On December 10, 2018, Constellation Research hosted an historic event with key Internet and technology pioneers, the People-Centered Internet coalition, as well as the next generation of positive change agents.
Titled “Our People-Centered Digital Future”, the event recognized that by March 2019, 50% of the world will be connected to the Internet. This inflection point marks an important moment for examining the “unfinished work” of the Internet and discussing the community norms, human rights and social contracts required in this exponential digital era. The event also aligned with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations.
Speakers included Vint Cerf, Tim Berners-Lee, Wendy Hall, along with key visionaries David Bray, Mei Ling Fung, Marci Harris, and many more positive #ChangeAgents, reflecting on the past three decades and paving the path for the future of the Internet. Paul Pagnato, CEO at PagnatoKarp, participated on “The Futures Panel: The Internet and Greater Social Impact”.
WATCH THE VIDEO with Paul Pagnato:
The event reflected on milestones and examined important questions about what we must address to ensure that our emerging digital world will indeed continue to be “people-centered”. Individuals shared ideas, insights and actions to help ensure the Internet remains a force for good, with a focus on society, education, environment, technology, and the future of human rights and inclusion.
- A people-centered future, with Vint Cerf - VIDEO HERE
- How we got here but, more importantly, where we need to go for the next 50 years
- Keeping the Internet an open model
- Using this historic opportunity for humanity to complete the unfinished aspirations of the Internet
- What human rights will be like in a digital world
With aspirations for universal Internet access, it is increasingly important to maintain our human rights in this digital era and to demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet by championing positive change.
Please find all the conference videos HERE
Who is the People-Centered Internet?
The People-Centered Internet (PCI) is an international coalition of positive #ChangeAgents created to ensure that the Internet continues to improve people's lives and livelihoods and that the Internet is a positive force for good with helping people achieve their goals and aspirations online. The PCI coalition embodies the belief that the Internet can bring different groups of people together to form living learning communities focused on education, economic opportunity, and growth of communities through communication. PCI seeks out positive #ChangeAgents to demonstrate a better way forward for the Internet. This new way can then be shown to the private sector, to public sector leaders, and contribute towards making sense of this rapidly changing landscape.