This year, the theme of Net Futures 2017 will be "Internet, the economy and society in 2027". It will have a focus on future policies that may be needed so that emerging issues can be addressed according to citizen's needs and wishes.
The mid-term review of the Digital Single Market policy priority is an ideal moment to reflect and reformulate the goals Europe should address in entering a period where everything will be connected and every part of society and economy 'internetised'.
The conference sessions will launch debates and reflect about
- the industrial internet
- the need of a free flow of data within Europe
- about legal ethical and social issues that emerge within a software-defined world
- the requirements of a Next Generation Internet
- data protection issues in a world with huge amounts of data
- mobile connectivity