SESERV Workshop: Socio-economic Certainties and Change for the Future Internet

posted 19 Jun 2012, 06:31 by Patrick Poullie   [ updated 9 Jul 2012, 04:43 by Martin Waldburger ]

Workshop Summary and Outlook

Speakers and Talks

Workshop Introduction

Brian Pickering (SESERV),

Alessandro Bogliolo (ULOOP)

Andrea Glorioso

Policy Officer, European Commission



Andrea Glorioso works as a policy officer in the European Commission, Directorate-General for Information Society and Media (as of 1 July 2012: Directorate-General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology). His main area of work concerns the global governance of the Internet, Internet policies and regulation and human rights/fundamental freedoms on the Internet. Mr Glorioso holds a MA in Political Science/Sociology, a PGD in ICT law and a LLM in Intellectual Property Law.

The EU is creating new initiatives to ensure human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected both online and off-line.  EC policy officer Andrea Glorioso presented the "No Disconnect Strategy", and how technologies of the Future Internet can be unexpected enablers of major societal movements.

Stephen Minton

Vice President for the IDC Worldwide IT Markets, IDC


Stephen Minton is a Vice President and analyst at IDC covering global ICT markets. He manages IDC’s industry-standard Worldwide Black Book research, which tracks ICT spending in 54 countries. In this role, he co-ordinates IDC’s global IT spending research and analysis, helping IT organisations around the world with their planning, resource allocation and competitive analysis initiatives. Additionally, he is responsible for the IDC Information Society Index, which benchmarks countries according to IT and Internet socio-economic impact and penetration. More info via IDC.

IDC looks at the growing market segments of the Future Internet, and how the social and economic context of its “Information Society Index” applies to its industry stakeholders. The analysis and forecast set a context for much of the discussion throughout the day.


Sara de Freitas

Director of Research, Serious Games Institute


Sara is Director of Research and Professor of Virtual Environments at Coventry University with responsibility for applied research, teaching and learning and business development. Sara was responsible for setting up the Serious Games Institute, a hybrid model of research, business and study, the first institute of its kind. The institute is now part of a successful multi-million pound turnover SGI Group including a spin out company Serious Games International with a purely commercial brief, the SGI Research Division and the SGI Business Projects group. In addition, the Institute offers education and training, with a newly established Masters Programme and Doctoral School. The SGI brings together industrial partners and academic experts from across four faculties: arts and design, health and life science, business and the environment and computing and engineering. Sara leads a cross-university applied research group of 50 academics and is a member of the Coventry University Research Committee. More info via the Serious Games Institute.

Gaming and entertainment industries have been a strong element of computing and Internet technologies, almost from the very start. As technology has advanced, games have found application not just as entertainment but also as a means of learning, decision making, problem solving and innovation.  The UK’s Serious Games Institute discussed the socio-economic themes in this context.

Falk von Bornstaedt

Deutsche Telekom


Dr. F. von BORNSTAEDT holds diplomas in economics from the universities of Bonn and Paris, with a Ph.D. in economics from Cologne university. Following his studies, he was appointed project leader at the German National Research Center in Computer Science. He joined the Deutsche Telekom Group in 1991. He is currently Vice President, Product Management IP/Data, in the international carriers’ division, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS). Having joined ICSS in 2001, Falk is now responsible for IP/ Data product management and the IP peering team. Prior to joining ICSS, Falk held various positions within the Deutsche Telekom Group, including responsibility for the Multimedia Division where he was responsible for the international IP product portfolio from 1996. This involved setting up the Global Intranet and IP MPLS VPN product lines. He also initiated the GRX project, an extranet for mobile operators. Before this, Falk was Assistant to the CEO of Deutsche Telekom for international affairs and worked in the controlling unit at Deutsche Telekom headquarters.

Deutsche Telekom presented new business models that derive from the changing societal and economic drivers of ISPs, network and content providers of the Future Internet.

Aleksandra Kuczerawy

Legal Researcher, KU Leuven


Aleksandra is a legal researcher in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Law and ICT (ICRI) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. She joined ICRI in November 2007. She was a part of the study team conducting the independent study on indicators for media pluralism in the European member states, commissioned by the European Commission (DG INFSO). She also conducted research in the area of Spatial Data Infrustructures (SDI) while working on access and licensing protocols in the eContentplus OneGeology Europe project. Currently she conducts research in the field of privacy and identity management in new technologies. She works on the European Project PrimeLife (Privacy and Identity Management in Europe for Life). Lately she has expanded her research field to legal aspects of User Generated Content (UGC) in the European Project SocIoS (Exploiting Social Networks for Building the Future Internet of Services) where she is working on privacy aspects as well as liability of Internet Intermediaries. Moreover, Aleksandra is an assistent editor of the International Ecyclopeadia of Law (IEL) - Cyber Law. More info via KU Leuven.

Data protection and the legal frameworks to support it are an urgent concern of the Future Internet’s user base.  Legal expert Aleksandra Kuczerawy told us the critical areas to look out for, and how to prepare for the legal advances now developing.

Alan Hartman

Senior Researcher, IBM


Alan Hartman is currently a senior researcher at the IBM Israel Haifa Research Laboratory in the department of Privacy and Security. His work is focused on long term privacy preservation in the context of the ENSURE project. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Waterloo in Canada, Alan joined the IBM Haifa Research Lab in 1983. Since then, his research has focused on storage technologies, mathematical optimization, hardware and software verification, model based software, systems, and services engineering, and privacy. He spent 2.5 years at the IBM India research lab in Bangalore serving as the Services Science, Management, and Engineering (SSME) focal point for the IBM India Research Laboratory. He has also held positions at the IBM Israel Laboratory as the manager of the algorithms and optimization team, and the model-driven engineering technologies group. He has held visiting positions in the Mathematics Department at the University of Toronto and at Telstra Research Labs. He has also coordinated and managed several European Commission research projects (AGEDIS, MODELWARE, MODELPLEX, COCKPIT). Alan has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Newcastle in Australia, an M.Sc. in mathematics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. in mathematics from Monash University in Australia. He has published over 60 research papers and holds several patents.

Trust and Security are ongoing struggles in all facets of the Future Internet.  Alan Hartman of IBM Research presents the research issues central to the study of the measurement and management of trust in a business context.

Javier Salcedo

Product Director, Arsys


Javier has a Telecommunications Engineering degree in the Saragosse University. He started working  for Accenture in 2004, participating in a worldwide process standardization project for BT Global Services. He joined Arsys in 2006 and has taken different roles in the IT Service Management, Dedicated and Managed Hosting and Presales areas. He’s currently Product Director taking responsibility over the overall portfolio, including cloud computing services, managed hosting and web hosting.

Cloud computing’s strong entrance into the infrastructure market has seen success. As customers are introduced to an expanding choice in offerings and opportunities, naturally the expectations to meet higher requirements and needs have arrived.  Arsys, a Cloud hosting leader, showed us how Cloud offerings are rising to the socio-economic challenges.

Vesa Terävä

Regulatory Coordination & Users Unit, European Commission DG CNEC


Terävä joined the European Commission and DG Information Society and Media in 2002. Mr Terävä is currently Head of Unit B2 "Regulatory Coordination & Users Unit" in DG Communication Networks, Content and Technology.  From 2003 until May 2009 Mr Terävä worked at Unit B5 "Procedures related to national regulatory measures" dealing with the electronic communications consultation procedures provided in EU telecoms rules. He was appointed as "Head of Sector" of the Unit in 2006 and "Deputy Head of Unit" in 2008.  Prior to joining the Commission he worked at the Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU and at the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Finland.

Introducing an added layer to the upcoming workshop roundtable, Vesa Terävä reflected on network neutrality, what factors to keep into account, and Europe’s analysis and policy towards the hot topic.