29-30 november 2016
hosted by verizon, Washington
Implications of technological advancement and the evolving political landscape internationally
We were back in Washington D.C. last week for the final Telecommunications and Media Forum of 2016 discussing a year of turbulence against a shifting political background.
Delegates heard an excellent keynote from Marcus Weldon of Nokia who provided context for a discussion around the policy challenges of disruptive new technologies. You can see the edited transcript and keynote presentation here.
Other presentations will be available in due course.
KEY DISCUSSION THEMES
Implications of Election year
How might the telecom/media policy agenda for the new Administration shape up, domestically and internationally?
Brexit and global policy
What are the implications of Brexit for Trans-Atlantic ICT policy and what are the notable outcomes from, and preparations for, key global meetings this quarter: ITU WTSA 16, ICANN 57, IGF 2016?
Transformational, yet-to-be-defined technologies : 5G, IoT, AI and SDN
What’s needed to encourage innovation and at the same time safeguard critical systems, and citizens?
Whither net neutrality?
Open Internet policies, paid prioritisation, zero rating and specialised services - has the dust settled on net neutrality principles?
Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, USA
President, Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Nokia
Senior Vice President, Federal and International Government Relations, Verizon Communications
Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)