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The 7th Georgian Internet Governance Forum

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 30 November

Forum Opening/Welcome Speeches

11:00am – 11:25am

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Guram Guramishvili, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Ekaterine Imedadze, Member of the Commission, Georgian National Communications Commission
Petr Mikyska, H.E. Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Georgia
Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia
 Anriette Esterhuysen, UN Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakholder Advasory Group  chair 
Jane Coffin, Senior Vice President, Internet Society (ISOC)
Eka Sepashvili,Deputy Chair  of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament

Signing Memorandum of Understanding between the Georgian Internet Governance Forum and the Committee of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy, Parliament of Georgia

 


Broadband Georgia: Current Situation and Challenges, Perspectives of Digital Hub

11.30am-12.15pm

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Online Moderator: Nini Grdzelishvili, Georgian National Communication Commission
Reporter : Ucha Seturi , Coordinator of GeoIGF
Eka Kubusidze, Head of Telecommunications, Information and Modern Technologies Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Speaker and Moderator)
Ekatherine Imedadze, Georgian National Communication Commission, member of the commission
Mariam Sulaberidze ,  Head of “Open NEt”
Peter Danis, European Commission Delegation to Georgia
Khatuna Injia, Consul General, “Akhali kselebi”  “SystemNet“
David Frautschy, Director for European Government and Regulatory Affairs, ISOC
Himmat Singh Sandhu, Digital Development Specialit, World Bank

Pandemic-inspired Innovations and Personal Data Protection

13.00pm – 13.45pm

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Moderator:  Sophio Chareli, Head of Administrative Department of State Inspector’s service of Georgia
Online Moderator: Sophio Tvalavadze, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Reporter: Giorgi Gurgenidze Georgian Information Security Association  (GISA)
Giorgi Gvasalia, Ministry of Education and Science, Education Management Information System, Information Security Manager
Aleksander Turdziladze, Deputy Head of LEPL National Center for Disease Control and Public Health 
Ketevan Kratsashvili , Head of  the Public Organizations Oversight Department at the State Inspector’s Service of Georgia
Aleko Dzneladze  President, Banking Association of Georgia
Dachi Choladze CEO, LTD Pulsar

Misinformation: Challenges in the Internet Space of Georgia

15.00pm – 15.45pm

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Moderator: Mamuka Andguladze
Online Moderator : Magda Tavkhelidze, Blockchain Education Network (BEN)
Reporter: Mariam Gogosashvili, Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Tamar Kintsurashvili , Executive Director at Media Development Found (MDF)
Eto Buziashvili, Research Assistant for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Georgia.
Eter Turadze, Editor in Chief of “ Batumelebi”
Eka Sepashvili,Deputy Chair  of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament

Digital Literacy and Readiness: the Role of Various Sectors in this Process

16.00pm – 16.45pm

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Moderator:  Sandro Asatiani
Online Moderator:  Davit Asphanidze, TOA
Reporter : Teona Turashvili , Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Sophio Tvalavadze, Head of Division of Communications, Information and Modern Technologies Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia 
Dr.Teltscher Susan,  Head of Division, Capacity and Digital Skills Development, ITU
Marika Sikharulidze , Head of the project Digital Technology Implementation promoting at the National Center of Teachers Professional Development
Zviad Gabisonia, Director of the Research Center at  Business and Technology University (BTU)
Giorgi Tsimintia, Coordinator for Economic Diversification, Project – Improving Rural Development in Georgia
Maka Makhatadze, IT Step Academy Georgia

National Cybersecurity Strategy and Key Challenges in its Implementation

17.00pm – 18.00pm

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Moderator: Giorgi Iashvili, CEO, Georgian Information Security Association (GISA)
Online Moderator: Neli Odishvili, Internet Development Initiative (IDI)
Reporter: David Shavgulidze, GSI Partners
National Security Council representative
Nata Goderdzishvili, Researcher, Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Giorgi Gurgenidze,  Head of Information Sharing and Atlantic Center (ISAC)

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 1 December

Internet Content: Self-regulatory Framework

10.00am-10.45am

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Moderator : Eduard Marikashvili, Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI)
Online Moderator: Natia Loladze, Lawyer,  Media Rights
Reporter:  Mariam Gogosashvili, Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Giorgi Davituri, Head of Media and Freedom of Expression Direction,  Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Khatuna Injia,  Consul General, “Akhali kselebi”  “SystemNet“
Natia Kapanadze, “Media Rights”,  coordinator of the “Coalition for Media Advocacy”

Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities

11.00am–12.00pm

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Moderator: Sophio Tvalavadze, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Online moderator:  Natalia   Gamgebeli (COE)
Reporter:  Maka Ghaniashvili, TOA
Alessandro Mantelero, The Council of Europe Expert
Beka Kenkadze, Head of the Private Sector Oversight Department at the State Inspector’s service of Georgia
Teona Turashvili,  Head of Media,  Internet and Innovations Program , Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Zviad Gabisonia, Director of the Research Center at  Business and Technology University (BTU)
Rati Skhirtladze, Data Analysis Laboratory

Georgian Language in the Internet World

12.30pm – 13.30pm

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Moderator :  Rati Skhirtladze
Onlie Moderator: Maka Tetradze
Reporter: Mariam Manjgaladze
Nana Dikhaminjia, Director of the Centre of Technology and Innovation At Illia State University
Marina Beridze , Head of State language functionality and Oversight Division at the State Language Department of Georgia 
Giorgi Melashvili, Group of Georgian  wikipedia 
Mikhail Anisimov,  Global Stakeholder Engagement Sr. Manager Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Mzia Gogilashvili, Georgian National Communication Commission

5G Readiness and the Role of New Technologies in the Development of the Country

13.30pm–13.45pm

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Ketevan Rekhviashvili, Head of Market Analysis and Strategic Development Department, Georgian National Communications Commission

Access to the Internet and Quality of Service: Price, Freedom of Choice

14.30pm – 15.15pm

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Moderator: Konstantin Stalinsky
Online moderator : Ucha Seturi, GeoIGF
Reporter:  Maka Ghaniashvili, Specialist at Digital Economy and Internet Technology
Gvantsa Chkheidze,  Public Defender Of Consumers Interests
Mikheil Djgamanadze, Georgian National Communication Commission Platform „Sheamotsme.ge“ 
Tornike Jobava, Digital Economy Skills Development Program Coordinator at the Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA)
Jemal Damatsalashvili, Director of  Mountain Community Network
Eto Arsanidze and Davit Naveriani , Racha Community Organization, Upper Svaneti Community Organization

Mobile Virtual Network Operator Challenges and Opportunities in Georgia

16.00pm – 17.15pm

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Moderator: Ekatherine Imedadze, Georgian National Communication Commission, member of the commission
Online Moderator: Tamar Popiashvili, Senior Specialist Of International Relations and Project Management of Georgian National Communication Commission
Reporter: Tamar Khetsuriani
Allan T. Rasmussen, Managing Director of Yozzo Co.,Ltd.
Ekaterine Sichinava, Acting Head of Telco Market Regulations, Georgian National Communication Commission
Rati Akhvlediani, Director Inexphone, Member of Mobile Virtual Network Operator’s Association
Giorgi Shamugia, GNC partner, Member of Mobile Virtual Network Operator’s Association.
Nikoloz Davitashvili, Commercial Director,  Magticom
Levan Giorgadze, Legal Consultant, Magticom

DAY 1 – Tuesday, 30 November

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11:00AM – 11:25AM

Forum Opening/Welcome Speeches

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Guram Guramishvili, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Ekaterine Imedadze, Member of the Commission, Georgian National Communications Commission
Petr Mikyska, H.E. Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Georgia
Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia
 Anriette Esterhuysen, UN Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakholder Advasory Group  chair 
Jane Coffin, Senior Vice President, Internet Society (ISOC)
Eka Sepashvili,Deputy Chair  of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament

Signing Memorandum of Understanding between the Georgian Internet Governance Forum and the Committee of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy, Parliament of Georgia

 


Broadband Georgia:
Current Situation and
Challenges, Perspectives
of Digital Hub

11.30am-12.15pm

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Online Moderator: Nini Grdzelishvili, Georgian National Communication Commission
Reporter : Ucha Seturi , Coordinator of GeoIGF
Eka Kubusidze, Head of Telecommunications, Information and Modern Technologies Department, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (Speaker and Moderator)
Ekatherine Imedadze, Georgian National Communication Commission, member of the commission
Mariam Sulaberidze ,  Head of “Open NEt”
Peter Danis, European Commission Delegation to Georgia
Khatuna Injia, Consul General, “Akhali kselebi”  “SystemNet“
David Frautschy, Director for European Government and Regulatory Affairs, ISOC
Himmat Singh Sandhu, Digital Development Specialit, World Bank

Pandemic-inspired
Innovations and
Personal Data Protection

13.00pm – 13.45pm

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Moderator:  Sophio Chareli, Head of Administrative Department of State Inspector’s service of Georgia
Online Moderator: Sophio Tvalavadze, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Reporter: Giorgi Gurgenidze Georgian Information Security Association  (GISA)
Giorgi Gvasalia, Ministry of Education and Science, Education Management Information System, Information Security Manager
Aleksander Turdziladze, Deputy Head of LEPL National Center for Disease Control and Public Health 
Ketevan Kratsashvili , Head of  the Public Organizations Oversight Department at the State Inspector’s Service of Georgia
Aleko Dzneladze  President, Banking Association of Georgia
Dachi Choladze CEO, LTD Pulsar

Misinformation: Challenges
in the Internet Space
of Georgia

15.00pm – 15.45pm

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Moderator: Mamuka Andguladze
Online Moderator : Magda Tavkhelidze, Blockchain Education Network (BEN)
Reporter: Mariam GogosashviliExecutive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Tamar Kintsurashvili , Executive Director at Media Development Found (MDF)
Eto Buziashvili, Research Assistant for the Caucasus at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) based in Georgia.
Eter Turadze, Editor in Chief of “ Batumelebi”
Eka Sepashvili,Deputy Chair  of the Defence and Security Committee of the Parliament

Digital Literacy
and Readiness:
the Role of Various
Sectors in this Process

16.00pm – 16.45pm

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Moderator:  Sandro Asatiani
Online Moderator:  Davit Asphanidze, TOA
Reporter : Teona Turashvili , Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Sophio Tvalavadze, Head of Division of Communications, Information and Modern Technologies Department at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia 
Dr.Teltscher Susan,  Head of Division, Capacity and Digital Skills Development, ITU
Marika Sikharulidze , Head of the project Digital Technology Implementation promoting at the National Center of Teachers Professional Development
Zviad Gabisonia, Director of the Research Center at  Business and Technology University (BTU)
Giorgi Tsimintia, Coordinator for Economic Diversification, Project – Improving Rural Development in Georgia
Maka Makhatadze, IT Step Academy Georgia

National Cybersecurity
Strategy and Key Challenges
in its Implementation

17.00pm – 18.00pm

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Moderator: Giorgi Iashvili, CEO, Georgian Information Security Association (GISA)
Online Moderator: Neli Odishvili, Internet Development Initiative (IDI)
Reporter: David Shavgulidze, GSI Partners
National Security Council representative
Nata Goderdzishvili, Researcher, Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Giorgi Gurgenidze,  Head of Information Sharing and Atlantic Center (ISAC)

DAY 2 – Wednesday, 1 December

Download Agenda  (pdf)

Internet Content:
Self-regulatory Framework

10.00am-10.45am

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Moderator : Eduard Marikashvili, Georgian Democracy Initiative (GDI)
Online Moderator: Natia Loladze, Lawyer,  Media Rights
Reporter:  Mariam Gogosashvili, Executive Director of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics
Giorgi Davituri, Head of Media and Freedom of Expression Direction,  Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Khatuna Injia, Consul Ceneral,  “Akhali kselebi”  “SystemNet“
Natia Kapanadze, “Media Rights”,  coordinator of the “Coalition for Media Advocacy”

Artificial Intelligence:
Challenges and
Opportunities

11.00am–12.00pm

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Moderator: Sophio Tvalavadze, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Online moderator:  Natalia   Gamgebeli (COE)
Reporter:  Maka Ghaniashvili, TOA
Alessandro Mantelero, The Council of Europe Expert
Beka Kenkadze, Head of the Private Sector Oversight Department at the State Inspector’s service of Georgia
Teona Turashvili,  Head of Media,  Internet and Innovations Program , Institute For Development of Freedom Of Information (IDFI)
Zviad Gabisonia, Director of the Research Center at  Business and Technology University (BTU)
Rati Skhirtladze, Data Analysis Laboratory

Georgian Language
in the Internet World

12.30pm – 13.30pm

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Moderator :  Rati Skhirtladze
Onlie Moderator: Maka Tetradze
Reporter: Mariam Manjgaladze
Nana Dikhaminjia, Director of the Centre of Technology and Innovation At Illia State University
Marina Beridze , Head of State language functionality and Oversight Division at the State Language Department of Georgia 
Giorgi Melashvili, Group of Georgian  wikipedia 
Mikhail Anisimov,  Global Stakeholder Engagement Sr. Manager Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Mzia Gogilashvili , Georgian National Communication Commission

5G Readiness and
the Role of New Technologies
in the Development
of the Country

13.30pm–13.45pm

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Ketevan Rekhviashvili, Head of Market Analysis and Strategic Development Department, Georgian National Communications Commission

Access to the Internet
and Quality of Service:
Price, Freedom of Cchoice

14.45pm – 15.30pm

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Moderator: Konstantin Stalinsky
Online moderator : Ucha Seturi, GeoIGF
Reporter:  Maka Ghaniashvili, Specialist at Digital Economy and Internet Technology
Gvantsa Chkheidze,  Public Defender Of Consumers Interests
Mikheil Djgamanadze, Georgian National Communication Commission Platform „Sheamotsme.ge“ 
Tornike Jobava, Digital Economy Skills Development Program Coordinator at the Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA)
Jemal Damatsalashvili, Director of  Mountain Community Network
Eto Arsanidze and Davit Naveriani , Racha Community Organization, Upper Svaneti Community Organization

Mobile Virtual Network
Operator Challenges and
Opportunities in Georgia

16.00pm – 17.15pm

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Moderator: Ekatherine Imedadze, Georgian National Communication Commission, member of the commission
Online Moderator: Tamar Popiashvili, Senior Specialist Of International Relations and Project Management of Georgian National Communication Commission
Reporter: Tamar Khetsuriani
Allan T. Rasmussen, Managing Director of Yozzo Co.,Ltd.
Ekaterine Sichinava, Acting Head of Telco Market Regulations, Georgian National Communication Commission
Rati Akhvlediani, Director Inexphone, Member of Mobile Virtual Network Operator’s Association
Giorgi Shamugia, GNC partner, Member of Mobile Virtual Network Operator’s Association.
Nikoloz Davitashvili, Commercial Director,  Magticom
Levan Giorgadze, Legal Consultant, Magticom