The Next Generation Internet (NGI) has the potential to disrupt our economy, society, and environment even more than internet technologies have changed our world over the last “emerging-Internet” years.
To develop a human-centric internet, where technology is utilized as a powerful tool to serve the core European values of equality and democracy, there must be the right priorities and framework set. NGI - European Commission initiative aims to develop the current Internet in terms of service and speed and launch a entirely new range of applications which will transform the current use of the Internet. The opportunities of such worldwide change will be uncovered during three presentations throughout the webinar.
“Introduction to the Next Generation Internet: The Internet of Humans” by Robert Miskuf (Pedal Consulting)
The Next Generation Internet (NGI) is a European Commission initiative that aims to shape the development and evolution of the Internet into an Internet of Humans. The focus is on advanced technologies including privacy and trust, search and discovery, decentralized architectures, blockchain, Internet of Things, social media, interactive technologies, as well as technologies supporting multilingualism and accessibility. To ensure durable impact NGI also provides mentoring to help bring research and innovation outcomes to the market.
In his presentation, Robert Miskuf from PEDAL Consulting (a partner of the TETRA project which acts as a business accelerator for NGI) will present the most relevant actions in this field.
“The Next Generation Internet – Re-thinking the Digital Agenda Towards the Society” by Jose Gonzalez (Australo)
Jose’s presentation will outline what are the key values of the Next Generation Internet (NGI) and what that actually means. The roadmap which shapes the human-centered Internet will be presented as the ideology that the people-centered Internet works to make sure the Internet is a positive force for good, improving the lives and well-being of people around the world. The presentation of “Digital Agenda” will underline the need for defining such a strategy, giving examples like the empowerment of women in STEM, and the significant role that mobility programmes have over the professional careers of talented researchers and entrepreneurs.
“Trusted and Reliable Content on Future Blockchains” by Mirko Lorenz (TruBlo)
The presentation will address the importance of ensuring truthful content online as the amount of fake news or misleading and false information presented as news increases each year. The main topic of the presentation spans the fight against dis- and mal-information and with regard to Next Generation Internet (NGI) - a vision of useful, trusted content for society as a whole.
About the speakers:
Robert Miskuf is the Founder and CEO of PEDAL Consulting and Tenderio. Since 2009, he has been collaborating closely with one of the leading EU affairs consultancy firms based in Brussels through which he acquired core skills in research and analysis as well as experience with projects dealing with the "Next Generation Internet".
Jose Gonzalez is founder and CEO of Australo, an engineer thinking beyond the lines of code, helping cutting-edge technology thrive and solve the big challenges of society. Since 2013 Jose has contributed to skyrocketing Europe's footprint in Research and Innovation, participating in a total of 15 FP7/H2020 projects covering different areas of the Digital Economy.
Mirko Lorenz is an innovation manager, studying how new technology can enhance information, reporting and content distribution. A journalist who takes data as serious as words and pictures.