The Digital Broadband Migration: The Dynamics of Disruptive Innovation

February 13, 2011 - February 14, 2011
@ University of Colorado-Boulder

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The Internet ecosystem - consisting of network providers, application developers, content creators and end users - continues to be a source of disruptive innovation. It provides enormous benefit to consumers everywhere while continuing to present significant challenges to existing business models and to policymakers and regulators. Silicon Flatiron's 2011 Digital Broadband Migration Conference, entitled "The Dynamics of Disruptive Innovation," will focus on the sources and nature of these disruptive advances, how they can be nurtured rather than stifled, and how any negative consequences for consumers can be minimized or averted.

The conference will begin with a tutorial overview of the evolution of the Internet, including recent disruptive developments. The first panel will put these developments in perspective by addressing such questions as: (1) what creates the necessary conditions for innovation in networked industries; (2) how those conditions can be cultivated; and (3) what conditions tend to smother rather than encourage innovation? The second panel will pick up this thread and address alternative governance structures and processes that can be used to create positive conditions for continued innovation while minimizing, for example, the need for counterproductive government intrusion in the market. The third panel will concentrate on the particular challenges faced by the content-based sector and on possible business models that may allow that sector to flourish in a drastically changed environment. The fourth and final panel will return to the issue of governance by focusing on the role that existing, evolved, or new multi-stakeholder entities such as standards groups and self-regulation bodies can play in meeting the twin goals of facilitating continued rapid innovation while providing efficient and effective consumer protection.

Several outstanding keynote speakers will complement the tutorial and the individual panels. Silicon Flatirons looks forward to another successful Digital Broadband Migration Conference and we hope that you will be able to join us February 13-14, 2011.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Welcome
8:30am - 8:45am
  • Dale Hatfield
    Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
    Senior Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Colorado
Technology Overview: Evolution of the Internet and Its Disruptive Nature
8:45am - 9:15am
  • Vinton Cerf
    Vice President
    Chief Internet Evangelist
    Google
Overview Address
9:15am - 9:35am
  • Aneesh Chopra
    Former United States Chief Technology Officer
    Office of Science and Technology Policy
    The White House
Panel I: Disruptive Innovation in Perspective
9:35am - 11:30am
  • Vinton Cerf
    Vice President
    Chief Internet Evangelist
    Google
  • Aneesh Chopra
    Former United States Chief Technology Officer
    Office of Science and Technology Policy
    The White House
  • Brad Feld
    Managing Director
    Foundry Group
  • Michael Fricklas
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
    Viacom Inc.
  • Michael Powell
    President & CEO
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
    Former Chairman
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Dan Reed
    Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy
    Microsoft
Moderator
  • Phil Weiser
    Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation
    National Economic Council
Lunch (on your own)
11:30am - 1:00pm
Panel II: Governance Strategies for Innovation Policy
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Moderator Presenters
  • Mark Cooper
    Research Director
    Consumer Federation of America
    Senior Adjunct Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Susan Crawford
    Professor of Law
    Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Sharon Gillett
    Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau
    Federal Communications Commission
Discussants
  • Robert Quinn
    Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory & Chief Privacy Officer
    AT&T
  • Howard Shelanski
    Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Stephen Williams
    Circuit Judge
    U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Break
3:00pm - 3:15pm
Panel III: Content and the Innovation Society-How will Content-Based Business Succeed and Will They?
3:15pm - 5:15pm
Moderator
  • Paul Ohm
    Associate Professor of Law
    University of Colorado
Presenters
  • Paul de Sa
    Chief, Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis
    Federal Communications Commission
  • Mark Lemley
    William H. Neukom Professor of Law
    Stanford University
  • Gigi B. Sohn
    Special Counsel for External Affairs
    Federal Communications Commission
Discussants
  • Susan Fox
    Vice President for Government Relations
    The Walt Disney Company
  • Michael Gallagher
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Entertainment Software Association
  • David Hyman
    General Counsel and Secretary
    Netflix
  • Maureen O'Connell
    Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Public Policy
    21st Century Fox
Reception
5:15pm - 6:15pm
 
Monday, February 14, 2011
Welcome
9:00am - 9:15am
  • Dale Hatfield
    Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
    Senior Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Colorado
Panel IV: Institutional Coordination: Towards Order from Chaos
9:15am - 11:15am
Moderator
  • Jonathan Sallet
    Acting General Counsel
    Federal Communications Commission
Presenters
  • Marc Berejka
    Senior Policy Advisor
    Office of the Secretary, Department of Commerce
  • Douglas Sicker
    Department Head and Professor
    Engineering and Public Policy
    Carnegie Mellon University
  • Peter Swire
    Co-Chair
    W3C Tracking Protection Working Group
    Professor of Law
    Ohio State University
Discussants
  • James Assey
    Executive Vice President
    National Cable & Telecommunications Association
  • Kathryn C. Brown
    Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility
    Verizon
  • Leslie Harris
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Center for Democracy and Technology
    Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Jack Waters
    Chief Technology Officer
    Level 3 Communications
Tribute to Fred Kahn
11:15am - 11:45am
  • Dale Hatfield
    Spectrum Initiative Co-Director
    Senior Fellow
    Silicon Flatirons Center
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Colorado
  • Phil Weiser
    Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation
    National Economic Council
Break
11:45am - 12:00pm
Lunch and Closing Address
12:00pm - 1:30pm
  • Larry Strickling
    Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
    U.S. Department of Commerce

Conference Summary

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Video

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Speaker Presentations

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