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Programme

TUESDAY 17 MARCH 2015

Welcome
  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications
  • Jack Hamande, Chairman of the Council, Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT)
keynote: kEYNOTES FROM THE NEW eUROPEAN cOMMISSION / eUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND INDUSTRY - PRIORITIES, HARMONIZATION AND VISION FOR THE dIGITAL AGENDA FOR EUROPE

• Is the Digital Agenda as followed for the last mandate still fit for purpose? Where is adjustment needed?
• What are the policy priorities from the perspective of Commission and Parliament?
• Are these policies sufficiently forward looking and ambitious?
• Is the new Commission organisation going to help drive more integrated and effective policy delivery?
• What are the messages for Heads of State and Ministers?

In the Chair
  • Malcolm Harbour CBE, Member of Council, University of Birmingham; former Member of the European Parliament

Expert speakers

  • Róża Thun, Member of the European Parliament
  • Peter Linton, Advisor to EIF Board of Governors and principal author of EIF reports 'The Digital World in 2025: Indicators for European Action’ (2009) and 'The Digital World in 2030: What Place for Europe?’ (2014)
  • Erika Mann, Managing Director Public Policy, Facebook
  • Anthony Whelan, Director of Electronic Communications

HOW WILL EUROPE REACH ITS BROADBAND TARGETS? BALANCING INVESTMENT, PREDICTABILITY, COMPETITION AND CONSUMER CHOICES TO GET EVERY EUROPEAN DIGITAL, "WHEREVER THEY ARE AND WHATEVER THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES"

• Do we have the right competitive and regulatory framework to stimulate the investment needed?
• Is there a need for public intervention to stimulate supply, and what type of intervention within state aid rules?
• Is there a strong unfulfilled customer, public sector and enterprise demand that will encourage investment?
• Is there a crucial service that will unlock public demand (eg HD Video streaming?)
• Is more action needed by regulators and other actors to raise the appetite for high capacity networks?

In the Chair
  • Malcolm Harbour CBE, Member of Council, University of Birmingham; former Member of the European Parliament

Expert speakers

  • Dr Harald Gruber, Head of Division, Digital Economy and Education, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

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  • Dr Ramazan Demir, Chief Regulation Officer, Türk Telekom

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  • Professor Hartwig Taube, Director General, FTTH Council Europe
  • Adrian Whitchurch, Vice President of European Affairs, BT
  • Michael Hattermann, Director Brussels Office, Association of the Providers of Telecommunications and Value-Added Services (VATM)  

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LUNCH - KINDLY HOSTED BY GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP


iS ott REGULATION OVER THE TOP? RECONCILING AUDIENCE DEMAND FOR UBIQUITIOUS ACCESS TO CONTENT WITH AUDIENCE PROTECTION, EQUAL CONDITIONS FOR PLATFORM AND CONTENT PROVIDERS, CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY, AND PRESENCE AND VISIBILITY OF EUROPEAN WORKS

• Extension or distinction of broadcasting rules to broadband services with reference to the obligations for broadcasters on audience protection, programming quotas, etc.
• State of the art and possible revision of AVMS Directive concerning linear and nonlinear services (like VOD) and geographical market definition (country of origin)
• Equal conditions, fair regulation, light regulation, level playing field: what does it mean to you?
• How to preserve innovation and foster investment in broadband networks in the new converged digital environment

In the Chair
  • Augusto Preta, CEO, ITMedia Consulting, Italy; Chairman, IIC Italian Chapter

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Expert Speakers

  • Dr Theo Bertram, Manager, European Policy Strategy Team, Google
  • Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of Unit, Converging Media and Content Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Dr Holger Enßlin, Chief Officer Legal, Regulatory & Distribution, Sky Deutschland AG

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  • Steve Gettings, Director of International Affairs and Acting Group Director (Operations), Strategy, International, and Technology Group, Ofcom
  • Manuel Kohnstamm, Chief Policy Officer, Liberty Global Inc 

 


 

2015: THE YEAR OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE EVOLUTION

• IANA transition / ICANN accountability and ICANN IG concerns
• Role of regulators, telcos and ISPs in these issues and where they are helped or hindered by developments and perspective from outside North America and Europe

In the Chair
  • Megan Richards, Principal Adviser - DG CONNECT, European Commission

Expert speakers

  • Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vice President, Europe, ICANN
  • Ki-Joo Lee, Commissioner, Korea Communications Commission (KCC); former President of Korea Internet & Security Agency

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  • Oliver J. Süme, President, EuroISPA
  • Sally Shipman Wentworth, Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society

 

Wednesday 18 March 2015

cloud, m2m and the data economy: what policy regulatory strategies are needed across europe to drive roll-out, manage security risks and build trust• The 'industrial internet’ and the role it plays for Europe's growth as an enabler industry

• The 'industrial internet’ and the role it plays for Europe's growth as an enabler industry
• What policy and regulatory strategies should be adopted to further European economic growth in this area?
• Adapting longstanding data protection principles (notice/consent/purpose limitation) to the big data / M2M economy and environment
• Building trust and ensuring that consumers/citizens retain real control over their data

In the Chair
  • Antonio Preto, Commissioner, Autorità per le Garanzie Nelle Comunicazioni - AGCOM

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Expert speakers

  • Stéphane Ducable, Head of Public Policy EMEA, Amazon Web Services

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  • Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Director, European Affairs, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Dirk Lybaert, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Belgacom

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  • Pearse O’Donohue, Head of Unit for Software & Services, Cloud Computing, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Markus Reinisch, Group Public Policy Director, Vodafone

disruptive applications, open standards and the sharing economy: What role for ex ante regulation? Are existing frameworks sufficient to promote innovation whilst ensuring positive societal gain?
• Consumer protection vs. innovation - is self-regulation and user generated feedback sufficient?
• Old economy vs. new economy - should we continue to apply existing regulations which implicitly or explicitly favour existing players?
• US vs. EU – what is the best approach to foster European ‘champions’?
• Single market vs. subsidiarity - is it possible to set rules at an EU level for sectors which are currently regulated at a national or even regional level?
• Entrant vs incumbent – is it possible/desirable to control the ability of large Internet firms to expand their product portfolios or is winner takes all a natural outcome?
 
In the Chair
  • Martin Duckworth, Associate Director, Frontier Economics
Expert speakers
  • Filip Nuytemans, General Manager, Uber

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  • Patrick Robinson, Head of Public Policy, EMEA & Canada, Airbnb
  • Chris Sherwood, ‎Head of Public Policy, Allegro Group
  • Emanuela Lecchi, Partner, Watson Farley & Williams LLP, UK

Lunch - Kindly hosted by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

closing keynote panel - Digital Single Market Wish List What are the priorities for regulators, industry and civil society?
In the Chair
  • Peter Alexiadis, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Visiting Professor, Kings College London
 
Keynote speaker
  • Kamila Kloc, Deputy Head of Cabinet, Cabinet of Vice President Ansip – Digital Single Market, European Commission

Expert speakers

  • Fátima Barros, Chair of the Board, Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM); BEREC Chair 2015

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  • Dr Stephen Collins' Vice President Corporate Affairs, Microsoft EMEA
  • John Higgins CBE, Director General, DIGITAL EUROPE
  • Francine Mariani-Ducray, Board Member, Conseil Supérieur de l'Audiovisuel
 End of the forum

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