The Guardians of Internet Identity – at DIDS 2018

The year when the Serbian .RS domain celebrates its tenth anniversary will also see the ninth time the best-attended annual conference on the Internet – DIDS 2018 – is held in Serbia. The organiser is the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS) and the event will be held on 6th and 7th March at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade. The slogan of this year’s Serbian Internet Domains Day is “Guardians of Internet Identity”.

The first block of DIDS, titled “Cyber Personality” will address the very current topic – in Europe and worldwide – of the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force in the EU in late May and which will impact the way some companies in Serbia do business. Moderator Vladimir Radunović will discuss this regulation and other aspects of online privacy with participants in a panel debate. Thomas Rickert, attorney from Germany and the chair of the Names & Numbers Forum at “eco” – the Association of the Internet Industry – will be giving an introductory talk on this topic. The discussion will be joined by Cormac Callanan, CEO of Aconite Internet Solutions from Ireland, and Nevena Ružić, assistant to the general secretary of the office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection.

The second block is titled “Digital Heritage” and will focus on digitalisation in culture and science, with moderator Tamara Vučenović PhD. Before the panel discussion, an introductory talk will be given by Matjaž Filo, manager of the IT sector at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences. Joining the debate will also be Adam Sofronijević PhD, deputy director of the Svetozar Marković University Library in Belgrade, and Nikola Božić, programme director of the Petnica Science Centre.

The third block, titled “Online Business”, will be moderated by Radomir Lale Marković, who will also be the main host of the Conference. To begin this block, Milovan Matijević and Branka Matijević, from the company “Mineco Computers” will present the results of the 2017 Digital Vitality Index of small, micro- and medium enterprises in Serbia study, carried out for the first time in Serbia. After that we will present to you few Serbian companies that have successfully made use of all the benefits of internet technology on the Serbian national domains: vivatravel.rs, garden.rs, archiplay.rs, iskonmode.rs, studiomaruska.rs and teglas.rs.

DIDS 2018 will, on 7th March, also host the Regional TLD Forum, an industry gathering for representatives of national TLD registries from the region.

DIDS, as previously, will be free to all visitors, subject to registration, which is necessary due to the limited number of places. Visitor registrations begin at the end of February, via the website at dids.rs and дидс.срб.

Program DIDS 2018

09:15
Registration of visitors
10:00
BLOCK 1:
Cyber Personality

Video: 10 Years of the .RS Domain

Official opening

Introductory talk:

Thomas Rickert, Leader of the Names & Numbers Forum at eco – the Association of the Internet Industry, Germany

Panel debate:

Moderator: Vladimir Radunović, Director of the cyber-security and e-diplomacy programme at the DiploFoundation, Serbia

  • Thomas Rickert, Leader of the Names & Numbers Forum at eco – the Association of the Internet Industry, Germany
  • Cormac Callanan, PhD, CEO of Aconite Internet Solutions, Ireland
  • Nevena Ružić, Assistant to the General secretary of the office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Serbia
11:35
Coffee break
12:00
BLOCK 2:
Digital Heritage

Introductory talk:

Matjaž Filo, Manager of the IT sector at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenija

Panel debate:

Moderator: Tamara Vučenović, PhD, Editor of the Educational programme, Radio Beograd 2, Serbia

  • Matjaž Filo, Manager of the IT sector at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenija
  • Adam Sofronijević, PhD, Deputy Director of the Svetozar Marković University Library in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Nikola Božić, Programme Director of the Petnica Science Centre, Serbia
13:15
Coffee break
13:40
BLOCK 3:
Online Business

Introductory talk:

Milovan Matijević and Branka Matijević, Mineco Computers, Serbia
Results of the 2017 Digital Vitality Index of small, micro- and medium enterprises in Serbia study

Presentation of successful websites on the national TLD .RS:

Moderator: Radomir Lale Marković, Co-founder and CEO, TAG Media, Serbia

15:10
Buffet

Participants DIDS 2018

Thomas Rickert

Thomas Rickert

Chair of the Names & Numbers Forum, eco – Association of the Internet Industry, Germany
Cormac Callanan, PhD

Cormac Callanan, PhD

CEO, Aconite Internet Solutions, Ireland
Nevena Ružić

Nevena Ružić

Assistant Secretary General, Office of the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection, Serbia
Vladimir Radunović

Vladimir Radunović

Director, Cyber-security and E-diplomacy Programmes, Diplo Foundation, Serbia
Matjaž Filo

Matjaž Filo

Head of IT department, University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenia
Nikola Božić

Nikola Božić

Programme Director, Petnica Science Centre, Serbia
Adam Sofronijević, PhD

Adam Sofronijević, PhD

Deputy Director, Svetozar Marković University Library, Serbia
Tamara Vučenović, PhD

Tamara Vučenović, PhD

Editor of the Educational programme, Radio Beograd 2, Serbia
Milovan Matijević

Milovan Matijević

co-founder and CEO, Mineco Computers, Serbia
Viva Travel

Viva Travel

vivatravel.rs
Tegla’s

Tegla’s

teglas.rs
Garden

Garden

garden.rs
archi PLAY

archi PLAY

archiplay.rs
Iskon Mode

Iskon Mode

iskonmode.rs
Radomir Lale Marković

Radomir Lale Marković

Co-founder and CEO, TAG Media, Serbia
Thomas Rickert
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Block 1 introductory talk

Thomas Rickert is lawyer and partner of Rickert Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, which specialises in the legal issues of the digital economy. He is Director of Names & Numbers at eco – Association of the Internet Industry, where he is responsible for representing the interests of members of the association who are active in the domain industry.

From 2011-2014 he was a member of the GNSO Council at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He is currently Co-Chair of the Accountability Working Group at ICANN, which develops recommendations for the improvement of ICANN’s accountability.

Cormac Callanan, PhD
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Block 1
  • Position: CEO
  • Organisation: Aconite Internet Solutions, Ireland
  • Website: aconite.com

Cormac Callanan has a PhD in data privacy risks on mobile devices, an MSc in Computer Systems Design and an MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics (GCHQ certified). He has over 30 years’ working experience on international computer networks and 20 years’ experience on illegal content and cybercrime activities on the Internet.

He owns Aconite Internet Solutions, which provides expertise in cybersecurity risk mitigation and cybercrime. He co-authored the Council of Europe Guidelines on Cooperation between Law Enforcement and Internet Service Providers quoted by the European Court of Human Rights. Dr Callanan is past president and CEO of INHOPE (www.inhope.org), addressing illegal child abuse material on the internet.

Nevena Ružić
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Block 1

Nevena’s field of work has predominantly been in the field of information, offline and online – freedom of expression and information, personal data, classified data, internet data and regulation. She is a lawyer by profession and holds two masters – in contemporary diplomacy from the University of Malta and in law from the University of Leeds.

Before working with the Commissioner (since 2009), she was the Freedom of the Media Coordinator at the OSCE Mission to Serbia (from 2004) and legal consultant at a national NGO (from 2001). Since 2012 Ms Ružić has been a member of the Bureau of the Consultative Committee of the Council of Europe Convention 108 on personal data protection.

Vladimir Radunović
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Moderator in the Block 1

Vladimir Radunović is a lecturer and Director of educational programmes in the areas of Internet governance, cyber-security and e-diplomacy at the Diplo Foundation, an international non-governmental institution.

He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and was a member of the UN Multistakeholder Advisory Group for the Internet Governance Forum. His professional focus is on Internet and broadband access policies, cyber-security, net neutrality and openness, e-diplomacy and e-participation, education and capacity-building for institutions and Internet decision-makers.

He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and has a Master’s degree in contemporary diplomacy from the University of Malta, and is currently doing his PhD on cyber-security.

Matjaž Filo
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Block 2 introductory talk
  • Position: Head of IT department
  • Organisation: University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovenia
  • Website: fdv.si
  • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/matjaz-filo-760609

Since 2012 Matjaž Filo has been head of the IT department at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Social Sciences. Until 2012 he was head of IT at Rokus-Klett Eastern Europe (including Serbia). Until 2008 he was technical director and lecturer in Computer Communications at the Institute and Academy for Multimedia.

His area of expertise is large infrastructural systems and networks, and his current interests are primarily focused on the centralisation of systems in business IT. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Process Informatics major, and worked in their laboratory for pattern, ECG, image and speech recognition.

Nikola Božić
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Block 2

Nikola Božić, is the Programme Director of the Petnica Science Centre. His work involves education, popularising and promoting science, and writing popular science articles. He is a former editor of the Science column on the B92 web portal and editor-in-chief of the Serbian edition of Popular Science magazine.

He is a recipient of the Milutin Milanković award (2010) and the Neven literary award (2013). He has taken part in the UN’s international Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), and in Serbia was part of the group which initiated the topic of cyber security. He was a member of the organising committee for the EuroDIG meeting held in Belgrade in 2011.

Adam Sofronijević, PhD
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Block 2

Adam Sofronijević, PhD, has been Deputy Director of the Svetozar Marković University Library since 2015. He began working at the library in 2003 as a systems administrator, and in 2008 became head of the department for the development and maintenance of library systems, digitalisation and cultural programmes, the first and still only such department in Serbia and the region.

Since 2014 he has headed the successful implementation of numerous projects of national importance in the area of digitalisation in culture. Some of the results of his work can be seen at lab.unilib.rs and istorijskenovine.unilib.rs.

Tamara Vučenović, PhD
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Moderator in the Block 2

Tamara Vučenović PhD has been an editor and journalist at Radio Belgrade since 1995 and is a theoretician of media and culture. She has been editing and hosting the programme Digital Icons, focusing on new technologies in culture and art, science and society, since 2002.

She holds a doctorate from the Faculty of Philology, Belgrade. In 2010 she won the IT Globe award as the best IT journalist. She is a recipient of a UNICEF award in 2003 for her professional and ethical reporting on the prevention of online violence amongst and against children.

Milovan Matijević
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Block 3 introductory talk

Milovan Matijević has been an analyst and consultant in the area of information technologies since 2004 and has conducted a large number of research projects. He has authored more than 50 reports covering the Serbian IT market, such as the following annual studies: “Scope and structure of the IT market” (the SITO report), “The Serbian IT industry – a sector analysis” and “Companies in Serbia as IT users.”

He graduated from the Belgrade University Faculty of Electrical Engineering where he spent five years developing telecommunications systems , specifically computer simulations of telecoms systems. Since 1990 Milovan Matijević has been the co-founder and CEO of the company Mineco Computers, which was the first, and is still the only local Serbian company conducting market research and studying technological trends  in the area of ICT.

Viva Travel
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Block 3

URL: vivatravel.rs
Represented by: Tanja Živanov, Marketing Manager

The Viva tourist agency was established in 2003. It organises tours of the major world cities, offers package deals for the summer and winter seasons, distant destinations, cruises, excursions, group and individual packages, plane tickets, hotel accommodation and car rentals. It also organises school trips and team-building events.

Tegla’s
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Block 3

URL: teglas.rs
Represented by: Vladimir Elesin, CEO

The website teglas.rs is a culinary project, targeted to those who want to order healthy meals online every day because they have no time to prepare lunch themselves. A system has been set up whereby you can order a jar containing a salad, energy snacks and deserts. The system is integrated across all the towns in which franchises operate.

Garden
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Block 3

URL: garden.rs
Represented by: Dragan R. Sajić

The website garden.rs was launched in 1997 as a new way to present and popularise the area of horticulture. The company grows and cultivates plants, landscapes gardens and tailors greenery to measure and to the buyer’s wishes. The site is the author’s contribution to horticulture in Serbia.

archi PLAY
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Block 3

URL: archiplay.rs
Represented by: Biljana Branković, site editor and co-founder

The site aims to demonstrate the developmental potential of educational architectural toys, to offer advice and materials that can be used in working with children, and make it easy to purchase archi PLAY products. The focus is on the values behind the brand – the incomplete toy, the toy as a process, active child participation and contemporary minimalist aesthetics. It is important for content to support and encourage visitors to purchase, but it must also be reason enough to visit the site regardless of intent to buy.

Iskon Mode
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Block 3

URL: iskonmode.rs
Represented by: Dragan Sandić, CEO

The website iskonmode.rs sells one-off and handmade clothing online, made from natural materials. This site is intended as an umbrella and support site for the websites of partners in Germany and Switzerland, which use its solutions and item database. Multiple payment methods, promo codes and vouchers are all implemented – everything that makes modern e-commerce sites such a powerful sales channel.

Radomir Lale Marković
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Moderator in the Block 3

Radomir Marković is the co-founder and manager of the TAG Media agency, which grew out of IT TV Produkcije, an independent production company founded in 2003. With a Masters in television and video production, with more than 20 years’ experience, Lale Marković has long been the presenter and editor of the popular TV programme eTV, which presents the latest news from the IT market. As of last year he has also authored the programme eJutro, the most watched IT programme in the country.

Alongside his TV activities he also edits the liveTV portal, the first Internet television broadcaster in Serbia. He is a member of the Serbian Association of Managers and the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia.

The year when the Serbian .RS domain celebrates its tenth anniversary will also see the ninth time the best-attended annual conference on the Internet – DIDS 2018 – is held in Serbia. The organiser is the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS) and the event will be held on...

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