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CITI's 25th Anniversary International Summit on Media & Communication

October 30th-31st, 2008
Two Day of Events Celebrating 
The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information's
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
Co-sponsored by the International Telecommunications Society
In collaboration with IDATE, France, as part of the Trans-Atlantic Dialogue

The CITI 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 6 - 10 P.M.

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University

Speakers Include:

  • Vinton Cerf, "Pioneer of the Internet," and Vice President, Google)
  • Ivan Seidenberg, CEO, Verizon
  • Richard Wiley,"Father of Digital TV" and Media Lawyer)

The Next Generation of Communications - The Dawning of the Ultra-Broadband Era

Friday, October 31st, 2008, 9 A.M.-6 P.M.

Roone Arlidge Auditorium
, Lerner Hall

Broadway & 115th Street, Columbia University
, New York City


9:00 - Introduction
“Ultra-Broadband: The Next Era for the Communications Sector, Eli Noam, Director, CITI | Presentation (PDF)

9:15 - The Demand and Need for Ultra-Broadband
Moderator: Denis Gilhooly, Principal Advisor, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Leo Hindery, Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners, Former CEO, TCI and of AT&T Broadband
Heather Hudson, Professor, Telecommunications Management and Policy Program, University of San Francisco | Presentation (PDF)
Robert Pepper, Senior Managing Director of Global Advanced Technology Policy, CISCO | Presentation (PDF)
Stephane Dufour, Senior VP Strategy, Swisscom | Presentation (PDF)

10: 15 - The Gigabit Infrastructure: Continuity, Volatility, Monopoly?
David Belanger, Chief Scientist, AT&T Labs | Presentation (PDF)
Moderator: Robert C. Atkinson, Director of Policy Research, CITI
Jon DeLuca, President, CEO, and Director, Fibernet Telecom Group Inc. Marc Fossier, CTO, France Telecom | Presentation (PDF)
Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director, Public & Economic Affairs, Telecom Italia | Presentation (PDF)
Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications

11:30 – Can Wireless Infrastructure Keep Up In UBB: Gigabits vs. Megahertz
Brett Glass, Principle, LARIAT | Presentation (PDF)
Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law and Economics, George Mason University | Presentation (PDF)
Ambassador Mathew Kirk, Director of External Relationships, Vodafone
Joe Mallahan, VP of Corporate Strategy, T-Mobile | Presentation (PDF)
Moderator: Raul Katz, Director of Business Strategy, CITI

12:30 – Lunch Introduction
John Heywood, Assistant Director, CITI
Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate, Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

2:00 - Gigabits vs. Megabucks: How UBB Will Be Financed
Mike Balhoff, Managing Partner, Balhoff & Williams, LLC | Presentation (PDF)
Simon Flannery, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley | Presentation (PDF)
John Hodulik, Managing Director, UBS | Presentation (PDF)
Moderator: Dan Reingold, Project Director for Telecom Finance, CITI

3:00  - Gigabit Networks, Kilobit Government?:  A Transatlantic Dialog (with IDATE, France): Experiences from both sides of the Atlantic
Ron Binz, Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission | Presentation (PDF)
Kathryn Brown, Senior VP, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon, Former Chief of Staff, FCC | Presentation (PDF)
Gabrielle Gauthey, Board Member, ARCEP (French Regulatory Agency) | Presentation (PDF)
Matthias Kurth, President, Bundesnetzagentur (German Regulatory Agency) | Presentation (PDF)
Klaus-Peter Statz, President and CEO, Deutsche Telekom (USA) | Presentation (PDF)
Reza Jafari, Chairman, ITU Telecom Board, & Vice Chairman, Eaton Telecom
Moderator: Yves Gassot, CEO, IDATE

4:30 - The Gigabit Society and Economy: Impacts and Resolutions
Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union
Russ Neuman, Professor, Media Technology Communication Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan | Presentation (PDF)
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Charlie Firestone, Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute | Presentation (PDF)
James Alleman, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado. Co-founder and former Chairman, International Telecommunications Society | Presentation (PDF)
Moderator: Larry Pressler, U.S. Senator (ret.)


April 17th 2015

Back From the Ashes? A Next Generation of ICT Regulations and Their Implications


May 1st, 2015

CITI's 4th Annual Event on Digital Financial Services & Emerging Payments "Disruption, Development And Innovation In A Global Context"


June 5th, 2015

The Impact of the Internet on Employment and How to Deal with the Losers?"


October 19th, 2015

Save the Date: CITI State of Telecom


October 20th, 2015

Save the Date: Media Ownership and Concentration Around the World

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New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-4222
Fax: (212) 854-1471

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