The INCOMPAS 2019 Policy Summit


02/27/2019 - 08:30 to 18:00
8:30 a.m.
  Registration Open   Sponsored by 

All-day Beverage Station  Sponsored by 

9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.


  Keynote Address
Earl Comstock
Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce
10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.    Competition's Race to 5G

The next generation of wireless technology is nothing short of a broadband game changer. Hear from a panel of experts on how wireless technologies, and in particular 5G, is changing and driving greater fiber deployment.

Margaret McGill, POLITICO Pro

Dane Jasper, Sonic 
Victoria Lamberth, ZenFi Networks
Chris Levendos, Crown Castle
Milo Medin, Google (invited)

10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.   Coffee Break   Sponsored by 
11 a.m.-11:45 a.m.   Customers 4 Competition: Schools, Small Business & Taxpayers
From taxpayers to teachers, competition in the communications industry is driving more investment, innovation, better service and greater value for both government and its institutions, as well as small business. Learn more about the benefits competitive communications service providers are bringing to these markets.

Jamie Belcore Saloom, Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy 
Mike Galvin, Granite
John Windhausen, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

11:45 a.m.-
12:30 p.m.  
  Bridge to Broadband
The broadband gap doesn't only exist in rural areas. Bringing broadband to all underserved consumers and markets is happening through a variety of business models and deployment strategies. Learn how competitive providers are reaching underserved markets to bridge the broadband gap. 

Tamar Finn, Morgan Lewis

Vickie Robinson, Microsoft
Jeffrey Strenkowski, Uniti 
Kurt Van Wagenen, FirstLight Fiber

12:30 p.m.-
12:45 p.m.
  Lunch Sponsored by 
12:45 p.m.-
1:15 p.m.
  Mapping a Better Future
Closing the broadband gap is a key priority. But in order to identify where gaps exist, accurate mapping is needed. During this lunch session, hear how Microsoft is addressing this very important issue. 

INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering will lead a conversation with Paula Boyd from Microsoft

1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.   Keynote Address
1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.   The Challenge Ahead – Assessing the Evolving U.S. Privacy Landscape
It seems like every day brings a new proposal to protect consumer privacy.  Federal, state, and local regulators and policymakers have been actively debating dozens of potential frameworks as privacy continues to make mainstream headlines. And last year, California passed a first-in-the-nation comprehensive consumer privacy law that is set to have a huge impact on telecom and technology companies.  In this session, panelists will discuss what to expect this year from Congress, states, the FCC, and more, along with steps that you can take to help prepare your business for what is sure to be a bumpy road ahead.

Mark Brennan, Hogan Lovells

2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.   Keynote Address
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
Representing Mississippi in the U.S. Senate since December 2007, Sen. Wicker is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for the 116th Congress. He previously served as the chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet.
3 p.m.-3:15 p.m.   Coffee Break
3:15 p.m.-4 p.m.   The Competition Crossfire: Sprint-T-Mobile
What does the proposed Sprint-T-Mobile merger mean for consumers and competition?  Hear opposing perspectives during this debate. 

Angie Kronenberg, INCOMPAS Chief Advocate and General Counsel 

Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy, a Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate
John Kneuer, Founder of JKC Consulting, and a Senior Advisor to the American Continental Group

4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks
INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.   Networking Reception Sponsored by 



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