Global Digital Futures Policy Forum 2016 Data Governance (Sponsor)

April 25, 2016

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information was a sponsor of SIPA’s Digital Futures Policy Forum. A long-term intellectual initiative to reimagine our digital future, focus on the potential benefits and costs arising from global digital technology changes and, importantly, anticipate public policy solutions to emerging problems that will shape the future of society and the economy for generations to come. The 2016 forum considerd both domestic and international dimensions of data governance in the context of technological change and globalization.

5th Annual Digital Financal Services Conference: Emerging Payments & Blockchain

May 20, 2016

You will learn from world experts on:

  • Global retail payments trends 
  • The state of security and threats in mobile payments and payment systems
  • Fintech investing
  • Disruption to traditional bank models
  • Regulatory issues and initiatives in payments
  • Payments in transit and Internet of Things
  • Identity management and security
  • Big Data use and privacy implications
  • Mobile money and Digital Financial Services in the developing world
  • Global Philanthropic activities in payments and financial inclusion
  • Bitcoin, and Blockchain initiatives and disruption in the financial world

E-Ed-Ec: The Economics of the Online Academic Sector and its Regulation

August 3, 2016

The focus of the conference is on the business and regulation of online non- profit and for-profit universities, and MOOCs, and the economic implications for traditional educational institutions. Speakers are noted experts from the worlds of academia, the private sector, and law.

State of Telecom 2016: Online Video as the Disruptor: Winners and Losers

October 7, 2016

Over the past 5 years, the use of online video entertainment has exploded.  In 2011 the average user spent 39 minutes per day watching online video. By 2015, that number had quadrupled to 1 hour 55 minutes a day.  Online video is quickly becoming the “killer app” of the Internet.  As online video becomes a central pillar of the Internet it disrupts traditional players and industries: content producers; distribution networks; aggregators; consumer electronics makers; cloud and data centers; advertisers and marketers; and investors. 

The conference will analyze how these industries are affected and what the consequences are.  It will feature academics, policymakers, and industry trailblazers.  Additionally, the conference will hear Wall Street analysts predicting long-term winners and losers.

First Impressions for the New Administration and Congress: What’s on the Telecom, Internet, and ICT Agenda?

November 10, 2016

What new initiatives might be on the agendas of Congress and the new Administration?The seminar is organized and moderated by Robert Atkinson. Public policy experts from all sides will discuss their hopes, expectations, and recommendations for national policy now that the elections are over.