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.

Notable Speakers

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Inventor of the World Wide Web

Mark Abene (Phiber Optik)

Entrepreneur, Security Expert & Data Scientist

Mustafa Al-Bassam

Security Advisor, Secure Trading

Brendan Eich

CEO & President, Brave Software

Evan Marwell

Founder and CEO, EducationSuperHighway

John Mulligan

Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center

James Watters

SVP of Products, Pivotal

Jana Iyengar

Software Engineer, Google QUIC

Ilya Grigorik

Web Performance Engineer, Google

Brewster Kahle

Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

John Engates

CTO, Rackspace

Malte Ubl

Tech Lead, Google, The AMP Project

Anja Manuel

Co-Founder & Principal, RiceHadleyGates LLC

Jen Easterly

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Counterterrorism, NSC

Nathan Eagle

Co-Founder & CEO, Jana

Peter Eckersley

Chief Computer Scientist, EFF

Eric Rescorla

Mozilla Fellow

Jayshree Ullal

President & CEO, Arista Networks

David Schaeffer

Founder & CEO, Cogent

Check out the videos from Cloudflare’s 2nd Annual Internet Summit!

What It Takes to Provide Internet to Every Person on Earth

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

What Can We Expect from the Internet in 2020?

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

The Role of Hackers in Society

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

Hardware Companies that are Really Software Companies

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

Countering Terrorism in the Age of Social Media: Views from Washington

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

Bringing the Next Billion People Online

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

Moderator: Alex DynerHead of Special Projects, Cloudflare

Who Will Win the Cloud Wars?

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

Moderator: Dr. John Graham-CummingCTO, Cloudflare

The Fastest & Most Secure Internet is Closer Than You Think

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

Moderator: Dr. John Graham-CummingCTO, Cloudflare

The Future of Mobile Content and What it Means for Publishers and Advertisers

Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript and CEO of Brave Software, talks about why he is making a new browser as well as ownership of data. Malte Ubl, tech lead at Google for the AMP Project, describes what AMP is and how we can start to make faster websites. Both panelists bring varying points of view on the ad tech industry and how to fix issues with 3rd party tracking. Are ads bad only because they affect website experience, or are they bad in the way that they remove the bargaining power from the user? What about programming languages? What should a new programmer start with today? Conflict! Disagreement! A must watch!

Brendan Eich (@BrendanEich)President & CEO, Brave Software

Malte Ubl (@cramforce)Tech Lead, Google, The AMP Project

Moderator: Michelle Zatlyn (@zatlyn)Co-founder, Cloudflare

What Does the Future Hold for Online Freedom?

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

Moderator: Doug KramerGeneral Counsel, Cloudflare

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