K&L Gates LLP, London
November 27, 2013 -
The 8th Annual ISPA Conference: Wednesday 27th November 2013, K&L Gates, One New Change, EC4M 9AF
The conference title is “The Internet industry: what lies ahead?” examining the positive role the internet has made to the economy and what the internet will look like in the future.
The four panels will look at:
How the internet aides growth and opportunities Hear from other sectors on how the internet underpins what they do and the opportunities this presents.
Broadband, now and post 2015 Which technology will play the biggest part and what will tomorrow’s home and business communications infrastructure be?
The Future ISP What will an ‘ISP’ look like in 10 years’ time
Is online morality being outsourced? With recent developments, we discuss whether industry is being asked to be the guardians of morality online.
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|Wednesday Nov 27||The Internet industry: what lies ahead?|
|9:15-9:45am||Registration with tea and coffee|
|9:45am||Keynote 1: James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime and Security, with introduction and Q&A chaired by ISPA Chair, Mark Gracey|
|10:15 – 11:15||Panel 1: A Content Carol
This panel will represent technologists and strategists in the broadcast and Streaming Media sector. The focus will be a seasonally themed look at Content Past, Content Present and Content Future.This session will be thought provoking with short introductions from each panelist outlining what their take on the emerging Internet based content markets are, and then a guided discussion looking at ensuing technical game changers, the effects of policy and changing attitudes to rights, how the Internet is effecting video production and encouraging not just new audiences but also new creatives. Throughout the discussion we will try to get a feel for some of the emerging trends that will effect all the stakeholders.While some of the discussion will be very high level, we won’t be afraid to ‘go knee deep’ in the technology if it seems relevant.Speakers:
|11:30-12:30||Panel 2: Broadband Post 2015 and beyond – the role of Government and industry in developing a modern communications industry
Government has made superfast connectivity one of its main priorities and industry has made great strides by investing and innovating to improve the state of the communications infrastructure in the UK. Large and small providers are building fixed and wireless networks in the UK and 4G is becoming available to the wider population. Government plays an important supporting role in this, although some BDUK programmes have come under criticism for undermining competition and lacking ambition. Sights are now being set on what happens after 2015 with a new Government in place. New targets have been set and more money has been promised by 2017 however it is vital to the economy and society that complacency does not creep in. In this context the panel will explore:
|13:30-14:00||Keynote 2: Etienne Drouard, Partner K&L Gates|
|14:00-15:00||Panel 3: The Future ISP
The term ISP can mean many things to many people and ISPA’s membership demonstrates how diverse the Internet industry is. Whether it is small business, corporate or consumer connectivity, hosting or the delivery of services over the top, there is a wide range of internet services being delivered by ISPA members.The rise of mobile, cloud, on-demand video and music and the convergence of various content platforms are changing what consumers expect from their ISPs and the services that are offered by business to consumers. In this context the panel will hear from a selected range of providers/business leaders who will give an outlook into how they believe their business will develop and what challenges they will be facing in the future.
|15:00-16:00||Panel 4: Dumb pipes or moral entities – the role of ISPs in ‘moderating’ the Internet
The mere conduit principle has long been the cornerstone of the regulatory framework for the Internet, allowing the innovation and growth we have witnessed, yet its underlying principles have increasingly come under attack. Whether it is court orders for the blocking of copyright infringing websites, new rules on defamation or, most recently, the call on social networks to take more responsibility for what their users can do and see on their services, intermediaries are increasingly expected to play an active role in moderating what happens online. In this context the panel will explore:
|16:00 –||Drink reception