9.00 - 9.30 Registration
9.30 - 9.40
Opening remarks: Russell Haworth, CEO, Nominet (CEO)
9.40 - 10.10
Keynote speech from the Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Margot James MP
10.10 - 10.25
AI Explainer: The potential impact of AI in my generation, and how we can plan for the future
Kari Lawler, Founder, Youth AI
An explainer session by one of the UK’s youngest ever start-up entrepreneurs who is one of the top ten teen female tech talents in the UK.
10.25 - 10.45
Coffee Break
10.45 - 11.45
Online Safety – Making the UK the safest place to be online
A goldfish panel to discuss how the UK can be the safest place to be online with a focus on cyberbullying, hate speech and marginalisation.
  • Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, London School of Economics
  • Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie Trust
  • David Wright, Director, UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Vicki Shotbolt, Founder and CEO, Parentzone
  • Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director of Law and Policy, London Article 19
  • Jodie Ginsberg, Chief Executive, Index on Censorship
  • Michael Tunks, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Internet Watch Foundation
  • Orla MacRae, Deputy Director, Online Harms, Security and Online Harms Directorate, DCMS
11.45 - 12.00
Algorithm Explainer
Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute, University of Nottingham
An explainer session on how algorithms work and what the implications in terms of how we access information.
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.45
Mapping the progress of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
2018 was a significant year for data protection legislation.
Not only did we see the introduction of GDPR, but also the UK establish its own Data Protection Act. This session will review how industry and consumers have reacted to these legislative developments and look at what more needs to be done.

  • Nick Wenban-Smith, General Counsel, Nominet (Chair)
  • Neil Thacker, Chief Information Security Officer of EMEA, Netskope
  • Rosalind Goodfellow, Domestic Data Protection Team, DCMS
13.45 - 14.20
Countering data exploitation – In Conversation with Ailidh Callander and Jamie Bartlett
In the shadow of high-profile stories such as Cambridge Analytica this session will discuss the ethics of selling personal data to third parties and using personal data or non-PII for targeted promoted content. It will also discuss how data protection law can be a tool to counter data exploitation, including by non-consumer facing companies.
  • Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Researcher, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos
  • Ailidh Callander, Legal Officer, Privacy International
14.20 - 14.40
Afternoon break
14.40 - 15.10
Lessons learnt from Paris and Dubai
  • Reflecting on the insight and debate from the global IGF in UNESCO, Paris, on 12-14 November and the regional IGF in Dubai.
  • Richard Wingfield, Legal Officer, Global Partners Digital
  • Mark Carvell, Head of International Online Policy, DCMS
  • Desiree Miloshevic, Internet Society Chapter England UK Team Lead and The Internet Society Board Trustee.
  • Collin Kurre, Digital Program Officer, Article 19
15.10 - 16.30
Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things – ‘Security by Design’
Following the publication of the DCMS report “Secure by Design: Improving the cybersecurity of consumer Internet of Things”, we have convened a panel to discuss the report’s context, recommendations and reception. This session will be introduced by the author of the report Edward Venmore-Rowland, before the discussion is kicked off by the Chair, Olaf Kolkman.
  • Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, The Internet Society (Chair)
  • Talal Rajab, Head of Programme - Cyber and National Security, Tech UK
  • Stephen Pattison, Vice President of Public Affairs, ARM
  • Eva Blum-Dumontet, Privacy Research Officer, Privacy International
  • Matthew Shears, Director of Cyber, Global Partners Digital and Board Member, ICANN
  • Joyce Hakmeh, Cyber Research Fellow, Chatham House
16.30 - 17.00
Sum up by Olivier Crepin-Leblond, Chair of the Internet Society UK Chapter
Networking drinks & Close