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Programme

TUESDAY 11 MARCH 2014

Welcome
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications
  • Jack Hamande, Chairman of the Council, Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT)

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KEYNOTES
  • Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Constantinos Louropoulos, President, Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT)

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Connected Continent /Telecom Single Market Package: debating the incremental positives & negatives
  •  Spectrum: Formulating more efficient, ambitious spectrum policies that incentivise innovation and long term investment
    • Coordination of harmonization - what elements of spectrum policy are the most important?
  • Net neutrality: What impact has the Dutch law on net neutrality had?
    • How are underlying agreements between major distribution, applications and content players evolving?
    • What are the implications of net neutrality for universal connectivity and minimum QoS?
  • Access regulation: Are two 2 networks enough to offer consumers choice and drive high speed investment?
  • Roaming: Zero roaming rates – if, how and when can a roaming cost free Europe be delivered? 
    • Update on implementation and implications of Roaming III

In the Chair

  • Peter Alexiadis, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Expert speakers

  • Leonard Thijssen, Project Manager Regulation TSM, Senior Official Directorate Telecom Markets, Ministry of Economic Affairs Netherlands
  • Eric Debroeck, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Orange
  • Tayfun Cataltepe, Chief Officer, Regulations, Legal & Wholesale Business, Turkcell
  • Guillermo Beltrà, Senior Policy Officer, The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)


Lunch - Kindly hosted by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


what is the optimal level of competition in national markets?

  • Is there an optimal level of competition in national markets?  The case of mobile consolidation, in Europe and beyond.  Is Germany comparable to Austria (or Ireland)?
  • Is there a business case for consolidation in national markets?  Is mobile consolidation different from consolidation amongst fixed operators? Do these distinctions matter?
  • Is there a business case for cross border consolidation in Europe? The experience from outside Europe.
  • The interaction between merger control and enforcement and competition law and regulation:  if consolidation becomes a reality, will regulators and competition authorities be able to intervene against instances of market power?  Should they?

In the Chair

  •  Emanuela Lecchi, Partner - Competition, Regulatory & Networks, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, UK

 Expert speakers

  •  Jacek Nieweglowski, Chief Strategy Officer, P4/PLAY

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  • Carlo Alberto Carnevale-Maffè, Professor of Strategy, Bocconi University School of Management

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  • Chris Durnell, Legal and Regulatory Director, Sure/Sure International

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  • Dr Suthipon Thaveechaiyagarn, Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand

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Privacy, security and trust - how are regulators and policy makers responding to and managing expectations for data collection versus data use?

  • What impact has PRISM/NSA had on consumer & business behaviour?
  • How are attitudes to privacy evolving in the App era where data is the new currency ‘fuelling’ the digital economy?
  • Who is responsible? In addition to telecom and media companies, consider hardware companies with embedded advertising + second-screen services involving multiple companies with different privacy policies. How will they be enforced?
  • IoT/M2M – can we expect “smart experiences” or a perfect storm of privacy + security + safety + IP issues? 
  • How will business, policy and regulatory models evolve with ubiquitous connectivity? Learning to ‘lean-in’ to the data…
  • Update on Network Information Security Directive (NIS) debates - balancing domestic security and law enforcement concerns regarding cross-border data flows with considerations of individual privacy and data confidentiality

In the Chair

  •  Dr Joan Barata, Principal Adviser, Representative on Freedom of the Media, Organization for Security & Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Expert speakers

  • Stephen Deadman, Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal – Privacy, Security & Content Standards, Vodafone Group
  • Frédéric Donck, Director European Regional Bureau, Internet Society
  • Simon Hania, Corporate Privacy Officer, TomTom
  • Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Director, European Affairs, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Antonio Muñoz Marcos, Digital Regulation Counsellor, Telefónica Digital

 

Dinner at Rouge Tomate, kindly hosted by Deutsche Telekom

Wednesday 12 March 2014

“Content is like water – it will always find its way to consumers”. Access and investment incentives for premium content & applications, as well as for networks

  • Insights into the distribution model of Nollywood : traditional vs evolving platforms; the journey from piracy to legitimacy; challenges with Intellectual Property and copyright protection
  • The evolving role of new intermediaries – how is the balance of power between content producers, programmers and companies distributing and delivering content changing?
  • The recent Resolution of the European Parliament on Connected TV mentions the role of platform provider and calls to reinforce it: what does it mean and what is at stake?
  • Exclusivity: What can we expect from media content that is contracted to specific distribution networks?
  • Taxing the digital economy: is tax as a funding vehicle for content the right approach?
  • Is now the right time to review the AVMSD or the Copyright Directive?

In the Chair

  • Jean-François Furnémont, Director General, Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, Belgium; Chairman, European Platform of Regulatory Authorities (EPRA)

Expert speakers

  • Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa

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  • Nicola Frank, Head of European Affairs, European Broadcasting Union
  • Magnus Brooke, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV plc

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  • Kaisu Karvala. Vice President Corporate Affairs, Rovio
  • Damir Filipovic, EU Technology and Regulation Policy Manager, Samsung Electronics
  • Dr Monica Ariño, ‎Director of International Affairs, Ofcom - Office of Communications

Preparing for the 2014 Internet Governance debates – before the 2014 conference carousel starts in earnest, what do you need to know?
  • The evolution of Internet Governance - is it only about ICANN? How can users, civil society and businesses become part of the IG conversation?
  • International, regional and local IG - what coordination is required?
  • Examining multi-stakeholder models/approaches moving forward
  • European Communication on Internet Governance: what are the key messages?

In the Chair

  • Frédéric Donck, Director European Regional Bureau, Internet Society

Expert speakers

  • Linda Corugedo Steneberg, Director, Communications Networks, Content and Technologies Directorate-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Jean-Jacques Sahel, Director of Policy, EMEA (Internet, Telecom, AV Media & Cloud) Microsoft; Chair, IIC UK Chapter
  • Fiona Taylor, Director, European Affairs and Global Internet Strategy, Verizon
  • Pastora Valero, Director EU Public Policy, Government Affairs, Cisco Systems
  • Victor Silveira Braoios, First Secretary, Mission of Brazil to the European Union


Lunch - Kindly hosted by Orange


A new telecom/media policy agenda for the EC: suggestions for the new Commission in an Election Year
  • What should the 2020 targets be for a new Commissioner? Where should they focus and why?
  • Where should they visit? In other words, what does the rest of the world (or individual Member States) have to teach Europe?
  • What changes should they make? Do we need a fundamental rewrite of the telecoms framework, or will incremental adjustments do?
  • How should they do it? How do they get industry, national regulators and others aligned with them?
In the Chair 
  • Richard Feasey, Consultant and Associate, Frontier Economics

Expert speakers

  • Roland Doll, Vice-President EU Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Erzsebet Fitori, Director, ECTA - European Competitive Telecommunications Association
  • Daniel Pataki, Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
  • Dr Georg Serentschy, Managing Partner, Serentschy Advisory Services GmbH

 

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