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Released: June 17, 2014


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Released: June 17, 2014

Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

Announce Revised Agenda for Workshop on “Prevention of Mobile Device Theft”

As part of the Commission’s efforts to reduce the theft of mobile devices, the FCC’s Consumer

and Governmental Affairs and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus today release a revised agenda for

the upcoming workshop on using technical solutions and best practices to reduce the theft of mobile

devices, as previously announced by Public Notices on May 20, 2014 and June 12, 2014. The workshop

will be held on June 19, 2014, in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters in Washington,

D.C., from 9:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Building on stakeholders’ initiatives to date, this workshop will:

Explore ways that members of the mobile device community (providers, device

manufacturers, OS providers, application developers) can improve collaboration with the

law enforcement community in a collective effort to thwart mobile device theft;

Address ways in which more timely and accurate data about mobile device theft can be

made available for both law enforcement entities and others, such as secondary market

resellers; and

Discuss technology solutions that can limit the theft of mobile devices and curb effects on

consumers and businesses.

Workshop Agenda

June 19, 2014

9:00 – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

The Honorable Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

The Honorable José E. Serrano (D-NY-15)

9:15 – 9:30 am

Introduction – Overview of the Challenge

Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department of the District

of Columbia


9:30 – 10:45 am

Panel 1: Working with Law Enforcement

Maxwell Szabo, Legislative Affairs and Policy Manager,

Office of District Attorney George Gascón, San Francisco

Clark Russell, Assistant Attorney General, New York

Ronald Pavlik, Chief of Police, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Samuel E. Messinger, Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service

Christian Schorle, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation,

Newark’s Cyber Crimes Taskforce [Invited]

Jeffrey M. Brannigan, Special Agent, (Act.) Section Chief, Cyber Crimes Center,

Homeland Security Investigations

John Marinho, Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity, CTIA

Paul Jones, Senior Director of Global Asset Protection, EBAY


Joseph Heaps, Advisor, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs,

U.S. Department of Justice.

Eric Panketh, Chief, Operations and Emergency Management Division,

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, FCC

10:45 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 12:15 pm

Panel 2: Better Data

James Moran, Head of Technical Working Groups, GSMA

Les Gray, Chief Operating Officer, Recipero

Hugo Romero, Advisor, Comisión de Regulacíon de Comunicaciones, Colombia

John Knoch, Vice President, Program Management, Asurion

W. Matthew Rowe, Vice President & General Counsel, Gazelle

Mary Clark, Chief Marketing Officer, Syniverse


Kris Monteith, Acting Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC

Charles Mathias, Associate Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC

12:15 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

(Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch.)

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Panel 3: The Role of Technology Solutions

Brian K. Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T

Samir Gupte, Senior Product Manager, Lookout Mobile

Jason Novak, Manager, Privacy and Engineering, Apple

Nick Tucker, Program Manager II, Operating Systems Group,

Microsoft Corporation

Robert Kubik, Director, Communications Policy and Regulatory Affairs,

Samsung Electronics

Asaf Ashkenazi, Director, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.




Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost, Executive Director and Research Professor,

Illinois Institute of Technology; Chairman, FCC Technological Advisory

Council (TAC)

Walter Johnston, Chief, Electromagnetic Compatibility Division,

Office of Engineering and Technology, FCC

2:15 pm

Wrap-Up and Next Steps

Dennis Roberson, Vice Provost, Executive Director and Research Professor,

Illinois Institute of Technology; Chairman, FCC Technology and Advisory

Council (TAC)

Attendance. This workshop is open to the public. All interested attendees are requested to arrive

promptly. Attendees are not required to pre-register.

Webcast. The FCC will webcast the workshop on the FCC webpage. The webcast may be

viewed at Viewers may submit questions during the workshop via email

at and on Twitter using the “#MobileTheftWksp” hashtag.

Accessibility Information.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are

available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to

contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests

will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. Send an e-mail to or call the Consumer

and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

For further information about the workshop, contact Roger Goldblatt, Associate Chief, Consumer

and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-1035 or by email:

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