The Digital Broadband Migration: The Evolving Industry Structure of the Digital Broadband Landscape

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The digital broadband industries continue to evolve, with the threat of disruptive innovation and concerns with market power both lingering in the minds of policymakers. With respect to both concerns, the role of regulatory oversight, antitrust law, and intellectual property policy all promise to influence the ease of entry, the extent of the restrictions (or lack thereof) on incumbents, and the nature and pace of technological change. To evaluate the interplay of these three regimes—industry-specific regulation, antitrust, and intellectual property—Silicon Flatirons will bring together a range of leaders from government, academia, and industry to evaluate how effective these regimes are in regulating industry structure and what policy reforms are appropriate for the ever-changing digital broadband environment.


01/31/16 9:00am - 9:15am
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
01/31/16 9:15am - 9:45am
Opening Keynote Address
  • Larry Strickling
    Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
01/31/16 9:45am - 10:45am
Technological Change and Industry Structure
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • kc claffy
    Founder and Director, Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis
  • Jack Waters
    Chief Technology Officer, Level 3 Communications
  • Edward Felten
    Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, White House
  • David Clark
    Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • John Schanz
    Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer, Comcast Cable
01/31/16 10:45am - 11:00am

01/31/16 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Dynamics of Industry Structure
  • Raymond Gifford — Moderator
    Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
  • Jeffrey Binder
    Chief Executive Officer, Layer3 TV, Inc.
  • Michael O'Rielly
    Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Staci L. Pies
    Senior Public Policy, Government Relations Counsel
  • Balan Nair
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Latin America
01/31/16 12:00pm - 1:30pm

01/31/16 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Regulation and Industry Structure
  • Ari Q. Fitzgerald — Moderator
    Partner and Leader, Communications , Hogan Lovells
  • Ellen P. Goodman — Presenter
    Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
  • Mark Cooper — Presenter
    Research Director, Consumer Federation of America
  • Jonathan Baker — Presenter
    Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Jon Nuechterlein — Commenter
    General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission
  • Craig Silliman — Commenter
    Executive Vice President - Public Policy and General Counsel, Verizon
  • Gigi B. Sohn — Commenter
    Counselor to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
01/31/16 3:00pm - 3:15pm

01/31/16 3:15pm - 4:45pm
  • Jeff Blattner — Moderator
    Senior Fellow, Telecommunications and Platforms Initiative, Silicon Flatirons
  • Maureen Ohlhausen — Presenter
    Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
  • Diane P. Wood — Presenter
    Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • A. Douglas Melamed — Presenter
    Professor of the Practice of Law, Stanford Law School
  • Gene Kimmelman — Commenter
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Public Knowledge
  • David Lawson — Commenter
    Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T
  • Stacey Dogan — Commenter
    Law Alumni Scholar, Professor of Law
  • Carl Shapiro — Commenter
    Transamerica Chair in Business Strategy, Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
01/31/16 4:45pm - 5:45pm

02/01/16 9:00am - 9:15am
  • Phil Weiser
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
02/01/16 9:15am - 10:00am
Fireside Chat
  • Paul Ohm — Moderator
    Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Edith Ramirez
    Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
02/01/16 10:00am - 10:15am

02/01/16 10:15am - 11:45am
Intellectual Property and Industry Structure
  • Kristelia García — Moderator
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Randal Picker — Presenter
    James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Teaching Scholar
  • Phil Weiser — Presenter
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • Stephen F. Williams — Commenter
    Senior United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
02/01/16 11:45am - 12:30pm
Closing Fireside Chat
  • Phil Weiser — Moderator
    Hatfield Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
  • William Baer
    Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division
02/01/16 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Reception

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