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25 years of the Internet Society

As part of the programme of the Internet Society annual member meeting, a live panel was hosted by CERN at the Globe of Science and Innovation


25 years of the Internet Society

Left to right: Robert Cailliau, Alberto Pace, Ben Segal, Roxanna Radu, François Flückiger and Monique Morrow at the Swiss event of the Internet Society annual member meeting, held at CERN’s Globe on 19 September. (Image: Sophia Bennett/CERN)

On 19 September, the Internet Society held their annual member meeting, Intercommunity 2017, celebrating their 25th anniversary. The Internet Society is a non-profit organisation that provides leadership in Internet-related standards, education, access, and policy. Its mission is "to promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world."

InterCommunity 2017 ran for 19 hours, with 16 live-streamed regional events worldwide. As part of the programme, a live panel was hosted by CERN at the Globe of Science and Innovation. CERN was a natural choice to host the Swiss event being one of the founding members of the Internet Society  and for playing a central role in the development of the internet in Europe between 1982 and 1994. 

Monique Morrow, President and Co-Founder of the Humanized Internet, Roxanna Radu, Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform and Alberto Pace, Head of the Storage group in the IT department at CERN and CERN representative at W3C and Internet Society, were joined by three CERNois having received the Internet Hall of Fame award, Robert Cailliau, François Flückiger and Ben Segal. The panel was moderated by Frédéric Donck, Director for the Internet Society European Regional Bureau. Through a lively discussion, the speakers debated if the Internet of Things would undermine the Internet of Trust. 

More details about the event here

To watch the recording of the live panel:https://cds.cern.ch/record/2285244