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Speakers at our recent events included:
Senior Director EMEA and APJ Global CIP and Privacy Advisor Government Affairs, Symantec Corporation
Vice President and Head of Government Affairs EMENA, Qualcomm
Vice President - Spectrum Policy, NAB
Head of Regulatory Policy and Research, Ministry of Telecommunications, Chile
Project Director, Future IoT Networks, Connected Living Program, GSMA
Director, International Affairs, Ofcom
Rapporteur, Long Term Strategy for the UHF-Band, RSPG
Head of Sector, Spectrum for Wireless Broadband, European Commission
spoke at Spectrum for 5G
Founder, Joining Dots
Head of Defence Spectrum, UK Ministry of Defence
Head of Sector, Energy Efficient Products, DG ENER, European Commission
Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
President, Chief Justice of the Court of Québec
Secretary General, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
Chairman, WG for WRC-15, CITEL
Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Director, Government Affairs South East Asia & Pacific, Qualcomm
Member, Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Parliament
<p>With the European Commission action plan on 5G and the RSPG opinion on spectrum related aspects for next-generation wireless systems (5G) both due out in the second half of this year, we are entering a crucial period as stakeholders in the region look to ensure Europe is at the forefront of the development of the 5G vision.</p>
<p>This one day interactive forum will look at the drivers behind the spectrum requirements for 5G and at the different frequency ranges that will be required to meet the requirements of various 5G technologies. It will discuss licensing aspects and potential technology enhancements to enable access to new spectrum, and more generally look at what needs to be done in Europe to ensure a spectrum strategy that pushes the region to the forefront of developments in this key area.</p>
<p>This year’s conference will discuss the implementation of the new rules and ask how organisations need to rethink their privacy and data protection policies. It will also explore how data-driven innovation can be supported while preserving consumers’ and citizens’ privacy, as well as discussing the extent to which achieving a level-playing field for all market players is possible. Finally, it will examine the new EU Data Protection rules within a global context.</p>
<p>On 29 November in Brussels, <strong>SAP</strong> and Forum Europe will bring together representatives from both the policy and industry communities to discuss measures to ensure Europe takes a leadership role as the industrial internet evolves.</p>
<p>With billions of devices, sensors and machines connected to the Internet, the cyber attack surface is becoming ever greater. Forum Europe's annual cyber conference will analyse how Europe is securing its critical infrastructure.</p>
<p>Throughout Europe, an increasing proportion of GDP is being spent on healthcare, in order to cope with the rising challenges associated with aging populations, chronic diseases (both physical and mental) and public expectation.</p>
<p>Based on this, one of the thematic priorities for the European Commission's Third Health Programme 2014-2020 aims to 'Contribute to innovative, efficient and sustainable health systems' with eHealth and innovation playing a vital role to achieve this.</p>
<p>This Forum Europe debate, taking place around the EU's mid-term review on the second eHealth Action Plan, will include both digital innovation and horizontal, cross-sector perspectives, with a view to enabling a deeper, less siloed approach to healthcare thinking in Europe.</p>
<p>The 2nd Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference is jointly organised by ITU and Forum Global, and is taking place as part of 'The Global Spectrum Series'.</p>
<p>For the 2nd consecutive year, the conference will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.</p>
<p>The objective of the conference is to highlight the importance of Spectrum Management for ICT development in the region, and to look at the best way forward in developing harmonised spectrum strategies to ensure that the region is maximizing the opportunities that are available. Issues to be covered include post WRC-15 discussions on how to make Spectrum work for Africa; mapping the future of the 700MHz & 800MHz bands; connectivity for 4G services; ensuring that Africa is part of the 5G revolution; Connecting Africa; Spectrum Awards, Pricing and Valuation Masterclass. </p>
<p>Open by default, cross-border by default and digital by default; these are the parameters the European Commission has set for public administrations in new proposals under the Digital Single Market Strategy and specifically the new eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020. As governments continue to address complex economic, civil and democratic challenges, how does the EU's collective response measure up to the opportunities and challenges of providing public sector services fit to evolve and keep pace with technological advances and public expectations?</p>
<p>This year’s Latin America Spectrum Management Conference will once again provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across Latin America and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy across the region.</p>
<p>This year’s summit will take place on October 6-7 in Washington, D.C. It will once again bring together the key policy makers and leading IoT industry stakeholders to discuss the opportunities and benefits the IoT brings. It will also examine the pressing issues affecting the IoT ecosystem in the United States and globally. There will be a number of plenary sessions that include room-wide discussions and interactive voting tools, as well as a series of exciting innovations on show from the local community and beyond. It is an opportunity for all stakeholders to join a meaningful discussion and be part of an event that helps to shape future decisions made in this space.</p>
<p>Brought to you by RIAD, the International Association of Legal Protection Insurance, the 26th RIAD Congress 2016, will take place on October 6 & 7 in Montreal.</p>
<p>Now in its 11th year, the European Spectrum Management Conference has established its importance as the sector leading event in the Brussels calendar. The 2016 edition will once again bring together over 250 high level speakers and delegates from the major stakeholders of the European and global spectrum communities for an interactive discussion on the key issues surrounding spectrum management policy in Europe.</p>
The Digital Festival 2016 is a festival of ideas and a celebration of global innovation, animated via talks, workshops, debates and performance.
<p>The EuroHealthNet Conference on Sustainable Societies: Health and Social Investment in the EU will take place on 7 June 2016. The aim of this half-day event is to discuss and identify what we can do to achieve a more sustainable and healthier Europe for all EU citizens, regardless of their socio-economic background, gender or age. How can EU Member States and Regions innovate and legislate to ensure the wellbeing of future generations? Join us to discuss whether the current UN and EU tools will be able to achieve a real change.</p>
It is now widely accepted that the EU is facing some of the greatest existential challenges in its history. The principle of the free movement of people, enshrined in the Schengen area agreement, is under severe pressure as member state governments deem it necessary to re-impose internal border controls in the face of unprecedented migration into Europe from people fleeing war-torn countries.
Hosted by Assonime, Barclays and Kreab, and this year for the first time welcoming Managed Funds Association as a co-host and curator of the lunch session, the 14th Annual European Financial Services Conference will bring together some 400 senior bankers and financial policymakers to discuss issues affecting European and global financial markets.
The 7th Annual Internet of Things European Summit will take place at the Management Centre Europe in Brussels. This 2-day summit will bring together over 200 delegates, including the key European policy makers and leading industry stakeholders.
This one day high-level event is the second of a 2-part series for 2016, and will offer a dual policy and business discussion for stakeholders. Participants will represent a wide range of stakeholder groups, including the key decision makers from the different federal agencies, as well as automakers, solution providers, mobile carriers, system integrators and other key stakeholder groups.
Hosted by the Wireless World Research Forum and now in its third consecutive year, the 5G Huddle 2016 will focus on what needs to be done to make the 5G vision a reality.
Co-organised alongside ITU and APT, The 2nd Annual Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference will once again provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the Asia-Pacific and beyond to discuss topical issues relating to the management and co-ordination of spectrum policy in the region. It will also offer the chance to look at the best practices in spectrum management across the board.
Timed to follow the release of the European Commission’s revised Circular Economy Package, which forms a key pillar of the Commission’s work programme for 2016, this conference will enable stakeholders to debate and respond to the new proposals.
<p>This one day high-level event will offer a dual policy and business discussion for stakeholders. Participants will represent a wide range of stakeholder groups, including the key decision makers from the different federal agencies, as well as automakers, solution providers, mobile carriers, system integrators and other key stakeholder groups.</p>
The leading meeting place of the year for key senior stakeholders and policymakers across the region, this event provides a regular interactive platform for discussion on the most pertinent issues and developments affecting spectrum management policies.
Gathering over 250 delegates annually, this event is the leading forum to debate the most pertinent issues affecting the sector.
This year’s conference will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to come together to look at how e-commerce is developing in Europe and around the globe, discuss how the use of data has transformed the sector and debate the privacy implications of practices such as profiling. Finally, it will explore what remains to be done in order to achieve an efficient delivery sector across borders.
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