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Programme

 
 

THURSDAY 24 MAY 2018

08.30    Registration

09.15    Welcome
               Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications

Andrew Haire, Vice President, Americas, International Institute of Communications,
Principal, AJH Communications

09:30 SESSION 1
Competition, investment, accessibility and affordability

•    What interventions can the regulator undertake to drive competition?
•    Moving from ex-ante regulatory regimes to competition rules based regimes
•    Impact of open access regulation, network sharing, active sharing, and approaches to wholesale regulation
•    The role of government to encourage and develop competition in the marketplace

Chair
Andrew Haire, Vice President, Americas, International Institute of Communications,
Principal, AJH Communications
 
Panellists
Nievia Ramsundar, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

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Lindsey Fussell, Consumer Group Director, Ofcom, UK
Adolfo Cuevas Teja, Commissioner, IFT – Federal Institute of Telecommunications, Mexico
Ernesto P Orozco Orozco, Board Member, National Television Authority of Colombia (ANTV)

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11.00    Refreshments

 

11:30 SESSION 2
Building the digital economy – essential components, key enablers and overcoming obstacles

•    Policy skillset and capacity requirements for managing a 21 century economy
•    Examples of PPP to enable the digital economy
•    Supply and demand factors influencing digital inclusion – the fundamental imperative of connecting everyone to drive economic growth and social inclusion
•    Cross sector enablement – examples of what works, and the role of the regulator as enabler / facilitator  
•    Balancing trade commitments, tax revenues and digital enablement
•    Impact of mobile money, digital wallets, and online payment systems on national economies

Chair
Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications
 
Panellists include
Juan Manuel Wilches, Commissioner, Commission For Communications Regulation, Colombia

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Giuseppina Curreli, Executive Director International External Affairs, Caribbean, Central & Latin America, AT&T
John Winter, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Liberty Latin America (LLA)
David Geary, General Counsel, Caribbean, Digicel Group Limited, Jamaica

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Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General, Caribbean Telecommunications Union

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13.00    Lunch

 

14:00 SESSION 3
Digital infrastructure and national / international connectivity - policy choices for sustained investment and innovation at the network, service and applications level 

•    Objectives, responsibilities and roadmaps for urban and rural, advanced and developing economies in the region
•    What policy and economic models are most effective for delivering sustainable investment in infrastructure and connectivity?
•    Rethinking and re-costing universal access regimes
•    Innovation in connectivity technologies – what are the licensed, shared and unlicensed options?
•    With over half the population not yet online, how can public-private efforts to expand access to relevant content on the Internet be accelerated in developing countries and marginalized communities more generally?

Panellists include
Enrique Iglesias Rodriguez, Telecommunications Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Eduardo Guzmán, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Andrés Acedo, Partner, Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

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Dr Robert Pepper, Head, Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook

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Melesia Sutherland, Director and Chair, Regulatory Committee, CANTO

 

15.30    Refreshments

 

15:45 SESSION 4
Aligning regional/ international spectrum to fuel new innovation opportunities: what comes next?

•    Feedback on recent / forthcoming spectrum auctions – lessons learned
•    Analogue switch off and spectrum valuations
•    Harmonization / efficiency measures
•    Progress with 5G spectrum allocation
•    Latin American positions and priorities for WRC-19

Chair
Andres Maz, Public Policy - Latin America, Amazon Web Services
 
Panellists include
Marjolein Geus, Partner, Co-head International Communications Group, Bird & Bird LLP

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Thomas Sullivan, Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Gabriel Solomon, Head of Government & Industry Relations, Europe & Latin America, Ericsson
 

 

17.15    Closing of day one 

 

18.30 - 20.00: 
Drinks Reception: The Epic Hotel, 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
 


 

friday 25 may 2018

 
08.30    Registration

09.00    Welcome
              Andrea Millwood Hargrave, Director General, International Institute of Communications

              Andrew Haire, Vice President, Americas, International Institute of Communications,
              Principal, AJH Communications

09:15 SESSION 5
Cloud computing and data centre realities, opportunities and predictions for the region

•    As governments in the region debate new DP frameworks, how might they impact the development of cloud adoption, cross border data flows and the digital economy?
•    Prospects for international data and cloud computing services in a world of national borders
•    Leveraging cross-border data flows and cloud-based services to accelerate growth of the digital economy

Chair
Enrique Iglesias Rodriguez, Technical Advisor for the Broadband Special Program, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
 
Panellists include
Andres Maz, Public Policy - Latin America, Amazon Web Services 
Ana Carolina da Motta, Media & Digital Economy Analyst, Americas, Cullen International  

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Joshua Forman, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, GlobeNet Telecom

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Dr Robert Pepper, Head Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook
 

 10.30    Refreshments


10:45 SESSION 6
Critical national infrastructure protection and innovations in emergency and disaster communications – case studies from the region

•    How are policy makers and industry assessing risk and levels of control – and developing a coordinated approach
•    Framework alignment between countries / regions
•    Feasibility studies for submarine cable landing points in the region

Chair
Mindel De La Torre, Chief Regulatory and International Strategy Officer, Omnispace LLC
 
Panellists include
Nievia Ramsundar, Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)

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Zenji Nakazawa, Public Safety and Consumer Protection Advisor, Federal Communications Commission

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Gonzalo de Dios, Associate General Counsel, Intelsat Corporation 

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12.00    Closing remarks  

12.15    Close of Forum

 

All sessions will have Spanish/English simultaneous translation to ensure maximum participation from all.
Para garantizar la activa participación de todos, todas las sesiones contarán con interpretación simultánea español/inglés.

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