Tech Center Presents Global Internet Summit in March

Posted: February 9, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Elena Barbre

Leaders of business, government, and consumer organizations from around the world gather on the Fairfax Campus March 5 to 8 for the 2001 Global Internet Summit, led by Gov. James Gilmore and John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems, and organized by the School of Law’s National Center for Technology and Law (Tech Center).

The theme of this second annual summit is the emerging global framework of the Internet, with a focus this year on security issues. Panel discussions and presentations will cover topics such as infrastructure security, business-to-business exchanges, new media, leadership in the new economy, and the role of government in a networked world.

“The Internet has produced a social revolution,” says School of Law dean Mark Grady. “The old framework for business is being replaced by entirely new methods and procedures. The purpose of the 2001 Global Internet Summit is to examine this new

framework in which the roles of government and business will be radically changed.”

Among the summit speakers are Al Berkeley, vice chairman of Nasdaq; Steve Case, chairman and CEO of America Online; Michael Vatis, director of the FBI National Infrastructure Protection Center; William Cohen, former secretary of defense under President Bill Clinton; and Don Upson, Virginia secretary of technology. For more information and a complete list of speakers, visit the Global Internet Summit web site.

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