History of Internet and Internet Governance and Internet for Business
Almost at Zero Budget, three short duration events happened at Isoc India Chennai in three locations, 4-6 hours of travel between the locations. Dr Olivier Crepin LeBlond, Chair of ICANN At Large led a session on IPv6 at Technoforum, Pondichery where I was asked to organize another 3 hour session on the History of Internet and Internet Governance. Olivier was kind enough to extend his stay in India by two days to visit Bharathidasan Institute of Management, one of India’s most renowned Business Schools, at Trichy, and Karunya University at Coimbatore, made possible largely by Chapter Secretary Sarto’s efforts.
The sessions on the three locations followed a simple pattern. While Olivier as the Technical Expert had the tough task of going deeper into the technical aspects in a plain language without compromising on the need for precision, my presentation was a ‘rough’ history of Internet and Internet Governance, prepared as a relatively non-technical introduction.
Jonathan Zittrain and Rebecca Mackinnon instantly replied to the email messages sent for permission to screen videos of their talks, so on the non-technical part a Jonathan Zittrain’s talk on “The Future of Internet” and Rebecca MacKinnon’s Personal Democaracy Forum and TED talks on “Consent of the Networked” could be included which became an excellent primer on Internet Governance issues to create interest.
Olivier’s Talk at Technoforum and Karunya, during the History of Internet Governance sessions was around the following slides:
The topics revolved around the History of Internet and Internet Governance in all three locations, but at BIM the theme was “Internet for Business: Permissionless Innovation”. Olivier’s presentation at BIM is embeeded below:
And here are the slides from Olivier’s presentation during his 3 hour long session on IPv6 at Technoforum:
We are thankful to Dr Olivier Crepin LeBlond for his extended stay as a pleasant Guest to reach out to a total of a little over 1000 students in 4 days ! We are thankful to B.I.M, and Karunya for the opportunity at short notice.
@ ISOC Chapters : The rough history of Internet Governance for a non-technical audience is far from complete as a full presentation by itself. The presentation in its present form offers a glimpse, at best. We would invite Chapters to collaborate with us to develop this into a more accurate presentation, with more pictures and more videos and a fair coverage of the most important of the Internet pioneer who have not been sufficiently presented in this rough history.