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Tuesday 15 November
08.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.30 Official Opening and Welcome - Stephen Hilton - Service Director Bristol Futures, Bristol City Council
09.40 Conference warm-up
09.55 Neelie Kroes - Vice President of the European Commission - video address
10.05 Keynote Chris Holden - President Fibre to the Home Council Europe
10.25 Global Perspectives - includes a presentation by Suvi Linden - former Minister of Communications Finland and Commissioner United Nations Broadband Commission for Digital Development. Suvi Linden was instrumental in making broadband a legal right for the Finnish citizens. Followed by a panel discussion
11.30 Refreshments and networking in the exhibition area
12.00 Next Gen NOW: The Big Build - Keynote Bill Murphy - Managing Director NGA BT Group
12.20 Next Generation Broadband in the Final Third - Keynote Bill Mackenzie - Business Unit Director for Carrier Solutions Fujitsu. Fujitsu recently announced plans to build a new superfast, fibre optic broadband network to deliver next generation internet services to up to 5 million homes in rural Britain.
12.50 Licensed to Thrill - How a Proactive Broadband Strategy could Motivate Growth and Innovation in the Tomorrow's Economy by Rohit Talwar - Global futurist and CEO of Fast Future Research. Rohit was profiled by the Independent Newspaper as one of the top ten global future thinkers and is considered an authority on how technology is transforming business and society.
13.10 Lunch and networking in the exhibition area
14.10 Fibre to the country: Making superfast rural broadband happen - Keynote Edgar Aker - Senior Manager Business Development Telecom Solutions at Prysmian - a leading player in the industry of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications
14.40 The Future Internet - interview with Prof Joe McGeehan - Director of the Centre for Communications Research and Toshiba's Research Lab and Dave Carter - Director Manchester Digital Development Agency and Chair INCA
15.20 Refreshments and networking in the exhibition area
15.50 Breakout into 3 Workshop sessions
• Technology choices for NGA - nutshell overview of the latest developments and initiatives. Sponsored by Avanti. Satellite (presented by Simon Barrett - Head of Marketing Avanti Communications) Fibre (presented by James Enck - Corporate Development CityFibre Holdings) Mobile (presented by David Owens - Head of Network Quality for Radio Engineering Delivery, Telefonica UK) and Wireless (presented by Paul Sexton-Chadwick Sales Director The Cloud/BSkyB)
• Best of Bristol Media City - case study presentations showcasing local creative media and digital infrastructure projects of the Pervasive Media Studio (Watershed Media Centre), the University of Bristol IT Services and Institute of Learning and Research Technologies and the cutting edge wildlife film project 'Ark-ive in Your Pocket' involving BBC, University of Bristol, Toshiba and other partners.
• NGA Led by the Public Sector - national and international examples of 'good practice' including the use of public sector networks to roll out NGA services. Sponsored by Digital Region Includes presentations by Richard Jepson - Senior BDM at Digital Region Ltd; Iain Perry - Sales Manager Utsikt - a Swedish Open Broadband Network Provider owned by a Public Utility Company and Navin Sankersingh - Broadband Delivery Milton Keynes on the Milton Keynes Broadband Story and its Programme to deliver its targets.
17.00 Official Conference Drinks Reception with a Twist sponsored by Keymile in the exhbition area
18.00 Close of Day 1
19.30 Official Conference Dinner and presentation of the NextGen Challenge Awards by Cllr Geoffrey Gollop - the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of Bristol - at Bordeaux Quay on Bristol's harbourside
Wednesday 16 November
The morning programme will include a special off site study tour to Bristol's Temple Quarter Enterprize Zone. Numbers are restricted and sign up will be from October.
08.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.00 Opening and Welcome
09.10 The Benefits of Delivering Broadband for All - Keynote Rob Hamlin - Enterprise Director Arqiva
09.40 Keynote Trent T Holmes - General Manager, Network Solutions Thales. Next Generation Networks & Services: Secure and Future-Proofed. Thales will focus its security expertise on the challenge of ensuring that the designs for future networks and services are fit for purpose
10.00 Breakout into 3 NGA Structures Workshops
• Finance and Procurement Presentations around state aid (Michael Armitage - Broadway Partners) Alternative models for broadband delivery (Clive Downing - Deputy Programme Director - Connecting North Yorkshire) and Procuring Broadband Advantage (James Saunby - GreySky Consulting)
• Enterprize Zones Bristol's brand new Temple Quarter Enterprize Zone, regeneration and super connectivity. Session chaired by Michael Graham - Director of Corporate Real Estate Titanic Quarter Ltd
• Infrastructure Sponsored by NETadmin, Magdalene and Fluid Data Working in Partnership to Reduce Costs and Improve Service in Rural Broadband Delivery.
Hampshire Council and the Magdalene/Fluidata/NETadmin partnership will explain how their newly developed solution has thrust a 'not-spot' community to market leading service provider choice and quality. Speakers include Brett Wilde - NETadmin, Loic Flageul - Magdalene and Piers Daniell - Fluidata
10.45 Refreshments and networking in the exhibition area
11.15 Policy and Regulation. Presentation by Kate McGavin - Head of Broadband Policy Department for Culture, Media and Sport and David Clarkson - Competition Policy Director Ofcom. Followed by a discussion led by Lorne Mitchell
12.00 Breakout into 3 Societal Workshops
• The 'Big Society Approach' sponsored by INCA. How we pull it all together and make sure we don't have a rural/urban divide. Sustainable Models by Peter Couchman - Chief Executive Plunkett Foundation. Building Partnerships by Daniel Heery - CEO Cybermoor; and Digital Inclusion by UK Online Centres. Chaired by Malcolm Corbett - CEO INCA
• Services and Impact on Society Advances in health care, education and sector collaboration. Prof Liz Falconer - Director Education Innovation Centre on virtual and future learning and Steve Hope - Project and Business Development Manager Docobo on NextGen Telehealth.
• Environmental Responsibility Smart cities and carbon reduction through sustainable planning. Phil Dickenson - Sales Director SCD Group on Low Cost, Low Carbon Fibre Footprint. Smart Energy by Nick Hampshire - Practice Lead Logica and FTTX power saving solutions by David Whitrow - Account Manager ZTE (UK) Limited. Chaired by Callum Knowles - Managing Director Regional Network Solutions.
12.45 Lunch and networking in the exhibition area
13.45 The Uncaptured Values of Broadband. Findings of Acreo’s most recent and though provoking report. Crister Mattson - Senior Advisor Acreo - a Broadband research institute in Sweden and Director of the Sweden Broadband Alliance
14.00 NGA Leadership Challenges Debate. Who is ultimately responsible for enabling a fit for purpose competitive NGA infrastructure in the UK? Where should leadership emanate - top down, bottom up, public sector, private sector or elsewhere? Features Stephen Hilton - Service Director Bristol Futures, Bristol City Council; Keith Vinning - Account Director Fujitsu; Rebecca Maxwell - Assistant Chief Executive Sustainability, Economy & Environment, Stirling Council and Malcolm Corbett - CEO INCA
14.50 Keynote Mark Kellett - Chief Executive Officer Magnet Networks - Ireland's fibre to the home provider and Magnet WebTV
15.10 End of Conference panel discussion - Lessons learned and the way forward. Panellists: Adam Ashenden - Market Manager Prysmian Group, Telecom Solutions; Trent T Holmes; Jonathan Freeman - Head of Wireless Broadband Arqiva and Dave Carter.
16.00 Refreshments and end of Conference Networking