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Central Asian Internet Symposium, Bishkek 2014


  • When: Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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This event is invitation only. If you have any questions, please contact Maarit Palovirta

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Symposium Agenda



08.30 - 09.00

Registration and coffee

09.00 - 09.30

Opening welcome

  • Frédéric Donck, Director of European Regional Bureau, Internet Society
  • Talant Sultanov, Director of National Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Video message by Vint Cerf, Co-inventor of Internet protocol (IP)

and co-founder of ISOC

09.30 - 10.30

Keynote Speeches

  • Elvira Sarieva, Vice Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society:

Global Internet eco-system

  • James Cowie, Chief Scientist, Dyn: Regional connectivity in Central Asia
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee break

Session I: Internet as Platform for Economic Growth

10.45 - 12.30
  • Andrew B. Wachtel, President of AUCA: Development of Academic
    Programs and Internet
  • Siddhartha Raja, Policy specialist with World Bank Group's ICT Practice:

Importance of national broadband

  • Askar Kutanov, Regional coordinator of CAREN Project: Innovative Internet

for research and education

  • Azis Abakirov, Chairman of the Kyrgyz Association of Software Developers

and Services: High Technology Park in Kyrgyz Republic 

  • Maksat Musaev, Associate Account Strategist, Google: Role of Internet

for business 

  • Mamytov Ulukman, Director of Public Fund "Electronic Future":

Role of civil society in the development of e-Government in the Kyrgyz Republic

Discussion and Q&A

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

Session II: Creating an Enabling Environment for Local Internet Development 

14.00 - 15.30

Ernis Mamyrkanov, Deputy Minister of Transport and Сommunications,

Kyrgyz Republic: Development of information and communication technologies

in Kyrgyz Republic

Jayant Khobragade, Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic: Internet

environment in India

Frédéric Donck, Director of European Regional Bureau, Internet Society:

Policies impacting the Internet in Europe

Ermek Niyazov, Vice President, Kyrgyz Telecom: Key factors for Internet

development from telecommunications operator perspective

Maarit Palovirta, Manager of European Regional Affairs, Internet Society:

Role of content localisation and traffic exchange

Abdullaev Talant, Director of the “Infocom” State Enterprise, State Registration

Service: The role of Internet technologies in the development of state sector

Discussion and Q&A

15.30 - 15.45 Coffee break

Session III: Building Sustainable Internet Infrastructure

15.45 - 17.15

Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society:

Information Security

Maxim Burtikov, External Relations Officer (Eastern Europe and Central Asia),


James Cowie, Chief Scientist, Dyn: Importance of measuring connectivity

Discussion & Q&A

17.15 - 17.30 Closing
17.30 - 19.00 Cocktail reception


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