OTTAWA, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Well-known Canadian entrepreneur, author and star of CBC's the Dragons' Den and ABC's Shark Tank Robert Herjavec will deliver the keynote presentation at the 2012 Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) in Ottawa on February 27, 2012.
"As one of Canada's leading Internet entrepreneurs, Robert Herjavec lives the business of the Internet," said Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). "He is in a great position to provide real world insight into the role the Internet plays in the lives of Canadians."
Herjavec's keynote presentation will follow a panel of leading Canadian experts discussing the future of the Internet in Canada. Confirmed panellists include:
- Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
- Steve Anderson, OpenMedia
- Frédérick Gaudreau, Sûreté du Québec
- Bill Graham, Internet Society
At the CIF, CIRA will present findings from a three-month online dialogue with Canadians about the development of the Internet. Hot topics among Canadians included digital literacy, security and safety, access/cost, digital economy, policy and governance, and technology and regulation. Canadians have until February 13, 2012 to participate in this online discussion forum at cif.cira.ca.
The results of the online discussion forum and the national event will be presented this fall to the United Nations-coordinated Internet Governance Forum, a venue for nations to discuss the future of the Internet.
The agenda for the CIF is available here: http://cif.cira.ca/en/page/agenda. Details are as follows:
Event: Canadian Internet Forum
Time and Date: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., February 27, 2012
Location: Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Registration (http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1049659) is free and the event will be webcast in English and French to facilitate the interactive participation of all Canadians who are interested in Canada's role in Internet governance. Details on the webcast are available here: http://www.regonline.ca/builder/site/tab3.aspx?EventID=1049659.
For updates on the CIF, please visit cif.cira.ca.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) is the organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community and represents the .CA registry internationally.
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or to arrange media interviews with the event speakers, please contact:
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