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GSR14 Agenda Day 1

​ Tuesday 3 June 2014           


Global Regulators - Industry Dialogue (GRID)

08.00 – 09.00 

​Delegate registration

09.00 – 10.00 


Opening Ceremony

Coffee break
​10.15 – 12.00 

Opening Debate:  Redefining responsibilities in a data driven digital world

Policy makers, regulators and industry leaders will share their visions on their respective responsibilities vis à vis consumers and society at large and the need to redefine these responsibilities to maximize the potential of a data-driven digital society 

Moderator: Mr. Brahima Sanou, BDT Director

The digital revolution: are we ready?
Presentation by Mr Mario Maniewicz, Chief, Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department, ITU/BDT

  • Ms Magdalena Gaj, President, Office of Electronic Communications, Poland and GSR13 Chair 
  • Dr Mohammed Ahmed Alamer, Chairman, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), Bahrain and GSR14 chair 
  • Mr Lin Mombo, President of the Regulatory Board, Autorité de Régulation des Communictions Electroniques et des Postes (ARCEP), Gabon and GSR15 Chair 
  • Ms Gabrielle Gauthey, President Global Government Sector, Alcatel-Lucent 
  • Mr Bocar Ba, Chief Executive Officer, Samena Telecommunications Council

 ​Lunch break
​14.00 – 15.30 

Session 1:  Changing ICT consumer behaviors: consumer empowerment and protection in the digital age

•  A consumer perspective: understanding the changing usage patterns and what local and globalized ICT consumers of digital services want (individual and business)
•  Redefining consumer protection needs (privacy, data protection, intellectual property rights (IPR), protection against fraud, misuse, etc.), priorities and roles in the era of social media and identifying who is responsible
•  Defining the responsibilities of operators (telecom, broadcasters, etc.) and app players vis à vis consumers in terms of data protection, privacy and security measures
•  Is there a need for a new type of co-regulation?

Presentation: GSR discussion paper on Consumer protection in the online world │PresentationMs Michèle Ledger, Head of Practice, Cullen International
Moderator: Ms Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States
  • Mr Ron Box, Regulator, Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR), Vanuatu 
  • Mr Kijoo Lee, Commissioner, Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Republic of Korea 
  • Mr Romain Abilé Houehou, Coordinator, Réseau des Consommateurs Africains des TIC (RéCATIC) 
  • Mr Dominique Würges, Director, Institutional relationships, Orange                  
Mr Simon Milner, Policy Director, Facebook

Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.00

Session 2 : Why competition matters

• Understanding the effects of ICT regulation on competition, how effective competition drives innovation, impacts prices and service uptake
• Policy and regulatory measures to ensure that consumers effectively benefit from a competitive environment:  switching and number portability, leased lines pricing, licensing, price regulation, etc.
• Why are interoperability of data delivery platforms and QoS important in a digital world?
• Regulatory measures to prevent anti-competitive behaviors and market dominance in a converged content and distribution market (integrated services, cable operators, media and technology providers, etc.) and who are the new competitors on the block

Presentation: GSR discussion paper on Why competition mattersPresentation, Ms Janet Hernandez, President, Telecommunications Management Group, Inc. (TMG)
Moderator: Mr Philipp Metzger, Director General, Office Fédéral de la Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland
  •  Eng Mohammad Al Taani, Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Jordan 
  • Mr João Batista de Rezende, President, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (ANATEL), Brazil 
  • Mr Jean-François Bureau, Director, Institutional and International Affairs, Eutelsat