Optimal Coevolution of Mobile Broadband Technology and Spectrum Policy Workshop

June 12, 2013
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and the Portable Computer and Communications Association (PCCA) will present “Optimal Coevolution of Mobile Broadband Technology and Spectrum Policy,” a workshop to assess the federal spectrum policy issues that can impact the evolution of wireless broadband technologies and explore the business case and market realities of building out next generation wireless broadband infrastructure. The event will examine how these realities help or impede the evolution of technology paths.
 
Against this policy and market reality backdrop, workshop participants will discuss how network technologies and architecture can best use available and forthcoming spectrum under various operating scenarios.
 
Speakers include:
·       Dean Brenner, senior vice president, government affairs, Qualcomm
·       Blair Levin, communications and society fellow, Aspen Institute, and executive director, GigU
·       Jennifer Fritzsche, managing director, Wells Fargo Securities
·       Al Jette, head of North American industry environment, Nokia Siemens Networks
·       Ruth Milkman, chief, Wireless Communications Bureau, FCC
·       Thomas Power, deputy chief technology officer for telecommunications, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House
·       Peter Rysavy, president, Rysavy Research
·       Scott Wallsten, vice president for research and senior policy fellow, Technology Policy Institute, and senior policy scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
 
Beginning at 1 p.m. the event will be live streamed at http://cbpp.georgetown.edu.
 
WHEN:
Friday, June 14, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Starting at 1 p.m., the event will be webcast live at http://cbpp.georgetown.edu
 
WHERE:
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
 
RSVP:
Media interested in attending the event should contact Teresa Mannix, senior director of communications, at tmm53@georgetown.edu or (202) 687-4080.
 
PROGRAM:
To view the full event agenda, please visit http://cbpp.georgetown.edu/upcoming-programming/optima-coevolution.
 
8 to 8:30 a.m.
Registration and continental breakfast.
 
8:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Peter Rysavy, executive director, Portable Computer and Communications Association
PCCA workshop schedule and association update.
 
8:45 to 9 a.m.
John Mayo, executive director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
 
9 to 9:30 a.m.
Blair Levin, communications and society fellow, Aspen Institute, and executive director, GigU
The Push and the Pull of Technology and Consumer Demand: Opportunities and Pitfalls
 
9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Thomas Power, deputy chief technology officer for telecommunications, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the White House
Obama administration perspective on spectrum objectives, strategy, and priorities.
 
10:30 to 11: 15 a.m.
Al Jette, head of North American industry environment, Nokia Siemens Networks
Standardization efforts (including 3GPP, ETSI, IEEE) to accommodate new spectrum policy approaches. Includes LTE spectrum coordination and white space.
 
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dean Brenner, senior vice president, government affairs, Qualcomm
Opportunities and challenges of new bands, including the proposed 3.5 GHz small-cell band.
 
1 to 1:45 p.m.
Ruth Milkman, chief, Wireless Communications Bureau, FCC
FCC perspective on policies and proceedings impacting wireless technology evolution and innovation.
 
1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
Jennifer Fritzsche, managing director, Wells Fargo Securities
Making the business case for continued investment in the mobile broadband sector: a Wall Street perspective.
 
2:45 to 4 p.m.
Panel Discussion: What methods and measures are available to ensure that spectrum is used most efficiently?
·       Scott Wallsten, vice president for research and senior policy fellow, Technology Policy Institute, and senior policy scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
·       Peter Rysavy, president, Rysavy Research
·       Anna Maria Kovacs, visiting senior policy scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
·       Delara Derakhshani, Policy Counsel, Consumers Union
·       Moderator: Carolyn Brandon, senior industry and innovation fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
 
About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today.  Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. Learn more at http://cbpp.georgetown.edu. Follow on Twitter @GeorgetownCBPP.
 
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business provides a transformational education through classroom and experiential learning, preparing students to graduate as principled leaders in service to business and society. Through numerous centers, initiatives, and partnerships, Georgetown McDonough seeks to create a meaningful impact on business practice through both research and teaching. All academic programs provide a global perspective, woven through the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in a way that is unique to Washington, D.C. – the nexus of world business and policy – and to Georgetown University’s connections to global partner organizations and a world-wide alumni network. Founded in 1957, Georgetown McDonough is home to some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive degree and open enrollment programs. Learn more at http://msb.georgetown.edu. Follow us on Twitter @msbgu.
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