Global Internet Project


Date April 8, 1997
Time 0930 - 1645
Location Kensington Palace Hotel, Marchioness Suite
London, England

Goal & Purpose of Summit:

Encryption is the key to the future of digital commerce on the Internet. Experts from the technical, user and government communities examine the competing issues and interests surrounding this critical technology.

The purpose of the summit is to examine questions associated with how various global key management infrastructure proposals would work. At this summit, various experts from around the world will explore practical global key management infrastructure considerations primarily from a technology perspective but also including users’, economic/cost considerations and political/intergovernmental questions.

The summit will be taking place within a week of the OECD issuing its cryptography guidelines.


0900-0930 Registration

0930-0950 Welcome, Discussion of Meeting Goals, Review of Agenda, Introduction of Panel Chairs

John Gerdelman, President, networkMCI Services

0950-1010 Future Direction of the Internet

John Patrick, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM Corporation

Robert Foster, Manager Online and Multimedia, British Telecom

Whitfield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer, Sun Microsystems
Peter Dare, IBM European Trust Infrastructure Team, IBM UK
Stefan Röver, Managing Director, Brokat Information Systems
Brian Gladman, Trusted Information Systems
Ernie Brickell, Certco
Taher Elgamal, Chief Scientist, Netscape Communications Corporation

1130-1145 Break
1145-1240 Lunch

Dr. James Clark, Chairman, Netscape Communications Corporation

1240-1300 The Internet Economy

Takuma Amano & Robert Blohm, Investment Bankers

AFTERNOON Moderator:
Detlef Eckert, Advisor to the Director, EC, DG XIII

The Honorable William A. Reinsch, Under Secretary for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Government
Dr. Ulrich Sandl, Economic Ministry, Senior Delegate to the OECD Cryptography Panel, Government of Germany
David Hendon, Director, Technology Policy and Innovation, Communications and Information Industries, Department of Trade and Industry, Her Majesty's Government
Wynn Redden, Communications Security Establishment, Manager, Information Technology, Security Strategy and Infrastructure Projects, Government of Canada

1455-1515 OECD Cryptography Guidelines

John Dryden, Head of the Information, Computer and Communications Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Jeff Hilt, Vice President, Visa International

James G. Dunn, Executive Director, Business Processes and Information Management, General Motors International
Dick Mabbott, Head of Security Programs, Association for Payment Clearing Services (APACS)
Kathy Kincaid, Director of Security Programs, Internet Division, IBM
Dr. Frederick Tönsing, Chief Scientist, Cryptography and System Security, Darmstadt, Deutsche Telekom

1640-1645 Concluding Remarks/Adjourn
1730-1900 Reception for GIP Principals and Staff and Summit Participants and Attendees

The Attlee Room, House of Lords, Westminster

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