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19 September 2017, 10:00 – 12:00 (PDT/UTC-7)

Closing Roundtable

InterCommunity 2017 will wrap up with a Closing Roundtable discussion featuring public policy experts, Internet Hall of Fame inductees and next generation Internet leaders. Our panelists will share their unique perspectives and discuss how our community can advance the recommendations for the future Internet we all want.

The InterCommunity Closing Roundtable will explore questions such as:

  • What are the community reactions to the Global Internet Report?
  • How will Internet Society members and Chapters be responding to the report recommendations?
  • What are the emerging issues and most vital areas for us to focus on?
  • What can we learn from the recommendations? What contributions will our youth community make to advance the recommendations?
  • How will the Internet Society respond to this? How will we help #shapetomorrow?
Colin Maclay

Colin M. Maclay (@cmac) currently serves as Executive Director for the Annenberg Innovation Lab and Research Professor of Communication at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He was the founding director of the Digital Initiative at the Harvard Business School, an effort to understand and shape the digital transformation of business and society. He also spent a decade helping lead, build, scale and make sustainable Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, including its transition to a university-wide center and significant growth of its team, community and resources. He remains a senior researcher and member of the Center’s Fellows Advisory Board. He helped found the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder effort to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy online, and has advised numerous private and civil society organizations.

Maclay’s research is intersectional, exploratory and participatory, taking diverse forms and often leveraging multi-stakeholder collaborations to reveal trends and needs, suggest experiments and research, and drive the development of strategy and tactics. Recent work explores digitization and the challenges of change in industries like journalism, story driven audio, music, Nigerian film and learning. Ongoing interests include civic media and public entrepreneurship, online free expression and privacy, innovation and technology infrastructures and emerging institutions and governance. As a researcher, teacher, facilitator and entrepreneur pursuing scholarship with impact, Maclay has performed research, given invited talks and organized events on five continents; taught and organized seminars and workshops at USC, Harvard, and elsewhere; and been featured in diverse media. Throughout, he has been an instigator, incubator and mentor, connecting people and ideas to track and guide the interaction of technology and society. Maclay holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin, MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a PhD from Northeastern University.

Matthew Shears

Matthew has been involved in Internet policy and governance since 2005 and the Tunis phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).  He is currently Lead Strategist with Global Partners Digital and a consultant with the Internet Society.  Previously he was the Director for Global Internet Policy and

Human Rights with the Center for Democracy & Technology.  He has been involved in technology policy more broadly since 1995, working for AT&T, Teledesic and Cisco Systems.  Matthew was a member of the first Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group, co-chaired a Freedom Online Coalition working group on human rights and cybersecurity and has been an active participant in the multistakeholder community working on the IANA transition and enhancing ICANN’s accountability. He has been elected to the ICANN Board and will be seated at the 60th ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi in November 2017.  A UK national, he received his BA in International Affairs from George Washington University and his MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics.

Kathy Brown 

Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads the Internet Society in its mission to keep the Internet open, thriving and benefitting all people throughout the world.

The Internet Society is at the center of the largest global network of people and organizations focused on ensuring the Internet continues to evolve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, economic development and social progress. As the Internet faces escalating challenges in the areas of privacy, security and governance, the Internet Society serves as a powerful voice for the Internet community as an internationally respected expert on Internet technical, development and policy issues.

Ms. Brown’s career spans the public and private sector, including serving in the United States National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and leading policy and global corporate social responsibility initiatives for telecom provider Verizon. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Marist College. Ms. Brown has served on the advisory boards of the Public Interest Registry (.ORG), the mPowering Development Initiative of the ITU, and the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab.

Nabil Bukhalid 

At the American University of Beirut (AUB), Nabil Bukhalid led the Computing and Networking team that brought the Internet to Lebanon. He made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet in Lebanon, established the Lebanese Domain Registry (LBDR) and served as administrator and registrar for the .LB ccTLD since its creation in 1993.

Nabil is also the founder of the Lebanese Academic and Research Network (LARN), co-founder of the Lebanese Broadband Manifesto Support Group (LBSG) and BeirutIX, the first Internet Exchange Point in Lebanon.

He is also a co-founder and ex-president of the Internet Society Lebanon Chapter; co-founder and CEO of the Lebanese Internet Center; and advisory board member of the Lebanese Canadian Tech Hub.

In this capacity, Nabil contributed to many Internet governance, strategic planning, capacity-building and research efforts in the EMEA region and organized and presented in numerous conferences on technical, governance and socio-economical concepts related to the Internet, multi-stakeholder governance, knowledge society and open data.

Nabil attended AUB, where he earned both his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (1981) and EMBA (2006).

Gonzalo Camarillo

Gonzalo Camarillo is 2016-2017 Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees. He is also the head of Data/IT standardization at Ericsson, where he works at the office of the CTO. At the IETF, he chairs the HIP and TRAM working groups and is the liaison manager to 3GPP.

Dr. Camarillo has been actively involved in the IETF community for many years. He has authored several RFCs, and served in both the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and the IAB (Internet Architecture Board). He has also chaired a number of working groups in several areas and has served in several directorates.

In the past, Dr. Camarillo funded and headed the Advanced Multimedia Research Laboratory at Ericsson Research Finland. He also worked for Ericsson Research as Principal Researcher in the area of Services and Software, and for an Ericsson business unit as principal systems expert. He has published several scientific papers, patents and books.

Gonzalo Camarillo holds an MBA from AEE (Aalto University Executive Education; Finland), a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Aalto University (Finland), and two MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology; Sweden) and UPM (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; Spain). As part of his PhD studies, he was a visitor researcher at Columbia University (USA).

Raul Echeberria 

Raúl Echeberría joined Internet Society in 2014 as Vice President of Global Engagement after completing his 6 years term on Internet Society’s Board of Trustees.

Raúl was one of the founders of LACNIC (the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean) where he played a key role in bringing together several organizations to support this endeavor. He served first as Chairman of the Board and after that as the CEO of LACNIC between 2002 and 2014.

He was one of the members of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) created in 2004 by the United Nations Secretary General and played a relevant role in the negotiations that took place in relation to this issue at the 2005 Summit in Tunis.

In 2006 he was again distinguished by the United Nations Secretary General, being chosen to be a part of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group, group in which he served until 2014.

Raúl is well recognized for his participation in the Internet Community and also for her work on promoting the development of Internet both regionally and globally.

Raúl is located in Uruguay.

Evelyn Namara

Evelyn joined the Internet Society in 2017 as the Policy Outreach Fellow. In her new role shewill join the global policy team and work closely on policy work related to access and humanrights. She will also work on supporting the Internet Society’s communications campaign as well as focus on special initiatives including the Internet Society’s 25th Anniversary.

Most recently Evelyn co-founded !nnovate Uganda, a 2017 World Summit Award Winningprogram to design and implement technology solutions for local development needs like m-vouchers for the agricultural sector. In her previous roles, she was also Country Director ofSolar Sister, a social enterprise that seeks to eradicate energy poverty by empowering womenwith economic opportunity. Evelyn was an Internet Society ambassador to the IGF in Brazil as well as a returning ISOC ambassador to the IGF in Mexico. Evelyn is passionate about human rights, women & tech and about the power of the Internet to change lives.

She is based in Kampala, Uganda.

CNSI Building – Auditorium
570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

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