Next Generation Internet: A Key Priority for driving the next decade

In this session we want to present you how the Next Generation Internet (NGI), a key priority in H2020 work programme 2018-2020 will ensure a more human-centric Internet supporting European values of openness, cooperation across borders, decentralisation, inclusiveness, transparency and protection of privacy.

To get a broader view of what will drive the next decade we provide you a brief insight into similar US National Science Foundation (NSF) activities under the heading "Next Generation Internet: A Foundation for Our Future".

Followed by a panel discussion with representatives of all relevant NGI-stakeholders, from research teams, hi-tech start-ups, SMEs and social innovators, we want you to take part, provide us with your views on this broad and long-term NGI initiative.

Help us shaping a future internet accessible to all and delivering more to people and society than today.

Detailed Workshop Outline


Introduction and Presentation of DG Connect initiative on NGI - What will drive the next decade? 

DG CONNECT, Directorate E - Peter Fatelnig, Acting Head of Unit E3 - Next Generation Internet


“Next Generation Internet: A Foundation for Our Future” 
- Presentation of US NSF activities

Dr. Ken Calvert, Division Director for Computer & Network Systems 


Panel discussion: 
“What - from your point of view - will drive the next decade?”

What will the future internet look like? Are we addressing the right issues, such as privacy, skills, human values, and how can we address them adequately?

MEP Marietje Schaake, ALDE
Irene Kamara (Legal researcher)

Irina Botea (representative of the Geekettes Lean In chapter) 
Victoria Espinel (Chief Executive Officer, Business Software Alliance)

Moderation Katja Schipperheijn


Summary and Voting - it is now time to vote for your vision!

Dr Monique Calisti, Martel Innovate


Marietje Schaake

Member of European Parliament

Marietje Schaake has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Dutch Democratic Party (D66) with the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group since 2009. She serves on the International Trade committee and is the spokesperson for the ALDE Group on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Schaake also serves on the committee on Foreign Affairs and the subcommittee on Human Rights. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Furthermore, Marietje Schaake is the Vice-President of the US Delegation and serves on the Iran Delegation and the Delegation for the Arab peninsula. She is a Member of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a Young Global Leader and a Member of the Global Future Council on Future of Digital Economy and Society with the WEF.

Ken Calvert

US National Science Foundation

Ken Calvert is Division Director for Computer and Network Systems in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate at the National Science Foundation. He is on assignment from the University of Kentucky, where he is a Professor in the Department of Computer science. His research deals with the design and implementation of advanced network protocols and services, with particular interest in routing and incentives in future network architectures.
He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, and served on the faculty in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the ACM.

Irene Kamara

Legal Researcher

Irene is a PhD researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law,Technology, and Society (TILT) at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She is also affiliate researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (LSTS). Her research interests include personal data protection, privacy, standardization, conformity assessment, and Internet of Things. Prior to joining academia, Irene had been working as an attorney at law before the Court of Appeal in Athens. Irene has collaborated with the European Data Protection Supervisor, the Research Executive Agency, CEN and CENELEC. She is currently selected as a member of the ENISA Experts List for assisting in the implementation of the Annual ENISA Work Programme. Irene holds a LL.M. in Law and Technology from the University of Tilburg (cum laude), a MSc in European and International Studies from the University of Piraeus (with distinction) and a LL.B. In 2015, she received a best paper award and a young author recognition certificate from ITU.

Monique Calisti

Martel Innovate, Executive Director

Entrepreneur and ICT professional featuring a digital soul and consolidated hands-on experience in R&D innovation management and funding, technical & strategic consulting, communication and dissemination, social media marketing, as well as business development for innovative software solutions and products across several industry segments.

Monique is specialized in EC funding, as well as other grant programmes and support to innovative SMEs and Startups, with extensive domain knowledge in Next Generation Internet technologies, Digital Social Innovation, IoT, Smart Cities, wireless technologies, large-scale experimentation, Multi-Agent Systems.

Monique holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy.

Irina Botea

Contentful, PR & Events Manager

Irina Botea is a Communications specialist currently working at Contentful, where all media relations as well as managing all things connected to events, both community and business related.
Since January 2017she's the Regional Leader for Geekettes Lean In. With a background in EU politics and non-for-profit organizations, Irina decided to join the tech sector in 2014 after realizing that bridging these two worlds can have an incredible positive impact.

Victoria Espinel

President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance

Victoria Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets and public policy. She leads strategic efforts that help shape the technology landscape in 60 countries through work in BSA’s 10 global offices.

Prior to heading BSA, Espinel served for a decade in the White House, for both Republican and Democratic Administrations as President Obama’s first advisor on intellectual property and, before that, as the first ever chief US trade negotiator for intellectual property and innovation at USTR. She has also served as a professor of international trade and intellectual property at the George Mason School of Law.

Espinel chairs the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and Society. She was also appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).

Katja Schipperheijn

The LearnScape NV CEO

Katja is a Social Learning Consultant and EdTech Startup Entrepreneur passionate about all what empowers learners to take ownership in their own development.

She holds a Master in Economic Sciences and an eMBA from Antwerp Management School. With over 15 years' experience as manager and trusted advisor for multinational companies, Katja has developed expertise in collaboration tools and knowledge sharing. In recent years she has used her experience and talent to develop lean and social learning frameworks, integrating social tools and performance management, focused on the individual.