The IEEE Experts in Technology and Policy (ETAP) Forum on Closing the Cyberspace Policy-Technology Divide to Drive the Future of the Internet is a unique platform connecting technology developers and policy makers in a meaningful way.
The global industry needs sound Internet policy because it helps fuel Internet innovation, sustainability and market growth.
Focus areas for this IEEE ETAP Forum include:
- Assessing technology and policy factors and actors that affect the development and management of the Internet
- Global acceptance of technology protocols and standards versus policy localization
- Building an environment that enables the interaction of technologists and policy makers
Xiaodong Lee, the CEO and CTO of CNNIC, as well as the CEO of NATlab, delivers a warm welcome to the ETAP participants, explaining the mission of the ETAP forum and China’s collaborative in developing new technology.
Bruce Kraemer, President of the IEEE Standards Association and Member of the IEEE Board of Directors, addresses the ETAP audience and uses the ‘glass half-full or glass half-empty’ analogy to describe how it applies to understanding new technology.
Rod Beckstrom, Member of the Global Council on Future of Government of the World, presents unique engineering challenges throughout history to set the tone for discussion about the wild landscape of the Cyber, Nuclear and Internet triangle: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Cyber World!
Panel: Building an Environment to Enable the Interaction of Technologists and Policy Makers - ETAP Beijing 2016
Moderator Oleg Logvinov explains the purpose of this panel, which is to create a platform for policy makers and technology developers to cross-pollinate their projects and ideas. In a space where building trust and practicing communication is key, the discussion kicks off lead by the panelists:
- Alain Durand, Principal Technologist, ICANN
- Min Jiang, Associate Professor of Communication, UNC Charlotte; Affiliate Researcher at the Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania
- James Seng, CEO of Beijing Xianyu Shuma Tech. Co. Ltd.
- Professor Baoping Yan, Chief Engineer of CNIC and Director of Informatization Committee of Experts, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Keynote Greg Austin, a Professor in the Australian Centre for Cyber Security at the University of New South Wales and Professor Fellow at the East-West Institute, sums up the outcomes of past ETAP meetings that led to the current trajectory of cyber security initiatives in China and the U.S., and around the world.
Clint Andrews, a professor in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, leads a rapid-fire discussion to introduce the topics up for vote. Audience attendees interact and offer their opinion, which sets the stage for an overview of all previous ETAP sessions.
Jared Bielby, Co-Chair of the International Center for Information Ethics, presents a slideshow containing an introduction to the IEEE Internet Initiative and a review and comparison of previous ETAP Forum outputs and discoveries.
Clint Andrews moderates the volunteer leads from the Breakout Sessions: Greg Austen, representing the Critical Infrastructure group, Jared Bielby, reporting for the Transparency group, and Min Jiang presenting collaboratively with Clint Andrews for the Biodiversity in the Internet Ecosystem.
In closing of the Experts in Technology and Policy forum in Beijing, China, event Moderator Oleg Logvinov briefly sums up the takeaway and gives helpful information for the upcoming ETAPs, including how to stay involved.