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GSR16 Agenda Day 1



Thursday 12 May 2016           

GSR16 home Next day

Global Regulators - Industry Dialogue (GRID) sessions
(Summit Room)

08.00 – 09.00 

​Delegate registration

09.00 – 10.00 

Opening Ceremony

- H.E. Yasser ElKady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Chairman of the Board, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
- Mr Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union
- Mr Brahima Sanou, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), ITU
- Eng. Mustafa Abdul Wahed, Acting Executive President, National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt

Coffee break
​10.15 – 12.00 

​Leadership debate: Beyond 2020 - Challenges, opportunities, scenarios​

Keynote: Mr Kemal Huseinovic, Chief, Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications, ITU/BDT (presentation)

Moderator: Mr Brahima Sanou, BDT Director, ITU
H.E. Yasser ElKady, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Chairman of the Board, NTRA, Egypt
 Ms Kathleen Riviere-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority,  Bahamas
Dr Ibrahim Sarhan, Chairman & Managing Director, e-finance, Egypt
Mr Serge Essongue, Executive Secretary, Autorité de Régulation des Communications électroniques et des Postes, Gabon
Eng. Tamer Gadalla, Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Egypt
Mr Kalpak Gude, Vice-President Legal and Regulatory, Oneweb

    This leadership debate will examine: ​
  • Artificial Intelligence, smart sensors, smart networks – where do we go from here?
  • As things get smarter, will smart machines take over?
  • What are the kind of policy and regulatory frameworks needed to ensure disruptive technologies bring new opportunities for all in a sustainable manner?
  • How to maintain trust in ICTs in an era of big data, Internet of everything, machine learning and smart digital environments?
  • How can consumers get smarter?
  • Will it be business as usual?     
 ​Lunch break 
​14.00 – 15.30 


​Session 1 - A changing regulatory landscape:  Collaborative regulation – how to pave the road towards adoption of IoT, M2M?​

Moderator: Dr Amr Badawi, Board Member, NTRA, Egypt
Ms Sofie Maddens, Head Regulatory and Market Environment Division, ITU/BDT, author of the GSR Discussion Paper on a regulatory perspective on fifth generation collaborative regulation (presentation)
Mr Harinderpal Singh Grewal, Cluster Director (Resource & Interconnection Management), InfoComm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) 
Mr René Dönni Kuoni, Vice-Director, Office Fédéral de la Communication (OFCOM), Switzerland
Fady Fawzy, Senior ICT Advisor, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
Mr Giacomo MazzoneHead of Institutional Relations, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

    ​This session will explore: ​
  • Setting the context - impact (efficiency, QoS, resilience of infrastructure and sustainability)
  • Redefining collaboration along the value chain from infrastructure to services to institutions: smart infrastructure, smart transport, smart grid, smart delivery of services, smart health, smart financial services, smart education, smart businesses
  • How does ICT link with and contribute to other sectors and what is needed in te​rms of regulation – case study on smart energy/grids
  • Challenges – the case of energy efficiency for ICT development​
Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.00​

Session 2 - Digital financial inclusion – how to include the unbanked and unconnected in today’s smart society?

Moderator: Mr Jean-Louis Beh Mengue, Director-General, Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications, Cameroon

- H.E. Mr Al-Ansari Almashakbeh, Vice-Chairman and Board Member, Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC), Jordan
- Mr Hemant Baijal, Vice-President, Mastercard
- Dr Safa Nassereldin, Chairperson, FTTH Council MENA
- Mr Thierry Millet, Senior Vice President, Mobile Financial Services and NFC, Orange Mobile Money
Mr Ahmed A. Faragallah, Head of Payment Systems Department, Central Bank of Egypt
- Mr Jawad Abbassi, Head of MENA, GSMA

    This session will be an interactive panel session on:
  • How to include the unbanked and unconnected in today’s smart society?
  • Collaborative regulation to foster an enabling environment for digital financial services
17.00 - 17.45