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Programme

 

wednesday 13 February 2019

 

08.15  Registration and networking

09.10  Welcome
      Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications

      Opening Keynote
   Dato’ Dr. Mohd Ali Mohamad Nor
, Secretary General, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Malaysia 

09:30 Session one: Accelerating digital transformation and driving the digital economy in the region

  • Policy skillset and capacity requirements for managing a 21st Century economy
  • Cross sector enablement – examples of what works, and the role of the regulator as enabler / facilitator
  • Digital inclusion – the fundamental imperative of connecting everyone to drive economic growth and social inclusion

Chair
Dato’ Chuan Beng Wei
, Commissioner, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Panellists include
Dr R S Sharma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

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Thongchai Sangsiri, Specialist, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA), Thailand

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H.E. Chakrya Moa, Chairman, Telecommunicaiton Regulator of Cambodia
Choo Pin Ang, Senior Director Government and Corporate Affairs, Asia, Expedia Group

11:00 Break 

11:30 SESSION TWO: examining the Intersection of trade policy and telecom/media

  • Balancing trade commitments, tax revenues and digital enablement

Chair
Dr Stephen Gale, Telecommunications Commissioner, Commerce Commission NZ

Panellists include
Dr Peter Lovelock, Director and Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC); Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications
Jeff Paine, Managing Director, Asia Internet Coalition (AIC)
Jeremy Godfrey, Chair, BEREC 2019; Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg), Ireland 

 13:00 Lunch 

14:00 Choice of workshops:

STREAM A: In partnership with AVIA AVIA
Issues related to online video content
 

 

Part 1: Self-regulation for the Internet age   

Chair
John Medeiros, Chief Policy Officer, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

Panellists include
James Filippatos, Vice President, Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company
Sohni Kaur, Director, Strategy & Development, APAC, Netflix
Nur Sulyna Abdullah, Chief Officer for Corporate Strategy, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)
 

15.30    Break

Part 2: Online content and IP piracy      

Chair
Louis Boswell, CEO, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA)

Panellists include
Oliver Walsh, Regional Director Content Protection APAC, Motion Picture Association
Grace Paul, Director, Regulatory, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (SINGTEL)
Andrew Hall, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, NBCUniversal International
Matthew Cheetham, Asia Representative, English Premier League
Maria Yolanda Crisanto, Senior Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications, Globe Telecom
 

 

STREAM B: 
Artificial Intelligence and the potential for industrial and societal transformation
  • Definitions, and overview of current and near-term usage of AI
  • Capacity building - ensuring all stakeholders have the right tools at their disposal
  • How policy, and regulation, might fulfil enabling and safeguarding roles with AI

Briefing Paper

Part 1

Chair
Stacy Baird
, Executive Director, IP Program of the US-China Clean Energy Forum

Keynote Speaker
Dr Kyoung Jun Lee
, Professor of Information Systems, Business School, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

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Panellists include
Louise Lucas, Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times
Oli Bird, Head of International Policy, Ofcom, UK

 

15.30    Break

Part 2

Panellists include
Jin Hian Lee, Founder & CEO, Evie.ai

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Tenzin Norbhu, Head of Connectivity and Access Policy for Asia Pacific, Facebook

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P Anandan, CEO, Wadhwani AI

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Jake Lucchi, Head of Content and AI , Public Policy, Google Asia Pacific

 

17:30    End of day one

Followed by drinks reception (pre-booking required)

 

THURSDAY 14 February 2019

 

08.45    Registration

09.10    Welcome
             Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications

09:20 session three: 5G roadmap - policy, spectrum and connectivity issues

  • What are the realities of 5G rollout in the region?
  • Compatibility between satellite / terrestrial players in the region
  • Role of delicensed and unlicensed spectrum bands in promoting digital economy goals
  • Progress with IoT roll-out - regulatory and policy approaches
Chair
Yi Shen Chan, Director, Plum Consulting
 
Panellists include
Afrizal Abdul Rahim, Head of Consumer & Industry Research, Ericsson SEA, Oceania and India

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Yat Hung Chan, Manager, Spectrum Management, Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat)

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Chee Kheong Foong, Group Head of Regulatory Affairs, Axiata Group Berhad

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Guillaume Mascot, Head of Government Relations Asia-Pacific & Japan, Nokia
Simon Smith, Head of Regulatory, Asia, Telstra

 

 
10:50 Break 
 

11.10 SESSION Four: Law enforcement in the digital age - cybersecurity and data governance frameworks

  • Cybersecurity – regional developments
  • Data localization, cross-border data flows, bilateral mechanisms
  • Data ownership, data rights, data sharing architectures
  • Data privacy – update on GDPR; progress with regional data governance frameworks and equivalence in national data privacy laws

Chair
Dr Peter Lovelock, Director and Founder, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC); Chair, Singapore Chapter, International Institute of Communications

Panellists include
Priya Mahajan, Head of ASPAC Public Policy & Regulatory Counsel, Verizon
Chris Perera, Senior Director, International External & Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, AT&T

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Seow Hiong Goh, Executive Director, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Asia Pacific, Cisco Systems
Emanuela Lecchi, Head of Public Policy APAC, GSM Association
 

12:40 keynote

Håkon Bruaset Kjøl, Senior Vice President, Partner & External Relations Asia, Telenor Group

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13.00    Lunch 

13:45 session five: Disinformation, online falsehoods and the future of news

Chair
Louise Lucas, Asia Technology Correspondent, Financial Times

Panellists include
Professor Abu Bakar Munir, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Atmajaya, Indonesia
Dr Jasmine Begum, Director of Legal, Government & Corporate Affairs, Malaysia and New Markets, Microsoft
Cordel Green, Executive Director, Broadcasting Commission, Jamaica
 

15:15 Closing remarks

15:30 End of Telecommunications & Media Forum Asia 2019 

*The Chatham House Rule applies to Telecommunications and Media Forum discussions.
The Rule also covers tweets and other social network messages during and after the meeting.

The Chatham House Rule:
“When a meeting or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.”

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