Markus Kummer, Senior Vice-President, The Internet Society: Top-Ranking Internet, Governance and Policy Authority

This week, Stephen Ibaraki has an exclusive interview with Markus Kummer. Markus Kummer is the Internet Society's Senior Vice-President, a role completing in 2014. In 2013, he was asked by the United Nations to chair the preparatory process for the annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Bali, Indonesia. He joined the…


Live from Geneva: ITU WSIS +10 High Level Event Outcomes impacting all areas related to ICT

I am in Geneva and writing this live at the ITU WSIS+10 High Level event which generated the following outcomes: http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2014/forum/inc/doc/outcome/362828V2E.pdf  ————— http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2014/forum/inc/doc/outcome/OutcomeDocument2014.pdf Highlighting from page 117: “Trustworthiness is earned but easily lost; the benefits of professionalism to your economy (IFIP)” "It may expected to investigate further extension of Professionalism to help building of trustworthy…


Chat: Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007, was re-elected for a second four-year term in October 2010. As Secretary-General, Dr Touré is committed to ITU’s mission of connecting the world, and helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals through harnessing the unique potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). A…


IFIP/IP3 invites you to the ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP World Summit on the Information Society May 16 2012

You are invited to join remotely in the provided “adobeconnect” rooms on Wednesday May 16 between 7:15am-9am PDT / 10:15am-12:00 EDT (1615 and 1800 local time (Geneva Switzerland)). For registration please visit the WSIS Forum website at http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Information/WSISForum2012.aspx. The title of the Thematic Workshop that IP3 will lead is "Improving Economic Development, Regional GDP, Innovation,…