Agenda

 

 

Day 1

(28 June 2011)  

Session 1: Broadband access

Session 2: Role of broadband in innovation, economic growth and social development

Session 3: Balancing policy goals to strengthen growth

Day 2

(29 June 2011)  

Session 4: Policy making principles for an open Internet

Session 5: Concluding roundtable

 

Day 1 - 28 June 2011
 

9:00-10:30       Opening remarks and welcome

 

Session Chair:

Jørgen Abild Andersen, Chair of the High Level Meeting, Chair of the ICCP Committee, Director General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, National IT and Telecom Agency, Denmark

 

                                Global trends for the Internet

  • Franco Bernabé, Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia
  • Eric Besson, Minister, Ministry for Industry, Energy and Digital Economy, France
  • Vint Cerf, Member of the ARIN board, representing Number Resource Organization/Number Resource Organization (NRO)
  • Dionisio Pérez-Jácome, Minister, Minister of Communications and Transport, Mexico

 

 

10:30-11:00        Coffee break


 

11:00-12:30    Session 1 – Broadband access

 

 

The aim of this session is to share experiences on the challenge to develop and promote broadband access and obtain national coverage of broadband at adequate speeds to meet current and future demands. The session will cover fixed and mobile broadband issues arising from a variety of technologies.

 

 

Session Chair: 

Moshe Kahalon, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Social Affairs and Services, Israel

 

Moderator: 

Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent

 

Panellists:

  • Stephen Conroy, Minister, Ministry for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Australia
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Chief Executive Officer, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission, United States
  • Ed Richards, Chief Executive Officer, OFCOM, United Kingdom
  • Tetsuo Yamakawa, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan



12:30-14:30    Lunch break


 

14:30-16:00   Session 2 – Role of broadband in Innovation, economic growth and social development

 

Broadband can be a fundamental enabler for innovation and future economic growth, but to deliver upon this promise, broadband needs to be widely available at high capacity, access prices need to be competitive and affordable and new services have to be rolled out.  This session is aimed at exploring what is known about the economic and social impacts of Internet availability and access, particularly via broadband; how the Internet has led to innovation and growth; what key policy areas may still require consideration as well as an agreed set of metrics on Internet availability and access together with related measures needed to assess its impact on innovation, economic productivity, and growth.

 

 

Session Chair:

Lars-Henrik Myrmel-Johansen, Director General, Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, Department of ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, Norway

Moderator: 

Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent

 

 

Panellists:

  • Suk-Ho Bang, President, Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI), Korea
  • Hoda Baraka, First Deputy to the Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
  • Kathy Brown, Senior Vice President, Verizon Communications
  • Detlef Eckert, Director for Policy Co-ordination and Strategy, DG INFSO, European Commission
  • Maxime Lombardini, Director-General, Iliad
  • Renzo Turatto, Head of the Department of Digitalization, Ministry of Public Administration and Innovation, Italy

 



16:00-16:30    Coffee break


 

16:30-18:00   Session 3 – Balancing policy goals to strengthen growth

 

Many of the issues faced by users and consumers, such as security threats, privacy or fraud are linked to the openness of the Internet.  Policy reaction, therefore, needs to be judicious to best achieve a delicate balance of maintaining the Internet’s openness and the economic, social and political development it enables with effective action to curb wrongdoing on the Internet.  With the simultaneous increase in our societal reliance on the Internet and the elevation of cybersecurity threats, efforts to protect the Internet are becoming a national priority. Promoting trust is an important requirement, but without openness, the benefits of enhanced trust may risk being greatly diminished.

 

 

Session Chair: 

Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN

 

Moderator:

Kevin Werbach, Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

Panellists:

  • Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web; Director, World Wide Web Consortium
  • Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society
  • Axel Dauchez, Chief Executive Officer, Deezer
  • Shinichi Watanabe, Deputy Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan
  • Ron Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Content Protection for Fox Entertainment Group

 

 

18:00-20:00      Cocktail Reception

 

 

Day 2 - 29 June 2011

 

09:30-11:00    Session 4 – Policy making principles for an open Internet

 

This session will discuss how the Internet has led to innovation and growth and what key policy areas may still require consideration.  A crucial factor in the success of the Internet has been decentralised multi-stakeholder frameworks and open access.   The Internet has lowered market entry barriers and facilitated the rapid development of new small and medium-sized enterprises and the development of cloud computing is providing further benefits to business. General principles that policymakers can follow while addressing Internet policy issues can help set the framework for an open Internet and provide guideposts to private companies and governments when they consider taking initiatives.

 

 

Session Chair:

Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Democracy and Technology

 

Moderator:

Kevin Werbach, Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

Panellists:

  • Leonard J. Cali,  Senior Vice-President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Sylvie Forbin, Vice-President of Public and Europan Affairs, Vivendi
  • John Sabo, Director, Global Government Relations, CA Technologies, Chair ID Trust Member Section Steering Committee, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)
  • Lawrence Strickling, Administrator of NTIA and A/S for Communications and Information Policy, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, United States
  • Ed Vaizey, Minister, Ministry for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Department for Culture, Media, and Sport, United Kingdom

 

11:00-11:30      Coffee break

 

11:30-13:00    Session 5 – Concluding roundtable

 

This concluding Round Table will provide an opportunity for an open discussion on the importance of broadband development, the role governments can play in stimulating its deployment and take-up, the necessity of having adequate comparable broadband metrics across countries, and the importance of demand side policies for broadband.  The Round Table will also discuss how to preserve a multi-stakeholder environment for Internet policy and the main policy principles required to maximise benefits from an open, dynamic Internet and distilling lessons learned to date. The Round Table may also wish to discuss areas where further work is required and areas where further international co-operation may be necessary.

 

Session Chair:

Jorgen Abild Andersen, Director General, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation,
 National IT and Telecom Agency

 

Moderator for Sessions 1 and 2:

Gabrielle Gauthey, Executive Vice-President, Alcatel-Lucent

 

Moderator for Sessions 3 and 4:

Kevin Werbach, Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 

Chairs of other Sessions:

     - Moshe Kahalon, Minister, Ministry of Communications, Ministry of Social Affairs and Services, Israel

     - Lars-Henrik Myrmel-Johansen, Director General, Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and 

       Church Affairs, Department of ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, Norway
     - Heather Dryden, Chair, Governmental Advisory Committee to ICANN

     - Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Democracy and Technology


 

Closing remarks by Chair