Swiss IGF 2020 Program
with Bernard Maissen, Director of the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
The two megatrends “digitalisation” and “climate change” are on everyone’s agenda. What are the interlinkages between the two? Can digitalisation help to combat the environmental and climate crisis, and if so, how?
Input: Pierre Eckert (meteorologist), Flurina Wäspi (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Moderation and coordination: Denis Bucher (Green Party, Geneva)
Can Internet platforms be regulated effectively in our global economy? Are there any solutions on a national level? Is there a need for national champions due to the strong competition of international BigTech companies?
Input: Simon Jäggi (Seco), Christophe Hans (Hotelleriesuisse), Michael Funk (Swiss Economics)
Moderation: Natascha Just (University of Zurich)
Coordination: Jacques Beglinger (Beglinger LPC)
Libraries are much more than just book repositories! In our digital age, libraries are key players for the transmission of knowledge and culture. Speakers will show how libraries are changing to meet today’s challenges and needs. Rather than sparking a debate, this workshop aims to inspire new ideas and demonstrates potential partnerships with these institutions.
Input: Pablo Iriarte (University of Geneva), Barbara Signori (Swiss National Library), Thomas Marty (Swiss Library Service Platform), Maja Mischke & Franziska Miesch (GGG City Library Basel)
Moderation: Marie-Christine Doffey (Swiss National Library), Amélie Vallotton (bibliosuisse)
Coordination: Amélie Vallotton (bibliosuisse)
⋅ Protection against cybercrime, victim support and international prosecution
⋅ Bridging the gap between Internet anonymity and the identification of attackers
⋅ Cybersecurity: Government intervention vs. digital responsibility
Input: Yuliya Morenets (Together against Cybercrime), Serge Droz (FIRST), Pascal Fouquet (SaveTheInternet)
Moderation: Daniel Seiler (FDFA), Adrian Koster (MELANI)
Coordination: Daniel Seiler (FDFA)
For Switzerland’s digital future, it is essential that decision-makers in politics and administration have an awareness of the social and technological dimension of the digitalisation as well as the necessary skills and ideas to confront those changes. The aim of this session is to boost the interest of politicians and members of the administration in fundamental questions of our digital age, to show how technology can be used in political processes and to discuss how the digital skills of politicians and civil servants can be further strengthened.
Input: Alessia Neuroni (Bern University of Applied Sciences), Gerhard Andrey (Green National Council member and Liip)
Moderation and Coordination: Florent Thouvenin (University of Zurich), Nicolas Zahn (Operation Libero)
What are the consequences of increasing data concentration and technical development for individuals and our fundamental values? Does informational self-determination exist today or are citizens increasingly losing control over their data? Should digital self- determination even exist and what could a truly self-determined data space look like in Switzerland?
Input: Florent Thouvenin (University of Zurich), Roger Dubach (FDFA)
Moderation: Anna Jobin (ETH Zurich)
Coordination: Andrin Eichin (OFCOM)
The “Messages from Berne” summarise the main points of the sessions at the Swiss IGF 2020 in a concise and neutral form. They will then be presented to the Global UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) in order to feed into the discussions in these forums.