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Do., 27. Apr.


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A People centred Internet

A people centred future – we have to build it together. With one of the most honoured and appreciated innovators of human interaction, Mei Lin Fung.

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A People centred Internet
A People centred Internet


27. Apr. 2023, 18:00 – 19:00 MESZ

Virtual Event (zoom)


Mei Lin Fung, Chair of the People Centered Internet

Twitter: @meilinfung

Chair and cofounder with Vint Cerf of the People Centered Internet, invited closing keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at the World Bank IFC Global SME Financing Forum October 2020, She is an early pioneer of customer relationship management (CRM) working with Tom Siebel then Marc Benioff at Oracle. She was a leading contributor to the report by 2016-2018 World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Digital Economy and Society and presented at the World Economic Forum Digital Economics launch in 2017.

She  is a member of the Executive Committee for the IEEE Society for the Social Implications of Technology and chairs the Sustainability Technical Committee. She served as Vice Chair, Internet Inclusion for the IEEE Internet Initiative through 2018.  Mei Lin worked at Shell Australia, Intel then Oracle. Chair of Douglas Engelbart’s Core Planning Committee, she is a leading advocate for Networked Improvement Communities, which are the precursor for current work in Community Learning and Living Labs. As Socio-Technical lead for Federal Health Futures at the US Department of Defense, she worked then, with the current leaders of the US Federal Long Term Plan for Equitable Recovery and Resilience. Today, she continues the work of the Digital Recovery Plan for Puerto Rico with the Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce,  the US Federal Department of Commerce. People Centered Internet is the catalyst for the Puerto Rico Prosperity Initiative. 

She is a member of the Advisory Council of GovStack, an International Telecommunications Union program for digital building blocks for government services. She helped found the Gender Trendsetter program of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) the UN gathering of 193 countries Telecom Regulators and ICT Ministers. She serves as co-chair of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Expert Roundtable on Digital Innovation for the 2023 UN Women report to be launched March 2023. Mei Lin was named a Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute in 2022, Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of the German tech giant, SAP.

Her undergraduate degree is in Pure Mathematics from the Australian National University and her MBA in Finance from MIT where she studied under two future Nobel Economics Prize winners, Franco Modigliani and Robert Merton, also studying under Fisher Black, known for the Black Scholes Options Pricing Formula. Mei Lin is Singaporean, living in the US, in Silicon Valley for four decades.


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