Executive – Digital Economy TRMC

Gain an in-depth understanding of advanced ICT regulation best practices

A global regulatory leadership programme for senior executives of national regulatory authorities & other stakeholders

You Will Learn

Digitalising economies has consequences: ranging from Big Tech competition risks, cybercrime, harmful online content, fake news and disinformation, to social  media amplification algorithms, and much more.

The digital economy is increasingly a part of our world, presenting new challenges for regulators and policy-makers.

This course explores the key policy considerations for the digital economy and potential solutions for policy-makers and regulators to help develop a balanced, efficient, and coordinated approach in regulating a complex environment. The Master Class begins with a review of the telecommunications, media and technology sector and its challenges during this period of rapid transition.

The regulatory principles and best practices we need to consider for the digital economy are defined using a combination of the current offline telecoms, media & technology challenges, and new Big Tech risks and harms, along with the numerous online issues arising from the digital economy.

The course covers the following key topics:

  • Offline TMT/ICT
  • Digital Economy Platforms
  • Future of Content, Broadcasting & Media Regulation
  • Online Content Harms
  • Big Tech Regulation
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • AI and Big Data
  • Privacy
  • Data Protection
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Over-The-Top (OTT) Regulation
  • Digital Economy Capacity Building
  • IOT and 5G Myth
Executive TRMC online regulatory training

Who Should Attend

Designed for senior executives with experience in the sector, or as a follow up to the Cenerva ICC Regulatory TRMC for those seeking an advanced knowledge, this Executive TRMC programme has been developed to provide a comprehensive understanding of key issues in this fast-moving and increasingly complex sector.

Upcoming Courses

March 2024


4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 March
2 pm – 6 pm UK time via Zoom

£1,900 per delegate  (excluding taxes)

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Executive – Digital Economy TRMC Course Outline

Item Presenter
Day 1 – Residential | Day 1 – Virtual
– Off-line Regulations Prof H Nwana
– Telecommunications, Media & Technology – A Sector in Transition to the Internet Value Chain Prof H Nwana
Day 1 – Residential | Day 2 – Virtual
– Introduction to the Law and Economics of Regulation and Competition Policy Prof H Nwana
– Introduction to the Digital Economy: Big Tech, Net Neutrality, Big Data, AI  etc. Prof H Nwana
Day 2 – Residential | Day 3 – Virtual
– Data Management: Why it is Important. Data Protection & Privacy. Data Laws Across the World Dr Sara Silva
– The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Cross Border Applicability & World Comparisons Dr Sara Silva
Day 2 – Residential | Day 4 – Virtual
– The Rise and Rise of Cyber Crimes, Cyber Frauds, Tax Frauds, National Security Concerns and Their Mitigations Graham Butler
– Cybersecurity & the Need for a National Cybersecurity Strategy Dr Martin Koyabe
Day 3 – Residential | Day 5 – Virtual
– Issues of Cybersecurity (the NIS Directive), Regulation on Non-personal Data & Regulators Dave Michels
– Case Studies Dave Michels
Day 4 – Residential | Day 6 – Virtual
– Introduction to Networks, the Internet Platform & Internet Governance James Wild
– Digital Economy Case Studies Prof H Nwana
Day 4 – Residential | Day 7 – Virtual
– Blockchains & Distributed Ledger Technologies, Mobile Financial Services & Other Use Cases Dave Michels
– Financial Inclusion & Mobile Financial Services & Telecoms Peter Seymour
Day 5 – Residential | Day 8 – Virtual
– 5G and IoT Prof H Nwana
– Conclusions, Round Table Q&A, Feedback, Wrap Up & Close Prof H Nwana

Course Trainers

Prof H Sama Nwana
Prof H Sama Nwana
Prof. H Sama Nwana, known as H, is a founding partner of Cenerva. H was Group Head of Spectrum at Ofcom, where he led the 2013 auction of UK 4G mobile licences, raising £2.34bn. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at Arqiva Ltd – and even prior Managing Director at Quadriga Ltd. Previously he was multiple award-winning Senior Manager at British Telecommunications. He has M&A experience, working with Venture Capital, Private Equity and Govt shareholders. His recent work has focused on digital transformation in Africa and ASEAN, where he has led digital sector reviews. He was also CEO of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.
Johan David Michels
Johan David Michels
Johan David Michels (known as “Dave”) is a Researcher and PhD candidate at the Microsoft-funded Cloud Legal Project at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and a guest teacher at the London School of Economics (LSE).

He has over 10 years’ experience working in law and policy, including at UK communications regulator Ofcom and at the United Nations in The Hague. He has lectured in IP, e-Commerce, and Information Security and the Law at QMUL and LSE.

He has published articles on a range of IP/IT issues, including most recently on cybersecurity law in the European Law Review (with co-author Ian Walden). His PhD looks at the legal protection of digital assets.

Peter Seymour
Peter Seymour
Peter is an ICT and Payments expert and former Head of Government and Public Sector at the UK’s Payments Clearing House. Peter provides Cenerva with expertise and commercial breadth across ICT, procurement, payments and mobile money, switching and portability, and public affairs.
Dr Sara Nogueira Silva
Dr Sara Nogueira Silva
Sara is a teaching associate at the Microsoft-funded Cloud Legal Project, at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She has 20 years’ experience working in law. For a number of years, she assisted and advised companies from different sectors in her home country, Portugal, in several fields of corporate law. Subsequently, after finishing her Masters, she lectured E-Commerce Law at QMUL while reading her PhD.
Sara’s PhD research focused on autonomy in cyberspace. In particular, she proposes a framework to analyse the complex dynamics between anonymity, the legitimate search of information online (what she called “my search and research”) and the fundamental rights of privacy, data protection, freedom of expression and information.
James Wild
James Wild
James is a founding partner of Cenerva and an acknowledged global expert on number portability. With 25 years’ experience across a variety of senior telecoms roles and consultancy assignments in over 30 countries, James brings extensive international experience to Cenerva.

He has expertise in a range of telecommunications regulatory activities including licencing, spectrum and number range management, interconnection, roaming, cybersecurity, mobile money and their associated technological and environmental considerations.

Dr Martin Koyabe
Dr Martin Koyabe
Senior Project Manager | Lead GFCE-AUC Coordination at Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) where Martin is leading coordination and collaboration between the GFCE and African Union Commission (AUC) in developing Cyber capacity and capability building in Africa. Previously Martin was the head of research and consultancy at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO). Martin has over 15 years experience in ICT innovation, research and development.
Graham Butler
Graham Butler
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bitek International Inc, Graham has nearly 40 years of international experience in virtually all aspects of telecommunications services and product arenas, including co-founder and Executive Vice President of @IPBell (now Cascadent Communications).

He was recruited from Deutsche Telekom AG, where Graham Butler he held a senior directorship with an international focus. Graham is a highly sought after and internationally renowned speaker and lecturer to various global agencies on such topics as VoIP fraud and lawful intercept prevention & planning.

Bitek International is a member of the ITU Global Cybersecurity Agenda Group.

“The course is exceptional! I learnt a lot and I think it should be attended by all those involved in communications regulation.”

2021 delegate, Nigeria

The course explained the nuances of the subject that simply hadn’t been explained elsewhere. The depth and detail of the course has catapulted my understanding to another level and it will benefit my career immeasurably. Thank you Cenerva!

2020 delegate, Myanmar

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