Competition in telecom: net neutrality and innovation

How will net neutrality regulations impact the competitive telecommunications marketplace? Will net neutrality encourage innovation or entrench the position of current applications?

On the morning of June 1, The Canadian Telecom Summit will be hosting a panel titled “Competition in Telecom: Net Neutrality and Innovation” to explore these issues with some of North America’s top minds. With the support of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, we have assembled a distinguished panel with a broad range of perspectives.

Competition in Telecom: Net Neutrality and Innovation
Monday, June 1, 2015: 11:00 am
Dvai Ghose (moderator)
Managing Director, Head of Research
Canaccord Genuity
Ariel Katz
Associate Professor,
Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce
University of Toronto
John Lawford
Executive Director/General Counsel
Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
Leonard Waverman
Dean, DeGroote School of Business
McMaster University
Christopher Yoo
Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Our panel brings together leaders from Canada and the United States:

  • Dvai Ghose (moderator), Managing Director & Head of Research at Canaccord Genuity, has consistently been ranked as an all-star Canadian Telecom and Cable Services Analyst by Brendan Wood International. He has also been ranked the number one equity analyst for stock picking and EPS estimate accuracy in the Telecommunication sector in North America by Starmine and Forbes Magazine.
  • Ariel Katz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he holds the Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce. His general area of research involves economic analysis of competition law and intellectual property law, with allied interests in electronic commerce, pharmaceutical regulation, the regulation of international trade, and particularly the intersection of these fields.
  • John Lawford is Executive Director and General Counsel of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), a national non-profit organization that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular, vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services.
  • Len Waverman has been a professor of economics at the University of Toronto and the London Business School and Dean of the Haskayne School of Business as well as professor of strategy at the University of Calgary. He is currently Dean of the DeGroote School of Business.
  • Christopher Yoo, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at University of Pennsylvania Law School, has emerged as one of the leading authorities on law and technology. His research focuses on how the principles of network engineering and the economics of imperfect competition can provide insights into the regulation of electronic communications.

This session should be interesting and provoke considerable discussion.

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