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Programme

 Wednesday 7 october 2015

Welcome & Opening Address

Welcome Address
Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Welcome Keynote
Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

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CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED IN EMERGING AND MATURE MARKETS - INNOVATIVE BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCING MODELS TO CONNECT THE NEXT 4 BILLION

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  • From managing scarcity to promoting abundance – industry versus state responsibilities for ironing out the connectivity inequalities in mature as well as developing economies.
  • Is the pendulum swinging back to government being a market participant once again? What impact will the re-emergence of state-financed innovation have?
  • Looking over the horizon – which emerging technology solutions and business models to place your bets on.

Chair

  • Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman & CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Keynote

  • Mauricio Ramos, CEO, Millicom International Cellular, SA

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Speakers

  • Kemal Huseinović, Chief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications, International Telecommunication Union / Telecommunication Development Bureau

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  • Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of International Relations, Google 

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  • Carlos López Blanco, Global Head, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica

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Refreshments


CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS INNOVATION MEETS POLICY AND REGULATION – LEGACY MODELS VS DIGITAL NATIVE

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  • OTT convergence models - legacy media vs. digital native
  • Scoping the innovative products and services that OTT players are offering – how are they impacting demand for data in fixed and mobile networks?
  • What might be the effect of new NN rules on the evolution of OTT?
  • What substitutes are there for paid prioritisation?
  • In a highly competitive OTT world – what can be done to stimulate and preserve high quality, market driven, local video culture, entertaining viewers in their own language in a way that's rich and compelling?

Chair

  • Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, SUTEL - Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Costa Rica

Speakers

  • Rebecca Arbogast, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • Dorothy Attwood, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Walt Disney Company
  • Jacob Glick, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Rogers Communications
  • Pulak Bagchi, Senior Vice President, Legal & Regulatory, Star India Pvt Ltd

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Lunch


FRESH THINKING ON SPECTRUM – WHAT CONSTITUTES A FIT-FOR-PURPOSE TOOLKIT TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY AND CHANGE IN ITS ALLOCATION AND MANAGEMENT?

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  • Managing the transition of spectrum into the hands of the innovators
  • What are appropriate levels of competition? Outcomes of recent spectrum auctions
  • Preparing for WRC-15 : catering for the growing spectrum need of mobile broadband and WiFi services

Chair

  • Julius P. Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology, Federal Communications Commission

Keynote

  • Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel, Verizon

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Speakers

  • Jerald N. Fritz, Executive Vice President, Strategic and Legal Affairs, One Media

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  • Carl Povelites, Assistant Vice President, Public Policy, Mobility, AT&T
  • Jennifer Warren, ‎Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Lockheed Martin

 

Refreshments


Choice of three Interactive Breakout Sessions:
Breakout A1: IP transition / Next Generation Networks - What models are being adopted globally and with what success?

Chair

  • Dr Peter Lovelock, Director and Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TPRC); Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Panellists

  • Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, Oxera
  • Dr Bharat Vagadia, Director Advocacy & Policy, Ooredoo Qatar
  • Dr Carlos Baigorri, Superintendent of Competition, National Agency of Telecommunications (ANATEL), Brazil

Breakout B1: The growth of the sharing economy - Do these disruptive new applications and platforms require new rules or a ‘level playing field’ to both protect the consumer and stimulate growth?

Chair

  • Raymond L Gifford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Panellists

  • Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
  • Jillian Irvin, Director Public Policy, Airbnb
  • Jules Polonesky, Executive Director and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum

Breakout C1: NET NEUTRALITY – CONSEQUENCES OF THE FCC’S FEBRUARY 2015 ANNOUNCEMENTS; IMPACT ON CONTENT DELIVERY ECOSYSTEM

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Chair

  • Monica Ariño, Director of International Affairs, Office of Communications - Ofcom

Panellists

  • Professor Christopher S. Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Pranesh Prakash, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society, India
  • Elizabeth Rojas Levi, Director of Public Affairs, Americas Region, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Wai Leong Lui, Assistant Director, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)

 

End of day one

Gala Reception, JW Marriot Hotel

 


 

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER 2015

8h15 REGISTRATION, Networking and coffee
WELCOME & OPENING ADDRESS

9h00 Day Two welcome

INTERNET-OF-THINGS/PEOPLE/EVERYTHING - HOW CAN WE ENSURE “SMART” EXPERIENCES AND POSITIVE SOCIETAL GAIN AND AVOID A PERFECT STORM OF PRIVACY, SECURITY, STANDARDISATION AND TRUST ISSUES?

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  • Adapting existing, and developing new policies that will support consumer protection, competition, and global availability and adoption
  • Examples of collaborations and PPPs that are driving game changing services and applications both within and outside the traditional telecom sector

Chair

  • Göran Marby, Director General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)

Speakers

  • Aaron Burstein, Senior Advisor to Commisisoner Julie Brill, FTC
  • Bruce Gustafson, Vice President Government & Industry Affairs, Ericsson
  • Matthew Jennings, Regional President, Americas, Bosch Software Innovations 
  • R S Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

 

Refreshments


DIGITAL REVOLUTION GOES MAINSTREAM – WHAT BEHAVIOURAL CHANGES AND PATTERNS OF USAGE TRENDS DO POLICY AND REGULATION NEED TO STAY ABREAST OF?

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  • Cultural groups and their attitude/relationship with communications technology - from e-emersives to a-digitals

Chair

  • Dr Russell Richardson, General Counsel & Deputy Director Industry Affairs, Information and Communication Technology Authority, Cayman Islands

Speakers

  • Kevin Martin, Vice President Mobile and Global Access Policy, Facebook

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  • Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology 
  • Dr Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems

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  • David Wheeldon, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Sky

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Lunch


CHOICE OF THREE INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
BREAKOUT A2: Business & enterprise focus: updating policies to reflect changing market needs - What are the main concerns of businesses operating in an increasingly digital and global market?

Chair

  • Sean Kennedy, Director, Telecoms, KPMG LLP

Panellists

  • Andrew Barendse, Managing Executive Regulatory Affairs, Vodacom SA
  • Eric Miller, Vice President, Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness, Canadian Council of Chief Executives
  • Paşa Yaşar, Vice President, Regulation & Institutional Relations, Turkcell
  • Marc Furrer, President, Swiss Federal Communications Commission

BREAKOUT B2: Digital kids / Protecting minors - privacy, data protection, responsibilities and etiquette in the digital age

Chair

  • Deborah M. Lodge, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Panellists

  • Rick Lane, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, 21st Century Fox
  • Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, SUTEL - Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Costa Rica
  • Dr Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)

BREAKOUT C2: PROGRESSION OF DIALOGUE ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE – WHAT WILL 2015 BE REMEMBERED FOR IN TERMS OF TRANSITION, NEGOTIATION AND CONSENSUS?

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Chair

  • Ambassador David A Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Panellists

  • Mongi Marzoug, Group Vice President of Internet Governance and Digital Development, Orange
  • Diego Molano Vega, International Consultant in ICT, USA
  • Audrey L. Plonk, Director, Global Cybersecurity and Internet Governance Policy, Intel Corporation
  • Theresa Swinehart, Senior Advisor to the President, Strategy, ICANN

 

Breakout sessions finish


 CLOSING PLENARY

Chair

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynote - Putting trust at the core of technology

  • Horacio Gutierrez, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft

Closing Panel
Perspectives on competition – beyond the structural and functional phases, what path is converged communications competition policy now taking?

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  • What does a truly innovation centric competition policy look like? At what price for the consumer? With what impact on investment?
  • What tools are available and from who’s tool kit? What’s best for public interest?

Panellists

  • Mirko Bibic, Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer and Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development, Bell and BCE Inc.

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  • Dr Steve Unger, Chief Technology Officer and Group Director for Strategy, International, Technology and Economics, Ofcom – Office of Communications, UK

Concluding Remarks

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

 

End of conference

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