IIC Organises Telecoms & Media Forum Asia February 9, Announces Speakers


By Clifford Agugoesi, Editor-in-Chief

All is now set  for the International Institute of Communications(IIC’s) Telecom & Media Forum taking place February 9 and with the speaker list released, participants look forward to a an exciting time, Cyber Era NG learns.

Information on the event, to which this medium is privy, and has the seal of the Director-General of IIC, Lynn Robinson, some of the questions the experts will help provide answers to include but are not limited to the following:

  • ASEAN Digital Masterplan – how will it translate into real economic and societal progress for the region?
  • 5G network deployments and initial learnings from industry, regulators and government. What’s in place and what’s missing in the ecosystem?
  • Tech & sustainability – what will COP26 commitments and targets mean for investment in, and by, the telecom/tech/media sectors?

Confirmed speakers  for the forum include:

  • Regulatory Affairs, Ooredoo Group, Dr. Bharat Vagadia

Director of Legal, Government & Corporate Affairs, Malaysia and New Markets, Microsoft, Dr. Jasmine Begum

  • Senior Vice President, Head of External Relations Asia, Telenor Group, Håkon Bruaset Kjøl

On 10th February discussions will centre on:

  • The metaverse and digital assets – what are the implications of the melding of real and virtual worlds for legacy telco & media business and for regulatory oversight?
  • Online content regulation – disentangling all the elements and comparing initiatives across the region. Privacy, safety, security and trust
  • Online entertainment needs connectivity – how is convergence of the two worlds evolving and with what impact on support for local content and creative ecosystems?

The following have been confirmed to speak:

  • Policy Analyst Asia, Access Partnership, Kenn Yee            
  • Professor, Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (ROC) Dr. Chen-Ling Hung
  • Policy Officer, Centre for Internet and Society, India, Torsha Sarkar

Registrations are ongoing, stated Robinson.

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