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2018 IIC Future Leaders Competition

2018 IIC Future Leaders Competition

Promoting original thought

Whilst our members come from the boardrooms and senior strategic teams of national regulatory authorities, the wider TMT industry and highly specialist lawyers, it is widely agreed that some of the most innovative and exciting ideas come from emerging markets and moreover, emerging individuals.

To this end, we are running a competition, sponsored by some of our members, to encourage and promote original thought in the areas of communications and policy from the future leaders of the sector.

The Competition is open to IIC members aged 35 and under, working within the telecommunications, media and technology sector, and runs from 11 June, with the final deadline for entries on 24 August at 4 p.m. BST (GMT+1). To download the competition poster, click here

What you need to do

We are looking for 5,000 words (or equivalent) presented in the form of a digital report or multi-media presentation on the subject of ‘The Sociology of Technology’.

Some suggested areas you might address include:

  • what the theme means to you and the policy issues that might need to be considered
  • the insights and experience that have informed your thinking and how you have developed, tested and refined your ideas
  • international examples that support your thinking
  • how your argument make sense from a financial and competitive point of view

Winning Entries

Annual Conference Mexico City

Annual Conference Mexico City

The overall winner will be invited to attend the Annual Conference in Mexico City with all expenses paid plus £250 spending allowance

Presenting to leading experts

Presenting to leading experts

The winner will present to the sector’s most senior regulators, government ministers, policy strategists and leading legal practitioners

Top 10 entries to be published

Top 10 entries to be published

The top 10 entries will be published online and in a dedicated pull-out supplement to the IIC’s journal, InterMedia

One year's free membership

One year's free membership

The top 10 entrants will also receive a year's free membership to the IIC, giving access to the IIC’s networks and resources

*Read the competition rules here

Judging Panel

The judging panel will comprise distinguished practitioners, thought leaders and academics from the TMT sector and the IIC. They are looking for evidence of

  • a clear point of view
  • awareness and understanding of contending viewpoints
  • a structured, clear, and cogent position and justification for that position
  • commercial awareness and understanding of competition and market forces

Dr Derek Wilding - Chair

Dr Derek Wilding - Chair

Co-Director, Centre for Media Transition, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney

David Fares

David Fares

Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox

Dr Robert Pepper

Dr Robert Pepper

Head, Global Connectivity Policy and Planning, Facebook

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Andrea Millwood Hargrave

Director General, International Institute of Communications

Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson

Former Commissioner at CRTC

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