Archived Events 2015


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The third annual primer from Communications Alliance and CommsDay on all things NBN.
A compact format with key stakeholders and panellists debating the issues.

Venue: Westin Hotel Sydney, 16 November 2015

Program details have been released.  See details here.

Communications Alliance Members can take advantage of the early bird rate – a 30% discount – for an additional week, until 8 November.

To register, visit:  https://goo.gl/ULw7FT

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Communications Minister
Mitch Fifield

 


You are invited to a Communications Alliance Members’ Networking Event & Cocktail Party.

On a spectacular sun-drenched terrace overlooking Sydney’s Circular Quay – this is an excellent opportunity for Communications Alliance Members, large and small, to network with industry colleagues and mix with key stakeholders.

Sponsored by the Communications Alliance Service Provider Action Group (SPAG), the event will include the opportunity to mingle with political and regulatory heavyweights, including:

  • Paul Fletcher, MP, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications;
  • Chris Chapman, Chairman and CEO, ACMA
  • Richard Bean, Deputy Chairman ACMA and James Cameron, ACMA Authority Member.
Enjoy a drink and something special from the BBQ and take the opportunity to share news and developments from an event-packed 2015 – before the madness of the festive season sets in!

With thanks to Communications Alliance Member SIRCA for providing the venue.

Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to network with Members.

When:

Friday 30th October 2015, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Where:

55 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

Cost:

Communications Alliance Members - No charge

Register-now

Hosted by Baker-Logo

Background:

Communications Alliance, internet service providers and rights holders have cooperatively written a copyright notice scheme code and have submitted it to the industry regulator, the ACMA, for consideration for registration. Negotiations are ongoing between the parties to finalise a commercial agreement, including cost-sharing, that will allow the Code and scheme to begin operating.

Government also recently passed the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015 which allows copyright owners to seek an injunction to require ISPs to block access to any overseas website which has with the primary purpose of facilitating online copyright infringement.

As service providers and rights holders work to understand what the new scheme requires and what processes and costs it entails, Communications Alliance Members are invited to attend a Comms Essentials seminar on the Online Copyright Infringement Scheme & the Website Blocking Legislation in Sydney and Melbourne on 26 August 2015.

Who should attend:

Attendance is recommended for Communications Alliance members – representatives from internet service providers, law firms and other industry stakeholders who want to understand the intricacies of the new scheme and legal requirements and get an overview of different stakeholder perspectives.

Program:

  • Overview of the online copyright infringement scheme and legal overview of the website blocking legislation  Speaker: Patrick Fair, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Industry overview and approach to online copyright infringement  Speaker: Gary Smith, Head of Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Optus Chair of CA Working Committee 66 Online Copyright Infringement.
  • Rights holder’s perspective  Speaker: Bruce Maegher, Director Corporate Affairs, Foxtel
  • The UK scheme – insights and observations  Speaker: Rajiv Shah, General Manager, ANZ – Intl. Services & Solutions, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Q&A  Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

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ACOMM Awards 2015

The ACOMM Awards, a collaboration of Communications Alliance and Communications Day, recognises excellence in the wider communications industry, rewarding and profiling companies which have excelled within the industry around the nation, regardless of size, location, and whether service providers, vendors, or suppliers of professional services.

Sponsorship Opportunities

ACOMMS is a sell-out event with over 450 senior industry people attending. Sponsoring the ACOMMS provides a unique opportunity for brand positioning.  As a sponsor, you will have your organisation highlighted in front of some of the most influential professionals and decision-makers in the Telco industry.  Please contact Carolyn Todd on 1300 651 485 or email info@acomms.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities at the ACOMM Awards 2015.  

www.acomms.com.au 


 

Hosted by Ericsson


About the Briefing:

Warren Chaisatien from Ericsson will be presenting a Taste of Barcelona briefing for Communications Alliance members at our office in North Sydney.

The briefing captures the hottest trends and industry developments emerging out of this year’s Mobile World Congress as well as highlights from the Ericsson showcase at the show.

We would be delighted for you to attend. Spaces are limited, so register now to secure your place.

Who should attend:

Communications Alliance members only


When:             Tuesday 26 May 2015, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where:           Communications Alliance Boardroom - Level 12, 75 Miller Street, North Sydney

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Hosted by Baker-Logo

Background:

Australia’s controversial Mandatory Data Retention Regime takes effect from 13 October this year.

As Service Providers work to understand what the regime requires and how they can comply with it, Communications Alliance Members are invited to attend a Comms Essentials Seminar on Data Retention Implementation.

This must-attend industry event will feature:

  • An address by the Communications Access Coordinator within the Attorney-General’s Department (responsible for overseeing the scheme) Ms Jamie Lowe; and
  • Presentations from a range of vendors vying to offer outsourced data retention solutions to Australian service providers.

Communications Alliance is working with the Attorney-General’s Department to finalise guidance documents for Service Providers, to help de-mystify the intricacies of the Data Retention requirements, how the data-set applies to specific services and how Service Providers can create implementation plans as a pathway to compliance with the regime.

The event offers an opportunity to hear the views of the CAC, who is responsible for a raft of oversight and approval functions, including the awarding of exemptions and the approval of implementation plans.

Alongside this, the seminar will allow vendors of outsourced data retention solutions to showcase their capabilities as Service Providers seek to define the least burdensome path to complying with the new laws.

The seminar will also feature a legal/regulatory overview of the data retention regime from leading law firm, Baker & McKenzie.

Who should attend:

Attendance is essential for Communications Alliance members - representatives from carriage service providers, internet service providers, law firms and other industry stakeholders who want to understand the intricacies of the Data Retention requirements, how the data-set applies to specific services and how Service Providers can create implementation plans as a pathway to compliance with the regime.

Program: 

  • Overview of regulation and legal overview of the data retention regime Speaker: Patrick Fair, Baker & McKenzie
  • Address by the Communications Access Coordinator  Speaker: Ms Jamie Lowe, Communications Access Coordinator, Attorney-General’s Department
  • Outsourced data retention solution: BAE Systems, Hewlett Packard and Yaana Limited
  • Q&A  Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

When:

Thursday 25 June 2015, 9:30am for 10:00am start to 12:30pm - Sydney
Thursday 25 June 2015, 9:30am for 10:00am start  to 12:30pm - Melbourne

Cost:

 

Presentations: 

 

Communications Alliance Members - No charge 

 

  Speech by Jamie Lowe, Communications Access Co-ordinator (CAC)

  • The text of the speech is as drafted before the event and is not a verbatim account of what was actually delivered.
  • The CAC team can be contacted via email: CAC@ag.gov.au.  There is also a dedicated phone 'hotline' number, 02 6141 2884.



Rewind.Fast-Forward

Join Communications Alliance at Rewind/Fast Forward, a one-day event celebrating 20 years in of the commercial internet in Australia on Wednesday 25 March 2015 in Sydney.

Take a stroll down memory lane as we Rewind through the last twenty years, and Fast Forward to make predictions for the next ten, is a series of short, sharp presentations with plenty of question time.

Hear from:
Mark Armstrong - Director, Network Insight Institute
Luke Carruthers - General Partner, 25fifteen
Simon Hackett - founder of Internode
Michael Malone - founder of iiNet
Mark Scott - Managing Director, ABC
David Spence - Chairman, Vocus Communications
plus experts on field robotics, big data, the sharing economy, digital content, disruption and more!

Rewind/Fast Forward
When: Wednesday 25 March, 2015, 9am-5.30pm (followed by drinks and networking)
Where: Doltone House on Hyde Park, 3/181 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Cost: $330
Special rate for Communications Alliance members: $220 (enter the code RFF2015-CA)
Web: www.rewindfastforward.com.au/2015/