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Keynote speakers

John Doherty

John Doherty

Chair, BEREC

 

John Doherty was appointed Chair of BEREC 2010 in December 2009. BEREC is the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications. John Doherty is a Commissioner with the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) and held the rotating Chairpersonship from 01 December 2003 to 30 November 2004 and again from 01 December 2007 to 31 January 2010. John joined ComReg in 2001 as Director of Market Operations, before becoming a Commissioner in 2002. ComReg is the statutory body responsible for regulating the Electronic Communications and Postal Sectors in Ireland. Before joining ComReg, John held a number of senior management positions in the Industrial Development Authority including those of Head of New Business Development focussing on identifying and developing new business opportunities for IDA in areas such as eCommerce, Biotechnology and International Services.Prior to joining IDA John worked in a number of management positions in the chemical and engineering sectors both in Ireland and Internationally. He is an Economist by background with an MSc in Informatics and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Lucilla  Sioli

Lucilla Sioli

Head of Economic & Statistical Analysis Unit, DG INFSO, European Commission

 

Ms Lucilla Sioli is the Head of the Economic and Statistical Analysis Unit in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General, a unit which monitors economic trends and performance in the area of ICT and is responsible for the benchmarking activities in the information society area. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton and one from the University of Milan and has been a civil servant with the European Commission since 1997.

Pilar  del Castillo Vera

Pilar del Castillo Vera

MEP, Rapporteur European Digital Agenda , European Parliament

 

Pilar del Castillo Vera is a Member of the European Parliament from Spain. Former Minister of Education, Culture and Sport from 2000 to 2004, Dr. del Castillo Vera was elected to the Spanish parliament in the 2004 General Election as a representative of Granada Province, but resigned later that year when she was elected to the European Parliament for the first time. She is a member of the Partido Popular (People’s Party), which in turn is a member of the European People’s Party. She is the Coordinator of the EPP group in the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), a substitute for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, a member of the Delegation for relations with the People’s Republic of India, and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee. From June 2009 she is the Chair of the European Internet Foundation. Dr. del Castillo Vera is also the author of publications on topics such as comparative electoral behaviour, political parties, and political and public behaviour, and was awarded a PhD by the Sociological Research Centre in 1984. In addition she is a member of various national and international political science and sociology associations. Dr. del Castillo Vera received a Law degree from Universidad de Complutense and later attended Ohio State University on a Fulbright scholarship, graduating with a Master’s degree in Political Science. She then obtained a PhD in Law from Universidad de Complutense. Dr del Castillo Vera has also held posts as Associate Professor of constitutional law and Professor of political science.

Day 1 speakers

Tim Van Broeckhoven

Tim Van Broeckhoven

Head of European Affairs for Minister Van Quickenborne, Belgian Ministry of Economics and Belgian EU Presidency 2010

 

Tim Van Broeckhoven is the Head of European Affairs for Minister Van Quickenborne, Belgian Ministry of Economics where he is responsible for developing the EU Presidency program, determining tactics, designing action-plans, setting up a project team within the Federal Public Service Economy sector, and negotiating budgets. In 2008, he was the Spokesperson, Head of Communications Unit and International Advisor dealing with the organization and management of the Communications Unit and the stimulation of Belgian businesses in their international activities. He was also involved in attracting foreign businesses to invest in Belgium and promoting economic diplomacy through economic missions to emerging markets, creating instruments for export finance and credit insurance, and monitoring the EU Trade Defense policy. While at this position he actively supervised the project management of the Belgian pavilion at the Expo Shanghai to guarantee realization in-time, within quality standards and budget constraints. Prior to this, he spent several years as an EU Foreign Policy Expert, formulating policy proposals on key international issues. He was also instrumental in implementing a national framework for civilian crisis management through inspiring trust and gaining the confidence of stakeholders with conflicting interests, allowing Belgium to meet its European commitments. Tim received a Master’s degree in Commercial Engineering from the University of Antwerp in 2000 and then went on to obtain a Master’s of Arts degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from The College of Europe in Bruges in 2001. Tim was born in Wilrijk, Belgium, is married to Dominique Weyers and has two children, Cedric and Lauren.

Roland  Honekamp

Roland Honekamp

Head of Section, Economic Regulation, Policy Development Unit, European Commission

 

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Matthew  Braovac

Matthew Braovac

Head of Public Policy, Fixed Services, Vodafone

 

Matthew Braovac is the Head of Public Policy for Fixed Services at Vodafone Group dealing with all aspects of current and future policy and regulation. He was previously Vodafone’s Global Governance and Strategy Manager coordinating its External Affairs strategy across public policy, EU affairs, media relations, corporate social responsibility and charitable foundations. Prior to this, Matthew spent 6 years as a senior competition and regulatory lawyer at Vodafone working on issues such as spectrum, mobile termination rates, roaming and wholesale access during which time he acted in numerous cases before the UK and EU courts. Before joining Vodafone, Matthew trained and worked as a competition lawyer at the London City firm SJ Berwin.

Vianney  Hennes

Vianney Hennes

Director, Orange-France Telecom Group

 

Vianney Hennes has been Permanent Representative of the France Telecom Orange group to the european institutions Since February 2007. Before, he was in charge of European and International Regulation at France Telecom.Previously Vianney held various management positions within France Telecom, mainly in the areas of corporate strategy and business development, in France and in several other European countries. Vianney is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1982) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (1984). He is married and has two children.

Olivia  Garfield

Olivia Garfield

Group Director, Strategy & Portfolio, BT

 

Since July 2007 Olivia has been BT’s Group Director of Strategy, Policy and Portfolio, responsible for the Group's strategic, product and regulatory direction across its £20bn revenue streams globally. In practice this covers leadership on a wide range of topics from setting policies; to defining the strategy for 3,5 or 10 years out; to assessing regulatory risk and shaping the regulatory agenda; through to developing our future portfolio and how we manage profits through transition periods, as well as leading on pan-BT transformation programmes. Olivia works closely with BT's Board on all strategic and regulatory matters as well as representing BT externally in a variety of manners including industry engagement and customer executive leadership. Olivia also chairs BT’s Design Council, which is the formal sub-committee to the Operating Committee for all investment and prioritisation decisions, as well as BT’s Research Investment Board. Since announcing BT’s fibre investment in July 2008, Olivia has led on execution of BT’s SuperFast Broadband programme. She has governed this from its inception and business case development right through to the current status of over 1m premises passed. Before this role, Olivia has led large workforces in both sales and service. Most recently she was the Managing Director of the Commercial and Brands unit for Global Services with responsibility for the £1.3bn P&L, sales performance and customers on a global basis. Previously she was Vice President of the Global Services UK Customer Service organisation, where she merged 4 disparate organisations totally 8,000 people into one cohesive organisation of 6,500 people. Before BT, Olivia worked at Accenture in the Change Management practice focused on Communications & High Tech and Retail customers. On a personal level Olivia is married, has two little and is a lifelong fan of Everton football club!

Jos Huigen

Jos Huigen

Director of European Affairs, KPN

 

Jos Huigen is Director Regulatory and European Affairs for KPN. He has been active in the communication and IT sector since 1995 in various capacities. He held various senior positions within the Dutch government (Ministries of Transportation and of Economic Affairs) and within the Dutch regulator OPTA, e.g., for interconnection issues, for broadband and broadcasting markets and consumer issues. He has also worked for companies in the IT sector, currently as director of Regulatory and European Affairs with KPN. Jos Huigen holds a doctorate in social and political sciences and a Masters in Public Administration and Public policy.

Eric  Festraets

Eric Festraets

Member of the Board, FTTH Council Europe

 

Eric Festraets is Member of the Board of the FTTH Council Europe since April 2010. He joined the FTTH Council Europe in 2007 as vice-chairman of the Deployment and Operations Committee and in March 2009, Eric took over the chair position of this D&O Committee.Eric started his career with IBM Belgium as Systems Engineer for Midsize Mainframe Systems in 1986. Eric joined Alcatel in 1993 as Product Manager for ATM products. From 1999 onwards, Eric focused more on Solutions and Product Marketing for Broadband Access and in 2002, he founded the Alcatel Fast Forward Program, covering consultative marketing for broadband operators. The Fast Forward team (with Eric as team-leader) conducted successfully longer term projects with major DSL operators in Europe, APAC and Latin America. Topics being covered were Broadband Marketing, Competitive Analysis, Broadband Strategy, Economics and Operational Excellence (all domains beyond products and network architectures). Step by step, all Fiber-To-The-Home aspects were added to the total broadband picture. Today, Fast Forward is helping all market players marketing, deploying, planning and operating broadband (copper and fiber) networks.estraets was born on July 15th, 1961 in Ukkel, near Brussels (Belgium). He obtained the civil engineering degree (electronics) at the University of Louvain in 1985, married in 1993 with Lies Vandeveegaete and has two boys, Jakob (1995) and Klaas (1998).

Tiziana Talevi

Tiziana Talevi

Director Regulatory Affairs, Fastweb

 

Tiziana was born in Rome and has a degree in Economics & Business Administration from LUISS University in Rome.

Tiziana has always worked in the telecommunications industry with experiences in Telecom Italia, initially as an analyst in the Strategic Planning Dept and later as a researcher on economic and regulatory affairs at the San Salvador Study Center in Venice.

In 1997 she worked in the regulatory affairs dept. of Infostrada, the first alternative fixed line operator in Italy in the initial phases of liberalization and therefore followed all aspects related to the liberalization process in Italy and in Europe. She then worked at the Italian NRA for four years as an assistant to one of the commissioners and contributed to the definition of the main regulatory proceedings regarding the liberalization process in Italy with particular emphasis on Unbundling, bitstream and interconnection.

From 2002 to mid 2007 she has had international experience with Telecom Italia Sparkle, the international wholesale voice and data division of Telecom Italia in the New York Office, dealing with marketing and regulatory aspects of international voice and data services.

Since April 2007, she is Director of Regulatory Affairs of Fastweb, the main alternative broadband and IPTV provider in Italy.

Renaud  Di Francesco

Renaud Di Francesco

Divisional Director, Europe Technology Standards Office, Sony

 

Renaud Di Francesco has joined Sony in 1998 as Director R&D Partnerships Europe, and started Digital Cinema for large venues, co-founding the European Digital Cinema Forum.
Since 2004, he is General Manager of Sony’s Europe Technology & Standards office, located in London. He currently chairs the Trade Association Digital Europe for Broadcast, and is a Steering Board Member of DVB (digital television). A telecommunications engineer, Renaud has been a researcher at Bell Labs (USA) and France Telecom, where he then managed satellite service development, and international backbone network projects. He joined the European Commission, to manage the project portfolio of e-commerce, security and network management in Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS); then co-ordinated the European Councils of Ministers of Telecommunications until 1998. He holds patents, and a PhD.

Karim  Antonio Lesina

Karim Antonio Lesina

Executive Director, European Government Affairs, AT&T

 

Karim Antonio Lesina is the Executive Director of AT&T, EMEA Government Affairs. He leads AT&T's advocacy in Brussels towards the EU Institutions and in several EU Member States and international organisations. He is also the Chair of the Digital Economy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Prior to joining AT&T, Karim held senior positions with another leading US-headquartered ICT company, and a number of leading public affairs agencies in Brussels. Karim has worked on external affairs projects in several countries across the EMEA region. Born in Dakar (Senegal) Karim is an Italian-Tunisian national and has a Master Degree in Economics of development at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve.

Nicolas Chuberre

Nicolas Chuberre

Chair, ISI Technology Platform

 

Nicolas CHUBERRE graduated from “Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieur en Electronique et Electrotechnique” in Paris in 1988. He has 20 years experience in digital radio communications. Previously with Nokia & Alcatel Mobile phones to design several cellular handsets/systems, he joined Thales Alenia Space to manage the development of satellite payload equipment, the design of SatCom solutions as well as research projects on advanced mobile and fixed SatCom systems. Nicolas has published several papers on innovative Satellite System concepts. Nicolas chairs the Integral SatCom Initiative European technology platform, and the Mobile Satellite System working group at ETSI.

Laura Harbidge

Laura Harbidge

Telecoms Attaché, UK Permanent Representation to the EU

 

Laura Harbidge is the Telecoms Attaché for the UK Permanent Representation to the EU. She follows Telecoms and IPR issues on behalf of the UK in Brussels, and is currently negotiating the Council response to the Broadband Package. She previously worked for the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the domestic and EU better regulation agenda. Before that she worked on the ICT elements of implementing the Services Directive in the UK. She studied economics and politics in Vienna and Oxford.

Kimon Zorbas

Kimon Zorbas

Vice President, IAB Europe

 

Kimon Zorbas is the Vice President for IAB Europe. He heads up the public policy programme of the association at EU level, engaging with the European Institutions, other international bodies and the media to promote the association’s positions and interests. Key platform topics for IAB Europe include Data Protection, Advertising, e-Commerce and Consumer Protection. Before joining IAB Europe, worked for a major ICT related association where he was responsible for public policy on issues like software liability, data protection and ICT security, and also worked in-house on government affairs for a major semi-conductor company. Kimon is a qualified lawyer, having undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Tübingen, Germany and the K.U.Leuven, Belgium, respectively.

Paolo Lupi

Paolo Lupi

Head, Wholesale Markets Unit

 

Paolo Lupi heads the “wholesale markets unit” in the economic and competition analysis department of AGCOM, the Italian communication regulator, where he works since 2001.
His areas of expertise include competition analysis and regulatory policy in ICT industries with a particular focus on fixed networks interconnection and Internet development.
He is a member of the Italian delegation to the Working Party on Communication and Information Services Policy under the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD.
Before joining AGCOM Paolo held research positions at the University of Naples (IT) and at the University of York (UK). He holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York (UK) and a Diploma in EC Competition Law from King’s College, London.

Day 2 speakers

Victoria  Gerus

Victoria Gerus

Regulatory Affairs Manager, ETNO

 

Victoria has been serving as Regulatory Affairs Manager at the European Telecommunications Network Operators Association (ETNO) since May 2009. Previously, she served as Head of Regulatory Strategy at eircom Ltd., Ireland’s leading telecommunications operator.
Prior to joining eircom, Victoria worked briefly at Ovum Ltd. in London as a Senior Analyst in the Telecommunications Regulation and Competition Research Group. She also was the Service Manager for Interconnect@Ovum.
Victoria also spent several years as a regulatory specialist in McKinsey & Company’s European Telecommunications Practice. While based in Brussels, Paris and London during her tenure, Victoria contributed to client engagements around the globe. When first joining McKinsey in 1992, Victoria worked as a regulatory specialist on broader European Union regulatory affairs, ranging from financial services liberalisation to external trade policy.
Victoria received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Harvard University in 1990. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Political Science and French at Central Michigan University, graduating with honors.

Ilsa Godlovitch

Ilsa Godlovitch

Head of Regulatory Affairs, ECTA

 

Ilsa Godlovitch, is responsible for developing and delivering on the regulatory and policy agenda at ECTA, the trade association representing 150 competitive (non-incumbent) operators across Europe. Prior to joining ECTA in June 2005, she was EU Affairs Director at Cable & Wireless and also represented C&W's international businesses in developing countries outside Europe during a period of widespread liberalisation in the sector. Whilst at Oftel (the UK Telecoms Regulator), Ilsa was responsible for European Affairs and negotiated for the UK Government on the current EU Framework forCommunications. She was previously a technology journalist. She holds an MA in Classics from Oxford University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics from London University.

Chris Hutchins

Chris Hutchins

Director Public Policy, Liberty Global

 

Chris Hutchins is Director Public Policy for Liberty Global Europe, a pan European investor and operator of cable TV businesses in 11 European markets. He is also Chairman of the Cable Europe regulatory group, the pan European cable trade association. Chris is responsible for the Brussels public policy team, and for managing LGI's relationships with EU policy makers, regulators and industry stakeholders. Mr Hutchins has held several regulatory and legal positions within LGI and predecessor companies since joining them in 2000. He began his career at Burson Marsteller, the global public affairs consultancy, before joining DG Employment affairs of the European Commission in a press and information capacity. Mr Hutchins holds a BA degree in Politics from Loughborough University, a post-graduate diploma in EC competition law from King's College London, and in LLM in telelcommunications and IT law from Strathclyde University. He is currently undertaking an Msc in economics and competition law at King's College London.

Bärbel  Vogel-Middeldorf

Bärbel Vogel-Middeldorf

Director of Telecommunciations, Postal Policies and International Affairs, German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology

 

Bärbel Vogel-Middeldorf has been Director of Telecommunications and Postal Policies and International Affairs at the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology since 2004. She is responsible for National, European, International aspects of telecommunications policy including frequency policy, ICT-security and legal affairs, as well as postal policies. She held various senior positions within the Ministry of Economics and Technology, e. g. for biotechnology, constructionindustry, exportcontrols. Bärbel Vogel-Middeldorf studied law in Bonn and Bochum.

Harald  Gruber

Harald Gruber

Head of ICT and Economy Division, Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

 

Harald Gruber is head of the ICT and e-Economy division at the Projects Directorate of the European Investment Bank. He oversees project appraisal and contributes to the Bank’s strategy on the telecommunications sector.
He has been professor at Bocconi University (Milan) for telecommunications economics.
He has published The Economics of Mobile Telecommunications at Cambridge University Press and a wide range of articles in particular on the ICT sector in refereed journals.
He is on the editorial board of Telecommunications Policy and Information Economics and Policy. Harald Gruber holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Paul  Foley

Paul Foley

Managing Partner, Tech4i2

 

Professor Paul Foley was the founding director of Tech4i2 Limited. He has undertaken research and consultancy on social exclusion, economic regeneration and technology impact in the UK and overseas for more than 25 years.
Paul has worked with a number of public and private sector organisations in the UK and Europe examining internet and broadband uptake and impact. He has worked with ISPs and satellite broadband providers to investigate commercial opportunities. He has worked with the European Commission, national governments and local organisations in the development of policies to enhance broadband roll-out and uptake.

Alexander  Zuser

Alexander Zuser

Director for Regulatory & European Affairs, Telekom Austria Group

 

Dr Alexander Zuser, MBA, is the Director of Regulatory and European Affairs for Telekom Austria (Group). He is also the Managing Director of 3G Mobile GmbH as well as being a lecturer on ‘Information and Law’ at the University of Vienna. He was formally Head of Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Services and subsequently General Director for mobilkom Austria and has also worked as both a case handler for the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications’ Legal Department and as an Attorney for Wolf Theiss & Partners. From 1995 to 1997 Dr Zuser worked as a teaching assistant for Civil and Commercial Law at the University of Graz, Austria from which he had previously gained a law degree . He then became a research assistant in Rutgers law school, USA and went on to obtain a doctorate degree in Austria, writing his thesis on European competitive Law. He has also been awarded a Masters of Business Administration. Dr Zuser speaks both English and German fluently and has a good knowledge of both French and Spanish.

Garry  McCollum

Garry McCollum

Head of European Mobile Carrier Partnerships, Google

 

Garry McCollum is Head of Mobile Carrier Relationships for Google in Europe. He is responsible for distribution and syndication partnerships with the mobile carriers, especially in the areas of Google Search and Google Maps for Mobile. Prior to joining Google in 2007, Garry was founder and CEO of a mobile application start-up based in Dublin, Ireland and he has seven years experience working with blue chip technology firms, including Accenture and IBM. Garry has an Engineering degree from Queen’s University Belfast, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Dan  Warren

Dan Warren

Senior Director of Technology, GSMA

 

Dan Warren joined the GSMA in 2007. He currently leads the GSMA’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) initiative, as well as helping the GSMA to drive forward and promote technologies including High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) Mobile Broadband, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). He acts as a technology subject matter expert across all of GSMA’s Projects and Working Groups. Prior to joining the GSMA, Dan worked for Vodafone and Nortel. Dan has a degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Applied Mathematics.

Andrew Haire

Andrew Haire

Director of Corporate Affairs, Eircom

 

Andrew Haire joined eircom as Director of Corporate Affairs in June 2010. Andrew, who hails from the US, began his career with IBM spending his early years in engineering roles and later in marketing management. He left to join MCI, becoming their Senior Policy Advisor, initially working in the US, and eventually involved with various economies around the globe.

By early 2000 Andrew moved to Singapore to join their Government as the Telecom’s and Post regulator and the sector’s competition authority guiding the market to successfully embrace competition and later working as an architect of the market model for Next Generation technologies.

David Black

David Black

Principal Consultant, Plum Consulting

 

David Black is an economist specialising in the regulation of the communications sector, who has worked in both consulting and Government. He is frequently engaged at the intersection of public policy and commercial interests to realise and maximise value for all stakeholders. David has deep experience advising clients on a range of regulatory and competition issues including access and wholesale product regulation and pricing, cost benefit analysis, vertical separation and the cost of capital. David has recently published on regulatory and competition issues in the Bloomberg European Law Journal, Journal of European Competition Law and Practice, European Communications and Utility Week.

Moderators

Stéphane  Piot

Stéphane Piot

Partner, Analysys Mason

 

Stéphane Piot is a Partner at the Paris office of Analysys Mason and joined the company in 1999. Since then, Stéphane has led and managed projects across a broad range of areas, including strategic assessments and business planning, regulation, due diligence assignments and pricing. Examples of Stéphane's work in these areas include: definition of a broadband promotion plan; review of a regulator’s spectrum strategy policy; spectrum award support for a telecoms operator; strategy support for a player regarding net neutrality concepts and in negotiations with other players along the value chain; contribution to the EC review of the European Regulatory Framework; management of the regulatory department of a telecoms operator; assistance to several European regulators on market reviews; fixed and mobile cost modelling projects; NGA business case assessments; due diligence projects of fixed and mobile operators; and review and definition of tariff plans for fixed and mobile operators in Europe and North Africa. Stéphane holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne (France), an M.Sc. in Telecommunications from University College, London (UK), and a French Mastère Degree in Management of New Technologies from the Economic and Business School, HEC (France).

Gérard Pogorel

Gérard Pogorel

Professor of Economics, Telecom ParisTech (ENST)

 

Gérard Pogorel is Professor of Economics and Management, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, (ENST-Telecom ParisTech), France. ENST-TelecomParisTech is a first-tier European Research and Graduate education institution, with campuses in Paris and Sophia Antipolis (France). It encompasses all discipline areas, sciences, technologies, social sciences, of relevance to information and communications technologies and the media. Gerard Pogorel graduated from HEC Graduate School of Management (Ecoles des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris) and holds a Doctorate in Economics from Université de Paris-I Pantheon-Sorbonne. He is Chair-Rapporteur of the European Spectrum Conferences for 2006, 2007, 2008 (Epsilon Events), a frequent member of monitoring committees (composed of independent experts) of the European Union Framework Research Programme, (Chair of the Evaluation Supervision Panel 2007, Chair of the Monitoring Panel for 2000-2001, Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the EU Information Society and Technologies Research Programme for 2001-2002). He participates in numerous Government-level and regulation Authorities Committees on telecom and media policy and regulation in France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, and with the European Commission. He is a member of the international panel of experts for the World Competitiveness Yearbook, (IMD, Lausanne), and team co-ordinator for the ParisTech “Innovation 2020: coping with tectonic shifts in global innovation” research project.

Philippe Defraigne

Philippe Defraigne

Director, Cullen International

 

Philippe Defraigne is a director of Cullen International, a company monitoring regulatory developments in telecommunications, media and electronic commerce. He is an economist by training and has spent the last 20 years monitoring telecommunications regulation and market developments across Europe. He started his telecommunications career as a researcher at the University of Namur in 1988. Between 1991 and 1994, Philippe worked at the European Commission where he was mainly involved in the legislative process that lead to the adoption of the ONP Leased Lines Directive.

James Allen

James Allen

Partner, Analysys Mason

 

James Allen is Head of Analysys Mason’s Regulation Group in Cambridge. He directs projects for operators and regulators worldwide. James is an expert in a variety of topic areas, including the economics of different wired and wireless local access technologies (including copper, fibre, and cable), the regulation of VoIP in Europe, regulatory costing of fixed and mobile network services and global market forecasting. He is also one of the most experienced model reviewers, designers and builders within Analysys Mason. James’s published work includes writing a seminal report for the European Commission on the regulation of VoIP and directing our groundbreaking work on VDSL business cases in the Netherlands. Before joining Analysys Mason in 1998, he worked for Smith Associates (now part of BAe). James has a Ph.D. in Physics and 17 years’ experience in technology-based consulting.

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When

Tue 12 October, 2010 08.30 to
Wed 13 October, 2010 17.30

Europe

 

Where

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Rue du Ch√Ętelain 17
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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