Workshop: IP Transition as Grand Challenge

Transitioning the technical and regulatory infrastructure underlying 2 trillion in global telecom industry revenues represents a grand challenge by any definition. The IP Transition as Grand Challenge workshop brings together the leaders from across telecom, infotech, and civil society working to chart the way forward. The workshop leverages consensus about the merits of all-IP networks to kick-off a six year Grand Challenge moving network interconnections to internet protocol by June 15, 2018. Speakers address aspects of this idea that remain controversial as well as the benefits in terms of operational expenses and the opportunity engage the public in the Grand Challenge via new services like HD voice. The most transformative Grand Challenges from the Manhattan Project to the Apollo program trace to a galvanizing moment. The workshop represents the must attend galvanizing moment for the transformations promised by the IP Transition.

Workshop: IP Transition as Grand Challenge

Wiley Rein Conference Center, 1776 K Street NW, Washington DC

Welcome – Organizer – Daniel Berninger, founder, VCXC

9:00 – 10:30

IP Transition as Grand Challenge

Civil Society View: John Perry Barlow, founder, EFF and Harold Feld, Policy Director, Public Knowledge

Introduced by Gigi Sohn, President, Public Knowledge

Network Operator View: James Cicconi, Sr Exec VP, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T;

Introduced by Richard Wiley, Chairman, Wiley Rein

10:30 – 11:00

Sharon Gillett, Chief Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC – Advanced networks

Panel: Inventory of the Moving Parts
11:00 – 12:00

Paul Brigner, Regional Bureau Director for NA, ISOC
Nick Sgroi, VP Carrier Strategy,
Dave Malfara, President, ETC Group
Toby Farrand, VP Engineering, Ooma

Panel: Definitions of Success
12:00 – 1:00

Earl Comstock, Principal, Comstock Consulting
Ben Lennett, Policy Director, & Partner, Open Technology Institute at NAF
Carlos Rodriguez, Regulatory Manager, Telefonica
Hank Hultquist, VP Federal Regulatory, AT&T;
1:00 – 2:00


Workshop: IP Transition as Grand Challenge
2:00 – 2:30

Grant Seiffert, President, TIA – The new all-IP network ecosystem

2:30 – 3:00

Henning Schulzrinne, CTO, FCC – Navigation at intersection of Internet and telecom

3:00 – 3:20

John Mayo, Professor, Georgetown University – Results Based Regulation

3:20 – 3:40

Charlie Firestone, Exec Director, Communications and Society Program, Aspen Institute – Aspen IDEA Principles

3:40 – 4:00

Blair Levin, Exec Director, Gig.U – Toward bandwidth abundance