Beyond the Web Speaker Series – Mei Lin Fung

To Break away from Digital Colonialism, Create the Participation Frontier Trail People are rich, complex economic and social beings. Colonized people of yesteryear are precursors to the “users” of today. Participation and feedback systems can pave a new participation frontier trail that we can pioneer equitably together.


This panel was part of The Marconi Society’s 2022 Decade of Digital Inclusion Symposium. Our expert group included moderator Vint Cerf of the Marconi Society and Google, Christophe Diot of Google, Mei Lin Fung of the People-Centered Internet, and Matthew Rantanen of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association and the Golden State Network.

Digital for Good Conversation – Mei Lin Fung x Hamilton Mann

Dive into the vision of today’s leaders The Mei Lin Fung Conversation Chair since 2020 of the People Centered Internet which she co-founded with Vint Cerf in 2015, she stands for building resilient communities applying digital finance, harnessing data so that communities connect in networks,  so all community members can thrive. She gave the closing Read More

Decade & Digital Inclusion: How do we define broadband?

With nearly half the world unconnected and $42B in broadband infrastructure funding going out to states in the US right now, digital equity is center stage in the journey to bring opportunity to everyone. The Decade of Digital Inclusion brings together technologists, policymakers and digital inclusion advocates to create collaborations to bridge the digital divide. Read More

#MTHCON22 OPENING TALK: How Mediatech shapes society sustainably

ABOUT   MediaTech Hub Conference is the only B2B event in Germany focused on media technologies. These include all video and audio-related technologies and business in the digital sphere, and it’s clear that MediaTech is massively accelerating the changes to how we live and work.   At #mthcon we benchmark these changes, framing discussions around the advances made Read More

UNGA77 Science Summit | Out of this world solutions: For on-world problems

Session as part of the 2022 United Nations General Assembly Science Summit

Dr. Sian Proctor (SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronaut), Mei Lin Fung (Mother of CRM, Co-Founder – People Centered Internet), Christina Korp (Astronaut Wrangler, Founder – Space for a Better World), Charlie Isaacs (Salesforce, Customer Connections CTO), and Scott Cunningham (Co-Founder, CEO – SDGuild)

Meanwhile, back in Mei Lin’s kitchen…

Twelve years ago, David Nordfors, Co-founder of i4j Innovation for Jobs, wrote about a potluck dinner in a cozy kitchen.  It might, he wrote, “be closer to the solution than banquet halls in world capitals”.  Multilateral meetings in formal venues could leverage the candour and collaboration of meetings in garages and kitchens to solve People’s greatest challenges.

Design Thinking ImpAct Conference

There are only a couple of weeks to go until the Design Thinking community gathers at the Design Thinking ImpAct Conference, which will take place on-site in Potsdam and online on September 15th and 16th, 2022. Join us to review the highlights of the last 15 years of Design Thinking activities at Hasso Plattner Institute and discuss how we can further shape Read More