Bror Salmelin, on Digital Vision and European competition to USA

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Bror Salmelin, Adviser to the Director ICT addressing Societal Challenges, DG INFSO, European Commission: on Digital Vision and European competition to USA

Erika Mann, on Facebook users and their privacy

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Erika Mann, Head of EU Policy Brussels, Facebook; ICANN – Board of Directors
about Facebook users and their privacy, took part of Session 8 – Social Networking:Identity in the eWorld

Alfredo M. Ronchi and his take on “Social Networking: Identity in the eWorld”

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Alfredo M. Ronchi, European Commission Framework of co-operation for multimedia access to and exploitation of Europe’s Cultural Heritage: his take on the Global Fourm session “Social Networking: Identity in the eWorld”

Dr. Hercule Dalianis, Stockholm University, on eHealth and access to data

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Dr. Hercule Dalianis, Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden followed with tthe example of grater Stockholm initiative where 1 millon patient data is collected over 3 year period. minor changes and improvements implemented – access, overview to the record, actual filling of part of it by the patient – means 20 million eur savings a year.

Alan R. Shark on intelligent communication and public sector involvement

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Alan R. Shark, (Assistant Professor from Rutgers, The Sate University of New Jersey; CEO of PTI – Public Technology Institute) on intelligent communication and public sector involvement

SESSION 10: Globally green and beyond

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Alain Viallix, Director, Public Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent, France: “Faster, smarter and greener Internet and reducing energy consumption is possible by alternative energy programs, which innovative companies should develop”.

The lonely Facebook user without real friends is a myth…

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Erika Mann, Head of EU Policy Brussels, Facebook; ICANN – Board of Directors just finished her presentation on Session 8. We selected a few interesting points she shared.

  • Facebook brings the real life and digital reality together. The origins are a campus model. They wanted to bring a trusted relationship in the world.
  • The lonely child who only has virtual friends is a myth, not reality. According to a recent survey, Facebook, users also know 97% of their friends in reality. 90% have ongoing relationships with the user.
  • The study also discovered that Facebook users have more friends in the reality compared to the average population. These results confirm that Facebook does not have negative impact on real life relationships.

Comfort level with intimacy of course changes from one person to another. Each individual should be able to decide, what to share with whom. In the most recent Facebook version this became simpler to manage.

“Things as Internet users”

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“At the end of this decade, the number of active Internet users may reach 20 billion and among the new users there will be things, not just people”, says Andrey Korotkov Professor, Head Dept of International Journalism, MGIMO University; Former Deputy.

He just spoke at Session 8: “Social networking: Identity in the eWorld”chaired by  Maurizio Talamo, Full Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata; President Nestor Lab, Italy.

If the economy is asking for a 20% budget reduction, what would you do?

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As part of his presentation “Changing perspectives through innovation”, Paul Timmers (Director Directorate H: ICT addressing Societal Challenges, DG INFSO, European Commission) is organizing a real time SMS poll. Conference participants are sending their opinions using their mobile phones and the results are displayed real-time. A real Wow moment. The digital future is now.

A Weather Forecast on Cloud

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Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium

Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium

Erik van Zuuren, Director Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services, Belgium on eIdentity and eAuthentification as they relate to Cloud services.

Says Mr. van Zuuren, Cloud is not just another outsourcing initiative. Specific points to consider include:

  • Data control and ownership
  • Data backup, retention and disposal
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Legal compliance
  • Assurance of Clients on the protection and controls
  • Scalability
  • Security and encryption
  • User management and access control
  • Audit and monitoring

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