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Programme

 

monday 19 may 2014

Hosted by AT&T, at The Palms Hotel Beach, Miami

Registration & Welcome

Registration and refreshments

Welcome

  • Fabio Colasanti, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynotes

  • Karim Lesina. Vice President, International External Affairs, EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations, AT&T

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  • Roberto Viola, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission (by video)

Telecom / broadband futures: Policy choices for sustained investment and innovation at the network, service and applications level

  • The role of federal government and municipalities to facilitate and fund broadband investment in fixed and mobile networks
  • Implementation of PPPs - lessons learnt and key step for a successful implementation
  • How should regulators and policy-makers balance investment incentives against mandatory sharing objectives? Which works best, in what circumstances?
  • Regulating for growth – building regulatory solutions that are fit for purpose in emerging and developing economies
  • Trade agreements and their impact on policy and regulation in the sector
  • What impact do National Broadband Plans have on penetration and take-up? How should broadband policy be adapted to national circumstances?

In the Chair

  • William E. Kennard,Senior Advisor, Grain Management, LLC and former US Ambassador to the European Union

Speakers

  • Jørgen Abild Andersen,Chairman, Committee for Digital Economy Policy (CDEP), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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  • Pablo Pfost, Head of Group Regulatory Affairs, Telefonica S.A.

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  • Alejandro Cantú Jiménez, Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs, América Móvil

Spectrum futures: management, valuation and transition from analogue to digital

  • Digital dividend and 700MHz auctions
  • Benefits of allocating frequency blocks to the mobile operators
  • Implications of imposing obligations of coverage in future auctions and beauty contest
  • Spectrum license renewal – what are the regulatory approaches to continuity of service and investment?
  • Debating approaches to achieve the benefits to the region of a harmonized approach to band plans and spectrum management

In the Chair

  • Ezequiel Dominguez, Head, Latin America Telecom & Media, Cullen International

Speakers 

  • Gonzalo Martín Ruiz Díaz, Chairman Of The Board, Telecommunications Regulatory Agency – Peru

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  • Nimbe Ewald, Wireless Technologies Director, Regulatory Policy Unit, IFT - Federal Institute of Communications, Mexico
  • Ola Bergstrom, Director for International Affairs, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)
  • Matias Fernandez Diaz, Regulatory Manager, GSMA Latin America
  • Selby Wilson, Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT)
  • Mindel De La Torre, Chief, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

 

Privacy futures: balancing and harmonising consumer, commercial and national security agendas

  • Is practical harmonization, or at least reasonable inter-operability of the various legal regimes, a realistic possibility?
  • Balancing domestic security and law enforcement concerns regarding cross-border data flows with considerations of individual privacy and data confidentiality
  • Business and government practices: implications for trust, transparency, cyber security
  • Role of government and regulators in addressing data privacy and security cross-platform issues
  • Prospects for international data and cloud computing services in a world of national borders

In the Chair

  • Ann LaFrance, Coordinating Partner, EMEA Communications Law / Global Co-Chair of Data Protection and ePrivacy, Squire Sanders

Speakers 

  • Adrean Scheid Rothkopf, Vice President, Government Relations-LatAm, Millicom
  • Dr Carlos Pablo Márquez Escobar, Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

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  • Laura Juanes Micas, Senior Director, International Privacy, Public Policy Group, Yahoo!  
  • Sri Sridharan, Managing Director, Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, University of South Florida

 END OF DAY ONE

Dinner at THE FORGE Restaurant
The IIC extends a special thank you to Telefónica S.A. for sponsoring this event.
 
 

tuesday 20 may 2014


Content futures and the new ecosystem: perspectives on convergence, disruption and opportunities for socio-economic benefit

  • Future video/television market – emerging business, policy and regulatory models
  • The rise of connected TV and IP delivered services – transformation of the broadcasting industry?
  • Is OTT a commercial or a regulatory challenge? If the latter, what form should regulation take? What might commercially negotiated solutions and partnership arrangements look like?
  • Content rights clearance and copyright decisions for policy makers and regulators
  • Telecom and media convergence – merging of services, infrastructures and policy/regulation
  • Solutions for medium and longer-term business model planning in disruptive times

In the Chair

  • Karim Lesina, Vice President, International External Affairs, EU, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Trans-Atlantic Relations, AT&T

Keynote Speaker

  • Antonio Martusciello, Commissioner, Authorità per le Garanzie nelle comunicazioni, AGCOM, Italy

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Speakers 

  • Paula Pinha, Director of Public Policy Latin America, Netflix
  • Gilberto Sotto Mayor, Director of Regulatory Planning, NETServicos

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  • Janet Diaz-Pujol, Executive Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Fox International Channels Latin America
  • Luigi Gambardella, Vice President, Relations with International Institutions and Organizations, Public and Regulatory Affairs, Telecom Italia

Internet Governance futures – impact of the Brazil conference and looking forward

  • Were the goals of the Brazil conference met? What were the main outcomes?
  • Examining multi-stakeholder models/approaches moving forward
  • Tackling the thorny issue of global top level domain names
  • Quality of Service and net neutrality regulation

In the Chair

  • Ambassador David A. Gross, Attorney At Law, Wiley Rein LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy

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Speakers 

  • Sharon Gillett, Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft

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  • Nimbe Ewald, Wireless Technologies Director, Regulatory Policy Unit, IFT - Federal Institute of Communications, Mexico

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  • Pablo Bello, Secretary General, Latin American Association of Research Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises (AHCIET)

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  • Rodrigo de la Parra, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, ICANN
  • Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Communications

Closing KEYNOTE session: Tax policy: building certainty and incentives to promote investment and drive universal service and connectivity

  • Examples of tax policy decisions which might have a marked impact on communications investment
  • Ensuring the universality of broadband services - strategies and policy making to bring broadband to remote regions
  • nnovative tax arrangements which will stimulate services and applications to improve social inclusion and to improve competitiveness and productivity
  • Universal Service Fund and the linkage with the national government strategy to achieve universality of broadband

In the Chair

  • Professor Antonio García Zaballos, Lead Specialist and Broadband Platform Coordinator, Telecommunications, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Raúl Katz, President, Telecom Advisory Services LLC & Director, Business Strategy Research, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information

Speakers 

  • Cristina Ruiz de Velasco, Vice President of Institutional Relations and Communications, Nextel México

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  • Andres Maz, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Policy, Cisco

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  • Juan Manuel Wilches, Commissioner, Commission for Communications Regulation, Colombia

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END OF FORUM

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