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5th October 2021

Small Nations Regulators’ 2021

Communications Policy & Regulation Week, Annual Conference, International Regulators’ Forum, Small Nations Regulators’ Forum, Virtual Event

 

 

 

 

The IIC’s annual Communications Policy and Regulation Week comprises our flagship events:

International Regulators’ Forum
Annual Conference
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum

The Small Nations Regulators’ Forum will follow online the International Regulators Forum on the afternoon of Tuesday 5 October.
Digital Transformation- collaborative and practical approaches to regulating the digital economy

 

This year we are delighted that the International Regulators’ Forum will be hosted online by Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) on 4-5 October and discussions will focus on:
• Secure mobile network evolution
• Connectivity and broadband access
• Online platform regulation & intermediary liability
• Creating a harmonised media framework
• Artificial Intelligence – regulatory initiatives & considerations for telco/content NRAs

 

Save the date – more information to follow soon.

Delegate Fees

IIC MEMBERS
All events are free to attend for Members

International Regulators’ Forum
51st Annual Conference
Small Nations Regulators’ Forum

 

NON-MEMBER (Regulators)
Early Bird Rates, for registrations up to Friday 17 September 2021
International Regulators’ Forum – £125
51st Annual Conference – £125
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £200

Standard Rates, for registrations after Friday 17 September 2021
International Regulators’ Forum – £200
51st Annual Conference – £200
International Regulators’ Forum & Annual Conference – £295

 

NON-MEMBER (Non-Regulators)
Early Bird Rates, for registrations up to Friday 17 September 2021
51st Annual Conference – £125

Standard Rates, for registrations after Friday 17 September 2021
51st Annual Conference – £200

Speakers

Allyson Leacock (Dr) Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority; Director, National Transformation Initiative, Government of Barbados

Dr Allyson Leacock, Chairman of the Barbados Broadcasting Authority and Director of National Transformation Initiative, Government of Barbados, is also an independent media and human development consultant. She led a coalition of 112 Media Houses in 24 Caribbean countries for 12 years and trained over 2000 Caribbean broadcasters. She served on the Executive Board of the Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) and was elected for 2 terms as Chairman of the Global Steering Committee for the World AIDS Campaign. She was also Cultural Affairs Specialist at the US Embassy covering the Caribbean and Officer-In-Charge and Student Coordinator at the University of the West Indies Distance Education Centre (UWIDEC), now the Open Campus.

Dr Leacock has a wide-ranging professional background including in executive management in corporate communications, media, needs assessment, training, human resource development and leadership, as well broadcast media including production and presentation as TV News Anchor, and as General Manager of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation.

She holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Technology, Concordia University, Canada and BA (Double First Class Honours) in English and Education and the Diploma in Education (Dip.Ed with distinction) from Stirling University, UK. Her training also includes Diplomas in Human Resource Management, Facility Management, Arts Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

A former national athlete, gymnast, dancer and actress, Dr Leacock is trained in sign language, is a volunteer with Special Olympics and Barbados Council for the Disabled.

Sonji Myles Acting Executive Director, Utilities Regulation & Competition Office (OfReg)

Sonji Myles is currently the Acting Executive Director for ICT and holds the substantive post of Deputy Director for ICT and as such is responsible for directing and overseeing the regulation and development of the ICT sector in the Cayman Islands. Mr Myles also represents the ICT sector on the Office’s Board of Directors and formally served as Acting Secretary to the ICTA and OfReg. He continues to server as Assistant Secretary.

Having worked in the Office from inception and previous to that as a senior member of the ICTA , Mr Myles has a wealth of experience in ICT regulatory matters, ICT policy and strategic development, cybersecurity, licensing, compliance and enforcement.

To compliment his current role, Mr Myles brings with him a wealth of varied professional experience including but not limited to; ICT policy, public administration, public policy and strategic development, IT networking and security, regulatory compliance, public sector investigations, data protection, emergency communications, legal analysis and drafting and law enforcement.

Mr Myles has previously served as a public servant in several roles, including Assistant Manager of the 911 Emergency Communications Centre (now Public Safety Communications), where he assisted in the overall direction and management of the country’s emergency call handling and services dispatch centre. He also served as member of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, last as a Detective Sergeant responsible for management of serious crime investigations. He has served as Complaints Investigator with the CI Complaints Commissioners Office (now Ombudsman), resolving public administration disputes and liaising with public sector entities to develop policies/action plans to ensure compliance with laws and policies towards exercising good public administration. Sonji also served as Analyst with the Information Commissioners Office, where he formed part of the initial ICO team responsible for establishing and developing that Office and was responsible for analysing and mediating freedom of information complaints as well as providing policy development support and training.

Mr Myles holds a Bachelors of Law Degree from the University of Liverpool, is a accredited Facilitative Mediator and hold numerous other specialised IT, ICT, management, public administration and law enforcement training certifications and accomplishments.

Mr Myles is the Deputy Chairperson of the Labour Appeals Tribunal and a former legal representative to the CI Disability Policy Steering.

Tim Ringsdore Chief Executive and Board Member, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)

Tim Ringsdore has over 15 years extensive experience as a Managing Director within the telecoms industry, working at Board level across the Channel Islands, London and the Caribbean. This included working with various regulatory bodies and building strong relationships which resulted in positive outcomes for all parties. Mr Ringsdore has a passion for delivering high standards of customer experience alongside key strategic objectives.

Mr Ringsdore was Managing Director of Jersey Telecom and was pivotal in setting up Wave Telecom in Guernsey in 2002. He had responsibility for consumers and corporate clients across both Islands. Mr Ringsdore was also instrumental in developing JT’s global business with the acquisition of Worldstone in 2012.

Mr Ringsdore has moved back to the Channel Islands to join JCRA after leading Cable & Wireless as Managing Director based in the British Virgin Islands. He had jurisdictional and overall financial responsibility for the Cable & Wireless business in the BVI and was responsible for developing relationships with government, the industry regulator and corporate clients. During this time, he successfully restructured and rebranded the business to help improve credibility and the customer experience.

Working for JCRA, Mr Ringsdore will focus on delivering strong results which will support the economic strategic objectives for the governments in both Islands. He will help ensure that Channel Islanders receive the best value, choice and access to high quality services in addition to promoting competition and consumers’ interests.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

14:00-16:00 BST Digital Transformation- collaborative and practical approaches to regulating the digital economy

How are regulators in smaller countries and economies preparing for, and rising to, the challenge? Opening speakers will set the scene by describing where they are on the digital transformation spectrum, the key challenges they are facing as regulators, and how sharing experiences with fellow SNRF members can help.

Moderator
Dr Allyson Leacock, Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority; Director, National Transformation Initiative, Government of Barbados

Panellists include
Tim Ringsdore, CEO, Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA)
Sonji Myles, Acting Executive Director, Utilities Regulation & Competition Office (OfReg)

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Event details
Date:
5th October 2021
Location:
Virtual
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