The World Economic Forum’s Delivering Digital Infrastructure initiative is a global, multistakeholder effort to ensure digital infrastructure deployments are able to support the promise of the digital economy.
The project engaged a multistakeholder community of government, private sector, civil society and academia.
Sincere thanks are extended to the Steering Committee which helped guide the project.
|AT&T||Steve McGaw||Chief Marketing Officer|
|Baidu.com||Jing Wang||Vice-President, Engineering|
|Bharti Airtel||Manoj Kohli||Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, International|
|Huawei Technologies||Ken Hu||Deputy Chairman|
|Liberty Global||Manuel Kohnstamm||Senior Vice-President and Chief Policy Officer|
|Microsoft Corporation||Jan Mühlfeit||Chairman, Microsoft Europe|
|Qualcomm||Anand Chandrasekher||Senior Vice-President, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.|
|Salesforce.com||J.P. Rangaswami||Chief Scientist|
|Telefonica||Carlos López Blanco||Global Head, Public and Corporate Affairs|
Thanks are also extended to the Working Group members for their active participation, collaborative spirit and, most importantly, unique insights.
|AT&T||Eric Loeb||Vice-President, International External Affairs|
|Baidu.com||Alex Cheng||Vice-President, USA|
|Bharti Airtel||Willie Ellis||Director, Products and Innovation|
|BT||Garry Miller||Head, Group Public Policy|
|Cisco||Andy Blackburn||Vice-President, Strategic Marketing|
|Derek Slater||Policy Analyst|
|Burda Media||Michael Tenbusch||Vice-President, Broadcast Media|
|Index Ventures||Shardul Shah||Principal|
|Level 3 Communications||Nicolas Pujet||Senior Vice-President, Corporate Strategy|
|Liberty Global||Michael Bryan-Brown||Managing Director, Regulation and Competition Policy|
|Liberty Global||Maurice de Valois Turk||Director, Regulatory Economics|
|Microsoft Corporation||David Tennenhouse||Vice-President, Technology Policy|
|Microsoft Corporation||Sharon Gillett||Principal Strategist, Technology Policy|
|Netflix||Colin Bortner||Manager, Government Relations|
|Qualcomm||Haleh Partow||Vice-President, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.|
|Qualcomm||Ryan Gorostiza||Senior Director, Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.|
|Salesforce.com||Shubber Ali||Vice-President, Innovation|
|Spotify||Will Page||Director of Economics|
|Telefonica||Pablo Pfost||Head of Group Regulatory Affairs|
|Telenor Group||Torgeir Hovden||Chief Technology Officer, Telenor Digital|
|Telenor Group||Olav Kolbu||Chief Technology Officer and Vice-President, Technology, Telenor Digital|
|TeliaSonera||Rune Pedersen||Vice-President, Consumer Mobility|
|VimpelCom||Hany Bedair||Chief Technology Officer, Orascom Telecom|
|VimpelCom||Mohamed Hosny||Director, Managed Services and Outsourcing, Orascom Telecom|
The global dialogue included sessions at the Dead Sea, Jordan; Singapore; Palo Alto, USA; Dalian, People’s Republic of China; Brussels, Belgium; Davos, Switzerland; and Barcelona, Spain. Thanks are extended to all participants at these events who participated in the dialogues.
Finally, additional thanks go to David Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Techonomy Media, for moderating dialogues at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013 and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014.
The Forum is also grateful for the generous commitment and support of The Boston Consulting Group in its capacity as project adviser.
Special thanks are extended to David Dean and John Corwin of The Boston Consulting Group. John Corwin served as the primary author of this report and his tireless efforts are to be commended. We would also like to thank David Duffy for his assistance in the writing of this report.
World Economic Forum Telecommunications Industry Team
Senior Director, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications Industry
Director, Head of Telecommunications Industry
Senior Content Manager, Telecommunications Industry, Global Leadership Fellow