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Applications Open for ISOC Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum

The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum.

Fellowships to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum are part of the Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme and are available to Internet Society members aged between 20 and 40 years.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Technology Foresight Forum is an annual event organized by the OECD’s Committee for Information, Computer, and Communications Policy (ICCP) to help identify how technical developments create opportunities for, and pose challenges to the Internet Economy. Foresight Forums are a collaborative effort of policymakers from member and non-member governments, business, civil society, and the Internet technical community.

About the OECD ICCP Technology Foresight Forum 2012

In 2012, the OECD Foresight Forum will focus on Exploiting the Data-Driven Internet Economy. Participants will explore how large scale data analysis (often referred to as "big data") can produce social and economic benefits such as improving productivity, controlling costs, improving the efficiency and transparency of government, advancing social goals in healthcare, the environment or security, increasing consumer welfare and making possible new scientific discoveries. There are also some key challenges to be considered as it pertains to capturing the full potential of big data (privacy, security, intellectual property, liability, etc.). The Forum will be held in Paris on 22 October 2012.

Fellows to the OECD may be given the opportunity to engage in various tasks at the Forum, including assisting the OECD Secretariat with preparatory work, reporting, and speaking. Details of these opportunities will be confirmed with the OECD Secretariat and successful applicants in advance of the Forum.

More details of the Fellowship to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum are available here:


How to apply

Please Note: Internet Society is using a new application to process our Fellowships, Ambassadorships and Grants. The above links will take you to our new service provider, zoomgrants.com. Before beginning the application process, you will need to register as new user on that system, even if you've previously been an awardee of a place in the e-Learning course or any other Internet Leadership components (Fellowship to the IETF, the Fellowship to the World Bank infoDev Global Forum or the IGF Ambassadors Programme).

To apply for the Fellowship to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum, complete the online application form and upload a 2-3 page briefing paper here:


The deadline for applications is midnight UTC on 22 June 2012.

Successful candidates will be notified on 13 July 2012.

The Next Generation Leaders program

More information about the Next Generation Leaders programme is available at:


The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme is supported by funding from SIDN and is conducted under the patronage of the European Commission for Information Society and Media.

For more information, contact leaders@isoc.org.

If you would like to become a Next Generation Leaders programme Corporate or Organizational partner, please email leader-sponsor@isoc.org.

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