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ITU-IDA ICT Regulators’ Leadership Retreat

The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is organizing with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) the Inaugural ICT Regulators' Leadership Retreat, reserved for Heads of ICT regulatory authorities only, to take place in Singapore from 18 to 20 March 2015.

The Retreat will provide Heads of ICT regulatory authorities with the opportunity to engage with internationally renowned experts, exchange views and experiences, challenge established myths and ideas from the ICT sector and identify common approaches to respond efficiently to the challenges of regulation in a data-driven connected world.

Under the overarching theme "Getting ready for tomorrow:  regulation in a data-driven connected world", the first two days of the Retreat will provide a global perspective on examining agile and adaptive regulation in a digital ecosystem and how bigger data leads to better decisions. The third day will focus on Singapore's regulatory approach in a connected world. The following topics will be addressed: competition in the digital age, the changing rules of the game brought by the advent of OTTs, big data for bigger decisions, smart cities and open data and the role of the regulator today and in preparing for tomorrow.

Participants shall cover their registration fees (USD 5'000), to be charged by IDA, as well as their own travel and accommodation expenses. Kindly note that lunches and dinners during the Retreat will be covered.










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Meet the Interveners

- Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director, INSEAD, co-editor of the Global Innovation Index Report (INSEAD-WIPO-Cornell University
- Malcom Webb, Partner, WebbHenderson, one of the top three communications regulatory lawyers in the world according to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012 and 2013
- Mira Burri, Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in law, World Trade Institute (University of Bern), Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy
- Andy Haire, Chairman, AJH Communications, served as a regulator and associated with some of the industry’s most successful telecom initiatives
- Viktor Mayer Shönberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute, Co-author of the international bestseller “Big Data”
- Sekhar Kondepudi, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, over 25 years of global experience in multiple technology verticals including Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT) and Energy Efficiency
- Dr John Ure, Director, Telecommunications Research Project (TRP), University of Hong Kong and co-Director of TRPC Pte Ltd,
an economist and principal author and editor of Telecommunications in Asia and numerous publications in international journals
- Mr Leong Keng Thai, Deputy Chief Executive & Director-General (Telecoms & Post) of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
- Ms Aileen Chia, Assistant Chief Executive and Deputy Director-General, Personal Data Protection Commission, Singapore