Helsinki, Finland | 25 SEPTEMBER 2019


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Event Moderator: Monique Calisti, NGI Outreach Office Director, CEO Martel Innovate

08:00 – 9:00 | Registration and coffee

09:00 – 09:20

Finland’s EU Presidency perspective

High-level representative of the Finnish Government

09:20 – 09:40

The Next Generation Internet – An Internet of Humans

Roberto Viola, Director General DG Connect, European Commission

09:40 – 10:00

Inspirational speech

Martin Wezowski, Chief Designer & Futurist, Chief Innovation Office, SAP

10:00 – 10:50

Shaping a new internet – Expert testimonials interview format

Moderated by Katherine Anderson, Martel Innovate

  • Meeri Haataja, CEO of Saidot, Chair of Ethics Working Group in Finland’s AI Program, Chair of IEEE’s Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous & Intelligent Systems
  • Teemu Ropponen, General Manager, MyData
  • Adrian Perrig, Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zurich
  • Irene Lopez de Vallejo, Director Partnerships & Business Development, DEX

Interactive session with questions from the audience.

10:50 – 11:10 | Coffee break

11:10 – 12:00

Who’s the NGI? – A community of researchers and innovators at work

Panel discussion with three NGI projects’: NGI Zero, NGI Trust and Ledger – Privacy and trust enhancing technologies; citizens retaining control over their data; and discovery and identification technologies. Main topics will be challenges, priorities, and funding opportunities.

  • Andrés Sánchez Sandaz, Director at FundingBox Communities, Ledger
  • Joost Agterhoek, Technology and Policy Advisor at NLnet, NGI Zero
  • Nadim Kobeissi, Director of Symbolic Software, NGI Zero
  • Ruth Puente, Executive Programme Manager at Kantara Initiative, NGI Trust

12:00 – 13:00

A human-centric approach to data governance

Expert panel discussion moderated by Monique Calisti, NGI Outreach Office Director, CEO Martel Innovate

  • Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer, Municipality of Barcelona
  • Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, SITRA
  • Cathy Mulligan, Co-Director of the Imperial College Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering
  • Olivier Bringer, Head of Unit, European Commission

Interactive session with questions from the audience.

13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch break

14:00 – 14:15

NGI Priorities and Future Directions – Introduction to parallel workshops

Moderated by Katja Bego, Senior Researcher and Data Scientist, Nesta

14:15 – 16:00

Parallel Interactive Sessions
– Workshop 1 –
Where next for online identities
– Workshop 2 –
Mind meets machine: harnessing collective intelligence
– Workshop 3 –
Policy to nourish innovation: NGI trust Marks
– Workshop 4 –
Blockchain in action

16:00 – 16:20 | Coffee break and network

16:20 – 17:00

Wrap-up from workshops and open discussion

Moderated by Katja Bego, Senior Researcher and Data Scientist, Nesta

  • Report from the four moderators of working group sessions
  • Distilling the main lessons learned and Q&A session

17:00 – 17:15

NGI Funding Opportunities – Upcoming H2020 Calls

Ragnar Bergstrom, Team Leader, European Commission


How to join the NGI and next appointments

Monique Calisti, NGI Outreach Office Director, CEO Martel Innovate

17:15 – 17:30

Looking at the future of NGI

Pearse O’Donohue, Director Future Networks, European Commission

17:30 – 17:45

Closing remarks – A city’s viewpoint

High-level representative of the Helsinki Municipality

– Social Event –

From 18:00

A networking session with great food and drinks offered to all NGI registered participants.

From 18:30

Opening Ceremony of MyData 2019 conference

Keynote speech of Imogen Heap, founder of Mycelia

Registration is free, but mandatory. Remember to book your seat!

The NGI Forum report and presentations will be available on the NGI website and the event moments will be available via Twitter.

Hashtag: #NGIFORUM19

Join us at the NGI Forum 2019 on the 25 September in Helsinki in Finland to discuss priorities and challenges for building a better internet for all.


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