On 12 March 2019, atene KOM will host the Governmental Day Workshop at the FTTH Conference in Amsterdam. The agenda is now set.
As in previous years, the workshop will focus on the diverse challenges that broadband deployment poses for local and regional authorities. It informs stakeholders about policy developments at European level and identifies possible solutions for deployment practice. The event is an international networking platform where broadband deployment stakeholders can exchange and learn from each other.
In addition to new information on European broadband policy and EU plans for the future, the focus will be on best practice examples for the digitalisation of rural areas.
Agenda Governmental Day Workshop
12 March 2019, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Room E102
Moderation: Tony Shortall, Leiter von Telage
|14:00||Welcome and opening remarks||Tim Brauckmüller
(CEO atene KOM GmbH)
|Part I: Policy Update|
|14:10||Digital Single Market||European Commission broadband policy update||Alexandra Rotileanu
Policy Officer, DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
|14:30||Broadband Deployment in the EU Member States||Presentations of Best Practice solutions from European regions||Winners of European Broadband Awards 2018:
Michaelston-y-Fedw Internet CIC, Wales, UK
Welcoming Sunne municipality to the Network of the Future, Sweden
|15:00||Geographical identification||Measures and implications for authorities and investors: How does regulation influence the pace at which innovative services are brought to the market?||Jorge Infante Gonzales
Co-Chair Market & Economic Analysis Experts Working Group BEREC
|Part II: “European Broadband Safari”: Bridging the Rural Digital Divide|
|15:35||Rural digital inclusion||Finland’s broadband achievements, targets and planned actions to close the digital gap||Maija Ahokas
Ministry of Transport and Communication, Finland
|15:50||Mapping the fibre infrastructure rollout||Presentation of a spatial data platform for planning, effective implementation and monitoring of the infrastructure rollout||Christian Zieske
Expert, atene KOM GmbH
|16:10||Digital inclusion in rural Europe||Presentation of pilot activities that improve the attractiveness and productivity of rural areas||Dr Peyman Khodabakhsh
Project Manager, atene KOM GmbH
e-Government Coordinator at intercommunale Leiedal
Workshop participants discuss different dimensions of the digital divide and draw up solutions/ quick win strategies.
|17:25||Closing remarks||Tim Brauckmüller
CEO atene KOM GmbH
atene KOM is organising the Governmental Day Workshop for the fifth time. As a long-standing partner of the FTTH Council Europe, we have already participated in Warsaw (2015), Luxembourg (2016), Marseille, Berlin (2017) and Valencia (2018).
With 3 000 participants from 100 countries, the FTTH Conference is the world’s largest meeting place for broadband stakeholders! On 10 000 m2 industry leaders, experts and decision-makers will present fibre-optic technologies and discuss ICT policy and the financing of broadband expansion.