Roberto Viola, Helen Nissenbaum To Keynote IIC/BEREC Forum In May


By Clifford Agugoesi, Editor-in-Chief

The International Institute of Communications(IIC) Lynn Robinson has unveiled keynote speakers for the International Institute of Communications/Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications(IIC/BEREC) Forum holding next month.  They include the Director-General, DG Connect at the European Commission and  Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech and  Director, Digital Life Initiative, Dr. Helen Nissenbaum.

The event holds online between Wednesday 26 – Thursday 27 May, 2021 as scheduled below:

26 May 1300-1700 CEST / 1200-1600 BST

27 May  0900-1300 CEST / 0800-1200 BST

The webinar is coming under the theme: Building Back Better – Europe’s Post-COVID Digital Future

Strengthening Europe’s digital communications capability, resilience and inclusivity

“Registrations are coming in thick and fast for the biennial IIC/BEREC Forum next month and we are looking forward to thought-provoking debate and sharing of new ideas from a wide range of perspectives,” stated the Director-General, IIC, Lynn Robinson, in a communication sighted by CyberEra NG.

According to the IIC/BEREC organisers, the expert speaker list is growing  and as at press time, latest confirmations include:           

  • Head of Directorate Digital Society and Infrastructure Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure as well as Chairperson,  Radio Spectrum Policy Group(RSPG) Frank Krüger
  • Vice Chair, BEREC; Board Member, ERGA; Director for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain, Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini
  • Chief Policy Officer Telefónica S.A.,  Enrique Medina Malo
  • Government Affairs Director, EU Microsoft Corporation, Lorelien Hoet
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global, Manuel Kohnstamm
  • Head of Consumer Policy, Vodafone Group, Lisa Felton

According to Ms Robinson, the agenda pages would soon be updated, so that  prospective attendees could see who else would be addressing the webinar  key themes:

  • Recovery and resilience of the digital and creative economies
  • DMA & DSA – roles & responsibilities, effectiveness & future-proofing, international consensus
  • Green growth and sustainability
  • Secure connectivity and critical infrastructure provision

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