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REMINDER/Global Internet Project, Cross-Industry Working Team to Host Dialog Trust in the Internet -- Required Technology and Policy Solutions.

Business Editors/High Tech Writers

ADVISORY...for Monday (May 21)


 Who: The Global Internet Project (GIP) and the
 Cross-Industry Working Team (XIWT)

 What: Invitation-only, high-level, industry-government
 dialog "Trust in the Internet: Required Technology
 and Policy Solutions"

 When: Monday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 22, 2001

 Where: The Hilton Washington Dulles Airport in Herndon,
 Virginia, U.S.A.

 Why: Participants will discuss challenges to Internet
 reliability, privacy, and security, focusing on
 converging solutions that could lead to more
 robustness and security online. Goals include
 increasing key industry and government players'
 understanding of issues' dimensions and complexity
 as well as opening more global communications
 channels in the international policy arena.


Background

The Global Internet Project (GIP) is an international group of senior executives committed to fostering continued growth of the Internet. GIP members come from leading Internet-centric companies representing the telecommunications, software, financial services, and content sectors. Based in Arlington, Virginia, the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) serves as the headquarters of the GIP. The Reston, Virginia-based Cross-Industry Working Team (XIWT) aims to foster the understanding, development, and application of technologies that cross industry boundaries. By facilitating dialog between key private and public US stakeholders, the XIWT works to develop common approaches to Internet architecture and technology.

GIP and XIWT members are active participants in international private sector-led initiatives to improve the reliability of the Internet and reduce its vulnerability to cyber-attacks or cyber-terrorism. This dialog is the second in a series of GIP-sponsored high-level forums among leaders of the global Internet industry, key policymakers, and technologists. The GIP, WorldCom, and the XIWT are hosting this timely industry-government dialog, and WorldCom is a corporate co-sponsor.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

-- U.S. Senator Robert Bennett, Republican from Utah

-- Dr. Eric Brewer, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Inktomi Corporation

-- U.S. Representative Rick Boucher, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus

-- Richard Clarke, U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism, National Security Council

-- John Gage, Chief Researcher and Director of the Science Office, Sun Microsystems

-- Austin Hill, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Zeroknowledge

-- Jack Waters, Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications

Other confirmed speakers are:

Scott Bradner, Senior Technical Consultant, Harvard University and Co-Director of the IETF Transport Area; Randy Catoe, Senior Vice President, Internetwork Services, Conxion Corporation; Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf, Senior Vice President, Internet Architecture and Technology, WorldCom; Ron Dick, Director, U.S. National Infrastructure Protection Center; Robert Hinden, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia IPRG; Internet Pioneer Robert Kahn, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) and Chairman of the Cross Industry Working Team (XIWT); Michael Lamb, Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T; Commissioner Thomas Leary, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Bob Lewin, CEO of TRUSTe; Harris Miller, President, Information Technology Association of America (ITAA); Ira Parker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GENUiTY; John Patrick, Vice President for Internet Technology, IBM and Chairman of the Global Internet Project (GIP); Harriet Pearson, Chief Privacy Officer, IBM; Niel Ransom, Chief Technology Officer, USAlcatel; Dr. Andrew Rathmell, Chairman, Information Assurance Advisory Council, United Kingdom; Howard Schmidt, Chief Security Officer, Microsoft and Chairman, Information Technology Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); Dan Schutzer, Vice President, Advanced Technology Development Group, CITICORP; and Ken Watson, Manager, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Group - Cisco Systems, and President and Chairman, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security.
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