Seminar: Dr Thomas Maillart, "Mechanisms of Internet evolution and cyber risks"

Past Event

09 November 2011, 5:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

This event is hosted by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology

Speaker: Dr Thomas Maillart, Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks, ETH Zurich

Abstract: To better forecast the development of the Internet and cyber risks, one must recognise and understand the mechanisms of its evolution and their consequences. Actually, Internet is the result of un-numerous individual and collective (human) contributions that have shaped this network with the obvious advantage of unprecedented innovation, but also some often latent danger. The question we address here is the following: How can we predict danger and opportunities of the Internet by measuring and modeling the mechanisms of Internet evolution? For that, four topics will be covered by level of granularity: (i) software development and modularity, (ii) human contingencies and collective action, (iii) insecurity dynamics and (iv) cyber risks. Finally, some issues on the future of the Internet and Information technologies will be presented and discussed.