Upcoming Webinar: Ensuring Your Company’s Privacy Compliance in 2019 and Beyond

Posted on 12th December 2018

Global rules around data and privacy are diverging rapidly. Companies can still shape the emerging landscape, but the window of opportunity is closing fast — to find out how, join our webinar on 17 January at 10am EST/3pm GMT as we discuss ways to help you respond to and define new regulatory regimes. Register here.

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Webinar Recording: Exploring the Key Developments From Plenipot 2018

Posted on 3rd December 2018

Dubbed by some as a “UN takeover of the Internet”, the outcomes of Plenipot have major implications for the global ICT industry, particularly regarding Internet governance, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, digital privacy, surveillance, blockchain, artificial intelligence, over-the-top (OTT) services, and more. In this webinar, Access Partnership’s Ryan Johnson and Matthew McDermott addressed the key takeaways from Plenipot 2018.

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Webinar Recording: Brexit: What Now? on 22 November

Posted on 23rd November 2018

In this webinar, Access Partnership’s Haude Lannon and Mike Laughton dissect the possible scenarios for deal or no-deal Brexit. They also look at what business can do to prepare in both scenarios and what life will look like after Brexit for business operating in the UK.

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Is Europe Cyber Ready?

Posted on 23rd November 2018

On 16 November, POLITICO gathered policy-makers, experts, regulators and industry leaders at the Résidence Palace in Brussels to debate whether Europe is ‘cyber ready’. The short answer? No. But, they decided, we are getting there. The EU has made good progress in tackling digital threats, with the adoption of the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (NIS) earlier this year and voting on the Cybersecurity Act expected this winter. Nevertheless, there’s still a lot of work to be done, as confirmed by the opening interview with European Commissioner for Security Union Julian King, who discussed the cyber-risks to democracy.

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Webinar Recording: Trump’s Trade Agenda: Great Success or Total Disaster?

Posted on 21st November 2018

In this webinar, we discussed the US’s high-stakes mission to “win” trade. We also untangled the back and forth between the US and China and set out what this all means for the tech sector.

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Taking Stock of IGF 2018: The Point of No Return on Internet Regulation?

Posted on 21st November 2018

The UN Internet Governance Forum, held annually since 2006, was in Paris from 12 to 14 November. Access Partnership were one of many to attend the multistakeholder group, this year themed around the “Internet of Trust” — other attendees included UN Secretary General António Guterres and French President Emmanuel Macron, signalling a renewed desire to overcome the key challenges surrounding Internet governance.

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Join Access Partnership at CIO100 East Africa in Kenya on 29 and 30 November 2018

Posted on 2nd November 2018

Access Partnership’s Director for Emerging ICT Markets Christopher Casarrubias will discuss the impact of AI in Africa and present our “AI for Africa” white paper, produced in partnership with Microsoft. Find out more and register here.

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Key Takeaways from TIP Summit 2018

Posted on 25th October 2018

On 16 October, Access Partnership attended the third annual Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit. Founded by Facebook, TIP is an engineering-focused initiative, launched in 2016, and currently driving the development of next-generation networks. Members include some of the leading mobile operators, solution providers, and vendors, such as T-Mobile, Deutsche Telecom, Vodafone, EE, and Nokia.

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Key Takeaways: Digital Leadership Forum “The Future of Data Privacy”

Posted on 23rd October 2018

Five months into the GDPR, the Digital Leadership Forum are already looking towards what comes next. The “Future of Data Privacy” event, hosted by RSM, was an opportunity for attendees to take stock, discuss how the landscape has changed, and begin preparing for the next moves.

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Access Partnership to Lead Discussions at the Commonwealth ICT Round Table on 24 October

Posted on 19th October 2018

Access Partnership’s Director for Emerging ICT Markets, Christopher Casarrubias will lead a discussion addressing the policy requirements for successful deployment of HAPS at the Commonwealth ICT Round Table 2018 on 24 October. Find out more and register here.

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Meet Access Partnership at Plenipot 2018

Posted on 10th October 2018

The Plenipotentiary Conference 2018, or “Plenipot”, is the top policy-making body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) that decides the 4-year roadmap of the organisation. It determines the general policies for fulfilling the purposes of the ITU and adopts the financial and strategic plan.

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Join Access Partnership at UK Internet Governance Forum 2018 on 22 November in London

Posted on 9th October 2018

Matthew McDermott, Public Policy Director EMEA at Access Partnership is among the organising committee of the UK Internet Governance Forum, taking place on 22 November in London. Themed “Solutions for The Digital Age,” this year’s event will focus on cybersecurity, online safety, personal data, and AI. Find out more and register your interest here.

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HAPS/RPAS: Time for the Bird to Fly the Nest

Posted on 4th October 2018

On 13 September, Access Partnership hosted a roundtable discussion on the role of High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) applications in telecom infrastructure. The event was led by our Director for Infrastructure, Colin Thompson, and attended by HAPS/RPAS developers and vendors, government and regulators, and industry experts from the legal, financial and insurance industries. What are the challenges, opportunities and regulatory landscape for companies operating with HAPS/RPAS?

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Webinar Recording: GDPR Goes Global: The Case of Brazil and India

Posted on 4th October 2018

In this webinar, we analysed the GDPR’s influence in Brazil and India and the impact of their own updates to data protection legislation on key business sectors. We also looked at what leading companies are doing to comply with new requirements to identify the best practices that will allow companies to stay ahead of the wave of GDPR-inspired regulations around the world.

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Key Takeaways From “The Ethics of AI” Event

Posted on 3rd October 2018

As machines become ever-smarter and better at making decisions, how do we ensure they behave ethically? This was the key question that speakers tackled at the Digital Leadership Forum event “The Ethics of AI” hosted by Dell Technologies at Pivotal. 

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Key Takeaways from VSAT Global Forum

Posted on 1st October 2018

Access Partnership’s Director of Technical Advisory and Regulatory Engineering, Colin Thomson, chaired the second day of the VSAT Global Forum in London on 20 September, while Senior Consultant Daphné Joseph spoke on the regulatory trends in satellite connectivity. 

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Key Takeaways from the Singapore International Cyber Week

Posted on 27th September 2018

As ASEAN Chair, Singapore pulled out all the stops for the third instalment of the Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) on 18-20 September. Themed “Forging a Trusted and Open Cyberspace”, the premium event connected more than 8000 international cyber experts, policy-makers, academics, and industry leaders. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

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Key Takeaways from GSMA Mobile360 EU

Posted on 26th September 2018

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and former European Commissioner and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti were among the panellists at the 18 September EU instalment of the GSMA’s Mobile360 event. Chaired by Politico’s Brussels playbook author Florian Eder, discussions were laced with Brexit undertones — and concluded that the mobile industry needed new ideas to drive revenue growth. 

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Four Takeaways from the International Symposium on Converging Technologies & Disruptive Communications

Posted on 21st September 2018

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) Thailand hosted the International Symposium on Converging Technologies & Disruptive Communications Moving Forward on 10-11 September in Bangkok. Regulators, broadcasters, telecommunications companies, over-the-top players and academics discussed prevailing conditions and projected developments and considered regulatory policies and actions in the digital ecosystem. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

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Join Access Partnership at Digital Leadership Forum’s “The Ethics of AI” Event

Posted on 17th September 2018

Hear Access Partnership’s EMEA Public Policy Director Matthew McDermott as he speaks on the role of government in shaping public policy in an interactive session looking at the social and ethical implications of AI. Register here.

 

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Upcoming Webinar: GDPR Goes Global: The Case of Brazil and India

Posted on 14th September 2018

In this webinar, we will look at how Brazil and India have reacted to the GDPR. We will also explore what leading companies are doing to comply with new requirements to identify the best practices that will allow companies to stay ahead of the wave of GDPR-inspired regulations around the world. 

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Key Takeaways from the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies Event

Posted on 13th September 2018

The GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Digital Societies conference in Bangkok, held from 5 to 7 September 2018, brought governments and mobile operators together to address the digital world. The critical role of cross-border data flows in the digital economy was a key theme throughout; not only vital for technology development in artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous vehicles, but it can facilitate societal services, such as a healthcare, through its accurate predictive abilities. The event also highlighted some governmental and industry concerns stemming from digital economies.

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Finance 5.0: a Challenge for Cybersecurity?

Posted on 25th July 2018

Access Partnership attended one of the last conferences before Brussels broke up for the summer holidays. Organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Austrian National Bank, and hosted by the National Bank of Belgium, the event was a crossover of two critical domains: cybersecurity and finance. Access Partnership’s Simona Lipstaite reports on the key takeaways from the event.

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Join Access Partnership at Booth #116 at OilComm in Houston, Texas

Posted on 24th July 2018

Access Partnership is delighted to host booth #116 at OilComm trade show on 3-4 October, 2018, the leading forum for communications technology professionals in the energy, maritime, and transportation communities.

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Join Access Partnership at VSAT Global & Next Generation Satellite Applications Conference in London

Posted on 13th July 2018

Access Partnership are proud to partner with the VSAT Global & Next Generation Satellite Applications conference, taking place on 18-20 September at Park Plaza Victoria Hotel, London.

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France-UK Digital Colloque

Posted on 12th July 2018

On 5 July the French government hosted the France-UK Digital Colloque, the latest of a series on the France-UK Data Innovation Taskforce Report, published in June 2016. Matt Allison reflects on what the Digital Colloque means for the two parties.

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Four Takeaways from the Future of Digital Disruption

Posted on 2nd July 2018

On 28 June, Access Partnership looked into the future at the Digital Leadership Forum’s event on “the Future of Digital Disruption,” which gathered senior executives from a range of industries to discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are transforming industries, from agriculture to transport to healthcare. Kirsten Williams took the front row to report on the event.

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Access Partnership to Host “What’s Next in the US-China Trade War” Roundtable in London

Posted on 2nd July 2018

Join Access Partnership on 12 July to understand the escalating trade conflict, its impact on the tech sector, and why keeping us off balance may be a deliberate strategy.

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Drone Futures: How the UK Can Lead from the Front

Posted on 20th June 2018

A techUK event on 13 June brought together manufacturers, policy-makers, regulators, and professional users to explore the policy challenges around taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by drones.

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Five Techaways from London Tech Week

Posted on 15th June 2018

Access Partnership was at London Tech Week’s flagship event TechXLR8, which brought together eight conferences, 300 exhibitors and several live demonstrations at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London. Ivan Ivanov was among the crowds to report on the event’s most important conversations.

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Highlights from Brussels Tech Summit: How to be Intelligent and Responsible Business in the Digital World

Posted on 11th June 2018

Trust and responsible digital behaviour drove the 7 May Brussels Tech Summit, with the growing impact of AI, fintech and the Internet of Things held up to scrutiny from an audience of over 1000 politicians, regulators, start-ups and companies. Access Partnership’s Simona Lipstaite was among the digital enthusiasts and has the highlights from the four key summit events.

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Video: Courts of the Future Symposium in Kenya

Posted on 7th June 2018

After the great success of our “Courts of the Future” workshop in London at the end of April, Access Partnership, Strathmore Law School, Microsoft and CaseLines held a second symposium on the digital transformation of court systems in Nairobi, Kenya. The event highlights were captured in a great video by our partners from Strathmore Law School.

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Thoughts on the First Week of GDPR and the Future for Data Protection

Posted on 4th June 2018

On 30 May, Access Partnership joined a wide range of stakeholders at Digital Europe’s “The GDPR story: an early, wide-ranging assessment” panel to discuss the first five days of the GDPR and the future for data protection.

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Six Takeaways from “Courts of the Future” Symposium in Kenya

Posted on 1st June 2018

After the great success of our “Courts of the Future” workshop in London at the end of April, Access Partnership, Microsoft and Strathmore Law School held a second symposium on the digital transformation of court systems last week in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Four Takeaways from techUK’s Cyber in the Digital Economy Event

Posted on 23rd May 2018

From updates on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to intelligence-based cybersecurity, here are Access Partnership’s top four takeaways from the event.

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Courts of the Future: Digital Transformation of Court Systems in Action

Posted on 21st May 2018

Join judges, public officials, IT and policy experts for roundtable discussions and guided exercises on digital transformation of courts systems. Learn from your peers and share your experiences on potential solutions to reduce administrative costs, improve services, and create a more responsive and engaging justice system for citizens.

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Regulatory Trends and Associated Risks for Satellite Connectivity in the Oil and Gas Sector

Posted on 18th May 2018

Access Partnership’s Senior Consultant Vadim Doronin provided an overview of the regulatory trends and associated risks on satellite connectivity based on our knowledge and experience working in jurisdictions around the world. For more information, please download the presentation here.

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Four Takeaways on the Future of Spectrum Sharing

Posted on 16th May 2018

Access Partnership took an active part at this year’s Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) summit in London. The DSA, who advocate for greater use of efficient spectrum sharing, focused the global summit on how spectrum-sharing regulatory regimes can coordinate to lower the cost of broadband and effectively deploy 5G and the Internet of Things.

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Five Takeaways from Cybersecurity in Retail Workshop

Posted on 15th May 2018

On 10 May, Access Partnership and JurisAsia co-hosted a workshop on cybersecurity in the retail and consumer goods industry. Legal and policy experts from the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore (CSA), Lazada, JurisAsia and Access Partnership provided an insight into how regulators and businesses can deal with cybersecurity challenges. From the role of technology to the need for harmonised regulation, check out the top five takeaways from the event.

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Access Partnership to Take Part in a Panel at CyFy Africa Conference

Posted on 9th May 2018

Access Partnership’s Director for Africa Abdou Lo will take part in a panel on funding the next generation of African start-ups at CyFy Africa conference, taking place on 10-12 May in Tangier, Morocco.

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Three Lessons for Bringing the Courts System to the Digital Age

Posted on 4th May 2018

Digital tools are transforming the delivery of justice in the UK, and their success holds valuable lessons, particularly for the developing world. These applications not only save money by reducing overhead and the costs of printing, but also transform the working methods of the justice system and increase efficiency.  This means faster access to justice, more transparency in the justice system, and courts that are accessible for citizens.

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Access Partnership to Join a Panel on the Connectivity Ecosystem in the Oil & Gas Sector

Posted on 25th April 2018

The conference will bring ICT-oriented dialogue designed to bridge the gap between need for ICT solutions by the energy vertical and the supply of those solutions from the connectivity services industry. Register here for a complimentary pass.

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Four Takeaways from Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies Conference

Posted on 20th April 2018

The event focused on demystifying the blockchain ecosystem for non-experts, discussing how it can be used by governments to impact society projects and how regulators around the world should respond to the rapid advent of these new technologies.

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Access Partnership to Host Workshop on ”Cybersecurity in Retail and Consumer Goods Industry” in Singapore

Posted on 19th April 2018

Join Access Partnership and JurisAsia for this workshop on 10 May to get an insight into how regulators and businesses can deal with cybersecurity challenges. During the panel discussion, you’ll also hear from our industry, legal and policy experts on the potential risks and measures for cybersecurity.

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Access Partnership to Host Debates on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in New York on 23 and 24 May

Posted on 13th April 2018

The forum will be a day and a half, off-the-record event for government and legal affairs staff to bring their concerns and questions to be answered by experts, as well as to develop a sense of where and how these policy issues are developing.

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Access Partnership to Lead Discussion at DSA Global Summit on 1 May in London

Posted on 9th April 2018

The Summit will discuss spectrum-sharing methods and models, and explore how spectrum-sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower the cost of broadband; allowing 5G and Internet of Things deployments and helping to connect the next 4 billion to the digital economy.

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Four Takeaways From The Satellite Finance Network Conference 2018

Posted on 3rd April 2018

The Access Partnership team attended the Satellite Finance Network (SFN) Conference 2018 on 28 March in London. From the Space Industry Act to financing the next generation space systems, check out our top four takeaways from the event.

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Access Partnership to Join Panel on ESIM Regulation at GVF Connectivity Conference

Posted on 20th March 2018

Access Partnership’s own Vadim Doronin will be speaking at the GVF 2018 Connectivity Conference on 21 March – register now for a complementary pass.

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Access Partnership to Host WSIS 2018 Panel on Cybersecurity

Posted on 15th March 2018

On this panel, we will identify the most pressing challenges to government and industry, and discuss recommendations to address them. We’ll use the discussion to share ideas and good practice from across the board in order to find a workable framework that benefits all stakeholders.

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Access Partnership to Host Debates on Cybersecurity and Data Privacy in San Francisco on 19 and 20 March

Posted on 9th March 2018

The forum will be a day and a half, off-the-record event for government and legal affairs staff to bring their concerns and questions to be answered by experts, as well as to develop a sense of where and how these policy issues are developing.

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Access Partnership Hosts Expert Roundtable on Cybersecurity for Post-Brexit UK

Posted on 28th September 2017

The UK wants to position itself as a highly secure place to do business after leaving the EU, but is it doing the right things to address cybersecurity? Access Partnership convened a round table forum of experts from civil society and the private sector to ask questions on hot-button issues from increased surveillance to international cybersecurity cooperation.

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