My “Velvet Revolution”

To read my post in the original Czech, please scroll down….. Recently, an American colleague asked me what the 1989 “Velvet Revolution” meant to me. You see, I was born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia through my education years, and then after working in Brussels as a diplomat, I returned … Read more…



Making the security grade

On Monday, I was in wind-swept Brussels for the Global Forum 2011 ― a yearly get-together for business and government leaders to discuss the impact of IT on democracy and society. I spoke on one of the first panels of the day called ‘Data Governance: information assets, security and protection’.  … Read more…


Bringing Accessible Technologies into the Cloud

Here’s a post from our US policy blog on what they’re doing for National Disability Employment Awareness Month: As National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) comes to a close, we had the pleasure to attend the FCC Chairman’s Awards for Advancement in Accessibility event last Friday in Washington.  Awards were presented for … Read more…


Women in ICT – Unleashing Potential

Follow what we’re up to at the ITU on Twitter @ATTpolicyeurope Day 4 – Women in ICT Hi, and welcome to our last blog post from ITU Telecom World ’11. We’ve had a productive week: meeting people, sharing ideas, and listening to the broad range of views and opinions up … Read more…


Working together

Follow what we’re up to at the ITU on Twitter @ATTpolicyeurope Day 3 – changing ecosystems “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is … Read more…


Mind the gap

Day 2 – Digital villages: rethinking the digital divide Hello, and welcome to our second post from Geneva, where we’re attending the ITU World 2011 conference. It’s a special time for the International Telecoms Union, as it’s the 40-year anniversary of their first ever event. Yesterday, I took part in … Read more…


Happy National Day, Austria!

Today, Austrians celebrate the anniversary of their renewed status as an independent and sovereign country. October 26, 1955 was the day after the last foreign soldier left Austrian territory. The country had been occupied since the end of World War II. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament made the … Read more…


Freedoms in the Days of the Internet

By Dominique Baroux This is our first bilingual post! Scroll down to read it in French….. Last Wednesday, I was invited to participate in a conference organized by the Centre for European Studies and the Robert Schuman Foundation in the Senate, to present our views on various topics linked to … Read more…


Why broadband matters

This week, we’re in Geneva for the International Telecoms Union 2011 World Conference. It’s a chance for industry leaders, policy-makers and innovators to team-up and focus on what can be done to drive the technology sector forward – and discuss how ICT can improve the lives of people across the world. … Read more…