summit on Internet Governance

Wednesday 3rd December 2014, The Hotel, Brussels, Belgium

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Opening Remarks: Prof. Roberto de Marca
IEEE President and CEO

Keynote speaker: Dr. Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Networking coffee break

Panel I: – Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has been defined as the principle that “traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference, independent of the sender, receiver, type, content, device, service or application.” A different view, is that certain types of data, for example, critical medical services, deserve and require higher priority; and possibly that price should depend on usage, encouraging greater competition and ultimately greater benefit to users. This panel will explore this debate and other visions of net neutrality, their respective merits and the technical consequences of different jurisdictions adopting different policies.

Key discussion points:

  • Competing visions of net neutrality in the EU and the US – can we have a one-size fits all approach to net neutrality?
  • Should the internet be seen as a vital public utility or is it a commercial service, to be traded like any other?
  • How should critical services such as medical systems and disaster response be prioritised?
  • What new challenges are presented by the growth of the Internet of Things?
  • Moderator: Jacki Davis

    Panel Members:

    Marietje Schaake - Member European Parliament
    Christoph Steck - Director Public Policy & Internet, Telefónica
    Pastora Valero - Senior Director Government Affairs, CISCO
    Mathieu Weill - CEO Afnic

Walking Networking Buffet Lunch

Panel II: – Security vs. Privacy

The debate over the balance between privacy and security continues to rage. On the one hand, the desire for privacy is nearly universal and many people regard personal information as personal property to be divulged only by choice or when required for a greater good. On the other hand, criminal and terrorist activity on the internet continues to increase, and national security and public safety are often seen as legitimate reasons for government to intervene to collect personal information. The collection, without permission, of personal information by commercial enterprises for profit-related activities adds a further layer of complexity. The panel will explore the growing cyber-threat, the principles that may lead to a consensus on the appropriate balance between privacy and security, and current legislative responses, including the Data Protection Regulation and the Network and Information Security Directive.

Key discussion points:

  • The current cyber-threat landscape and national/international responses.
  • The future of data protection in the EU – political, legal and technical implementation of the right to be forgotten.
  • Should our right to privacy be secondary to the need to protect national security?
  • The cyber-threat from state entities.
  • What new risks are generated by Big Data and the Internet of Things?
Moderator: Jacki Davis

Panel Members:

Dr. Stephen Farrell - Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht - Executive Director, EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Kostas Rossoglou - Senior Legal Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
James Waterworth - Vice President, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Europe

Networking coffee break

Panel Session III: - The Future of Internet Governance

The internet, one of the most disruptive technologies of the 20th century, arose primarily from networking research in the United States and Europe. Most of the essential management functions that have enabled its dramatic growth – including the development of technical interoperability standards and the management of domain names – have been guided from the U.S. With more than 3 billion internet users now worldwide, the internet is increasingly seen as a personal and business necessity and demand for a more global dimension to internet governance has increased. 2014 has been a critical year in the internet governance debate with the multi-stakeholder approach moving to the centre of the debate at NetMundial and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). 2015 will be an equally important year given the debate around the future of ICANN and the IANA functions. This panel will explore visions of how the internet can be governed in the future in ways that serve well the needs of its diverse stakeholders today and in the foreseeable future, and will allow changes in governance as the internet evolves further.

Key discussion points:

  • Multi-stakeholder governance versus multilateral governance.
  • How can ICANN accountability to its stakeholder community be boosted?
  • What does the future hold for ICANN and the IANA functions?
  • How can we ensure that moves to prevent espionage by state and non-state actors do not result in the balkanisation of the internet?
Moderator: Jacki Davis

Panel Members:

Dr. Mark Raymond - Wick Cary Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Megan Richards - Principal Adviser in DG Communications Networks, and Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) of European Commission
Jean-Jacques Sahel - Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN
Oliver Süme - President EurolSPA/Deputy Chair - eco


Moderator: Jacki Davis

Close of Summit

Please come and join us for a networking cocktail immediately outside this room


Jacki Davis

Jacki Davis is an experienced journalist, speaker and moderator of high-level events both in Brussels and in EU national capitals, the editor of many publications, a regular broadcaster on television and radio news programmes, and a Senior Adviser to the European Policy Centre think tank. Her extensive experience in moderating conferences includes many events for the EU institutions, numerous multinational companies, industry and trade associations, and non-governmental organisations.
Mathieu Weill
CEO Afnic

A Telecommunications Engineer (Telecom ParisTech 1999) and a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1994), on July 1, 2005, Mathieu Weill was appointed CEO of Afnic, the association in charge of the .fr Top Level Domain. Afnic employs 80 people and manages over 2.7 million .fr domain names. The non-profit organization has public and private stakeholders.

Mathieu Weill previously worked for five years at the Department of Technology and Information Society of the French Ministry for Industry. For three years he was in charge of facilitating and monitoring programs to support industrial research in telecommunications (via the National Telecommunications Research Network). For two years thereafter, Mathieu Weill led the office for economic situation and prospective studies, whose main business cases involved defining the fees for frequency use by telecommunications operators, introducing secondary trading for radio frequencies to French law, supervising the national Frequency Agency and drafting economic studies on the impact of information technology on competitiveness, employment and growth.

Since his arrival at Afnic, Mathieu Weill has helped deploy the .fr Top Level Domain (the number of domain names in the portfolio increased from 382,000 on his arrival in July 2005 to more than 2.7 million in 2014); he has consolidated the standing of Afnic at the national and international levels in legal, technical and political issues, and he has developed new business for Afnic as a provider of technical solutions and registry services for new top-level domains such as .paris or .sncf.
Megan Richards
Principal Adviser in DG Communications Networks, and Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) of European Commission

Megan Richards, holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Public Administration Degrees. She has worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Africa, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, the government of Canada, and private law firms. In 1991, she joined the European Commission and has worked programs to support SMEs, research and innovation, including regulatory, legal, financial and contractual issues. From September 2006- April 2009 she was Director of resource management in the Commission's Joint Research Centre; and as from May 2009 has been in DG CONNECT, holding positions of Director of General Affairs, Director of Converged Networks and Services, Director Coordination, and acting Deputy Director General before taking up her current position. From 2013-2014 she was EU Fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Dr. Mark Raymond
Wick Cary Assistant Professor of International Security, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Mark Raymond is the Wick Cary Assistant Professor of International Security in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests include International Relations theory, International Law and Organization, and International Security. His current book project examines the role of procedural rules in shaping the politics of global rule-making. He is the co-editor, with Gordon Smith, of Organized Chaos: Reimagining the Internet (Waterloo, Canada: CIGI, 2014). His work has also appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal.

Mark was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a non-partisan think tank located in Waterloo, Ontario. At CIGI, he contributed to the development and execution of research and programming on Internet governance, including the Global Commission on Internet Governance. In this capacity, he testified before the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, participated in the 2013 Internet Governance Forum, and spoke at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House).
Dr. Vinton G. Cerf
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist

Dr. Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. He has served in executive positions at MCI, the Corporation for National Research Initiatives and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and on the faculty of Stanford University.

Vint Cerf served as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from 2000-2007 and has been a Visiting Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1998. Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1992-1995. Cerf is a Fellow of the IEEE, ACM, and American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Engineering Consortium, the Computer History Museum, the British Computer Society, the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He currently serves as Past President of the Association for Computing Machinery, chairman of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), chairman of StopBadWare and recently completed his term as Chairman of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. President Obama appointed him to the National Science Board in 2012.

Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet, including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, the Prince of Asturias Award, the Tunisian National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize, the Charles Stark Draper award, the ACM Turing Award, Officer of the Legion d’Honneur and 21 honorary degrees. In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction. Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.
Pastora Valero
Senior Director Government Affairs, CISCO

Pastora Valero is Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs, for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR) for Cisco, the global leader for networking for the Internet. She leads government affairs activities for Cisco in the EMEAR region and is responsible for developing and advancing Cisco’s technology and communications policy agenda including broadband, Internet governance, IP enabled services, security, trade and energy.

She joined Cisco in 2003, and prior to her regional role, she led Cisco’s European Union Government Affairs strategy between 2003 and 2013.

Pastora has almost two decades of experience in regulatory and public policy issues in the telecommunications and Internet related areas, as well as on EU public policy with respect to competition, trade and information technology regulation. Prior to Cisco, she was Vice-President Regulatory Affairs for Global TeleSystems (GTS), a pan-European fibre optic network operator. She started her career with the Brussels law firm Van Bael & Bellis, and dealt in particular with EU trade and competition law issues.

Pastora holds leadership positions within several industry organizations including as Chair of the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the E.U., and Board member of the Trans-Atlantic Business Council (TABC).

She is a qualified lawyer in Spain, holds a Masters degree in European law (ULB, Brussels) and an L.L.M in International law (VUB, Brussels).
Christoph Steck
Director Public Policy & Internet, Telefónica

Christoph Steck is Director Public Policy & Internet for Telefonica. In this role he oversees the strategy and development of Telefonica´s global Public Policy work and is responsible for defining its Public Policy positions on Internet, Broadband and technology issues. He is also chairman of the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO, the European Network Operators Association.

He was selected to represent global business at the High-Level Committee of NETMundial in April 2014 in Brazil and is also a member of the ICANN High-Level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms. In 2011 he was voted to be a member of the UN multi-stakeholder CSTD workgroup on improvements of the Internet Governance Forum. He represents Telefonica at various other international organisations and associations involved in policy-making and regulation of communication services, broadband and the Internet, including IGF and ICANN.
Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht
Executive Director, EU Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht has more than 30 years of professional management experience in the IT sector.

Udo Helmbrecht was born in 1955, in Castrop-Rauxel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He studied Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Ruhr-University, Bochum, and in 1984 he was awarded a PhD in Theoretical Physics. In 2010 Udo Helmbrecht was appointed honorary professor at the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Germany.

His experience in the field of security has been acquired through work in a variety of areas, including the energy industry, insurance, engineering, aviation, defence, and the space industry. He became the president of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2003.

Udo Helmbrecht took office as executive director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) in October 2009.
James Waterworth
Vice President, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Europe.

James Waterworth is Vice-President, Europe for the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) advising members and policy makers on a wide range of issues relating to the Internet. He brings with him more than a decade of experience in technology policy having held government affairs posts for Nokia, Cable and Wireless and Telefonica in Brussels and London.

As Director of Government Affairs for Nokia he lead calls for the European Union to create a Digital Single Market; a unified market to the advantage of business and consumers. From 2007 to 2008 he worked for the Nokia CTO on media relations. Between 2001 and 2005 he worked in London for Cable & Wireless and then Telefonica UK on telecommunications network regulation, most notably on the regulation of the wholesale broadband market and the structural separation of the former UK telecommunications incumbent BT. Between 2009 and 2012 he was President of the European Digital Media Association. He has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and French from the University of Leeds and a master's degree in European Politics from the University of London.
Dr. Stephen Farrell
Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin.

Dr. Stephen Farrell is a research fellow in the school of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, where he teaches and researches on security and delay/disruption-tolerant networking (DTN).

Stephen has been involved in Internet standards for more than a decade and half; and is currently one of two IETF security area directors.

Stephen is also a founder of Tolerant Networks Limited a TCD campus company offering DTN consulting and support. Stephen is funded to work as security area director via an EU FP7 project called STREWS.
Oliver Süme
President EurolSPA/Deputy Chair – eco

Oliver J. Süme has been the vice president of the board of the German Internet Industry Association (eco) since 2000. There, he oversees the activities of the Political and Legal Affairs Department, which includes responsibility for representing the interests of the association and its over 700 member companies. Süme is also a trained lawyer and partner at the Hamburg-based law firm of Richter Süme, where he has worked since 1997, primarily as an advocate for companies in the Internet and IT sectors. Süme is a certified IT-Lawyer and member of the IT Law Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association. In 2007, he co-founded the Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH that applied at the ICANN as a Registry for the new Top-Level-Domain ".hamburg" for the metropolitan region of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg / Germany.
Jean-Jacques Sahel -
Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement for Europe, ICANN

Jean-Jacques is a strong advocate for the open Internet and multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, in Europe and beyond. For over 15 years in both the private and government sectors, Jean-Jacques has been involved in international government and regulatory affairs. He leads ICANN’s strategic plan for outreach, support and engagement with governments, private sector, civil society and user groups throughout the region. Working closely with the Internet community across Europe, he is focused on enhancing awareness, capacity and participation of all stakeholders in ICANN.

Before joining ICANN in 2014, Jean-Jacques headed government and regulatory affairs for Skype, then digital policy at Microsoft for Europe, Middle-East & Africa regions.
Pilar del Castillo
Member European Parliament

Minister for Education, Culture and Sport in the Spanish Government, 2000 to 2004.

Member of the European Parliament, since 2004; coordinator for the Group of the European People's Party in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) 2009-2014 , and substitute member in the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

Member of the EP Delegation for Relations with Brazil.

Law graduate at Complutense University of Madrid, 1974. In 1980 she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship for a Master's Degree in Political Science at Ohio State University, USA. PhD in Law from Complutense University of Madrid, 1983. Awarded the Spanish Sociological Research Centre Prize for the doctoral thesis 'Political Party Funding in Western Democracies', 1984.

In 1986 she became Assistant Professor in Constitutional Law at UNED, and Professor in Political Science and Administration in 1994. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal 'Nueva Revista de Política, Cultura y Arte', 1995-1996. Director of the Spanish Sociological Research Centre, 1996 to 2000. She is author of numerous publications on political parties and electoral behaviour.

Chair of the European Internet Foundation.

Vice-president of the European Energy Forum (EEF),Member of the Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN), and the Board of Knowledge4Innovation (K4I).

Chair of the 'Energy and Environment' Permanent Working Group of the European Ideas Network (EIN).

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Spanish Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES), and of various national and international Political Science Associations.

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum.

She is passionate about art, her official ministerial portrait, that hangs in the gallery of the Ministry of Education, is a self-portrait.
Julia Reda
Member of the European Parliament (GREENS/EFA, Germany)

Julia Reda (Bonn, 1986) is a German politician for the Pirate Party Germany and a member of the European Parliament since 2014, where she serves as a Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group. She is also the President of the Young Pirates of Europe.

Reda became a member of the SPD when she was 16 years old. In 2009 she started to become active for the national Pirate Party and from 2010 to 2012 she was chairperson of the Young Pirates (Junge Piraten). In 2013 she was one of the co-founders of the Young Pirates of Europe. In January 2014 she was chosen to top the list of the candidates for the European Elections for the German Pirate Party, who subsequently won one seat.

She studied politics and publicity sciences at the University of Mainz.

In the European Parliament, Reda joined the Greens/EFA group. She is a member of the Legal Affairs committee as well as a substitute member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and Petitions committees. She has declared to make copyright reform her focus for the legislative term.
Prof. J. Roberto de Marca
IEEE President and CEO

Prof. J. Roberto de Marca was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Southern California, where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. He has been in the faculty of the Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro (PUC/Rio), since 1978 where he has held several leadership and administrative positions including Associate Academic Vice President for Sponsored Research. Twice on leave, Dr. de Marca served as Scientific Consultant with AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and more recently he was a Visiting Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and a Guest Scientist at the NEC Europe Research Labs, Heidelberg, Germany.

He was founding President of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society and in 1990, Prof. de Marca was appointed Scientific Director of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) where he approved the initial funding of the national research network that opened the way for the widespread use of Internet in Brazil. He was a delegate to several ITU-R TG8/1 meetings, also chair of a working group on QoS, where the wireless 3G technology specifications were developed. From 2009 to 2011 he was a member of FINEP’s (the largest Brazilian R&D and Innovation funding agency) Presidential Advisory Board.

He is an IEEE Fellow and a full member of both the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and the Brazilian National Academy of Engineering. Dr. de Marca was the 2000-2001 President of the IEEE Communications Society. In 2008 he held the office of IEEE Vice President of Technical Activities. He serves as 2014 IEEE President and CEO.
Kostas Rossoglou
Senior Legal Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Kostas Rossoglou is a Senior Legal Officer and is leading BEUC’s Digital Team. He joined BEUC in 2009 and is an expert on data protection and digital issues, including online content and competition. Mr Rossoglou is a Greek qualified lawyer and acquired experience in Greece, Malta and Brussels. BEUC acts as the umbrella group in Brussels for its members. BEUC’s main task is to represent its members at European stage and defend the interests of all Europe’s consumers. BEUC has 40 well respected, independent national consumer organisations from 31 European countries (EU, EEA and applicant countries). BEUC investigates EU decisions and developments likely to affect consumers, with a special focus on eight areas identified as priorities by our members: Financial Services, Food, Digital Rights, Consumer Rights, Sustainability, Safety, Health and Energy.
Marietje Schaake
Member European Parliament

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009.Marietje Schaake is the ALDE Coordinator of the International Trade committee (INTA). She is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Marietje additionally serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), where she focuses on strengthening Europe as a global player. She works on the EU’s neighborhood policy, notably Turkey, Iran and North Africa and the broader Middle East. In the subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) she speaks on human rights and coordinates the monthly human rights resolutions for ALDE. Her work has sought to include digital freedoms in EU foreign policy. Furthermore, she is a member of the delegation for relations with the United States and a substitute member on the delegation with Iran. Marietje has pushed for completing Europe’s digital single market and copyright reform. She is strongly committed to an open internet in discussions about internet governance and digital (human) rights. In addition to her parliamentary work, Marietje Schaake is, amongst others, Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and a Young Global Leader in the class of 2014. She serves as vice-president of the supervisory board of Free Press Unlimited. Before joining the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake worked as an independent advisor to governments, diplomats, businesses and NGO’s, on issues of transatlantic relations, diversity and pluralism, civil and human rights and integration.