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Building Resilience in Telecommunications – In Canada and Beyond

May 14, 2024 • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre, 130 King St W, Toronto


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Resilience is gaining significant attention in the realm of policy and regulation, with new initiatives taking shape in Canada and beyond. In Canada, the federal government has launched a Telecommunications Reliability Agenda with a set of initiatives.

This workshop aims to explore policy, regulation, business strategy and institutional frameworks for an increasingly resilient Canada – in a world where threats to resilience (climate events, cyberattacks, war) surge forth without regard to national borders or government mandates, with digital ecosystems of international reach. Speakers from Canadian government, industry and consumer organizations will join with international experts for an engaging debate and important announcements. New initiatives, frameworks and concepts will be explored by an inquisitive debate and presentations.

Join us in Toronto as we share research and global perspectives at a half-day workshop held at Ivey's Donald K. Johnson Centre in downtown Toronto on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

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Confirmed Speakers

Andre Arbour

Andre Arbour

Director General, Telecommunications and Internet Policy, ISED

Erik Bohlin

Erik Bohlin

Professor, Ivey Business School, and Ivey Chair in Telecommunication Economics, Policy and Regulation

Seongcheol Kim

Seongcheol Kim

Professor, Korea University

Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Emergency Response, TELUS

Romel Mostafa

Romel Mostafa

Director, Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management, Ivey Business School

Eli Noam

Eli Noam

Professor, Columbia Business School

Jieun Park

Jieun Park

Senior Researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Vice Chair, CRTC

Georg Serentschy

Georg Serentschy

Serentschy Advisory Services


For your information: Resilience has been incorporated into key objectives outlined in the recent Order to the CRTC, further enhanced by MOU and CRTC hearings. Regional governments have taken increasing engagements in forming ministries for Emergency Management and Climate Readiness. Canadian consumer groups have raised concerns about network outages, prompting responses from both government and industry. The industry is investing heavily for resilience in wired infrastructure and wireless networks, including satellite. Canadian debates include the roles of government funding mechanisms, outage reporting, network access, and the role of layered and competing infrastructures. Internationally, both geopolitical and domestic concerns have brought resilience to the highest concerns among Canada’s main trading partners and allies. New initiatives are underway in the United States, the European Union, and South Korea, to name a few.


To read about the 2023 Workshop, please visit this page.


This event is funded in part by the Ivey Chair in Telecommunication Economics, Policy and Regulation, as well as the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at the Ivey Business School.