Evidence-Based Spectrum Policy

Tags: Law Innovation / Spectrum Policy

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Tuesday, October 13, from 10:00 am-1:30 pm; and Thursday, October 15, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm Mountain Daylight Time (MDT); check for the time in your area here.

Evidence-based policymaking is the process of using the best available research to make decisions at all stages of the policy process. While future spectrum-dependent technologies will provide unprecedented capabilities to everyone, this future comes with many challenges. Policy deliberations must consider the full range of potential outcomes, and decisions must be made on the best information available. When necessary, additional research and analysis must be defined and conducted to generate missing evidence.

This online conference will explore the process of evidence-based policymaking, and the needs of different kinds of spectrum-dependent services: sharing between different “active” services (e.g., cellular and radar); sharing between services that are “active” and “passive” (e.g., Wi-Fi and radio astronomy or remote sensing); and services and systems dependent on Position/Navigation/Timing (PNT) (e.g., electric power distribution, finance).

The program will be split over two days, Tuesday 10/13 and Thursday 10/15, starting at 10 am Mountain Daylight Time (noon Eastern). Each half-day will include a keynote and two panels and will close with virtual breakout rooms where attendees can interact with speakers and each other in small groups.

This event will be the second of two spectrum-focused events taking place in Boulder, CO during 2020.  The pair of events are concerned with ensuring reliable and secure access to wireless services in an increasingly complex world.  The first event, held in August was the 2020 International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technology (ISART) conference, which discussed the requirements for spectrum security and reliability in the 5G future.  This event builds on ISART 2020 by addressing requirements for spectrum sharing and the role of evidence in spectrum policymaking.


Sessions

10/13/20 10:00am - 10:10am
Day One - Welcome and Introduction
10/13/20 10:10am - 10:30am
Opening Keynote Addresss
  • Thyaga Nandagopal — Keynote
    Deputy Division Director, Division of Computing and Communication Foundations, Computer & Information Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
10/13/20 10:30am - 11:15am
PANEL 1 - Evidence-Based Policy Making in Perspective
  • David Redl — Moderator
    Founder and CEO, Salt Point Strategies
  • Blair Levin — Panelist
    Nonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Kate O’Connor — Panelist
    Chief Counsel for Communications and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
  • Adam Scott — Panelist
    Director General, Spectrum Policy at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (Canada)
  • Scott Wallsten — Panelist
    President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
10/13/20 11:15am - 11:30am
Break

10/13/20 11:30am - 11:45am
The Spectrum Perspective and Framing Remarks
  • Dale Hatfield
    Spectrum Policy Initiative Co-director and Distinguished Advisor, Silicon Flatirons
10/13/20 11:45am - 12:30pm
PANEL 2 - Spectrum Sharing Policy among Active Services
  • Renee Gregory — Moderator
    Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Google
  • Russ Gyurek — Panelist
    Director of Internet of Things, Office of the Chief Technology Officer and Industries, Cisco
  • Paul Kolodzy — Panelist
    Independent Telecommunications Consultant, Kolodzy Consulting
  • Giulia McHenry — Panelist
    Chief, Office of Economics and Analytics, Federal Communications Commission
  • Patrick Welsh — Panelist
    Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, Verizon Wireless
10/13/20 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual Breakout Rooms

All speakers and attendees are encouraged to join a casual networking opportunity via Airmeet (virtual events platform) immediately following the last panel each day.

For the best quality experience on Airmeet, please close out of the Zoom application or browser window at the end of the last panel for the day, then connect to Airmeet on a desktop or laptop via Chrome Browser. The link to join can be found in the event reminder email dated 10/12/20 from sender Heather Martin.

10/15/20 10:00am - 10:10am
Day Two - Welcome and Introductions
10/15/20 10:10am - 10:30am
Keynote ADDRESS
  • Eric Burger — Keynote
    Assistant Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
10/15/20 10:30am - 11:15am
PANEL 3 - Spectrum Sharing Policy among Active and Passive Services
  • Doug Kinkoph — Moderator
    Associate Administrator, performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information
  • Chris Gregory — Panelist
    Vice President of Engineering, Hawkeye 360 Inc.
  • Jennifer Manner — Panelist
    Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, EchoStar Corporation
  • Chris Tourigny — Panelist
    Electronics Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration
  • B. Ashley Zauderer — Panelist
    Program Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, National Science Foundation
10/15/20 11:15am - 11:30am
Break

10/15/20 11:30am - 12:15pm
PANEL 4 - Resilience in Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)
  • Keith Gremban — Moderator
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • Tim Godfrey — Panelist
    Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Dana A. Goward — Panelist
    President, Resilient Navigation & Timing Foundation
  • Stefanie Tompkins — Panelist
    Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer, Colorado School of Mines
  • Jade Morton — Panelist
    Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences; Director, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research; Head of the Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SeNSe) Laboratory, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado Boulder
10/15/20 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Virtual Breakout Rooms

All speakers and attendees are encouraged to join a casual networking opportunity via Airmeet (virtual events platform) immediately following the last panel each day.

For the best quality experience on Airmeet, please close out of the Zoom application or browser window at the end of the last panel for the day, then connect to Airmeet on a desktop or laptop via Chrome Browser. The link to join can be found in the event reminder email dated 10/12/20 from sender Heather Martin.

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