SIDI Bucharest

In situ programme

On 9–13 December 2019, the first Winter School on Internet Governance, Digital Policies and Innovation will take place in Bucharest, Romania.  SIDI will take place on SNSPA Headquarters, Bvd. Expozitiei 30 A, District 1, Bucharest.

Setting the scene: From technology to policy

09:00 – 09:30

Opening & Welcoming remarks

  • SNSPA representative (tbc)
09:30 – 10:30

Ice-breaker exercises

  • Org team (Andrea Beccalli, Alejandra Prieto, Sorina Teleanu, Cătălin Vrabie)
10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
10:45 – 12:45

Internet 101 | How does the Internet work? 

  • Patrick Jones, ICANN
  • Aneta Szczepankiewicz, EURid 
12:45 – 14:00Lunch 
14:00 – 16:00

The Internet governance and digital policy ecosystem | What, who, where?

  • Alejandra Prieto, Internet Society
  • Andrea Beccalli, ICANN
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Simulation (first round of preparations)

security and trust

09:00 – 10:30

Dealing with the challenges of online content (1) | Intellectual property rights

  • Magda Popescu, Attorney-at-law, Romania 

10:30 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:45

Building trust in digital technologies 

  • Patrick Penninckx, Council of Europe
  • Valentina Scialpi, European Commission (online)

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 16:00

Cybersecurity | From cyber-hygiene to protecting national security

  • Patrick Jones, ICANN
  • Alejandra Prieto, Internet Society

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 – 18:00

Simulation (second round of preparations) 

Internet economy and policy 

09:00-10:30

Cybercrime | What are the main threats, who is dealing with them and how?

  • Virgil Spiridon, Cybercrime Programme Office, Council of Europe
  • Cătălin Zetu, Central Cybercrime Unit, Romanian Police
10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
10:45 – 12:45

Digital economy | Between digital transformation and economic growth

  • Alexandru Tulai, Cluj IT
  • Prof. Dr. Stelian Brad, Cluj IT
12:45 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00

Privacy in the digital era: a luxury? 

  • Bogdan Manolea, Association for Technology and Internet 
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00

Digital cooperation | What does it mean and how to achieve it? 

  • Nigel Hickson, ICANN 

Future societies

09:00 – 10:30

Smart cities | Opportunities and challenges 

  • Cătălin Vrabie, SNSPA
10:30 – 10:45Coffee break
10:45 – 12:45

Artificial intelligence | Between hype and reality 

  • Varujan Pambuccian, University of Bucharest & Parliament of Romania 
12:45 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 16:00

Digital skills for the future of work 

  • Varujan Pambuccian, University of Bucharest & Parliament of Romania 
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Simulation

From global to local

09:00 – 10:30

Dealing with the challenges of online content (2) | Disinformation, public discourse and democracy 

  • Cristian Bulumac, Advisor European Parliament

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Digital policy in SEE+ | An opportunity for regional cooperation?  

    • Ambassador Traian Chebeleu, Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation 
    • SEEDIG

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Closing ceremony and diplomas 

15:30  

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