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Annual Conference 2017

Annual Conference 2017
THE 48TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Trends in converged, cross-border, cross sector, digital-ecosystems
BRUSSELS,11-12 october 2017

The Annual Conference is a multi-speaker, two-day event, designed to meet the policy and strategic needs of senior executives in the TMT sphere.  It is the main event within the IIC’s CPR Week.

The IIC brings together members and non-members to take a global approach to solving the regulatory and spectrum challenges and opportunities that the emerging landscape presents.

The digital ecosystem now encompasses stakeholders from a wide range of industries as well as traditional TMT sectors and inter-sector collaboration is a must. This year our Annual Conference and International Regulators Forum will have as their central theme a global approach to solving the regulatory and spectrum challenges that 5G and a converged market present.


 DISCUSSION THEMES

 

Competition dynamics - dominance, disruption and fair play

Competition dynamics - dominance, disruption and fair play

 

Content provider / distributer dynamics - which way is the pendulum swinging?

Content provider / distributer dynamics - which way is the pendulum swinging?

 

Data Economy, data protection and ePrivacy

Data Economy, data protection and ePrivacy

 

Mega-trends in regulation and policy - comparing changes afoot globally

Mega-trends in regulation and policy - comparing changes afoot globally

 

Policing the internet in an era of fake news

Policing the internet in an era of fake news

 

Roles, objectives and priorities for regulators in developing and advanced economies

Roles, objectives and priorities for regulators in developing and advanced economies

 

 Plus Focussed breakout discussions:

•        5G myth busting - and what is really required to support its development
•        AI and machine learning - implications for networks, for regulation and for policy
•        Eliminating spam and nuisance communications
•        The US Incentive Auction - lessons learned
•        Innovation in connectivity technologies - embracing heterogeneity
•        Cyber security - what’s the right approach domestically and internationally?
•        Content protection, enforcement and piracy


  CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

David Wheeldon

David Wheeldon

Group Director, Policy and Public Affairs, Sky

Dean Bubley

Dean Bubley

Founder & Director, Disruptive Analysis

George Wright

George Wright

Head of Internet Research and Future Services, BBC Research and Development

Howard J Symons

Howard J Symons

Partner, Jenner & Block LLP; former Vice-Chair of the US Federal Communications Incentive Auction Task Force

Linda Griffin

Linda Griffin

Global Head, Public Affairs, King; Co-Founder and Chair, The European Tech Alliance

Michael O'Rielly

Michael O'Rielly

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

R S Sharma

R S Sharma

Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

Sérgio Sá Leitão

Sérgio Sá Leitão

Minister of State for Culture, Brazil

Sharon White

Sharon White

CEO, Ofcom, UK

Wolfgang Kopf

Wolfgang Kopf

Senior VP, Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG

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 OTHER EVENTS TAKING PLACE DURING THE WEEK

Workshop: Smart Cars - Connected Policy
Workshop: Connected Policies and Smart Cars

10 October 2017

This is an invitation only workshop

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Drinks reception - The Egmont Palace
Drinks reception - The Egmont Palace

10 October 2017

Chance for delegates and speakers to mix informally

Annual Conference Gala Dinner
Annual Conference Gala Dinner

11 October 2017

 

Workshop: Building a sustainable advertising environment in the digital age
WORKSHOP: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ADVERTISING ENVIRONMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE

12 October 2017

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The IIC's AGM for members
The IIC's AGM for members

12 October 2017

This will take place at 'The Hotel', after the conference closes

 


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