European Competitive Telecommunications Association

Wednesday 29 November 2017

08:00-09:00 Registration, morning coffee and networking


Luc HINDRYCKX, Executive Director, ECTA

09:20-10:40 - TWIN TRACK - choose one of the following two panel sessions

SESSION 1a - Spectrum: The existential question

Panellists discuss the benefits of pro-competitive spectrum rules, licence duration and amendment to spectrum licence conditions. In addition, the panel will address the effective use of spectrum, spectrum and network sharing and unlicensed spectrum, and how the 5G transition will affect how these issues may be addressed going forward.

Chair: James ALLEN, Partner, Analysys Mason
Peter STUCKMANN, Head of Unit, Future Connectivity Systems, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Jacek NIEWĘGŁOWSKI, Chief Strategy Officer, PLAY (P4 Sp z.o.o.)
Andrej ŠPIK, Senior General Affairs Director, A1
Lisa DI FELICIANTONIO, Head, Public Policy and Media Relations, Fastweb SpA.

SESSION 1b - Software defined networks and cloud based services

Panellists discuss the competitive opportunities from flexibility offered by network function virtualisation and software defined networks. What are the consequences for network access, provisioning and sharing?

Chair: Mark WILLIAMS, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group
Carl GRIVNER, CEO, Colt Technology Services
Frank O. MILLER, Chief Technology Officer, EMEA, Ciena
Tony LAVENDER, Partner and CEO, Plum Consulting
Laurent BOUCHOUCHA, Vice President Business Development, Network Division, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise

10:40-11:10 Coffee break

11:10-11:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Interview: Miapetra KUMPULA-NATRI, MEP, Shadow rapporteur on the draft Telecom Bill

11:30-12.40 - TWIN TRACK - choose one of the following two panel sessions:

SESSION 2a - Cooperative, connected and automated mobility: What role for the Telecom Industry?

In the near future, vehicles will interact directly with each other and with the road infrastructure. Such interaction will allow road users and traffic managers to coordinate their actions which will significantly improve road safety and traffic efficiency.  Panellists will discuss the part that electronic communications will play in enabling this.

Chair: Monika KUSCHEWSKY, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Maja BAKRAN MARCICH, Deputy Director-General, DG MOVE, European Commission
Bart OSKAM, Chief Operating Officer, Eurofiber Group
Steve UNGER, Board Member and Group Director, Ofcom
Antonio AMENDOLA, Executive Director International External Affairs, AT&T
Christian ROUSSEAU, Director and Expert Lead, Mobility & Transport, Renault Groupe

SESSION 2b - Security: New challenges and opportunities

Focusing on the NIS Directive and the draft European Electronic Communications Code, panellists discuss how previously agreed and forthcoming changes to the rules on security of electronic communication networks and services will affect operators’ business cases. Does regulation threaten security as a value-adding proposition, or will it promote new ones? In addition, what might this mean for regulators and the effectiveness of the rules?

Chair: Mark POWELL, Partner, White & Case
Despina SPANOU, Director, Digital Society, Trust and Cybersecurity, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Dr. Evangelos OUZOUNIS, Head of the Secure Infrastructure and Services Unit, European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)
Ashish SURTI, Chief Information Security Officer, Colt Technology Services

12:40-14:15 Networking delegate lunch sponsored by WIND Hellas 150

14:15-15:05 SESSION 3 - Back to the future: “The Entrepreneurs’ story”

Company founders discuss how they entered the market and innovated by leveraging the regulatory frameworks. In addition, how the introduction of competition helped create societal benefit through the innovation and development of new services.

Chairman: Luc HINDRYCKX, Executive Director, ECTA
Meinrad SPENGER, CEO, MasMovil
Neven DILKOV, Founder NetIX Ltd, Founder and CEO Neterra Ltd


Luc HINDRYCKX, Executive Director, ECTA


Please note: While every reasonable effort will be made to adhere to the advertised package, ECTA reserves the right to change conference content, speakers, dates, sites or location or omit conference features, as it deems necessary without penalty and in such situations no refunds, part refunds or alternative offers shall be made.


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