NExTWORK Conference 2011

June 22, 2011

The Future of the Network Starts Here

NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference featuring world-renowned business leaders, technologists, and thinkers exploring the promise and peril of the network's future, as well as the most pressing digital issues and opportunities today.


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About this conference

NExTWORK is a one-day, interdisciplinary conference that features world-renowned business leaders, technologists, thinkers and policy makers discussing the promise and peril of the network's future. This first-ever joint collaboration between WIRED and The Economist will create a forum for thought provoking discussion around the transformative power of networks.

Originally designed and built for telephone calls, today voice traffic represents only 7% of overall traffic with data traffic doubling each year on mobile networks alone. Meanwhile, over a third of all Internet traffic is anonymously filtered by governments and corporations, and an estimated half-billion people are currently censored online. Network neutrality, privacy and security are among the most hotly debated topics by consumers, governments and corporations. In addition to these pressing issues, NExTWORK will explore the global impact and opportunities network innovation can create.

Programmed and moderated by WIRED and The Economist and presented by Juniper Networks.

About The Economist

Edited in London since 1843, The Economist is a weekly international news and business publication, offering clear reporting, commentary and analysis on world current affairs, business, finance, science and technology, culture, society, media and the arts. As noted on its contents page, The Economist's goal is to "take part in a severe contest between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress." Printed in five countries, worldwide circulation is now over one million, and The Economist is read by more of the world's political and business leaders than any other magazine.

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WIRED is the first word on how technology is changing the world. WIRED's focus is less on the technology itself, and more on the impact of technology: on business, science, and culture. WIRED sees change as opportunity. We embrace the future and help foster innovation, invention, and disruption. WIRED is the guide for what's next. The WIRED mission is to tell the world something they have never heard before in a way they have never seen.

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