Fair Tech Forum 2021

Fair Tech Forum 2021

During the pandemic, personal and professional life has only been possible for many people with the support of technology. However, our reliance on it means technology companies are facing renewed questions about whether they have too much control over our lives. This is all happening against a backdrop of diverging global supply chains, urgent climate change and emerging employee activism.

To untangle these issues, we are pleased to invite you to our second annual Fair Tech Forum. Taking place from 14 to 18 June, it will be a week of online discussions providing a global perspective on the most important tech policy issues. From democratising connectivity to tackling climate change, we will delve into the evolving role of technology on a range of corporate and social issues.

Through the week, we will also assess if we are on track to achieve Fair Tech and identify the actions needed to realise the necessary change.

Agenda and Registration

Monday, 14 June, 2pm-6pm BST/9am-1pm EDT – Register Here for Day One

  • Opening Keynote from Gregory Francis and a Fireside Chat with Doreen Bogdan-Martin | What did COVID do to the Plan for Fair Tech?
  • Panel | EU vs Biden: Conflict or Compromise on Tech Policy? (in partnership with Monument Advocacy)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau
  • Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of European Parliament
  • Isabelle Roccia, Director, Policy – EMEA, BSA
  • Alec Stapp, Director of Technology Policy, Progressive Policy Institute
  • Christian Borggreen, Vice President and Head of the Brussels Office, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
  • Anderson Heiman, Principal, Monument Advocacy
  • Gregory Francis, Managing Director, Access Partnership

Tuesday, 15 June, 3pm SGP/3pm HKT/5pm AEST/8am BST/9am CEST – Register Here for Day Two

  • Promoting Financial Inclusion to Accelerate COVID-19 Recovery

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Vacharakoon Jivakanont, Deputy Director, Payment Systems Policy, Bank of Thailand (BOT)
  • Alison Eskesen, Vice President Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth
  • Katie Mitchell, ‎Vice President, Global Head of Government Relations, ‎NIUM
  • Seha Yatim, Senior Policy Manager, Access Partnership

Wednesday, 16 June, 3pm-4.30pm BST/10am-11.30am EDT – Register Here for Day Three

  • Panel | Faster, Greener, Cheaper: How can Smart Mobility Unblock Transportation Challenges in Emerging Markets?​​
  • Fireside Chat with Paola Vega-Castillo | Mind the Gender Gap: An Emerging Markets Perspective of How we can Address the Digital Gender Divide in the Tech Sector

Confirmed speakers:

  • Paola Vega-Castillo, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica
  • John Graham, Principal Transport Specialist, Global Transport Group, Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department, IFC
  • Dr. Tanya Filer, Founder, StateUp
  • Vincente Roqueñí, Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy for North Latin America, DiDi
  • Christopher Casarrubias, Head of Emerging Markets, Access Partnership
  • Yamel Sarquis, Policy Manager, Latin America, Access Partnership

Thursday, 17 June, 3pm-6pm BST/10am-1pm EDT – Register Here for Day Four

  • Panel | Will OpenRAN Democratise Access To Connectivity?
  • Panel | Don’t Break it Before you Make it: The Economic Benefits of Regulatory Compliance (in partnership with DLA Piper)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Scott Bailey, Head of Telecoms Diversification at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
  • Micaela Guihat, Director, 5G Policy & External Engagement, Microsoft
  • Attilio Zani, Executive Director, Telecom Infra Project
  • Colin Thomson, Head of Infrastructure, Access Partnership
  • Dileep Srihari, Senior Policy Counsel, Access Partnership
  • Marc Samuel, Partner, M&A Transactions, DLA Piper
  • Mike Hazzard, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Juan Cacace, Head of Practice, Compliance and Market Intelligence, Access Partnership
  • Maria Zervaki, Manager, Compliance and Market Intelligence, Access Partnership
  • Eugina Jordan, Vice President Marketing, Parallel Wireless, Inc.
  • Tom Koutsky, Digital Inclusion Team Lead at USAID’s Innovation, Technology, and Research Hub, USAID

Friday, 18 June, 3pm-4pm BST/10-11am EDT – Register Here for Day Five

  • Panel | Values Driven Innovation: The Business Imperative for Social Impact

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Director of the Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution
  • Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Vice Chair, Congressional Black Caucus & Vice Chair, Committee on Energy & Commerce
  • Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • Gideon Lett, Senior Advisor, Access Partnership

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