The 2nd Russian Internet Governance Forum Program

May 12, 2011 - Expocenter at Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow, Russia

Registration, coffee


Welcome Ceremony  – Internet as a Set of Innovation Tools – Plenary session

Moderator: Vyacheslav Dukhin

Welcome address: Igor Schegolev, Minister of Telecommunications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation
Welcome address: Marina Nikerova, The Chairman of the Council of ccTLD RU/РФ
Welcome address: Mikhail Grishankov, First Deputy Chairman of the Security Committee of the State Duma  of Russian Federation
Welcome address: Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of the Board,  ICANN
Alexander Ntoko, Head of Corporate Strategy Division, ITU
Alexander Turkot, Vice President, Skolkovo Foundation
Markus Kummer, Vice President for Public Policy, ISOC
Natalya Kaspersky, Chair of theBoard, Kaspersky Lab, Director of InfoWatch
Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director, DiploFoundation




Roundtable #1 - Russian & European Internet Governance Prospects: Reaching the Consensus

Moderator: Sergey Plugotarenko, President of the Russian Association for Electronicommunications and CEO at Regional Community Center for IT (ROCIT)

Bertrand de La Chapelle, Program Director, International Diplomatic Academy (France)
Olivier Crepin-Leblond, ISOC England
Madina Kasenova, Professor of Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia
Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation
Roelof Meijer, CEO, SIDN (Netherlands)
Alexei Moiseev, Chief of the Chair of International Private Law of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia
Mikhail Yakushev, Vice-Chair of the CoE Ad-Hoc Working Group on Cross-Border Internet

Roundtable #2 - Internet Governance in CIS Countries: Global Challenges, Local Solutions

Moderators: Markus Kummer, Vice President for Public Policy, ISOC / Andrey Romanov, Deputy Director, Coordination Center for TLD RU

Andrey Kolesnikov, CEO, Coordination Center for TLD RU
Tattu Mambetalieva, Director, GIIP Public Foundation, HerdictWeb Regional Coordinator (Kyrgyzstan)
Igor Mkrtumyan, President, Internet Society (Armenia)
Jalolatdin Rakhimov, Director, UZINFOCOM Center (Uzbekistan)
Oksana Prikhodko, Expert, European Media Platform (Ukraine)
Dona Scola, Deputy Minister of Information Technology and Communications of the Republic of Moldova


Coffee break


The Future of Internet Scenarios: Russia and the US’s Perspectives

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, Deputy Director, Coordination Center for TLD RU

Internet Islands
Ivan Zasursky, Head of New Media & Communications Theory Department, Moscow State University
Shane Tews, Vice President for Global Public Policy and Government Relations, VeriSign, Inc.

Users Reign
Mikhail Dvorkovich, independent Internet expert
Pablo Molina, Professor, Georgetown University

Global Government for the Internet
Sonya Sokolova, co-founder of the first Russian music website Звуки.ру
Marilyn Cade, Chair of TechAmerica’s Internet Governance and Online Services Sub-Committee


Keynote Presentation

David J. Farber, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, ex-member of the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC)