The Digital Broadband Migration: The Evolving Industry Structure of the Digital Broadband Landscape

Silicon Flatirons Center
University of Colorado Law School
Sunday, January 31 - Monday, February 1, 2016

The digital broadband industries continue to evolve, with the threat of disruptive innovation and concerns with market power both lingering in the minds of policymakers. With respect to both concerns, the role of regulatory oversight, antitrust law, and intellectual property policy all promise to influence the ease of entry, the extent of the restrictions (or lack thereof) on incumbents, and the nature and pace of technological change. To evaluate the interplay of these three regimes—industry-specific regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property—Silicon Flatirons will bring together a range of leaders from government, academia, and industry to evaluate how effective these regimes are in regulating industry structure and what policy reforms are appropriate for the ever-changing digital broadband environment.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Welcome 9:00am - 9:15am

  • Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons

Opening Keynote Address 9:15am - 9:45am

  • Larry Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

Technological Change and Industry Structure 9:45am - 10:45am

  • KC Claffy, Founder and Director, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis; Resident Research Scientist, University of California's San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • David Clark, Senior Research Scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
  • Edward Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House; Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University
  • John Schanz, Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable
  • Jack Waters, Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications
  • Moderator - Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons

Break 10:45am - 11:00am

The Dynamics of Industry Structure 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Jeffrey Binder, Chief Executive Officer, Layer3 TV, Inc
  • Balan Nair, Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Liberty Global
  • Michael O'Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Staci L. Pies, Senior Policy Counsel, Google
  • Moderator - Raymond Gifford, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons; Former Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission

Lunch 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Regulation and Industry Structure 1:30pm - 3:00pm

  • Moderator - Ari Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • Presenters - Jonathan Baker, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Mark Cooper, Research Director, Consumer Federation of America; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • Ellen Goodman, Professor, Rutgers University Law School
  • Discussants - Jon Nuechterlein, General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
  • Craig Silliman, Executive Vice President - Public Policy and General Counsel, Verizon
  • Gigi B. Sohn, Counselor to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Break 3:00pm - 3:15pm

Antitrust 3:15pm - 4:45pm

  • Moderator - Jeff Blattner, President and Attorney, Legal Policy Solutions, PLLC
  • Presenters - Douglas Melamed, Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Discussants - Gene Kimmelman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Knowledge; Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • David Lawson, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T
  • Jonathan Sallet, General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission
  • Howard Shelanski, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget

Reception 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Please note: per university alcohol policy, only registered guests will be admitted to the reception.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Welcome 9:00am - 9:15am

  • Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons

Fireside Chat 9:15am - 10:00am

  • Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
  • Moderator - Paul Ohm, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Break 10:00am - 10:15am

Intellectual Property and Industry Structure 10:15am - 11:45am

  • Moderator - Kristelia A. Garcia, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Content Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Presenters - Stacey Dogan, Law Alumni Scholar, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Gideon Parchomovsky, Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Randal Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar, The University of Chicago; Senior Fellow, Computation Institute of the University of Chicago Argonne National Laboratory
  • Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California
  • Discussants - Michael Fricklas, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Viacom Inc.
  • Stephen Williams, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Closing Fireside Chat 11:45am - 12:30pm

  • William Baer, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division
  • Moderator - Phil Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons

Lunch Reception 12:30pm - 1:30pm