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Takorn Tantasith

Takorn Tantasith

Secretary General, NBTC

 

Takorn Tantasith is the first Secretary General of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), having taken up the role in 2012, Mr. Tantasith, has dedicated his time and energy to guide the NBTC and facilitate the development of Thailand telecommunication and broadcasting industry.

Prior to joining NBTC, Mr Takorn held various notable positions in Bureau of Budget and Office of the Auditor General of Thailand. Additionally, he was an advisor to the Senate House Committee of Communications for many years.

During his tenure as a Secretary General of the NBTC, the organisation has delivered many tangible and meaningful projects such as spectrum auctions and price regulations that simultaneously advance Thai telecommunication and broadcasting industry as well as protect consumers’ benefits. He also pushed for universal services to ensure equal access to technology for Thai people.

Mr Takorn received a bachelor of laws with second-class honors from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand in 1982 and a master’s degree in public administration from Detroit University, USA in 1986. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in public administration from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand in 2013.

Areewan Haorangsi

Areewan Haorangsi

Secretary General, APT

 

Ms. Areewan Haorangsi has taken up her post as Secretary General of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) on 9 February 2015. A native of Thailand, Ms. Haorangsi brings to her post over three decades of service both in national and international stage.

Before her election as Secretary General, Ms. Haorangsi served as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Thailand. Her long tenure with MICT included responsibilities for a variety of portfolios, i.e. Principal Adviser for Foreign Affairs, Executive
Director of Policy and Strategy Bureau, Acting Principal Adviser for Communications, and Executive Director of International Affairs Bureau. Ms. Haorangsi also had extensive international experience including her postings as Chairperson of ASEAN Telecommunication and IT Services Sectoral Working Group under the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Services, Chairperson of the Working Group on Economic Transformation, People Empowerment & Engagement, Innovation and Human Capital Development under the ASEAN Telecommunication and IT Senior Officials’ Meeting, and Head of Thai Delegation to the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group as well as to Conferences, Assemblies and Meetings of International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Ms. Haorangsi has longstanding ties with the APT since 2003 when she has started working at MICT. She had been the Head of Thai delegation at various APT events. In 2011 she was elected the Vice Chairman of the APT Management Committee. She was also Chairman of the APT Policy and Regulatory Forum (PRF) in 2014. In 2014, Ms. Haorangsi was elected Secretary General of the APT at the 13th Session of
the General Assembly of the APT held in Yangon, Myanmar. As Secretary General of the APT, Ms. Haorangsi has set a forward-looking vision in leading the APT towards the forefront of telecommunication and ICT development in the Asia-Pacific region and bringing in synergy among the stakeholders to maximize the benefits of ICT to the people.

Born in 1959 in Thailand, Ms. Haorangsi holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (International Relations), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and a Master of Business Administration (Management of Technology), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She began her career in the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) in 1981, being responsible for Foreign Affairs Group and International Transport Group of the Department of Land Transport.

Mario Maniewicz

Mario Maniewicz

Deputy Director, BR, ITU

 

Mr. Mario Maniewicz is the Deputy-Director of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences, Radiocommunication Assemblies and Study Groups. The Bureau also carries out the international regulatory processes for registration of frequency assignments and satellite orbits and assists administrations in their coordination and implementation of frequency spectrum and orbit requirements as well as in resolving cases of harmful interference. It provides the specialized technical secretariat for the work of the Radiocommunication Study Groups and the Radiocommunication Assembly in the development of recommendations for spectrum utilization and radio system characteristics.


Mr. Maniewicz has been with the ITU for more than 25 years, where he has held various positions of responsibility at ITU headquarters as well as in the Regional Offices in Peru, Chile and Brazil, leading activities towards fostering global telecommunications development.

During his tenure at ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, as Chief of the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department, Mr. Maniewicz directed ITU’s efforts to assist developing countries in bridging the digital divide by promoting the use of ICT-based networks, services and applications, while ensuring the use of appropriate technologies to build or extend their information and communication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment. This includes the provision of guidelines and tools for the development of policy and regulatory frameworks, financing policies and strategies, development of telecommunication and IP-based networks, promotion of pervasive broadband deployment, digital broadcasting and spectrum management, as well as the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT applications while enhancing cyber-security. Mr. Maniewicz is also responsible for the Union's activities in the promotion of access and use of telecommunications and ICTs for groups that have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream ICT services, including women, youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.


Before becoming Chief of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications, Mr. Maniewicz was Chief of Policies and Strategies at ITU’s BDT, where he was responsible for the Union’s activities in the policy and regulatory domain, human capacity building, ICT statistical data collection and analysis, and other development domains, including Internet and IP networks development. Previously, Mr. Maniewicz was Head of Human Capacity Building, where he was actively involved in promoting projects and activities in developing countries specifically related to Training, Human Resources Management and Development, Organizational Development and Managerial Development for Telecommunications. He was directly involved in the development of models and guidelines for the transformation of telecommunication organizations to better face a changing environment towards competition. He has helped governments, regulators and operators of developing countries in the definition of their organizational and managerial strategies and policies, the identification of their HR and Organizational Development needs, including training of top level managers of telecommunication organizations in modern management and competitive transformation related aspects. He has also broad experience in project management in various fields such as rural telecommunication development, frequency management and monitoring, transformation of the telecommunication sector, strengthening of regulatory agencies and transformation of telecommunication operators, among others.


Kyu-Jin Wee

Kyu-Jin Wee

Chairman, APG, APT, Fellow, Korea Radio Promotion Association (RAPA)

 

Dr. Kyu-Jin WEE is a Vice President of Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) since 2012 April. TTA is an accredited standard development organization for ICT in the Republic of Korea. Before he joined TTA, he was a Director of Radio Research Agency (RRA), Korea Communications Commission. He received the B.E. degree in Engineering in 1981, the M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988 respectively from Yonsei University. Since 1989 he had been a research engineer in Electronic Material Lab. of Oriental Chemical Industry and he joined RRA in 1991. Since 1995 he has been participating in many ITU meetings such as WRC95, WRC97, WRC2000, WRC03, WRC07 and WRC12 as a delegate of Korea and was Vice-Chairman of Committee 7 during WRC-03. He was also Chairman of Committee 3 of ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010. He was a chairman of ITU-R TG8/1 WG4 during 1997 – 1999 and is a vice-chair of ITU-R WP5D since 2000. He has been also participating in several work programs of Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) such as APG (APT Preparatory Group for WRC), ASTAP (APT Standardization Program) and AWG (APT Wireless Group) and vice Chair of Management Committee (MC) of APT from 2002 to 2006 and Chairman of MC of APT during 2009 to 2012. His current interest is spectrum management, radio wave propagation and telecommunication standardization.

Ruoting Chang

Ruoting Chang

Director, Division of Frequency Planning, Bureau of Radio Regulation, MIIT China

 

Within the Ministry of Industry and information Technology
and the State Radio Monitoring Centre of P.R. China, Mr Chang has had different positions, among which Director / Vice Director of Division of Frequency Planning in Radio Regulatory bureau, Chief Engineer of Testing Division. In that capacity he was responsible for national and international matters in the area of spectrum allocation, planning, assignment, registration, coordination use of the radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, technical and regulatory formulation for various radio equipment, RF and EMC laboratory design and building. He has been conferred 6 ministerial level Awards of technical inventions and presided over building a number standards on radio technology or applications. He acquired a high level of knowledge about the telecommunications and its regulation, especially in the field of radio spectrum, coordination between services within the country and its planning, both at the national level and with other countries, especially as regards broadcasting, mobile and satellite services, as determined by the Radio Regulations (RR). As the coordinator of all radio items in China’s delegation, he has been deeply participating in ITU and APT activities, including conferences or high level meetings, such as PP, WRC and WTDC, Council, RA , CPM and APG, AWG and APT meetings for preparation for PP and WTDC. His proposals have also been reflected in the outcomes of APG, RA and WRC, and a
number of ITU-R Recommendations, Reports or Handbooks through involvement in SGs, RAG, CCV and SC meetings. His leadership has been proved by successfully taking the helm of various meetings. He has good command in understanding and application of Radio Regulations and the resolutions which governing the activities of ITU-R Study Groups.
Mr Chang has Master Degree on Information and Communication and is ViceChairman of ITU-R Study Group 1 and Chairman of Working Party 1B.

Le Van Tuan

Le Van Tuan

Deputy Director General, Authority of Radio Frequency Management, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam

 

Mr. Le Van Tuan has joined the Authority of Radio Frequency Management since 1995 and has been working on different areas of frequency management and satellite orbit.

In 1999-2003, he had actively participated in satellite coordination with many countries to secure frequency and orbital slots for Vinasat satellites. He also actively attended the cross-border frequency coordination meetings between Viet Nam and neighbouring countries.

As responsible for spectrum planning and policy since 2005, he has actively contribute to development of Vietnamese spectrum policies and plans such as: Radio Frequency Law, National Allocation Table, Band Plans for mobile systems, allotment plans for broadcasting services, spectrum regulations to Short Range

Takehiro Nakamura

Takehiro Nakamura

VP and Director General, 5G Laboratory, NTT DOCOMO, Acting Chairman of Strategy & Planning Committee, 5GMF, Japan

 

Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Laboratories in 1990. He is now VP and Director General of 5G Laboratory in NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Mr. Nakamura has been working for research and development of the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G technologies.

He has been engaged in the standardization activities for the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He is currently the leader of 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc(20B AH) in ARIB and Acting Chairman of the Strategy & Planning Committee in 5G Mobile Communication Promotion Forum(5GMF) in Japan.

He has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since1999. He had contributed to 3GPP TSG-RAN as a vice chairman during March 2005 to March 2009 and as a chairman during April 2009 to March 2013.

Moe  Kyaw Soe

Moe Kyaw Soe

Director of Resource Management Division, Posts and Telecommunications Department, Myanmar

 

Mr. Moe Kyaw Soe was appointed as Director, Resource Department of Posts and Telecommunications Department (PTD) under Ministry of Transport and Communications in May 2015. He joined the ministry in 1995 and has since then been working hard to promote Telecommunications Sector Development.
Prior to this from 1995 to 2015, Mr. Moe Kyaw Soe worked at Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) starting from Senior Assistant Engineer position up to Assistant General Manager post. He has over 20 years working experience in the Telecom Sector.
He got a Bachelor Degree of Electronics and Communications Engineering from Yangon Technological University in 2000 and Master of Philosophy of Infrastructure Management from Yokoharma National University, Japan in 2007. He is married and is fluent in English.

Lasse Wieweg

Lasse Wieweg

Chair, Spectrum Group, GSA

 

asse Wieweg, Director, Government and industry relations, at Ericsson, has worked with telecommunications topics his whole professional career, starting in 1973 with Ericsson. In 1986, following some over-seas assignments, he took up a position at the Frequency Management department within the Swedish Telecommunications Authority. In 1994, he took up a new position within the Swedish Defence Material Administration, looking after Frequency Management for the Swedish Defence Forces. Since 1997, Lasse is back in Ericsson, particularly addressing international policies in the Radio Regulatory and Spectrum domains within the Ericsson Group Function in Stockholm, Sweden.

Marc Eschenburg

Marc Eschenburg

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Marc Eschenburg is a Partner at Aetha Consulting, a specialist telecommunications strategy consultancy which advises players in the industry on major strategic and regulatory decisions.

For the last years, Marc has been very active in the area of spectrum management, advising operators and regulators on issues such as spectrum valuation, spectrum strategy, auction support and spectrum pricing. His particular area of expertise lies in overseeing the development of spectrum valuation models ahead of auctions and he has supported spectrum managers and bidders in preparations for over 30 award processes across the world.

Alex Orange

Alex Orange

Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

 

In 2008, Alex Orange joined Qualcomm Incorporated as director of government affairs for South East Asia & Pacific. In this capacity, Alex directs Qualcomm’s public policy and regulatory agenda and oversees its relationship with Government and regulatory agencies in the region. Alex works with Ministries, policy makers and independent regulators on national frequency allocation plans, licensing and regulations for 3G, 4G, mobile broadband and broadband wireless access systems. Alex also interfaces with multilateral organizations and governmental forums such as the International Telecommunications Union and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity, to coordinate regional and international efforts in support of Qualcomm’s next-generation wireless technologies.

Alex has more than 18 years of experience in telecommunications related policy development, 11 of which were gained working with the Ministry of Economic Development of New Zealand, where, as the Senior Planning Engineer he developed national spectrum management policies, plans, allocation methodologies, and licensing mechanisms that are considered industry best practice. Alex chaired the New Zealand Radio Sector that developed New Zealand’s international position relative to radiocommunications and also participated in or led New Zealand government delegations to numerous bi-lateral, multi-lateral, and UN treaty level negotiations.

Majoring in physics at the University of Canterbury (NZ), Alex graduated in 1989. Before gaining his Master’s degree in electronics from the University of Otago (NZ), Alex worked within the consumer electronics manufacturing industry in Hong Kong.

Aamir Riaz

Aamir Riaz

Program Officer, ITU

 

Mr. Aamir is as a Programme officer in International Telecommunication Union and is currently based in its Area Office for South East Asia in Indonesia. In-line with the Global Objectives of ITU and regional initiatives
of Asia-Pacific region Mr. Aamir has been working on development of ICTs in the region through country specific actions, sub-regional and regional activities across the Asia and Pacific region. He has implemented initiatives and projects in partnership and collaboration with international/regional organizations e.g. ASEAN, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and Administrations including, MSIP Korea and DoT Australia etc.
Mr. Aamir is currently involved in ITU development activities particularly on areas related to telecommunication policy, regulations and strategies and Spectrum related issues.
Prior to joining ITU in 2013, Mr. Aamir has been working in ictQatar from 2010 to 2013 as National Spectrum Manger. He was involved in implementing various regulatory and strategic planning initiatives.
From 2007 to 2010 he performed his duties as Assistant Director in Strategy and Development department of the Pakistan telecomm Authority.
Mr. Aamir is an Electrical Engineer from National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Pakistan and has advanced degree in Radio-communication from École Supérieure d'Électricité (SUPÉLEC) France.

Bharat Bhatia

Bharat Bhatia

Director and Head of International Spectrum and Regulatory Team, Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions

 

Mr. Bharat Bhatia has over 40 years of experience in Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), spectrum management and ICT policies & regulations.
Currently he heads the Motorola Solutions’ Government Affairs and Public Policy activities for the Asia Pacific Region. Prior to this, he was a senior regulator with Government of India for 22 years as a spectrum regulator and Telecom policy specialist. He was also actively involved in formulation and implementation of India’s National spectrum plans and ICT policies. He regularly attends and speaks at various Global conferences and meetings and has been actively participating in various ITU and Asia Pacific telecommunity (APT) meetings including all World Radio Conferences during the last 15 years.

Mr. Bhatia was the key originator of ITU World Radio Conference Resolution (WRC) 646 on PPDR in 2003 and 2015. He was also the key originator of the WRC Agenda under which Resolution 646 on PPDR was successfully revised to include 700 and 800 MHz bands at the WRC-15 He has made presentations on the issue of PPDR at numerous global and regional conferences around the world during last 15 years. He was also asked by the ITU-D to help develop the emergency communications plan for Samoa.

Mr. Bhatia is an expert on spectrum management and works closely with many Asian governments particularly in the area of spectrum and regulations for Public safety and mobile telecommunications (IMT). He chairs the APT Task Group on Public Safety and Disaster Relief communications as well as the ITU WP5D group on broadband public safety spectrum

He is also the founder President of the Core Group of Telecom Industries Association of India (CTIA) and Vice-President of ITU-APT Foundation of India. Earlier he was also the President of TEMA (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers Association of India) and a Vice President of Association of Telecom Industries of Singapore (ATIS) earlier.

Mr. Bharat Bhatia holds a B. E. degree from University of Delhi in Electronics and Telecommunications and is a fellow member of IETE, the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers. Mr. Bhatia has completed a number of management courses from various institutes and universities including National University of Singapore and George Washington University.

Hans Ihle

Hans Ihle

Senior Consultant, Nera Economic Consulting

 

Hans-Martin Ihle is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting where he specialises in auctions and regulatory issues concerning radio spectrum with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He has nearly 10 years of experience advising regulators and mobile operators on regulation, competition, public policy, and business strategy.

Hans has advised on the design and implementation of spectrum auctions in over a dozen countries using a variety of different formats such as combinatorial clock auctions (CCA), clock auctions, sealed bid auctions and various hybrid auction formats. He has also provided strategy advice to bidders in spectrum auctions worldwide. For bidders, he has convened workshops on bidding strategy and run mock auctions to help the bid team understand the likely dynamics of the real auction and provided onsite client support. Alongside his work on spectrum auctions, Hans has undertaken auction projects across a wide range of other markets such as energy, finance and water abstraction rights.

Prior to joining NERA, Hans was a Managing Consultant at DotEcon, where he focused on auctions, public policy, and strategy projects. While there, he advised UK regulator Ofcom on a number of spectrum management issues ranging from the design and implementation of the UK 4G auction to the revision of licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
Hans holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he specialized in industrial organization, game theory and applied econometrics.

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.

Gerry Oberst

Gerry Oberst

Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory and Governmental Strategy, 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.

Hakan Ohlsen

Hakan Ohlsen

Director, Spectrum & Radio Technology Strategy, Ericsson

 

Håkan Ohlsén took his Ph.D. degree in Solid State Physics at Uppsala University in 1986, and was appointed an Associate Professor at Uppsala University in 1990.

He joined Ericsson Sweden early in the year of 1995 working with radio interfaces for the 3rd Generation/IMT-2000 mobile systems and spent three years at the Ericsson office in Japan participating in the early standardization of WCDMA as well as in the set-up of 3GPP.

Since 1999 he has been at the Ericsson Headquarters with focus on access standardization strategies. In 2004 he was elected Vice-Chairman the ITU group responsible for IMT and its evolution (today WP5D). Currently Håkan Ohlsén position is Director, Spectrum and Radio Technology Strategy in the Ericsson Group Function Technology, and is based at the Ericsson Hanoi office.

Xayluxa Insisiengmay

Xayluxa Insisiengmay

Director General, Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Laos

 

Gregory Attiyeh

Gregory Attiyeh

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

 

Richard Womersley

Richard Womersley

Director, Spectrum Consulting, LStelcom

 

Richard is director of spectrum consulting for LS telcom. He has 20 over years consulting and business experience working in the radio spectrum management, public telecommunications, digital broadcasting and satellite industries. He has worked for regulators, network operators, financiers, governments and end-users on issues covering national and international policy; regulation and its impact; pricing, auctions and licensing; cost modelling and tariff setting; planning and consultation; network specification and procurement; and digital switch-over. His work has been international in nature having taken him to every continent except Antarctica. Richard is also an experienced trainer having been running courses on spectrum management and policy for over 15 years.

In addition to providing consultancy advice and training, Richard’s career has embraced roles in a military communications company, as a transmission manager for BBC World Service and business manager for the UK’s largest broadcast infrastructure provider ntl: (now Arqiva) giving him a broad perspective on telecommunications and broadcast technologies and industries, their commercialisation and their regulation.

Debora Gentina

Debora Gentina

W1#8 Rapporteur, ETSI ISG mWT (Millimetre Wave Transmission, Industry Specification Group)

 

Debora Gentina joined Huawei Technologies in 2007 as Senior Marketing Manager within the European Microwave Group where she is responsible for microwave marketing.

After graduating in Electronic Engineering, she has been working in the microwave field for many years in Siemens, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent before joining Huawei, covering several roles from system architecture to product strategy and marketing. Moreover, she is speaker and panelist in Global Telecom Exhibitions, Market Trade-shows and Events.

In ETSI ISG mWT she is Rapporteur of the work item WI#8 related to the bands above 90 GHz.

Chuan Wei Lim

Chuan Wei Lim

Partner, Analysys Mason

 

Guillaume Mascot

Guillaume Mascot

Head of Government Relations APJ & India, Nokia

 

Guillaume Mascot is in charge of Government Relations for Nokia in APJ (Asia-Pacific, Japan) & India. He oversees all aspects of current and future policy and regulation in the region, working with institutions and other relevant stakeholders to create a favourable political and regulatory environment to foster public and private investment in the digital and broadband industries with a focus on innovation for sustainable growth, competitiveness, and quality of life in a connected environment.

Previously, Mr Mascot led Alcatel-Lucent’s EU representation in Brussels, managed European affairs and engaged with the European institutions. He was a board member of the EIF (European Internet Foundation) - an European think tank supporting European political leadership for the development of European multilateral public policies responsive to the political, economic and social challenges of the worldwide digital revolution - and was also an associate member of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT).

Mr Mascot holds a Master Degree in Political Science with a major in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Lille.

Jozef Svrcek

Jozef Svrcek

Director, Specure

 

Jozef Svrcek is a director of Specure GmbH, based in Austria, Europe, with 5 years of spectrum auction consulting experience and over 16 years in the information technology and telecom industries, with a focus on project and infrastructure management.
Prior to joining Specure, Jozef worked for Deloitte as a senior consultant, specialising in the information technology related risks. Earlier in his career, he was an IT project manager for a global pharmaceutical company Bayer – Schering based in Berlin and Leverkusen, Germany.
Jozef has provided technology and consulting services for telecom auctions in the Slovak Republic in 2013, Czech Republic in 2012, 2013 and 2015. He was the team leader at the most recent auction in Podgorica, Montenegro (CCA frequency auction in 800 MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2 GHz and 2.6 GHz).
Jozef holds a Master’s degree in Enterprise Systems Implementation from Cranfield University, UK and a Master’s degree in Musicology from Comenius University, Slovakia.

Nevio Marinelli

Nevio Marinelli

Manager, Spectrum Planning Section, ACMA, Australia

 

Nevio Marinelli is the Manager of the Spectrum Planning Section of the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The Section’s primary role is to undertake the technical and frequency planning aspects of, and provide technical advice and input to, various projects related to wireless broadband and the Internet of Things. In particular, projects relating to the introduction of wireless broadband services into new and existing frequency bands. Nevio also lead Australia’s involvement in WRC-15 agenda item 1.1 which looked at the possible identification of additional spectrum for International Mobile Telephony (IMT).

Nevio has a Bachelor of Engineering in Communications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne Australia. He has worked as a spectrum planning engineer in the Department of Communications where he was involved in the planning of radio and television services and the replanning of spectrum to allow for the introduction of GSM services in Australia. From 1996 he worked for telecommunications operator Optus and equipment vendors Lucent and Nortel in the Middle East and Europe as a radiofrequency planning and optimisation engineer.

Erlend Fanebust

Erlend Fanebust

SVP, Head of Spectrum and Analytical Decision Support, Telenor Group

 

Erlend is educated as a lawyer and an economist and his Unit is responsible for spectrum policy, spectrum valuation and spectrum acquisitions in Telenor Group. Prior to joining Telenor in 2008, he worked internationally with spectrum related issues as a lawyer, as an independent consultant, and with the Norwegian Government. He was introduced to the field working for the Norwegian government, and served as a Norwegian representative in the EU Licensing Committee and the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Working Group on Spectrum Trading.

Joe  Guan

Joe Guan

Spectrum Policy Director APAC, GSMA

 

As the GSMA’s Spectrum Policy Manager for the Asia Pacific region, Joe Guan is involved in a wide range of spectrum policy campaigns for the GSMA, and contributes to its advocacy programmes advising government and regulatory bodies across the Asia Pacific region. Before joining the GSMA, he worked for the New Zealand spectrum regulator — the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment — in a variety of roles ranging from radio engineering to business analysis and project management. Mr Guan has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from New Zealand, specialised in radio engineering and digital signal processing.
Mr Guan is also a certified PRINCE2 practitioner with many experiences in project and programme management. He was heavily involved in the development of the New Zealand government’s online register of radio frequencies and its online spectrum licensing and compliance systems.

Ning Zou

Ning Zou

Director, Communication Policy and Standards, Intel

 

Dr. Ning Zou has more than 16 years of experience in ICT policies, standardization and technology strategy, Ning has been engaged in policy and standards activities in IEEE, WFA, 3GPP etc. Currently he is focusing spectrum policy, 5G etc. areas. Prior to joining Intel, Ning worked at Lucent Bell Labs as member of technical staff. Ning received his Ph.D, EE and MS degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Quan Yu

Quan Yu

Chief Strategy Officer of Huawei Wireless Product Line, Huawei

 

Mr. Quan Yu now is responsible for the wireless network strategy planning and business development in Huawei Wireless Product Line. During his 19 years in Huawei, Mr. Yu worked in different departments: R&D, Product Management and Business Planning; and on different technologies: GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, LTE and 5G. His main contributions include the first Chinese GSM solution development; CDMA450 solution development; incorporating Multi-Carrier technology to CDMA and GSM networks; and planning for the SingleRAN solution.
Mr. Yu Quan graduated from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications in 1997. Then he joined Huawei.

Goran Berntson

Goran Berntson

Representative, GTI

 

Jesada  Sivaraks

Jesada Sivaraks

Secretary to Vice Chairman, NBTC

 

Patrick French

Patrick French

Representative, ESOA

 

Leonida Macciotta

Leonida Macciotta

ETSI ISG mWT

 

Moderators

Jongbong  Park

Jongbong Park

Director, Project Development, APT

 

Dr. Jongbong PARK is a Director of Project Development of the Asia‐Pacific Telecommunity. He is in charge of the management of work programmes of APT. Before he joined APT, he had involved in various international arenas through joint projects with ITU and funding institutions, such as AfDB (African Development Bank) and IDB (Inter‐American Development Bank). He also had served various chairmanships of APT and ITU.   His working experience covered ICT Standardization and R&D areas since 1999, and his academic background is ICT technology management and he holds a Doctor’s degree on ICT standardization.

Hans Ihle

Hans Ihle

Senior Consultant, Nera Economic Consulting

 

Hans-Martin Ihle is a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting where he specialises in auctions and regulatory issues concerning radio spectrum with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. He has nearly 10 years of experience advising regulators and mobile operators on regulation, competition, public policy, and business strategy.

Hans has advised on the design and implementation of spectrum auctions in over a dozen countries using a variety of different formats such as combinatorial clock auctions (CCA), clock auctions, sealed bid auctions and various hybrid auction formats. He has also provided strategy advice to bidders in spectrum auctions worldwide. For bidders, he has convened workshops on bidding strategy and run mock auctions to help the bid team understand the likely dynamics of the real auction and provided onsite client support. Alongside his work on spectrum auctions, Hans has undertaken auction projects across a wide range of other markets such as energy, finance and water abstraction rights.

Prior to joining NERA, Hans was a Managing Consultant at DotEcon, where he focused on auctions, public policy, and strategy projects. While there, he advised UK regulator Ofcom on a number of spectrum management issues ranging from the design and implementation of the UK 4G auction to the revision of licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum.
Hans holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge, where he specialized in industrial organization, game theory and applied econometrics.

Marc Eschenburg

Marc Eschenburg

Partner, Aetha Consulting

 

Marc Eschenburg is a Partner at Aetha Consulting, a specialist telecommunications strategy consultancy which advises players in the industry on major strategic and regulatory decisions.

For the last years, Marc has been very active in the area of spectrum management, advising operators and regulators on issues such as spectrum valuation, spectrum strategy, auction support and spectrum pricing. His particular area of expertise lies in overseeing the development of spectrum valuation models ahead of auctions and he has supported spectrum managers and bidders in preparations for over 30 award processes across the world.

Scott Minehane

Scott Minehane

Managing Director, Windsor Place Consulting

 

Scott W Minehane is an international regulatory and strategy consultant in the telecommunications sector and has been involved in advising investors, operators, Governments and regulators in Australia, Asia, the Pacific and South Africa for over 25 years. His expertise extends to policy, legislation, regulation, spectrum management, NBN and new generation fixed and mobile technologies.

He is the principal of Windsor Place Consulting Pty Ltd an independent consultancy practice, through which he has advised a range of leading corporates and organisations including the Australian, South Australian and Victorian Governments, the Malaysian Government, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the Lao PDR Government, APEC Business Advisory Council, NBN Co, Competitive Carriers Coalition, Broadcast Australia, Macquarie Group, Leighton Holdings, Macquarie Telecommunications, IDA Singapore, Telekom Malaysia, Axiata Group and various Axiata Opcos, ARCIA, Australian Music Association, Investec, Fiberail, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the UAE, KPMG, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), APT, Telkom South Africa, PCCW, Verisign Australia, Telecom NZ and the World Bank.

Scott is also an independent director of Etherstack plc (www.etherstack.com) an ASX listed company that specialises in wireless technology including waveforms and public mobile radio (PMR) solutions including LTE being used for first responders and iSignthis (www.isignthis.com) an ASX listed company with a range of US and Australian patents which allows merchants (via their credit card gateways or banks) to verify/authenticate identity, card not present and online credit card transactions.

Scott has a Bachelor of Economics (1986) and a Bachelor of Laws (1991) from the University of Queensland and holds a Master of Laws specialising in Communications and Asian Law from the University of Melbourne (1998).

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.

Logistics

When

Tue 2 May, 2017 08.00 to
Wed 3 May, 2017 17.00

UTC +7

 

Where

Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit Road Soi 57,
Klongtan-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok
10110
Bangkok

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