CITI Fellows Seminar: Min Hang

January 4, 2016

Min Hang, Tsinghua University.  “Media Platform Ownership and Competition in China.” 

CITI Fellows Seminar: Rick Whitt

February 1, 2016

Rick Whitt, Google. “Living on the Deep Edge: Public that Promotes the Human Values in Internet Architecture.” 

CITI Fellows Seminar: Michale Kende

March 7, 2016

Michael Kende, Internet Society. “Internet Development, Trends and Future Direction.”

CITI Fellows Seminar: Scott Marcus

April 4, 2016

Scott Marcus, WIK-Consult GmbH. “Direction of Internet Connection and Compensation Issues Arising in the EU and US.” 

Global Digital Futures Policy Forum 2016 Data Governance (Sponsor)

April 25, 2016

The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information was a sponsor of SIPA’s Digital Futures Policy Forum. A long-term intellectual initiative to reimagine our digital future, focus on the potential benefits and costs arising from global digital technology changes and, importantly, anticipate public policy solutions to emerging problems that will shape the future of society and the economy for generations to come. The 2016 forum considerd both domestic and international dimensions of data governance in the context of technological change and globalization.

CITI Fellows Seminar: Julie Brill

May 2, 2016

Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commission, “Internet Privacy and Data Security.” 

5th Annual Digital Financal Services Conference: Emerging Payments & Blockchain

May 20, 2016

A gathering of world experts on:

  • Global retail payments trends 
  • The state of security and threats in mobile payments and payment systems
  • Fintech investing
  • Disruption to traditional bank models
  • Regulatory issues and initiatives in payments
  • Payments in transit and Internet of Things
  • Identity management and security
  • Big Data use and privacy implications
  • Mobile money and Digital Financial Services in the developing world
  • Global Philanthropic activities in payments and financial inclusion
  • Bitcoin, and Blockchain initiatives and disruption in the financial world

Speakers included:

  • Dr Leon Perlman, Director, Digital Financial Services Observatory, Columbia Business School
  • Sacha Polverini, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Howard Hall, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion USA
  • Thomas Lammer, Senior Specialist, Payments Systems Group, World Bank
  • Fredrik Voss, Vice President, Blockchain Innovation, NASDAQ
  • Gunnar Camner, Director, Mobile Money Services, GSM Association
  • Kwasi Donkor, Senior Policy Advisor, Digital Financial Services, USAID
  • Dalia Cohen, Group CFO, Cassava Connect
  • Vince Kadar, CEO, Telepin
  • Chris Dooley, Lead, Global Financial Inclusion, World Economic Forum
  • Ann Camarillo, CEO, Boloro
  • Jason Oxman, CEO, US Electronic Transactions Association
  • Ann Sattin, Head of digital alternative payments & gift card marketing/acquisition, American Express
  • Sandeep Malhotra, Senior VP, Global Acceptance and Merchant Products, MasterCard
  • Peter Donat, SVP, Head of First Data Ventures
  • Brett King, CEO, Moven
  • Sunil Madhu, CEO, Socure
  • Ludwig Schulze, CEO, Mistral Mobile
  • Dov Marmor, Director of Business Development, Currency Cloud
  • Greg Simon, CEO, Loyyal
  • Matt Harris, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Prof Kevin Butler, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, University Of Florida
  • Jay Kramer, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, NY
  • inny Lingham, CEO, Civil
  • Laura Zuckerwise, Attorney, US Federal Trade Commission
  • Prof Paul Lee, Lecturer in Law, Columbia University
  • Jo Lang, Director, R3CEV
  • Dan O'Prey, Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Asset Holdings
  • Reggie Middleton, CEO, Veritaseum
  • Lawrence Orsini, CEO, LO3 Energy
  • Hwan Kim Project Manager, Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services, World Economic Forum

CITI Fellows Seminar: Kevin Werbach

June 6, 2016

Kevin Werbach, U. of Pennsylvania. “Is there a Block Chain in your Future?” 

E-Ed-Ec: The Economics of the Online Academic Sector and its Regulation

August 3, 2016

The focus of the conference was on the business and regulation of online non- profit and for-profit universities, and MOOCs, and the economic implications for traditional educational institutions. Speakers included noted experts from the worlds of academia, the private sector, and law.

Speakers included:

  • Milton Goldberg, former Chancellor, JIU
  • Joyce Scott, Professor, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Ryan Craig, Managing Director, University Ventures
  • Goldie Blumenstyk, Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Henry Lucas, Chair, Decision, Operations and Information Technologies, University of Maryland
  • Eli Noam, Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia University
  • Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Burck Smith, CEO, StraighterLine
  • Roberts T. Jones, President & Founder, Education Workforce Policy
  • Mike Goldstein, Co-Chair, Higher Education Practice Group, Cooley LLP
  • Dr. Peter Ewell, President, National Council of Higher Education Management Systems
  • Jo Groebel, Fmr. Professor and Chairman Department Media Psychology, Utrecht University
  • Peter Horrocks, Vice Chancellor, The Open University, UK

CITI Fellows Seminar: Elena Vartanova

October 3, 2016

Elena Vartanova, Lomonosov Moscow State U. “The Tension Between State Media Regulatory Policy and the Internet in Russia.”

State of Telecom 2016: Online Video as the Disruptor: Winners and Losers

October 7, 2016

Over the past 5 years, the use of online video entertainment has exploded.  In 2011 the average user spent 39 minutes per day watching online video. By 2015, that number had quadrupled to 1 hour 55 minutes a day.  Online video is quickly becoming the "killer app" of the Internet.  As online video becomes a central pillar of the Internet it disrupts traditional players and industries: content producers; distribution networks; aggregators; consumer electronics makers; cloud and data centers; advertisers and marketers; and investors. 

The conference analyzed how these industries are affected and what the consequences are.  It will feature academics, policymakers, and industry trailblazers.  Additionally, the conference heard Wall Street analysts predicting long-term winners and losers.

Speakers included:

  • Henning Schulzrinne, Federal Communications Commission
  • John Carey, Fordham University
  • Greg Harper, Harpervision
  • Bernarda Duarte, Roku
  • Brent Olson, AT&T
  • Heather Hudson, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Toshiya Jitsuzumi, Kyushu University
  • Rick Lane, 21st Century Fox
  • Scott McDonald, Nomos Research
  • Steve Rosenbaum, Waywire.com
  • Hal Vogel, Vogel Capital Management
  • Matthias Kurth, Cable Europe
  • G. Gooder, Kaltura
  • Debasis Mitra, Columbia University
  • Jonathan Chaplin, New Street Research
  • Robert Cohen, Economic Strategy Institute
  • Raul Katz, Columbia University
  • Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson
  • Tuna Amobi, S&P

2016 IMMAA Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea

October 27-29, 2016

IMMAA Seoul 2016 was co-hosted by Korea University School of Media & Communication, Korea Media Management Association(KMMA), and Korea University Research Institute for Information & Culture (KU RIIC).

CITI Fellows Seminar: Kevin Martin & Blair Levin

November 7, 2016

Kevin Martin, Facebook, and Blair Levin, fmr. FCC/Brookings Institution. “FCC’s Agenda for the Next Administration.”

First Impressions for the New Administration and Congress: What's on the Telecom, Internet, and ICT Agenda?

November 10, 2016

What new initiatives might be on the agendas of Congress and the new Administration? The seminar was organized and moderated by Robert Atkinson. Public policy experts from all sides will discuss their hopes, expectations, and recommendations for national policy now that the elections are over.

CITI Fellows Seminar: Berin Szoka

December 5, 2016

Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom. “Congress and the FCC Beyond Net Neutrality and Title II Regulation of Broadband.” 


April 17th 2015
Back From the Ashes? A Next Generation of ICT Regulations and their Implications
Location: Warren 416 Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

May 1st 2015
4th Annual Event on Digital Financial Services & Emerging Payments "Disruption, Development, and Innovation in a Global Context"
Location: Uris 301, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

June 5th 2015
The Impact of the Internet on Employment and How to Deal with the Losers
Location: Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

October 19th 2015
State of Telecom 2015
Building the Next Generation of Media: Online Platforms and Cloud Content Faculty House

October 20th 2015
Who Owns the World's Media
Ownership and Concentration around the World

November 17th-19th
IDATE Digiworld Summit
Co-organized with CITI
Montpellier, France


April 28th 2014
Mobile Money and Virtual Currency as Payment Systems for Clouds
Location: Columbia University

June 20th, 2014

Vickrey Auctions for Spectrum: The Track Record
Location: Columbia University

September 19th 2014
State of Telecom
Location: Columbia University

October 24th and 25th, 2014
International Media Management Academic Association Annual Meeting
Location: Moscow University, Moscow


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Media Concentration around the World: Analyses and Conclusions
January 19-21, 2012
Yokohama, Japan

6th Annual Congress of ACORN-REDECOM
May 17-18, 2012
Valparaiso, Chile

Broadband as a Platform for Video in Africa
May 22-23, 2012
Lusaka, Zambia

Mobile Personal Clouds with Silver Linings
June 8, 2012
New York

New Media, New Demand Measurement Methodologies
June 25, 2012
New York

History, Innovation and Life at Bell Labs
July 31, 2012
New York

The State of Public TV Media, In a Next Generation Digital World (2020)
September 17, 2012
New York

State of Telecom 2012: Over the Top: New Business Models with New International Telecom Rules?
September 24, 2012
New York


John Carey and Martin Elton "When Media are New"
February 4, 2011
Uris Hall, Columbia

International Media Concentration
January 2011
University of Dauphine, Paris, France

National Broadband Plan: One Year Later
March 18, 2011

International Media Concentration Conference
September 19-20, 2011
Brussels, Belgium

Conference in honor of Professor Emeritus Lester D. Taylor
October 9-10, 2011
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

State of Telecom 2011
October 14, 2011
Columbia University

Digiworld Summit 2011
November 16-17, 2011
Montpellier, France




Ultrabroadband IV - Paris, France
April 3 & 4, 2008

Future Scenarios for Latin American Telecom, Part 2
April 14, 2008

The Focus on Locus: A Symposium on Location Based Services
July 11, 2008

Ultrabroadband V - Seoul, Korea
October 9-10, 2008

CITI's 25th Anniversary International Summit on Media & Communication: The Next Generation of Communications - The Dawning of the Ultrabroadband Era - Columbia University
October 30 - 31, 2008

Game Theory, Play Money - Columbia University
November 7, 2008

Public/Private Interplay in Next-Generation Communications (with Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) - Seville, Spain
December 10 - 12, 2008

The Economics of the Transition to Digital TV - Columbia University
December 12, 2008


Smart Radio (with Clemson/Virginia Tech/George Mason University) - Arlington, VA
April 6, 2007

Public Presentation by Ed Richards, Chairman of the UK Regulator Ofcom
April 25, 2007

Telecommunications Reliability in the Information Capital (with NYTRAC)
May 17, 2007

The Economics and Business of Second Life and Virtual Worlds (with The Conference Board)
June 15, 2007

UltraBroadband III: the Personal Media Cloud
June 22, 2007

Private Equity and Media
September 28, 2007

Future Scenarios for Latin American Communications
October 5, 2007

The State of the Telecom Industry
October 19, 2007

Digital TV/IPTV
November 2, 2007

3rd Transatlantic Telecom Forum: "Net neutrality vs. Separation" (with IDATE)
November 14 & 15, 2007


The Telecommunications Act of 1996: Ten Years Later
February 6, 2006; Washington, DC

From the Home Network to the Personal Ultrabroadband Cloud
April 21, 2006

Council of Telecommunications Executives/Conference Board (by invitation only)
June 2, 2006

Real Options Methodology for Telecommunications
June 16, 2006

Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst with author Dan Reingold
July 19, 2006

The State of Telecom- a Trans-Atlantic Dialog
October 20, 2006

Business Models for Rural Broadband
October 27, 2006

Economics of the Commons II: The status, functions and utility of Infrastructure
November 3, 2006

The State of American Telecom R&D: An Evaluation of the National Research Council Report
November 17, 2006

Ultrabroadband Networks: From Couch Potato to Home Networks Integration
December 1, 2006


2-way Video over the Internet in Japan

Seminar by Prof. Muneo Kaigo

February 24, 2005

Alternative Broadband Platforms: Can They Compete With Fiber Optics? Where?

March 18, 2005

IPTV.2: The Second Generation of TV Over The Broadband Internet? 
co-sponsored by the Marconi Foundation and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Telecom Law Committee

May 23, 2005

Reforming Telecom Markets: A Commons Approach to Organizing Private Transactions
May 25, 2005

Broadband And Large Users (with The Conference Board, by invitation only)
June 7, 2005

Corporate Governance For Telecom
June 10, 2005

Are Multiple Broadband Infrastructures Sustainable?
June 23, 2005

CRISIS COMMUNICATION: Lessons from 9/11, Madrid , London, and Hurricane Katrina

September 8, 2005

Future of Telecom (CITI Advisory Board Members and CITI Staff only)

October 20, 2005

The State of the Network Sector

October 21, 2005

Moore's Law: Consequences and Future 
co-sponsored by the Marconi Foundation

November 4, 2005

AT& T POST-MORTEM: The Rise & Fall of an Icon
November 14, 2005

Transatlantic Telecom Forum: Beyond Convergence
 (with IDATE and WIK) - France
November 22-24, 2005

Wireless Communications and Universal Service
December 9, 2005


Seminar: ITU Statistics (with Michael Minges, head of the statistical unit of the ITU)
March 2, 2004

Trading Opportunities and Options on the Spectrum Frontier - London
March 26, 2004

Media Concentration in America
April 2, 2004

Internet Concentration and Its Impact
April 15, 2004

Investing in Infrastructure: Increasing Internet Access in the Developing World
May 14, 2004

VoIP Workshop
May 25, 2004

Peer-to-Peer Video as a Mass Medium: Business, Technology, Community, & Law 
September 10, 2004

After the Closing of the Spectrum Frontier: What spectrum allocation models work best, when and where?
September 27, 2004

Remedies for Telecom Recovery II: One Year Later
October 29, 2004

VoIP in Europe
November 12, 2004

WiMax and the Last Mile
November 19, 2004

Informing the Public: Health Information on the Internet
December 14, 2004