Reflection on digital technology and competition at ACM joint lecture on digital platforms. Den Haag, February 21, 2017.
Discussant at ACM Conference "Impact Assessment of Interventions of Competition and Consumer Authorities", session on energy and telecommunications regulation. Amsterdam, November 16, 2016.
Panel chairman at Nederlandse Economendag, session on transparency in health care markets. Amsterdam, November 4, 2016.
Panel member at symposium on privacy and internet, National Academy for Finance and Economics (Rijksacademie voor Financien, Economie en Bedrijfsvoering). Den Haag, October 13, 2016.
Guest lecture "Market, government and innovation", AEF Summer School, Andersson Elffers Felix. Utrecht, August 25, 2016.
Presentation on digital infastructure and public interests, Cabinet of the Prime Minister (Kabinet van de Minister-President), Ministry of General Affairs.
The Hague, May 27, 2016.
Invited presentation "Digital Platforms: Business as Usual?" SMEs and the Digital Single Market Seminar, hosted by permanent representations of Ireland, Sweden, Finland and Estonia, Swedish Permanent Representation.
Brussels, February 23, 2016.
Roundtable member at seminar "Promoting public trust in public supervision: Aligning public needs with supervisor's realities and Europeanization", RENFORCE (Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe),
Utrecht University. Utrecht, November 27, 2015.
Panel member at symposium on cybersecurity "Hoe laten we de economie en samenleving blijvend profiteren van robuuste infrastructuren voor elektronische communicatie?", National Academy for Finance and Economics (Rijksacademie voor Financiën, Economie en Bedrijfsvoering).
Den Haag, October 14, 2015.
Presentation "Challenges of Competition Policy in a Digitalised Economy", European Parliament / Directorate General for Internal Policies / Policy Department A: Economic and Scientific Policy, with Olga Batura.
Brussels, July 15, 2015.
"Public Interests and Competition in Broadcasting", seminar ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia.
Norwich, May 15, 2015.
Lecture on digital platforms and competition, ACM (Dutch competition authority).
The Hague, April 21, 2015.
Introductory speech "Business Models in Digital Markets", Second Meeting of the Working Group on Digital Single Market, The Digital Revolution: identifying key barriers on the Digital Single Market, European Parliament.
Brussels, April 14, 2015.
"Do Internet Monopolies Inhibit Competition and Innovation?", Workshop Cross-competition among information (digital) platforms. Should we avoid Global information monopolies? And what place for European platforms?, European Parliament, organized by Policy Department A for the ITRE committee.
Brussels, January 20, 2015.
"Public Interests and Competition in Broadcasting", seminar DICE (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics),
Düsseldorf. December 16, 2014.
Panel member at symposium on housing corporations "Woningcorporaties in het vizier: De lessen voor de toekomst", National Academy for Finance and Economics (Rijksacademie voor Financiën, Economie en Bedrijfsvoering).
Den Haag, November 14, 2014.
"ICT en overheidsbeleid" at thematic event on ICT and economic growth, KIVI (Royal Engineering Society).
Den Haag, November 10, 2014.
"Business and government: what is effective ICT policy?", 13th Indo-European CIO Conference (part of the Cologne India Week 2014).
Köln, June 5-6, 2014.
Keynote lecture "Welk beleid voor de digitale economie?" at event organized by the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Dutch Society of the Sciences) and Google Nederland on the occasion of the "Internet Impact Prize" thesis award ceremony.
Haarlem, April 29, 2014.
Moderator and speaker at executive seminar on "Economics of politics and the interaction between government and business". WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management,
Düsseldorf, April 24, 2014.
Roundtable discussion with group of invited business practitioners on the agenda of the ACM (Authority Consumers and Markets) with regard to theme "The willingness to invest in energy and telecommunications networks".
Den Haag, Feb. 4, 2014.
Presentation and panel moderator at Seminar "Een kwart eeuw beleid en regelgeving in netwerksectoren", TU Delft - IPSE Studies.
Den Haag, Nov. 19, 2013.
"Een 'dicht-bij-de-grond' perspectief op economische ordening" on the occasion of Anniversary Conference of the National Academy for Finance and Economics (Rijksacademie voor Financiën, Economie en Bedrijfsvoering), "De Toekomst van de Rijksoverheid in 2025, op zoek naar de overheidwaarde(n)".
Den Haag, November 14, 2013.
Moderator of panel "European market structures in the long term", 24th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
Florence, Oct. 20-23, 2013.
Google Events | Big Tent Het internet als motor voor economisch herstel: member of panel “Debat over de economische impact van het internet” and interview on stage with David Drummond (Senior Vice President Corporate Development & Chief Legal Officer Google).
Amsterdam, June 11, 2013.
Roundtable meeting on the role of the government in the Internet economy, with participants from the Internet, telecommunications and media sector, at TEDx salon Connected Society organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Den Haag, April 24, 2013.
Keynote lecture at dinner roundtable with Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Security and Justice, Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, and Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector, on market governance and regulation, Ministry of General Affairs, Catshuis,
Den Haag, Feb. 27, 2013.
“What Have We Learned? New Directions for Telecommunications Policy”, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of
Amsterdam, Feb. 22, 2013.
Moderator at DigiWorld Summit 2012, Executive Seminar Internet Economics, Big Data & Privacy / Round Table “What kind of public policy, if any, may combine efficiency and security for e-Commerce, with trust and privacy for consumers and citizens?”,
Montpellier, France, Nov. 14-15, 2012.
Panel member at 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), panel “A Book Discussion: Brett Frischmann’s Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources”, George Mason University Law School,
Arlington, VA, Sept. 21-23, 2012.
Discussant at by-invitation experts’ workshop Is it working? Evaluating and assessing broadband policy, organized by Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University and the New America Foundation,
Washington DC, Sept. 19-21, 2012.
“What Have We Learned? New Directions for Telecommunications Policy”, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management,
Vallendar, Sept. 10, 2012.
Discussant at 10th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies,
Mannheim, June 28-29, 2012.
Presentation at roundtable meeting (High Level Overleg Digitale Agenda.nl) on strategic issues with regard to the contribution of ICT to economic growth, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Den Haag, June 27, 2012.
Panel member in workshop on the book Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources by Brett Frischmann (2012), 15th International Conference on Economics of Infrastructures,
Delft University of Technology, May 10-11, 2012.
Presentation on net neutrality, Directorate Telecommunications Markets, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Den Haag, Nov. 24, 2011.
Keynote lecture at dinner roundtable with Prime Minister and CEOs on the internet, opportunities for the Dutch economy and privacy challenges, Ministry of General Affairs, Catshuis,
Den Haag, Nov. 21, 2011.
Moderator at 39th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC), session on “Broadband Metrics”, George Mason University Law School,
Arlington, VA, Sept. 23-25, 2011.
Discussant at by-invitation experts’ workshop New ICTs + New Media = New Democracy? Communications policy and public life in the age of broadband, organized by Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University and the New America Foundation,
Washington DC, Sept. 20-22, 2011.
Presentation at workshop with legal advisors and legal draughtsman of various departments on the law-making process (organized by 'Kenniscentrum Wetgeving’, Ministry of Security and Justice), Ministry of General Affairs,
Den Haag, June 14, 2011.
Discussant at 14th Economics of Infrastructures Conference in workshop “Dynamics of broadband markets: Flanders and the Netherlands compared”, Delft University of Technology, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management,
May 26-27, 2011.
Presentation at strategy seminar on “Marktwerking: Hoe verder?” at Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation,
Den Haag, Feb. 24, 2011.
Panel member at seminar “Internet, breedbandnetwerken en publieke belangen” (“Internet, broadband networks and public interests”), Rijksacademie voor Financiën en Economie,
Den Haag, Nov. 12, 2010.
Presentation “Broadband Policy in the Light of the Dutch Experience with Telecoms Liberalization”, by-invitation experts’ workshop The Broadband Act of 2011: Designing a Communications Act for the 21st Century, organized by the Institute for Information Policy at Penn State University and the New America Foundation,
Washington DC, Sept. 28-30, 2010.
“Broadband Policy in the Light of the Dutch Experience with Telecoms Liberalization”, Delft University of Technology, Faculty Technology, Policy and Management,
Sept. 3rd, 2010.
“Ordening en institutionele veranderingen: kracht en onmacht van de economische welvaartstheorie” at the yearly “jaarlijkse A-directiedag” (AEP/Ministry of Economic Affairs, AFEP/Ministry of Finance, ASEA/Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment),
Den Haag, June 1st, 2010.
“Introducing competition in telecoms: mission accomplished?”, workshop Effective Competition, Justus-Liebig- University,
Giessen (Germany), May 27-28, 2010.
“Economische uitdagingen in elektronische communicatie en media”, BTG Themadagen 2010,
Utrecht, May 26-27, 2010.
“Ordening en institutionele veranderingen: kracht en onmacht van de economische welvaartstheorie”, Economenlunch, NMa,
Den Haag, April 15, 2010.
“Competition, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights in Software Markets” at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management,
Vallendar (Germany), March 1st, 2010.
“Ordeningsvraagstukken en institutionele veranderingen: Versie 2.0 van de calculus van het publieke belang?”, Interdepartementale Klankbordgroep Ordeningsvraagstukken, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Den Haag, Feb. 23, 2010.
“Economische uitdagingen in elektronische communicatie en media”, symposium on the occasion of the farewell of the directeur-hoofdinspecteur of the Agentschap Telecom (Dutch Radiocommunications Agency),
Groningen, Jan. 25, 2010.
“Liberalisering in telecom: missie geslaagd, operatie afgerond?” and panel member, KVS Jaarvergadering/ Behandeling Preadviezen Marktwerking en Publieke Belangen,
Den Haag, Dec. 11, 2009.
“Liberalisering in telecom: missie geslaagd, operatie afgerond?”, Economenlunch, NMa,
Den Haag, Dec. 3rd, 2009.
“Competition, Innovation and Intellectual Property Rights in Software Markets” at the 37th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC),
Arlington VA, Sept. 25-27, 2009.
Panel member at seminar Collectief rechtenbeheer - One stop shop voor een redelijk tarief: toekomstmuziek of utopie? (seminar on the changing role of collecting societies that act as trustees of copyright holders and collect royalty payments), organized by Bird & Bird LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers, Media Park,
Hilversum, June 9, 2009.
Presentation at request of the Commission of OPTA (College van OPTA) on the future of telecoms policy and regulation, “Telecom: toekomst onzeker”,
Den Haag, April 17, 2009.
“Marktfalen en overheidsbeleid in softwaremarkten” and interview on stage at annual conference of NOiV (Nederland Open in Verbinding), Media Plaza / Jaarbeurs,
Utrecht, March 5, 2009.
Presentation on financing long-term health care at conference “Hoe houden we de zorg goed en betaalbaar?”, Rijksacademie voor Financiën en Economie,
Den Haag, Jan. 29, 2009.
Presentation at request of Ministry of Economic Affairs (Directorate Telecommunications Markets) on the future of telecoms policy and regulation, “Telecom 3.0: beleidsuitdagingen”,
Den Haag, Jan. 22, 2009.
Presentation on strategic priorities for the government w.r.t. competition, regulation and governance in semipublic sectors, Interdepartementale Klankbordgroep Ordeningsvraagstukken, Ministry of Economic Affairs,
Den Haag, Oct. 28, 2008.
“Innovation, convergence and the role of regulation in the Netherlands and beyond” at the 36th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC),
Arlington VA, Sept. 26-28, 2008.
Presentation on activities and tasks of the Ministry of Economic Affairs from an economic perspective, kenniskring EZ/LNV, Algemene Rekenkamer, Den Haag, Sept. 11, 2008.
Presentation at seminar on “Asymmetric regulation with regards to mobile termination rates”, organized by University of Paris-Panthéon-Assas and University of Paris-Dauphine,
Brussels, Jan. 30, 2008.
“Vernieuwing van het toezicht op communicatie” at workshop organized by Ministry of Economic Affairs (Directie Telecommarkt and Directie Marktwerking),
Den Haag, Dec. 12, 2007.
“Marktordening in Nederland: Wat zijn de grote vraagstukken?” at ENCORE Fellows & Associates Meeting,
Amsterdam, Dec. 7, 2007.
Member of panel on “Infrastructure, Regulation, and Investment”, lecture “Innovation, Convergence and Regulation of NGNs”, and presentation “Innovation, convergence and the role of regulation in the Netherlands and beyond”, 6th Conference on Applied Infrastructure Research (INFRADAY) on “Sustainability and Reliability of European Infrastructure - Investment, Innovation, and Regulation”,
Technical University Berlin, Oct. 5-6, 2007.
“Innovation, convergence and the role of regulation in the Netherlands and beyond”, DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research),
June 14, 2007.
“Access requirements and options in a VDSL environment: An economic perspective” at WIK Conference VDSL —The Way to Next Generation Access Networks,
Königswinter, March 21-22, 2007.
“Competing networks in the Netherlands: Facilitate to the max, but prepare for the worst” at ENCORE Symposium The Future of Telecommunications Regulation 2006,
Amsterdam, Nov. 2-3, 2006.
“Access regulation and the adoption of VoIP” at the 34th Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC),
Arlington VA, Sept. 29-Oct. 1st, 2006.
“Access regulation and the adoption of VoIP” at the annual EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) conference,
Amsterdam, Aug. 25-27, 2006.
“Access regulation and the adoption of VoIP” at 17th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS),
Amsterdam, Aug. 22-24, 2006.
“Access Regulation and the Emergence of VoIP”, at OPTA, organized by ENCORE, Den Haag, March 7, 2006, with Martin Peitz. “Call termination on mobile networks”, European Commission / Information Society Directorate General,
Brussels, Dec. 6, 2005.
“Call termination on mobile networks” at 16th European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS),
Porto, Sept. 4-6, 2005.
“Local loop unbundling in telecoms: theory, experience and policy challenges”,
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), March 7, 2005.
“Unbundling the Local Loop: One-Way Access and Imperfect Competition”, ENCORE /
University of Amsterdam, Jan. 28, 2005.
“Structural Separation and Access to Bottlenecks” at Conference Meeting Europe’s Social and Economic Needs: How can science, government and industry develop a common European approach for four major European economic and social issues?,
Tilburg University, Jan. 17-18, 2005.
Discussant at Competition Workshop “Investments to guarantee network reliability”, organized by CPB,
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Tilburg University, Oct. 6, 2004.
Presentation on innovation policy at Seminar De Kennisparadox organized by the Ministry of Finance,
The Hague, Aug. 24, 2004.
“Structural separation and access to networks”, CESifo Workshop on Recent Developments in Antitrust Analysis, Venice Summer Institute,
Venice, July 21-22, 2004.
“Interconnected networks” at NVN Symposium 2004 ‘Netwerk van Netwerken’, organized by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO),
Amsterdam, July 9, 2004.
“Regulation of mobile telephony” at Wim Bogers Stichting Congres on Marktregulering: Kwantitatieve Modellen voor Netwerksectoren,
Tilburg University, May 13, 2004.
“The Structure of European Clearing and Settlement Markets”,
Dutch Competition Authority NMa, May 6, 2004.
“Structural separation and access in telecommunications markets (and other markets with networks)”, Portuguese Competition Authority,
Lissabon, April 19, 2004.
“The Structure of European Clearing and Settlement Markets”,
Ministry of Finance, Jan. 29, 2004.
“Future Policy in Telecommunications: An Analytical Framework”,
OPTA, Dec. 18, 2003.
Keynote lecture “Structural separation and access in telecommunications markets” at conference Structural Separation and Access Pricing: A New Synthesis organized by OECD,
Ministry of Economics Affairs and ENCORE, Nov. 21, 2003.
“Regulation and entry into the Dutch postal market” at Third Conference on Regulation, Competition and Universal Service in the Postal Sector, IDEI,
Toulouse, Nov. 13-14, 2003.
“New Competition in Telecommunications Markets: Regulatory Pricing Principles”, CEPR European Summer Symposium on Economic Theory,
(Gerzensee, Switzerland), July 15-19 2002.
Presentation at IBC Conference on Telecommunications and European Competition Law,
Brussels, Dec. 4-5, 2000.
Presentation at ICFC Conference on convergence of new technologies and market dynamics: Forecasting, Economics and Marketing for the Communications Revolution,
Seattle, Sept. 26-29, 2000.