Upcoming USTTI Webinars January 27th and 28th

In collaboration with Board Member company Microsoft and annual USTTI instructor Andrew Haire, the USTTI will offer webinars on Wednesday January 27th and Thursday January 28th that tackle the areas of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Principles.

The session on January 27th with Microsoft will explore several key attributes of national strategies for cybersecurity and use examples from national strategies around the world and from key multinational organizations like the ITU, to illustrate both the ways in which policies can strengthen a nation’s cybersecurity, as well as the ways they can hinder other goals, if they are not carefully constructed. The focus of the course will be on identifying national strategies that balance security objectives with key economic considerations and provide clear, actionable guidance to both government and industry actors, as well as for citizens.

On January 28th, the USTTI will host a Regulatory Principles program lead by Andrew Haire. With almost four decades of experience, spanning four continents, Mr. Haire has been associated with some of the industry’s most successful telecom initiatives. He advises both governments and communication providers and is an expert in industry policy, market growth, strategy, technical opportunity, and economic structure. His portfolio included architecting major policy frameworks in the telecoms, technology, and postal sectors, as well as serving as regulator and ICT policy advisor for 10 years at Singapore’s iDA (now IMDA), soon after its inception in the year 2000.

He has served on the Board of the International Institute of Communications in London (presently a Trustee). He presently teaches policy along with regulatory fundamentals to students globally. Mr Haire holds a degree in engineering in the United States, attended the advanced management program from Harvard University. He has delivered papers / speeches on policy and regulatory frameworks in Asia, Europe and North America.

The course itself will cover the communications sector as it is quickly becoming the most consequential economic sector in every economy, region, continent, not just in its direct impact on respective GDPs, but the indirect impact and consequence it has on society. This session will examine two sides of this responsibility: what are the principles of an organization with such a role, and how should they be used?

Like previous courses, participants will have the opportunity to not only listen and digest the information from presenters, but also ask questions in the Q&A section.

All participants are required to register in advance. To do so please follow the links at the bottom of the page.

USTTI – Microsoft – National Cybersecurity Policy: Balancing Risk and Innovation Webinar
When: January 27th, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time US/14:00 UTC Time
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Regulatory Principles – Andrew Haire
When: January 28th, 2021 9:00 AM Eastern Time US/13:00 UTC Time
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar(s).

Like USTTI’s traditional in person training USTTI’s webinars are designed for ICT (Information Communication Technology) officials; entrepreneurs; wireless, satellite, telehealth, and emergency communications professionals who are employed in the public or private sector of a developing country. While substantial practical experience in a developing country’s communications infrastructure is required for all in person training, registration in USTTI Webinars is open to all developing-country officials. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.