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


October 30th-31st, 2008


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Two Day of Events Celebrating
The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information's
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary
October 30-31, 2008


Co-sponsored by the International Telecommunications Society
In collaboration with IDATE, France, as part of the Trans-Atlantic Dialogue

To view photos from CITI's 25th Anniversary Gala & Conference, please click here.

The CITI 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner



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

PLEASE NOTE: DRESS FOR THE GALA DINNER IS BUSINESS ATTIRE.



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



Agenda:

9:00 - Introduction: “Ultra-Broadband: The Next Era for the Communications Sector”

9:15 - The Demand and Need for Ultra-Broadband
  • 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]
  • Robert Pepper, Senior Managing Director of Global Advanced Technology Policy, CISCO - [Presentation]
  • Stephane Dufour, Senior VP Strategy, Swisscom - [Presentation]
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    Moderator: Denis Gilhooly, Principal
    Advisor, United Nations Office for Partnerships

10: 15 - The Gigabit Infrastructure: Continuity, Volatility, Monopoly?

  • Jon DeLuca, President, CEO, and Director, Fibernet Telecom Group Inc.
  • Marc Fossier, CTO, France Telecom - [Presentation]
  • Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director, Public & Economic Affairs, Telecom Italia - [Presentation]
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications

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  • David Belanger, Chief Scientist, AT&T Labs - [Presentation]
  • Moderator: Robert C. Atkinson, Director of Policy Research, CITI

11:30 – Can Wireless Infrastructure Keep Up In UBB: Gigabits vs. Megahertz

  • Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law and Economics, George Mason University - [Presentation]
  • Ambassador Mathew Kirk, Director of External Relationships, Vodafone
  • Joe Mallahan, VP of Corporate Strategy, T-Mobile - [Presentation]
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  • Brett Glass, Principle, LARIAT - [Presentation]
  • Moderator: Raul Katz, Director of Business Strategy, CITI

12:30 – Lunch

  • Introduction: John Heywood, Assistant Director, CITI

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  • 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]
  • Simon Flannery, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley - [Presentation]
  • John Hodulik, Managing Director, UBS - [Presentation]
  • 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]
  • Kathryn Brown, Senior VP, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon, Former Chief of Staff, FCC - [Presentation]
  • Gabrielle Gauthey, Board Member, ARCEP (French Regulatory Agency) - [Presentation]
  • Matthias Kurth, President, Bundesnetzagentur (German Regulatory Agency) - [Presentation]
  • Klaus-Peter Statz, President and CEO, Deutsche Telekom (USA) - [Presentation]
  • 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]
  • Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Charlie Firestone, Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute - [Presentation]
  • James Alleman, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado. Co-founder and former Chairman, International Telecommunications Society - [Presentation]
  • Moderator: Larry Pressler, U.S. Senator (ret.)

Reception


Registration

Reservations can be made for either or both events. Admission for The
Next Generation of Communications conference is be complimentary for
Corporate Registrants of The CITI 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner, and a discount is given to Academic/Non-Profit/Government attendees of both events.


To register, click here: http://www.ersvp.com/r/citi25



The CITI 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner - Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 6 P.M.

  • Corporate Sponsor Table(s) seating 10, at $10,000 each

  • Corporate Table(s) seating 10, at $5,000 each

  • Corporate Individual Ticket(s), at $500 each

  • Academic/Non-Profit/Government - Gala -AND-Conference Ticket(s), at $125 each

  • Academic/Non-Profit/Government - Gala-ONLY Ticket(s), at $100 each

To purchase corporate tables for our 25th Anniversary Gala event, please contact Loy Phillips (sr2132@columbia.edu or 212-854-8332).

To buy individual tickets, please visit our online registration portal: http://www.ersvp.com/r/citi25


The Next Generation of Communications - The Dawning of the Ultra-Broadband Era - Friday, October 31st, 2008, 9 A.M.-6 P.M.

  • Complimentary Admission with my Corporate Gala Registration - $0

  • Corporate Registration Ticket(s) by mail or online - $200 each

  • Academic/Non-Profit/Government/Student Ticket(s) - $50 each



To buy individual tickets for The Next Generation of Communications, please visit our online registration portal: http://www.ersvp.com/r/citi25

CITI Affiliates and guest speakers contact Loy Phillips (sr2132@columbia.edu or 212-854-8332) for a special rate.


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