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IIC Italian Chapter 20th Anniversary

IIC Italian Chapter 20th Anniversary
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CONVERGENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS 

IIC Italy together with the Italian NRA, Agcom, and the support of RAI, the Italian public service broadcaster who will host the event, will organize this Conference to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

It will highlight the leading role of the Institute in convergence since its establishment (converging telecoms, media and technology industries), and the milestones of this convergence in the last twenty years. Some of the most distinguished people in the TMT world will take part. Amongst them is Dr Robert Pepper now at Facebook; Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission, the Presidents of the European Regulators Group for Audiovisual Media Services (ERGA) and the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC); the CEOs of the main industry players (Vodafone, Wind/3, Mediaset, etc...).

draft programme
Thursday 9 November 2017
18.30 Welcome Reception
19.00  Social Event
20.30 Gala Dinner
 
Friday 10 November 2017

Conference

Session 1 - 20 Years that reshaped the World of Communications

09.00     

Welcome Address

Monica Maggioni, President Rai (tbc)
Chris Chapman, President IIC (tbc)
Angelo Marcello Cardani, President Agcom
Augusto Preta, President IIC – Italian Chapter

1997. The Birth of the Italian Chapter. Short historical footage (by IIC-Italian Chapter and Rai), with commentary by a well known journalist, that highlights the leading role of the IIC in convergence since its establishment (converging telecoms, media and technology industries), the foundation of the Chapter, with testimonials (first president Morganti), the convergent nature of the Italian AGCOM in the same years (first president Cheli) and the milestones of this convergence in the worlwide markets in the last twenty years, also witnessed by international key players.

09.45  The network Revolution - Maurizio Dècina
10.00  The video content Revolution – Mark Thompson*
10.15  The internet Revolution – Robert Pepper
10.30 Initiative in memory of Antonio Preto: Award Ceremony - Antonio Nicita
11.00 Coffee break

Session 2 - The Next 20 Years: Visions and Perspectives

11.15

Fabio Colasanti, Past President of the IIC and Former Director General DG Infosoc introduces the Keynote speech:

The Challenges for Europe:
Roberto Viola, Director General, European Commission, DG Connect

The Industry Vision:
CEOs of the main media, internet and telcos companies interviewed by a well known journalist

The Vision and Mission of the Public Service:
Mario Orfeo, Director General, Rai (tbc)

The role of Regulation: 
Interventions by: Berec, Erga, Agcom

13.00 The Role of Italy:
Italian Pime Minister*
13.30  End of Meeting

* invited

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