05. Oktober 2020

Panel debate with Paul Timmers, Ciaran Martin, Margot Dor and Georg Serentschy. Moderation: Lynda Hardman. Host: George Metakides

Next session of TU Wien DigHum Lectures: Digital Sovereignty – Navigating Between Scylla and Charybdis

This panel debate will have a hard and critical look at the sense and nonsense of digital sovereignty.

It will debunk some of the terminology that is being thrown around in debates on digital sovereignty, analyse the good, the bad, and the ugly of geopolitical technology battles between the USA and China and provide specific look insight into two harbingers of the emerging perceptions of sovereignty in cyberspace: global telecommunications and global standardization.

The organisers invite the audience to be part of the debate to increase with the panel our understanding how Europe can best navigate the good, the bad and the ugly of geopolitics and the digital world.

Paul Timmers is at the European University Cyprus, Research Associate at Oxford University, Senior Advisor at EPC, former Director European Commission, and leading thinker on strategic autonomy and digital sovereignty.

Prof. Ciaran Martin, Oxford University, former head UK NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), a world top person in cybersecurity, recent interview by the Financial Times on east-west split over the internet.

Dr. Margot Dor, Strategy Director of ETSI a European Standards Organization, driver of the Carl Bildt Report on Strategic Standardisation for Europe in the Digital Era

Dr. Georg Serentschy, advisor on telecoms and IT, senior advisor SquirePattonBoggs, Board of Directors International Telecommunications Society, former Head of BEREC (European Telecoms Regulators).

Moderator: Prof. Lynda Hardman, Utrecht University and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam

Host: Prof. George Metakides, President of Digital Enlightenment Forum.


To participate go to: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96389928143?pwd=UU5YRkNuRmdoWHV4MFBwMWRCcUErdz09
(Password: 0dzqxqiy)

The talk will be streamed and recorded on our DIGHUM channel:

For further announcements and information about the events and speakers in the Lecture Series, see https://dighum.ec.tuwien.ac.at/lectures-program/

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