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Global Industry Leaders Forum 2011 - Forum Programme
Forum Programme

Tuesday 20 September 2011

CHAIRMAN OF THE FORUM: Mr Orlando AYALA, Corporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets, Chief Advisor to the COO, Microsoft


09:30 – 10:30      OPENING PANEL: THE EVOLVING REGULATORY LANDSCAPE


This “big picture” opening panel will set the stage for some of the more detailed discussions in other sessions by exploring how key industry trends are changing the regulatory landscape.

1.            What are the key trends shaping the regulatory landscape?

2.            What does all of this mean for telecommunications regulation?

3.            How is it changing the relationship between industry and regulators?

Interactive panel discussion:

Moderator:

-              Mr Orlando Ayala, Corporate Vice President, Chairman Emerging Markets, Chief Advisor to the COO, Microsoft

Panelists:

-              H.E. Mr Diego Molano Vega, Minister, Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones, Colombia

-              Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

-              Mr Carlos López-Blanco, Director of International Office, Telefónica

-              Mr Petro Yatsuk, Chairman, National Commission for Communication Regulation of Ukraine

 

10:30 – 11.00      COFFEE BREAK


11.00 – 12.00      SESSION 1: TAXATION


As the ICT sector has been generating revenues, some countries have introduced taxes that capture some of this income to bolster government coffers.

1.            What is the current situation and impact on ICT growth?

2.            What are the alternatives?

3.            What are examples where the right balance has been struck?

 

- Presentation of GILF discussion paper on Taxing Telecommunications/ICT services: an overview, by Dr Windfred Mfuh, Associate Fellow, Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (see all Papers and Presentations here).

- Presentation on the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT 12) by Mr Makhtar Fall, Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division, ITU/BDT (see all Papers and Presentations here)

Interactive panel discussion:

Moderator:

-              Dr Windfred Mfuh, Associate Fellow, Centre for Management under Regulation, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick

Panelists:

-              Mr Makhtar Fall, Head, Regulatory and Market Environment Division, ITU/BDT

-              Mr Tom Phillips, Chief Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer, GSM Association

-              Mr Dominique Würges, Director of Institutional Relations, France Telecom Orange

-              Mr Jean Louis Beh Mengue, General Manager, Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications, Cameroon

 

12.00 – 14:00      LUNCH


 

14:00 – 15:00      SESSION 2: INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES DRIVING FUTURE GROWTH


With the advent of broadband in recent years, we have witnessed tremendous growth in new applications and services. Now, with the capacity of handsets evolving to allow for broadband-like capacity, the potential is even greater.

1.            How can regulators stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation in new ICT applications and services?

2.            What can policy-makers do? What incentives can be put in place? What rules are needed?

3.            How is security of information and transactions being addressed? What is working or not?

 

- Presentation of discussion paper on Broadband Enabled Innovation, by Dr Michael L. Best, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology (see all Papers and Presentations here)

Interactive panel discussion:

Moderator:

-              Dr Michael L. Best, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Panelists:

-              Mr Celedonio von Wuthenau, Director, Public Affairs - Central and Latin America Region, Alcatel-Lucent

-              Mr Leslie Martinkovics, Director, International Regulatory Affairs, Verizon

-              Mr Carlos Rebellón, Commissioner, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones, Colombia

 

15:00 – 15.30      COFFEE BREAK


 

15.30 – 15:45      PRESENTATION OF CASE STUDY: USING ICTS TO FOSTER RURAL DEVELOPMENT - THE EXAMPLE OF CAFÉ DE COLOMBIA


15.45 – 16:45      SESSION 3: IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT


Social media has raised some key opportunities and challenges.

1.            Are current telecom regulatory regimes equipped to deal with social media?

2.            Is there a new social contract on privacy? What if anything has changed?

3.            Who is responsible for protecting consumers? Are they sufficiently protected?

 

- Presentation of GILF discussion paper on Confronting the Social Media Regulatory Challenge, by Dr Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (see all Papers and Presentations here)

Interactive panel discussion:

Moderator:

-              Dr Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

Panelists:

-              Mr Eric Loeb, Vice President, International External Affairs, AT&T

-              Mr Jorge Silva Luján, General Director, Microsoft

-              Mr Haiying Wang, Chief Marketing Office, Huawei Technologies

-              Mr Dan Gertsacov, Head of New Markets, Latin America, Google

 

16:45 – 17:00      CLOSING SESSION:          WRAP UP


-              Mr Orlando Ayala, Chairman of the GILF-11

-              Mr Brahima Sanou, BDT Director

-              Mr Cristhian Lizcano Ortiz, Executive Director, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones, Colombia - Chairman of the GSR-11

 


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