Panel: Internet Governance Forum, Berlin

During the 14th IGF in Berlin, I was invited to join a panel on “Unpacking Digital Trade”. And while my knowledge on trade negotiations is pretty limited, it was certainly interesting, and both surprisingly valuable and surprisingly shocking, to learn how many of the established channels for multistakeholder engagement are yet again pushed aside to move government-dominated conversations into archaic, difficult to reach fora (WTO et.al.) — and also how many of the lessons learned throughout my professional life were helpful in this context, too.

You can watch the recording on Youtube (my intervention starts around 54min).

In addition, I very much enjoyed seeing so many of my Mozilla colleagues in action and demanding better of the internet in the IGF village at our booth.

Panel: Kigali Global Summit

On July 4th, I had the great pleasure to join a stellar panel with Kevin Allison, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola, Faith Keza, Nanjira Sambuli, and Samir Saran on “Trust in Tech: A New Paradigm for Democracy, Government, and Governance Online“. It was an engaging and insightful conversation — although most of the deep dives into societal change, human motivation, tech incentives, and global dynamics followed in the many, many encounters and thoughtful engagements off camera afterwards.

This was a packed, intense 3-day trip to Rwanda. I learned a lot — and not nearly enough. So I hope to be back sooner, rather than later.

Thanks to ORF for the invitation. You can find a recording of our panel on YouTube.

Workshop: re:publica Berlin

I love such intimate, small workshops where you can really connect with everyone, understanding their motivations and ideas at a deeper level. This “Privacy Illustrated” session on May 8th, 2019 at re:publica Berlin was a delight with many wonderful insights from Lea Gimpel, Antonella Napolitano, Safa Ghnaim, Victoria Wenzelmann and more.

You can learn more about the privacy illustrated workshops, how to organise them, and how people across the world visualise privacy here: https://cups.cs.cmu.edu/privacyillustrated/

08.05.2019, Berlin: Workshop: Privacy Illustrated – Berlin Edition. Foto: Jan Michalko / re:publica from Germany [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Keynote: Smart City Arena, Frankfurt am Main

Am 18. September war ich eingeladen auf dem 12. Bundeskongress für nationale Stadtentwicklungspolitik zum Thema “Datenschutz und Smart Cities” zu sprechen. Die Möglichkeit, mich in diesen Aspekt von Digitalisierung — insbesondere aus dem Blickwinkel von “Luxury To Disconnect” — einzuarbeiten, war höchst interessant, weshalb ich den Beitrag auch veröffentliche.

Die Verschriftlichung meines Vortrages ist hier zu lesen.

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