Eighteen telecommunications employees,
officials and regulators from
throughout the world studied issues related
to telecom expansion, regulation
and cultural differences during a weeklong
course in July 2010 at ATLAS.
The course was sponsored by ATLAS, the CU Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI).
The course, entitled “Managing Effectively in the Changing Telecommunications Environment,” was organized by ATLAS associate director Jill Van Matre and Dale Hatfield, who is executive director of the Silicon Flatirons Center and is an adjunct professor in CU’s Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program. Prior to joining the University, Hatfield was the chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission.
Topics ranged from issues and definitions of privacy, management techniques, economics, marketing, privacy regulations, data security, telecommunications regulation and decision-making.
A highlight of the course was a presentation by Ambassador Philip Verveer, a deputy assistant secretary of state, who talked about current and potential future international telecommunications concerns.
Participants came from Ghana, Nepal, Burma, Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia and Bangladesh.
The USTTI is a non-profit public-private partnership between senior federal officials and leaders of the U.S. information and communication technology and broadcast industries.