3.8 billion people have acces to the Internet today. Everybody can be a broadcaster as well as consumer, reporter as well as reader. The opportunities are endless, so are the risks.
The 360/OS symposium organized by the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the Atlantic Council at the AXICA, was the first of its kind to bring journalists, activists, business professionals, and policymakers together to harness the power of open source, social media, and digital forensic research. At the symposium participants created and cultivated techniques needed to expose falsehoods and fake news, document human rights abuses, and report the actuality of global events in real-time.
All speeches in the Forum were transmitted via live stream on Facebook as well as on youtube.
The AXICA team led by project manager Irene Wolters was highly appreciated by the organizer, with the words:
“I cannot thank you enough for your excellent work on our 360/OS summit! We have been getting tremendous feedback on AXICA as a venue. It was as visually impressive as we had imagined and we are thrilled about that. It was such a pleasure to work with you – your reaction time and ability to deliver on our many, many, many requests was fantastic. It makes such a difference when our venue POC operates like a member of our team. Thank you."
Among the international speakers and guests were Madeleine Albright, Former US Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden, Richard Edelman, President and CEO, Edelman, John Frank, Vice President for Europe, Microsoft, Stephen Hadley, former United States Security Advisor, Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman the Munich Security Conference, Fred Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council, Lydia Polgreen, Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post, Elliot Schrage, Vice President Communications and Public Relations, Facebook, Tzipi Livni, former Minister of Justice, Israel, Katie Harbath, Global Policy and Government Director, Facebook and Damon Wilson, Vice Chairman, Atlantic Council.
Photos: Atlantic Council/Thomas Rafalzyk