Friday, March 02, 2007

Digital Dividend Review _ Westminster e-forum

Digital Dividend Review

Guest of Honour: Philip Rutnam, Partner for Spectrum Policy, Ofcom
Timing: all day, 28th February 2007
Venue: The Brit Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS

With digital switchover on track for 2012, Ofcom are looking at options for the spectrum previously used for analogue broadcasting. This seminar will give key stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the many factors that Ofcom will have to consider when auctioning and allocated the spectrum, possible uses for this additional spectrum, and how it can be allocated for the public good.

We are delighted that Philip Rutnam, Partner for Spectrum Policy, Ofcom will be giving a keynote address at this seminar.

Other confirmed speakers so far include: Bob Brace, Board Director, Mobile Data Association; Martin Cave, Director, Centre for Management under Regulation, University of Warwick; Barry Flynn, Associate Editor, New Media Markets; Paul Gill, Managing Director, JFMG; Clare Healy, Chief Operating Officer, Teachers' TV Matthew Horsman, Joint Managing Director, Mediatique; Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, Digital TV Group;Michael Marcus, Open Spectrum UK; Simon Mason, Head of New Product Development, Arqiva; Lars Mouritzen, Head of Media, Strategic and Commercial Intelligence, KPMG Transaction Services; Adrian Northover-Smith, Head of Products and Services Development, Sony; Dave Rushton, Director, Institute of Local Television & Public Interest Fellow, University of Strathclyde; Paul Senior, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Airspan Networks; Dr Damian Tambini, Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics; Simon Terrington, Founding Director, Human Capital; Peter Wickson, Head of Engineering, Police IT Organisation (PITO); and a senior representative from Voice of the Listener and Viewer.

Don Foster MP, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lord Gordon of Strathblane, and John Whittingdale MP, Chairman, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, will be chairing part of this seminar.


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Auction vs. assignment: how can the digital dividend be best divided
Theme: is an auction the best way to allocate spectrum, or should more uses be given preferred access?
* Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General, Digital TV Group
* Michael Marcus, Director, Marcus Spectrum Solutions on behalf of Open Spectrum UK

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