|Date||Time||Session||Session type||Confirmed speakers|
|Tue 15th September||10:00 – 10:40||Protecting digital rights during a pandemic||Opening remarks and Keynote||Eleanor Bradley, Nominet
Lilian Edwards, Newcastle University
|Tue 15th September||11:00 – 12:30||Building trust in digital identity||Panel||Dr Michael Veale, UCL Faculty of Laws
Roger Taylor, Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation
|Tue 15th September||14:00 – 14:30||Inclusion keynote (session title TBC)||Keynote||Anriette Esterhuysen, UN MAG|
|Tue 15th September||15:30 – 17:00||Digital equality||Panel||Helen Milner, The Good Things Foundation
Rich Denyer-Bewick, Citizens Online
Ellen Helsper, LSE
Suzanne Westlake, Ocado
|Wed 16th September||10:00 – 10:30||Data keynote (session title TBC)||Keynote||Caroline Dineage MP, DCMS|
|Wed 16th September||11:00 – 12:30||Data transparency||Panel||Carly Kind, Ada Lovelace Institute
Natalia Domagala, DCMS
Dr Brent Mittelstadt, Alun Turing Institute
Ashley Casovan, AI Global
|Wed 16th September||14:00 – 14:30||Environment keynote (session title TBC)||Keynote||TBC|
|Wed 16th September||15:00 – 16:30||The Internet and environment||Panel||David Souter (chair), ICT Development Associates
Michelle Thorne, Mozilla Foundation
Daniel Zeichner MP, Environment APPG
Ugo Vallauri, Restart Project
|Wed 16th September||17:00 – 18:00||Networking session|
|Thur 17th September||10:00 – 10:30||An address on the current state of the Internet||Keynote||TBC|
|Thur 17th September||11:00 – 12:30||The role of the Internet in mitigating the economic impact of Covid-19 and fuelling the recovery in the UK||Panel||Gus Hosein, Privacy International
Kulveer Ranger, Atos
Ellen Judson, Demos
Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Digital Minister
|Thur 17th September||14:00 – 14:30||UK IGF 2020 wrap-up|
Building Trust in Digital Identity
This panel will look at how to best ensure consumer trust in the use of digital identities, using the NHSX’s Covid-tracing app as an indicative case study.
During COVID-19, digital inequalities have been further exposed as many have been forced to work, teach, and learn from home without effective, affordable internet access and digital skills.
Whilst measures can be introduced to further include citizens, we know that these do not always increase equality. So, what’s the relationship between the two and how can we ensure people from all groups and backgrounds benefit fully from the opportunities of the Internet?
This panel will consider the key challenges for policymakers surrounding AI, including the need for better algorithmic transparency and how to update the UK’s data ethics framework.
The Internet and the Environment
Digital technologies are one of the fastest growing sources of energy consumption and carbon emissions, with new IoT and digital devices accelerating this contribution. This panel will address the Internet’s role as a polluter as well its duty to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of digitalization as a central component of responsible digital innovation.
The role of the internet in mitigating the economic impact of Covid-19 and fueling the recovery in the UK
COVID-19 has and continues to have a huge impact on the nation’s work and life, as well as the Internet, its utilization and governance. Beyond this, we now face the challenge of unprecedented scale to kick-start the economy and ensure its multiple cogs and wheels are working.
This panel will address the ongoing role of the Internet in post-Covid recovery, with a focus on the economy. Will the new system reflect the old system? Which parts will remain, and which will be discarded? How are firms shaping as well as adapting to the post-Covid world? And what does this mean for trade in the post-Brexit landscape?
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