It seems that everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) lately. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the IoT was the hot topic, with dozens of organizations championing the promise of a truly inter-connected world.
The skills Canadian kids will need to succeed in the 21st century economy are very different from those their parents learned in school. The increasingly global and increasingly digital economy demands a workforce that is able to adeptly navigate the online world, be comfortable with the rapid pace of change in the technology sphere, and have more than a basic understanding of code. That’s why I believe organizations like those that help kids learn to code are so important.
If you’re involved in the Internet governance world, you likely subscribe to any number of mailing lists. Email inboxes fill daily with discussions of a wide variety of topics in the ecosystem, from ICANN accountability to marketing to Internet infrastructure. Following these important discussions can get - with apologies to the brilliant folks posting there - a little tedious. However, every now and then a real gem is posted.
Yesterday I had the privilege of delivering the keynote address at the inaugural Internet Society (Canada) Symposium. In my remarks, I took the opportunity to talk about my thoughts on the current status of the IANA stewardship transition and enhancing ICANN accountability processes.