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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit

Bogota, Colombia

April 26-28, 2016

About

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit will address challenges facing the Latin American region and the world such as universal access to broadband, addressing wireless data consumption, and enabling the Internet of Things. With an emphasis on use cases, business models,network and service deployments, regulation, standardization, and device certification, the Summit will bring together experts with first-hand experience to discuss, debate, and demonstrate how a robust dynamic spectrum access technology ecosystem will help governments, businesses, and communities reduce the cost of wireless bandwidth and deliver affordable connectivity in the busiest cities and most remote regions.

New to the agenda this year will be in-depth seminars and workshops by and for spectrum and communications regulators seeking guidance on how to implement regulations that accommodate dynamic spectrum access technologies, as well as future communication technologies.

Agenda

Day 1 | Tuesday, April 26th

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Half-Day Workshop on Spectrum Sharing Best Practices by and for Regulators

(By Special Invite Only)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Evening Welcome Reception

Day 2 | Wednesday, April 27th

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM

Registration and Refreshments

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Sessions and Keynote Addresses

Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

 

Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro, Colombia

 

Mr. David Luna, Minister, Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones, Colombia

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Challenges to Universal and Affordable Connectivity in Latin America and Beyond: Implications for Policymakers, Businesses, and Civil Society

Speakers

Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Mr. Juan Manuel Wilches Durán, President/ Executive Director, Latin American Forum of Telecommunications Regulators (Regulatel)/ Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones, Colombia
Mr. Oscar Leon Suarez, Secretary General, Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones (Citel)
Ms. Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General, Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) <Invited>
Ms. Regine Frazer, Secretary General, Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations (CANTO) <Invited>
Mr. Mike Jensen, Internet Access Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications <Invited>
Mr. Yacine Khelladi, Regional Coordinator, Latin America and the Caribbean, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
Moderator: Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro, Colombia

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Country Viewpoints on the Analogue to Digital Switch-Over: 4G Spectrum Awards, Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access, and the Future of Digital Broadcasting

Speakers

Mr. Peter Scott, Manager, Band Planning Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), Jamaica <Invited>
Mr. Julius Knapp, Chief Engineer, the Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA <Invited>
Mr. Gabriel Contreras Saldivar, Commissioner President, Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Mexico <Invited>
Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance
Mr. Rodrigo Zerbone Loureiro, Commissioner & President, Executive Group for Digital TV Transition, Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), Brazil <Invited>
Mr. Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore <Invited>
Mr. Ndalahwa Habbi Gunze,Director, Broadcasting Affairs, Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Tanzania <Invited>
Moderator: Mr. Antonio Garcia-Zaballos, Lead Specialist, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) <Invited>

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Lunch Break

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM

New Developments in Spectrum Sharing: Unlicensed Allocations, Unlicensed Managed Access, Exclusive Use and Non-Exclusive Licensing, New Wi-Fi and LTE Technologies and Standards, Databases, Sensing, and More

Speakers

Mr. Shrikant Shenwai, Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Broadband Alliance
Mr. Claude Belisle, Chief Technical Officer, WINN Forum <Invited>
Mr. Edgar Figueroa, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wi-Fi Alliance <Invited>
Mr. Steve Wimsatt, Director, Business Development, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Ms. Dorothy Stanley, Head, Standards Strategy, Aruba Networks, Inc. <Invited>
Mr. Robert Wu, Chief Executive Officer, 6Harmonics Inc. <Invited>
Mr. Richard Thanki, PhD Student, University of Southampton
Moderator: Dr. Paul Garnett, Director, Affordable Access Initiatives, Microsoft

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

The Next Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access: 2.3GHz, 3.5GHz, 5GHz, and Above

Speakers

Dr. Heikki Kokkinen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Fairspectrum
Mr. Alan Norman, Access Principal, Google Inc.
Mr. Chris Weasler, Global Head of Spectrum Policy and Connectivity Planning, Facebook
Mr. Julius Knapp, Chief Engineer, the Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA <Invited>
Mr. Haiyun Tang, Chief Executive Officer, Adaptrum Inc.
Dr. Paul Garnett, Director, Affordable Access Initiatives, Microsoft
Moderator: Mr. Vijay Nagarajan, Director, Product Marketing, Broadcom Corporation<Invited>

5:00 PM – 5:30PM

Recap and Adjourn

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Day 3 | Thursday, April 28th

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Sessions and Keynote Addresses

Mr. Juan Manuel Wilches Durán, President, Latin American Forum of Telecommunications Regulators (Regulatel), and Executive Director, Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones (CRC), Colombia <Invited>

 

Ms. Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA <Invited>

 

Mr. Phillip Paulwell, Minister, Department of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining, Jamaica <Invited>

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Innovative Use Cases for Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies: Transportation, Rural Broadband, Public and Food Safety, Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Network Resilience and Disaster Recovery, Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement, Humanitarian Aid, Smart Cities, and More

Speakers

Mr. Patel Mmusi Barwabatsile, ICT Cluster Development Manager, Botswana Innovation Hub
Prof. Hiroshi Harada, Director, Smart Wireless Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) <Invited>
Mr. William Koos, President and Founder, KTS Wireless <Invited>
Mr. Malcom Brew, Founder and Chief Technology Engineer, Mawingu Networks Limited <Invited>
Dr. Apurva Mody, Chairman, WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) <Invited>
Mr. Andes Maz, Executive Director, Advanced Technology Policy, Global Policy, Cisco Systems <Invited>
Mr. Peter Bloom, Coordinator, Rhizomatica
Moderator: Ms. Aparna Sridhar, Counsel, Google Inc.

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote Addresses

Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director, Radiocommunications Bureau, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

 

Mr. Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, CEO, the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South Africa <Invited>

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

A Discussion with the Regulators: Regulatory Best Practices for Greater Spectrum Utilization from Across the Globe

Speakers

Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C. Casambre, Executive Director, Information and Communications Technology Office Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippines <Invited>
Mr. Lloyd Momba, Director of Telecommunication, Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), Malawi <Invited>
Mr. James Lewis, Senior Communications Advisor, SITT, Communications and Marketing Branch, Industry Canada, Canada <Invited>
Mr. Thari G. Pheko, Chief Executive, Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA), Botswana <Invited>
Mr. William Mathew Tevie, Ag. Director General, National Communications Authority (NCA), Ghana <Invited>
Mr. Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Singapore <Invited>
Mr. Pakamile Kayalethu Pongwana, Chief Executive Officer, the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South Africa <Invited>
Mr. Julius Knapp, Chief Engineer, the Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA <Invited>
Moderator: Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Driving the Ecosystem: Rule Making, Smart Financing, and Next Steps to Achieve Global Connectivity

Speakers

Mr. Antonio Garcia-Zaballos, Lead Specialist, Competitiveness and Innovation Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) <Invited>
Mr. Oscar Leon Suarez, Secretary General , Comisión Interamericana de Telecomunicaciones (Citel)
Mr. Jonathan Dolan, Senior Advisor, Digital Inclusion US Agency for International Development (USAID) <Invited>
Ms. Tracey Webb, Managing Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) <Invited>
Moderator: Frank McCosker, General Manager, Affordable Access & Smart Financing, Microsoft Corp. <Invited>

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Prof. H Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

 

Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director, Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), Colombia

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org.

Travel & Registration

Venue

The Hilton Bogota is located at No. 72-41, Avenida Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia.

Hotel Reservations

The group sleeping room block is at The Hilton Bogota (Summit venue). To receive the group sleeping room rate of USD 194 (single occupancy) or USD 224 (double occupancy) plus tax per night, attendees should make reservations by going on the DSA guest reservation webpage. The deadline to receive the discounted group rate is April 11, 2016. Room types are on a first come, first serve basis, and include breakfast and complimentary guestroom internet.

Visa Information

Before your visit to Colombia, please visit http://www.colombia.travel/en/practical-information/visa to determine if a tourist visa is required for your travel based on your country of residence.

Invitation Letters

Attendees requiring an invitation letter for a travel visa should provide the following information by email to admin@dynamicspectrumalliance.org: full name, company name, job title, company address, passport number, passport issuance and expiration date, passport issuing country and your travel dates. An invitation letter will be drafted and sent to you by reply email.

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