Welcome to the MLi Group Southern Africa Summit – Johannesburg, South Africa. November 25-26, 2015. Hosted by Microsoft.  

                              Prepare For the New MiLE™, Global Seismic Poli-Cyber Threats & Amazing Opportunities!

Get Informed & Ready For The New MiLE™ - The New Multilingual internet & Landscape Ecosystem Born in 2014-15. 

Become Prepared For The New MiLE & The New Global Seismic Poli-Cyber Threats that will impact you and All.

Learn how to Tap Opportunities in Today/s Multi Billion Multilingual Net Users and the current Two Billion in Emerging Markets!

*Are you interested in Speaking, Presenting, Sponsoring* or Exhibiting*? Limited opportunities remain available. Contact us with your interest & for more information.

*For Sponsorship, Exhibitor, Accelerator and Mentor opportunities,

How to Contact us:

MLi Group General Inquiries: Summits@MLiGrp.com  Tel: +1 323 430 8500

Microsoft (Host):  Dr. Warren Hero, whero@microsoft.com , Tel: +27113618467

For Press Inquiries: Press@MLiGrp.com

Wednesday, November 25 • 12:30 - 13:30
DEBATE - Do Social Media Platforms and Front Line Service Providers have NEW Roles & Responsibilities in the New MiLE? if so, What are They?

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Do Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others intermediaries have NEW Roles & Responsibilities to their digital users in the New MiLE? If so, what are they?  

What are the New Roles & Responsibilities of Social Media Platforms, Front Line Service Providers, and others to South African, Africans and global digital users / citizens in the New Internet & Landscape Ecosystem?

The new  Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014 is already challenging the status quo and conventional thinking & models globally and locally in ways never seen, anticipated or admitted before especially on what are the new roles and responsibilities of Social Media Platforms and internet service providers (ISPs), Telecom Operators, or any front line digital service provider to their users / digital citizens. 

Case Study that puts this in clear perspective.

On November 25, 2014 a House of Commons UK report found that Lee Rigby's murder may have been prevented if details about an online exchange were shared with UK authorities. This online exchange happened on Facebook.

Rigby was a British soldier who was killed and beheaded by two terrorists on a London high street in broad day light on May 22, 2013. Michael Adebowale, one of the two killers, had an online exchange on Facebook with an extremist overseas in December 2012, prior to killing Fusilier Rigby.

During the exchange he expressed his "intent to murder a soldier in the most graphic and emotive manner", according to a report by the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee.

The Rigby Case, new cyber security cases, and online child abuse cases amongst many illustrate without a doubt how we are we witnessing the emergence of new expectations of new roles and responsibility at local and global scale that reflect the dynamics this New Internet and Landscape Ecosystem born in 2014? 

What are the ramifications of this change in roles and responsibilities?

What should these new roles and responsibilities be?

Should they be voluntary or regulatory?

How can social media platforms and ISPs and others show leadership in corporate social responsibly?

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Dr. Imad Hoballah

Chairman and CEO, ICTTT Consulting

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Warren Hero

CTO, South Africa, Microsoft
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Nasser Kettani

Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, ,, Microsoft
Chief Technology Office, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft,
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Ralph Simon

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mobilium Global
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Wednesday November 25, 2015 12:30 - 13:30