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Speakers

Roberto Viola

Roberto Viola

Director General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Roberto Viola holds a Doctor degree in Electronic Engineering (Dr. Eng.) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
He is Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT, in the European Commission, with responsibilities for Electronic Communications Networks and Services Directorate, Cooperation Directorate - International and Inter-institutional relations, Stakeholders cooperation, Digital Economy & Coordination Directorate – Digital Single Market, Copyright, Innovations and Knowledge Base, Media & Data Directorate.
From 2005 to 2012, he was the Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM (Italian media and telecom regulator).
He was Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, and Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010.
He was member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators).
He was Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007.
He served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004, in charge of inter alia, regulation in terrestrial, cable and satellite television, frequency planning, access and interconnection of communication services, cost accounting and tariff in telecommunication and broadcasting services.
From 1985-1999 he served in various positions as a staff member of the European Space Agency (ESA) in particular, he has been Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services.

Philip Marnick

Philip Marnick

Chair, Radio Spectrum Policy Group; & Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

 

Philip is Group Director, Spectrum at Ofcom, where he is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy for managing spectrum including clearing, awarding, licensing, monitoring and enforcement.

Philip is also Chairman of the EU’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) bringing together all the EU’s national spectrum authorities and the Commission.

Philip has over 30 years’ experience within the wireless communications industry. He has held senior executive positions covering technology, operations and strategy in both. Philip has worked in both start-up (from initial concept to sale) and large corporates in companies ranging from UK Broadband, O2, Orange, BT, J-Phone in Japan (now Softbank Mobile), Extreme Mobile and SpinVox (now Nuance).

Sebastien Soriano

Sebastien Soriano

Chair, BEREC

 

Sébastien Soriano is Chairman of Arcep, the French national regulatory authority for telecoms and posts (Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes).

He is also Chairman of BEREC 2017. BEREC is the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications, bringing together 39 regulatory authorities from EU Member States, candidate countries as well as EFTA members. He was Vice-Chairman of BEREC in 2016.

Born in 1975, Sébastien Soriano holds Master's degrees in Science from the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, and in Telecom Engineering from Telecom ParisTech, as well as a Bachelor of Public Administration from Sorbonne University in Paris.

He has spent most of his career in digital policies, competition and telecoms regulation areas. He started his career at the French Competition Authority, between 2001 and 2004, as a case handler and then as Deputy General Rapporteur, between 2009 and 2012. Between 2004 and 2009, he held various positions at Arcep, including Head of the Mobile market Unit and Director of Broadband market. From 2012 through 2014, he was Chief of Staff of Mrs. Fleur Pellerin, French Minister for SMEs, Innovation and Digital economy. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of Arcep, he was Special Advisor to the French Minister for Culture and Communication.

Sébastien Soriano published several papers on the challenges of regulators and law makers in the digital era. He also teaches regulation and digital economy in the Master's programme in Public Policy at SciencesPo School of Public Affairs in Paris.

Francois  Rancy

Francois Rancy

Director, BR, ITU

 

Mr François Rancy was elected Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 (PP-10) in Guadalajara, Mexico. He took office on 1 January 2011. He was confirmed in a second term by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014 (PP-14) in Busan, Republic of Korea.
François Rancy is an engineer, a graduate of the École Polytechnique (1977) and the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris, 1979).
From 1979 to 1997, he worked as systems engineer and subsequently Head of Department in France Télécom's research laboratories, where he was in charge of studies on national and international satellite systems and activities relating to the spectrum and the regulation of satellite systems. As from 1992, his responsibilities expanded to cover the entire radiocommunication sphere.
From 1997 to 2004, he was Director of Spectrum Planning and International Affairs at the National Frequency Agency (ANFR).
From 2004 to 2010, he was Director-General of ANFR, responsible for frequency management in France.
In October 2010, he was elected Director, BR by the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.
At the international level, he led the coordination of European delegations (CEPT) at WRC-03 and chaired the European Union group on spectrum management policy (RSPG) in 2007. He chaired the ITU–R Special Committee on Regulatory and Procedural Matters from 1997 to 2003, and the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2007.
François Rancy has been awarded the ITU Silver Medal (2007) and the titles of Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1998) and Ordre national du mérite (1992).

Julius Knapp

Julius Knapp

Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC

 

Julius Knapp is Chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET), which is the Commission’s primary resource for engineering expertise and provides technical support to the Chairman, Commissioners and FCC Bureaus and Offices.

Mr Knapp has been with the FCC for 41 years and became Chief of OET in 2006. He previously served as a Deputy Chief of OET from 2002 - 2006. Prior to that he was the Chief of the Policy & Rules Division where he was responsible for FCC frequency allocation proceedings and for proceedings amending the FCC rules for radio frequency devices. Mr Knapp was Chief of the FCC Laboratory from 1994 – 1997 where he was responsible for the FCC’s equipment authorization programme and technical analyses.

He has received the FCC’s Silver and Gold medal awards for distinguished service at the Commission. He was the 2001 recipient of the Eugene C. Bowler award for exceptional professionalism and dedication to public service and the 2010 recipient of the Federal Communications Bar Association Excellence in Government Service Award and the recipient of the WCAI 2010 government Leadership award. In 2013 he received the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award for exceptional achievement in the career Senior Executive Service of the United States of America, as well as the 2014 Fellow Award from the National Spectrum Management Association.

Mr Knapp received a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the City College of New York in 1974.

Gilles Bregant

Gilles Bregant

Director General, ANFR

 

Born in Chambéry (France) in 1963, Gilles Brégant graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1986) then from Telecom ParisTech (1988). Following a 7-year-career at France Telecom research center, Gilles Brégant led the transition project from “Minitel” electronic directory to its companion web site, www.pagesjaunes.fr. He was then appointed technical adviser to the Minister in charge of Research (1996-1997). He had to coordinate international projects and themes in relation with information technology. He then worked for the department of trade and industry as deputy director in charge of Prospective. He was appointed secretary general of the ministerial task force “Digital Economy” (2001-2005). He was then appointed Technical Director of Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (the French Media Regulator) in 2005. Gilles Brégant is the CEO of ANFR since 2011. He was elected President of RSPG in November 2011.

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Policy, European Commission

 

Andreas Geiss is currently Head of Unit for Radio Spectrum Policy in DG INFSO of the European Commission. His responsibilities include the implementation of the inventory in accordance with the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme.

Andreas has been working for the European Commission since 2002. He started his professional career in 1991 at the German Regulatory Authority in the area of telecommunications. From 1994 until 2002 he worked for the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO), where he was project leader for many projects dealing with terrestrial and satellite mobile communications. He has been involved in the European preparations for World Radiocommunications Conferences since 1995. Andreas is a telecommunications engineer by profession and enjoys all sorts of sports in his spare time.

Carlota Reyners-Fontana

Carlota Reyners-Fontana

Deputy Head of Unit, Radio Spectrum Unit, European Commission

 

Carlota Reyners Fontana is deputy Head of the unit dealing with spectrum policies in DG Connect at the European Commission. She mainly deals with regulatory issues linked to spectrum management, including as part of the future Review of the Telecoms framework and the RSPP. Between April 2012 and November 2014, she was Member of cabinet of Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner responsible for Digital Agenda under the Barroso II Commission, mainly dealing with issues related to the Telecoms Regulatory framework, including the proposal for a Connected continent, spectrum, roaming, national market regulation and broadband policies. She joined the Commission in 2000 in the Competition Directorate General where she dealt with antitrust and cartel investigations in several sectors until 2006. Then, she was on leave from the Commission and worked for about four years as an in-house lawyer of the competition department of a leading European telecommunications company. Before joining the Commission, she was a lawyer in the EU Competition team of a Brussels based law firm. She holds a law degree from Madrid University and a Master in European law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Eric Fournier

Eric Fournier

ECC Chairman, CEPT

 

Graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (SUPELEC) in 1991, Eric Fournier is currently Director for Spectrum Planning and International Affairs in the Agence Nationale des Fréquences (ANFR), the French public agency in charge of spectrum management. In his position, he is directly responsible for preparing the revisions of the French national table of allocation and for the coordination of French positions in international meetings on spectrum within ITU, CEPT and EU. He was Chairman of the CEPT Conference Preparatory Group for the World Radiocommunications Conference 2012 (CPG-12) and, as French representative in RSPG, has chaired several RSPG working groups dealing with EU interests in international meetings and cross-border issues.

Paul  Mitchell

Paul Mitchell

Senior Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft

 

Mr. Mitchell assumed his current role in July 2011. He is responsible for policy initiatives in the areas of spectrum, telecomm, and Internet governance. He has championed Microsoft’s efforts to advance flexible spectrum regulations allowing for dynamic sharing, and developing innovative access networks leveraging television white spaces around the world.

Prior to his current position Mr. Mitchell held a variety of senior positions with Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division. His career also includes significant work related to digital and interactive television including work developing standards for digital television in advance of the U.S. DTV transition. He held several roles in the Microsoft TV division including Chief of Staff and General Manager of the Tools and Applications Product Unit.

Mitchell serves on the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, on the board of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute, and on the advisory board for the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. He has previously served on the board of directors of BET.com, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, and Vision TV and SVOX in Canada.

He holds an MPA from the Evans School at the University of Washington.

Inge Hansen

Inge Hansen

Director of Regulatory Strategy , EE

 

Bio to be added shortly...

Gerry  Oberst

Gerry Oberst

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory & Governmental Affairs, SES

 

Gerry Oberst is responsible for regulatory matters at SES, where his title is Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy. Gerry took this position after a long career as a partner in the Hogan Lovells law firm, in both Washington, DC, and Brussels. During his 30 years of private practice, Gerry advised many clients in the spectrum field as well as governmental agencies, including numerous projects for the European Commission. He is a prolific author and for twenty years wrote the global regulatory column for Via Satellite magazine. While in Brussels, he was the chairman of the European Satellite Action Plan Regulatory Group. He now works in Brussels and Luxembourg, and soon is moving to Washington, DC.

Stefan Zehle

Stefan Zehle

CEO, Coleago Consulting

 

Stefan Zehle, MBA, (CEO) Stefan is a co-founder of Coleago, was a Director Strategy, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs of a
mobile operator. With 28 years telecoms experience, he is an expert in telecoms marketing strategy, spectrum valuation, and business planning. Stefan was responsible for many successful mobile licence bids and spectrum auctions and worked in 40 countries in developed and emerging markets. Stefan holds an MBA with distinction. Co-author of the Economist’s Guide to Business Planning.

Jeppe Jepsen

Jeppe Jepsen

Director of Broadband Spectrum, TCCA

 

Jeppe has held several positions in the TETRA and Critical Communication Association right from the beginning in 1995 – he is a Director in Association and member of the Board. Jeppe is also the elected Chairman of PSC-Europe’s Spectrum group.

Jeppe’s host organisation is Motorola Solutions and since joining Motorola in 1979 he has been involved in System Engineering, International Business, Marketing and Sales. His international experience ranges from the Middle East, the Far East and Latin America. He has been based in Chicago, Copenhagen and now Brussels.

His specialty is Public Safety; an area where he has spend the last 30 years of his career.
Jeppe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Meta Pavsek Taskov

Meta Pavsek Taskov

Head of Mobile Communication, Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the republic of Slovenia

 

Meta Pavšek Taškov received her BSEE and MSEE from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1990 and 1993 respectively. First employment was 1989 in mixed research and development laboratory located at Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana as member of industry and employee of Iskra Hipot, Šentjernej. Since 1995 she was employed at AKOS (Agency for communication networks and services of the Republic of Slovenia)
which was at the time named as URST (Slovene Telecommunications Administration) in the RF Spectrum management department. 2012 and 2013 she was leading LTE project and was a Deputy of Tender Commission’s chairperson for 2014 Auction of frequency bands 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz. She attended the World Radio Conference WRC- 15 in November 2015 as a Deputy Head of Delegation. Since 2016 she is head of Mobile department in AKOS leading preparation for 700 MHz multiband Auction and 5G initiative project.

Richard  Marsden

Richard Marsden

Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

 

Senior Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting

With a team based in New York City and London, but working around the world, Mr. Marsden’s practice focuses on the design of allocation mechanisms, including:

· auctions and trading design;

· bidding strategy; and

· related competition, pricing, regulatory and public policy.

His work spans multiple industries, including broadcasting, energy, mobile telephony, procurement, radio spectrum and transport.

Many of Mr. Marsden’s recent projects have involved auction design, software implementation and/or bidder support related to the current wave of spectrum awards worldwide. Since 1999, he has provided strategy advice to leading incumbent operators and aspiring entrants in more than 35 spectrum auctions. He was also a lead member of the design team that developed and implemented the combinatorial clock auction, the first practical multi-round package bid format for awarding radio spectrum.

Prior to joining NERA, Mr. Marsden spent 10 years as Director and Managing Consultant at DotEcon, where he was responsible for business development for auctions, public policy, and strategy projects. He managed the project teams supporting the UK regulator Ofcom on digital dividend policy and UK spectrum auctions between 2005 and 2010. He also completed major studies for the European Commission on the allocation of the digital dividend and on spectrum trading and liberalization.

Mr. Marsden presents and publishes frequently on the topics of auctions, the communications industry, and spectrum management and allocation. He is the co-author of a book on broadband regulation (Springer, 2005). He is also an advisor to Forum Global on Spectrum Management conferences in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

David  Salant

David Salant

Visiting Professor, Toulouse School of Economics & Founder of Auction Technologies

 

David Salant is a leading expert on auctions and game theory. Salant has advised government agencies in numerous countries on the design and implementation of spectrum auctions and allocation procedures. His consulting experience includes auction theory and strategic analysis for clients in spectrum auctions such as the US Federal Communications Commission for testing new package bidding procedures, Industry Canada and the Australian ACA for their first spectrum auctions. Salant has also led or helped guide bid strategy teams for numerous US FCC auctions, including virtually all the 2G, AWS and 700 MHz auctions, for the German and Austrian 3G auctions, the Netherlands 2G and 3G auctions, for the German 4G auction, for the Indian 3G auction, for a number of Mexican 2G and 3G auctions, for the Brazilian privatization of Telebras and the auctioning of mirror concessions, the Australian 2G and 3G auctions among others. He designed and implemented the first spectrum auction for paging licenses for the Mexican Ministry of Communications (SCT) and for trunk radio frequencies for the Guatemalan Superintendent of Telecommunications. Salant also led the team that developed auction software adopted by the Italian Ministero della Comunicazioni, Industry Canada, the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport, and the Guatemalan Superintendent of Telecommunications.
Salant experience in the energy sector includes serving as Auction Manager for Northwestern Energy default service procurement. Salant served as the Auction Monitor in the Illinois default service procurement auction. Salant has advised on design of capacity markets, transmission rights auctions and Renewable Energy Certificate auctions. Salant had primary responsibility for the design of the initial New Jersey BGS auction on behalf of the PSE&G, First Energy/JCP&L, Conectiv and RECO. He has also had a key role in the auction design of the Texas, ERCOT auction of capacity entitlements on behalf AEP, Reliant and TXU. Dr. Salant bid strategy experience in the energy sector includes advising a bidder in a MISO/PJM energy procurement. has advised EPCOR in the Alberta PPA auctions, the Alberta Balancing Pool for their MAP auctions and the DTe of the Netherlands on interconnector capacity auctions.
Salant teaches Auction Design, Strategy and Implementation course at the Toulouse School of Economics. He is also an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia's Institute for Tele Information. Salant has an A.B. in Economics and and Mathematics from Washington University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester.

Jakob Blaavand

Jakob Blaavand

Senior Consultant, Smith Institute

 

Dr Jakob Blaavand joined the Smith Institute in 2015, having completed his DPhil in differential and algebraic geometry at the University of Oxford, and taught mathematics to undergraduates at the University of Oxford and at Aarhus University, Denmark, for a total of 7 years.
Dr Blaavand works in the field of spectrum auction design and verification, offering independent advice, verification and testing of auction rules, algorithms and software in auctions worldwide. He has recently concluded a major verification project for the US 600MHz Broadcast Incentive Auction, being responsible for the design of a comprehensive test plan and the verification of all optimisations aspects for the reverse auction, the repackaging and the forward auction.
The list of recent clients Dr Blaavand has consulted for include the Federal Communications Commission, GSMA, the Danish Energy Authority, SciSys, Mondelez International, National Grid, and Sellafield, working on projects ranging from optimising frequency assignments to balancing electricity networks.
Dr Blaavand has given over 30 public lectures popularising mathematics, on topics including knot theory and the maths of Google. He has several publications in international mathematical journals and, most recently, an article on spectrum management in the Colorado Technology Law Journal.

Chris  Woodford

Chris Woodford

Director of International Spectrum Policy, Ofcom

 

Bio to be added shortly

Simon Fell

Simon Fell

Director of Technology & Innovation, EBU

 

Mr Fell has more than 35 years’ experience in senior broadcasting technology roles, including at British broadcaster ITV, where he was Director of Future Technologies (2008-2009) and Controller of Emerging Technologies (2004-2006).

From 1991-2004 Mr Fell worked for Carlton Television, the ITV franchise holder for the London region, where he held several executive roles linked to operations and emerging technologies.

Mr Fell is the current Chairman of the Technical Council at the Digital Television Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK. His career has already brought him into contact with the EBU, where he sat on the Technical Committee on behalf of UK broadcasters between 2006 and 2009.

Mr. Fell is responsible for steering EBU Technology & Innovation in its mission of being an indispensable partner to EBU Members, driving media innovation and integration, setting standards and defining and sharing best practices in media production and delivery. His role also involves driving business development for the EBU.

Y.-P. Eric Wang

Y.-P. Eric Wang

Senior Specialist, Ericsson Research

 

Bio to be added shortly

Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb

Rapporteur for NB IoT, 3GPP RAN

 

Bio to be added shortly...

Brett  Tarnutzer

Brett Tarnutzer

Head of Spectrum,, GSMA

 

Brett Tarnutzer directs GSMA's full range of spectrum-related activities and, in collaboration with the GSMA membership, represents the industry on critical spectrum policy issues with national governments and multilateral organisations. Prior to joining the GSMA, Brett worked for the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he served as both assistant chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, dealing with a wide range of spectrum-related issues and as senior member of the Incentive Auction Task Force, designing the first-ever auction to incentivise the transfer of spectrum from broadcast to mobile use.

Luigi Ardito

Luigi Ardito

Director of Government Affairs, Qualcomm

 

Luigi Ardito is currently working as Director of government affairs for Europe, Middle East and North Africa at Qualcomm and drive Qualcomm spectrum and regulatory policy agenda in Europe and MENA dealing with various government entities and industry organizations. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Luigi worked for over a decade at Sony Corporation both in Japan and in the UK. Luigi gained also professional experience at France Telecom and at the Italian Public Broadcaster RAI.

Luigi has extensive experience in the Media and Telecom industry as well as the Semiconductor Industry gained through his assignments at Qualcomm, Sony, France Telecom and RAI. He holds an Electronic Engineering Degree gained at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy and a Master of Business Administration gained at the Henley Management College in the UK.

Lars Backlund

Lars Backlund

Secretary General, Broadcast Networks Europe

 

Speaker biography to appear here shortly

Representative*

Representative*

GSA

 

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Stephen Pentland

Stephen Pentland

Group Public Policy Head of Spectrum, Vodafone Group

 

Stephen Pentland is Head of Spectrum Policy at Vodafone Group, and is responsible for coordinating Vodafone’s access to spectrum across its 27 markets worldwide. This includes defining long-term spectrum objectives, influencing national and regional regulatory policies and licensing programmes, securing new spectrum and seeking extensions and refarming of existing licences. Stephen studied engineering at Cambridge, worked for several years in the Japanese tech sector, and has 20 years experience as a strategy consultant working internationally across the telecom and media industry.

Janette Stewart

Janette Stewart

Principal, Analysys Mason

 

Janette Stewart is a Principal at Analysys Mason, who specialises in wireless technologies and radio spectrum issues. She has around 20 years’ experience in radio engineering, spectrum policy and spectrum management. She is based in Edinburgh. Janette began her career working for the UK spectrum regulator where she held various roles, latterly Senior Spectrum Engineer in the 3G Auction Team, where she was responsible for determining UK spectrum plans for the 3G licence award, interacting with CEPT and ITU working groups. Since joining Analysys Mason in 2001, her consulting experience includes researching market opportunities within the wireless sector, wireless network business planning, user requirement definition, spectrum strategy development and spectrum valuation. She has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients including national regulators, fixed and mobile network operators, wireless industry trade associations and spectrum users.  Recent projects have included advising on digital TV switchover strategy, award of digital dividend spectrum, technology co-existence in 800 MHz spectrum and 2.6 GHz spectrum valuation. She co-authors Analysys Mason’s Spectrum Quarterly, a quarterly newsletter on spectrum-related market developments.

Jonas Karlsson

Jonas Karlsson

Chief Architect, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

 

Mr Jonas Karlsson, Chief Architect at Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency Chief architect and IT-strategist at maintenance and development of secure and robust communication services section since 2014. Former Chairman of TCCA working group Operator and Users association 2 ½ year. Has a long experience from the Swedish Defense Forces working with command, control and communications systems.

Seppo Yrjölä

Seppo Yrjölä

Principal Innovator , Nokia

 

Dr. Seppo Yrjölä is a passionate innovator with a background in research, strategy and business, Seppo Yrjölä is Sr. Principal Innovator at Nokia. Seppo has been with Nokia for 28 years. He incubates and steers opportunities externally with customers, partners and governments with the purpose of driving growth by innovating holistically from technology to business models. Previously as a head of wireless technology for the Networks division at Nokia, his role required him to look beyond the product roadmap and identify what new trends, technologies and tools were on the horizon, and determine and validate how those future opportunities fit into the Nokia pipeline. His current research is focused in the area of future radios with cognitive network business opportunities and potential disruptions as an important aspect to scout. He holds a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and a Doctoral degree in telecommunications from the University of Oulu. Seppo has been awarded over €10 million in competitive research funding as the lead investigator, authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, and holds several patents in the radio domain.

Javier Domínguez Lacasa

Javier Domínguez Lacasa

Head of Spectrum Policy, Telefónica

 

Javier Domínguez is Head of Spectrum Policy and Regulatory Intelligence in Telefonica’s Corporate Unit, where his current focus is on working with the technical and business development teams on developing the Company’s awareness and thinking around innovative spectrum allocation and assignment procedures.

Javier has an Economics and Legal background and has worked in Telefonica for the last 10 years, at local and corporate level and in different regulatory roles. He has participated in spectrum auctions and spectrum policy discussions in several European countries since 2011, and he has also been engaged on a wide range of other telecom policy issues, from international roaming to regulatory cost modelling of fixed and mobile networks. Prior to joining Telefónica he worked for Ericsson for 5 years.

Moderators

Gunnar  Hökmark

Gunnar Hökmark

MEP, European Parliament

 

Gunnar Hökmark is a Swedish Member of the European Parliament since 2004. He is the leader of the Swedish delegation to the EPP Group. Prior to his role in European politics, he was Secretary General of Sweden’s Moderate Party from 1991-2000.

Mr. Hökmark is an active member of the ITRE Committee dealing with industry, research and science, telecom and energy. In the last mandate he was the EP rapporteur on the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme. Mr. Hökmark is also a member of the ECON Committee of the European Parliament dealing with economic policy, public finances and competition legislation, and is currently the Parliament's rapporteur on banking structural reform

Rudiger Martin

Rudiger Martin

Policy Officer, Radio Spectrum unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Bio to be added shortly

Johanne Lemay

Johanne Lemay

Co- President, LYA

 

Johanne Lemay is Co-President of LYA. She is a recognized expert in telecommunications and broadcasting ranging from the development of strategy and business plans, to due diligence, market research, spectrum valuation, spectrum licensing and spectrum auctions.

Ms. Lemay is actively involved in consultations for the development of public policy in telecommunications and broadcasting. She has acted as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings on numerous occasions. Recent expert evidence mandates were focused on the evolution of television and over-the-top services, benchmarking investment in broadband infrastructure and regulatory framework for MVNOs.

Ms. Lemay’s international experience includes leading mandates on spectrum licensing and auctions as well as investment due diligence in mobile services and broadband networks in countries ranging from Europe, Latin America, Asia to the USA and Canada.

Ms. Lemay is co-leader of the development of the LYA Auction Platforms. She brings expertise in all types of auction formats from SMRA to Clock auctions including Combinatorial Clock Auctions (CCA) and the clock format of the USA Incentive Auction. Ms. Lemay has conducted spectrum license sales on behalf of clients. Ms. Lemay also delivers strategy seminars and auction workshops to both private and public clients including telecommunications regulatory agencies in Europe, Canada and the US.

Ms. Lemay holds an Engineering Physics Degree from Laval University (Quebec City) and an MBA from Concordia University (Montreal).

Philip Marnick

Philip Marnick

Chair, Radio Spectrum Policy Group; & Group Director, Spectrum, Ofcom

 

Bio to be added shortly

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Thu 22 June, 2017 17.00

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