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Programme

TUESDAY 3 JULY 2018

08.30    Registration

09.00    Welcome

             Chris Chapman
             President, International Institute of Communications    

             Welcome to Country
             Joan Tranter, UTS Elder in Residence

             Professor Glenn Wightwick
             Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President (Innovation & Enterprise), University of Technology Sydney

09.15    Keynote
             Professor Robert G Picard, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford

09.15 SESSION 1
Regulatory principles: can principles keep up with practice?

  • Comparing UK and Australasian thinking on essential regulatory principles
  • The shift from prescription to regulator flexibility with a principles-based and outcomes focused framework

Chair
Bruce Meagher, Former Director, Corporate Affairs, Foxtel

Keynote
Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority

Panellists include:
Ben Heap, Founding Partner, H2 Ventures
Mike Mrdak AO, Secretary, Department of Communications and the Arts, Australian Government
Belinda Moffat, CEO, New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority

11.15    Refreshments

11.30 SESSION 2
regulating for competition: stepping up for platforms and stepping back from media?

  • New monopolies – platforms, data and algorithms – international regulatory developments – regulation of algorithms
  • Pluralism and diversity regulation, and interaction with competition law
Chair
Ian McGill, Partner, Allens
 
Keynotes
Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
 
Panellists
Professor Robert G Picard, Senior Research Fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford
Bridget Fair, CEO, Free TV Australia

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Simon Milner, Vice President, Public Policy, APAC, Facebook
Tom Burton, Publisher, The Mandarin
John Broome, CEO, Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)
 
13.00    Keynote: New screen ecologies, regulation and enablement
              Stuart Cunningham, Distinguished Professor of Media and Communications, Queensland University of Technology

13.20    Lunch

14:15 SESSION 3
content in global markets: regulation, development and digital trade

  • Regional trends in content -  opportunities and issues
  • Opportunities for collaboration across the ecosystem to create trust and authenticity in content
  • Creating an enabling regulatory and policy environment both within country and across borders

Chair
Debra Richards, Chief Executive Officer, Ausfilm; Treasurer, IIC Australia Chapter

Keynote
Megan Brownlow, Partner and National Industry Leader for Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT), PwC

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Panellists
Bárbara Navarro, Director, Public Policy, Government Relations & Strategy, Google APAC
David Anderson, Director Entertainment & Specialist, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Deanne Weir, Chair, Hoodlum Entertainment
Richard Hooper CBE, Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group UK

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Dean Ormston, CEO, APRA AMCOS

15.45   Refreshments

16.00 SESSION 4
cyber-security in the post-truth, iot era: rules and tools of engagement

  • Cloud computing, data sovereignty, security and compliance issues
  • Lessons from IoT deployment across Australasia – protecting consumers without stifling innovation

Chair
Rebecca Lindhout, Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Keynote
Alastair MacGibbon, Deputy Secretary & National Cyber Security Advisor, Australian Department of Home Affairs; Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Australian Signals Directorate

Panellists include:
Hong-Wei (Howard) Jyan, Director General, Department of Cyber Security, Executive Yuan (Taiwan)

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Darren Kane, Chief Security Officer, NBN
Frank Zeichner, CEO, IoT Alliance Australia


17.30    Closing of day one

18.00  Drinks Reception  (pre-booking required)
            The Clare Bar, Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street, Chippendale 2008
 
Join delegates and speakers for drinks and canapes at a private function following day one of the forum at The Clare Bar. This unique venue is situated within the iconic heritage listed Clare Hotel, a short stroll from UTS.

wednesday 4 july 2018

08.45    Registration

09.10    Welcome

09.15    Keynote
              Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Sydney and Data61

09.45 SESSION 5
transformation in the telco industry: learnings from down under

Session sponsored by:
HoldingRedlich

 

Chair
Angela Flannery, Partner, Holding Redlich

Followed by panel on:

  • Update on 5G potential, regulatory initiatives and return on investment
  • Innovation
  • Implications for industry verticals
Keynote
Brendon Riley, Group Executive, Telstra Enterprise

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Panellists
John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance
Guillaume Mascot, Head of Government Relations Asia-Pacific & Japan, Nokia
Chris Althaus, CEO, Australia Mobile Telecommunications Association - AMTA
Teresa Corbin, CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

10.45    Refreshments

11.00 SESSION 6
renewal of public investment in communication infrastructure - for and against

Chair
Dr Rob Nicholls, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Business School and Visiting Professional Fellow, UTS:Law

Keynotes
Dan Lloyd, Chief Strategy Officer & Corporate Affairs Director, Vodafone Australia
Deena Shiff, Chair, BAI Communications

•    NBN – what are the lessons learned?
•    International experiences and perspectives  
•    Government investment addressing market failure or a more strategic role?

Debate between
Henry Ergas AO, Economist and Columnist, The Australian
David Havyatt, Principal, Havyatt Associates

12:30   Lunch

13.30 SESSION 7
autopilot - ai, transport and risk management

•    Safety issues associated with AI and transport
•    New ACMA regulations for intelligent transport

Chair
James Cameron, Authority Member, Australian Communications and Media Authority
 
Panellists include:
Sebastian Robertson, CEO & Co Founder, BIRDI Pty Ltd

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Dr Michelle Zeibots, Research Director, Transport Research Centre, University of Technology Sydney
Clayton Noble, Senor Legal Counsel, Microsoft
Toby Walsh, Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, UNSW Sydney and Data61

15.00    Break

15.15 SESSION 8
data use and privacy: will the eu wave reach distant shores?

Session sponsored by:
Allens Linklaters 2

  • EU and US developments in international data flow regulation – implications for Australasia
  • Intersection of privacy regulation, market-forces and new regulatory practices
  • Privacy, safety and ethics by design
  • Platforms, data and algorithmic regulation

Keynote
Peter Harris, Chairman, Productivity Commission

Panellists include:
Peter Leonard, Principal, Data Synergies; WS Chair, Data Access, Use and Privacy, IoTAA
Sophie Dawson, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP
Aileen Chia, Director-General (Telecoms & Post), Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development), Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore  (via video link)
Nadia Levin, CEO and Managing Director, Research Australia
Harry Iles-Mann, Patient/Consumer Advocate
Valeska Bloch, Partner, Allens

 

16.45    Closing remarks

16.50    Close of Forum


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