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Session 1 (8:45 - 10:15) COMMUNICATIONS TRENDS AND MARKETS
Bob Peters, Director, Global Media Analysis; earlier: ANZ Investment Bank
Peter Lovelock, Director, TRP (Asia Pacific region); earlier: MFC Insight, World Bank, ITU
Ian McGarrity, Director, IMW Media Services; earlier: Digital Broadcasting Australia, ABC, SBS
• TV and online revenues and prospects
• Coping with the different TV/online/print audience measurement systems
• Which players in which economies show the way ahead?
Session 2 (10:15 - 11:15) POLICY OUTLOOK, CONVERGENCE, LAWS
Malcolm Long, Chair NIDA and Aust Centre Broadband Innovation, Director, Broadcast Australia
Peter Leonard, Technology Media & Telecoms Partner, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
• Convergence, and the tectonic shifts in Australian communications
• Stocktake of the dozens of recent regulatory and administrative reviews
Session 3 (11:45 - 1:15) WHAT GETS FUNDED AND WHY?
Panel convenor Roger Buckeridge of Allen & Buckeridge; earlier: Elders IXL, McKinsey & Co
Jodi Stanton, Investment Manager, MH Carnegie; earlier: adviser to Lonely Planet, BigPond, FT
Bob Christiansen, Managing Director, Southern Cross Venture Partners; earlier: Fidelity Investments, ADP, A&B
Ian Gardiner, CEO, Viocorp; also Innovation Bay; earlier: NewsBase, lastorders.com
• Can the boom in social/mobile angel/seed investing deliver big exits?
• What 'over-the-top' applications may attract investment as fixed and wireless broadband become reality in Aust?
• How will new local capital for greentech and cleantech help build a robust digital economy?
• Are low capital, quick spin software/internet deals hogging the capital? Who will fund hardware deals now?
Session 4 (2:00 - 3:30) USING NBN/FIBRE CAPACITY
Panel convenor Caroline Lovell, Principal Regulatory Affairs and Industry Engagement, NBN Co; earlier: Clayton Utz
Jim Hassell, Head, Product Development & Industry Relations, NBN Co; earlier: Broadcast Australia, Sun Microsystems, IBM
Sean Casey, Advisor, Broadband Applications, NBN Co; earlier: Intel
• Prospects for retail and consumer FTTP services as the NBN comes closer
• Media, health, education, cloud computing, and what else?
• Comparing Australia with FTTP in other developed countries
Session 5 (4:00 - 5:30) WHAT INNOVATION ACTUALLY WORKS?
Kim Dalton, Director, ABC TV; earlier: film producer, CEO, Australian Film Commission
Kath Hamilton, Operations Director, Yahoo!7; earlier: News Interactive, itvlworld
Damian Smith, CEO, RateCity; earlier: Network Ten, Looksmart
• Insights from people who have managed transitions to new media platforms
• Examples of online services which work, and the opposite
• What it all means for the future of 'traditional' TV drama and docos
• Bullet points for sessions were indicative, and not binding on discussion-openers.
• Discussion-openers' views were purely personal unless they said otherwise on the day.