Outline Programme
September 14-16, 2005
London, England
Intellect offices at Russell Square

(schedule subject to change)
14th September 2005
09.30 The World Today - Setting the Scene
Chair, John Higgins CBE, Director General, Intellect
What do the current political and economic environments in different parts of the world mean for our sector? Different perspectives on the key drivers of the global economy:
  • Political – Mark MacGann, Director General, EICTA
  • Economic – Vicky Pryce, Chief Economist, DTI or Graham Leach, Chief Economist, IoD (tbc)
  • Social – John Fisher, Chief Executive, Citizens Online
  • Trade – Craig Burchell, Chair, EICTA Trade Policy Group and VP Intl Trade, Philips Electronics Group
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Colliding Sectors, Disrupted Markets
Chair, Dave McCurdy, President, Electronic Industries Alliance (USA)
How is convergence in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sector driving change in different regions? Session will include a look at what is happening in terms of Infrastructure, devices, content and applications, policy and regulation, consumers and business culture.
Session will include a look at what is happening in terms of:
Keynote: Rudy Provoost, President of EICTA and CEO of Philips Consumer Electronics Division
11.20 Panel 1
Consumer Electronics Perspective - What does convergence mean to the CE sector?
  • Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association ( USA )
  • Kazuo Kaneko, President, JEITA (Japan)
  • Wang Ning, Secretary General, CECC ( China )
  • Joseph Cheng, President, TEEMA ( Taiwan )
12.00 Panel 2
Telecoms Perspective- what does convergence mean to the Telecoms Sector?
  • TBC, British Telecommunications , UK
  • Mr Gam-Yeol Lee, President, Korea Electronics Association
  • Klaus Kohrt, Chair, EICTA TRPG and Senior VP, Govt & Industry Relations, Siemens
  • Mr Shigeru Ikeda, President, CIAJ ( Japan )
  • Matthew Flanigan, President, TIA ( USA )
12.40 Q&A Chaired by Dave McCurdy, President, EIA (USA)
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Companies Staying Competitive
Chair - Sean Finnan, Sales Director, EDS & Vice President, Intellect
Session kindly sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services - TCS
How do we remain competitive in a global marketplace in the face of fundamental changes in the business environment?
  • Convergence – John Woodget, Managing Director, Intel Corporation UK
  • Anticipating market changes – Sir Robin Saxby, Chairman, ARM Holdings
  • Supply chain security – Steffen Shaefer, IBM
  • SME perspective – Dr Tom Abram, CEO, Mantix
15.00 Tea
  • Indian perspective – Dr Ravi Gopinath, Global Head of Engineering & Industrial Services, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Central European Perspective – Zoltan Kovacs, IVSZ, Hungary
  • Romanian perspective – Mr Florin Vrejoiu, Executive VP, ARIES
  • Australian perspective – Christopher Janssen, President, AEEMA
16.30 Keynote - The Good Company
Ramon Olle Ribalta, CEO & Chairman, Epson Europe
17.00 Close, followed by Reception in the extraordinary and little-known Hunterian Museum
15th September 2005
08.00 Breakfast Briefing - City Perspective presented and co-ordinated by Barclays
Chair: Gavin Isle, National Head of Technology & Telecoms, Barclays Bank plc

The Capital Markets - to what extent do the capital markets view the high tech sector as a growth opportunity? Has the scepticism from the dot.com era now faded? How do they assess the opportunities and threats caused by convergence? How does the city perceive the risks and opportunities associated with large public sector contracts?
  • The analyst’s view (speaker TBC)
  • A Customer Perspective – Seamus Keating, Group Finance Director, LogicaCMG
  • A Global Perspective – Frank Sekula, Barclays Capital
  • The Capital Markets – Peter Rowell, Executive Chairman, Regent Associates
09.30 Coffee
10.00 The Good Company
Chair - Crispin O'Brien, Chair of Technology Group, KPMG
As outlined in Ramon Olle's keynote the previous afternoon, electronics companies are under greater pressures than ever to respond to legislative and market drivers to become good corporate citizens. Whether it is in the workplace (e.g. employment regulation) and the marketplace (e.g. business ethics), or addressing community, environment (e.g. WEEE and RoHS) and corporate governance (e.g. Sarbanes-Oxley) issues, how can the electronics sector remain competitive and even seek advantage from being `good companies'? This session will consider not only why companies need to act but also seek practical suggestions for what they can do.
Speakers will include: Dr Kei Biu Chan, Chairman, Hong Kong EIA; Gabriel Coron, Director General, GIXEL, (France) ; Roland Sommer, ROHS & WEEE Specialists, New Zealand , Eastern European Perspective, Aleksander Frydrych, Vice President, PIIT ( Poland ).
12.00 Lunch
Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, House of Lords
Journalist's perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector:- are we maturing as an industry? Are we competitive? Do we have the right skills?
Bryan Glick, Managing Editor, Computing
14.30 Influencing the Policy Debate
Chair - Han ten Broeke, Director Technology, Media & Communications, Weber Shandwick
A global view of political trends and how this influences lobbying in different markets. A 360§ perspective on influencing the policy debate - Themes will include:
  • Lobbying trends, Global political trends and implications for political influence,
  • How well received are Trade Associations, how well understood are we in parliament?
  • How can TAs ensure their voices are heard in today’s competitive lobbying environment?
  • Decision making in the EU – Bryan Cassidy, Chair, Single Market Observatory of the EESC
  • Policy making in the UK , Parliamentary perspective – Ian Taylor MBE MP (TBC)
  • Policy making in the UK , Civil Service perspective – Nigel Hickson, DTI
  • Influencing the EU agenda - EICTA - Jan Zneider, Director, ITEK ( Denmark )
  • Influencing the US agenda – Dave McCurdy, President, EIA (USA)
  • Influencing the South African agenda – Eileen Leopold, CEO, EEC ( South Africa )
  • Influencing the Australian agenda – Angus M Robinson, Chief Executive, AEEMA ( Australia )
  • Influencing the agenda in China
16.30 Close & Optional Tour of Palace of Westminster
19.00 Evening tour and entertainment
Evening tour and entertainment / reception - Dinner in the Engine Room of Tower Bridge The historic Victorian Engine Rooms of this unique London landmark house the huge and beautifully maintained coal driven engines that were once used to power the bridge lifts. Guests can mingle among the magnificent engines and exhibits.
16th September 2005
Visit to BT Adastral Park
This year's tour will be to BT's Adastral Park where delegates will be able to see, among other things, the practical applications of convergence, and how it is transforming our daily lives in the home, in our interactions with businesses, and in medicine. There will also be an opportunity to explore the Internet-protocol based network that underlies BT's 21st Century Networks programme. This is the underlying infrastructure that will empower the user in an unprecedented way, underpinning convergence between devices, between mobile and fixed telephony, between computing and telecoms, voice, data and video.
08.00 Pick-up and departure for BT Adastral Park
10.00 Arrival, Coffee and Welcome, Adastral Park
10.30 Split into groups and visit following locations in rotation:
  • Pharmacy, hospital and supply chain
  • Intelligent bank
  • 21 st Century Home
12.00 Lunch in Hubble facility
Executive Presentation by Matt Bross, Chief Technology Officer, BGT (TBC)
13.00 Visit to Internet Protocol switching lab to view 21st Century Networks
14.00 Return to London to arrive by around 16.00

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