Speakers

In Alphabetical Company Order

Michael Regan Founder & CEO Pacific Compass Ventures

Mr. Regan is the Founder and CEO of Pacific Compass Ventures (PCV), a strategic advice and investment firm specializing in commerce between the U.S. and the Asia Pacific. With particular emphasis on advising and counseling Asia Pacific based companies, PCV focuses on the U.S. marketplace for strategic investment opportunities. PCV provides expert strategic and regulatory risk analysis about the U.S. telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) marketplace. With thirty years of government and private sector experience in the TMT sector, Mr. Regan is a globally recognized expert on U.S. policy and business trend lines in this space. Having spent significant time during the last fifteen years in the Asia Pacific policymaking and business arenas, he has unique insights into both region’s views of the U.S. and Asia Pacific relationship. PCV is committed to building the strongest possible relations between the U.S. and Asia Pacific, both on behalf of its clients and as a matter of sound public policy.

From 2001 to 2016, Mr. Regan served as the Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy for News Corp./21st Century Fox. In this capacity, he directly advised Mr. Rupert Murdoch and the senior management team and helped advance the business objectives for a leading global media and entertainment company operating on six continents and reaching more than 1.8 billion subscribers in 50 local languages. Anchored by his Asia team and office in Hong Kong, he supported the Asia Pacific distribution and commercial success of the company’s broadcast and cable assets including STAR, Fox, FX, Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports, National Geographic and film studios Twentieth Century Fox Film and Blue Sky. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Regan served as the Executive Vice President of External Affairs for NextWave Telecom Inc., a U.S. based and partly Asian funded national mobile provider of CDMA standard service. Mr. Regan ran the corporate communications, advocacy and investor relations teams, including close coordination with the company’s Asian investors. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Regan served as Senior Media and Telecommunications Counsel to the Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. Congress. He led the House of Representatives body of the Congress in the negotiation of the landmark 1992 Cable Regulation Act, the 1993 Spectrum Allocation Act and the seminal 1996 Telecommunications Act, the only rewrite of the original 1934 law.

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