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Regulators And Industry From 6 Continents Set For IIC’s Annual December Conference

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  • As ICASA, NCC, Others Get Set To Highlight Conference

By Clifford Agugoesi, Editor-in-Chief

Between 8 – 10 December 2020, the International Institute of Communications(IIC) conference taking place virtually will convene under The re-start agenda: Retuning policy making and regulation to underpin TMT’s role in societal resilience, digital transformation and the revitalising of economies globally.

Perceived as a truly international gathering of senior policy and regulatory executives, the webinar will close the year with the experts sharing their 2020 experiences, insight and lessons learned.

As explained by IIC’s Director-General, Lynn Robinson, a combination of keynotes and interactive panel discussions will tackle all the key issues brought to the surface by the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic – infrastructure resilience and flexibility, connectivity and access, support for the digital and creative economies, international cooperation, privacy and trust.

Latest confirmed speakers for the conference include:

  • Executive Director, Commission for Communications Regulation of Colombia (CRC), Carlos Lubos Silva
  • Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast NBCUniversal, Rebecca Arbogast
  • Chairperson, Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), Dr. Keabetswe Modimoeng
  • Deputy Commissioner, The Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), Singapore, Zee Kin Yeong
  • Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Communications & Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State, Stephen C. Anderson
  • Senior Director, National Security / Emergency Preparedness Lumen, Kathryn Condello
  • Partner 5G Strategy, Microsoft, Shawn Hakl
  • Deputy Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) Dr Kim Mallalieu

According to Ms Robison: “With keynotes and spotlight interviews including Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania, the FCC, AT&T, Telefónica and ARCEP this promises to be your one-stop-shop to celebrate the cooperative action that has been seen in times of crisis to ensure the rapid enablement of digital services and enhanced connectivity, but at the same time take a close look at the gaps that were laid bare by the pandemic and explore the steps being taken nationally, regionally and internationally, to close them.”

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