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Programme

 

TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2016

08:15 Registration and networking

09:10 Welcome
          Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications
          Cheryl Miller, Director, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications
           

09:30 SESSION 1: TRANSFORMATIONAL, YET-TO-BE DEFINED TECHNOLOGIES: 5G, IOT, AI AND SDN. WHAT'S NEEDED TO ENCOURAGE INNOVATION AND AT THE SAME TIME SAFEGUARD CRITICAL SYSTEMS, AND CITIZENS?

Chair:
Julie Brill, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
 
Keynote Speakers:
Lee RainieDirector of Internet, Science and Technology Research, Pew Center
Early adopters have begun to embrace the next phase of technology change with wearables and connected homes, cars, and other objects. Lee will describe how they anticipate benefits from these changes and what worries them when it comes to privacy, cybersecurity and the bad things trolls can do, new “digital divides,” and on society’s increasing dependence on complicated things that sometimes break. They also have mixed views about the way that the spread of new technologies, especially robotics and artificial intelligence, will affect jobs and the future of work.
 
Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Given its dual mandate with regard to competition and consumer protection, the Federal Trade Commission has an interest both in fostering innovation and in ensuring that new technologies protect consumers’ privacy and data.  Commissioner McSweeny will address the role of competition enforcement in promoting innovation as well as the importance of security-by-design when developing new products and technologies.  She will discuss opportunities and challenges associated with the growth of the Internet of Things and the need for companies to exercise thoughtfulness and caution when implementing algorithms and big data solutions.
 

Peter Davidson, Senior Vice President, Federal and International Government Relations, Verizon Communications
Peter will discuss the important role that industry must play moving forward in driving the transformational changes that Internet users are seeking while ensuring that the network is an open, safe, and secure space for the future of global communication. He will discuss developments such as 5G, and the type of policymaking that will ensure innovation and investment will continue to flourish.

 

11:00 Break

 

11:15 Discussion
          As technology enables traditional industry silos to be broken down or overlap what policy and
          regulatory challenges and opportunities might arise?
 
Panellists include::
Jeff BrueggemanVice President, Global Public Policy and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
Sarah Holland, Public Policy Manager, Google
Dr Robert Pepper, global connectivity and Technology Policy, Facebook
Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, Oxera Consulting LLP
 
 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Afternoon keynote followed by discussion

Chair:
Rick Lane, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, 21st Century Fox
 
Examining the disruptive potential of emerging technologies 
What are the future applications, platforms, services and devices that will drive demand in the converged
communications field?

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Nokia

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15:00 Break

 

15:15 SESSION TWO: GLOBAL POLICY - NOTABLE OUTCOMES FROM, AND PREPARATIONS FOR, KEY MEETINGS THIS QUARTER:

 
Chair:
Ambassador David A. Gross, Attorney at Law, Wiley Rein LLP
 

• Reviewing key meetings including ITU WTSA 16, ICANN 57, IGF 2016
• Post-WTSA, what do you expect to be the role of the ITU regarding sensitive Internet-related issues such as in the areas of consumer protection, economics/financial matters, and policy issues associated with names, addressing, etc.?
• Post-IANA transition, what will be the role of governments at ICANN, on the GAC and otherwise?
• Post US election and post-Brexit, what role will the US and European governments play regarding Internet governance?

 
Panel includes:
Julie Zoller, Senior Deputy Coordinator International communication and Information Policy, US Department of State
Alfredo Timermans, Chief Executive Officer, Telefónica Internacional USA
Veni Markovski, Vice President, UN Engagement, ICANN
Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Ellen Blackler, Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
 
 
 
17:15 End of day one
18:00 Drinks Reception (pre-booking required)
          Hosted by Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP 
          1800 M St., NW, Ste. 800 N. Washington DC 20037
 
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WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016

 
09:15 Welcome
Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications
 
09:30 Keynote speaker:
Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, USA
 
 
10:15 Break
 

10:30 SESSION 3: IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR TRANS-ATLANTIC ICT POLICY 

What is the future of trade, DSM and other policy discussions without the influence of the UK position?  And by corollary, what might the UK do differently?

Chair:
Sumit Sharma, Senior Consultant, Oxera consulting LLP

Panellists include
Elena Scaramuzzi, Head of Americas Telecoms, Media and Digital Economy, Cullen International
Ambassador Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative
Sanford C. Reback, Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Akamai Technologies 
Ann LaFrance, Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law; Co-Chair, Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP; Director, International Institute Of Communications
 

 

12:00 Lunch

 

12:45 SESSION 4: OPEN INTERNET POLICIES, PAID PRIORITISATION, ZERO RATING AND SPECIALISED SERVICES - HAS THE DUST SETTLED ON NET NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLES• Zero-rating/paid prioritization should never be allowed/should be allowed under some circumstances/should be freely allowed.........discuss

•   Zero-rating/paid prioritization should never be allowed/should be allowed under some circumstances/should be freely allowed.........discuss
•   Is there such a thing as a one-size-fits all answer?
•   To what extent can ex-ante regulation correctly identify business models and practices that maximise consumer welfare/minimise harm?

 
Chair:
Dawn C Nunziato, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
 
Panellists
Russell P. Hanser, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Jeffrey A. Campbell, Vice President, The Americas, Global Government Affairs, Cisco Systems
David Geary, General Counsel Caribbean, Digicel Group
Irene Kaggwa Sewankambo, Director, Engineering & Communications Infrastructure, Uganda Communications Commission
Dhanaraj Thakur, Research Manager, Alliance for Affordable Internet, Worldwide Web Foundation
Dr Nicol Turner-Lee, PhD, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

 

14:30 Break

 

14:45 SESSION 5: ELECTION YEAR - HOW MIGHT THE TELECOM/MEDIA POLICY AGENDA FOR THE NEW ADMINISTRATION SHAPE UP, DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY?

  • If you were going to advise the new Administration , what would be your top 5 priorities?
Chair:
Andrew Haire, Principal, AJH Communicaitons; Chairman, US Chapter, International Institute of Communications
 
Panellists include
Adolfo Cuevas Teja, Commissioner, IFT – Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
Dr Nicol Turner-Lee, PhD, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
Peter Davidson, Senior Vice President, Federal and International Government Relations, Verizon Communication
 
 
 
 
15:45 Closing remarks

16:00 End of Telecommunications & Media Forum DC 2016

 

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