THE STATE OF TELECOM - 2013

September 26, 2013
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Columbia University
New York, NY
Uris 301

CAN BROADBAND NETWORKS HANDLE
CLOUD-BASED VIDEO MEDIA?
TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS MODELS, MARKET STRUCTURE, AND POLICY

The emergence of "media clouds" raises numerous business and policy issues, and it is important to engage in analyses and discussion or risk finding ourselves unprepared for the changes that are likely. CITI has therefore launched a multi-year, multi-discipline project on "Cloud TV" which follows CITI’s work on ultrabroadband (UBB), broadband infrastructure deployment and investment, and "over-the-top (OTT) video." The Cloud TV project will address the next generation of online video that is likely to become the center of media and of telecom distribution activity.

Our annual "State of Telecom" conference will be a first public step in the Net TV project.

Already, entertainment video accounts for almost 2/3 of evening internet traffic and is rapidly growing. New “tech-media” firms are emerging as intermediaries. Technology and entrepreneurship are well on their way to transform media, but decision-makers in the traditional businesses and in government are falling behind. Many have not yet thought through all the implications for the media and infrastructure industries and for public policy. This year’s State of Telecom conference will provide needed information, analysis, and discussion.

CAN BROADBAND NETWORKS HANDLE CLOUD-BASED VIDEO MEDIA? TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS MODELS, MARKET STRUCTURE, AND POLICY

8:30am Check-in and light Breakfast
9:00am Introduction
9:15am Next-Generation Media and Infrastructure: A Tutorial
10:30am Coffee Break 10:45am The Impact of Cloud TV On Content Media
  • Terry Denson, Vice President, Global Strategy, Verizon
  • Download Presentation
  • Paul Mitchell, General Manager, Technology Policy, Microsoft
  • Robyn Polashuk, Entertainment attorney, Greenberg Traurig
  • Moderators Judith O'Neill and Darcy Gerbarg
12:00pm Lunch (Faculty House)
1:00pm Keynote Presentation (Faculty House)
Introduction: Eli Noam
  • Hamadoun Tour, Secretary General, ITU
Moderator: Robert Atkinson
1:45pm Return to Uris Hall 301
2:00pm The Impact of Cloud TV on Infrastructure
3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm What Are The Public Policy Issues That Must Be Addressed to Make "Next Gen Video Media" Feasible?
  • Susan Crawford Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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  • Stephen Conroy, Senator, Australia, and Former Minister of Communications
  • Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer, FCC (Webex)
  • Len Cali, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
  • Erik Bohlin, Professor, Chalmers University, Chair International Telecommunications Society
  • Download Presentation Moderator: Robert Atkinson
4:45pm Concluding Discussion
  • Moderator: Eli Noam, Columbia University
  • Opening Discussants:
    • Heather Hudson Professor of Public Policy University of Alaska Anchorage
    • James Alleman, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado-Boulder