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Venue: «Rahat Palace Hotel» Satpaev str. 29/6, Almaty

10th November 2023
09.00 – 10.00Registration of the participants

 Welcome coffee

  Greetings to the Forum participants
10.00 – 10.30Opening of the Central Asian Internet Governance Forum

Welcome speech:

  •     RIPE NCC – Vahan Hovsepyan, External relations officer
  •     ICANN – Andrea Beccalli, Stakeholder Engagement Senior Director- Europe, ICANN
  •     TikTok – Sergei Sokolov, Director of government relations and corporate affairs in Eastern Europe
  •     KASPERSKY – Valery Zubanov, Managing director of Kaspersky Lab for Central Asia and Mongolia
  •     IGF – video performance

       ●      Department of Digital Transformation of MDDAI RK – Altynbekov Asanali

11.00 – 12.30Session 1.   Artificial Intelligence and New Technologies: trends, opportunities, risks, and solutions for the digital society

Moderator: Tattu Mambetalieva

  •  “Development and application of generative artificial intelligence: challenges and prospects in the modern world.”Kanat Sarsekeyev, Senior Manager, Head of technology risk group in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
  •     Oleg Byakhov Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive, Global Government Business Development, IBM
  •     “International experience and approaches to the regulation of artificial intelligence” – Alexei Marciuc, Chairman of the ComunitateaInternet Association, Coordinator of the Internet Governance Forum in Moldova (MIGF)
  •     “Issues of AI development in Kazakhstan” – Asel Alchikanova, RSE Analyst at the Digital Government Support Center
  • “Digital Code of the Kyrgyz Republic as a regulatory framework for the use of digital technologies”Tattu Mambetalieva, director of PF Civil Initiative on Internet Policy
12.30 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 15.00Session 2. Digital Resilience: new approaches to addressing persistent challenges

Moderator: Valery Zubanov

  •  “A resilient Internet for economic and social prosperity”Andrea Beccalli,  Stakeholder Engagement Senior Director- Europe, ICANN
  •     “E-sustainability Monitoring is a UNESCAP tool, a survey of Central Asian countries and recommendations for development”Ekaterina Genkina, International Expert on Change Management, co-author of the UNESCAP study
  •     Toomas Tirs, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Estonia to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Republic of Uzbekistan
  •     “Cybersecurity as one of the foundations of digital sustainability”Valeriy Zubanov, Managing director of Kaspersky Lab for Central Asia and Mongolia
  •     “How to improve protection against emerging threats in the network. The Experience of the Kyrgyz Republic” – Azamat Manapov, State Committee for National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • “How to improve protection against emerging threats in the network. Experience of the Republic of Uzbekistan”Khusan Soatov, Ministry of Information Technologies of the Republic of Uzbekistan
15.00 – 15.30Coffee-break
15.30 – 17.00Session 3.  Digital citizenship: the impact of AI on human rights and ethical principles of its application   

Moderator: Irina Baykulova

  • «FREEDOM ON THE NET 2023: Key Findings» – Freedom House (online)
  • “Biometric identification in Kazakhstan: the impact of new technologies on the protection of personal data” – Roman Reimer, co-founder of the Public Foundation “Wings of Liberty”
  • “Assessment of the ethical consequences of the use of AI systems for the information privacy of employees” – Alexey Muntyan, Founder and CEO of Privacy Advocates
  • “The use of artificial intelligence in the digital age: the consequences of content moderation for human rights” – Baurzhan Rakhmetov,  Assistant Professor at the International School of Economics, KazGUU University, PhD degree in Politics and International Relations from Cardiff University, UK
  • “The rating of digital rights in Central Asia has been completed! What’s next?” – Zukhra Halimova, Independent expert on digital transformation of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • “Cybersecurity and human Rights protection system in the AI era” – Dana Utegen, Deputy Director of the Maqsut Narikbayev University Graduate School of Law, Director of the Digital Rights Center Qazaqstan at the AIFC
17:00 – 18:00Summing up the forum