Konstantinos Komaitis

Economics of Collaborative Innovation

Guest: Konstantinos Komaitis

The Internet is the quintessential example of collaboration across stakeholders and geographic boundaries resulting in both economic gain and seismic innovations.  Yet as the Internet  evolves it is increasingly regulated by nation states as they claim sovereignty over one issue or another, and dominated by a few large players.  The Internet is also being used as a political pawn in nation state conflicts, case in point: Huawei and 5G implementation, WeChat etc.

What are the practical implications of this trend in terms of solving complex problems or bringing about sizable innovations?  Our guest Konstantinos Komaitis, Director of Policy Development at the Internet Society, argues that permission-less innovation, a core principle of the Internet, is under siege. We are at a critical juncture in the life of the Internet, where the decisions we make today will have lasting and irreversible implications.

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