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Hall 3, 19/09/2019 (11:30-12:45)


The session will present encourage networking of two topics:

  • ICT-44-2020 Next Generation Media
  • ICT-54-2020 Blockchain for the Next Generation Internet


The rise of the era digital is bringing novel technologies and user experiences to the media sector. The traditional media ecosystem is being challenged to keep the attention of the audience. At the same time rapidly emerging technologies create new possibilities that allow new immersive, accessible, and personalized user experiences and novel modes of content creation, management, and distribution. The topic ICT-44 will focus on Next Generation Media, and the following subtopics:

i. Business Innovation Ecosystems

ii. New User Driven and Enriched Experiences in Future Media

ICT-44 also includes synergies across media, operators, technologists and cultural/artistic actors, as part of the existing STARTS (Science+ Technology+ ARTS) initiative. For more information on this point please refer to the dedicated STARTS session during the event.


This topic contributes to the European Commission strategy on blockchain. The first milestones of this strategy were the launch of the European Blockchain Observatory and Forum , which aims to accelerate blockchain innovation and the development of the blockchain ecosystem within the EU, and the European Blockchain Partnership, signed by 26 Member States and Norway, to cooperate in the establishment of a European Blockchain Services Infrastructure. The topic ICT-54 will address the subjects of Human-Centric Blockchain, Social Media & Collective Intelligence, and include three subtopics:

i. Advancing research on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

ii. Fostering trust in internet information exchange and content with blockchain

iii. Bringing forward the emergence of collective intelligence on the internet

The presentation of European Blockchain Partnership initiative and the INATBA first Convergence World Blockchain Congress - Malaga, November 2019 will finalise the session.

The NGI - Next Generation Internet initiative aims at developing a more human-centric Internet supporting values of openness, decentralisation, inclusiveness and protection of privacy and giving the control back to the end-users, in particular of their data. It should provide more transparent and accessible services, more intelligence, greater involvement and participation, leading towards an Internet that is a true engine of growth and social progress.

Recording of the session

Agenda and other documents

Coordinator: Peter FRIESS (European Commission, DG CONNECT, Belgium), Jorge GASOS (European Commission, Belgium)

Track: 5G & Next Generation Internet


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