Comms Council UK Summer Forum and Reception

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12th July 2016


The Summer Forum agenda:

2.30pm – Introduction from Eli Katz (Chair, ITSPA)

2.35pm – Annual market update with Q&A – Matt Townend (Board Member, Cavell Group)

3.10pm - Introduction to Osborne Clarke LLP and Customer Complaints Code – Jon Fell (Head of Telecoms, Osborne Clarke LLP) and Hannah Willson (Senior Associate, Osborne Clarke LLP)

3.25pm – Update on the ITSPA SNITCH (Suspicious Numbering in Telephony Handling) List prototype – Peter Cox (CEO, UM Labs)

3.40pm – Tea break

3.50pm – Introduction to NetAxis Solutions

3.55pm - Building value in ITSPs (and how to sell them) - Paul Billingham (Director, Knight Corporate Finance)

4.10pm – Investigatory Powers Bill Update from Chris Mills and Chris Beeson (Home Office)

4.20pm – The Encryption Debate

The panel will be chaired by David Cargill (Technical Director, Vonage) and will feature:

Brian Spector – CEO, MIRACL

Tom Rutherford – Investigatory Powers Bill Team, Home Office

Dan Winfield – CEO, Voxhub

This session will touch on the role of encryption in the context of existing ITSP services and the potential impact on proposals within the Investigatory Powers Bill, currently going through Parliament. The panel will provide an update for members on the current progress of the Bill, discuss the main issues of contention and highlight issues for members to consider. It will also explore the other technical options for ensuring secure communications data, whilst at the same time being able to effectively support law enforcement organisations when required.

5pm onwards – ITSPA Summer Drinks Reception

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Sangoma and VTech will showcase their products during the breaks.

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The event is free to ITSPA members. If you wish to attend please RSVP to

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