3-4 JULY 2018
Kindly hosted by the University of Technology Sydney
We were delighted to be working in partnership with our Australia Chapter to shine a spotlight on several of the IIC’s core discussion themes, but with an Australasian flavour. Regulators, industry, academia and civil society from the region convened to share views on the role of regulation in today’s world – with international speakers and delegates providing comparisons and regional experiences. The University of Technology Sydney provided the perfect stimulus for lively discussions on the disruptive potential of new technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things.
Opening Keynote: Exploring Contemporary Policy and Regulatory Approaches in Australia, UK and US
Professor Robert G. Picard, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, a globally renowned specialist on media economics and government media policies.
PANEL DISCUSSION THEMES INCLUDED
Keynote: Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Responsibilities of content originators and platform providers; regulatory barriers for Australasian companies competing in global markets
Keynote: Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
Rules and tools of engagement - protecting critical national infrastructure, business and consumers without stifling innovation
Sharing international experiences and perspectives of public investment in communications infrastructure
EU and US developments in international data flow regulation – and implications for Australasia
As with all IIC events, there was plenty of time for delegates to meet colleagues informally during breaks in the meeting.