The Future of Telecoms in a Converged World


Watch video highlights from our event 'The Future of Telecoms in a Converged World', which was held on 20 May 2015 at The Institute of Mechanical Engineers. We welcomed speakers from Avanti, Airbus, BT, EE, Qualcomm, TechUK, DCMS and OfCom to talk about the technological changes that are impacting the industry and to consider the legal challenges that these changes give rise to.

Topics covered include:

  • Joanne Wheeler explains the rapid changes taking place in the tech & comms sector and describes why Bird & Bird are so well-placed to advise clients in the industry.
  • Colin Long describes the importance of bringing together diverse players within the industry, and looks at why an understanding of the legal and policy challenges is crucial for businesses in the tech & comms sector.
  • Matthew Redding, Director of Corporate & Business, Legal Affairs at EE talks about what challenges telco's are facing - from mobile infrastructure to corporate mergers - and looks and what the industry should be doing to prepare for upcoming changes in the industry.
  • Wassim Chourbaji, Head of Public Policy & Government Affairs, EMEA - Qualcomm looks at the digital transformations that are completely changing the telecoms industry. He covers the potential impact of emerging technologies like The Internet of Things, explains why we will soon be seeing The Internet of Everything and also covers what the industry should be doing to encourage more investment in the technologies that are shaping our world.
  • Richard Allwood, Group Strategy Director, BT looks at the potential of using telecommunications infrastructure and technology to achieve social and economic good. He also considers the future regulatory frameworks that must exist for the industry to realise its potential.
  • Stuart Revell, Chief Technology Officer at techUK looks at the evolution from 4G to 5G, and explains what different industry players should be doing to work more collaboratively.

If you would like to know more about our Tech & Comms group, take a look at our Tech & Comms sector page.

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