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24th June 2021 - 9:00 am

International Symposium on 5G and Driving the Benefits of Big Data

Hybrid: Virtual & in person

International Symposium organised by International Institute of Communications (IIC) and hosted by Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (Office of The NBTC), Thailand

Thursday 24 June 2021
Time: 09:00 ICT / 03:00 BST / 12:00 AEST / 22:00 EDT 

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International Symposium organised by International Institute of Communications (IIC) and hosted by Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (Office of The NBTC), Thailand

Thursday 24 June 2021
Time: 09:00 ICT / 03:00 BST / 12:00 AEST / 22:00 EDT 

To register, please click here

Speakers

Chris Chapman President, International Institute of Communications; Chairman, Nihilent Australia Pty Limited

Chris Chapman was appointed President of the International Institute of Communications on 1 April 2016.

Mr Chapman previously held the position of Chairman and CEO of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). He was appointed in February 2006 and was re-appointed for a 2nd five year term in October 2010 until April 2016. He was appointed an Associate Member of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in September 2007.

Mr Chapman is a seasoned executive with experience in the media, broadcasting and film, internet, telecommunications, sports rights and infrastructure development worlds.

Before joining ACMA, Mr Chapman held a number of senior management positions with the Seven Network, Stadium Australia Management, Optus and Babcock & Brown. He has also been the Chairman of Film Australia and Sports Vision Australia, and a previous member of the National Film and Sound Archives’ Advisory Council.

Mr Chapman has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and has completed the Harvard Business School AMP program.

David Hermawan Country Digital Acceleration (CDA), Head of Industrie 4.0, Cisco

David Hermawan has more than 15 years of international and national experience in enterprise business development, sales, strategic management, product development and project management excellence, for manufacturing, electronics, IT, healthcare, and EPCM (Engineering Procurement Construction and Management) industries with Fortune 500 enterprises, as well as major conglomerates groups. Mr Hermawan drives AIoT (Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things) business and ecosystem from cloud to edge, across diverse sectors such as Industrial, Vision analytics, Healthcare, Smart City and Retail Technology.

General Sukit Khamasundara Acting Chairman and Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

General Sukit Khamasundara is NBTC Commissioner Acting Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC).

General Sukit Khamasundara has previously held prestigious positions in the Royal Thai Armed Forces, as well as involved in significant infrastructure projects in Thailand.

He was a Member of the Committee to Formulate the Policy for the Provision of Universal Basic Telecommunications Services and Social Services at National Telecommunications Commission and Advisory Board of the Management of Doctoral Philosophy Program in Political Science at Burapha University.

General Sukit Khamasundara holds the following qualifications:
Bachelor of Science Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Class 20, MA in Political Science (Security Resources Management), Burapha University and Joint Staff Course, Command and General Staff College.
Additionally, he has a Certificate, National Defence College of Thailand, Class 44, Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering), the Board of Control of the Professional Engineering and a Certificate, Top Executive Program, Capital Market Academy, Class 15.

Guillaume Mascot Head of Government Relations Asia-pacific & Japan, Nokia

Guillaume Mascot is in charge of Government Relations for Nokia in APJ (Asia-Pacific, Japan) & India. He oversees all aspects of current and future policy and regulation in the Asia-Pacific region. In this role, he is working with institutions and other relevant stakeholders to create a favourable political and regulatory environment to foster public and private investment in the digital and broadband industries with a focus on innovation for sustainable growth, competitiveness, and quality of life in a connected environment.

Previously, Mr Mascot led Alcatel-Lucent’s EU representation in Brussels, managed European Affairs and engaged with the European institutions. He was a board member of the EIF (European Internet Foundation) – a European think tank supporting European political leadership for the development of European multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital revolution – and was also an associate member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

Mr Mascot holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a major on Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Lille.

Jean-Jacques Sahel Asia-Pacific Information and Content Policy Lead, Google; Director, International Institute of Communications

Jean-Jacques Sahel was appointed Asia-Pacific Information Policy Lead at Google in November 2019, overseeing Google’s public policy approach in the region for issues including misinformation, online safety and intermediary liability.

He has been involved in international government and regulatory affairs for over 15 years in both the private and government sectors. Before joining Google, Mr Sahel was Managing Director of ICANN’s Brussels office and led the organisation’s corporate strategy and operations across the European region. He also led ICANN’s strategic plan for outreach, support and engagement with governments, private sector, and user groups throughout Europe, and worldwide for civil society.

Previously, Mr Sahel headed government and regulatory affairs for Skype, then digital policy at Microsoft for Europe, Middle-East & Africa regions. He had started his career in the City of London, before spending several years in the UK Government, leading in particular its international telecommunications policy.

Ex officio, Mr Sahel chaired the UK Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC) from 2009-2019 and continues to serve on the IIC’s Board. He was a member of OSAB, the Advisory Board of UK communications regulator Ofcom for 2 terms until 2016. He has authored articles and research in both mainstream media and academic publications particularly on Internet policy and governance.

Kuek Yu-Chuang Vice President, International Business, iQIYI.com

Kuek Yu-Chuang is iQIYI’s VP for International Business. In this role, Kuek oversees the strategic planning, marketing, business development and public affairs functions for iQIYI International. Prior to joining the company, Kuek held executive positions at Netflix, ICANN and Yahoo!. Kuek began his career as a diplomat and trade negotiator with the Singapore government. Kuek pursued his undergraduate studies at Peking University and later obtained post-graduate degrees from Harvard University and INSEAD.

Lim May-Ann Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association; Managing Director, Technology Research Project Corporate (TRPC)

May-Ann Lim is the Managing Director of research consultancy TRPC Pte Ltd, and is concurrently the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). She has extensive experience in public policy, technology policy development, and government relations communications across the Asia Pacific, and has worked with many global, regional, and local organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, the ACCA, and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), on thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts, such as the development of the ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2020.

She was appointed to the Singapore Data Protection Appeal Panel 2019-2021, and also sits on various task forces, such as the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Digital ASEAN Taskforce, the Data & Jurisdiction Team for the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, and has served as Exco member for the Internet Society (ISOC) Singapore Chapter. Her career has spanned global, regional and local institutions, including the World Bank, World Vision, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and the Singapore Internet Project.

Based in Singapore, Ms Lim also volunteers as the Head of Digital Literacy Programmes with Engineering Good, an NGO focusing on digital inclusion and assistive technology, and lectures on InfoComm Policy in the Department of Communications and New Media at her alma mater, the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Michel Van Bellinghen Chairperson of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication) 2021; Chairman of the Council, Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT)

Michel Van Bellinghen, Master of Laws (UCL), started off at the university in 1990 as a researcher, then became an assistant under the supervision of Professor Françoise Tulkens, at the UCL Laws Centre for Criminal Law.

Mr Van Bellinghen has been elected to serve as Chairperson of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication) in 2021, having served as a vice-chair in 2020.

Mr Van Bellingham became an assistant advisor at the Ministry of Justice in 1992 under the supervision of Professor Marc Bossuyt and joined the BIPT in 1997. From 1999 to 2003 he held the position of expert at the private office of Rik Daems, who was the Federal Telecommunications Minister at the time, and afterwards took up the function of Assistant Head of the Private Office. From 2003 until 2009 he was nominated Member of the BIPT Council for the first time. Following this mandate he remained closely affiliated to the Council and supervised the legal department of the regulator during a number of years. He has written scientific publications. In 2013 he held a position on the Council as a Member and in January 2017 he was assigned Chairman of the BIPT Council.

 

Pakorn Apaphant (Dr) Executive Director, Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency , Thailand

Dr Pakorn Apaphant is Executive Director, Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, (Public Organization).

He also holds the position of Director & Audit Committee Dhanarak Asset Development Co.,Ltd and Director, DAD SPV,Co.Ltd.

Dr Pakorn has previously held the positions of: Board of Directors, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand 2019-2020); Board of Directors, Expressw Authority of Thailand (2017-2020); Chairman & Chairman of Audit Committee, Nex Point Public Company Limited (2017-1019); Subcommittee on Information and Communication Affairs, Commission of Science, Information Technology and Mass Communication (2015-2019); Subcommittee on Space Affairs, Commission of  Science, Information Technology and Mass Communication (2015-2019); Honorary Adviser, Commission of Science, Information Technology and Mass Communication (2014-2019); Director & Audit Committee, Eastern Commercial Leasing Public Co.,Ltd (2008-2018); Director, Data Mining Co., Ltd (2014-2017); Division Director, Loxley Public Company Limited (2012-2017); Board of Directors, Software Industry Promotion Agency (Public Organization) (2013-2014); Chief, Research and Development Division, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (Public Organization) (2000-2012); Special Lecturer, Graduate School/ College of Engineering, Rangsit University (1999-2008); Special Lecturer, Graduate School/ Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University (2004-2005); Scientist, Thailand Remote Sensing Center, National Research Council of Thailand (1999-2002).

Dr Parkorn has been Vice – Chair for Social Issues, Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) (2011-2012); Chair, Working Group on Information Systems and Services (WGISS), Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) (2009-2011); Chair; Earth Monitoring Group, Asia Pacific Advance Network (APAN) (2005-2007).

Dr Pakorn has been involved in the following research projects:   Researcher, “Impacts of 2015 ASEAN Economics Community on Tourism of Thailand: The Promotion to Strengthen Thailand as the Regional Center of Creative Tourism Project”, Thailand Research Fund (2012-2013); Researcher, “Demonstration Study on Advancing Global Change Research Approaches Based on Inter-Agency Collaboration and Data Infrastructure of GENESI and GeoBrain Project”, (CBA2011-16NSY-Li), Asia Pacific Research for Global Change Research (APN) (2011-2013);  Researcher, Kasetsart University, “Computer and Networks Architectures Project”, Integrated Natural Resource and Environment Information Center, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand (2008-2009); Researcher, “Inter-Agency Collaborative Technologies in Earth Observations (EO) for Global Change Research in the Asia Pacific Region Project” (CBA2008-13NSG-Li), Asia Pacific Research for Global Change Research (APN) (2008);  Adviser, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, “Land Information System Project”, Department of Land, Ministry of Interior, Thailand (2005-2006); Researcher, “Guideline on the Natural Disaster Early Warning Applications Project” , National Research Council of Thailand (2004-2005); Adviser, Chulalongkorn University, “Study on Geo-informatics System of Office of the National Security Council Project”, Office of the National Security Council, Thailand (2004-2005); Researcher, “Real time Spatial Data Logging Device for Open GIS Royal Thai Government Project (RTG) for Joint research project”, FY2003, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (2003-2004).

Dr Apaphant has a PhD Civil Engineering (Geomatics,) Purdue University, Indiana, USA, MSc. (Engineering) – Civil Engineering (Remote Sensing/GIS), Purdue University, Indiana, USA and BEng (Mechanical Engineering), King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.

Sanda S T Cheuk Deputy Director-General (Telecommunications), Office of the Communications Authority, Hong Kong, China

Sanda S T Cheuk is currently the Deputy Director-General (Telecommunications) of the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. OFCA is the executive arm of the Communications Authority which is an independent unified regulator for both the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in Hong Kong. Mr Cheuk is responsible for overseeing all matters in relation to the regulation of the telecommunications sector, management of radio spectrum and enforcement of competition and consumer protection laws in the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors.

Mr Cheuk was trained as a professional engineer and has developed his career in the telecommunications field. After gaining experience in the private sector, he joined the Government and has worked in OFCA and the former Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) for over 20 years. He is currently a Corporate Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Mr Cheuk holds a bachelor degree in electronics engineering and a master degree in business administration (technology management).

Thomas E Abell Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Digital Technology for Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Thomas Abell is the Chief of ADB’s Digital Technology for Development Unit, which promotes the effective use of digital technology across ADB programs to improve development impact. His team works with ADB member countries in supporting the transition to the digital economy and provides assistance across many areas, including eGovernment, tech startup ecosystems, technology policy, and industry partnerships.

Mr Abell has over 30 years of professional experience in digital technology, including technology policy and strategy, software development, and systems architecture. During his 10+ years of experience in international development, he has worked extensively across Asia, Africa and Latin America, working with governments, development organisations, NGOs and corporations.

He has authored many publications on technology innovation in development, focused mainly on education, financial inclusion and agriculture.

Mr Abell has Master’s degrees in Engineerring and Management and a Bachelors degree in Engineering from MIT.

Tidaporn Santimanawong Senior Director - Technology Cloud Engineer, Oracle ASEAN

Tidaporn Santimanawong leads the technology cloud engineering team for Oracle ASEAN. She plays an instrumental role in driving for Oracle’s flagship Data Management Cloud portfolio. With over 27 years of experience in functional/technology and leadership, Ms Santimanawong has led teams of high performance cloud engineering and has also focussed on customer centricity and she aims for driving customer advocacy.

Ms Santimanawong is responsible for the hypergrowth bookings and revenue of Oracle Cloud’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud offerings and Cloud@Customer. As well as managing this business through the adoption of Oracle’s emerging cloud innovation.

More than 20 of those years have been with Oracle across different portfolios in ASEAN.  Ms Santimanawong has held other roles within the company, where she focused on technology consulting and implementation services in large, global projects across the telecommunications, financial services, and government sectors.

Wilhelm Eschweiler (Dr) Vice President, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Germany

Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler, one of the two Vice Presidents of the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), is responsible for telecommunications and rail.

He was Chair of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) in 2016.

Prior to his current position, he worked in several senior positions in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. He was Head of Unit for the European ICT Policy from 2007 until April 2014 and Head of Unit for International Telecoms and Postal Services Policy from 2002 until 2006. Prior to that, he worked as an advisor for regulatory policy from 1998 until 2002.

After graduating from the University of Bonn with a degree in Law (Second State Examination) he started his career at the Federal Ministry of Post and Telecommunications from 1992 until 1994 including a mandatory secondment to the Directorate-General Information Society and Media of the European Commission in Brussels. From 1995 until 1997 he worked in the Office of the Minister Dr. Wolfgang Bötsch.

Dr. Eschweiler holds a degree in Law from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and spent two terms at the University of Lausanne.

Moderators

Andrea Millwood Hargrave Principal, Millwood Hargrave Ltd

Andrea Gita Millwood Hargrave is an independent consultant, with a keen interest in policy making and its consequences, in the converging communications environment.

Most recently the IIC’s Director of Regulatory Fora, Andrea was the IIC’s Director General from February 2009-March 2020. Andrea has published widely on media policy in an international context and has a keen interest in communications and digital literacy. An Associate of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, University of Oxford, and serving as an Expert with the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS), she has acted as an Expert for both the European Union and the Council of Europe, as well as working in an advisory capacity for a number of international organisations. She served as a regulator for content delivery organisations in the UK for many years.

Notachard Chintakanond Executive Director, International Affairs Bureau, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Notachard Chintakanond is the Executive Director of the International Affairs Bureau at Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (Office of the NBTC).

Mr Chintakanond is in charge of all international – related matters for Office of the NBTC. He has extensively in close cooperation with many international forums such as ITU, APT, APEC, ASEAN, WTO, ATRC as well other international collaborations. He has contributed greatly for Office of the NBTC’s work through his responsibilities covering all liberalizations and negotiations under various regional trading arrangements such as cooperation under ASEAN Telecom Regulators Council (ATRC); Spectrum coordination; Collaboration on regulatory issues with overseas regulators as well as Bilateral cooperation with other international regulatory bodies. He has also been main negotiator for Telecommunications issues under various FTA negotiations including the recently concluded RCEP 2020.

Mr Chintakanond joined the Office of the NBTC in 2009 as a Senior Analyst, Director of Policy and Planning Division, Senior Expert in Policy and Planning and Executive Director of International Affairs Bureau, respectively.

Previously, he has been Trade Negotiator at the Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN) where he was the US Desk Officer responsible, in particular, for all trade related matters and trade negotiations with the US. Later on, he worked as Foreign Relations Supervisor at the Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP) where his capability covered a wide range of issues including Internationalization, Innovation, Informal Sector, Intellectual Property, and Capacity Building.

Mr Chintakanond holds a Master Degree in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, England and Bachelor Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Furthermore, He has completed The Civil Service Executive Development Program: Visionary and Moral Leadership.

Pratompong Srinuan Senior Economic Expert, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC)

Pratompong Srinuan is a senior economic expert at the Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand, where his main responsibilities focus on economic regulations. He has recently been involved with the spectrum designs and auctions (organised in 2015, 2018, and 2020), competition, spectrum re-farming, and price regulations. He is currently working on a preparation of 3.5GHz band, and a spectrum auction of 1800 MHz, 3500 MHz, and 28 GHz that will be held in the early part of 2022.

Mr Srinuan received his PhD in technology management and Economics from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. He also has a bachelor and masters degree in Economics.

Sudharma Yoonaidharma (Professor) Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand; Chairman, Thailand Chapter

Currently Professor Sudharma Yoonaidharma serves as Commissioner for Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand.

He currently also holds positions as Commissioner, Higher Education Commission; Legal Expert on Committee on Digital Economy Infrastructure and is a Member of Directors of the Chulabhorn Royal Institute. He was also a Commissioner of the National Telecommunication Commission (2004-2010) – a predecessor of the current National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC).

Professor Yoonaidharma was the former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the NTC appointment, he taught business and economic law at Chulalongkorn University. There, he held senior posts, including Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Director General of the Intellectual Property Institute and Director General of the Science and Technology Law Center. Through the years, Professor Yoonaidharma’s other activities included the drafting of telecommunications and e‐commerce laws, and a proposal to liberalise and privatise government‐owned operators. He was appointed as a World Bank transport and telecommunications expert to work with the Ministry of Finance to facilitate corporatisation of public utility service agencies, and also prepared a position paper for the Thai Government to negotiate telecommunication services under the Uruguay Round leading to the Thai Schedule of Commitment of 1994 and 1996.

Professor Yoonaidharma has been the lead telecommunication negotiation delegate for the Japan‐Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement, Thailand‐US Free Trade Agreement (suspended), Thailand‐India Economic Cooperation Agreement, ASEAN‐China Closer Economic Cooperation Agreement and Thailand‐Australia Free Trade Agreement. He was nominated as the Chairman of the ASEAN Telecommunication Regulators Council (ATRC) in 2009, Co‐Chair of ASEAN‐Japan Telecommunication Dialogue and Co‐Chair of ASEAN‐China Telecommunication Dialogue.

Professor Yoonaidharma, a notable speaker at many international meetings and conferences, also teaches Telecommunications Law for Masters degrees at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University.

Thursday 24 June 2021

09:00-09:45 (Bankgkok) Opening and Keynote

Opening of event:

Opening Remarks:
General Sukit Khamasundara, Acting Chairman and Commissioner, The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission

Reciprocal Remarks by:
Chris Chapman, President, International Institute of Communications

Keynote address:
Interrelations between 5G and big data – why the one feeds into the other

 

 

09:45-10:00 (Bangkok) Refreshments
10:00-11:00 (Bangkok) Session 1: Strategies for driving 5G

Now that commercial launches of 5G are underway, we have an opportunity to compare the different strategies being adopted internationally and consider what are the success factors for investment and adoption in the aspect of:

  • The Evolution of infrastructure: current and future plans to support 5G.
  • Encouraging demand
  • Policy making and regulatory principles.

Questions
1. What should governments do to promote investment and to improve the quality of backbone infrastructure for 5G connectivity?

2. How could 5G affect/ improve the business model and create value in a business value chain?

3. Do you think 5G would be the key for post COVID-19’s economy recovered?

 

 

11:00-12:00 (Bangkok) Session 2: Creating and Seizing the Opportunities offered by Big Data – Case Studies

Though still in their infancy, products and services that use Big Data are being introduced across finance, healthcare, retail, transport, manufacturing, and agriculture – strategic industries that together drive the economic dynamism of both emerging and mature economies.

o Agriculture
o Healthcare
o Smart Cities
o Banking

Questions:
1. How has Big Data revolutionised your industry and what will the direction be in the future?
2. What is the challenge for Big Data in your industry supply chain?
3. What impact has Big Data had on your industry during the COVID-19 pandemic?

 

 

 

12:00-13:00 (Bangkok) Lunch
13:00-14:00 (Bangkok) Session 3: Infrastructure and policy requirements to support Big Data

What are the critical components to enable the growth of Big Data and what is its interrelationship with AI?

o Infrastructure: Cloud, Broadband and fixed/mobile
o Capacity Building
o Building online trust and confidence

Questions:
1. What should governments do to promote investment in Big Data?
2. How can governments ensure skills are developed and not lost to other more developed industries?
3. How can governments help to overcome resistance to and distrust of Big Data (and AI)?

 

14:00-14:15 (Bangkok) Refreshments
14:15-15:15 (Bangkok) Session 4: The need for regulatory change and the regulators' role

Do regulators have the means to prepare for the major technological opportunities offered by both 5G and big data, and what more do they need? How can governments (and regulators) ensure that all can benefit from these changes?

 

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Event details
Date:
24th June 2021
Time:
9:00 am
Location:
Hybrid Event / Thailand
Region:
Asia Pacific
Chapter:
Thailand

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