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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 
Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Center
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, Executive Member in charge of Strategy and Innovation, Swisscom

Erik Bohlin, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology & Chair, ITS

Moderator: Robert Atkinson


10:15     Coffee Break

 

10:30     CASE STUDIES ON NEXT GEN (ULTRA BROADBAND) SUPPLY
Panel 1

Michel Guite, Owner, Vermont Telephone

Rick Whitt, Senior Policy Director, Google

Lorenzo Pupillo, Executive Director - Public & Economic Affairs , Telecom Italia

Kazuhiro Gomi, President & CEO, NTT America

Moderator: Heather Hudson

 

Panel 2

Karl-Heinz Neumann Managing Director, WIK, Germany

Steve Teplitz, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable

Tae-Yol Yoo, Executive Vice President, Korea Telecom

Link Hoewing, Vice President - Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon

 

Moderator: Rob Frieden


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,Public Policy Director, Vodafone Group

Reinhard Wieck ,  Managing Director, Deutsche Telekom, Washington D.C.

Phong Le, 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 

Moderator: Raul Katz

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
Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, Computer & Information Science and Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition University of Pennsylvania

 

Moderator: Dan Reingold, Project Director for Telecom Finance, CITI

 

5:20        WRAP-UP

 

5:30        WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

Fees:  Corporate: $150; Academic, Government and Non-Profit: $50; CITI Affiliates and students: contact Jason Buckweitz at jab2322columbia.edu