FT ETNO Summit 2014: Live Streaming

FT-ETNO Summit 2014

Telefónica is an active player in the way of building up Europe’s digital economy. As every year, we participate in FT-ETNO Summit because we do believe that sharing ideas and goals among heterogonous players is critical to advance in the path of technological and mindset changes.

The Digital Agenda for Europe was an important point of departure for all of us. However, since its birth to now the paradigm shift of ICT is clear. Today ICTs have human face, i.e. it is the main driver of life-improving services. The digitalization of European societies, business and organization poses new questions and answers.

Next year, in January 2015, begins the new term of the European Commission and therefore we consider indispensable to discuss in depth and to reach agreements on the future of digital policies within the EU without losing the global perspective.

Today in the FT-ETNO Summit we will debate on what needs to be done in order to encourage investment, enable innovation and foster consumer confidence. These are, indeed, the main pillars of Telefónica’s Digital Manifesto.

Among the experts, the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS today are:

Neelie Kroes

Vice President

of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda

Luigi Gambardella

Executive Chairman


Lowell C. McAdam

Chairman and CEO

Verizon Communications

Reed Hastings



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Today’s Agenda:


13.30 Welcome from the FT and ETNO


Daniel Pataki, Director, ETNO

Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times

13.3 Opening Keynote: Digital Policies for Europe – The Next Wave


Luigi Gambardella, Executive Board Chairman, ETNO

Fátima Barros, Incoming Chair 2015, BEREC, Chair, ANACOM, Portugal

14.2 Keynote Address: A Connected Future – The Opportunities and Challenges Ahead


Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO, Verizon Communications

14.4 Panel: Digital Policies for Growth: Towards a Telecoms Reform


Michel Combes, CEO, Alcatel Lucent

Dominique Leroy, CEO, Belgacom

Pierre Louette, Deputy CEO, Orange

Claudia Nemat, CEO for Europe and Technology, Deutsche Telekom

Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Telecom Italia

Hans Vestberg, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson

Daniel Bailey, Global Head of TMT, HSBC

Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times Which way forward for telecoms markets? Should Europe adopt an industrial policy to strengthen its telecoms sector? In this session, the speakers will present their views on how policies should evolve to ensure the sector fosters sustained growth and regains leadership worldwide. Topics covered will include competition policies, mergers & acquisitions, deregulation and the future for telecoms regulation. 

15.4 Refreshments and networking
16.0 Investor Panel: What would enhance European network deployment? Hear perspectives from financial investors who provide the necessary capital


Xavier Lefranc, Senior Investment Analyst, UBS

Henrik Nyblom, Equity Analyst, Schroders Investment Management

Roger Wilkinson, Investment Leader, Global Research, Newton Investment Management

Moderator: Stephen Howard, Head, Global TMT Research, HSBC

16.5 Keynote Introduction: Netflix view on Net Neutrality


Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix

17.0 Panel: An Open Digital Agenda for Growth and Innovation


Rami Aslan, CEO, Türk Telekom Group

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, President and CEO, Telenor Group

Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone Group

Chris Dedicoat, President EMEAR, Cisco

Johan Dennelind, President and Chief Executive Officer, TeliaSonera

Michel de Rosen, Chairman and CEO, Eutelsat Communications

Moderator: Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times This session will examine the challenges of achieving an open and neutral Internet, while allowing for innovation. What are the sustainable models of net neutrality? Hear industry players share unheard stories as they debate the hottest issues, from the optimisation of traffic, to the competition dynamics among internet players and their effects on innovation and competition.

18.0 Closing Keynote: The Digital Agenda and Next Steps


Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Digital Agenda

18.1 Closing remarks from the FT Chair


Daniel Thomas, Telecoms Editor, Financial Times




Lourdes Tejedor / @madrid2day

Telefónica Public Policy & Telefónica España Regulatory teams