Technical Innovation for Digital Policy

Monday, 25. April 2016
09:00 - 15:30
7bis, avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva

Data protection, freedom of information, and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of digital policy. Can technology provide adequate solutions to important policy issues? What are the options? The conference on Technical Innovation for Digital Policy, on 25 April 2016, will gather leading Internet innovators and policy experts to discuss technical innovation and potential solutions to critical areas affecting Internet users worldwide. Among the speakers are Louis Pouzin from Open Root (inventor of the datagram) and Phil Zimmermann, father of the open encryption.

The 25 April Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) event will also feature a presentation of SCION, a solution that ensures both privacy and security, presented by Prof. Adrian Perrig from ETH Zurich. A technical architecture, SCION can help address policy issues such as global trust root management, network neutrality, and resource allocation for DDoS defence. On the occasion of the conference, the first SCION server will be installed in Geneva on the GIP premises.

The conference is organised by the Geneva Internet Platform in cooperation and with the support of the University of Geneva and ETH. See more about the programme and registration here.