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Monday, 05 Oct 2009
OpCl. 1 : Official Joint Forum Opening debate
Monday, 05 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 15:30, Room A, B & C
* Dr A. Reza Jafari, Chairman ITU Telecom Board and Chairman & CEO, e-Development International, United States
* Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, ITU
* , Secretario de Estado, Área de Organismos Internacionales, Secretaría de Estado de Telecomunicaciones y para la Sociedad de la Información, Spain
* Mr John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems, United States
* Mr Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson - Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden
* Mr Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO
* Mr E.E. Mitropoulos, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization, IMO

OpCl. 2 : Open Summit: ICTs for economic growth
Monday, 05 Oct 2009, 16:00 - 18:00, Room A, B & C
The global financial crisis has caused economic growth to slow or to reverse, proving especially hard for the poorest countries and individuals. The worst recession in eighty years has increased the pressure to generate fresh economic growth, with ICTs recognized as playing important roles both as a sector in its own right and as an input to other sectors. Some countries are making significant investments in ICTs as an economic stimulus, to create jobs and to boost the economy. Yet growth has to be both economically and environmentally sustainable.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How can ICTs contribute to accelerating economic growth? - What can governments to do or not do to maximise economic growth from ICTs? - Does the recession delay the achievement of the ICT Millennium Development Goals? - How has the global financial crisis changed the goods and services that customers are willing to pay for?
* Mr Adrian Finighan, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN, United Kingdom
* His Excellency Mr Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Australia
* His Excellency Dr Tarek Kamel, Minister, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
* Honourable Mr Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information , National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, United States
* Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman & Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises, India
* Mr Rajeev Suri, Chief Executive Officer, CTO IE Standards Mgmt, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Finland
* Mr Chiaki Ito, Member of the Board and Vice Chairman, Fujitsu Ltd, Japan
* Mr Mark Pecen, Vice President, Advance Technology, Research in Motion Limited, Canada

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009
ICT.1 : ICT as a transformational infrastructure of infrastructures
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room B
ICT and broadband connectivity has become a 21st century essential infrastructure just as transportation and energy were essential to the economic and social growth of the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, ICT, including broadband networks (fixed or mobile), broadcasting, the internet, computing devices, applications and services are increasingly becoming the enabling infrastructures driving economic growth and supporting social goals such as education, health care delivery, social inclusion and public safety.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Why is ICT so critical to other key infrastructures? - What are some specific examples of how ICT has improved economic growth? - How can ICT improve the delivery of social services such as education and health care? - What type of ecosystem is needed to foster the deployment and further adoption of ICT? - What are the biggest barriers to ICT fulfilling its promise to facilitate growth and social benefits?
* Mr Bosco Eduardo Fernandes, Former Head of European Smart Grid and Smart Metering Solutions, Huawei Technologies, Germany
* His Excellency Mr Philip L. Verveer, Ambassador, United States Coordinator, International Communications and Information Policy, United States Department of State, International Communications and Information Policy (CIP), United States
* Mr Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and Group CEO, Telenor Group, Norway
* Mr Satoshi Miura, CEO, R&D Planning Dept., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Group (NTT), Japan
* Ms Helen McDonald, Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Industry of Canada, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications, Canada
* Mr Sriram Viswanathan, Vice President, & MD, Intel Capital, GM, WiMAX Program Office, Intel Corporation, United States
* Mr Pascual Garcia Alba, Chief of Staff for Undersecretary of Communications, Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Mexico

GREEN.1 : Green@ict: A digital new deal
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room C
In today's economic crisis, Green ICT and ICT as a tool for greening other industries, are not only good tools for dealing with Climate Change but also as tools for economic sustainability. Hence it is no wonder that a key component of the economic stimulus agenda in US, Japan, Europe and many other regions, is the development of smart cities, of smart grids, of funding Green Research and Development. Today, we have the opportunity where smart homes, smart appliances, smart transportation, smart energy grids will all converge to enable us to use less energy, store more energy, monitor climate change, buy and sell renewable sources of energy, live, learn and play on seamless networks. However, one of the major obstacles remains that for now these are separate industries with different modus operandi and regulatory bodies.
KEY QUESTIONS: -Are we at a very unique juncture of history where the crossroads between ICT and Energy Technologies offer us with myriad options to alleviate the Climate Crisis, Financial Crisis and the Security Crisis all in one swoop? -Is it time we coordinate the upgrading of the Energy Grid and broadband networks to maximize an effective intelligent energy information highway? -Should the role of ICT in Climate Change be central to the upcoming Copenhagen conference as a follow up from the Kyoto Climate change meeting?
* Mr Marc Gottschalk, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, United States
* Mr Hans Vestberg, President & CEO, Ericsson - Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Sweden
* Mr Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization, WMO
* Mr Rob Conway, GSM Association, United Kingdom
* Mr Henry Derwent, President & CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Switzerland
* Mr Rajiv Mehrotra, Founder and Chairman, Shyam Telecom, India
* Mr Michael Keating, Executive Director, Africa Progress Panel / Kofi Annan Foundation, Switzerland

SEC.1 : Tackling cyberthreats: towards effective global partnerships
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room B
No country or operator acting alone can ensure its own cybersecurity; global partnerships are necessary and unavoidable. The day-to-day functioning of the global economy, basic services, health programs and individual activities rely on efficient and fully operational Information and Communication Technologies.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How vulnerable is the system that is at the base of every service, transaction, communication and exchange required for the steady functioning of the global economy and individual well-being? - Is there a real risk? From who? What? What are the most vulnerable targets? - Did we learn from Estonia? - How are international multilateral cooperative mechanisms evolving? - What gaps still need to be filled?

This session has been prepared in cooperation with the Geneva Security Forum (GSF)
* Mrs Maria Livanos Cattaui, Chair, Strategic Advisory Committee, Geneva Security Forum, Switzerland
* His Excellency Mr Juhan Parts, Minister, Communications Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
* Mr Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and Founder, Kaspersky Lab, Russian Federation
* Mr Carlos Solari, Vice President, Central Quality, Security, Reliability, Alcatel-Lucent USA, United States
* Mr Chihiro Sawada, Vice President, NEC Corporation, Japan
* Mr Carlos Moreira, CEO, WiseKey S.A., Switzerland
   Mr Mohamed Shihab, Advisor, Centre for Policy and International Cooperation, IMPACT - International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats, Malaysia

TECH.1 : Innovating towards new wireless networks
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room K
The transition to all-IP broadband networks in both the fixed and mobile environments has emerged as both a significant driver and a future enabler. The demand for broadband is evidenced by the rapidly growing focus on advanced FTTx rollouts and the huge increases in traffic experienced in HSPA networks. But, unlike traditional voice services, broadband revenues are not proportional to broadband traffic volumes. Sustainable broadband services are only possible if new network technologies can be deployed that deliver a much lower cost per bit. Future networks will need to deliver global connectivity between devices, networks, services and applications for a globally interoperable future ICT infrastructure.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What will be the nature of the convergence of mobile and fixed broadband services? - What are the implications of these technologies on network development and service provision ?
* Mr Valery Timofeev, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU
* Mr Adrian Scrase, Head of 3GPP Mobile Competence Centre, ETSI, France
* Dr Yutaka Yasuda, Chairman of Board of Directors, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
* Mr Barry West, President International and Chief Architect , Clearwire, United States
* Mr Sen Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, TDIA, China
* Mr Yuri Gromakov, Director General, OJSC Intellect-Telecom, Russian Federation

SEC.2 : The real costs of cybersecurity
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room E
One estimate is that cybercrime, stolen data and the associated repairs, cost business US$1 trillion in 2008. Despite the countermeasures, there has been continuing rapid evolution in the malware "industry", such as the development of botnets to deliver spam, trojan attacks on social networks and phishing to obtain personal details for identity theft. New threats will require new spending to limit their effects.
KEY QUESTIONS: : - How high can, or should, the costs of effective cybersecurity go? - What are the best (affordable) management tools to protect data, identities, the integrity of businesses, governments and individuals? - How do we persuade individuals to protect their computers and mobile phones? - Where will the next generation of cyberthreats come from?

This session has been prepared in cooperation with the Geneva Security Forum (GSF)
* His Excellency Mr Daniel A. Sepulveda, Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and United States Coordinator for International Comm, United States Department of State, International Communications and Information Policy (CIP), United States
* Mr Pirkka Palomäki, Chief Technology Officer, F-Secure Corp., Finland
* Mr Alexander Seger, Head of Data Protection and Cybercrime Division, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe, EC
* Prof. Ross Anderson, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
* Mr Raj Puri, CEO, Yaana Technologies, United States
* Ms Cristine Hoepers, General Manager, CERT br/NIC.br, Brazil

ICT.2 : Using ICT as a stimulus: Stories from around the world
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room F
Countries across the world have developed economic stimulus programs to address the global recession. Many of these stimulus plans incorporate ICT, including broadband, as key elements designed to create jobs, create platforms for innovation, attract investment and drive new economic actitivity. This session examines different approaches taken in different countries with what types of results.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How have different countries incorporated ICT into their stimulus packages? - What role does broadband play in the stimulus packages? - Are there specific programs targeted to rural areas? - What are the different approaches taken in emerging and developed economies? - How are the programs funded? - What role is government playing? Innovative regulation or government funding? - What are the expected outcomes in terms of jobs and investment?
* Mrs Walda Roseman, COO, Internet Society, United States
* Dr J.S. Sarma, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), India
* Mr Keng Thai Leong, Deputy Chief Executive and Director-General, Telecoms & Post, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Singapore
* Prof. Toshio Obi, Director, ITU-Waseda ICT Research Center, Waseda University, Japan
* Mr Tad Deriso, President and CEO, Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative - (MBC), United States
* Mr Ken Ducatel, Head of Unit, European Commission , EC
* Mr Bruno Lippens, Sous-directeur, Pictet Asset Management SA, Switzerland

BUS.1 : Driving innovation and sustaining new business models across markets
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room G
A key policy goal of ubiquitous ICT and broadband is to foster innovation, not only in the ICT sectors but also across the economy. Thus, the reference to ICT as the infrastructure of infrastructures. As ICT and broadband become widely adopted and used, they become platforms for the development of new services and even new technological development. This session examines how ICT and broadband can foster and stimulate innovation.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What types of new business activity and business models are being developed as a result of ICTs and broadband? - How are ICTs and broadband deployment and adoption stimulating new forms of content including more local content? - What needs to be done to promote local content and local language? - What roles will IPR protection, privacy, and standards play in ICTs driven innovation? - What are potential regulatory barriers to widespread adoption of ICTs and broadband?
* Mr Michael Kende, Partner, Analysys Mason, United States
* Ms Daphna Steinmetz, VP and Chief Innovation Officer, Comverse Inc., United States
* Dr Shanzi Chen, CTO, DaTang Telecom Technology & Industry Group, China
* Mr Preet Virk, Director, Global Network Segment Marketing, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., United States
* Mr Luis Jorge Romero Saro, Former Director of Devices and Customer Networks, Telefónica, Freelance, Spain
* Mr John Frieslaar, CTO Key Accounts, CTO Office, Huawei Technologies, United Kingdom
* Mr Kees Rovers, Founder and Director, Close the Gap B.V., Netherlands

TECH.2 : Service and application delivery in a converged world
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room K
Next generation networks in an all-IP world will provide high capacity pipes for the delivery of services. What will fill those pipes, who will be the service providers and what will be the key competitive differentiator? Forecasters paint a future dominated by waves of consumer video, a future in which best effort will no longer be sufficient and where real time and non-real time services have to coexist. Service providers will need to deploy architectural frameworks that support policy control of access networks and continuously monitor and ensure the user's quality of experience. Quality of experience, driven by technology though the implementation of appropriate architectures and best practices, is becoming a key competitive differentiator.
* Mr Olof Schybergson, Co-Founder and CEO, Fjord, United Kingdom
* Mr Michael G. Hill, Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives, Sales, Services, and Business Development, IBM, United States
* Mr Alistair Barros, Vice President and Chief Development Architect, SAP AG, Germany
* Mr Bosco Novak, Chief Market Operations Officer, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
* Mr Jeffrey Ganek, Chairman & CEO, Neustar, Inc., United States
* Mr Arduino Patacchini, Director, Multimedia & Value Added Services Department, Eutelsat, France
* Mr Eric Ho, Chief Marketing Officer of International Software Unit, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, China

SEC.3 : Managing digital identity: the good, the bad, the ugly
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room E
DDigital identities are central to modern life, in performing banking transactions, making purchases, obtaining medical treatment, not to mention building and maintaining your personal or corporate reputation. Identity theft has become a serious threat, both on the Internet and in data recovered from stolen or second hand discs and computers. Protecting corporate, customer, employee and personal digital identity is of critical importance.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How to properly protect critical data? - What tools are now available to protect digital identity and how best to implement them in your country or company? - How to implement and improve identity management processes?

This session has been prepared in cooperation with the Geneva Security Forum (GSF)
* Mrs Deborah Taylor Tate, Special Envoy for ITU Child Online Protection, United States
* Mr Rajagopalan Ramamurthy, Chairman, Cyber Society of India, India
* Mr Pascal Thoniel, Chairman Executive & CTO, NTX Research SA, France
* Mr Robert Hensler, Chairman of the Board, Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland
* Ms Jaya Baloo, Practice Lead, EMEA, Discovery, Solution Integration & Innovation EMEA, Professionnal Services, Verizon Business, Netherlands
* Mrs Kelly Richdale, Vice President Sales and Marketing, ID Quantique, United States

ICT.3 : What we know about ICT and economic growth?
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room F
Much has been written about the importance of ICT and broadband for economic growth and social improvement. However, empirical studies linking ICT deployment and adoption to job creation and economic growth are just recently being undertaken since ICT and broadband are still at relatively early stages of their development. It took decades before the full economic impact of railways and electricity in the 19th century and telephones and computers in the 20th century were felt and could be documented. This session examines the state of what is known about the impact of ICT and broadband.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What do we know about the link between ICT and broadband and economic activity and growth? - What are some of the studies or data linking ICT and economic growth? - What factors most affect the adoption and use of ICT? - What are the salient facts to present to a governmental actor (e.g. Minister) considering ICT? - What questions can be identified for future research?
* Prof. Diane Coyle, Professor, Enlightenment Economics, United Kingdom
* His Excellency Mr Tifatul Sembiring, Minister, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia
* His Excellency Mr Ivan John Uy, Chairman, Telecommunications Office, Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), Philippines
* Mr Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD , France
* Mr Mark Williams, Economist, World Bank Group , World Bank

DEV.1 : Rethinking rural access: The microtelecom business
Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room G
With established markets in developed countries either saturated or maturing, the telecoms business is turning to the huge untapped pool of potential customers: the rural residents of the world's emerging economies. The term microtelecom to describe the optimization of telecom infrastructures and business models for the "bottom of the pyramid" low-income, hard-to-reach communities in rural areas. However, bringing access to regions with unstable power supplies and low income subscribers requires fresh thinking on which technologies should be used and the business case for growth. This session considers growth projections for access in rural economies, the technology and business challenges these markets present, and some innovative approaches being taken by both established and new players.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What are some of the hidden challenges and opportunities for telcos? - How can good KPIs be established to enable replicable models to be developed?
* Mr Bill Kerr-Smith, Principal Industry Specialist, Global Information and Communication Technologies, The World Bank - International Finance Corporation (IFC CITTM), World Bank
* Mrs Khédija Ghariani, Secretary General, Arab Information and Communication Technology Organization (AICTO), Tunisia
* Mr Bob Lyazi, Director, Rural Communications Dvpt Fund (RCDF), Uganda Communications Commission, AUSAFA
* Mr José Rafael Vargas, Secretario de Estado, Presidente del INDOTEL, Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones (INDOTEL), Dominican Rep.
* Ms Lynne A. Dorward, Chief Group Regulatory Affairs Officer, Zain Group, Bahrain
* Mr Bruce Baikie, President & Founder, Green-Wi-Fi, United States
* Mr Vishal Sehgal, Research Scholar, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009
CEO.1 : Globalization and localization
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room B
Global markets allow economies of scale and scope that enable low prices, making devices and services affordable and more widely accessible. In response consumers are adopting many innovations but also rejecting others. . Increasingly consumers create and define their own markets, at the extreme down to a customised market of one. Consumers are altering their expenditure patterns and, in so doing, are imposing challenges to both old and new business models on the suppliers.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How does a global company enable individuals to create their own experience? - Will the brand appearing on that experience be the manufacturer, the operator, the service provider, the social network or the user? - Who gets paid and how does the money flow through the value chain? " How are the people at the bottom of the pyramid to be engaged in a rich service environment?
* Ms Patricia Szarvas, Anchor, CNBC, United Kingdom
* Mr Ryuuji Yamada, President and CEO, NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan
* Mr CaiJi Zhen, Chairman and President, DaTang Telecom Technology & Industry Group, China
* Dr Homoud Al-Kussayer, Vice-President Regulatory Affairs, STC, Saudi Arabia
* Mr Matthew Kirk, Group External Affairs Director, Vodafone Group Services Ltd, United Kingdom
* Mr Carlos López-Blanco, Global Head for Corporate and Public Affairs, Telefonica SA, Spain
* Mr Adolfo Hernandez, VP and President EMEA, Alcatel-Lucent, France

BUS.2 : Defining new business models: Working with price point zero?
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room C
For many activities consumers do not expect to pay, forcing suppliers to rely on advertising revenues or to create complex bundles of devices, applications and services with cross-subsidisation. Some applications and services are launched without a well focused business model, waiting to discover how they are used in the hope of later finding a way to make money.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Are expectations of "free" services an unreasonable constraint on new business models? - How does bundling affect the value chain? - What are the metrics that advertisers expect from new services?
* Mr Keith Willetts, Chairman & CEO, TM Forum, United States
* Mr Russell Buckley, Vice President, Global Alliances, AdMob Inc., United Kingdom
* Mr Roberto Dini, Sisvel's Founder and Intellectual Property Expert, Italy & Europe, Sisvel spa, Italy
* Mr Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and CEO, The Futures Agency, Switzerland
* Mr Anoop Gupta, Corporate Vice President Technology Policy & Strategy, Microsoft Corporation, United States

CoNG.1-1 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Open expert Forum - Infrastructure innovations
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room A
Worldwide, many leading mobile operators are planning for the trial and 2010 launch of next generation mobile networks. The launch promises to provide a step-change in user experience as well as network performance. This session will present the current status and provide an outlook on selected critical areas for successful next generation mobile network deployment, such as backhaul, open interfaces, trials and testing.
- How will next generation mobile backhaul networks cope with the rising traffic, the increased reliability requirements and the needs for differentiated quality of service treatment? - What further developments are expected in the area of radio access and how will transition strategies look? - What are the greatest challenges in the migration towards access-agnostic, all-IP core networks? What is the impact on the service landscape?
* Mr Philipp Deibert, Executive Programme Manager, NGMN Alliance, Germany
* Mr Lance Hiley, VP Market Strategy, Cambridge Broadband Networks, United Kingdom
* Mr Khurram Sheikh, Chief Product and Development Officer, Powerwave Technologies, United States
* Mr Ken Hawk, CEO, Ubidyne GmbH, Germany
* Mr Edwin Paalvast, Vice President, Customer Advocacy, Cisco

TECH.3 : CTO Roundtable for growth
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room C
Technology is constantly evolving, shaped by market forces and the needs of business and consumers. While the economic situation is having its impact on new product development, the emergence of new services and applications is a constant stimulus to innovation in the ICT industry. Picking winners and losers is a particular challenge in a difficult economic climate. To meet the challenge of 'Internet for the next One Billion+' will require meeting the requirements of new markets, new user demands, new services on the network and evolving infrastructure. The global standardization landscape will need to be clarified to avoid overlaps and complexity in standards development and to ensure that industry priorities are met and met rapidly. The growth of cloud computing raises many new challenges and concerns about climate change and energy-efficiency add a new dimension to product development.
* Mr Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU
* Dr Stephan Scholz, CTO, Nokia Siemens Networks GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
* Mr Samsoo Pyo, CTO, KT Corporation, Korea (Rep. of)
* Mr Hakan Eriksson, CTO, Telefon AB LM Ericsson, Sweden
* Mr Paul Excell, COO, Innovation, BT Group, United Kingdom
* Dr Kazuo Murano, Executive Advisor, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
* Mr Philippe Lucas, Vice President, International Standard & Industry Relationships, France Telecom Orange, France
* Dr Yingtao Li, President of Central R&D Unit, Huawei Technologies Co.Ltd, China

REG.1 : Regulating in times of crisis
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room B
Regulation is both a substitute for and a compliment to competition - it encourages and protects market entry, protects consumers and ensures ever wider access to services. In the current economic situation some operators find it more difficult to obtain the substantial capital needed to build new networks and hence are questioning existing regulatory structures; especially those that can be seen to potentially reduce operator revenues or remove some of the benefits of innovation.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How will the competitive landscape have changed as we come out of the global financial crisis? - Are regulatory "holidays" justified by the global financial crisis? - When does a market failure require intervention? - What are the Key Performance Indicators that regulators use for self-assessment?
* Mr Stewart White, MESA Head of Telecommunications, KPMG, United Kingdom
* Mr Masataka Kawauchi, Director-General for International and Technology Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan
* Mr Matthias Kurth, President, Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunication, Post and Railway, Germany
* Dr Amr Badawi, Board Member, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
* Mr Jean-Ludovic Silicani, Président, Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), France
* Mr Mohammad Omran, Chairman, ETISALAT, United Arab Emirates
* Mr Doyle Gallegos, Global Practice Leader Connectivity Infrastructure, The World Bank, United States

CoNG.1-2 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Open expert Forum - Future mobile applications
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room A
Consumer demand for mobile applications is taking off while device manufacturers, mobile operators, retailers, software / OS companies and others provide the required distribution platforms and application stores. The challenge for the industry is how to successfully embrace the change that comes with the growing speed and numbers of developers (and their applications). this session will review many of these challenges from different angles - business models, marketing strategies, technology, co-operation models with developers, organisational impact and others.
- What business, technology and platform changes are required to address the challenges that come with the growing speed and numbers of mobile application developers? - How can open source platforms and open networks drive innovation? - How can the fragmentation of mobile platforms and devices be addressed?
* Mr Thibaut Rouffineau, VP Developer Partnerships, WIP (Wireless Industry Partnership), United Kingdom
* Mr Mike Yonker, VP, Wireless Engineering, The Nielsen Mobile, United States
* Mr Joe Barrett, Senior Director Strategic Marketing, Qualcomm, United States
* Mr Emiliano Ceraldi, Sr Project Manager, Business Innovation, Telecom Italia's delegate in GSMA 3rd Party Access Project, Telecom Italia, Italy
* Dr Toshitaka Tsuda, Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan
* Mr Jérôme Lepeu, CFO, Lotaris, France
   Mr Vittorio Maffei, COO, Mobango, United Kingdom

GREEN.2 : Green ICT practices: going beyond corporate social responsibility
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 13:00 - 14:00, Room E
Many companies today are already recognizing that going Green is not just a "nice to do" or "must do" under the auspices of corporate social responsibility. Many organizations have taken it out of CSR and incorporated cross cutting measures across the whole organization; some even have Chief Energy Officers Energy efficiency is clearly a low hanging fruit. It is the easiest and quickest thing companies can to do reduce OPEX. Often telecommunications service providers fund that more than 45% of OPEX is spent on energy. Some obvious examples can be found in data centres, and innovative techniques such as water cooling, passive cooling, flywheel storage, virtualisation of servers and data centres, have reduced OPEX considerably..Yet as this is a nascent field, there are no clear best practices and it is important to create a platform for debate and dialogue.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Can we break the old linear model of production, consumption and waste? - Are there best practices for greening ICT products, production, consumption and waste and a company's supply chain? - What are the replicable green business practices that can be taken to make great strides to significantly reduce capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) for businesses? - How can ICT be used as a tool to reduce carbon footprint of companies? - What are the KPIs for successful sustainable business practices?
* Ms Camille Mendler, Head of Enterprise Verticals, Informa telecoms & media, United Kingdom
* Sir Stephen Gomersall, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive For Europe, Hitachi, Ltd., Japan
* Ms Monique Morrow, CTO Asia Pacific and Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems, Hong Kong, China
* Mr Paul Excell, COO, Innovation, BT Group, United Kingdom
* Mr Alberto Andreu Pinillos, Director, Telefonica S.A., Spain

CoNG.2 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Deployment scenarios and plans
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 13:00 - 14:00, Room A
Data capacity constraints in current networks, revenue opportunities with next generation services and the chance to reduce the overall cost per bit of traffic are the key drivers behind the migration towards next generation mobile networks. For the individual operator, the right strategy that allows for the best timing and the most cost effective deployment is crucial in order to become successful. This session of the "Mobile Broadband 2010+" stream with NGMN Board members focuses on vision and reality of next generation mobile broadband with regards to deployment scenarios and plans. The CTO-level speakers from global leading operators representing the regions Europe, Asia, USA/Canada provide an overview on different regional or market-specific deployment scenarios as well as specific regional challenges and the ways to address them. Furthermore, the audience will gain first-hand insights into technology status, trial results, deployment plans and the challenges encountered on the way to fulfilling the NGMN Alliance milestones for the initial launch of next generation mobile networks as early as 2010.
- What are the major challenges to successfully launching next generation mobile networks in 2010? - Which deployment scenarios are prevalent for m ature and emerging markets? And: what are the major drivers? - What specific challenges are operators facing and what are the key enablers to be in place for a successful deployment (e.g. interoperability, security, roaming, etc.)? - What role does the availability of spectrum play?
* Dr Peter Meissner, Operating Officer, NGMN Alliance, Germany
* Dr Jae Woan Byun, Senior Vice President, Head of Institute of Network Technology, SK Telecom Co. Ltd, Korea (Rep. of)
* Ms Kristin S. Rinne, Senior Vice President, Architecture and Planning, AT&T, United States
* Mr Mitsunobu Komori, Exec. Vice President, CTO, Member of the Board of Directors, Managing Dir. of R&D Center, NTT DOCOMO Inc., Japan
* Mr Cayetano Carbajo Martin, Director of Technology, Telefonica S.A., Spain

SEC.4 : Best practices for cybersecurity: What should governments be doing for protecting children online?
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 14:00 - 16:00, Room E
The expansion of the Internet has included and often been led by younger users, sometimes with little, if any, parental oversight or guidance on the dangers of cyberspace. In some developed countries, children get their first mobile phone at eight years of age or younger, allowing them in many cases uncontrolled access not only to text and picture messaging but also to the Internet. The widespread availability of inexpensive web cams and the integration of higher definition cameras into mobile phones or other handheld devices have compounded the dangers or created new ones e.g. the practice of "sexting"; sending sexual images between children, which can be manipulated or intercepted or are posted on websites. Bullying, the indiscriminate use of "chat rooms" on-line, access to age-inappropriate content and exposure to sexual predators are among the better known and more worrying problems which have come in the wake of the emergence of the Internet into the mass consumer market.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What should government be doing to help make these technologies safer for children? What can governments do to increase children's awareness of the issues, and how can they help children keep themselves safe? What role can governments play in reaching out to parents, guardians and educators to help them help their children? What can be done to improve the tracking and prosecution of pedophiles or to keep them away from sites which children use? Is there a role for child-friendly safe zones and should governments be involved in constructing them? What other threats are children facing on-line?
* Mr John Carr, Secretary, Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety, United Kingdom
* Her Excellency Mrs Jasna Matic, Secretary of State for Digital Agenda, Digital Agenda Administration, Ministry of Foreign and Domestic Trade and Telecommunications, Serbia
* Mr Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, Chairman, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, Malaysia
* Ms Nenita La Rose, Executive Director, Child Helpline International, Netherlands
* Dr Rachel O Connell, Chief Security Officer, Bebo, United Kingdom
* Ms Natasha Jackson, Head of Content Policy, GSM Association, United Kingdom
* Mr Dieter Carstensen, Executive Board of eNACSO, Save the Children Denmark, Denmark

TECH.4 : Future entertainment and mobile broadband
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room K
The deployment of next generation networks will allow service providers to supply new innovative offerings such as multi-play services, IPTV, fixed-mobile convergence solutions and enterprise telephony. A torrent of competitive broadband offerings is about to be unleashed in both the mobile and fixed environments. Soon there will be support for high-definition television content, HD VoD services and high-speed data traffic that will be available to consumers in and around the network and to any device and place the consumer demands.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What role will unicast, multicast and broadcast technologies play in delivering these offerings? Will success come through IPTV, internet TV or Mobile TV? Will home networks become integrated into existing infrastructure?
* Mr Masahito Kawamori, TSR Coordinator / Senior Research Scientist, NTT and ITU-T IPTV-GSI, ITU
* Prof. Hugh Bradlow, CTO, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Australia
* Mr Mun-Kee Choi, President, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Korea (Rep. of)
* Mr Ricky Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd, Hong Kong, China
* Mr Colin Morrison, Senior Director of Sales EMEA, TV and Entertainment, Microsoft, United States
* Mr Frederic Astier, Head of Marketing & Communications - CMO, Nokia Siemens Networks Gmbh, Spain
* Mr Yoichi Maeda, Chairman ITU-T SG 15, TTC, ITU

ICT.4 : Broadband for all
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room F
If ICT and broadband are essential infrastructures along with energy and transportation, it is not enough that ICT and broadband be available to only a portion of society. Rather, it is critical that they be available to all segments of society in order for all individuals, and society as a whole, to benefit from the transformative nature of ICT. This session examines various programs utilized in different countries to extend ICT and broadband to all.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Reconciling mobile broadband with universal service in an NGN world - What is the appropriate balance between markets and government to achieve universal access? - What are different USO models developed in different countries? - Which have been more/less successful in achieving their goals? - What are some innovative USO programs around the world? - What are the relationships between driving supply and creating demand? - Why have USO funds been so difficult to spend in some countries?
* Dr Marko Jagodic, Advisor to the Director General, ISKRATEL, Slovenia
* Dr Imad Y. Hoballah, Chairman and CEO, Head of Telecommunications Technologies Unit, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Lebanon
* Mr Patricio Northland Verdejo, Chief Executive Officer, Satélites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. (SATMEX), Mexico
* Dr Mohammad Shakouri, Corporate Vice President Innovation and Marketing, Vice President, WiMAX Forum, United States
* Mr Greg Wyler, Founder and CEO, O3b Networks Ltd., United Kingdom
* Mr Guangcheng Li, President, Fiberhome International Technologies Co., Ltd., China
* Dr Nongluck Phinainitisart, President, The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council, APSCC
* Mr Patrick Mwesigwa, Executive Director, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Uganda

DEV.2 : ICTs innovation for emergency response and disaster relief
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room G
The innovation, interoperability and correct usage of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs systems in crisis management situations is about saving lives and preventing the maximum property destruction. Currently every emergency response and disaster relief operation is riddled with IT black holes and handicapped by information structures that are closed and inaccessible.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What technological innovations need to be implemented? - How to better use the ICTs we already have?
* Mr Patrick McDougal, Vice President - Corporate Development, Inmarsat, United Kingdom
* Mr Michel Bobillier, Global Business Development Executive, Trusted Identity Initiative, IBM Suisse SA, United States
* Dr Sven Gustav Rohte, Chief Commercial Officer, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, United Arab Emirates
* Mr Nihat Oktay, VP & CMO, TURKSAT Uydu Haberlesme Kablo TV ve isletme A.S., Turkey
* Mr Jeffrey White, Regional Director EMEA and Russia, Iridium Satellite LLC, United States
* Mr Emad Elmasry, Director, Corporate Strategy, Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT), Saudi Arabia

CoNG.3 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Operational Excellence
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room A
Deployment of next generation technology will effectively address the capacity constraints in current mobile networks. Furthermore, next generation mobile networks will provide customers with a step-change in user experience and therefore will act as an enabling platform for future services - promising top-line growth for operators, vendors and service providers. However, as the financial crisis currently shapes many strategic decisions, the focus for next generation business cases also has to be shifted to demonstrate tangible cost and efficiency improvements in network deployment and operations - this means going beyond capacity and service considerations. In the three introductory presentations of this session, Executives from Operators will give insights into their requirements and current plans to significantly optimise efficiency and performance in next generation mobile networks. In the following panel discussion, leading global ICT vendors will provide an overview on latest solutions and innovations to approach these challenges. Major items for discussion will include levers for increasing operational efficiency (e.g. self-optimising networks and operation & maintenance enhancements), and new measures to enhance the overall network performance (e.g. backhaul solutions, open network interfaces, bandwidth aggregation solutions and roaming).
- What are the main challenges to be addressed to ensure successful deployment and improved operations? " What are the solutions and innovations vendors can provide in the areas of operational efficiency? "What other technology enhancements are planned to improve network performance and capabilities (e.g. measures to enhance spectral efficiency and multi-vendor networks)?
* Mr Reinhard Kreft, Head of Standardisation, Industry Alliances and Academia, Vodafone Group Services GmbH, Germany
* Mr Gunther Ottendorfer, Technology Director Europe, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
* Mr Dawei Zhang, Director of Wireless, China Mobile, United States
* Mr Bruce Rodin, Vice President Wireless Technology, Bell Canada, Canada
* Mr Paul Larbey, Vice President, Next Generation Mobile Access, Alcatel-Lucent, France
* Dr Richard Lau, Chief Scientist, Telcordia Technologies Inc., United States
* Mr Marc Rouanne, Head of Radio Access, Nokia Siemens Networks, Finland
* Mr Jonathan Morgan, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Starent, United States
* Mr Ying Weimin, President, LTE Product Line, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, China
* Mr Erik Ekudden, VP, Head of Technology and Industry, Ericsson AB, Sweden

TECH.5 : Future spectrum needs: supporting a digital transition
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room K
The future is wireless - but frequency spectrum is limited. There has long been a need to find new ways of sharing spectrum and, with a future dominated by mobile broadband and consumer video, addressing that challenge has now become paramount. Attention is now being focused on the use of lower frequencies for mobile broadband networks to provide wider coverage in rural areas and improved indoor penetration in urban areas. The availability of "digital dividend" spectrum resulting from the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial TV is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - but an opportunity that is by no means certain to materialise given other demands on this spectrum.
* Dr Stuart Sharrock, Chairman, Telemates, ICIN Events, United Kingdom
* Mr Karl-Heinz Laudan, Vice President Spectrum and Technology Policy, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
* Dr Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane, CEO, Sentech Ltd., South Africa
* Mr Phillip L. Spector, Executive Vice President, Business Development, & General Counsel, Intelsat, United States
* Mr Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, Chairman, UMTS Forum, France
* Mr Lieven Vermaele, Director, Technology and Development, European Broadcasting Union, EBU

GREEN.3 : Measuring up: Goodbye to green washing
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room E
There is much innovation now on Green ICT, including new network technologies such as NGN, solar powered chargers, universal chargers, more energy efficient modes for power operation of devices and solar powered base stations But there are currently no standard measures to be able to compare one solution from another (fixed versus mobile) or to measure the impact of ICTs on reducing energy consumption ion other sectors. This session will highlight the difficulties in comparing one Green ICT innovation from another. Last year, the ITU-T created a Focus Group on ICT and Climate Change open to all. One of the key objectives of the group was to develop a methodology to describe and estimate the energy consumption of ICTs over their entire lifecycle. The Group completed its work in spring 2009. Customers who see the benefits of going green are often left confused or shortchanged. Exchanging ideas on these issues and seeing how better measurement can be implemented to help advance the Green ICT and avoid "green washing" will be a timely discussion for this audience.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Can we adequately compare different green products or does this amount to comparing apples with oranges? - With the level of complexity and differing functions at the network and data centre level, is it possible to come up with meaningful metrics for the green industry? - How can we use measurements developed in other domains e.g. government policy? Is there a need to coordinate these various efforts?
* Dr Keith Dickerson, Head of Global Standards, BT, United Kingdom
* Mr Patrick Pax, Solutions Marketing - M2M and Green IT, Orange Business Services, Switzerland
* Mr Luc Ceuppens, Vice President of Marketing, Juniper Networks, United States
* Dr Yoh Somemura, Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor, Environmental Management & Provisioning Project, NTT Information Sharing Laboratory Group, Japan
* Mr Thomas Spiller, Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company, Belgium
* Mr Olivier Dupont, Consulting Engineer, office of President, Cisco, France

ICT.5 : Driving demand - Accelerating adoption
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room F
Even though ICT and broadband technology and services are widely available, they are often not adopted or used. Many factors ranging from affordability, education, culture, language, and perceived utility affect adoption of ICT and broadband. This session examines what factors affect people's decisions/ability to use ICT and broadband and what can be done to improve rates of adoption and utilization.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What are the key factors affecting decisions to use ICTs/broadband? - How important is price? - How important is local content? - What is the right balance between the market and government intervention? - What role do/can social networks play in driving demand? - How important are traditional media in creating demand for ICTs/broadband? - What are some specific examples of program that have increased demand/utilization?
* Mr Craig E. Ehrlich, Forum Advisory Comittee Member, Chairman, Novare Technologies, Hong Kong, China
* Mr Kamil Gökhan Bozkurt, Chief Executive Officer, Türk Telekom Group, Turkey
* Mr Daniel Rosenne, Chairman, Tadiran Telecom Communications Services, Israel
* Mr Suraj Shetty, Vice President, Worldwide Service Provider Marketing, Cisco Systems, United States
* Mr Rajat Kathuria, Professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, India
* Dr Heather E. Hudson, Professor and Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Alaska Anchorage, United States

BUS.3 : Connected health: innovative business models and clinical practice
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room G
Advances in ICTs can effectively be leveraged to address some of society's most important challenges in health. Although states have the principal responsibility for action and industry drives innovation and investment in this sector, individuals and communities should remain the main beneficiaries. In this interactive session will engage panelists and the audience in an in depth exploration of key themes, priorities and challenges in eHealth for the future.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How can ICTs transform health care? " What does it take to make eHealth a reality? - Are there differences between developed and emerging countries? - What can be learned from other sectors? - What specific actions are required now? And by whom? - How much will proper eHealth cost? And, how much will it save? - What needs to happen to accelerate the development of eHealth systems and drive their use?
* Prof. Lizbeth Goodman, Director of Research, Futurelab, United Kingdom
* Ms Isabel Lobos, Executive Director, Asociación TulaSalud, ONG, Guatemala
* Mr Lawrence Mulinda Nyanzi, Senior Systems Analyst, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Uganda
* Mr Hilmi Quraishi, Co-Founder & Project Director for Social Initiatives, ZMQ Software Systems, India
* Mr Bob Gann, Interim Head of Business Development - International, NHS Direct, United Kingdom
* Dr Ramesh S. Krishnamurthy, Scientist, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

CoNG.4 : ITU - NGMN: Mobile Broadband 2010+: Customer Impact
Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room A
Smartphones continue to be the device industry's fastest growing segment, with on average 15 times higher data traffic per device compared to the rest of the market. At the same time, new mobile broadband device segments emerge with Consumer Electronics (CE) equipment and Netbooks. In addition, mobile broadband Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services promise to grow the addressable market even further. This means therefore, that the proliferation and increasing adoption of mobile broadband wireless devices are major drivers behind the industry transition towards next generation networks. Furthermore, the early availability and the right feature set of wireless devices, for the network launch in 2010, are essential to make this starting phase a success. In this session, Senior Management representatives from all major device manufacturers will provide insights into the current status and plans in the area of wireless broadband devices. Major items for discussion will be device availability, feature set and form factor for launch of next generation mobile networks in 2010, emerging device segments and services (CE, Netbooks, M2M) and (open) device platforms (e.g. Symbian, Android).
- How does the vendor device portfolio look like for 2010 and what are the features and capabilities? - What are the major challenges to ensure availability of devices and handsets? - How can the industry provide a fruitful environment for future service development and innovation given the ongoing fragmentation of device platforms? - Which services will leverage the capabilities of next generation mobile networks? - What is the device roadmap for the next years?
* Dr Karim Taga, Managing Partner, Global Practice Leader TIME, Arthur D Little Austria GmbH, Austria
* Mr Joonho Park, Vice President, Head of Standards & Industry Initiative, Samsung Electronics, Korea (Rep. of)
* Mr Thorsten Heins, CEO, Research in Motion Ltd - RIM, Canada
* Mr Manash Goswami, Director Business Development, Motorola, United States
* Mr Mikko Mäkinen, Director, Nokia LTE Business Program, Nokia, Finland
* Mr Vieri Vanghi, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm

Thursday, 08 Oct 2009
CEO.2 : Adapting to circumstances
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room B
Disruptive changes come from economic, social and technological sources, and by definition are ifficult to predict. Simultaneously, we have customers adopting fixed broadband and abandoning fixed line subscriptions. Some innovations disappear, while others become ubiquitous. Manufacturers are increasingly relying on revenues from operators for services rather than equipment. For operators, voice revenues are diminishing in importance as they rely more on value-added services.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How did companies respond to the global financial crisis, given that it was not foreseen? - How do companies plan ahead given the very rapid pace of technological change? - How do you respond when customers quickly flock to something or reject something else? " How do you move your company into a new business, such as IPTV?
* Mr Jonathan Dharmapalan, Global Leader Telecommunications, Ernst & Young LLP, China
* Mr Tadashi Onodera, President and Chairman, KDDI Corporation, Japan
* Mr Carsten Schloter, CEO, Group Relations Policy, Swisscom SA, Switzerland
* Mr Anoop Gupta, Corporate Vice President Technology Policy & Strategy, Microsoft Corporation, United States
* Mr Sean Cai, VP, ZTE, China
* Mr Dato' Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Malaysia

DEV.3 : Rethinking regulation in emerging markets
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room C
Developing countries are in the midst of both a technological and economic communications transition with the rapid growth of Internet Protocol (IP) and mobile networks at the heart of this revolution. There is a wide recognition that the most successful national ICTs strategies have always tackled two interrelated elements: infrastructure and an enabling environment. The latter is typically seen as synonymous with an enabling regulatory framework that encourages competition, privatization and market liberalization. But for emerging economies, this is clearly too simplistic. Emerging markets present particular starting conditions that cannot be addressed by blindly copying regulatory frameworks from developed countries that have completely different historical contexts and telecom infrastructures in place. Generally, the right regulatory environment means finding a balance between creating competition, improving access (whether to basic services or to broadband) and attracting investment (in the case of developing countries, typically FDI). But emerging telecom markets typically differ greatly from mature markets. Usually the fixed-line penetration is substantially lower while mobile penetration is much higher. Yet, build-out of wireline infrastructures is seen by many as the most "future proof" solution for longer term ultra-broadband access. Particularly in a troubled global economy with capital markets tightening up, finding the right balance means that regulators have to juggle between promoting investment in infrastructure versus promoting service-based competition. This session considers whether a 'rethinking on regulation' needs to take place in developing economies, particularly when a national ICTs infrastructure has become an underpinning layer of networked economies and information societies.
* Mr Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU
* Mr Robert McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission, United States
* Dr Joseph S. Kilongola, Director, ICTs, Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tanzania
* Prof. Eli M. Noam, Professor of Finance & Economics and Director, Institute for Tele-Information, Columbia University, United States
* Ms Karen Rose, Director, Regional Development, ISOC, ISOC
* Mr Ahmed Khaouja, Directeur de la concurrence et du suivi des opérateurs, Agence Nationale de Réglementation des Télécommunications (ANRT), Morocco

CoWI.1 : ITU - WIPO Symposium on Dispute Resolution at the Crossroads of Information and Communications Technologies and Intellectual Property
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room A
Session 1 of 4: Introduction - ICTs and Intellectual Property in a Creative, Contentious Environment
The ICT sector of today and tomorrow is increasingly characterized by changing paradigms brought about largely by the introduction of disruptive technologies and challenging business models. These changes have already resulted in new challenges to the intellectual property dimension in the form of disputes over patent, copyright and trademark in the ICT sector. In turn, these changes demand new and innovative public policy directions in the areas of network investment, competition in services and ever-newer media.
* Mr Rory Macmillan, Macmillan Keck, Attorneys & Solicitors, Switzerland
* Mr Christian Bovet, Vice President Swiss Federal Communications Commission ComCom, and Professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
* Mr Gordon Moir, General Counsel, BT Retail, United Kingdom
* Mr Andrew Sharpe, Partner, Charles Russell LLP, United Kingdom

TECH.6 : Future internet
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room C
Fundamental changes are happening to the internet. Unwanted traffic, choking of the routing system, mobility, congestion, privacy, trust and reputation issues are all restricting progress. The very structure of the internet has to change to meet these challenges. Does the future internet mean a shift from the end-to-end principles towards a trust-to-trust principle ? Will the internet evolve from from interconnecting nodes towards interconnecting information ? What are the new mechanisms to improve the quality of end-to-end connectivity and new ways of information storage and delivery?
* Dr João Augusto Schwarz da Silva, Director, DG Information Society , European Commission, EC
* Dr Hiroshi Miyabe, Vice President, National Institute of Information & Communciations Technology (NICT), Japan
* Ms Lynn St Amour, President and CEO, Internet Society, ISOC
* Mr Dirk Trossen, Director, BT Innovate, British Telecom, United Kingdom
* Mr EunWoo Lee, Member of Steering Committee, Jinbonet, Korea (Rep. of)
* His Excellency Mr Ziga Turk, Ph.D., Minister, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Slovenia
* Dr Helmut Schink, Head of Industry Environment Telco Standards, Nokia Siemens Networks, ITU
* Mr Chae-Sub Lee, Chairman, ITU Study Group 13, ETRI, Korea (Rep. of)

REG.2 : Setting a new agenda
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room B
Nearly all countries now have a regulatory authority to look after markets which are competitive to differing degrees. A wide array of tools has been developed, including market analyses and impact assessments, plus instruments such as number portability and mandated sharing of infrastructure. Are such tools appropriate in the next stage of market development?
KEY QUESTIONS: - Is the future more of the same or is there a Regulation 2.0? - How do we measure competition and can there ever be too much? - What is the most important tool for future regulation? - Is there an end-game, a way to withdraw from regulation?
* Mr Peter Alexiadis, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher Llp., Belgium
* His Excellency Mr Radhakrishna Padayachie, Former Minister of Communications, Ministry of Communications, South Africa
* Mr Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco Systems, Inc., United States
* Mr Alan Horne, General Director, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain
* Mr Peter Leonard, Partner, Gilber + Tobin, Australia

CoWI.2 : ITU - WIPO Symposium on Dispute Resolution at the Crossroads of Information and Communications Technologies and Intellectual Property
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 12:30, Room A
Session 2 of 4: Infrastructure, Devices, Technology - Ownership and Openness
Ownership and access to infrastructure, devices and technology are and will continue to be contentious issues in the ICT sector. Issues in contention range across physical and logical networks, encompassing areas such as interoperability, interconnection and access to facilities and services, and the development of open networks. Patent and IT licensing practices in the area of network architecture further add to the level of complexity. Any effort to unravel these issues also requires an unbundling of the value chain, involving a consideration of outsourcing and partnering in infrastructure, network operation, and maintenance and services.
* Mr Richard Keck, Partner, Macmillan Keck, Attorneys & Solicitors, United States
* Mr Richard Vary, Senior IPR Litigation Counsel, Nokia, Finland
* Mr Malcolm Webb, Partner, Webb Henderson, New Zealand

REG.3 : Mobile broadband and NGN
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room K
Advances in radio technologies have allowed evolutionary paths to be plotted for 3G and for Wi-Fi with greatly increased transmission capacities. There are also many alternative and potentially disruptive and/or complementary technologies including WiMAX and Wireless Gigabit. Technology neutrality is allowing operators greater freedom in their use of existing spectrum assignments.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How do you balance the interests of existing market players with new entrants? - What are implications of the extension of services to cars, trucks and planes? - Where will satellites be an affordable access method? - Is anytime, anyplace, any network achievable any time soon?
* Mr Marc Furrer, President, Federal Communications Commission (ComCom), Switzerland
* Mr Jean-Michel Soulier, President, AXIA Networks Europe, France
* Mr Michael Wigley, Senior Partner, Wigley & Company, New Zealand
* Mr Yoshioki Chika, Executive Vice President, Willcom Inc., Japan
* Mr Len J. Lauer, Executive Vice President and COO, Qualcomm, United States
* Mr Paul Steinberg, Fellow and Chief Architect, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility , Motorola Inc., United States
* Mr Ron Resnick, President & Chairman of the Board, WiMAX Forum, United States

GREEN.4 : Thinking green: Policy and practices for ICT innovation
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room E
By some accounts the ICT contributes to 2-3% of carbon dioxide emissions-equivalent to that of the aviation industry. Yet on the same token, it is a tool to reduce the carbon emissions of other industries by a lot more. For Green ICT, as a tool, to become a reality, it is important to see how governments and businesses can pave the way to ensure a strong business case for Green ICT. Whilst going green clearly has an impact on operational costs, it is sometime not clear if a return on investment greater than 3 years can justify an increased capital expenditure for going green. This is especially so for businesses that run on a quarterly reporting structure. Added to that, renewable energy is often costlier than burning fossil fuels. The right policies and practices can enhance the business case to go Green for the ICT industry. For example, incentives can be in the form of government and business procurement policies which helps ensure a market for big and small suppliers to grow their base and continue to innovate. Meanwhile, governments can lead the way with the right policies. Some government such as Canada have introduced the concept of "Green bandwidth" i.e incentivizing people to be more energy efficient and they are rewarded by broadband connections"- meets the need to grow a renewable energy industry and the broadband industry in one swoop. These and many more innovative policies, including carbon taxation, cap and trade, cap and dividend etc, will be explored.
KEY QUESTIONS: - Is there a clear business case to go green or should governments step in to help businesses go green e.g carbon taxation, or the use of green ICT as a vendor selection criteria in procurement practices? - Are there innovative business or government policy and practices that have been shown to lead the way for green innovation in ICTs?
* Ms Laina Greene, CEO, GET-IT, Green Energy Technology and Info-communications Technology, United States
* Mr Mark Summer, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Inveneo, United States
* Mr Philippe Baechtold, Director, Patent Division, World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO
* Mr Don MacLean, Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development - IISD, Canada
* Mr Bruce Baikie, President & Founder, Green-Wi-Fi, United States
* Mrs Lolia Emakpore, Director, Policy Competition & Economic Analysis, Nigerian Communications Commission, Nigeria

ICT.6 : Mobile services and economic growth
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room F
Mobile networks have become the networks of choice globally, especially in emerging economies and, in many ways have replaced traditional fixed networks. Mobile services have stimulated economic activity, enabled innovation, and improved people's lives. Mobile Internet may well be the way billions of people, especially in emerging countries, will connect to and experience broadband connectivity. This session will examine the necessary enablers and potential barriers to the full and rapid development of the mobile Internet as a platform for sustainable economic growth.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What is the link between mobile services and economic growth? - What are appropriate business models for mobile services in emerging countries? - What are key necessary enablers of next generation mobile services? - What is the right balance between market and government in the development of new mobile services? - What are potential barriers to the development of new mobile services and the mobile Internet?
* Mr Marko Jagodic Jr., Assistant to the President of the Board, Telekom Slovenia, Slovenia
* Mr Fan Zhang, Vice President, China United Network Communications Corporation, China
* Dr Michael Waidner, CTO Security & Chair, Security Architecture Board, IBM Corporation, United States
* Mr Nick Hughes, Nick Hughes Consulting, United Kingdom
* Mr Igor Milashevskiy, Founder & Board Chairman, Intervale Group, Russian Federation
* Mr Manoranjan Mohapatra, CEO, Comviva Technologies Limited, India
* Prof. Takeshi Natsuno, Professor, KEIO University & Father of Mobile Web Services, Japan

BUS.4 : Device developments
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room G
Our interaction with advanced networks depends on the devices we use, from large video screens to netbooks and smartphones. Consumers face difficult choices for home and personal devices, not only between brands, but in deciding between classes of device. Enterprise users want longer-lasting devices, with guarantees of service.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How has the global financial crisis affected the adoption of new devices? - Do device manufacturers and service providers compete or collaborate?
* Mr Dean Bubley, Founder and Director, Disruptive Analysis, United Kingdom
* Dr Mike Short, Vice President Public Affairs, Telefónica O2 Europe plc, United Kingdom
* Mr Steve Bell, President, KeySo Global, United States
* Mr Jon S von Tetzchner, CEO & Co-Founder, Opera Software, Norway
* Mr (Fouad) Brahim Boumakh, President & CEO, Nano-Techpower, Inc., United States

CoWI.3 : ITU - WIPO Symposium on Dispute Resolution at the Crossroads of Information and Communications Technologies and Intellectual Property
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 14:30 - 16:00, Room A
Session 3 of 4: Content and Copyright in the Global Networked Environment
From plain text to video, content will be the revenue driver of services such as ICT digital broadcasting and the delivery of online music and audiovisual content. As a result, issues and entities such as multi-territorial licensing, rights-owner platforms and collective management organizations will play an increasing prominent role in this environment. Navigating this new environment involves walking a fine line that will require balanced intermediation in the networked environment, which takes into account the evolving role of search engines, ISPs, social networks and P2P sharing.
* Mr Yoram Elkaim, Head of Legal, Southern & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Google, United States
* Mr Richard Owens, Director, Copyright E-Commerce, Technology and Management Division, World Intellectual Property Organization , WIPO
* Mr Peter Leathem, Executive Director, Phonograhic Performance Ltd., United Kingdom

SEC.5 : Interconnected and vulnerable: the weakest link in cybersecurity
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room E
The recent financial crisis has demonstrated to what extent the world is interconnected, integrated and interdependent. Continuous international transactions amongst individuals, companies and nations, and the constant flow of people and money around the world, bring not only positive economic benefits but also increased cyber-vulnerability. The cybersecurity net we have developed complete with firewalls, anti-spy and anti-virus software, is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. How can we develop a truly global approach? How can developed countries and corporations contribute to the "cybersecurization" of developing countries who do not have the means or the expertise to implement responsible and adequate cybersecurity programs? What about the role of the individual?

This session has been prepared in cooperation with the Geneva Security Forum (GSF)
* Ambassador David A. Gross, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP, United States
* Mr Bashir Akku Patel, CTO Ambassador - Middle East, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation - CTO, United Kingdom
* Ms Jody R. Westby, CEO, Global Cyber Risk LLC, United States
* Dr Arkadiy Kremer, Chairman ITU-T SG 17 and Chairman, Russian Association for Networks and Services - RANS , Russian Federation
* Mr Basil Udotai, SA, Cybersecurity, Office of the National Security Adviser, Nigeria
* Mr Victor-Emmanuel de Sa, Chief Strategy Officer, Geneva Solutions SA, Switzerland

BUS.5 : Cloud computing
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room G
Cloud computing has survived the transition from a research topic to commercial delivery of services, with one claim to be the first US$ 1 billion cloud computing company. A range of services are available "in the cloud" but raise complex questions over the financial models, the reliability and the security of the stored data. There are also complex legal issues concerning jurisdiction and discovery.
KEY QUESTIONS: - What has made cloud computing more than hype? - When can enterprise users expect binding service level agreements? - Is cloud computing for everyone or just certain types of users and applications? - Who is making money?
* Mr Tim Cowen, Barrister & Visiting Professor, City of London School of law, & Visiting Fellow, The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, United Kingdom
* Mr Jay Chaudhry, Founder & CEO, Zscaler, United States
* Mr Michael G. Hill, Vice President, Enterprise Initiatives, Sales, Services, and Business Development, IBM, United States
* Mr Vincent Franceschini, CTO Distributed Data Storage Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, Japan
* Mr Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Deloitte Canada, Canada
* Mr Panu Kause, Vice President, Global Solutions, Ixonos Plc, Finland
* Ms Monique Morrow, CTO Asia Pacific and Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems, Hong Kong, China
   A Representative from, Oracle, United States

SpS.1 : Assistive technologies: Accessibility and e-health
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room K
Although innovative technologies have provided substantial benefits to modern society, there are still a large number of people who cannot enjoy them due to the lack of accessibility features. The objectives of the panel is to discuss the current trends, status and future evolution of accessibility and ICTs, assistive technologies and e-health... Within an accessibility framework, assistive technologies and e-health are playing an increasing important role as they are designed to help any person with any ability, to achieve greater independence at all levels, at home, at work and in the normal life. The panel will be an excellent platform to share experiences and best practices for ICT policies, strategies and services, to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.
* Ms Andrea Saks, International Telecommunications Specialist for the Deaf, Independent consultant, United States
* Mr Hiroshi Kawamura, President, Daisy Consortium, Japan
* Ms Roxana Dunnette, Director, R&D Media Sarl, Switzerland
* Ms Salma Abbasi, Chairperson and CEO, e Worldwide Group, United Arab Emirates
* Dr Mick Donegan, Director, SpecialEffect, United Kingdom
* Mr Claudio Giugliemma, Founder, BoD Member, QualiLife Inc., Switzerland
* Mr Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict - Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, United States
* Mr Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU

DEV.4 : ICTs and climate change in developing economies
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room F
In September 2008, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) organized a session with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to highlight the close linkages between climate change and sustainable development and highlighted the benefits of mainstreaming climate change considerations as part of overall approach to sustainable development. This reinforced the findings in the IPPC's Fourth Assessment Report released just before the UN Bali conference in September 2007, which included an extensive perspective on the close linkages between climate change and sustainable development. Climate change is the latest in a long list of developmental stressors that challenge our ability to achieve the economic and social objectives that define sustainable development.
KEY QUESTIONS: - How can we bring the climate-change adaptation/mitigation and development communities together to promote sustainable development? - What role can be played by the ICT sector? - This session considers the key issues currently on the table for developing economies with regard to climate change and to ICT developments. - While recognizing that sustainable development and adaptive capacity for coping with climate change often have common stressors (e.g., access to water resources, food supplies), what weight should developing economies give to climate change when development priorities might argue otherwise? - What role can ICTs play in creating synergies with these development priorities?
* Mr Graham Vickery, Head, Information Economy Group, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, France
* Mr Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Microsoft, United States
* Mr Parvez Iftikhar, CEO, Universal Service Fund, Pakistan
* Mr Bhushan Raj Shrestha, Chairman, Nepal Research and Educational Network (NREN), Nepal (Republic of)
* Dr Carolin Richter, Director, GCOS Secretariat, WMO, Switzerland
* Mr Patrick Kalas, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
* Mr Souheil Marine, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU

CoWI.4 : ITU - WIPO Symposium on Dispute Resolution at the Crossroads of Information and Communications Technologies and Intellectual Property.
Thursday, 08 Oct 2009, 16:30 - 18:00, Room A
Session 4 of 4: Dispute Prevention and Resolution at the Intersection of ICTs and IPRs
In today's rapidly evolving ICT and IPR environment, there is a risk that policy will trail reality. As such, new approaches need to be found to cope with gaps and unresolved issues. As part of this approach, new processes for anticipating, preventing and resolving tensions and crises need to be developed. Such process could involve the creation of stakeholder platforms, the drafting of charters and agreements (e.g. User-generated Content of UGC principles) and the increased use of mediation and arbitration in the telecommunications and audiovisual sectors.
* Mr Trevor Cook, Partner, Bird & Bird, United Kingdom
* Mr Ignacio de Castro, Deputy Director , World Intellectual Property Organization , WIPO
* Mr Pierre-Yves Gunter, Partner, Python & Peter, Switzerland

Friday, 09 Oct 2009
BUS.6 : Future innovation: Scientific & technological foundations
Friday, 09 Oct 2009, 09:00 - 10:30, Room B
Innovation delivers future developments and business models for interactive telecommunications. If infrastructures, devices, standardization and regulation are necessary to set up and to structure telecommunication ecosystem and its economy, they are insufficient to design and develop new services, new contents and new usages for their business and development opportunities. In prospect of the NGN and new protocols deployment, we propose to explore and design some possible future innovations that will allow improvement for health, transport, education, working or entertainment. The key question is how can these smart environments (intelligent object, remote monitoring, wearable devices, robotics, virtual reality or augmented reality) contribute to new innovations, sustainable development and wellbeing.
* Dr Didier Fass, Associate Professor, ICN Business School and LORIA Nancy University, France
* Mr Laurent Haug, Founder, Lift Conference, Switzerland
* Dr Mark I. Krivocheev, Professor, Chief Scientist, Radio Research Institute (NIIR), Russian Federation
* Dr Yoshihiro Fujita, Executive Research Engineer, Science & Technology Research Laboratories, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp), Japan
* Dr Hung Song, Vice President, Global Marketing Group, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Media & Communications, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea (Rep. of)

SpS.2 : Setting a new agenda & defining the outcomes
Friday, 09 Oct 2009, 11:00 - 11:45, Room B
* Mr Bosco Eduardo Fernandes, Former Head of European Smart Grid and Smart Metering Solutions, Huawei Technologies, Germany
* Mr Vincent de La Bachelerie, Global Telecommunications Sector Leader, Ernst & Young, France
* Mrs Lolia Emakpore, Director, Policy Competition & Economic Analysis, Nigerian Communications Commission, Nigeria
* Professor Howard Peter Williams, Head, ITU TELECOM Forum, International Telecommunication Union

OpCl. 3 : Joint Forum Closing
Friday, 09 Oct 2009, 12:00 - 13:00, Room B
* Mr Bosco Eduardo Fernandes, Former Head of European Smart Grid and Smart Metering Solutions, Huawei Technologies, Germany
* Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, ITU
* Mr Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU
* Mr Valery Timofeev, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau (BR), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland
* Mr Malcolm Johnson, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU
* Youth Forum Declaration, Ms Maria Casey, Ireland, Mr Ahmed Rashad Riad, Egypt
Closing Remarks
* Mr Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU