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Programme

wednesday 9 october

Welcome address
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications


 OLD RULES, NEW REALITIES
  • How are policy makers and industry approaching the challenge of getting the critical components right: the spectrum policy, the capital investment policy and fiscal policies needed to foster innovation in the new, converging ecosystem?
  • Given all the value chain changes and the policy desire to encourage infrastructure investment, will there be a new evaluation of economic, social and safety regulations that better reflect changing business models and user demands?

Chair

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynote Address

  • Ed Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Ofcom - Office of Communications, UK
  • Randall Stephenson, Chairman & CEO, AT&T

INNOVATION AND GROWTH - What have the digital agenda/broadband plans achieved so far?

In the chair

  • Marc Furrer, President, Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom)


Speakers

  • Rangu Salgame, Chief Executive Officer of Growth Ventures, Tata Communications

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  • Sean Williams, Group Director Strategy, Policy and Portfolio, BT Group

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  • Luigi Gambardella, Vice President, Public & Regulatory Affairs, Telecom Italia

RESPONDING TO DISRUPTION - The rise of multi-faceted communications – evolving legacy business and policy models
  • What specific, tough issues are we focusing on now – what are the major factors shaping the evolution of the sector?
  • What are the greatest threats and opportunities?
  • How different will telecom and content delivery networks be in the future?

Chair

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

Speakers

  • Nolo Letele, Chairman, MultiChoice South Africa Group Holdings

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  • Chris Hutchins, Vice President, Liberty Global plc

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  • Dr Stephen Collins, Vice President Corporate Affairs EMEA, Microsoft 

 CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS - CHANGING CONSUMPTION PATTERNS, EVOLVING VALUE CHAINS AND BLURRING OF BOUNDARIES: NEW CHALLENGES FOR POLICY MAKERS AND INDUSTRY

  • What are the major shifts in consumer usage and viewing patterns – what do the latest statistics tell us?
  • Content, connectivity and devices – how is the ecosystem evolving in different geographic regions?
  • What impact is convergence having on the value chain and where are the bottlenecks?
  • Are legacy regulations appropriate? What are the arguments for and against a new policy environment for OTT and access providers?
  • To what extent ought governments aim for more consistency when regulating for different types of content?

Chair

  • Dato’ Mohamed Sharil Mohamed Tarmizi, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission

Speakers

  • David Gosen, European Managing Director, Digital, Online and Mobile, Nielsen

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  • James Heath, Director of Policy, BBC
  • Dr Young-Lyoul Lee, Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Project Development, KT Corporation (Korea Telecom)
  • Christopher Libertelli, Vice President Global Public Policy, Netflix Inc

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Choice of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions
Breakout A1: Connected TV and platforms: evolution or revolution? Market trends, dynamics, and policy implications
  • How prevalent will connected TVs and mobile devices become in coming years?
  • What impact will it have on the aggregation and delivery of online and broadcasting content?
  • How will demand and usage patterns for connected TV evolve? Are there risks of vertical integration and generally for competition?
  • Will the second screen be the interactive part of television? What’s the potential role of mobile devices and operators in connected TV?
  • What are the implications for regulation? Is the existing framework future-proof?

Chair

  • Heiko Zysk, Vice President Governmental Relations & Head of European Affairs, ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG

Speakers

  • Damir Filipovic, EU Technology and Regulation Policy Manager, Samsung Electronics
  • David Wheeldon, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BSkyB
  • Jean-François Furnémont, Director General, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel, Belgium; Chairman, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)
  • Christopher Libertelli, Vice President Global Public Policy, Netflix Inc.

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Breakout B1: Emerging markets – what is their role in the new connected world?
  • “Operators in emerging markets come of age” – Analysys Mason prediction for 2013 – how has it shaped up?
  • Evolving strategies, policies and regulatory responses to drive the digital economy, ensure cross border data flow and foster innovation
  • Demand drivers – emerging markets as consumers or producers of converged communications?
  • Examining the relationship between locally relevant content and Internet development
  • Regulating for growth – building regulatory solutions that are fit for purpose in emerging and developing economies

Chair

  • Emanuela Lecchi, Partner - Competition, Regulatory & Networks, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, UK

Speakers

  • Dr Marcia Socikwa, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA)
  • James Filippatos, Vice President, Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
  • Gita Sorensen, Director, Economic Regulation and Communications & Media, Berkeley Research Group
  • Julian Zheren Ma, Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Development, Tencent Inc.

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Breakout C1: Cyber security – quantifying risks, clarifying responsibilities and building resilience
  • Use and misuse of the term cyber security – clarifying definitions and responsibilities
  • National security concerns and the role of network operators 
  • Where are the next threats coming from? Qualifying the risks to all parties in the ecosystem
  • How secure are you as an organisation – identifying the weakest link in the interconnected environment
  • With the explosion of social media how will your policies stand up to scrutiny? 
  • Are regulators really enforcing or just presiding over best practice? Do they believe that ISO 27001 and ISO 27032 provide for secure networks and protect their customers?

Chair

  • David Francis, Chief Security Officer, Huawei UK

Speakers

  • Cheryl Martin, Head Cyber Security Practice for Business Consulting, CGI
  • Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

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 RADIO FUTURES

Chair

  • Richard Hooper CBE, Managing Partner, Hooper Communications; Formerly Deputy Chairman, Office of Communications, UK

Speakers

  • Benjamin Solins, Senior Consultant, BSConseil; Member, IIC International Association of Young Communications Professionals
  • Dr Polina Kovaleva, Consultant, UNESCO

End of day one
Gala Dinner Grange St Paul’s Hotel

 


 

thursday 10 october

welcome
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

EMERGING INTERNET NATIONS
  • Wake-up call time for internet early adopters – what are the latest statistics on internet usage in the emerging markets telling us?
  • How can we explain the phenomenal activity in countries such as China where internet applications and innovation are far outstripping activity in US and EU? 
  • Local players are having a landslide win in China and mobile internet is shifting the balance between Asia and Silicon Valley. Why?

Speakers

  • William H. Dutton, Professor of Internet Studies, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
  • Julian Zheren Ma, Corporate Vice President, Strategy and Development, Tencent Inc.

SPECTRUM UNDER PRESSURE - Connecting billions of devices in a converged communications world - balancing spectrum availability, efficiency and competition objectives
  • How is spectrum usage adapting as user demand patterns evolve?
  • What spectrum is needed for which situations? Role of licensed / unlicensed, small cell, white spaces / cognitive radio 
  • How will the spectrum ecosystem evolve to accommodate conflicting connectivity requirements of the future?
  • Developing a vision of convergence between a broadcasting platform and a broadband platform 
  • WRC planning for 2015 – what will the big hits be? There is an imperative for WRC-15 to identify the IMT-Advanced bands; will the regional band plan coordination be much better than the LTE experience?

Chair

  • Dr Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems

Speakers

  • Ulrich Rehfuess, Head of Spectrum Policy and Regulation, Nokia Solutions and Networks
  • Herman Schepers, Head of Regional Strategy and Government Affairs, GSM Association

EXTRACTING VALUE FOR ALL - Maximising socio-economic benefits whilst maintaining and enhancing trust
  • New data applications and new revenue streams that respect or indeed enhance privacy, security and transparency
  • Big data: 1 + 1 = 3 if the value is shared generously
  • Role of government in publishing and commercialising data for use by the market
  • Direction of the EU Privacy Directives - are we moving farther away from privacy interoperability?
  • Promoting responsibility across the entire ecosystems – has light touch regulation worked; is a different approach needed?
  • How can telcos and broadcasters be innovative in repurposing data in ways that enhance consumer trust?
  • Enterprise perspectives – balancing the costs of compliance against individual privacy protection
  • Consumer perspectives – why 86 of adult internet users take steps to avoid surveillance by other people or organizations when they were using the internet (latest Pew Internet survey on Anonymity, Privacy, and Security Online).

Chair

  • Malcolm Crompton, Managing Director, Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd.

Speakers

  • Thomas M. Dailey, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Strategy and Head of International Public Policy, Verizon Corporation
  • Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor
  • Matthew Kirk, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone

Choice of 3 Interactive Breakout Sessions
Workshop A2: Digital agenda targets – lessons learned from around the world
  • Strategy, innovation and evolution – developed / developing country contrasts on digital agenda targets
  • Making the digital transition work – analysing specific implementation models 
  • What policy initiatives and regulatory principles have proved to be conducive for innovation and investment?
  • Comparing licensing regimes and ownership and control mechanisms.

Chair

  • Dr Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems

Speakers

  • Amyn Mussa, Senior Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna, Kenya
  • Mark Summer, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-Founder, Inveneo
  • Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive / Director-General (Telecoms & Post), InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore
  • Herman Schepers, Head of Regional Strategy and Government Affairs, GSM Association

 

Workshop B2: Realising benefits of competition – what can others learn from EU and beyond?
  • The objective of competition policy is to improve consumer welfare through efficiencies, both static and dynamic. Is there a trade-off between price and innovation?
  • How should regulators and policy-makers balance investment incentives against mandatory sharing objectives? Which works best, in what circumstances? 
  • How can incumbents strategically frustrate the introduction of competition? How can their mindset be changed? 
  • What impact do National Broadband Plans have on penetration and take-up? How should broadband policy be adapted to national circumstances? 
  • How do we define markets and assess Significant Market Power in a world of convergence and bundled offerings? 
  • Can we rely on wholesale regulation to solve all problems at retail level? Do operators deliberately make price comparisons confusing and switching difficult?

Chair

  • Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition Authority of Ireland

Speakers

  • Dr Carlos Manuel Baigorri, Head, Technical Advisory, National Telecommunication Agency Anatel, Brazil
  • Tim Cowen, Partner, Sidley Austin
  • Nancy Sundberg, Senior Programme Officer, Regulatory and Market Environment Division, Telecommunication Development Bureau, ITU

 

Workshop C2: Cloud supported economy - jurisdictional issues, infrastructure and investment
  • What are the infrastructure needs to support the cloud?
  • How is it impacting different types of business, large and small? 
  • In order to harvest the cloud, what kind of interoperability, portability, (global) standards do we need?
  • What is the best way to encourage on-going innovation to keep pace with the growing importance of cloud storage/data transmission?
  • The cloud and content: how will their inter-relationship evolve?

Chair

  • Dr Martin Cave OBE, Deputy Chairman, Competition Commission; visiting Professor, Imperial College Business School

Speakers

  • Tayfun Çataltepe, Chief Officer Regulation Strategies and Wholesale Business, Turkcell
  • Renaud Di Francesco (PhD), Director Europe Technology Standards Office, Sony Europe Ltd.
  • Sharon Gillett, Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft

 


CLOSING PLENARY PANEL - IIC THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: KEEPING AHEAD OF THE CONVERGENCE CURVE

 

  • As the pace of convergence quickens how should the regulatory regime be reshaped so that it keeps technology-neutral and does not become immediately obsolete?

Chair

  • Richard Hooper CBE, Managing Partner, Hooper Communications; Formerly Deputy Chairman, Office of Communications, UK

Speakers

  • Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice President Global Government and Public Affairs, Alcatel-Lucent
  • Jim Patrick, Senior Vice President, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA); Director, International Institute of Communications
  • David Fares, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox

CONCLUDING REMARKS
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications 

 End of conference

 

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