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Monday 25 February 2008
Official Opening

    12.00 – 20.00 Delegate registrations

    18.00 – 19.00 Official opening

    18.00 – 19.30 Reception

Tuesday 26 February 2008
Standards for Innovation and the Future of the Internet


    07.30 – 09.00 Breakfast meeting- Standards for Innovation and the Future of the Internet

    09.00 – 12.00 Theme 1: Raising the Quality Threshold of Standards Development

    12.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Masterclasses

    14.00 – 17.00 Theme 2: Open Standards and Innovation

Evening Tuesday 26 February 2008 - Keynote panel


    18.00 – 20.30 Evening keynotes and reception on “Standards and the Future of the Internet - the role of open standards, standards development and standards organisations for innovation and healthy marketplaces”, with our distinguished panel:

    Vint Cerf,

    VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google - the "father of the Internet"

    Bob Sutor,
    VP, Open Source and Standards, IBM Corporation

    Håkon Wium Lie

    CTO of Opera Software and formerly CERN and W3C

    Andy Updegrove
    Attorney-at-Law and a partner in the law firm Gesmer Updegrove

Wednesday 27 February 2008

Standards for Healthy Marketplaces and the Future of the Internet

    07.30 – 09.00 Breakfast meeting

    09.00 – 12.00 Theme 3: Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

    12.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Masterclasses

    14.00 – 17.00 Theme 4: Open Standards and Democracy

    17.00 – 17.30 Conference Conclusions & Next steps

    20.00 – 22.30 Closing reception at MAMCO - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art


Day 1 – Monday 25 February – Official opening


    12.00 – 20.00 Delegate registrations

  • Collection of conference pass and welcome pack

    18.00 – 19.30 Conference official opening

  • Opening address

    Graham Taylor, OpenForum Europe

  • Official welcome by City of Geneva

  • Introduction to Exhibitors including ODF Showcase

  • Exhibition (closing 19.30)

  • Drinks and Canapés will be served






Day 2 – Morning Tuesday 26 February

Theme: Standards for Innovation and the Future of the Internet


    07.30 – 09.00 Breakfast meeting

    Standards for Innovation and the Future of the Internet

  • Setting the Scene

    • Raising the Quality Threshold of Standards Development

      Dr. Robert Sutor, Vice President, Open Source and Standard, IBM

    • Open Standards and Innovation

      Jonathan Sage, Global Intellectual Property and Open Standards, IBM

  • Setting the Agenda

    • Topics participants would like to focus on are documented

    09.00 – 12.00 Theme 1: Raising the Quality Threshold of Standards Development

  • 09.00 – 09.15 Introduction by Theme Chairperson

    Dr. Robert Sutor

    Vice President, Open Source and Standard, IBM

  • 09.15 – 10.30 Panel presentations

    • Andy Updegrove, Attorney-at-Law and Partner Gesmer Updegrove

    • Pieter Hintjens (Digital Standards Organization)

    • Questions and Answers

  • 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

  • 10.45 – 12.00 Open Forum

    12.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Masterclasses

  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch buffet

  • 12.00 – 13.00

    • Masterclass 1 – A Standards Quality Case Study

      Arnaud Le Hors, IBM

  • 13.00 – 14.00

    • Masterclass 2 – Licensing Issues

      Shane Coughlan, FSFE


Day 2 – Afternoon Tuesday 26 February

    Standards for Innovation and the Future of the Internet


    14.00 – 17.00 Theme 2: Open Standards and Innovation

  • 14.00 – 14.15 Introduction by theme chairman

      Jonathan Sage, Global Intellectual Property and Open Standards, IBM

  • 14.15 – 15.30 Panel presentations

    • Petri Räsänen, Director, COSS, Technology Centre Hermia Ltd., Tampere, Finland

    • Elmar Husmann, Independent expert

    • Rishab Ghosh, heads the Collaborative Creativity Group at UNU-MERIT

    • Questions and Answers

  • 15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break

  • 15.45 – 17:00 Open Forum

  • 17.00 End of day program



    Day 2 – Evening Tuesday 26 February - 18.00 – 20.30

    Evening Keynotes

    Standards and the Future of the Internet - the role of open standards, standards development and standards organisations for innovation and healthy marketplaces”


Our Distinguished speaker panel:


  • Vint Cerf,

    VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google - the "father of the Internet"

  • Bob Sutor,
    VP, Open Source and Standards, IBM Corporation

  • Håkon Wium Lie

    CTO of Opera Software and formerly CERN and W3C

  • Andy Updegrove
    Attorney-at-Law and a partner in the law firm Gesmer Updegrove)

Speakers will address a range of questions, including:


  • What is the right balance between innovation and common standards?

  • How is it possible to achieve greater transparency in the standards setting process?

  • Standards need to be of the highest possible quality - how can the quality of standards be maintained?

  • What does it mean for a standard to be open?

You are kindly invited for refreshments afterwards


Day 3 – Morning Wednesday 27 February

    Standards for Healthy Marketplaces and the Future of the Internet

    07.30 – 09.00 Breakfast meeting

    Standards for Healthy Marketplaces and the Future of the Internet

  • Setting the Scene

    • Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

      Andy Updegrove, Attorney-at-Law and Partner Gesmer Updegrove

    • Open Documents and Democracy

      Dr. Laura DeNardis, Yale Law School

  • Setting the Agenda

    • Topics participants would like to focus on are documented

    09.00 – 12.00 Theme 3: Standards and Intellectual Property Rights

  • 09.00 – 09.15 Introduction by Theme Chairperson

    Andy Updegrove, Attorney-at-Law and Partner Gesmer Updegrove

  • 09.15 – 10.30 Panel presentations

    • Thomas Vinje, Partner, Clifford Chance, Belgium

    • Carlo Piana, Tamos, Piana and Partners, Italy

    • Jeremy Allison, Google

    • André Rebentisch, European Software Market Association, Germany

    • Questions and Answers

  • 10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

  • 10.45 – 12.00 Open Forum

    12.00 – 14.00 Lunch & Masterclasses

  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch buffet

  • 12.00 – 13.00

    • Masterclass 3 – Open Standards in Education

      Alan Bell, The Open Learning Centre

  • 13.00 – 14.00

    • Masterclass 4 – Standards and Procurement

      Graham Taylor, OpenForum Europe


Day 3 – Afternoon Wednesday 27 February

    Standards for Healthy Marketplaces and the Future of the Internet

    14.00 – 17.00 Theme 4: Open Standards and Democracy

  • 14.00 – 14.15 Introduction by theme chairman

        Dr. Laura DeNardis, Yale Law School

  • 14.15 – 16.00 Panel presentations

    • Michiel Leenaars, NLnet foundation and board member of OpenDoc Society

    • Dr. Barbara Held, European Commission, Directorate-General for Informatics, European eGovernment Services (IDABC)

    • Dr. Rolf Theodor Schuster, CIO, Federal Foreign Office, Germany

    • Questions and Answers

  • 16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break

  • 16.15 – 17.00 Open Forum

    17.00 – 17.30 Conference Conclusions & Next steps

    Graham Taylor, Chairman, OpenForum Europe


    20.00 – 22.30 Closing reception at MAMCO - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Opened in September 1994 in a former factory, Mamco takes into account the spirit of the building it occupies. The factory’s industrial architecture of the 1950s allows for a flexible and constantly changing museum arrangement.

The museum exhibits a broad range of works dating from the early 1960s to the present day. Its installations, videos, paintings, photographs, and sculptures come to Mamco on loan from public and private collections, as gifts, as artists’ deposits or as acquisitions.

In a convivial and playful manner inspired by the spirit of Marcel Duchamp, Mamco aims to provoke people to reconsider their understanding of the notions of "contemporary art" and "museum".

Three times a year the Museum presents a new stage of its ongoing construction with temporary exhibitions and new presentations of its collection.

www.mamco.ch

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