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Thursday, July 15 • 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Scenarios for 2026: Will everything work everywhere?

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This session will examine the political forces and drivers that could cause fragmentation of the Web and the Cloud–both within the United States and worldwide. Speakers will share examples of how such fragmentation could be enforced (through firewalls, filters, real-name ID requirements, new laws for platforms, data localization requirements, and criminalization of certain technologies or business practices). To illustrate how this could happen, a series of scenarios have been developed that reflect how governments might respond to: (1) cyber attacks, (2) growing concerns about online privacy and surveillance, (3) worries about “foreign” content and apps, and (4) abuse of the Internet for criminal activities and terrorism. Panelists will also describe ways to address these concerns without partitioning the Internet or imposing a patchwork of different national regulations on the global Internet.

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Mike Nelson

Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Mike Nelson is a senior fellow in the Carnegie Endowment’s Technology and International Affairs Program, which helps decision makers understand and address the impacts of emerging technologies, including digital technologies, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. Prior to... Read More →

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David Bray

Director, GeoTech Center and GeoTech Commission, Atlantic Council
Dr. David A. Bray has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, time on the ground in Afghanistan in 2009, serving as the non-partisan Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission... Read More →
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Deji Bryce Olukotun

Director of Policy & Corporate Social Responsibility, Sonos
Deji Olukotun is the Director of Policy and Corporate Social Responsibility at the audio technology company Sonos. Before joining Sonos, he managed global advocacy at Access Now and established the digital freedom program at PEN America, the writers advocacy organization. He is also... Read More →
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Harriet Pearson

Senior Counsel, Hogan Lovells
Internationally recognized as a corporate data privacy and cybersecurity pioneer, Harriet Pearson brings to her practice decades of leading-edge experience advising companies and boards on cyber and data risk management and governance, breach preparedness and response, crisis management... Read More →
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Melissa Hathaway

President, Hathaway Global Strategies
Melissa Hathaway is globally recognized as a thought leader in the fields of cybersecurity and digital risk management and has relationships with the highest levels of governments and international institutions.  She served in two U.S. presidential administrations, spearheading... Read More →
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Nick Merrill

Director, Daylight Lab at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
Dr. Nick Merrill directs the Daylight Lab at the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. His lab produces tools for understanding and addressing critical security issues.LinkedIn... Read More →

Thursday July 15, 2021 4:00pm - 5:20pm EDT