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Annual State of Telelcom Conference — October 15, 2010

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The State of Telecom – 2010
Matching Supply and Demand for the Next Generation of Broadband
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI)
Featuring a Trans-Atlantic Dialog co-organized with IDATE (France)
Co-Sponsored by the International Telecommunications Society

October 15, 2010

Columbia Business School 
301 Uris Hall
New York, NY
Click here to register
Video and other high-bandwidth applications have reached the internet in mass and may inundate its underlying infrastructure.  What “Next Generation” broadband internet is needed beyond current broadband? How can it be assured? What are its investment economics and policy concerns? Will the next-generation internet be fundamentally different? Some of the issues are:
·  Is there a business case for major capacity increase? Will private investment be sufficient? How do investors view the tasks ahead?
·  What policy concerns lie ahead beyond those familiar to the present generation of broadband?
·  To align supply with demand, what kind of throttling and similar network management techniques and demand-suppression are possible, which are acceptable, and under what rules and regulations?
·  What is the outlook in Europe and Asia?
· What have been lessons about future demand from trials around the world?
·  Can the centrifugalism of the internet be contained, and if so, how?
PRELIMINARY AGENDA 
8:30 – 9:00am    Registration and Continental Breakfast
                                                       
9:00 WELCOME  - Eli Noam, Director of CITI; Yves Gassot, CEO of IDATE
 
9:15        NEXT GEN (ULTRA BROADBAND) DEMAND
Robert Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco
Yves Gassot, CEO, IDATE
Stephane Dufour, Director of Strategy, Swisscom
Erik Bohlin, President, ITS

10:15     Coffee Break
 
10:30     CASE STUDIES ON NEXT GEN (ULTRA BROADBAND) SUPPLY (possibly two panels)
Michel Guite, Owner, Vermont Telephone
Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director - Public & Economic Affairs , Telecom Italia
Kazuhiro Gomi, President & CEO, NTT America
Steve Teplitz
, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable
Karl-Heinz Neumann Managing Director, WIK, Germany
Link Hoewing, Vice President - Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon
Tae-Yol Yoo, Vice President, Korea Telecom (invited)
Rick Whitt, Senior Policy Director, Google (invited)
 
12:30     LUNCH  (Possible lunch speaker)
 
1:45        TOOLS TO OPTIMIZE USE OF CURRENT SUPPLY
Tim Wu, Professor of Law, Columbia
Nick Karter, Senior Director, Qualcomm
Richard Feasey, EVP Public Affairs, Vodafone Group
Reinhard Wieck , Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom, Washington D.C.
Phong Lee, Vice President, Strategic Finance, NII Holdings
Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Consumer Federation of America
Arnold Picot, Prof. Institut für Information, Organisation und Management, Munich School of Management  
3:00        Refreshment Break
 
3:15        GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO INCREASE SUPPLY
Matthias Kurth,
President, Network Regulatory Agency (Germany)
Gabrielle Gauthey, EVP Public Affairs, Alcatel-Lucent, former member of ARCEP (France)
Phoebe Yang, Senior Advisor to the FCC Chairman on Broadband  
Susan Crawford, Professor, Cardozo Law School, former Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
 
Moderator: Sen. Larry Pressler, retired

4:15        INVESTMENT COMMUNITY’S SENTIMENT
Simon Flannery, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
John Hodulik, Telecom and Cable Analyst, UBS
Craig Moffett, VP & Senior Analyst, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co
Chris Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Information Science and Founding Director, Center for Technology, University of Pennsylvania
 
Moderator: Dan Reingold, Project Director for Telecom Finance, CITI
 
5:20        WRAP-UP
 
5:30        WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

REGISTRATION:  Please register online at  http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/citi/events/telecom
Fees:  Corporate: $150; Academic, Government and Non-Profit: $50; CITI Affiliates and students: contact Jason Buckweitz at jab2322columbia.edu