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GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

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Dr. The Honourable Hubert A. MinnisPrime Minister
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GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole]The Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

Hubert Alexander Minnis, M.D., was born in Bain Town, Nassau, to Rosalie North and Randolph Minnis on 16 April 1954.


Education:

He obtained his early education at Our Lady’s Primary School, Western Junior and his secondary education St. Augustine’s College, Nassau from which he graduated in 1971.

He attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A (1971-1975) and graduated with a Bachelor degree with a concentration in Biology. That same year, he entered the Faculty of Medicine at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He obtained the MBBS degree in medicine in 1980.

Dr. Minnis did his internship at the Princess Margaret Hospital and served as a physician at that institution until such time that he sought specialization abroad. Dr. Minnis completed his specialized studies in Jamaica in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1985. He is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (MRCOG) and a Fellow of The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FRCOG).

Dr. Minnis returned home and began serving the Bahamian people at the Princess Margaret Hospital as a specialist physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. While at the Princess Margaret Hospital he served as a Consultant and Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as Deputy Chief of Staff. He had a stellar medical career in both the public and private sectors where it is estimated that Dr. Minnis delivered over five thousand babies.

As a part of his commitment to the wider community, Dr. Minnis served as president of the Medical Association of The Bahamas (MAB), and as a member of the Government appointed Medical Council. He also served as chairman of the Hotel Corporation of The Bahamas and was an associate lecturer at the University of West Indies in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He has a special interest in, and dedication to, the promotion of Bahamian ownership in the economy and in the redevelopment of traditional Over-the-Hill communities where he still retains deep roots and connections.

Political Career

Dr. Minnis was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the New Providence constituency of Killarney in 2007, as a member of the Free National Movement. He served as Minister of Health from 2007 – 2012. He was re-elected again in the 2012

General Election and became Leader of the Free National Movement and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the House of Assembly. At the Free National Movement’s Convention in November of 2014, Dr. Minnis was re-elected as the Leader of the FNM Party.

In December 2016 Dr. Minnis ceased to be the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the House of Assembly, but maintained his position as FNM Party Leader.

Dr. Minnis became Prime Minister following the General Election held on May 10, 2017, when his party, the FNM, won an overwhelming victory, capturing 35 of the 39 seats in the House of Assembly.    

On May 12, 2017, Dr. Minnis was officially sworn in by Her Excellency the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, as the fourth Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in a ceremony held at Government House.

A Roman Catholic, Dr. Minnis is married to the former Patricia Beneby and is the father of three children and five grandchildren.

An expert cowbeller for the celebrated Junkanoo group, the Saxons Super Stars, Dr. Minnis enjoys “rushing” on Bay Street during the annual Boxing and New Year’s Day Junkanoo Parades. His other interests include reading, working out at the gym, and spending time with family.

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HoulinSecretary-General
International Telecommunication UnionShow
http://www.itu.int/en/osg/Pages/biography-zhao.aspxGSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole]Mr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد
Houlin Zhao was elected 19th Secretary-General of the ITU at the Busan Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2014. He took up his post on 1 January, 2015​.

Prior to his election, he served two terms of office as ITU Deputy Secretary-General (2007-2014), as well as two terms as elected Director of ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (1999-2006).​ He is committed to further streamlining ITU's efficiency, to strengthening its membership base through greater involvement of the academic community and of small- and medium-sized enterprises, and to broadening multistakeholder participation in ITU's work.

He is married with one son and two grandchildren.​

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Senator The Hon. Carl Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
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GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole]The Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

Carl Bethel was called to the Bahamas Bar in 1985 following studies at the Winton House and Yately Manor in the United Kingdom, Lester B. Pearson College, Canada (International Baccalaureate), the London School of Economics (LL.B. Hons.) and Holborn Law Tutores, London, England. He is a member of Lincoln's Inn, London, England.

A veteran attorney-at-law, Carl Bethel was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015 and led the firm Bethel Moss and Co as Senior partner for number of years.

Mr. Bethel to represented the Holy Cross Constituency in the House of Assembly between 1992 and 2002. Between 2005 and 2007 Mr. Bethel served as a Free National Movement (FNM) Senator.

In the 2007 general elections he won re-election to parliament for the Sea Breeze constituency.

He has served as Minister of State for Economic Development, Minister of Economic Development, Attorney General and Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture.

A former President of the Torchbearers Youth Association of the FNM, he has served as National Chairman of the FNM, 2003 - 2005 and again from 2009 - 2012.

Following the 2017 general elections, Mr. Bethel was appointed and currently serves as the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

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BrahimaDirector, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT)
International Telecommunication UnionShow
http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/bdt-director/Pages/default.aspxGSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole]Mr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد
Mr Brahima Sanou has been Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) since January 2011. Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term.

He draws on over thirty years of experience in the ICT sector at national and international level. 

A national of Burkina Faso, Mr Sanou is committed to promoting ICT as a major driving force for sustainable socio-economic development, in particular in least developed countries, remote and rural regions and amongst persons with special needs. His focus is on sharing knowledge and coordinated resources through multi-stakeholder, cross-sector platforms such as the m-Powering Development Initiative, the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative and the ITU Academy.

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RandolChairman
Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA)Show
GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17 [120] GSR Opening Ceremony, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 12/July/2017 14:00-15:00GSR17120GSR Opening Ceremony7/12/2017 14:007/12/2017 15:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole][HideRole]Mr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدThe Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

Randol M Dorsett is the Chairman of the Utilities Regulations and Competition Authority (URCA). He is a practicing Lawyer and a specialist in International and Commercial Law admitted to practice in both the New York and The Bahamas. Randol has developed a successful litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and is a former Partner at Graham Thompson, one the leading law firms in The Bahamas. At URCA, Randol has overseen activities to support the Government’s liberalization of the Cellular Mobile market and to establish URCA as the Regulator for the Electricity Sector. Randol is an adjunct Law Lecturer at the University of The Bahamas. He is married to Nicolette Dorsett and they are the parents and guardians of two children, their son Randol Jr., and nephew Ricardo.

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GSR17 [1210] Coffee Break / Photo Opportunity, : 12/July/2017 15:00-15:15GSR17 [1210] Coffee Break / Photo Opportunity, : 12/July/2017 15:00-15:15GSR171210Coffee Break / Photo Opportunity7/12/2017 15:007/12/2017 15:15[PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE]
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GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]
​This high-Level debate will examine… 
  • Digital transformation and smart societies: are machines taking over? 
  • How is automation and artificial intelligence going to revolutionize the way we live? 
  • What will be the social and economic impact of digital transformation and smart societies? 
  • What are the policies and regulations needed to sustain digital transformation? Collective thinking for collaborative approaches?
  • Is digital transformation a prerequisite to achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda?
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BrahimaBDT Director
International Telecommunication UnionShow
http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/bdt-director/Pages/default.aspxGSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد
Mr Brahima Sanou has been Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) since January 2011. Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term.

He draws on over thirty years of experience in the ICT sector at national and international level. 

A national of Burkina Faso, Mr Sanou is committed to promoting ICT as a major driving force for sustainable socio-economic development, in particular in least developed countries, remote and rural regions and amongst persons with special needs. His focus is on sharing knowledge and coordinated resources through multi-stakeholder, cross-sector platforms such as the m-Powering Development Initiative, the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative and the ITU Academy.

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KemalChief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications
ITU/BDTShow
GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتور

Mr Kemal Huseinovic is the Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department at ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT).  His Department is promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. This includes the provision of guidelines and tools for the development of policy and regulatory frameworks, financing policies and strategies, development of telecommunication and IP-based networks, promotion of pervasive broadband deployment, digital broadcasting and spectrum management, and the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT applications while enhancing cyber-security. It covers also the promotion of access and use of telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.  

Before joining ITU in 2014, Mr Huseinovic was  Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds two Master Degrees and a PhD on "Competition Enlargement through Establishment and Development of Regulatory Authorities of Communication Market".

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StephenChief Executive Officer
URCAShow
GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدThe Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما
Mr. Stephen Bereaux was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in March of 2017 having previously served as Director of Policy and Regulation (DPR) from July 2012 until his appointment as CEO. An Attorney by profession, Mr. Bereaux joined URCA in 2010 as a Senior Case Officer. Prior to his appointment with URCA, Bereaux was Senior Manager for Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Corproate Secretary at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT).
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DenisMember of UN Broadband Commission / Chairman, Digicel
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GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Denis O’Brien founded Esat Telecom Group (“Esat”) in 1991 to compete against the former state-owned telephone company in Ireland, Eircom plc. In October 1997, Esat, of which Denis was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, listed on Nasdaq (New York), Easdaq (Amsterdam) and the Iseq (Dublin). Esat, over a five-year period, raised $1 billion in equity and bonds in a number of successful U.S. and European public offerings.

Esat established itself as the number two telecommunications company across the full spectrum of telecommunications services (corporate and residential), fixed-line, GSM mobile, data and internet services and brought real competition and choice to the Irish telecommunications market. Esat Telecom Group plc was sold to British Telecom Group plc in January 2000 for $2.8 billion. Denis was voted Ireland’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 in the inaugural running of the worldwide competition organised and sponsored by Ernst & Young.

Denis is also a director of a number of private companies, which hold some of his other business interests including Quinta do Lago SA, Topaz Energy Group Limited and Communicorp Group Limited. In addition, Denis is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Frontline, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and a member of the board of Concern Worldwide.

He holds a B.A. from University College Dublin and an MBA from Boston College, and he has an honorary Doctorate of Laws from University College Dublin. Denis is also Chairman of Digicel Holdings Ltd. and Digicel PNG, subsidiaries of Digicel Group Ltd. Denis has been Chairman of the board of directors since 2000.

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OliverCo-Founder and President
Bitt Inc.Show
GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Oliver is the Co-Founder and President of Bitt, a Barbados-based financial company founded in 2012 to provide proper, unfettered access to financial systems, and empower Caribbean citizens through the use of decentralised/distributed technologies. Oliver is an honors graduate from the University of Bristol - graduating from the Finance and Management program.

Oliver’s team is redefining the benchmark for Caribbean innovation, in 2016 Bitt digitized CBB issued fiat currency on the blockchain - the first of its kind on the planet. With a significant multi-million dollar injection from Overstock.com, Oliver’s passion and ingenuity has now been recognized and backed by global partners.

Oliver is a leading regional advocate and authority on digital currency, blockchain technology and their application in emerging markets. He has spoken at the United Nations ECLAC, the World Bank, the CBB as well as throughout the Caribbean and the U.S.A. Oliver is 30 years old.

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UrsExecutive Director
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Show
GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR17 [1220] Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation , : 12/July/2017 15:15-17:00GSR171220Leadership debate - Drivers of Digital Transformation 7/12/2017 15:157/12/2017 17:00SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

​Urs Gasser is the Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. His research and teaching activities focus on information law, policy, and society issues and the changing role of academia in the digitally networked age. Current projects – several involving the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers, which he helped to incubate – focus on the governance of evolving and emerging technologies such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and Artificial Intelligence, with a particular interest in privacy and security issues and the broader implications of these technologies, including questions of agency and autonomy. As a longer term research interest, he studies the patterns of interaction between law and innovation, and innovation with the legal system in the digital age.

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GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR171230Side Event7/12/2017 17:007/12/2017 17:20[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]
Connectivity Barriers to Financial Inclusion
 
Lightning Session supported by ESOA
Access to financial, banking and money transfer services is a prerequisite for economic growth all around the world and, in particular, in emerging economies. Satellite communications are enabling affordable, high quality solutions to enable money transfer, micro-finance, ATMs and connect remote bank agencies. These services help transform the socio-economic lives of citizens through financial literacy and access but important regulatory barriers exist that prevent their benefits from reaching regions that need them most.

  

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KumarGlobal Spectrum and Regulatory Policy
ESOAShow
GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR171230Side Event7/12/2017 17:007/12/2017 17:20SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدث

​Kumar Singarajah is Director of Regulatory Affairs and Business Development of Avanti Communications PLC and an active member of ESOA’s Regulatory Working Group. As well as being on Avanti’s Executive Committee, he is responsible for regulatory and government relations as well as business development and new space system development activities. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, an MSc in Mobile & Satellite Communications from University of Surrey and an MBA from the Open University. He has worked in senior positions in the space and telecommunications sectors for about 30 years including at Logica, SES, Inmarsat and ICO Global.

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RuthGlobal Spectrum and Regulatory Policy
ESOAShow
GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR17 [1230] Side Event, : 12/July/2017 17:00-17:20GSR171230Side Event7/12/2017 17:007/12/2017 17:20SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدث

​Ruth Pritchard-Kelly has been O3b (now 'SES Networks') Director for Regulatory Affairs since 2010. She is also an active member of ESOA’s Regulatory Working Group. She has helped O3b access new markets around the world by working with governments on the regulations necessary to allow O3b’s innovative orbit and Ka-band frequencies to be used by local operators. Previously, she taught Internet law and has worked for the American Mobile Satellite Corporation. She has both a JD and an MA in Space Policy.

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GSR17 [1240] TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World, : 13/July/2017 09:00-09:15GSR17 [1240] TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World, : 13/July/2017 09:00-09:15GSR171240TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World7/13/2017 9:007/13/2017 9:15[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​Setting the Scene

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GaryAuthor and Innovator
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GSR17 [1240] TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World, : 13/July/2017 09:00-09:15GSR17 [1240] TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World, : 13/July/2017 09:00-09:15GSR171240TRACK One : Trusting the Digital World7/13/2017 9:007/13/2017 9:15SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Over the past 15 years, Gary has played a leadership role in the mobile industry founding, investing and managing a number of companies in the health, marketing, social media, automotive and fintech verticals. Gary is the author of "THE IMPULSE ECONOMY" and "FAST SHOPPER, SLOW STORE" published by Simon & Schuster, Atria Imprint. Gary is presently writing a book on the Internet of Things called "IF THINGS COULD SPEAK."

Gary is the Global Director of the Location Based Marketing Association. He is the recipient of the Macromedia People Choice Award, Retail Touchpoints Customer Engagement Award, as well as the Dodge Foundation award for innovation. Gary is an Asia and Japan Foundation Fellow. In 2013, Gary was recognized by Mobile Marketer publication as the "Mobile Commerce Evangelist of the Year" and in 2014 was awarded the "Retail Innovator of the Year."

In 2002, Gary ran the first cross-carrier short code campaign in North America. In 2006, Gary founded and chaired mobile committee for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) helping to establish a joint task force between the IAB, Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Media Rating Council (MRC) to develop global, auditable mobile measurement standards for which he received an IAB award for industry excellence in 2009.

Gary was elected for three terms as the Chairman of MEF North America (www.mobileecosystemforum.com) with a remit to develop a mobile commerce practice to service payment vendors, retailers and content owners for which he received a MEF award for industry excellence in 2010. Gary is alumnus of Columbia University in New York and the Stanford University Center in Yokohama, where he was the recipient of the Asia and Japan Foundation Fellowships.

Schwartz45Yes72
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GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​This session will examine ...

  • Social and economic Impact of a digital connected society; how to anticipate the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digitization?
  • Regulatory Paradigm shift: collaborative regulation, trust and privacy in a connected digitized world. Regulatory Approaches to unlock the potential of smart societies.
  • What policies are shaping up the Ecosystem and Digital Economy? Will regulation by design be the next step?
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GermánExecutive Director
Comisión de Regulación de ComunicacionesShow
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدColombiaColombiaColombieColombiaКолумбия哥伦比亚كولومبيا
Germán Darío Arias has a Bachelors degree in Economy from Universidad Autónoma de Manizales with a Master in Information Technology Management from Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and a Graduate certificate in International Business Management.

His work experience began in 1995 in the Empresas Públicas de Manizales where he was involved in restructuring the company, due the entry into force of the Law of Public Utilities.

In 2003, he joined the Ministry of Communications in the Directorate for Sector Development. He led and advised several projects on telecom polices, carrying out activities in the long distance market opening -in the nineties was limited to three operators-; interconnection between operators; the allocation of additional spectrum for mobile operators and the liberalization of frequency bands for the use of wireless technologies, such as Wi-Fi.

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MarioCommissioner
Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (IFETEL)Show
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدMexicoMexicoMexiqueMéxicoМексика墨西哥المكسيك
Mario Germán Fromow Rangel has a professional career of over 20 years of experience, both in the public and private sectors as well as in the national and international level. Mr. Fromow Rangel is an expert in public policy, regulation, and technological development of the telecommunications and broadcasting sector.

Mario Fromow Rangel holds a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering from Keio University, Japan. He also obtained a degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Mr. Fromow Rangel has served as an Optical Communications Researcher at the Research and Technology Development laboratories of the Japanese company Kokusai Denshin Denwa (KDD). He was also Research Associate at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He has been a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of Mexico.

On September 10, 2013, he was ratified by the Senate of Mexico as Commissioner of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications for the next seven years.

From April 2011 to September 2013, Mario Fromow Rangel served as General Director of Regulation “B” in the Federal Telecommunications Commission, defining regulatory policies to promote the efficient development of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Mexico. He was also Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Telecommunications Standardization and Deputy Chairman of the Portability Technical Committee.

Mr. Fromow Rangel has been Head of Delegation, coordinating and defending Mexico's position in more than 10 meetings of CITEL, REGULATEL and APEC-TEL. He was also Delegate to the Mexico-USA High Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). He participated as Deputy Head of Delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications held on December 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he signed ad referendum the Final Acts, due to the Full Power granted by the President of the United States of Mexico.

From September 2004 to May 2007, Mario Fromow Rangel was Project Coordinator of the Vice Ministry of Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT); he participated in the development of the policy for Wireless broadband services and other applications, as well as the Convergence Agreement of Local Telephone Services and Pay Television/Audio Services.

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ShivVice-President, Industry Relations
Ericsson Show
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتور

Shiv K. Bakhshi, Ph.D., is Vice President, Industry Relations in Group Function Technology at Ericsson. He is charged with the responsibility of technology and spectrum strategies for Africa and the Middle East, and works closely with industry and policy leaders in those regions.

A recognized expert in mobile technology, policy and markets, Dr. Bakhshi is a strong believer in the role ICT and mobile broadband can play in economic development and in helping unleash the digital vitalities of the peoples in emerging economies.

Earlier, as an industry analyst and consultant, Dr. Bakhshi headed the worldwide mobile network and device practices for a leading research and advisory firm for several years. A frequent speaker at industry, academic and policy conferences, he has presented on a broad range of technology and policy topics pertaining to the structural transformation of the mobile industry and its changing impact on society.

At Ericsson, as member of the company’s CTO organization, he is focused on future spectrum issues that are subject of the World Radio Conference and on new and emerging technologies, including those pertaining to 5G and the Internet of Things. The use of ICT and mobile broadband for economic development and for bridging the digital divide remain the defining interests of his work.

Dr. Bakhshi started his career as a journalist in India. Later, as an academic, he taught international telecom policy and strategy, and directed graduate and doctoral research, at the University of Kentucky.

A political economist by training, he has a bachelor’s in Economics from Calcutta University. He earned his master’s as well as his doctorate in Communication from The Ohio State University. He is based in the United States.

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KevinVice President, Mobile and Global Access Policy
FacebookShow
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

​Kevin Martin is the Vice-President for Mobile and Global Access Policy at Facebook, where he oversees, among others, Facebook's free access program Internet.org. Previously, he served as Chairman (2005-2009) and Commissioner (2001-2005) of the Federal Communications Commission. During his tenure, the FCC adopted a non-binding policy statement on net neutrality which led to the 2010 Open Internet Order. After leaving the FCC he joined the Aspen Institute as a Senior Fellow at the think tank's Communications and Society Program, and later the law firm Squire Patton Boggs LLP as a Partner. He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.P.P. from Duke University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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MarkDirector
Public Utility Research Center, University of FloridaShow
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتور

Dr. Mark Jamison is the director and Gunter Professor of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida and also serves as its director of Telecommunications Studies. He provides international training and research on business and government policy, focusing primarily on utilities and network industries. He directs the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy.

Dr. Jamison’s current research topics include leadership and institutional development in regulation, competition in telecommunications, and regulation for next generation networks. He has conducted education programs in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North, South, and Central America. Dr. Jamison is also a research associate with the UF Center for Public Policy Research. He blogs for the American Enterprise Institute and for The World Bank.

Dr. Jamison served on the US Presidential Transition Team in 2015-2016, focusing on the Federal Communications Commission. He is the former associate director of Business and Economic Studies for the UF Center for International Business Education and Research and has served as special academic advisor to the chair of the Florida Governor's Internet task force and as president of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group.

Previously, Dr. Jamison was manager of regulatory policy at Sprint, head of research for the Iowa Utilities Board, and communications economist for the Kansas Corporation Commission. He has served as chairperson of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Communications, chairperson of the State Staff for the Federal/State Joint Conference on Open Network Architecture, and member of the State Staff for the Federal/State Joint Board on Separations. Dr. Jamison was also on the faculty of the NARUC Annual Regulatory Studies Program and other education programs.

Dr. Jamison serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy. He is also a referee/reviewer for theInternational Journal of Industrial Organization,The Information Society, Telecommunications Policy, and Utilities Policy.

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NicolaDirector of Economic Development and Planning Unit
Prime Minister' OfficeShow
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتورThe Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

Dr. Nicola Virgill-Rolle is the Director of Economic Development and Planning Unit where she leads a team of professionals with responsibility for strategic planning, including the National Development Plan, an Ecosystem Services Master Plan for Andros and a Sustainable Master Plan for the City of Nassau. Prior to joining the Office of the Prime Minister she has served in various capacities; as Director of Financial Services, Economic Attaché in The Bahamas Embassy in Washington D.C., and an Alternate Representative for The Bahamas at The Bahamas Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS). Dr. Virgill-Rolle was elected as Vice –Chair of the Working Group to Strengthen the Council on Integral Development and its organs and Vice Chair of the OAS’ Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Affairs and as The Bahamas’ representative on the OAS’ Management Board of Inter-American Agency for Cooperation and Development. She also served as Deputy Manager (Policy) within the Bank Supervision Department of the Central Bank of The Bahamas. Dr. Virgill-Rolle holds a PhD in Public Policy, MSc. in Political Economy of Development, B.A. in Economics and an AA in Accounting.

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AbhilashFormer Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies
Central Bank of The BahamasShow
GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR17 [1250] Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms, : 13/July/2017 09:15-10:30GSR171250Session 1: Collaborative Regulation in a Digital Ecosystem: New Regulatory Paradigms7/13/2017 9:157/13/2017 10:30PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدThe Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

Abhilash served as the Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies with the Central Bank of The Bahamas, based in Nassau, Bahamas. In his role as the Inspector, from 2012-2017, headed the Bank Supervision function in this significant international finance centre comprising nearly 260 licensees and a mix of commercial banks and international financial institutions.

Prior to assuming the role of the Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies in February 2012, Abhilash was the Managing Director – Risk Measurement and Analytics Assessment Services in the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in Canada. The primary role of this unit was to assess the risk measurement and analytics processes in financial institutions and approval of capital attribution models.

Earlier, Abhilash headed OSFI’s ‘‘Operational Risk & Capital Assessment Services” and in this capacity, Abhilash’s divisional mandate included enhancing OSFI’s regulatory and supervisory effectiveness with respect to operational and technology risk mitigation in financial services industry and implementation of Basel Accord driven operational risk management framework.

Abhilash co-chaired the IT Infrastructure Working Group of the Senior Supervisors’ Group and was on the drafting team for the report “Observations on Developments in Risk Appetite Frameworks and IT Infrastructure” published in December 23, 2010. He represented OSFI at the SIG Operational Risk Group (SIGOR) under the auspices of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision for over 6 years. The group focused on identifying and resolving some of the implementation issues underlying the Basel Accord and reviewing the range of practice underlying operational risk management/capital measurement.

His work experience comprises nearly four decades in management consulting, international banking, running own enterprise in IT services as well as supervision of financial services. In 1998, Abhilash co-founded nVault Technologies Inc., an Internet venture in B2B financial services; which was later acquired by a large US financial services company.

Abhilash obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Auditing from Sydenham College, University of Bombay, India, and later became a Chartered Accountant. He then received an MBA in Management Information Systems and International Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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GSR17 [1260] Coffee Break, : 13/July/2017 10:30-10:45GSR17 [1260] Coffee Break, : 13/July/2017 10:30-10:45GSR171260Coffee Break7/13/2017 10:307/13/2017 10:45[PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE]
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GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR171270Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services7/13/2017 10:457/13/2017 12:00[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​This session will examine ...

  • What policy and regulatory measures are needed to maintain trust and reliability of networks?
  • Can technology solutions strengthen trust and reliability on networks?
  • What can regulators do to ensure quality of service in the provision of communications services in a digital environment? Is there a need to rethink QoS approaches? What are the existing regulatory tools to enforce QoS?
  • The issue of counterfeit: what measures are needed to prevent counterfeited hardware/software to be deployed in the networks? What are the impacts of counterfeited devices on consumer health and security? How to strengthen collaboration between the agencies involved?
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DraženPresident of the Council
Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) Show
GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR171270Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services7/13/2017 10:457/13/2017 12:00ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتورCroatiaCroatiaCroatieCroaciaХорватия克罗地亚كرواتيا

President of Council of Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) and member of board of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) since 2013. Previously served as HAKOM’s Executive Director from 2009. Before joining HAKOM, Mr. Lučić worked at Ericsson in Croatia, Western Europe and Israel for more than 20 years, rising from engineer in R&D department to senior sales director for one of the global telecommunication networks operators. Born in 1963. in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Holds PhD degree in electrical engineering – telecommunications from the University of Zagreb. One of founder of Postgraduate specialist study in electronic communications market regulation at University of Zagreb. Author and co-author more than 50 scientific and professional papers. Speaks English, German, Spanish and Swedish.

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Umaru Garba Executive Vice Chairman/CEO
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)Show
GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR171270Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services7/13/2017 10:457/13/2017 12:00PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونProfessorProfessorProfesseurProfesorПрофессор教授دكتور جامعىNigeriaNigeriaNigériaNigeriaНигерия尼日利亚نيجيريا

Prof. Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Prior to his appointment in August 2015, Prof. Danbatta served as a member of the Implementation Committee of the Northwest University Kano, and Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. He was the Vice President of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) International Centre for Advanced Communication Studies, building expertise in key areas of ICT implementation, policy and regulation including Strategies for ensuring Universal Access and Service to Telecommunications Services.

Prof Danbatta started his professional career as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering – Faculty of Technology, Bayero University Kano, where he taught courses in telecommunications engineering and electronics for 28 years and held academic positions of Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department at different times. He has to his credit more than 50 articles in journals, conference proceedings and technical reports. He is also the author of ‘ Elements of Static Engineering Electromagnetics’.

Born in Danbatta Local Government Council of Kano State, Prof. Danbatta obtained his BEng and MSc degrees from the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland and his PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK.

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Jacques Board Member
Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP)Show
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Jacques Stern is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS, 1968) where he was professor and the Director of the Computer Science Laboratory from 1993 to 2007. He is an expert in computer security and cryptography. He was the recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal. He is an Officier of the Légion d’honneur. From 2007 to 2010, Jacques Stern has been Chairman of the Board of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche and of the company Ingenico. Early in 2010, he became senior advisor of the ministry of higher education and research. In 2012, he has been appointed as member of ARCEP, where he follows in particular the subject of spectrum licensing.​
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HarinderpalCluster Director (Resource & Interconnection Management)
InfoComm Media Development AuthorityShow
GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR171270Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services7/13/2017 10:457/13/2017 12:00PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدSingaporeSingaporeSingapourSingapurСингапур新加坡سنغافورة
Harin manages a cluster of divisions in IDA’s Policy and Competition Development Group which are involved with technical regulation, namely “Resource Management & Standards” and “Interconnection & Access”. As part of the resource management portfolio, Harin leads a team that manages and coordinates the planning, allocation and assignment of frequencies, the national numbering plan as well as telecommunication standards.
 
Harin is also concurrently the Director of Interconnection and Access, where his team formulates and implements policies relating to economic and technical regulation, as well as access to buildings and facilities for use by telecommunication service providers.
Prior to this, Harin headed the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (Next Gen NBN) programme office at IDA. During his tenure, his team successfully conceptualised and awarded the Requests for Proposal (RFPs) to appoint the Network Company (NetCo) and Operating Company (OpCo) of Singapore’s Next Gen NBN. The Next Gen NBN is globally unique as its open-access model has been designed through a combination of structural and operational separation requirements set out by IDA.
 
In his 28 years at IDA, Harin has also led functions as diverse as Manpower Development and Wireless Mobility as well as being involved in Networking R&D for the first 8 years of his career. Harin is an Electrical Engineer by training. His specialisations are in Wireless Telecommunications and Telecommunications Policy.
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LaurenVice President, Global Public Policy
Akamai TechnologiesShow
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Lauren Maxim Van Wazer is Vice President, Global Public Policy, for Akamai Technologies. In this position, she is head of public policy worldwide. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Industry Council, the trade association for the 60 largest global technology companies.

Through March 2013, Van Wazer was Assistant Director for Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). At OSTP, she was the lead for cybersecurity policy and managed the federal government cybersecurity research and development portfolio. Her work was recognized with an OSTP Award for Excellence for contributions to science and technology policy. Previously, Van Wazer served as Assistant General Counsel in OMB’s Counsel’s office and as Associate Chief for the Office of Engineering and Technology of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, she helped develop and implement wireless broadband, spectrum, homeland security and telecommunications technology policy. Van Wazer also spent several years as the head of regulatory affairs for Cox Enterprises, a $16B communications and automotive company. Before becoming a lawyer, she also worked as an engineer for several years in various management positions in the Network Services Department of AT&T. Van Wazer received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering in Philadelphia where she received a B.S.E. in Systems Science Engineering.

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EricSenior Vice-President, International External and Regulatory Affairs
AT&T Inc.Show
GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR17 [1270] Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services, : 13/July/2017 10:45-12:00GSR171270Session 2: Reliability of Networks and Devices for Digital Services7/13/2017 10:457/13/2017 12:00PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Eric Loeb supports the AT&T international external and regulatory affairs team, which is responsible for advocacy to international departments of the U.S. government and all branches of governments outside the U.S. Eric’s work supports the AT&T international portfolios, including fixed, mobile and satellite platforms, for the delivery of communications, entertainment and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

Eric is responsible for implementing market access and compliance strategies, which enable AT&T global expansion. He also works on policy matters that promote investment, innovation and sustainable economic growth across the digital economy ecosystem.

Prior to joining AT&T in 2002 as international regulatory law counsel, Eric worked for Concert Communications as the global regulatory counsel. He has also served as the U.S. Regulatory Counsel for British Telecommunications plc. He started his career as a communications law associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells).

He is an active member in several industry and community organizations, including chair of the United States Council for International Business ICT Policy Committee, chair of the Meridian International Center Corporate Council, board member of the US Telecommunications Training Institute, advisory board member of the Wilson Center Mexico Institute, and member of the US State Department Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

Eric earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from Bowdoin College and graduated with honors from the Georgetown University Law Center.   He lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.

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JadeSenior Policy Manager and Global Expert in Privacy
GSMAShow
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As a Senior Policy Manager at GSMA, Jade focuses on privacy and data protection, focusing particularly on privacy issues related to cross-border data transfers, big data, the Internet of Things, and children’s privacy. Prior to joining GSMA, Jade advised clients on compliance with privacy and data protection laws and regulations as a consultant at the London office of Promontory Financial Group. Jade served as Senior Advisor for Internet Policy at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration/U.S. Department of Commerce. Jade co-chaired a working group responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. government policy on international commercial data privacy. She also participated in the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor consultation initiated in 2013.

Jade previously served as Director of Internet Public Policy at the State Department and as head of the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s working party on information security and privacy. She also served as alternate head of delegation at various meetings of the OECD and International Telecommunication Union in Geneva. Jade has a bachelor of arts degree in history, with honors, from The George Washington University, and a juris doctor degree and certificate in international and comparative law from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

Nester28Yes94
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GSR17 [1280] Lunch, : 13/July/2017 11:59-14:00GSR17 [1280] Lunch, : 13/July/2017 11:59-14:00GSR171280Lunch7/13/2017 11:597/13/2017 14:00[PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE]
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GSR17 [1290] Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society, : 13/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1290] Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society, : 13/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171290Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society7/13/2017 12:007/13/2017 12:30[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​ This session will provide a brief overview of ITU’s work on ICT data and statistics for measuring the information society. It will explain the data collection process from Member States, data dissemination and analysis, and the role of the two statistical expert groups (EGTI and EGH) in terms of defining methodologies and new indicators. In particular, the session will brief the audience on the latest developments in the ICT Development Index (IDI) and the results of the recent Extraordinary Meeting of EGTI and EGH, which took place in March 2017 in Geneva and agreed on the new indicators that will be included in the IDI as of 2018.

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CosmasChief of Department, Projects & Knowledge Management
ITU/BDTShow
GSR17 [1290] Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society, : 13/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1290] Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society, : 13/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171290Information Session: ICT Indicators for Measuring the Information Society7/13/2017 12:007/13/2017 12:30SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثDr.Dr.DrDr.Д-р博士الدكتور

Dr. Cosmas Zavazava works in the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU. He is Chief of Department responsible for Statistics and Measuring the Information Society, Project Management, Capacity Building, Emergency Telecommunications, Climate Change, E-Waste Management, and support to Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing States, and Small Island Developing States.

Since 2001, Cosmas Zavazava has been passionately designing and implementing global ICT projects for both sustainable development and disaster management. He has a track record of being a high-level multilateral negotiator, undertaking successful resource mobilization, and publishing. He has written on the role of ICT in addressing the unique needs of least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, Small Island Developing States, and matters concerning developing countries in general. He has also written on disaster risk reduction and management, climate change adaptation and e-waste management. He recently launched a groundbreaking project on the use of big data to mitigate the impact of the Ebola disease, and epidemics in general. He is currently leading a project on the use of big data for official statistics.

He has spoken at many international conferences to include the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries that was held in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2011, the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States held in Apia, Samoa in August 2014, the Third United Nations Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan from 14 to 18 March 2015, the Think Big Data Congress held in Poland from 20 to 21 April 2016, and International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics, Ireland in 30-31 September 2016.

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GSR17 [1300] TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities, : 13/July/2017 14:00-14:15GSR17 [1300] TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities, : 13/July/2017 14:00-14:15GSR171300TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities7/13/2017 14:007/13/2017 14:15[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​Setting the Scene

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YaelConnectivity Innovator
FacebookShow
GSR17 [1300] TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities, : 13/July/2017 14:00-14:15GSR17 [1300] TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities, : 13/July/2017 14:00-14:15GSR171300TRACK Two: Creating a World of Opportunities7/13/2017 14:007/13/2017 14:15SpeakerSpeakerOrateurAltavozОратор扬声器المتحدثMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Yael Maguire is an Engineering Director leading Facebook's Connectivity Lab, where the Lab is working on non-traditional forms of connectivity solutions, such as their Aquila solar-powered aircraft, high throughput over-the-air laser communications systems, Terragraph urban distribution network, and ARIES, a Massive MIMO testbed to provide connectivity to rural communities.

He is co-founder of Plum Labs, an early stage mobile innovation lab and co-founder and former CTO of ThingMagic, Inc., a market leader in bringing long-range RFID readers to the global market. In his work at Thingmagic, acquired by Trimble Navigation, he co-developed this new technology to let computers and machines "see" the world in a completely new way, and which now find uses in Ford Trucks and Lexmark printers. Maguire completed his PhD at the MIT Media Laboratory in the area of near-field electromagnetic measurement through his invention of a new type of NMR geometry for molecular detection using NMR. Maguire also holds a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT for his work towards scaling NMR quantum computing to table-top systems, and an undergraduate degree from Queen's University, Canada in Engineering Physics. While still a graduate student, he co-founded Design that Matters (DtM), a course at MIT that was designed to bring together engineering students to work on technical challenges posed by NGOs and governments in order to improve the quality of life for people in underserved communities around the world. The DtM course has been adopted by other educational institutions around the world, and its spirit flourishes in a NPO of the same name.

Maguire's contributions have been featured in numerous press including the New York Times, Wired, Science and Nature Magazine. He has won numerous awards, recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2009-2013, a MassHighTech All-Star in 2007, and one of Technology Review's "Top 35 innovators in the world under 35" in 2005.

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GSR17 [1310] Session 3: Affordable Access to ICTs in a Collaborative Economy, : 13/July/2017 14:15-15:30GSR17 [1310] Session 3: Affordable Access to ICTs in a Collaborative Economy, : 13/July/2017 14:15-15:30GSR171310Session 3: Affordable Access to ICTs in a Collaborative Economy7/13/2017 14:157/13/2017 15:30[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​Tools to achieve affordable access to ICTs for SDGs  - an ITU BDT Toolkit

This session will examine ...

  • Connectivity and affordability: keys to achieving the SDGs 
  • Incentives to foster access and business opportunities – what is the future of Universal Service?
  • International connectivity and digital infrastructures – how to reach the next billion of people and trillion of things?
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Ram SewakChairman
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)Show
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Mr. R.S.Sharma joined as Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on 10th of August, 2015. Prior to joining TRAI Mr. R.S.Sharma was working as Secretary to Government of India in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology. He has also worked as Chief Secretary to the State Government of Jharkhand (India). His other assignments include Director General & Mission Director of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) where he was responsible for over-all implementation of this ambitious and challenging project undertaken by the Government of India for providing Unique Identification (christened as Äadhaar”) to all its Residents.


Before his posting at UIDAI, Mr. Sharma worked with the Government of Jharkhand as Principal Secretary of the Departments of Science and Technology, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Information Technology (IT), Rural Development and Human Resources Development. As Principal Secretary of the IT Department, Mr. Sharma was responsible for formulation of State policies in the IT and e-Governance areas. He also over-saw the implementation of various e-Governance Projects in all the Departments of the State Government.

Mr. Sharma has held important positions both in the Government of India and State Governments in the past and has been deeply involved in the administrative reforms and leveraging IT to simplify the administrative processes. During his posting in Government of India, he has worked in the Department of Economic Affairs and has dealt with bilateral and multilateral development agencies like World Bank, ADB, MIGA and GEF. He was also in-charge of Financing of Infrastructure projects in the Highways, Ports, Airports and Telecom sectors. Mr. Sharma's contributions to the IT and e-Governance have been widely recognized both within India and outside. He has been responsible for implementing a number of Projects relating to ICT Infrastructure, Process Re-engineering and Service Delivery in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Mr. Sharma holds a Masters Degree in Mathematics from IIT, Kanpur (India) and another Masters in Computer Science from the University of California (USA).

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DanDirector-General
Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS)Show
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TomChief, International Bureau
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)Show
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Thomas Sullivan is Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) International Bureau. The International Bureau represents the FCC in international conferences and meetings and also oversees the licensing and policy activities for international telecommunications services and satellite services. From March 2010 to January 2017, Mr. Sullivan served as the Chief of Staff for the International Bureau, where he coordinated International activities within the FCC and advanced the FCC’s international representation within the U.S. Government and at international events. He joined the FCC in 1991 after receiving his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
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NezihVice President Regulatory Affairs,Middle East & Africa
OrangeShow
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Nezih Dincbudak is currently the VP Regulatory Affairs for Orange Middle East & Africa. He works with Orange Group since 20 years. Within his position, he leads and implements Orange regulatory and strategic positions in MEA operations, assists Group operational companies with national authorities (Governments, Regulatory & Competition Authorities), provides regulatory strategy, support and assistance to Orange countries in the footprint and to Group international development activities. Previously, he held several positions within Orange: Director Regulatory Affairs, Orange Europe, Director Strategy and Convergence Europe, Deputy Director UMTS Program at Orange France and Director of Carrier Relations for various fixed & mobile subsidiaries.

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PabloExecutive Director
ASIETShow
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Pablo Bello is the Executive Director of the Inter-American Association of Telecom Operators (ASIET) and the Latin American think tank of Telecommunications (cet.la). Pablo is an expert on telecommunications public policies and for the digital development. He is an Economist from the University of Chile and has an MBA from the ESADE Business School. He worked for the Chilean Government from 1997 to 2010. From 2002 to 2006 he performed as Head of the Division of Regulatory Policy and Studies of the Telecommunications Sub-Secretariat and during the Presidency of Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010) he was the Telecommunications Vice Minister. He was part of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and now is a member of the MultiStakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum.

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PatriciaVice President, Satellite Government Affairs
SpaceXShow
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Patricia Cooper joined SpaceX in August 2015 as the Vice President of Satellite Government Affairs, leading the company’s satellite, broadband and spectrum-related activity on U.S. and international policy, regulatory and licensing matters.

Prior to joining SpaceX, Patricia served as Vice President of Government Affairs & Policy at Intelsat, heading up the company’s U.S. and international government affairs and lobbying activities. She served as President of the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), leading policy and advocacy efforts for the trade association in regulatory, export control and national security arenas. Previously, she held senior positions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including Senior Satellite Competition Advisor and Chief, Regional and Bilateral Affairs Branch in the International Bureau. Patricia developed the international market strategy for the Internet infrastructure start-up Core Express Corporation and founded the Regulatory Affairs and international market access practices for at PanAmSat Corporation in its early days as a challenger in the early satellite services sector. She began her career at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she was an International Trade Specialist focused on the satellite industry and an Import Compliance Specialist.

Patricia serves as Vice-chairman of the Board for the Satellite Industry Association and sits on federal advisory committees to the FCC, U.S. State Department and ITU Development Bureau. Patricia earned a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University and graduated from Kansas State University with Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and German.

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GSR17 [1320] Coffee Break, : 13/July/2017 15:30-15:45GSR17 [1320] Coffee Break, : 13/July/2017 15:30-15:45GSR171320Coffee Break7/13/2017 15:307/13/2017 15:45[PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE][PAUSE]
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GSR17 [1330] Session 4: Roaming in the Digital World , : 13/July/2017 15:45-17:00GSR17 [1330] Session 4: Roaming in the Digital World , : 13/July/2017 15:45-17:00GSR171330Session 4: Roaming in the Digital World 7/13/2017 15:457/13/2017 17:00[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

​Strategic Guidelines on IMR

This session will examine ...

  • Global Strategic Guidelines on IMR
  • Roaming in the era of 5G, IoT, Clouds and Industrial Internet
    • What next? From voice to data to things and the role of OSPs
    • Roaming issues in an IoT environment, where things are moving across borders
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J. PaulDeputy Chairman
URCAShow
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Mr. Morgan is a non-executive member and the Deputy Chairperson of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) of the Bahamas where he was appointed as a member of the URCA’s inaugural Board in August 2009 for his first three year term. He is currently serving his third consecutive term as a member of the Board. He was appointed to the Board and as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Utilities Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands in January 2017. Mr. Morgan has over 40 years’ experience in the Telecommunications (ICT), Energy and Water sectors respectively as an independent advisor on policy and regulatory frameworks, regulator, and senior positions in the utility companies.

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SofieHead, Regulatory and Market Environment Division (BDT)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)Show
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Sofie Maddens is the Head of the Regulatory and Market Environment Division of the ITU BDT. Lawyer by training, Sofie Maddens has worked as Regulatory and Policy Expert in the telecommunications/ICT sector in international and multi-cultural environments, including in Asia and the Middle East, as well as in the Americas, Europe and Africa. She has managed complex private sector, government, and regional and international projects and grants for national governments and their National Regulatory Authorities, the European Commission, the World Bank, the Telecommunications Development Bureau of the ITU as well as for a wide variety of private telecommunications, consulting and financial sec​​tor clients. Her scope of expertise has focused in particular on the information and communications sectors, the postal sector as well as the information society (including Internet policy and governance, e-commerce, privacy, cybercrime and cyber security).​​

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ManuelChair, International Roaming
Association of Communications and Telecommunications Regulators of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (ARCTEL-CPLP)Show
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Manuel da Costa Cabral is an External Affairs Expert at ANACOM, the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications in Portugal.

Manuel is the Chair of the Working Group on International Roaming of Associação de Reguladores de Comunicações e Telecomunicações da Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa (ARCTEL-CPLP), the Association of Regulators of the Portuguese Speaking Countries.

Manuel is also the Co-Chair of CEPT and the Com-ITU President. The Committee for ITU Policy (Com-ITU) is responsible for co-ordinating European activities within the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Manuel was a Policy Officer at the European Commission. In this period, Manuel was responsible for providing economic analysis which are required for the development, management and evaluation of European Union policies in the Telecom Sector. In this context, he was responsible for evaluating the economic impacts of the Roaming Regulation and also for the economic impact assessment concerning the extension of the Regulation on voice, SMS and data services.

Manuel holds a business degree from Católica-Lisbon Business School and a Post-Graduation in Communication and Multimedia Management.

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AbdoulkarimSecretary-General
African Telecommunications Union (ATU)Show
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Is the current Secretary General of African Telecommunications Union (ATU) since January, 2011, having been re-elected at an Ordinary Session of ATU plenipotentiary Conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe in July, 2014. He is leading the Continental body entrusted with building consensus within African countries and coordinating African Common Proposals in international fora.​​

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RenéVice-Director
Office Fédéral de la Communication  (OFCOM)Show
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René Dönni Kuoni holds the position of Director and Co-leader of the Telecom Services Division at the Swiss Federal Office for Communications (OFCOM Switzerland). He joined office in 1995 and was involved in preparing the telecommunications market opening in Switzerland as of 1.1.1998. He also took part in the Negotiating Group on Basic Telecommunications within the framework of the General Agreement on Trade in Service (WTO GATS).

Between 1997 and 2002, he was project manager for tenders of mobile licenses and head of Mobile and Satellite communications within OFCOM Switzerland. From 2002 until 2013, he was the leader of economics and statistics of OFCOM Switzerland and dealt with market access issues and economic analyses, both nationally and in an international context. René Dönni Kuoni holds academic degrees in Economics as well as in Electrical Engineering. ​
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SholaSecretary-General
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)Show
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​A Nigerian citizen, Mr Taylor was appointed Secretary-General of the CTO in June 2015. Until then, he was Chief Executive Officer of Kemilinks International, an ICT consultancy firm based in Lagos. A telecommunications engineer by training, he brings to the CTO over 35 years of global experience in ICTs with government and the private sector. Previous positions held include regional director for Africa at Inmarsat (1994 – 1999), space technology coordinator for developing countries at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU, 1993 – 1994) and project director, also at the ITU (1987 – 1993). Twice elected as a member of the ITU’s Radio Regulations Board (vice-chair in 2004, and chair in 2005), Mr Taylor has a rich inside knowledge of international organisations. Early in his career, he worked in telecommunication engineering, including as senior engineer at Nigerian Telecommunications (1981 – 1985) and spectrum engineer at Intelsat (1985 – 1987).

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GSR17 [1340] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>GSR17 Best Practices Guidelines: Discussion and Adoption, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:00GSR17 [1340] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>GSR17 Best Practices Guidelines: Discussion and Adoption, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:00GSR171340<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>GSR17 Best Practices Guidelines: Discussion and Adoption7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:00Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

Presentation of the GSR 17 Best Practice Guidelines for adoption

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StephenChief Executive Officer
URCAShow
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GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR171350<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:45Imperial Ballroom (F+G)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development
This session will showcase real life examples of the impact of emerging technologies and solutions offered by industry across the sectors on digital transformation on society, and explore potential opportunities for partnerships between the private sector, government and other actors to leverage the benefits of digital transformation for society.

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FabioVice President, Regulatory and Market Access
Inmarsat Plc.Show
GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR171350<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:45Imperial Ballroom (F+G)ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Fabio joined Inmarsat in 2015, where he leads the Regulatory and Market Access Division, responsible for the company’s regulatory policy, spectrum and orbit resources and market access. The activities of the highly experienced regulatory team led by Fabio include: providing policy guidance, securing the key spectrum/orbit assets and taking actions to obtain the necessary authorisations with the national regulatory authorities to give market access to Inmarsat services.

Fabio has over 30 year’s international experience in the radiocommunication industry across both space and terrestrial services, with a proven track record in regulatory, systems engineering and general management. Early experience was gained working for EMBRATEL, the Brazilian long-distance telecommunication carrier, where he was responsible for the regulatory affairs and system engineering of BRAZILSAT, the first Brazilian domestic satellite, successfully launched in 1985. In his professional life, he has held different positions in both public and private sectors in Brazil, in the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) - the United Nations agency responsible for Information and Communications Technology (ICT), as well as in the global ICT industry.

Fabio holds a Master’s degree of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications.

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LaurenVice President, Global Public Policy
Akamai TechnologiesShow
GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR171350<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:45Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMs.Ms.MmeSra.Г-жа女士السيدة

Lauren Maxim Van Wazer is Vice President, Global Public Policy, for Akamai Technologies. In this position, she is head of public policy worldwide. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Industry Council, the trade association for the 60 largest global technology companies. Through March 2013, Van Wazer was Assistant Director for Cybersecurity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). At OSTP, she was the lead for cybersecurity policy and managed the federal government cybersecurity research and development portfolio. Her work was recognized with an OSTP Award for Excellence for contributions to science and technology policy. Previously, Van Wazer served as Assistant General Counsel in OMB’s Counsel’s office and as Associate Chief for the Office of Engineering and Technology of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). At the FCC, she helped develop and implement wireless broadband, spectrum, homeland security and telecommunications technology policy. Van Wazer also spent several years as the head of regulatory affairs for Cox Enterprises, a $16B communications and automotive company. Before becoming a lawyer, she also worked as an engineer for several years in various management positions in the Network Services Department of AT&T. Van Wazer received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering in Philadelphia where she received a B.S.E. in Systems Science Engineering.

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TatianaVice President, Regulatory
Iridium Communications Inc.Show
GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR171350<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:45Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMs.Ms.MmeSra.Г-жа女士السيدة

Tatiana Lawrence is Vice President, Regulatory for Iridium, the only mobile satellite service (MSS) company offering coverage over the entire globe. Ms. Lawrence takes a lead role in driving Iridium’s proactive approach to emerging markets and deployment of innovative communications solution including voice, data, emergency and IOT/M2M solutions. In this capacity, Ms. Lawrence leads Iridium’s global regulatory and policy initiatives, related to regulatory policy, technical standards, market access, licensing, spectrum advocacy, and disaster relief. In this regard, Ms. Lawrence has consistently developed enduring regulatory solutions to promote new technology applications and services throughout the world.

Prior to joining Iridium, Ms. Lawrence’s career spanned experience in systems and integration engineering, as well as international business and regulatory affairs. Ms. Lawrence was involved in coordinating engineering and integration activities between satellite and launch vehicle manufacturers, implementing business growth and regulatory development in Eastern Europe, and coordinating international regulatory and market access matters, as well as representation at the International Telecommunication Union and other international forums.

Ms. Lawrence holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering University. Ms. Lawrence serves on the board of the U.S. International Telecommunication Union Association.

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RobertHead of Global Connectivity Policy and Planning
FacebookShow
GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR17 [1350] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 09:45-10:45GSR171350<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 1: Emerging technologies as enablers of socio-economic development7/14/2017 9:457/14/2017 10:45Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Robert Pepper helps lead Facebook’s connectivity and technology policy activities focusing on new technology development, deployment and adoption. Pepper previously was Cisco’s Vice President for Global Technology Policy for more than a decade working with governments across the world helping them develop their digital strategies and address areas such as ICT and development, broadband plans, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, the Internet of Things, security, privacy and Internet governance.

Pepper was Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development at the FCC for 16 years beginning in 1989 where he led teams designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions, developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, and planning for the transition to digital television.

Before joining the FCC, Pepper was Director of the Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy. His government service also included Acting Associate Administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and initiating a program on Computers, Communications and Information Policy at the National Science Foundation.

His academic appointments included faculty positions at the Universities of Iowa, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, and as a research affiliate at Harvard University. He chairs the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy and has served on the board of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and the UK’s OFCOM Spectrum Advisory Board.

Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pepper33Yes143
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Show
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

REGULATOR TRACK

  • Regulatory Outlook Report
  • ICT Regulatory Tracker: tracking the evolution of regulation
  • ICT Indicators for measuring the Information Society
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KemalChief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications
ITU/BDTShow
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

​Mr Kemal Huseinovic is the Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department at ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT).  His Department is promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. This includes the provision of guidelines and tools for the development of policy and regulatory frameworks, financing policies and strategies, development of telecommunication and IP-based networks, promotion of pervasive broadband deployment, digital broadcasting and spectrum management, and the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT applications while enhancing cyber-security. It covers also the promotion of access and use of telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.  

Before joining ITU in 2014, Mr Huseinovic was  Director General of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds two Master Degrees and a PhD on "Competition Enlargement through Establishment and Development of Regulatory Authorities of Communication Market".

Huseinovic34No103
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FilipeSecretary-General
ARCTEL-CPLPShow
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Filipe Miguel Antunes Batista, born in Lisbon, Portugal. Head of Cooperation and Development Office at the Portuguese Communications Authority (ANACOM) and Secretary General of ARCTEL-CPLP, since 2008. Leadership Program at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics 2014. Post-graduate in “European Union Foreign Affairs” at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (FDUL 2006); Master in Development and International Cooperation at Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao-ISEG, “The Economic and Social Impact of E-Commerce in Portugal, 2004; Post-graduate in International Relations at Instituto de Ciencias Sociais e Politicas-ISCPS, 1996-1997 and Degree in International Relations, Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, 1992-1996. Lectured International Relations and Cooperation Politics at Universidade Independente de Lisboa from 2000 to 2005.

ARCTEL-CPLP - Association of Communications and Telecommunications Regulators of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, created in October 2008 with the aim of enhance innovation and the development of communications within CPLP. In order to stimulate the Lusophone Markets and create platforms for convergence between the various stakeholders, ARCTEL promotes the CPLP Communications Forum, alongside with a Technological. In complement ARCTEL publishes an annual outlook of the sector as well as daily newsletters with the most relevant ICT news worldwide as well as from CPLP. In complement ARCTEL offers an online indicators tool with the most relevant sector data from all members.

Baptista34Yes105
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MahmoudBoard Member
NTRAShow
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدEgyptEgyptEgypteEgiptoЕгипет埃及مصر
As the VP, Mr. El Gowini supervised the International Relations and communications, the issues related to the planning and management of Universal Service projects and the supervision of the frequency spectrum sector.

Presently as a Board Member and Advisor, Mr. El Gowini represents the NTRA regionally and internationally in various events related to the telecom industry, but more specifically to the ITU. With the objective to ascertain that Egypt in the field of Telecommunications is in line with its commitments to the various regional and international organizations.

Previously, Mr. El Gowini held senior management positions in multi-national telecom organizations, such as Sprint International, Global One and Teleglobe International.

Elgowini34Yes106
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DalsieCEO/Regulator
Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator’s OfficeShow
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMs.Ms.MmeSra.Г-жа女士السيدةVanuatuVanuatuVanuatuVanuatuВануату瓦努阿图فانواتو

Dalsie Green Baniala is the CEO/Regulator for the Vanuatu Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator’s Office. Her executive regulatory work experience covers a Small Size Telecommunications Market with a population of around 285,000, and with 2 main mobile and 4 internet providers. Including with her core functions and roles on promoting sustainable market competition, management of Spectrum usage and Consumer Protection, she also provides oversight Management on the Government’s Universal Access Policy (UAP) Trust Account including the implementation of the Vanuatu Government’s unique and exciting Universal Access Policy which promotes a Play or Pay approach. The institution she is currently leading is regarded as one of the benchmark Regulatory institution in the Pacific Region. She has a lot of knowledge and experience on developing rural community interactions and networking.

Dalsie also serves on the Steering Committee for the Pacific Institute of Regulatory Resource Centre based in the University of the South Pacific which the Institute serves 9 member countries and also other non –member Pacific Island States.

Green Baniala 34Yes146
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AmericoDirector General
Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM)Show
GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR17 [1360] <strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 10:00-11:30GSR171360<strong>REGULATOR TRACK</strong><br>Evidence Based Decision Making: Tools for Regulators7/14/2017 10:007/14/2017 11:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونProfessorProfessorProfesseurProfesorПрофессор教授دكتور جامعىMozambiqueMozambiqueMozambiqueMozambiqueМозамбик莫桑比克موزامبيق
Mr. Americo Muchanga is the Director General of the Regulator Authority of Communications (INCM) and National Director of the National Institute of Meteorology (INAM) of Mozambique. Previously, he served as Director of Planning at Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) and as Director and Head of the Systems and Operations Department of the UEM Informatics Center (CIUEM).

Americo Muchanga coordinated the MEGCIP (Communication Infrastructure and Electronic Government Project) project of the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Technical-Vocational Training and was a lecturer at EMU and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), one of Sweden's most prestigious universities.

Mr. Muchanga’s graduated in Electrical Engineering, branch of Low Currents by UEM and doctorate in Interdomain Traffic Engineering and Faster Restoration in Optical Networks, by KTH in Sweden.

Muchanga34Yes107
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Show
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]

Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public;  private sector and the role of strategic partnerships
This session will explore ways to catalyze digital transformation, encourage adoption of emerging technologies and identify measures needed from policy makers with the input from industry to foster an enabling environment and accelerate digital transformation.

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BocarChief Executive Officer
Samena Telecommunications CouncilShow
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Bocar BA is a renowned advocacy specialist, business development expert, and a promoter of digital development throughout the Middle East and Africa regions. He globally chairs International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s Chief Regulatory Officers Meeting, a platform devoted to representing the interests of telecoms and ICT private sector. He also serves on the m-Powering Development Initiative's Advisory Board, and is the chairman of the m-Powering Development Initiative's Working Group on Partnerships.

BA, as CEO, leads SAMENA Telecommunications Council, a premier association of telecom operators, active within the South Asia - Middle East - North Africa region on digital development advocacy and sector partnerships between the private and the government sectors. He has spearheaded major initiatives in the interest of the digital communications industry.

As a knowledge contributor on digital development through effective policymaking, and as a strong believer in the need for realizing industry-wide collaboration and achieving socio-economic progress through ICT and incentivized investment in digitization, Bocar BA has been a speaker at various global industry platforms. He has built new global alliances as well as a strong ICT advocacy network to help address critical technology-centric and policy-level issues, currently being encountered within the industry.

BA also serves as director and board member in the leadership teams of several companies, active in the areas of investment, technology, management, and consultancy services. He is actively involved in the privatization processes in the MEA region and drives various investment projects, aiming to link new development opportunities throughout the region.

Ba35Yes127
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NezihVice President Regulatory Affairs
Orange Middle East & AfricaShow
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Nezih Dincbudak is currently the VP Regulatory Affairs for Orange Middle East & Africa. He works with Orange Group since 20 years. Within his position, he leads and implements Orange regulatory and strategic positions in MEA operations, assists Group operational companies with national authorities (Governments, Regulatory & Competition Authorities), provides regulatory strategy, support and assistance to Orange countries in the footprint and to Group international development activities. Previously, he held several positions within Orange: Director Regulatory Affairs, Orange Europe, Director Strategy and Convergence Europe, Deputy Director UMTS Program at Orange France and Director of Carrier Relations for various fixed & mobile subsidiaries.

Dincbudak35No125
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MariahSenior Director of Regulatory Affairs
OneWebShow
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMs.Ms.MmeSra.Г-жа女士السيدة

Mariah Shuman joined OneWeb in 2017 as Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs. Prior to this, Ms. Shuman was Director of Maritime and International Regulatory Affairs at O3b. At OneWeb, Ms. Shuman works on global licensing and policy advocacy for satellite services, earth stations, and spectrum access. Ms. Shuman served on the U.S.A. delegation for WRC-15 and is actively involved in preparations for WRC-19.

Shuman35Yes128
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ZyadGM, Regulatory Affairs
STC GroupShow
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Zyad has 28 years of practical, technical and leadership experiences in ICT, Telecom & IT, Regulatory affairs, and BC/DR in Government, Private and ICT sectors & industries.

He has a BSc. Degree in Computer science and information Systems, KSU, 1989/1990 (1410 H). Zyad started his career for several years in software engineering, application programming and system analysis & design by joined SABIC Company. In 1993, he moved to government sector as a director of computer center and IT in KFNL (king Fahd National Library) where he built fiber network and implement & build a new digital library generation and support systems to accommodate with the future demand & needs. In 1997, his experience was utilized by Siemens NEXDORF project to automate the information center and many planning systems in Ministry of planning.

In year 2000, Zyad joined STC as a Senior PM in data Network GD and performed mega projects such as DN connectivity for GSM expansions 4 & 5, EWSD & 5ESS Billing systems etc. In 2002 He became the Sr. manager for all Data Network OSS projects in STC. Early 2008, Zyad decided to join CITC in the technical sector as senior telecom advisor and chief of several important committees and participated in regulatory and legal committees as well. Then, Zyad joined ITC and became the VP, Regulatory affairs as well as VP for Disaster Recovery and Business continuity and develop all RA matters. In OCT 2013, he joined STC as the GM of RA and all related compliances.

Zyad, in addition to his rich experience in Telecom, IT and business industry, he own a strong, long and excellent experience in regulatory, competition, compliance & legal affairs in the ICT fields and their related high management skills, including Technical regulations, Policies and licensing, Scarce resources licensing and allocations, leading & Participating in CITC, CITRA (Kuwait), CMA, Competition council, other KSA regulatory entities and operators committees belong to most of ICT statutes and related policies & regulations. He participated in many public consultations related to numbering, interconnection, universal services, Merge & acquisition, Tariff, Unified Licenses, MVNOs and other regulatory statutes and policies.

Zyad own 23 years of management experience, leading many technical & Business teams, committees, Departments, General departments & VP/Sectors in deferent ICT Business units, where 8 years of this leadership experience where spent exclusively in executive positions. He built the DR, Evacuation plans and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity FWs, GLs and requirements for the telecom operators and ICT industry.

In addition, Zyad is a member in several BoD and Committees, among them, VIVA Kuwait, Investment Holding Companies and Auditing and Risk Committees in STC group. During the last 20 years, he attended more than 50 national and international conferences, seminars and sophisticated trainings in most of ICT fields and topics (ITU, GSMA, SAMENA, Cullen, TM forum, TRMC, Legal & Regulatory forums, HP, Lucent, Cisco ...etc.), and participated as panelist & speaker in some of them. Zyad had been awarded by many key ICT industries, among them, but not limited to, STC GCEO, STC SVPs, CITC Governor, ITC CEO, Telsa, KFNL, Six Sigma.

Al Khwaiter35Yes129
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PeterExecutive Director and Associate General Counsel
Intel CorporationShow
GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR17 [1370] <strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships, Imperial Ballroom (F+G) : 14/July/2017 11:00-12:00GSR171370<strong>INDUSTRY TRACK</strong><br>Industry Leaders Debate - SESSION 2: Unleashing the potential – collaborative approaches between public & private sector and the role of strategic partnerships7/14/2017 11:007/14/2017 12:00Imperial Ballroom (F+G)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Peter Pitsch is the Executive Director of Federal Relations and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation. Prior to joining Intel, Pitsch was the president of Pitsch Communications from 1989 to 1998 which represented telecommunication’s clients before the FCC and Congress, provided business and regulatory planning, and published and lectured on U.S. regulatory policy. Pitsch was the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FCC from 1987 to 1989 where he advised the Chairman on all issues before the FCC including access reforms, price caps, major tariffs, and broadcasting. Before his move to Chief of Staff. Pitsch was Chief of Office of Plans and Policy. His responsibilities included managing the FCC policy office that provided recommendations on major issues such as access reforms, major tariffs, broadcast regulation, auction and spectrum allocations. From 1980 to 1981, Pitsch was a staff member of the Reagan Administration Transition Team which developed recommendations for reforming the Federal Trade Comnission with special focus on antitrust issues. He was a senior attorney at Montgomery Ward, Inc. from 1979 to 1981. He provided legal counsel and legislative lobbying of FTC, consumer protection, energy and international trade matters. Prior to that, he worked for three year as an attorney-advisor to Commissioner Calvin Collier at the Federal Trade Commission.

Mr. Pitsch received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1973 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Pitsch35Yes140
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Show
GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171390Concluding Discussion and Way Forward7/14/2017 12:007/14/2017 12:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)[Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description][Description]
  • Presentation of GSR17 Best Practice Guidelines
  • Summary of Pre-event Workshops
  • Presentation of CRO and RA reports
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BrahimaBDT Director
International Telecommunication UnionShow
GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171390Concluding Discussion and Way Forward7/14/2017 12:007/14/2017 12:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)ModeratorModeratorModérateurModeradorМодератор主持人وسيطMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد
Mr Brahima Sanou has been Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) since January 2011. Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term.

He draws on over thirty years of experience in the ICT sector at national and international level. 

A national of Burkina Faso, Mr Sanou is committed to promoting ICT as a major driving force for sustainable socio-economic development, in particular in least developed countries, remote and rural regions and amongst persons with special needs. His focus is on sharing knowledge and coordinated resources through multi-stakeholder, cross-sector platforms such as the m-Powering Development Initiative, the Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative and the ITU Academy.

Sanou36No118
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StephenChief Executive Officer
URCAShow
GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171390Concluding Discussion and Way Forward7/14/2017 12:007/14/2017 12:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيدThe Commonwealth of The BahamasThe Commonwealth of The BahamasLe Commonwealth des BahamasEl Commonwealth de las BahamasБагамские О-ва巴哈马البهاما

​Mr. Stephen Bereaux was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in March of 2017 having previously served as Director of Policy and Regulation (DPR) from July 2012 until his appointment as CEO. An Attorney by profession, Mr. Bereaux joined URCA in 2010 as a Senior Case Officer. Prior to his appointment with URCA, Bereaux was Senior Manager for Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Corproate Secretary at the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT).

Bereaux36No120
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BocarChief Executive Officer and CRO Chair
Samena Telecommunications CouncilShow
GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR17 [1390] Concluding Discussion and Way Forward, Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D) : 14/July/2017 12:00-12:30GSR171390Concluding Discussion and Way Forward7/14/2017 12:007/14/2017 12:30Imperial Ballroom (A+B+C+D)PanelistsPanelistsPanélistesPanelistasУчастники дискуссии小组成员المتحدثونMr.Mr.M.Sr.Г-н先生السيد

Bocar BA is a renowned advocacy specialist, business development expert, and a promoter of digital development throughout the Middle East and Africa regions. He globally chairs International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s Chief Regulatory Officers Meeting, a platform devoted to representing the interests of telecoms and ICT private sector. He also serves on the m-Powering Development Initiative's Advisory Board, and is the chairman of the m-Powering Development Initiative's Working Group on Partnerships.

BA, as CEO, leads SAMENA Telecommunications Council, a premier association of telecom operators, active within the South Asia - Middle East - North Africa region on digital development advocacy and sector partnerships between the private and the government sectors. He has spearheaded major initiatives in the interest of the digital communications industry.

As a knowledge contributor on digital development through effective policymaking, and as a strong believer in the need for realizing industry-wide collaboration and achieving socio-economic progress through ICT and incentivized investment in digitization, Bocar BA has been a speaker at various global industry platforms. He has built new global alliances as well as a strong ICT advocacy network to help address critical technology-centric and policy-level issues, currently being encountered within the industry.

BA also serves as director and board member in the leadership teams of several companies, active in the areas of investment, technology, management, and consultancy services. He is actively involved in the privatization processes in the MEA region and drives various investment projects, aiming to link new development opportunities throughout the region.

Ba36No119
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AnsordDirector General, OUR, Jamaica and Chairman
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Mr. Ansord E. Hewitt, Regulatory Specialist, Economist and Attorney-at-Law, is the new Director General of the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). Mr. Hewitt was appointed by the Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen, to serve for three years with effect from 2017 January 1.As Director General, Mr. Hewitt will be an ex officio member of the Office and he succeeds Mr. Albert Gordon, who demitted office on 2016 November 1.Mr. Hewitt, who was formerly the OUR’s Director of Regulation, Policy, Monitoring and Enforcement (RPME), has over twenty five years’ experience working and providing leadership at various levels in quasi-judicial organizations. His educational background covers law, management and economics with extensive specialised training in, among other areas: regulation, competition analysis, strategic planning, leadership, international negotiation and corporate planning.

Mr. Hewitt has charted a career in competition and regulatory analysis, joining the OUR in February 2000, where he has served in several positions including: Regulatory Economist, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Secretary to the Office (the first such) and most recently, the Director of RPME. Prior to joining the OUR, he worked at the Jamaica Bauxite Institute and the Fair Trading Commission as an Economist. He also lectured at the post graduate level on Regulation and Regulatory Reform in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona for over ten years and served as a tutor in the UWI’s Masters In Telecommunications Regulation and Policy Programme.The holder of a Masters degree in Regulation from the London School of Economics, obtained after being awarded a Chevening Scholarship in 1997, Mr. Hewitt also holds undergraduate honours degrees - Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics & Management (UWI), and Bachelor of Law (LL.B) from the University of London. He also holds a Certificate in Legal Education from the Norman Manley Law School.Occasionally, Mr. Hewitt has been a faculty member of the Public Utilities Research Centre, the University of Florida’s premier two-week certificate course in regulation. An accomplished writer, the new OUR Director General has presented and published papers locally and internationally.

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