OFE at the Internet Governance Forum 2020

27 October 2020

Author: Astor Nummelin Carlberg

At the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum this year, OFE is bringing together a diverse group of experts from academia, civil society organisations, SMEs as well as consumer representatives to discuss all aspects of how increased interoperability could be a way to solve some of the most intractable issues of the internet platform market. 

Interoperability: Openness in the Age of Platforms

Monday, 2 November, 2020 – 11:15 to 12:15 CET

At this pre-event we will hear voices from jurisdictions across the world for an open conversation and information exchange on platform regulation in general and interoperability in particular. The exchanges here will feed into our workshop on 16 November.

Moderators:
Vittorio Bertola, Open-Xchange
Astor Nummelin Carlberg, OpenForum Europe

Unlocking the Internet: Stakeholder Perspectives of Interoperability (WS #290)

Monday, 16 November, 2020 – 18:20 to 19:20 CET

This round table workshop will bring a diverse group of civil society organisations, SMEs, as well as consumer organisations’ representatives to discuss how increased interoperability could be a future-proof way to solve some of the most intractable issues of the Internet platform market. While policy efforts aimed at direct content regulation have drawbacks in terms of fundamental rights and competition cases are both arduous and uncertain, policy aimed at enabling, promoting or requiring interoperability for certain market-dominant platforms through Open Standards arguably holds the most potential to open up the platform market to competition.

Moderators:
Vittorio Bertola, Open-Xchange
Astor Nummelin Carlberg, OpenForum Europe

Online moderator:
Paula Grzegorzewska, OpenForum Europe

Panelists:
Michał Woźniak, Independent Expert
Ian Brown, Independent Researcher
Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Panoptykon Foundation
Annika Linck, European Digital SME Alliance
Maryant Fernandez Perez, BEUC