Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Annual Conference on the State of Telecom
Building the Next Generation of Media: Online
Platforms and Cloud Content
Monday, October 19th 2015
Columbia University Campus
64 Morningside Drive
(West 116th Street)
New York, NY 10027
Register at http://citisot2015.eventbrite.com
8:30-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15am Welcome, Introduction of Topic, and Report on CITI’s
Project on Cloud-TV
Eli Noam, Professor, Columbia Business School and Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
9:15-10:30am Session 1 – Future Content
Distinguished experts from industry and academia will address several questions: As technology and delivery methods evolve, in what ways will they generate interactivity, immersion, individualization, and virtual reality participation? What new types of content are emerging? What will be the roles of sports and of UGC?
Terry Denson, VP- Content Strategy & Acquisition, Verizon Communication
Coleman Breland, President, Turner Network Sales
John Pavlik, Professor, School of Communications and Information, Rutgers University
Evangeline Morphos, Professor, School of the Arts-Film, Columbia University
Moderator: Darcy Gerbarg, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
10:30-10:45am Coffee Break
10:45-12:00pm Session 2 – Infrastructure and Technology
Noted innovators and implementers in technology and technology policy will discuss technology topics, including: What are the technology building blocks for Cloud-TV? What are the infrastructure needs? Are technologies like 4K likely to be successful?
Milo Medin, VP of Access Services, Google
Greg Harper, President, Harpervision
Robert Pepper, VP-Global Technology Policy, Cisco
Andrew McLaughlin, Partner, betaworks
Moderator: Robert Atkinson, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
1:00-02:15pm Session 3 – Policy and Regulation
A panel of distinguished current and former policy makers and analysts will discuss the following issues: What legacy rules will survive or vanish, and which new rules will likely emerge? What might be the rules on interoperability, privacy, consumer protection? Is there a role for supranational harmonization and what should be its limits? In a world with different laws on content, how will providers of new types of content comply? How does ‘net neutrality’ affect cloud providers? What are the copyright and licensing issues associated with global online video? What is the role of public service broadcasters in an online video world?
Matthias Kurth, Executive Chairman, Cable Europe
Christopher Yoo, Professor, and Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania
Alison Neplokh, Deputy Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission
Moderator: Heather Hudson, University of Alaska Anchorage
2:15-2:30pm Coffee Break
2:30-3:45pm Session 4 – Concentration and Industry Structure in Video and Platform Industries: a Problem?
A global panel of renowned professors will discuss market concentration and competition in the OTT and online network platform industries around the world, as well as the business drivers, the consumer interests, and policy issues. What are the impacts on vertical integration? On globalization? What are constraints on innovation and investment?
Daeho Kim, Professor of Media and IT, Inha University, Korea
Raul Katz Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
Moderator:Ben Compaine Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
3:45-5:00 pm Session 5 – Business Models and Industry
Leading financial and corporate analysts and investors will discuss the business dimensions of the emerging media and telecom environment. What are the investment and cost issues for next-generation video content and infrastructure platforms? For consumer prices and market penetration? Will the current flat-rate and bundled model continue to be dominant? What are the licensing, and monetization issues of multi-platform distribution video? What are the factors that explain the high market shares of leading firms? What is the business potential for peer-to-peer and user-generated for-profit video? Who are the likely big players?
Brent Olson, VP – Public Policy, AT&T
Tuna Amobi, Senior Media & Entertainment Analyst, Standard & Poor’s
Craig Moffett, Principal, MoffettNathanson
Harold Vogel, Principal, Vogel Capital Management
Gordon Goldstein, Managing Director – Head of External Affairs, Silver Lake
Moderator:Judith O’Neil, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
5:00pm Conclusions and Reception
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