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Telecom 2018 Workshop

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Telecom 2018 Workshop


July 28th in Washington, DC


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Organizers of the "Telecom 2018 Workshop", set for July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC, invite participation requests (see registration below). The free workshop explores the meaning, roadmap, and opportunities associated with the FCC Technical Advisory Council (TAC) recommendation for a "date certain" sunset of the PSTN . The track record strongly suggests working backward from a date certain represents the only means to discipline the diverse group of public and commercial interests with stakes in telecom sector transformation. Former FCC Chairman Dick Wiley will open the workshop with comments on the analog to digital transition associated with HDTV as a case study on how the move to all IP networks can enable HD voice and other new services. 

The June 29, 2011 FCC TAC "date certain" recommendation represents a bookend to 100 years of telecom developments following the 1913 Kingsbury Commitment . A "date certain" finally gives the telecom industry permission to pursue a forward looking vision incorporating realities of the post-Internet communication landscape.

See the schedule below and the full Telecom 2018 background guest blog post at Tom Evslin's Blog


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July 28th, Washington, DC

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8:30 - 9:00

Pre-event Networking

Telecom 2018 Workshop - AM - Transition Planning

9:00 - 9:10

Welcome - Organizer - Daniel Berninger, President, GoCipher Software
Co-Moderator - John Abel, Partner, Team Lightbulb

9:10 - 9:30

Richard Wiley, Partner, Wiley Rein - The opportunities and challenges of industry transition

9:30 - 9:50

Tom Evslin, Partner, Evslin Consulting - Why a date certain transition by 2018

9:50 - 10:10

Hank Hultquist, VP Federal Regulatory, AT&T - Opportunities associated with a transition to advance networks

Panel: Deconstructing the PSTN: What Does It Mean To Turn It Off?

10:10 - 11:30

Moderator: Harold Feld, Legal Director, Public Knowledge
Colleen Boothby, Exec Dir, Ad Hoc Telecommunications Purchasers Coalition & Partner, Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby
Hank Hultquist, VP Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Thomas Jones, Partner, Wilkie, Ghallager & Farr
Valerie Wimer, Vice President, John Saurulakis, Inc.

Panel: Embracing Innovation Across the Ecosystem

11:30 - 12:30

Moderator: Glenn Richards, Executive Director, VON Coalition & Partner, Shaw Pittman
Rick Whitt, Telecom and Media Counsel, Google
Ron Del Sesto, Partner, Bingham McCutchen
Barlow Keener, Principal, Keener Law Group


12:30 - 1:30


Telecom 2018 Workshop - PM - Transition Solutions

1:30 - 1:50

(invited) Stephan Beckert, Director of Research, Telegeography - Market trends and projections

1:50 - 2:50

Link Hoewing, VP Internet and Technology Policy, Verizon - The All IP Network

2:50 - 3:10

Jason Oxman, SVP, Industry Affairs, CEA - Lessons learned from the HDTV transition

Panel: Alternative Deployment Models

2:30 - 3:20

Bob Frankston, Principal, Frankston Innovating - Community driven network infrastructure
William Manning, Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
Aswath Rao, President, Enthinnai - Social Sharing via CPE

Panel: HD voice via Telco Federation

3:20 - 4:10

Daniel Berninger, President, GoCipher Software
Jeff Rodman, Founder & Chief Evangelist, Polycom 


4:10 - 4:30

Jon Banks, SVP, Law and Policy, USTelecom - Getting organized for industry transition

4:30 - 5:00

Wrap-up - American communication leadership


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Wiley Rein
1776 K St NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, July 28, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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