Preview: Net Futures 2017 (I)

VON Dr. Wolf SiegertZUM Mittwoch Letzte Bearbeitung: 29. Mai 2017 um 12 Uhr 07 Minutenzum Post-Scriptum


Internet, the economy and society in 2027

We are going through a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we live, work, and relate to one another. This transformation led by Internet, its scale, scope, and complexity, will be unlike anything humans have experienced before. We do not know where exactly this ’internetisation’ will lead us to: What will our society look like in 2027?

However one thing we know: People simply expect a lot more from the Internet, in terms of quality and reach, in terms of security and privacy, an Internet that is inclusive and supports openness, diversity and responds to the needs of the individuals.

We feel that not all European policy actors share this sense of urgency for action. However it is imperative to address these challenges or Europe’s voice on the future of the Internet will disappear.

The NET FUTURES edition in 2017 will serve as a wake-up call for policy makers and technologist alike, for civil society and the young whose future we will influence. It will be the place for deep-dive conversations and learnings right at a time when Europe is at the brink of entering the next industrial revolution: The Net.

- Hier der Link zur Anmeldung

- Hier der Link zum Programm der 2 Tage

- Hier der Link zur STARTS initiative


Dear Net Futures Community,
Registration for Net Futures 2017 conference is open here – make sure to get your ticket in time!
We have put together a dynamic programme with a selection of enthusiastic and engaging speakers.
Highlights of Day 1 (28 June 2017) include:
• How can we bring safe and mobile connectivity to every EU citizen? The session "Mobile connectivity: How will the ’edge’ look like in 2027?" will bring technical experts together with experts from the sharing economy and new business models.
• No more distinction between the internet economy and the ’real’ economy – the entire economy is going to be digital and connected! So what about a policy framework for safe data exchange among businesses? Join the deep-dive "Data Protection: Brave new world of data"
• How will we ensure that the Next Generation Internet serves us, citizens – a more human-centric internet? We have invited panellists from research teams, hi-tech start-ups, SMEs and social innovators to take a quick look into the future.

You are welcome to join us on 28 & 29 June at Net Futures 2017 conference!

Yours sincerely,
Pearse O’Donohue
Acting Director, Future Networks
European Commission, DG CONNECT