Cloudflare’s 2nd Annual Internet Summit took place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at its San Francisco headquarters. The Summit was a huge success, bringing speakers and attendees from all over the world together for a day of discussions, networking, and unique insights.
This year’s discussions covered topics such as social media and terrorism, global Internet growth, bringing Internet to schools, the future of web security and mobile content, and the risks of a consolidating Internet.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Inventor of the World Wide Web
Mark Abene (Phiber Optik)
Entrepreneur, Security Expert & Data Scientist
Security Advisor, Secure Trading
CEO & President, Brave Software
Founder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway
Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center
SVP of Products, Pivotal
Software Engineer, Google QUIC
Web Performance Engineer, Google
Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive
Tech Lead, Google, The AMP Project
Co-Founder & Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, NSC
Co-Founder & CEO, Jana
Chief Computer Scientist, EFF
President & CEO, Arista Networks
Founder & CEO, Cogent
Anja Manuel and David Schaeffer describe the landscape of Internet users. What are the new projects that are bringing Internet to rural areas? What makes that a hard challenge for both the implementer and the user? David provides a definition of "The Internet" and Anja begins a conversation about the dynamics of those who govern it.
David SchaefferFounder & CEO, Cogent
Anja Manuel (@AnjaManuel1)Co-Founder & Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Moderator: Alex DynerHead of Special Projects, Cloudflare
Ilya Grigorik, web performance engineer at Google, describes the variability of web performance across the world and what's being done to provide consistent, rich web experiences for everyone. He gives a brief summary of the beginnings of the HTTP/2 protocol and describes new methods to deliver content to users with high latency and limited Internet connectivity.
Ilya Grigorik (@igrigorik)Web Performance Engineer, Google
Moderator: Dr. John Graham-CummingCTO, Cloudflare
Mark Abene and Mustava Al-Bassam discuss their background and how they formed an interest in technology and hacking. They describe how hacker groups are formed and the risks involved. Matthew, Mark, and Mustava give a toast over a bottle of rum.
Mark Abene (Phiber Optik)Entrepreneur, Security Expert & Data Scientist
Mustava Al-Bassam (@musalbas)Security Advisor, Secure Trading
Moderator: Matthew Prince (@eastdakota)Co-founder & CEO, Cloudflare
Jayshree Ullal, CEO of Arista, tells the story of being a part of Cisco's first acquisition and building a 10 billion dollar business line for them over the span of 15 years. She describes her past challenges, aspects of company culture, and the relationship of hardware and software in fast-paced technology companies who are disrupting Internet infrastructure.
Jayshree Ullal (@AristaNetworks)President & CEO, Arista Networks
Moderator: Michelle Zatlyn (@zatlyn)Co-founder, Cloudflare
Jen Easterly, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Counterterrorism for the National Security Council and John Mulligan, Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center discuss everything going on in the counterterrorism space in Washington and how social media fits into the equation. The session begins with an ISIL propaganda video, which we've withheld from the recording for security reasons.
Jen Easterly (@jeneasterly)Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of Counterterrorism, National Security Council
John Mulligan Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center
Moderator: Doug KramerGeneral Counsel, Cloudflare
Nathan Eagle, Co-Founder and CEO of Jana, describes the state of the Internet in emerging markets and the roles that both advertisers and their competitors play in that environment. Evan Marwell, Founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, talks about bringing together public and private sectors to provide more educational resources to schools and kids.
Nathan Eagle (@Jana)Co-Founder & CEO, Jana
Evan Marwell (@emarwell)Founder & CEO, EducationSuperHighway
James Watters, SVP of Products at Pivotal, and John Engates, CTO at Rackspace, talk about the large players who are competing in a "Cloud War." How can a developer succeed when there are so many viable cloud platforms? Why are are some companies implementing "on prem" solutions versus going with a major cloud provider?
James Watters (@wattersjames)SVP of Products, Pivotal
John Engates (@jengates)CTO, Rackspace
Two contributors to different major web browsers talk about their approaches to improving performance and the adoption of encryption. Eric Rescorla, a Mozilla Fellow, talks about the basics of TLS 1.3 and eliminating round trips between the user and origin. Jana Iyengar, a software engineer working on Google QUIC, talks about their approach to establishing a secure, zero round trip protocol.
Eric RescorlaMozilla Fellow
Jana IyengarSoftware Engineer, Google QUIC
Brendan Eich (@BrendanEich)President & CEO, Brave Software
Malte Ubl (@cramforce)Tech Lead, Google, The AMP Project
Peter Eckersley, Chief Computer Scientist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, describes the various battlegrounds surrounding freedom on the Internet. Brewster Kahle, Founder and Digital librarian at the Internet Archive, describes the importance of a decentralized web. How can we give a voice to the Internet user while creating a sustainable environment where business ecosystems can survive? What is the future of Internet censorship?
Peter EckersleyChief Computer Scientist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Brewster Kahle (@brewster_kahle)Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive