The fifth edition of CyFy: The India Conference on Cyber Security and Internet Governance will take place on 3-4 October, in New Delhi, India.
CyFy 2017 will feature panels, roundtables, and interactions built around five main topics:
- Big politics. Panels will take stock of regional and international initiatives to help create norms for cyberspace, and examine how digital spaces, in turn, have affected political processes.
- Technology and society. Participants will explore whether technology-led solutions have been effective in providing universal access and making digital spaces accessible to communities at the margin. There will also be discussions on the issues of hate speech and online radicalisation.
- New voices. The idea is to integrate new ideas and young leaders, especially women scholars and practitioners from the global south, with conversations on digital policymaking.
- Digital economy. Discussions will revolve around the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution and the impact of new technologies on the future of work and the very nature of production.
- Machine age. The focus will be on developments in emerging technologies like robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Participants will examine how the confluence of these technologies into the existing physical and digital world will affect our lives, be it through the provision of security, accessible services or skills development.
CyFy is organised by the Observer Research Foundation, with support from several other entities.
For more information, visit the event website.