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IFRRO International Conference 2019

IFRRO World Congress International Conference
5 November 2019 / 10:45 – 16:30
Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh

Speaker bios


Technology, Copyright and the Global South: Embracing Possibilities for the Future

10:45         Welcome and Opening

Tracey Armstrong, Chair, IFRRO International Conference and CEO, Copyright Clearance Center

10:50         Keynote

Copyright, Intellectual Property & Global Development: The Challenge of Sustainable Development Goals

                   The Rt Hon. The Lord Paul Boateng, PC
                   Former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and former British High Commissioner to South Africa

11:15         Digital Bangladesh: How Research Data Defines Development

Haseeb Md Irfanullah, PhD, Environment Specialist and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

11:35         Research4Life (R4L) in Sub-Saharan Africa

Edda Tandi Lwoga, PhD, Deputy Rector and Associate Professor, College of Business Education, Tanzania and R4L User Representative

11:55         Rethinking Value Constellations in the Digital Economy: Blockchain for the Social Good

Chris Speed, PhD, Chair of Design Informatics, School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh and Project Leader, Ox-Chain Project

12:30         Lunch                  

14:00         Artificial Intelligence and the Arts

                   Cherie Hu, Music Business Journalist & Researcher and Founder and Owner, Water & Music

14:15         Blockchain: The Next Everything

                   Stephen P. Williams, Journalist and Author of Blockchain: The Next Everything     

14:35         Artificial Intelligence and Copyright

                   Tanya Aplin, DPhil, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, King’s College, University of London

14:55         Radical Thinking Required: Blockchain and the Cultural Industries

Sebastian Posth, Co-Initiator and Contributor, Content Blockchain Project and Chairman of the Board and ISO Working Group Member, The ISCC Foundation (International Standard Content Code)                    

15:15         Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Publishing

Colin Lovrinovic, Managing Director, Gould Finch GmbH and Member of Federal Association of Artificial Intelligence

15:35         Panel discussion:

                   Technology, Copyright and the Global South: Embracing Possibilities for the Future

Moderators: Tracey Armstrong and Michael Healy

Panelists: Colin Lovrinovic, Sebastian Posth, Haseeb Md Irfanullah, Edda Tandi Lwoga, and Elea Giménez-Toledo, joined by IFRRO members:

  • Dora Makwinja, Acting Executive Director at Copyright Society of Malawi and Chair, IFRRO African Development Committee
  • Sarah Tran, Manager, International Relations at Copyright Agency, Australia and Chair, IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee
  • Ana Maria Cabanellas, President and Publisher, Grupo Claridad and Chair, IFRRO Latin American and Caribbean Committee
  • Caroline Morgan, CEO, IFRRO

17:00        Conference closing

                   Tracey Armstrong