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GSR13 Programme - Day 1

  Wednesday 3 July 2013

   Global Regulators-Industry Dialogue


07h30 - 09h00    REGISTRATION
09h00 - 10h00   OPENING CEREMONY
 
- Message from H.E. Mr Bronislaw Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland 
- Mr Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Ms Magdalena Gaj, President, Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), Poland and GSR13 Chair
 
10h00 - 10h15     COFFEE BREAK
10h15 - 12h00     OPENING DEBATE:  BUILDING THE FUTURE DIGITAL SOCIETY

- Youth and employment: How to foster social and economic opportunities for next generations?
- Digital Policies 4.0: Adopting human centric policies in a digital era
- What role for regulators? Partners in innovation and education fostering digital inclusion of all for a smart information society (Digital School and Digital Inclusion of 50+, SME, Low Income Families)?

Moderator:
- Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), ITU
Panelists:
- H.E. Mr Michal Boni, Minister of Administration and Digitization of Poland
- Ms Mignon Clyburn, Acting Chairwoman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States 
- Mr Mohammed Al Amer, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain (GSR14 Chair)
- Ms Anne Bouverot, Director General & Member of the Board, GSM Association (GSMA), United Kingdom
- Mr John Davies, Commissioner, Broadband Commission
- Mr Richard Allan, Director EMEA, Facebook

Closing Keynote: Ms Neelie Kroes, Vice-President, European Commission (EC)
12h00 - 14h00      LUNCH
14h00 - 15h30      SESSION I: LOOKING FOR SPECTRUM?
 
- Presentation of the GSR discussion paper on TV White Spaces: Managing the spaces or better managing inefficiencies?  Mr Cristian Gomez, Spectrum Regulation and Policy Officer, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau (BR)

- White spaces: hunting for new spectrum opportunities, are white spaces the answer? Is there a need for regulation? Who should regulate?
- Digital dividend 1 and 2: what impact on digital broadcasting?
- How to improve economies of scale?

Moderator:
- Prof. John Nkoma, Director-General, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)
Paneliststs:
- Mr François Rancy, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), ITU 
- Mr Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive, InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
- Mr Göran Marby, Director-General, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)
- Mr Shiv K. Bakhshi, Vice-President Industry Relations, Ericsson
- Mr Peter Pitsch, Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
- Ms Agata Waclawik-Wejman, Head Public Policy, Google
- Mr Lixin Sun, Head of Wireless Standard & Spectrum Policy, Huawei
 
 
15h30 - 15h45     COFFEE BREAK
15h45 - 17h00     SESSION II: Are standards the crux of ICT businesses in today’s digital world?
 
- Presentation of the GSR background paper on the role of standards in a digital economy,
Dr Rudi Bekkers, Asst. Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

- Patents and standards : understanding the RAND-based patent policy, the current hold up debate
- The impact of patents and standards on the industry and the economy as a whole
- Why are standards important for economic and social growth?

Moderator:

Mr Antoine Dore, Senior Legal Officer, ITU Legal Affairs Unit
Panelists:
- Ms Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
- Ms Marieke Scholz, Senior Case Handler,  EC Directorate General Competition
- Dr Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Commissioner, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand