conference agenda

Thursday, May 14, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast 

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening and Welcome 

  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University

A conversation with:

  • Vinton Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Lawrence Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Laura DeNardis, GCIG Director of Research & Professor, American University

10:00 am – 11:15 am


Plenary Panel 1: Examining the Future of the Open and Universal Internet

  • Eli Noam, Professor, Columbia Business School (Moderator)
  • Leslie Daigle, Former Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications 
  • Andrew Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Christopher Yoo, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School; GCIG Research Advisory Network member

11:15 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Plenary Panel 2: The Future of Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance 

  • Ambassador David Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein (Keynote and Moderator)
  • Kathryn Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society
  • Fadi Chehadé, CEO & President, ICANN
  • Beth Noveck, GCIG Commissioner & Director, NYU GovLab
  • Paul Twomey, Former ICANN Chair, founder ArgoPacific; GCIG Commissioner

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch in the Theater

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Fireside Chat:  An Examination of US Policy and Law in a Global Landscape

  • Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft
  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Coffee Break

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


Panel 3A: Human Rights, Freedom of Expression and the Internet

  • Anya Schiffrin, Director, International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Agnes Callamard, Director, Global Freedom of Expression & Information @ Columbia
  • Fen Hampson, Distinguished Fellow and Director of Global Security & Politics Program, CIGI, Co-Director of GCIG, and Chancellor's Professor, Carleton University
  • Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy and Strategy, Public Knowledge; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Marietje Schaake, GCIG Commissioner & Member of European Parliament

Panel 3B:  Trade, Internet Governance, and Cross-border Data Flows 

  • Gordon Goldstein, Managing Director & Head of External Affairs, Silverlake (Moderator)
  • Nick Ashton-Hart, Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA)
  • Susan Chalmers, Principal, Chalmers & Associates
  • Anupam Chander, Director, California International Law Center & Professor of Law, University of California, Davis
  • Victoria Espinel, CEO & President, Business Software Alliance

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm


Panel 4A: Privacy, Big Data and the Internet 

  • Andrew McLaughlin, Senior Fellow, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Matthew Jones, James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Department of History, Columbia University
  • Rebecca MacKinnon, Director, Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America 
  • Michael Nelson, Public Policy, CloudFlare
  • Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology 

Panel 4B: Innovation and the Internet 

  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Brad Burnham, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Konstantinos Komaitis, Senior Policy Advisor, Internet Society; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Ronaldo Lemos, Director, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro; GCIG Research Advisory Network member
  • Sharad Sanghi, CEO & Founder, Netmagic Solutions

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Concluding Observations

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm


6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Cocktail reception

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner & Fireside Chat with Policy Makers 

  • Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State 
  • Marietje Schaake, GCIG Commissioner & Member of European Parliament
  • Grant Aldonas, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade


Friday, May 15, 2015

8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Joint Keynote

  • Michael Chertoff, GCIG Commissioner & former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, United States
  • Kevin Mandia, Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, FireEye
  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)

9:45 am – 11:00 am

Panel 5:  Mitigating Cyber-risks in Critical Infrastructure: Private and Public Responses for the Financial Sector 

  • Jason Healey, Senior Research Scholar, Cyber Policy, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Steve Bellovin, Professor, School of Engineering, Columbia University
  • Paul Bracken, Professor, Yale School of Management
  • Louis Modano, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Infrastructure Services, NASDAQ
  • Elizabeth Petrie, Director, Strategic Intelligence Analysis, Citigroup Information Protection Directorate

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Panel 6A:  Nuclear vs Cyber: Conflict & Deterrence 

  • Austin Long, Assistant Professor, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • Robert Jervis, Professor, Columbia SIPA
  • Herb Lin, Chief Scientist, National Research Council of the National Academies
  • Joseph Nye, GCIG Commissioner & Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Panel 6B:  Cyber-security and the Internet of Things 

  • Henning Schulzrinne, Professor, School of Engineering, Columbia University (Moderator)
  • James Kaplan, Partner, McKinsey & Company 
  • Tobby Simon, GCIG Commissioner, Founder & President, Synergia Foundation
  • Rima Qureshi, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of M&A, Ericsson

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Concluding Luncheon with Keynote and Discussion

  • Gregory Rattray, Global Chief Information Security Officer, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Columbia University (Moderator)