Swiss IGF 2017 programme – 30 May in Berne, Welle7 (Deck 3)

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and opening address, Philipp Metzger, OFCOM Director

Setting the scene: Markus Kummer, ISOC-CH

09:20 – 10:30 PLENUM 1: Security by Empowerment

State regulation, monitoring and control or responsible use of the internet? How can we ensure that providers and users can navigate the internet safely? What knowledge should they have (or what knowledge should be promoted in society) and how can this be achieved? Which stakeholders can/must play which role? What are the consequences of a delegation of responsibility? Or how much digitisation can democracy stand?

Inputs: Florian Schütz, Swiss Internet Security Alliance SISA and Abraham Bernstein, Digital Society Initiative and Institut for Informatik, Uni Zürich

Co-Moderation: Rolf H. Weber, Uni Zürich, and Adrian Koster, MELANI

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 PLENUM 2: The Data Economy – Value Creation Aspects of Data:

Under what conditions and frameworks can data be managed and processed while stimulating economic innovation?

Coordination: Jacques Beglinger, SwissHoldings, and Peter Ehrsam, Swisscom

Inputs: Hilmar Scheel, Valora: Data in Industry- and Service enterprises; Marco Salvi, Avenir Suisse: Personalized data – Differentiation or Discrimination?; Timo Grossenbacher, SRF Data: How Journalism benefits from data

Co-Moderation: Jacques Beglinger, SwissHoldings, und Bernie Hoeneisen, ISOC-CH

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break (buffet lunch)
13:30 – 15:00 Parallel workshop 1

Swiss Data Alliance on

“Open Content SRG”

Led by: André Golliez, Opendata, and Matthias Stürmer, Parldigi.

Parallel workshop 2

New regulation against extremism and Fake news needed?

Led by: Wolf Ludwig

Parallel workshop 3

“Rethink Privacy”

Led by: Florent Thouvenin, Rolf Weber, University of Zürich,


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 PLENUM 3: Access and Regulatory Requirements — Copyright as Barrier or Cornerstone?

– New rules for providers, including network barring and copyright robots,

– Significance for science: new barriers and second publication rights,

– Challenges for libraries, esp. borrowing and lending rights, orphan works, catalogue prerogative, archiving.

Inputs: Jacques de Werra, Florent Thouvenin, Daniel Hürlimann, Nicole Emmenegger, DUN

Co-moderation: Amélie Vallotton, BIS, Florent Thouvenin, University of Zurich

17:00 – 17:30 Wrap-up and prospects / What now? – Message to the global IGF in December in Geneva

Co-moderation: Thomas Schneider, OFCOM, and Wolf Ludwig, Swiss IGF


Format and organisation:

  • No panels (split between experts and audience) in the usual form; this format was well received in 2015-16.
  • All sessions are led and animated by co-moderators (with wireless microphones),
  • Input statements (approximately 5 min.) by invited and briefed experts will be presented to the hall as an introduction to the respective topic,
  • Experienced co-moderators are responsible for ensuring that an interactive debate takes place as early as possible,
  • Written statements (including longer ones) by experts can be brought in, photo-copied and distributed in advance (this would also be useful for interpreters),
  • Additional materials can be laid out on an information table in the foyer (additional background information, flyers, etc.).

As last year, the Swiss-IGF 2017 will be held in three languages – German, French and English – with simultaneous translation (except for workshops / siderooms).


(consolidated outline for steering committee consultation, Mai 2017)