Digital Puerto Rico and Resiliency Innovation Network

Building a resilience ecosystem in Puerto Rico

In 2018, following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, People-Centered Internet fielded a team of experts, working with the RAND Corporation, to offer recommendations for leveraging the Internet for the archipelago’s recovery plan. This initiative followed extensive disaster response work by PCI community member, Melvin Cordova, through his “Project Coqui.” PCI team members — including Marci Harris, Mei Lin Fung, and Lin Wells — traveled multiple times to Puerto Rico to engage with local business leaders, innovators, academics, and policymakers. They also participated in a knowledge-exchange trip, organized by Mei Lin Fung, for leaders from Puerto Rico to visit Singapore and engage with their counterparts in business, government, and academia to learn from Singapore’s post-colonial transformation. PCI’s work culminated in 11 recommendations (courses of action or “COAs”) for leveraging federal programs and private resources for Puerto Rico’s recovery and were included in the plan submitted to Congress.

The Unstable Globe

American political scientist, Ian Bremmer, joined Internet pioneer and PCI co-founder, Vint Cerf for an inaugural “virtual fireside chat” to discussed today’s evolving geopolitical and technological landscape. The two explored how our increasingly interconnected world is changing dynamics among countries, challenging international institutions, and (at least temporarily) benefitting authoritarian regimes. The globe faces challenges — […]

PCI Virtual Fireside Chat: A Conversation with Vint Cerf & Ian Bremmer (February 25, 2020)

People-Centered Internet invites you to a “virtual fireside chat,” featuring Ian Bremmer and PCI co-founder, Vint Cerf, at 2:00 PM ET on February 25, 2020. In a 2016 paper produced for the International Monetary Fund, Ian predicted “G-Zero,” a time characterized by “a growing vacuum in global governance,” and asked “whether citizens across the world will remain passive […]

Vint and David at Panel Together

December Update

Dear Internauts, As the new year approaches, we have some news to share. PCI’s Chair, Vint Cerf, will take on new responsibilities at Google that require his full-time attention and PCI’s Executive Director, David Bray, will take on a new role with the Atlantic Council focused on “think and do” actions with exciting details to […]

CXOTALK with Vint Cerf, David Bray, and Michael Krigsman on “The Future of the Internet and Why More People-Centered Efforts Are Needed”

CxOTalk host Michael Krigsman recently invited People-Centered Internet’s chairman Vint Cerf and Executive Director Dr. David Bray to discuss the future of the Internet, the interplanetary Internet, the importance of open protocols to society, transparency and the Internet, where the Internet came from and where is it going, and why more people-centered efforts are needed. […]

Highlights, Insights and Soundbites from the “Our People-Centered Digital Future” Event

Held December 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. The Occasion Marked the near 50% Tipping Point for Global Internet Access and 70 Years Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.peoplecentered.net Archive of the Livestream available online with subtitles. Visual Journal by Eileen Clegg and Yolanda Youngblood, Visual Insight A historic event scaling […]

Our People-Centered Digital Future event (live-stream)

On December 10, join Internet and technology pioneers Vint Cerf, Wendy Hall, Tim Berners-Lee, along with key visionaries David Bray, Mei Ling Fung, Marci Harris, and many more positive #ChangeAgents, to reflect on the past three decades and pave the path for the future of the Internet. See the full speaker list and more information […]

The Pacification of Cyberspace

“PCI is dedicated to the proposition that the Internet and its applications can and should be evolved to improve lives further. The context in which Internet operates determines in many ways how it is experienced by its users. In addition to all its values, the Internet has become a medium in which harms can and […]