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RadComms 2017: program

Spectrum reform—empowering users

When: 1–2 November 2017

Where: Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney

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DAY 1: Wednesday 1 November 2017

8.00−9.00 am

REGISTRATION, TEA AND COFFEE

9.00–9.10 am

Welcome and introduction
James Cameron, Acting Deputy Chairman, ACMA

9.10–9.30 am

Opening address
Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts

9.30–9.50 am

Inaugural address
Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, ACMA

9.50–10.20 am  Keynote address: The internet of us
Professor Katina Michael, Editor in Chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
10.20–10.40 am

MORNING TEA

SESSION ONE
10.40 am – 12.20 pm

Spectrum reform—perspectives
 

10.40–10.50 am  Session introduction
James Cameron, Acting Deputy Chair, ACMA 
10.50–11.05 am

Chris Althaus, CEO, AMTA

11.05–11.20 am

Ian Miller, Executive Officer, ARCIA

11.20–11.35 am

John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

11.35–11.50 am

Pamela Longstaff, Acting CEO, FreeTV Australia

11.50 am–12.05 pm  Kate Foy, Managing Director, NSW Telco Authority 
12.05–12.20 pm

Panel/Q&A 

12.20–1.00 pm

LUNCH

SESSION TWO
1.00–3.15 pm
             

Spectrum reform—unplugged
Choose from three parallel workshops on spectrum reform and implementation issues

1.00–1.15 pm  Session introduction
Anita Jacoby, Member, ACMA 
1.15–3.15 pm 

Workshop one: Radiocommunications licensing

Workshop two: Interference management

Workshop three: Equipment rules

3.15–3.45 pm          

AFTERNOON TEA

SESSION THREE
3.45−4.55 pm

Network (r)evolutions
 

3.45–3.55 pm  Session introduction
Rosemary Sinclair, Member, ACMA 
3.55–4.15 pm

Terrestrial networks
Andrew Findlay, CEO, Vertel

4.15–4.35 pm

Mobile networks
James Evans, Strategic Network Evolution, Ericsson

4.35–4.55 pm

Satellite networks 
Glen Tindall, Head, Government Sales, Asia-Pacific, SES Satellites

SESSION FOUR
4.55–5.20 pm
Peer perspectives
 
4.55–5.00 pm  Session introduction
Nerida O'Loughlin, Chair, ACMA 
5.00–5.20 pm  Keynote address
Rod Sims, Chairman, ACCC 
5.20–5.25 pm

Day 1: Closing remarks
ACMA

5.30−7.30 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Day 2: Thursday 2 November 2017

8.00−9.00 am

ARRIVAL, TEA AND COFFEE
9.00–9.10 am

Welcome and introduction
Rosemary Sinclair, Member, ACMA

SESSION FIVE
9.10–10.50 am

Building the industrial Internet
 

9.10–9.30 am  5G: A network evolution towards the 4th industrial revolution
Carsten Clemens, Consulting Engagement Lead - Australia and New Zealand, Nokia Bell Labs Consulting
9.30–9.50 am

Occupancy and opportunity in 915–928 MHz
Dr Akram Al-Hourani, Lecturer, RMIT

9.50–10.10 am 

The Internet of things: The view from earth
Eric Hamilton, Chief Technology Officer, NNN Co

10.10–10.30 am 

The Internet of things: The view from space
Alex Grant, CEO, Myriota

10.30–10.50 am

Panel/Q&A

10.50–11.10 am

MORNING TEA

SESSION SIX
11.10 am–12.30 pm

Looking forward—ACMA activities
 

11.10–11.15 am            

Session introduction
James Cameron, Acting Deputy Chair, ACMA 

11.15–11.35 am  Spectrum work program
Giles Tanner, General Manager, Communications Infrastructure, ACMA 
11.35–11.55 am  Planning issues
Chris Hose, Executive Manager, Spectrum Planning and Engineering, ACMA
11.55 am–12.15 pm

Forward auction program
David Brumfield, Executive Manager, Spectrum Management Policy, ACMA

12.15–12.30 pm

Panel/Q&A

12.30–1.15 pm

LUNCH

SESSION SEVEN
1.15–3.00 pm

Emerging standards and new applications 
 

1.15–1.20 pm 

Session introduction
Mark Loney, Executive Manager, Operations, Services & Technologies, ACMA

1.20–1.40 pm

5G new radio development and 3GPP processes
Todd Essery, General Manager 5G and IoT, Telstra

1.40–2.00 pm  mmWave developments
Matt Branda, Director—5G Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
2.00–2.20 pm

5G and satellite
Geoff Varrall, Executive Director, RTT

2.20–2.40 pm

The rise of mobile satellite service applications
Eric Lemond, Country Manager Australia, GoGo

2.40–3.00 pm

Panel/Q&A 

3.00–3.45 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

SESSION EIGHT
3.20–4.00 pm

Implementing spectrum reform
 

3.20–3.25 pm

Session introduction
Linda Caruso, Executive Manager, Spectrum Review Implementation Taskforce, ACMA 

3.25–3.40 pm

The implementation challenge
Giles Tanner, General Manager, Communications Infrastructure, ACMA

3.40–4.00 pm

Panel/Q&A 

4.00–4.15 pm
 

CONCLUDING REMARKS
ACMA

Last updated: 08 November 2017