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Marconi Society Symposium

Honoring Prof. Tom Leighton
Restoring Trust on the Internet
Oct. 2, 2018, Villa Griffone, Pontecchio Marconi
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS by Marconi Chair Vinton Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google; Giovanni Corazza, Professor, University of Bologna and CEO, Cineca; and Gabriele Falciasecca, Chairman, Guglielmo Marconi Foundation
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE by Tom Leighton, Co-founder and CEO, Akamai Technologies: “The Role of CDNs in Restoring Trust on the Internet
ABSTRACT: The Internet is the invention of our generation and compares well with the advent of television, radio, and even the printing press when measured in terms of its impact on the way we live. And this is just the beginning—we probably can’t even imagine what amazing applications are yet to be invented as billions of people, hundreds of billions of devices, and countless exabytes of data become intelligently connected as part of the Internet of Things. But the future of the Internet, along with all the good that it has enabled, is now threatened by multiple powerful entities that would exploit it to do harm. In this talk, we will briefly review the development of CDN technology and the role it can play in reestablishing trust in the connected world that we all rely on.
10:10 – 10:50 a.m. CONVERSATION: Social Networks Have Been Weaponized. What Could We See Next and What Are the Solutions?
Vinton Cerf
Maria Farrell, Writer, technology, politics and policy at The Guardian, Slate, The Internet Society; teaches geo-politics and public policy at Oxford University
Sarah Roberts, Assistant Professor of Information Studies, UCLA
10:50 – 11:20 a.m. BREAK
11:20 a.m. – Noon PANEL: What Does Privacy Mean In the Age of Tracking, Eavesdropping, Recording and IOT? Should You Care?
Moderated by Giovanni Corazza
Panelists: Ade Adewunmi, Consultant, TeraData, Michelle Dennedy, CPO, Cisco
Stefano Pileri, CEO, ItalTel
Noon – 12:40 p.m. PANEL: Mitigating Cyber-Threats to Financial Systems, Infrastructure and the Military.
Moderated by Whitfield Diffie, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Panelists: Jay Coley, Senior Director at Akamai Technologies
Giovanni Guidotti, Chief Technical Officer, Security & Information Division, Leonardo
Martin E. Hellman, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
12:40 – 1:10 p.m. WRAP-UP Q/A: Moderated by Vinton Cerf
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