State of the Mobile Net Conference 04/21/10

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Agenda - April 21, 2010 (subject to change)

9:00 am - 11:45 am
Growing Up with the Mobile Net Seminar coordinated by
Common Sense Media
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State of the Mobile Net Conference
12:00 pm Luncheon Keynote
Welcome, Introductions, Keynote

Glenn Lurie, President - Emerging Devices, Resale & Partnerships (EDRP), AT&T

12:50 pm - 1:50 pm
Keynotes and Q&A: The Disruptive Pace of Mobile Net Evolution

Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, NTIA
Blair Levin, Director, Broadband Task Force, FCC

Break Out Sessions

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Session 1
Creating a Ubiquitous Mobile Net: At What Cost?
With smart phone sales projected to outpace traditional mobile phone sales shortly the demands to build out a nation-wide mobile net infrastructure is enormous. Consumers are demanding even more coverage, faster download speeds, and more powerful devices. Our panel will discuss options for how the marketplace, policymakers, hardware manufactures, and everyone in-between can address the staggering cost issues associated with creating a ubiquitous mobile net -- quickly!
- Richard Bennett, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
- Tim Donovan, Rural Cellular Association
- Charles McKee, Sprint Nextel Corporation
- Morgan Reed, Association for Competitive Technology (moderator)
- Scott Wallsten, Former Economics Director for the FCC's National Broadband Task Force, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Session 2
Navigating the Apps Marketplaces
The amazing convenience of purchasing apps on a mobile phone has resulted in an explosion in app production. One panel will explore issues related to the apps marketplaces to help policymakers understand the growing importance of app marketplaces in the mobile net ecosystem.
- Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media
- Sascha Segan, Ziff Davis
- Jonathan Spalter, Mobile Future

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Session 3
Locating Your Privacy
Location-based services (LBS) and advertising have exploded in the last 12 months with the advent of more powerful smart phones. That trend promises to continue with Twitter and Facebook joining myriad other LBS offerings from Google, Gowalla and Foursquare to name a few. These apps promise to lubricate the sharing of real time location information with companies and other people in ways not yet contemplated. Our panel will explore how people navigate their location privacy choices in a mobile net world.
- Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
- Alan Chapell, Alan Chapell & Associates
- Tim Lordan, Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (moderator)
- Julie Martin, Mozilla/Firefox
- Bryan Trussel, Glympse (invited)

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Breakout Session 4
Spectrum: The Oxygen of the Mobile Net
Everyone agrees that the burgeoning mobile net demands spectrum -- and lots of it. Yet, not everyone agrees on where to find that spectrum -- though there are many proposals from the National Broadband Plan to industry. Our panel will explore the various ideas for feeding the demand for additional mobile net spectrum.
- Larry Alder, Google
- Carolyn Brandon, Georgetown University (moderator)
- Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation [bio]
- Matthew Hussey, U.S. Senate, Office of the Honorable Olympia Snowe
- Tom Sugrue, TMobile

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Session
Consumer Protection In The Mobile Marketplace: Who's Job Is It?
As the mobile marketplace phenomenon continues to burgeon a host of consumer protection issues are coming to the fore. What consumer protections are needed and who is best positioned to address consumer complaints and issues: Congress, Carriers, Commissions (FTC/FCC), Consumers, or Competition? The Federal Trade Commission, in its Mapping the Mobile Marketplace report, identified fee disclosures, cyber security, consumer privacy and issues related to Internet-enabled third-party apps. Location sharing is growing exponentially and it is less than clear where the regulatory responsibility for location privacy resides. Further, the recent Comcast vs. FCC decision seems to have many questioning the extent of the FCC's authority to address consumer issues on information services. Competition, industry-best practices and consumer awareness/education have long held a consumer protection role in this fast evolving space. The panel will look at the latest in mobile consumer protection issues. What is the state role in consumer protection?

Opening Remarks by Daniel J. Weitzner, Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA

- Steve DelBianco, NetChoice
- Harold Feld, Public Knowledge
- Grant Gross, IDG News Service (moderator)
- Joel Kelsey, Consumers Union
- Jackie McCarthy, CTIA

5:30 - 6:30 PM Mobile Networking Cocktail Reception in the Conference Exhibit Area

Contact Cat Matsuda with questions or inquiries about sponsorship at 202-638-4370, ext. 319.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.