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Programme
“Convergence of Broadband Telecommunications and Media”

International Conference Athens
20-21 May 2009

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

09:00-09:30 Arrivals and Registration

09:30-09:40

 

 

 

09:40-09:50

 

 

09:50-10:00

 

10:00-10:10

10:10-10:20

10:20-10:30

 

 

10:30-10:50

 

10:50-11:00

 

 

 

11:00-11:10

 

Welcome
Professor Nikitas Alexandridis, EETT President

Inaugural Speech
Mr. Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister

Opening Speech

Mr. Euripides Stylianidis, Minister of Transport and Communications

 

Address by Political Parties

  • Mr. Nikos Sifounakis, PASOK MP and Political Representative for Transport and Communications issues
  • Mr. Makis Papadopoulos, Member of KKE’s Central Committee, Responsible for the Finance Department
  • Mr. Thanassis Leventis, SYNASPISMOS MP and Member of the Committee on Social Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament

 

Keynote Speech

Professor Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child association (OLPC) and Co- founder of MIT Media Laboratory

Speech

Mr. Ioannis Laskaridis, President, Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV)

 

Presentation

Mr. Pantelis Tzortzakis, Chief Executive Officer, FORTHNET/NOVA

11:10-11:25 Coffee break
11:25-12:50

1st Session: Convergence as a means of economic, social and cultural development

Coordinator: Mr. Nikolaos Koulouris, EETT Vice-President

  • Mrs. Katerina Batzeli, Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament, PASOK MEP
  • Mr. Detlef Eckert, Adviser to the Director General, Information Society and Media
    Directorate-General, European Commission
  • Mr. Matt Yardley, Head of Broadband & Media, Analysys Mason
  • Professor Nicholas Economides, Executive Director, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • Mr. George Stefanopoulos, General Director, National Association of Mobile Telecommunications Operators
12:50- 14.00

2nd Session: Regulatory Interventions for Convergence

Coordinator: Mr. George Tsaprounis, EETT Member

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ioannis Adamopoulos, General Secretary of Communications

  • Mr. Nicolas Curien, Member of the Board of the Regulatory Authority of France (ARCEP)
  • Mr. Remko Bos, Director of Markets and Member of the Board of the Regulatory Authority of the Netherlands (OPTA)
  • Mrs. Michele Ledger, Manager of Media Sector, Cullen International
  • Dr. Despina Anastasiadou, Director, Southeastern Europe Telecommunications & Informatics Research Institute (INA)
14.00- 15.00 Lunch break
15.00- 16.30

3rd Session: Convergence of Infrastructures and Services

Coordinator: Professor Panagiotis Kottis, EETT Member

  • Mr. George Dalamagas, Managing Director, Alcatel Lucent Hellas
  • Mr. Stefan Schneiders, Head of Business Development Mobile TV, Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Mr. Alexandros Papaspyridis, Communications Sector Lead, Microsoft
  • Mrs. Cecilia Borglund, Senior Market Analyst, ERICSSON
  • Mr. Nikos Panagiotidis, Business Development Manager, Intel Hellas

 

Thursday, 21 May 2009

09:30-10:00 Arrivals

 

10:00-10:10

 

Keynote Speech

Mr. Anastasios Neratzis, 3rd Vice-President of the Hellenic Parliament

10:10-12:00

1st Session: Convergence and Business opportunities

Coordinator: Mr. Michalis Sakkas, EETT Vice-President

  • Mr. Pericles Katsioulas, Executive Vice Chairman, ΟΝ ΤELECOMS
  • Ms. Eirini Nikolaidi, General Director for Competition, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, COSMOTE
  • Mr. Marios Yatzidis, Director of Regulatory & Interconnection Dept., VODAFONE
  • Mr. Vaios Karantinos, Sales Executive Director, WIND Hellas
  • Mr. Antonis Tzortzakakis, Marketing Director, HELLAS ON LINE
12:00-12:15 Coffee break
12:15-13:45

2nd Session: Digital Television in the Environment of Convergence

Coordinator: Professor Christos Kapsalis, National Technical University of Athens

13.45- 15.00 Lunch break
15:00-16:30

3rd Session: The Internet of the Future in the Environment of Convergence

Coordinator: Mr Nikolaos Koulouris, EETT Vice-President

 

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