NCC Collocates With Global Peers As Annual Washington DC Conference, Webinar Holds 8 – 10 December 2020


By Clifford Agugoesi, Editor-in-Chief

The International Institute of Communications(IIC) has announced that independent telecommunications, media and technology(TMT) regulatory authorities, including but not limited to USA’s FCC, UK’s Ofcom and Nigeria’s NCC, will grace its Annual Washington DC Conference holding online from December 8-10, 2020, information from IIC’s Director-General, Lynn Robinson, says.

Holding under the theme: 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, the webinar

is billed to host lively discussions next in which stakeholders namely regulators – telco, content, competition and privacy – from industry and academia from 6 continents at the highest of levels would be represented.

The webinar starts December 8 with keynotes followed by panels focusing on:

platform regulation – Google, BNetzA Germany, Stanford University, Vodafone, ACMA Australia

communications infrastructure evolution – Microsoft, Ofcom UK, Ericsson, NTIA, Facebook

This year’s keynotes will feature:

  • Chairman, Federal Communications Commission FCC , Ajit Pai
  • Senior Executive Vice President – External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T, Ed Gillespie
  • Chair and Agency Head , Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Nerida O’Loughlin
  • Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs , Verizon Communications, Kathleen Grillo
  • General Counsel, Global Head Public, Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Business Telefónica, Pablo de Carvajal
  • John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science University of Pennsylvania, Prof Christopher Yoo

Latest confirmed speakers include:

  • Head of Research Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV), Chile, María Dolores Souza
  • Director Public and Regulatory Affairs Telenor Group, Arisa Siong and
  • Deputy Commissioner, Policy and Promotion Sector Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Gregory Smolynec

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