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APrIGF Roundtable Agenda

The programme for the roundtable event emulates the IGF structure of discussing the Internet governance issues around Access, Openness, Security, Critical Internet Resources and Diversity. Moderators have been nominated to organize panelists to help lead the roundtable sessions. In addition, we will be discussing the future shape of the IGF and close with a deeper look at the emerging issue of the role of civil society.

In the spirit of the IGF, the meeting will be convened as a roundtable meeting with participation from the civil society, private sector and public sector. Outputs from the event will be used as inputs for the coming global IGF to be held in September 14-17 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The APrIGF will therefore help shape the future of the IGF. How should it be constituted? What should the IGF look like if it is to be held again? What should be on the agenda?

Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]
Dates: June 14 (Mon) – June 16 (Wed), 2010
Monday, June 14
1800-2030 Welcome Reception
The Habitat Lounge
29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai [ map ]
Tuesday, June 15 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]
Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]
0900-0930 Registration
0930-1045 Welcome Remarks:

  • Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat
  • Jeremy Godfrey, Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR OGCIO
  • Hasanul Haq Inu, Honorable Member of Parliament and Chairman of Standing Committee, Ministry of Post and Telecomm, Govt. of the Peolple’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • Paul Wilson, Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
  • Zhang Jian, General Manager, Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
  • Edmon Chung, Chief Executive Officer, DotAsia Organisation
  • Stephen Lau, Chairman, APrIGF Local Host Organising Committee

Introduction: Setting the Scene
This session paints the backdrop for our two-day roundtable discussion. On the panel are many who have followed the meeting of the World Summit on the Information Society and the Working Group on Internet Governance, the report of which led to establishment of the IGF. What were the hopes and aspirations of the various alphabetic entities? How far have they come? Or not come? These and similar related questions will be explored in the session.

  • Prof. Ang Peng-Hwa
    Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    APrIGF Regional Organizing Committee
1045-1100 Coffee Break
1100-1230 Security: Cyber-Security and Network Confidence
The dangers of cyber threats continue to evolve with risks further compounding as increasingly connected societies transcend geographical and physical borders, where stakeholders communicate in realtime. Utilising the same networks and links that bind us globally, cyber threats and attacks are able to strike from virtually anywhere in the world, potentially causing catastrophic social and economic harm to countries that are oceans away. Neither governments, nor private sector entities can contain these cyber threats singlehandedly and domestically. This session will bring together the experience from experts in the region and to explore how the Asia Pacific region may be able to converge and share information and resources to escalate the cybersecurity and network confidence.

  • Moderator: Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi
    Chief Operating Officer of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
  • Ram Mohan, Chief Technology Officer, Afilias
  • [ Presentation PDF document for Tony Wong Presentation file ] Christine Runnegar, Internet Society
  • Representative from Kaspersky System
  • Matthew Chan, Business Manager, Trend Micro
  • Thomas Parenty, Managing Director, Parenty Consulting Limited
  • Michael Mudd, Regional Representative, Asia – Pacific, Open Computing
1230-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Openness: Challenges and Criticalness of an Open Internet Culture
The extensively open culture of the Internet provides an important platform for innovation, creativity and exchange of ideas. While the openness is a critical aspect of the Internet, it presents a challenge to safety and security of different dimensions. This includes challenges to parenting and child protection. This session will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders to explore the challenges and promises of the openness of the Internet.

  • Moderator: Robert Guerra, Project Director, Internet Freedom, Freedom House
  • Oliver “Blogie” Robillo, Founder, Mindanao Bloggers Community
  • Chiranuch Premchaiporn, Managing Editor, Prachathai
  • Ken Ngai, Project Manager, Be Netwise Internet Education Campaign
  • Leslie Chu from Microsoft: Country Manager, Online Service Group (HK/TW)
1530-1600 Coffee Break
1600-1730 Access: The Digital Divide in Asia
Internet has dramatically transformed people’s lives in the last decade, bringing new opportunities in education, employment and socio-economic development. At the same time, however, the gap between those who have access and those who have not is widening rapidly. This digital divide constitutes a major problem to modern society especially in the area of social development and poverty alleviation. This session explores studies, projects and initiatives from around Asia that aims to extend access and address the digital divide in Asia.

  • Moderator: Edmon Chung, Chief Executive Officer, DotAsia Organisation
  • [ Presentation PDF document for Tony Wong Presentation file ] Christine Runnegar, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • [ Presentation PDF document for Tony Wong Presentation file ] Tony Wong, Head of Digital Inclusion Division, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
  • John Fung, Director of Information Technology Resource Center (ITRC), HKCSS
  • Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi, Chief Operating Officer, MCMC
  • Representative from IDA, Singapore
  • Dr. Michael Gurstein, Executive Director, Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
  • Rafik Dammak
  • Pindar Wong, Chairman VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Paul T.C.Fung, Vice Chairman – Policy Committee, iProA; President, International Federation of Creativity and Technology (IFOCAT)
1830-2200 APrIGF Roundtable Dinner (Sponsored by IMPACT)
Wednesday, June 16 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]
0900-0930 Registration
0930-1100 Managing Critical Internet Resources
The term ‘critical Internet resources’ is described by the report of the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance as including the administration of the domain name system (DNS) and Internet protocol (IP) addresses, administration of the root server system, technical standards, peering and interconnection, and telecommunications infrastructure, including innovative and convergent technologies. This session convenes experts in the region to explore the policy imperatives to move the Internet towards the IPv6 address space in face of the eventual exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, and the role of ccTLDs (Country Code Top Level Domains) and their relationships to ICANN and the Internet.

  • Moderator: Paul Wilson, Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
  • Keith Davidson, Chairman, Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD)
  • Valens Riyadi, Head of National Internet Resources,Indonesia ISP Association (APJII)
  • Shariya Haniz Zulkifli, Director, .my Domain Registry
  • Chris Disspain, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer, au Domain Administration
  • Hirofumi Hotta, Director, (JPRS)
1100-1115 Coffee Break
1115-1245 Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalized Domain Names
Having IDN TLDs is a part of multilingualism on the Internet, which is essential for Asian Internet users. Introduction of IDN TLDs has been over-a-decade effort started in AP region. Filnally, ICANN decided to launch IDN ccTLDs last November and some IDN ccTLDs have been already in place. Introduction of IDN gTLDs are under intensive discussion as part of new gTLDs. In this session, “How IDN TLDs will change our life” will be discussed.

  • “The Origin of IDN”
    TAN Tin Wee, Associate Director, Centre for Internet Research, NUS
  • “Making IDN a reality”
    XUE Hong, Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance (CDNUA)
  • Case Reports on IDN ccTLDs
    • Malaysia (Shariya Haniz ZULKIFLI)
    • China (MO Rungang)
    • India (Tulika PANDEY)
    • DotAsia (Edmon CHUNG)
  • Panel Discussion interacting with the floor
    • Panelists : above 6 speakers
    • Moderator: Izumi Aizu
1245-1415 Lunch
1415-1545 Emerging Issues: Role of Civil Society in Internet Governance
One of the major recommendations of the WGIG Report was that civil society should have a key role in Internet governance, a role that places civil society as a stakeholder on par with government and the business sector. That’s the theory. In practice, civil society does not seem to be a major stakeholder and these days its significance seems to be paling. Because civil society groups played an important role in the innovative use of the Internet, the concern over the loss is not just a matter of representation on the Internet but also the larger concern over whether future innovations may be stymied. This session aims to explore the question of the role of civil society in Internet governance.

  • Moderator: Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
  • Christine Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Civic Exchange
  • Sean Ang, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Centre for e-Media
  • Isaac Mao, Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard University
  • John Fung, Director of Information Technology Resource Center (ITRC)
    Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS)
  • Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Chair, At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) of ICANN
  • Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director, IT for Change (ITFC)
  • Yap Swee Seng, Executive Director, Asian Forum for Huma Rights and Development
1545-1600 Coffee Break
1600-1730 The Way Forward: The Next Model of the IGF
This session aims to bring together the various threads of discussions to give inputs to shaping the next reiteration of the IGF. What should be the shape of the IGF going forward? What should be its format? Its mandate? How should we continue the collaboration in Asia?

  • Moderator: Cheryl Langdon-Orr, Chair
    At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) of ICANN
  • Prof. Ang Peng-Hwa
    Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Stephen Lau, Chairman, APrIGF Local Host Organising Committee
    Hong Kong Representative of Multistakeholders; Advisory Group (MAG), IGF
  • Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN)
  • Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Chairman, ICANN Nominating Committee
    Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Sciences of the Unversity of Aarhus
  • Chris Disspain, Chief Executive Officer, au Domain Administration
    Chairman, Country Code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) of ICANN

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Hong Kong IGF Agenda
Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]Dates: June 17 (Thu) – June 18 (Fri), 2010

“Building Vibrant Communities, Realizing Internet Possibilities”
Thursday, June 17 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]
0945-1000 Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Speech

Stephen Lau, Chairman of Organizing CommitteeOpening RemarksStephen Mak, Acting Government Chief Information Officer of the HKSAR OGCIO

Sponsor Recognition

Group Photos with Representatives of Organizing Committee

1000-1030 Keynote Opening Session
Session Chairman – Stephen Lau, Chairman of Organizing Committee“IGF and Internet Governance”
Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator to the IGF Secretariat, UNAn introduction and update to the global UN IGF initiative and its relevance to Hong Kong
1030-1110 “Trust and Cloud Computing: New Opportunities, New Responsibilities”

John Galligan, Director, Internet Policy, Microsoft Asia PacificCloud Computing offers enhanced choice, flexibility, operational efficiency, and cost savings for governments, businesses, and individual consumers in Asia. To take full advantage of these benefits, reliable assurances regarding the privacy and security of online data must be provided. In addition, a number of regulatory, jurisdictional, and public policy issues remain to be solved in order for online Computing to thrive. This presentation will discuss how these key defining characteristics affect the level of user confidence and how a public-private partnership is necessary to engender trust, responsibility and accountability for data governance, privacy and online safety in this new computing paradigm
1110-1130 Coffee Break
1130-1330 Access and Diversity
would be to enable disadvantaged groups to gain access to ICT, in particular those who are disabled with respect to the ‘infrastructure, or access divide’ dimension of digital divide.Diversity would be to enable the contribution to a diversity of content and application on the internet, and therefore increase the relevance of the internet to the disadvantaged population, and how the disadvantaged groups themselves such as the ethnic minority, the elderly and the disabled could be engaged in the generation of such content/applications. In other words it would be about how to address the ‘content and application divide’ dimension of the digital divide.

  • Moderator – John Fung, Director, Information Technology Resource centre, HKCSS
  • “Education for the Deprived”
    Mr. Anthony Wong, President, China and South East Asia, OLPC
  • [ Presentation PDF document for Michael Gurstein Presentation file ] “International perspective – Telecentre developments”Mr. Michael Gurstein, Executive Director, Centre for Community Informatics Research, Development and Training
  • “Generating multi-cultural content for disadvantaged groups”
    Mr. Clarence Tsang, Deputy Director, Christian Action
  • “Web Accessibility Update”
    Mr. Chong Chan Yau, President, Hong Kong Blind Union
1330-1445 Lunch
1445-1645 Security, Openness and Privacy
The issues of security, openness and privacy online are interwoven, where it is crucial to strike a balance among them. This session will examine at practical and policy-making levels how to balance access to knowledge, the freedom of expression, and the intellectual property rights in the virtual world, from the perspectives of scholars, practitioners as well legislators. The discussion will cover practical aspects of the coordination needed to secure the network (e.g. to fight spam) and their relationship to issues pertaining to openness (e.g. ensuring the open architecture of the Internet). Issues to be discussed will include:

  • Cybersecurity and cybercrime
  • Identity theft, identity fraud, and information leakage.
  • Child protection online
  • Enabling framework for freedom
  • Regulatory models for privacy
  • Privacy protection as a business advantage
  • Ensuring the open architecture of the Internet;


Moderators :

  • Mr. Stephen Lau, Chairman of Organizing Committee
  • Mr. Ken Ngai, Project Manager, BeNetwise Internet Education Campaign

Guest Speakers:

  • “Cybercrime and Intellectual Protection in Hong Kong”
    Dr. Michael Jackson, Associate Professor in Faculty of Law, The University Of Hong Kong
  • “Developments in the online threat landscape and methods of protecting individuals and organization against them”
    Nigel Mendonca, Regional director, partnerships for Symantec Hosted Services in Asia.


  • Mrs. Priscilla Lui, Director, Against Child Abuse in Hong Kong,
  • Mr. Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
  • Anthony Fung, Senior Regional Digital Crimes Unit Manager (Asia Pacific), Microsoft Corp
1645-1730 Reporting from Regional roundtable & IGF issues specific for Asia PacificModerator:
Mr. Edmon Chung, Coordinator of rIGF roundtable
1830-2130 Hong Kong IGF Conference Gala Dinner (Sponsored by HKIRC)
Venue: La Dynastie Restaurant at Shop 102, The Arcade, Cyberport, HK
Friday, June 18 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 ]
0900-0930 Registration
0930-1130 Emerging Issues
The Internet is an ever-changing media, itself constantly evolving and always challenged our social norms and the world’s economic system. As the world’s Internet population approaches 2 billion, the advent of Web 2.0 technology has confronted public and private organizations with the need to adopt social media and cloud computing technologies for improved civic engagement using the new media. This panel session will examine all issues related to these and other emerging issues, with an Asian perspective.Moderator:Mr. Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong

  • “Bridging Local and Global Content”
    Oiwan Lam, Northeast Asia editor of Global Voices Online and editor of
  • “The open dialog model between censors and users”
    Isaac Mao, Fellow, Berkman Center, Harvard University (Confirmed)
  • “China Internet: big opportunity, even bigger challenge.”
    Sherman So, Former technology journalist of South China Morning Post and co-author of “Red Wired”
  • “Open the Social Media Silos: Internet Governance’s New Challenges”
    Eric Lee(李士傑), Senior project manager in CITI, Research Center for IT Innovation, Academia Sinica / TELDAP, Taiwan E-Learning & Digital Archives Program
  • Prof. Peter Yu, Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School, USA
1130-1300 Youth and Internet Governance
Together with a Panel, presentations will be made by youth representatives of the Youth Internet Governance Forum (held the preceding weekend) on their discussions on Digital Divide, Online Privacy and Security, Freedom of Speech, Cyberactivism, Copyright, Cyberlaw and Social NetworksModerator: Mr. Ken Chan, Chief Officer, Children & Youth Service, HKCSS
1300-1415 Lunch
1415-1615 Managing Critical Internet Resources
Internet domain names and IP addresses are your “identity” on the Internet. In the past, Internet users thought that these are technical details which they should not be concerned with. A number of recent developments, including the coming additions of new top-level domains, intellectual property rights, non-Latin domain names, and the imminent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, have however led to increased attention in the user community. This panel session intends to introduce the issues and stimulate exchange of views and concerns related to them.

  • “Domain Names and IP Addresses – what do they mean to you?”
    Mr. Jonathan Shea – CEO, HKIRC
  • “Cybersquatting and domain scams”
    Mr. Stephen Lai – Melbourne IT
  • “Protect your rights on domain names – dispute resolution andarbitration”
    Mr. Christopher To – Council member, HKIAC
  • “New Top Level Domains – opportunities or gimmick?”
    Mr. Edmon Chung – CEO, DotAsia
  • “Chinese Domain Name – do you need it?”
    Ms. Jian Zhang – APTLD
  • “IP addresses are running out – Urgency for IPv6″
    Mr. Paul Wilson – Director General, APNIC

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Youth IGF Calendar
Camp Dates: June 12 (Mon) – June 14 (Wed), 2010
Saturday, May 29th
1400-1600 Briefing SessionIntroduction to Internet Governance by experts from the field. This session will prepare you for the discussions at the Youth IGF. Venue: 1/F Auditorium, Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS)
Saturday-Monday, June12th-14th
Youth IGF Camp 2010During the 3-day (2 nights) forum, participants will role-play to represent different stakeholders in the society to discuss different social topics concerning the Internet. Participants will receive guidance and be able to interact with international and local experts.
Friday, June 18th
1600-1730 Report at Asia Pacific Regional IGF, Hong Kong IGF ConferenceRepresentatives from Youth Internet Governance Forum will be selected to present and share with the public their views on the Internet development from the youth perspective
(2010.6.18 4-5:30PM). Other participants can optionally participate in the Regional Internet Governance Forum at Cyberport

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