The INCOMPAS Policy Summit, February 10th and 11th 2016, in Washington, D.C. will feature industry leaders and key policy makers from the FCC and Capitol Hill. The focus: discussion on policy that will continue to promote growth, innovation and competition in the communications and technology economy. This year we will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act alongside the original authors of this landmark legislation.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Newseum, Washington D.C.
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:15: Opening Remarks by INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering
9:20 a.m.-10:00 a.m The Disruptors, Innovators and Investors Panel: The communications sector is characterized by constant, disruptive innovation. Firms that do not regularly innovate, face being replaced in the marketplace. Panelists represent some of the most innovative companies in the communications ecosystem. They will discuss the marketplace dynamics that demand innovation, how their companies engage in this challenging environment, and how disruption relates to the policies that govern various aspects of the communications ecosystem. The panel will touch upon a wide spectrum of issues, including open Internet and video distribution.
Paula Boyd, Microsoft, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Michael Weinberg, Shapeways, General Counsel
Tim Koxlien, TeleQuality, CEO and President
Matt Zinn, TiVo, SVP, General Counsel and Cheif Privacy Officer
Will Carty, Twitter, Director, Public Policy, U.S. & Canada
Moderator: Markham Erickson, Steptoe and Johnson, Partner
10:05 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Streaming Content:The Competition Catalyst: Cable companies are facing a tremendous amount of pressure from streaming websites, such as Netflix and Amazon, as these innovative companies are transforming the traditional television business model. This panel will discuss the future of content and will primarily focus on the aspects of delivery, creation, financing, and production. The panelists will evaluate how an evolving television model will impact the marketplace, including the investment in, and production value of content, and will also consider consumers’ roles in the demand for specific content.
Corie Wright, Netflix, Director of Global Public Policy
Leora Hochstein, Verizon, Federal Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Executive Director
Sarah Hudgins, Amazon, Senior Manager, U.S. Public Policy
Allison Abner, Supervising Producer and Writer on Narcos, Netflix Series and WGAW Member
Moderator: Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law School, Professor & Visiting Professor at MIT Media Lab
11:05 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Keynote Conversation with FCC General Counsel Jon Sallet
11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Coffee Break Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine
12:00 p.m.-12:40 p.m. Hill and Industry Keynote Conversation
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Milo Medin, Google Inc., VP Access Services
12:45-1:45 INCOMPAS Policy Summit Lunch
Drink Station Sponsored by Morgan Lewis
1:55 p.m.-2:35 p.m. The New Network Builders/Companies Creating Competition: The relationship between government policies and how companies elect to invest in specific projects is integral to understanding any marketplace. This panel will focus on how polices can encourage investment and will discuss specific policies related to investment including special access, technology transitions, Open Internet and video reform.
Louis Alterman, EarthLink, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Scully, Pacific Communications Group LLC, Principal
Mark Iannuzzi, TelNet Worldwide, CEO
Richard Lukaj, Bank Street Group, Senior Managing Director
Joe Cavender, Level 3, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Federal Affairs
Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile, Vice President, Government Affairs, Technology and Engineering Policy
Moderator: Michele Farquhar, Hogan Lovells, Partner
2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Industry Keynote Address: Co-Founder and CEO of Detroit-Based Rocket Fiber, Marc Hudson
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break Sponsored by Hogan Lovells
3:35 p.m.-4:05 p.m. Keynote Conversation: Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA)
4:10 p.m.-4:50 p.m. The Stories Behind the Drafting of the 1996 Telecommunications Act: Panelists will focus on the process that led to the adoption of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, its subsequent impact and discuss how Republicans and Democrats compromised during the process.
Colin Crowell, Twitter, Vice President of Global Public Policy
Katie King, FCC, Special Counsel
Jim Kohlenberger, JK Strategies, President
Mike Regan, 21st Century Fox, EVP of Government Relations
John Windhausen, Executive Director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition
Moderator: Chip Pickering, INCOMPAS, CEO
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Policy Summit Happy Hour (Newseum)
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Telecom Turns 20 Party! (Newseum)
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Capitol Hill Visits (Members Only)