The IIC extends a special thank you to Cisco supporting the reception
THURSDAY 19 MAY 2016
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Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications
Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Demand stimulation – what applications and platforms are regulators, policy makers and industry collaborating on to effect the digital transformation of industry and civil society?
• Joined up thinking – taking the discussion beyond telecoms
• Examining projects in different sectors and their relationship with the digital agenda and national broadband plans – examples from e-Government, e-Health, e-Commerce, e-Education, e-Entertainment, e-Agriculture
- Antonio López-Istúriz White, Member of the European Parliament
- Juan Antonio Ketterer, Division Chief, Capital Markets and Finance, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
- Ellen Blackler, Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
Content futures, consolidation and the new converged ecosystem: How are regulators and industry balancing innovation and consumer demand in the region?
• Where next for the OTT and level playing field debates?
• Navigating the delicate balance between traditional services and new digital offerings
• What’s the future for linear channels and basic packages?
• How can public-private efforts to expand access to relevant, local content on the Internet be accelerated in developing countries and marginalized communities more generally?
• What impact is consolidation having in the region?
Paula Karol Pinha, Director of Public Policy, Latin America, Netflix
Javier Tejado Dondé, Vice President, Grupo Televisa
- Manuel Kohnstamm, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Liberty Global
- David Geary, General Counsel Caribbean, Digicel Group
Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini, Director for Telecommunications and Audiovisual Sector, Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), Spain; CNMC representative for BEREC, Spain
13.20 Lunch - The IIC extends a special thank you to Ericsson for supporting the lunch.
Tackling piracy and IP protection in the region
• Which piracy ecosystems are the greatest threat in Latin America and in the Caribbean?
• Roles and responsibilities – regulators, cable / satellite operators, ISPs, advertising platforms, payment providers – what cooperative efforts are proving most effective in blocking access to pirated content?
• Debating the effectiveness of administrative enforcement options, including
o imposition of fines
o suspension of business licenses
• What new initiatives have been launched in the region?
Javier Figueras, Corporate Vice President Affiliate Sales, HBO Latin America Group
Pascal Métral, Vice President Legal Affairs, NAGRA Kudelski; Co-executive Director, Alianza contra Piratería de Televisión Paga
- Doris A Madrid Lezama, Deputy Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL), Honduras
- J. Todd Reves, Intellectual Property Attaché for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, US Patent & Trademark Office
- Nievia Ramsundar, Company Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
Growing STEM skills to drive ICT innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean – cross fertilization between public administration, industry and academia
• Where in the region is the ICT talent-deficit most apparent and what is being done about it?
• Where are the pockets of success and what strategies are transferable across the regions?
• How to attract strong ICT talent and skills to government agencies, and create a culture of innovation
• Removing barriers to talent flow – particularly between public and the private sector
- Senator Juan Gerardo Flores Ramírez, Secretary of Communications and Transportation Commission, Senate of the Republic, Mexico
- Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, ICANN
- Dr Daniel Manfredo, Territory Manager for Central America and Caribbean Countries, Intel
- Pedro Julio Uribe-Bermúdez, Senior Director Latin America, Microsoft
END OF DAY ONE
Dinner at The Dutch Restaurant
The IIC extends a special thank you to Liberty Global supporting the dinner.
FRIDAY 20 MAY 2016
Ulf Pehrsson, Vice President Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson
Fiscal policy, economics and universal service funding: building certainty and incentives to promote investment in the digital ecosystem as a whole
• Examples of tax policy decisions which might have a marked impact on converged communications investment
• Innovative tax arrangements which will stimulate services and applications to improve social inclusion and to improve competitiveness and productivity
• What kind of regulatory and policy reform / innovation could maximize the performance of Universal Service Obligation (USO) funds so they are fit for purpose in today’s converged world?
• Given the prevalence of wireless, can and should there be a regulatory provision of “universal service bands” in terms of spectrum resources to complement the USO funds?
• Should these levies be discontinued?
- Dr Héctor Huici, Secretary for Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Communications Argentina
- Luciano Charlita de Freitas, Regulatory Specialist, National Telecommunication Agency (ANATEL), Brazil
- José Juan Haro, Director LATAM Public Policy and Wholesale Business, Telefónica, S.A.
- Roslyn Layton, PhD, Fellow, Aalborg University
- Marcelo Mejias, Head of Regulatory Intelligence, TIM Brasil
Spectrum updates – best practice coordination, licensing, efficiency and management in the region
• Debating approaches to achieving a harmonized approach to band plans and spectrum management in the region
• License renewal conditions – what are the regulatory approaches to ensure certainty, continuity of service and investment?
• Latin American positions and priorities post WRC-15
• Bridging the digital divide and spectrum sharing – what innovative means are being adopted to exploit underused spectrum bands and improve broadband coverage in rural areas?
• Preparations for the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G
- Mindel De La Torre, Chief of the International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Sebastián Kaplan, Director of Regulatory Affairs LATAM, Millicom
- Adriana Labardini Inzunza, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
- Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL), Costa Rica
- Sebastián M Cabello, Director, GSMA Latin America
Network infrastructure and connectivity – sustainable business, policy and regulatory models to stimulate innovation and investment
• Update from IDB on latest infrastructure projects – including:
o Critical infrastructure protection
o Data centres
• Active and passive infrastructure sharing initiatives – how do regional experiences compare with global benchmarks on capex and opex costs, network coverage and competitive effects?
• How should regulators and policy-makers balance investment incentives against mandatory sharing objectives? Which works best, in what circumstances?
• The role of federal government and municipalities to facilitate and fund broadband investment in fixed and mobile networks
• What impact do National Broadband Plans have on penetration and take-up?
• Rural access - should alternative, potentially disruptive technologies be pursued or are they distractions from the most economical and scalable means of delivering broadband access?
- Ing. Luis Andrés Montes Bazalar, Technical Secretary FITEL, Ministry of Communications and Transport, Peru
- Alejandro Cantú Jiménez, General Counsel & Chief Regulatory Officer, América Móvil
- Juan Manuel Wilches, Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia
- Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Director Public Policy, America Region, Nokia Corporation
- Andrea Giuricin, Adjunct Professor in Public Finance and Mobility Management, University Milano Bicocca
- Olivier Puech, CEO Latin America, American Tower Corporation
16.00 End of Forum
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