DAY ONE

 

Connected Britain Day 1

08:00 Registration open

08:50 Chair's opening address

PLENARY: THE BIG PICTURE

Matt Hancock
09:00

Brexit, one year on: Understanding the impact on the digital economy

Panel discussion
09:20

PANEL: Bringing 5G to the forefront of UK broadband policy

  •     5G as a central pillar of the UK’s future prosperity
  •     Capitalising on the Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund
  •     What can we learn from global leaders?
  •     When will the UK be 5G ready?
  •     Creating spectrum regulation for a 5G future 
Richard Reeves, Director of Corporate Strategy, EE
Cormac Whelan
10:00

Presentation from Nokia

Cormac Whelan, Chief Executive Officer UK and Ireland, Nokia
10:20

Speed networking

10:40 Networking refreshments

ROUNDTABLES: GIGABIT BRITAIN

round tables
11:20

Roundtables exploring how the UK can deliver gigabit networks across the country.

  • Can cross-network roaming incentivise investment in mobile infrastructure?
  • David Brunnen

    Moderator:
    David Brunnen, Partner, NextGen and Managing Editor, Groupe Intellex

  • Creating a regulatory environment that incentivises investment in a gigabit Britain
  • Francesco Liberatore

    Moderator:
    Francesco Liberatore, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

  • Enabling spectrum regulation for a 5G future
  • Tony Lavender

    Moderator:
    Tony Lavender, CEO, Plum Consulting

  • Exploring the role of non-fibre technologies in the UK’s gigabit future
  • How can we accelerate investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure?
  • Matthew Evans

    Moderator:
    Matthew Evans, CEO, BSG

  • How does the growth of the altnets impact the investment environment for UK telcos?
  • Malcolm Corbett

    Moderator:
    Malcolm Corbett, CEO, I.N.C.A.

  • Rural broadband: How can we deliver gigabit speeds for the hardest-to-reach?
  • Fiona Vanier

    Moderator:
    Fiona Vanier, Senior Broadband Analyst, IHS

    David Hilliard
    12:20

    Alternative ways of delivering fibre that will accelerate deployment and access for 5G

    12:40 Lunch & networking

    GIGABIT BRITAIN

    DIGITAL BRITAIN

    14:00

    Chair's opening address

    Anthony Impey, Chair, Infrastructure Group, Tech London Advocates
    14:10

    Preparing the UK’s infrastructure for a digital future

    - Delivering fibre and 5G in the UK
    - Transforming fixed access networks
    - Encouraging collaboration between different approaches and different technologies to create a thriving digital economy and society
     
    Neil McRae, Managing Director and Chief Architect, BT
    14:10

    Creating an environment where the UK’s digital economy can continue to thrive

    - Network requirements
    - Addressing the skills gap 
    - Incentivising entrepreneurship
    - Maintaining the UK’s digital leadership
     
    Moderator: Julian McGougan, Head of Technology, techUK
    14:50

    Moving towards FTTBritain

    - Understanding fibrenomics in the UK
    - Demand dynamics
    - When will we need a gigabit Britain?
    - Incentivising fibre investment for the digital future
     
    14:50

    Powerhouse Britain: Spreading the benefits to the whole of the UK

    - Moving beyond established digital economy centres
    - Understanding the network investment needed for the digital economy to grow
     
    15:10

    Building sustainable, high-speed networks for next generation products and services

    - Delivering networks that can utilise sustainable, new and emerging technologies. 
    - Using the best of what is available and becomes available
    - Building networks that are fluid and responsive to economic, environmental and technological change
    - Fixed-wireless as key to extending reach and scope
    15:10

    How mobile can help to deliver the Digital Economy

    - What does the UK need from the mobile market to deliver a truly digital economy?
    - How can a competitive market can deliver the right results for consumers, business and national infrastructure?
     

    15:30 Networking refreshments

    16:00

    Reserved for event partner


     
    16:00

    How do you identify growth industries to invest in?

    - Intelligent investment in the UK’s digital economy
    - How investment in superfast infrastructure is changing market dynamics
     
    16:20

    Detail matters! 5G in the 3D world

    The presentation will explore why a detailed understanding of the built and natural environment is vital in supporting the rollout of 5G at frequency greater than 6GHz, the challenges that brings and the need for a consistent and coordinated approach to modelling the environment and to network planning.
    16:20

    Reserved for event partner

    16:40

    Current state of investment and the path to the future

    - Analysing the state of regulation for UK telcos, it’s impact on investment, and how we can move forward
    - Understanding the financial environment
    - Exploring the impacts of Brexit
    - Consolidation in UK telecoms
    - Capitalising on government infrastructure bonds
     
    Amanda Pilkington, Partner, DLA Piper
    16:40

    Realising the true potential of the UK’s digital economy

    - Driving innovation, competition and growth
    - Reshaping the workplace and the nature of work
    - Transforming the boundaries of the economy
     
    Moderator: Chris Lewis, MD, Lewis Insight
    17:20

    Chair's closing remarks

    Anthony Impey, Chair, Infrastructure Group, Tech London Advocates

    17:30 Drinks reception with extended networking

    last published: 24/May/17 12:15 GMT