TUESDAY 5 December 2017
08:15 Registration and networking
09:30 Grace Koh, Special Assistant to President for Technology, Telecoms and Cybersecurity, The White House
10:00 Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
10:30 Thomas M Dailey, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon International
11:15 PANEL ONE: Global policy & regulatory environment – country / REGIONAL updates
• Regional regulatory snapshot – objectives and priorities for regulators and policy makers as they adapt to the pace of convergence and digital transformation
• Notable outcomes from, and preparations for, key global stakeholder meetings this year and next
• Evolving roles of inter-governmental agencies in telecom / internet / content regulation and policy
Leonardo Euler de Morais, Commissioner, Anatel, Brazil
Rajan S. Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC & CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission
Botlenyana Mokhele, Councillor, ICASA, South Africa
14:00 PANEL ONE (continued): Global policy & regulatory environment – industry / civil society INSIGHTS
Boutheina Guermazi, Practice Manager, Information and Communication Technologies, The World Bank
Paul Mitchell, Senior Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
Alice Munyua, Founder, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
15:45 PANEL TWO: Connectivity enablers - addressing the digital divide
• Closing the gap in rural and urban coverage
• Pragmatic approaches to wireline and wireless infrastructure policy and regulation at the federal / state / municipal level
• Spectrum policy updates – relieving the burden on cellular networks
• Investor perspectives - “connectivity needs to make good business sense”
Jeff Blum, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, DISH
Paul de Sa, Partner, Quadra Partners LLC
Brian Hendricks, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Americas Region, Nokia
Mike Saperstein, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, Frontier Communications
17:45 End of day one followed immediately by drinks reception at Verizon
WEDNESDAY 6 December 2017
08:15 Registration and networking
10.00 Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
11:15 PANEL THREE: Privacy and security enablers - how we balance the competing principles of freedom and security?
• Data privacy / security conundrum - is it possible to be secure without giving up some privacy?
• Interoperability of privacy policies - impact of recent and forthcoming legislation on all players enabling the data-driven economy
• Do we have the right legal frameworks to protect citizens’ human rights, freedom of communication, privacy and security, even as technology develops?
o opportunities and challenges associated with IoT, algorithms and big data solutions
o importance of security-by-design
• How do we increase transparency without compromising security, and foster cooperation among multiple stakeholders?
• Do we have the right oversight regime to hold agencies accountable?
• Digital trade – what is needed to enable seamless global services?
Jeff Brueggeman, Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
Krysten Jenci, Director, Office of Digital Services Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce
Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Steve Satterfield, Director, Privacy and Public Policy, Facebook
Lauren Van Wazer, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Akamai Technologies
14:00 PANEL FOUR: Digital transformation enablers – business model convergence
• Policy implications of the convergence of telecom and media platforms
• How have behemoths and smaller players crossed the chasm? What are the biggest obstacles to and enablers of convergence?
• How is regulatory oversight keeping pace?
• Content futures - Changing consumer demand patterns for content and their impact on business models
• Internet culture versus copyright – how are converged players responding?
Danil Kerimi, Member of the Leadership Team; Head, Technology Industries, World Economic Forum
Richard Nohe, General Counsel, BT Americas
Heather West, Senior Policy Manager, Americas, Mozilla
15:45 Closing remarks
16:00 End of Telecommunications & Media Forum DC 2017
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