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Programme

 

wednesday 27 may 2015

Hosted by AT&T, at The Palms Hotel Beach, Miami

Registration & Welcome

Registration and refreshments

Welcome

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynotes

  • Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Mexico, LLC

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Session 1: National Connectivity: Policy choices for sustained investment and innovation at the network, service and applications level

  • Under what circumstances is government intervention necessary to achieve full access, and what should be left to market dynamics?
  • What models are most effective for delivering consumer value?
  • Rural access - should alternative, potentially disruptive technologies be pursued or are they distractions from the most economical and scalable means of delivering broadband access?
  • Can universal service funds, which have failed to make a substantial difference in mobile access in most countries, be used more effectively, or should these levies be discontinued?
  • With over half the population not yet online, how can public-private efforts to expand access to relevant content on the Internet be accelerated in developing countries and marginalized communities more generally?

In the Chair

  • Antonio Garcia Zaballos, Telecommunications Lead Specialist - Leader of the Broadband Programme, Institutions for Development (IFD), Capital Markets and Finance (CMF), Inter-American Development Bank

Speakers

  • Jorge Espinosa Mireles, Deputy Director of Networks, Telecomunicaciones de México – TELECOMM

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  • Luis Andrés Montes Bazalar, Technical Secretary FITEL, Ministry of Communications and Transport, Peru

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  • Paolo Tancredi, Vice Chairman of European Union Policies Committee, Italian Chamber of Deputies
  • Juan Manuel Wilches, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia (CRC)

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Session 2: Delivering Connectivity: sustainable financing models; impact of competition and consolidation; progress with accessibility and affordability

  • Policies for the future - building regulatory frameworks that promote the Internet ecosystem
  • Boosting broadband network investments in emerging and developing economies
  • The role of government to encourage and develop competition in the marketplace
  • Lessons learned - what polices are driving the mobile Internet and high-tech innovation

In the Chair

  • Karim Lesina, Vice President, International External Affairs, EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations, AT&T

Keynote

  • Commissioner Gabriel Contreras Saldivar, President, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico

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Speakers 

  • Sebastian M. Cabello, Director, GSMA Latin America
  • Igor Vilas Boas de Freitas, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Agency, (ANATEL), Brazil

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  • Ayanna T. Samuels, Broadband Infrastructure Inventory and Public Awareness in the Caribbean (BIIPAC) Project Regional Coordinator, CANTO; International ICT for Development Consultant, Entrepreneur & Technology Policy Specialist

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  • Olivier Puech, CEO Latin America, American Towel

Keynote

  • Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

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Session 3: Network Neutrality in Next Generation Networks

In the Chair

  • Charles M Davidson, Director, Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute, New York Law School

Speakers 

  • Jonathan (Jack) Nadler, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

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  • Pablo Pfost, Head of Group Regulatory Affairs, Telefónica S.A.

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  • Timothy Heffernan, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Cable & Wireless, USA

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  • Doug Brake, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, USA
  • Robert M McDowell, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP; former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

 

Session 4: Internet Governance & The Future of Connectivity

  • What are the main challenges for the future development of the Internet in the Americas?
  • Are the main stakeholder organizations involved in Internet Governance sufficiently prepared to address these challenges

In the Chair

  • Jose Luis Ayala, Head of Government and Industry Relations for Latin America, Ericsson

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Speakers 

  • Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, US Department of State
  • Kathleen McInerney, Director, Pubic Policy Latam, Yahoo!
  • Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, ICANN
  • Sebastian Bellagamba, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Internet Society

END OF DAY ONE


 

 

thursday 28 may 2015

Registration and refreshments

Welcome

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynote

  • Ulf Pehrsson, Vice President Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson

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Session 5: Spectrum updates - management, valuation and preparing for Latin America’s mobile revolution

  • 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?
  • Planning the second digital dividend – status and strategy for 600 MHz band 
  • Preparations for the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G
  • Latin American positions and priorities for WRC-15

In the Chair

  • Ezequiel Dominguez, Head, Latin America Telecoms & Media Regulation, Cullen International

Speakers 

  • Victoria Alonsoperez, Co Founder, IEETech

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  • Adriana Labardini, Commissioner, IFT - Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
  • Julissa Cruz Abreu, Chief of Regulation Department, INDOTEL, Dominican Republic
  • Edwin Castillo, Director of Telecommunications, Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos (ASEP), Panama
  • Maryleana Méndez Jiménez, Member of the Board, SUTEL - Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Costa Rica

 

Session 6: The Disruptors: Access to content and high bandwidth applications in an era of convergence at the service, infrastructure and policy level

  • Emerging business and policy models
  • Content partnerships between legacy and OTT players
  • Copyright issues and IPR

In the Chair

  • Alexandros Koronakis, Director, New Europe Group

Speakers 

  • Pedro Less Andrade, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Latin America, Google Inc.

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  • Christopher Libertelli, Vice President Global Public Policy, Netflix
  • Manoel Rangel, President – Director, ANCINE, BrazilAnastacio Ramos, Executive Director, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications
  • José Sariego, Senior Vice President Business & Legal Affairs, Telemundo Network Group, USA

 Keynote

  • Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, US Department of State: “Public Policy and Negotiation in the Age of Global Open Networks and the Interdependent Digital Economy”

Session 7: Privacy: Data protection, cyber security, cloud and critical infrastructure protection

  • How can international cooperation among companies and law enforcement and national security authorities be improved?
  • Strengthening the security of, and public confidence in, the internet
  • Balancing domestic security and law enforcement concerns with those of cross-border data issues
  • Prospects for international data and cloud computing services in a world of national borders

In the Chair

  • Pablo Bello, Secretary General, AHCIET; Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance

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Speakers 

  • Harvey Anderson, Chief Legal Officer, AVG Technologies
  • David A Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel Corporation
  • Nelson MacQuhae, Latin American National Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Andres Maz, Executive Director Advanced Technology Policy, Cisco
  • Dr Rytis Rainys, LogicStand Expert on Critical Infrastructure Protection; Associate Professor, Kazimieras Simonavicius University

END OF FORUM

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