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Programme

Wednesday 09 october 2019

Trends and tipping points in converged communications at a time of exponential change
What are the enduring policy and regulatory concepts, and which have had their day, in a time of exponential technological, societal and economic change?

AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Tuesday 8 October
18:00  Opening Drinks Reception 

 

Welcome & Opening Address

08:00 Registration

08:50 Welcome Address
     Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications

 

09:00 Reflections and predictions on converged communications and exponential change

Chair
Richard Hooper CBE
, Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group UK

Speakers
Catherine Tait
, President and CEO, CBC/Radio-Canada
Craig McMurtrie, Editorial Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Julie Brill, Corporate Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Privacy Officer, Global Privacy and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

 

10:00 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Lord Clement-Jones CBE, Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Digital in the House of Lords; Former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on AI
In conversation with Tim Cowen, Partner, Preiskel & Co LLP; Director, International Institute of Communications
 

10:30 Keynote conversation

Denis O'Brien, Chairman, Digicel Group
In conversation with Dr Stephen Unger, Senior Advisor, Flint Global, UK; Director, International Institute of Communications

 

11:00  Refreshments

 

11:30 Governance and the changing nature of regulation in the online world
Chair
Ann LaFrance, Partner and Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Vice President, International Institute of Communications
 
Speakers
Yih-Choung Teh
, Group Director, Strategy and Research, Ofcom, UK
Richard Allan, Vice President Policy Solutions, Facebook

 

12:15 Digital transformation strategies - and realities - in developed and developing economies

Chair
Ann LaFrance, Partner and Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP; Vice President, International Institute of Communications

Speakers
Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Clare Sumner CBE, Director of Policy, BBC

 

13:00 Lunch

 

14:15 Spectrum management - time for a re-think?

Chair
Chris Woolford, Director of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom, UK; Director, International Institute of Communications

Speakers
Ambassador Grace Koh, US Representative to the International Telecommunication Union World Radio Conference (ITU WRC-2019) and Head of Delegation
Patricia Cooper, Vice President, Satellite Government Affairs, SpaceX

 

15:00 Digital infrastructure, innovation and investment to support a thriving digital economy – balancing supply and demand

Chair
Jacquelynn Ruff, Consulting Counsel, Wiley Rein LLP; Director, International Institute of Communications

Speakers
Dr Mario Girasole, Vice President for Regulatory, Institutional and Press Relations, TIM Brasil

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Cate Nymann, Senior Manager, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Cisco Systems
Edward Zhou, Vice President Global Public Affairs, Huawei

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16:00 Winner of the IIC’s Future Leaders' Competition 2019

Playing Fair in the Platforms Playground
Angel Fu, Associate, Clifford Chance, Australia

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Introduced by Dr Derek Wilding, Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, University of Technology, Sydney; President, IIC Australia Chapter


16:15 Refreshments

16:30: Choice of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions:

BREAKOUT 1: Institutional reform of the regulatory landscape

Chair
Gita Sorenson
, Managing Director, GOS Consulting Limited

Panellists
Dr Martin Cave OBE
, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics
Ramiro Camacho Castillo
, Commissioner, Federal Institute of Communications (IFT), Mexico
Dr Andrew Barendse, Managing Executive, Regulatory Affairs, Vodacom SA; Chair, IIC South Africa Chapter; Director, International Institute of Communications


BREAKOUT 2: Content rights and cross border eCommerce

Chair
Cordel Green
, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission Jamaica

Panellists
Adrian Cannon, Senior Legal Counsel, Fox Sports Australia
Nomonde Gongxeka-Seopa, Councillor, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman, Sports Rights Owners Coalition

BREAKOUT 3: Artificial Intelligence and machine learning – policy & regulatory approaches

Chair
Jean-Jacques Sahel
, Chair, IIC UK Chapter, Director, International Institute of Communications

Panellists
Bojana Bellamy
, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Fanny Hidvégi, European Policy Manager, Access Now
Lisa Felton, Head of Data, Services and Consumer Regulation, Vodafone Group
Ondrej Socuvka, Senior EU Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager, Google

 

17:45 End of day one

18:30    Reception, House of Lords


THURSDAY 10 october 2019

 

08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome

09:05 Content and discontent in global markets

Content and online video in a post-convergence world; future of PSB; pluralism in the new digital environment

Chair
David Fares
, Vice President, Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company

Keynote
Susannah Storey
, Director General, Digital and Media Policy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK

Speakers
Hanna Stjärne
, Director General, Sveriges Television AB (SVT), Sweden
Louisa Graham
, Chief Executive, Walkley Foundation for Journalism, Australia
Magnus Brooke
, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV plc

 

10:30 Keynote conversation

Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
Tom Hooper, Director, The King’s Speech, Les Misérables, The Danish Girl


11:10 Refreshments

 

11:30 A policy pivot to realize 5G

Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America, Ericsson

 

11:50 Competition policy toward the telecoms, media and technology sector

Considering which policy options are most likely to deliver good outcomes in practice

Chair
Isolde Goggin
, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission of Ireland (CCPC)

Speakers
Manuel Kohnstamm
, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global
Sabine Chalmers, Group General Counsel, BT Group
Dr Philip Marsden, Bank of England; HMT Digital Competition Expert Panel
Mark Basile, Director, Digital Platforms Inquiry, Australian Competition and Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) 


13:15 Lunch

14:15: Choice of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions:

BREAKOUT 1: Tackling disinformation and fake news / preserving independent journalism

Chair
Louisa Graham
, Chief Executive, Walkley Foundation for Journalism, Australia

Panellists
Dr Chen-Ling Hung, Commissioner, National Communications Commission (NCC), Taiwan
Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Jenni Sargent, Managing Director, First Draft

BREAKOUT 2: Connecting the unserved when market and governments fail - innovative models of inclusion

Chair
Adriana Labardini
, ICT Regulation Consultant; Director, International Institute of Communications

Panellists
Sonia N Jorge
, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet, World Wide Web Foundation
Dr Carlos Rey-Moreno, Local Access Policy and Regulation Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
Steve Song, Fellow, Mozilla Foundation

BREAKOUT 3: Cybersecurity and the data economy in the IoT era: rules and tools of engagement

Chair
Sean Kennedy
, Partner, DT Economics Limited, UK; Treasurer, International Institute of Communications

Panellists
Dr Prapangong Khumon
, Vice Dean, School of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce
Camilo Alberto Jiménez Santofimio, Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation of Colombia (CRC)
Giuseppe D’Acquisto, Senior Technology Advisor, Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante)
Patricia Dooley, Head of Public Affairs, Ericsson

 

15:30 Breakouts finish

 

15:40 Plenary closing keynote session
The next 5-10-50 years – technology, ethical and economic perspectives
Chair
Dr Peter Lovelock
, Director and Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC); Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications
 
Speakers
Simon McDougall
, Executive Director Technology Policy and Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), UK
Dr Bruno Soria, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting
Dr Robert Pepper, Head, Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook

 

17:00 Closing remarks

17:15 Close of conference

 


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