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Tuesday, January 27
 

8:00am

Registration/Breakfast
Tuesday January 27, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

9:00am

Welcome
Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:00am - 9:05am
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

9:05am

A Keynote Discussion with Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Moderators
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alvaro bedoya

Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Alvaro Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he served as Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law and to its Chairman, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.). He advised Senator Franken in crafting legislation on mobile location privacy, health data privacy and NSA transparency and worked to... Read More →

Speakers
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Edith Ramirez

Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
Edith Ramirez was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 5, 2010, to a term that expires on September 25, 2015. She was designated to serve as Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission effective March 4, 2013, by President Barack H. Obama. | | Prior to joining the Commission, Ramirez was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, where she handled a broad range of complex... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:05am - 9:25am
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

9:25am

A Keynote Discussion with Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division and Andrew Grossman, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Moderators
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Andrew Grossman

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Andrew Grossman is a reporter in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau covering federal law enforcement. He has previously covered New York politics (including the 2013 race for mayor), transportation and general metro news.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie R. Caldwell

Leslie R. Caldwell

Assistant Attorney General, US Dept. of Justice
Leslie R. Caldwell was confirmed as the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on May 15, 2014. | | As head of the Criminal Division, Ms. Caldwell oversees nearly 600 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country, help develop criminal law and formulate criminal enforcement policy. She also works closely with the nation’s 93 United States Attorneys in the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:25am - 9:50am
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

9:50am

A Keynote Discussion with Megan Smith, United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO), The White House and Aneesh Chopra, Former White House CTO
Moderators
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Aneesh Chopra

Co-Founder & EVP, Hunch Analytics
Aneesh Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer. As an Assistant to the President, he designed the National Wireless Initiative, helped launch Startup America, and executed an "open innovation" strategy across the government built on private sector collaboration - opening up data, convening on standards and staffing "lean government startups." He is the author of the book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can... Read More →

Speakers
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Megan Smith

United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Office of Science and Technology Policy
In September 2014, President Obama named Megan Smith the United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she serves as an Assistant to the President. As U.S. CTO, Smith focuses on how technology policy and innovation can advance the future of our nation. | | Megan Smith is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, most recently serving as a Vice President at... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 9:50am - 10:20am
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

10:20am

A Keynote Conversation with the Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US House of Representatives, and Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television
Moderators
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Peter Cook

Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television
Peter Cook is Bloomberg Television’s chief Washington correspondent, providing in-depth coverage of Congress, the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and regulatory and legislative issues from Washington D.C. Cook, who joined Bloomberg Television in 2003, has interviewed numerous political and business leaders including U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, Senate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

US House of Representatives
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has represented Washington’s Fifth Congressional District since 2004. She currently serves as Chair of the House Republican Conference, making her the fourth highest-ranking Republican, and the highest ranking female Republican in the House of Representatives. | | Biography (excerpted from house.gov) | | Member of Congress | | In 2004, Cathy was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 10:20am - 10:40am
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

10:40am

Coffee Break
Tuesday January 27, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
7th Floor, Room 704 & 8th Floor, Foyer The Newseum

11:10am

Keynote Remarks by Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Speakers
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Jessica Rosenworcel

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Jessica Rosenworcel was nominated for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission by President Barack Obama and on May 7, 2012 was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. She was sworn into office on May 11, 2012. Commissioner Rosenworcel brings a decade and a half of public sector and private sector communications law experience to her position at the FCC. This experience has shaped her belief that in the 21st century... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:10am - 11:20am
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

11:30am

Luncheon Keynote Session Between Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Coinbase Co-Founder Fred Ehrsam + Q&A
Bob Goodlatte, Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, will sit down for a discussion with Fred Ehrsam, the Co-founder of Coinbase.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Ehrsam

Fred Ehrsam

Co-Founder, Coinbase
Fred is co-founder and President of Coinbase. Previously, he was a foreign exchange trader at Goldman Sachs in New York where he manually traded and managed Goldman’s electronic market making platform. Fred has also analyzed portfolios at BlackRock, the largest asset manager in the world and worked in nanostructures research. He holds a BS in Computer Science and Economics with honors and distinction from Duke University.
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Hon. Bob Goodlatte

Co-chair, Congressional Internet Caucus, US House of Representatives
Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. | | Congressman Goodlatte's service to the people of the Sixth District began in 1977 when he became District Director for former Congressman Caldwell Butler. He served in this position for two years until 1979, and was responsible for helping folks across the District seeking assistance with or encountering problems from... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

12:00pm

Keynote Remarks by Suzanne E. Spaulding, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security Overseeing Cybersecurity Operations and Policy
Speakers
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Suzanne E. Spaulding

Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security
Suzanne E. Spaulding serves as Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. As Under Secretary, she oversees the coordinated operational and policy functions of the Directorate’s subcomponents: Offices of Cybersecurity and Communications, Infrastructure Protection, Biometric Identity Management, Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, and the Federal Protective Service, with a... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 12:00pm - 12:15pm
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum

12:15pm

Networking Lunch
Tuesday January 27, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

1:15pm

Diversity in Tech: Industry Perspectives and How Policymakers Can Help
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Diversity in the tech world has become a red-hot discussion. Lately, this topic has merged its way into traditional policy decisionmaking. However, what exactly does this mean? Join us as we discuss past legislative and private industry efforts to diversify the workplace, learn what's worked and what hasn't, and discuss what this means for the future of the technology industry.

Moderators
avatar for Soraya Chemaly

Soraya Chemaly

Writer, Media Critic and Rights Advocate
Soraya Chemaly is a writer, media critic and rights advocate whose work focuses on freedom of speech, and the role of gender and violence in politics, technology, media and popular culture. Her work appears in TIME, Salon, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Nation, Ms. Magazine and The Atlantic. She is a frequent media commentator and public speaker on these topics and the organizer of the Safety and Free Speech coalition, which... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Bryant

Kimberly Bryant

Founder, Black Girls Code
Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. | | Kimberly has enjoyed a successful 25+ year professional
 career in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as an 
Engineering Manager... Read More →
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Nuala O'Connor

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
Nuala O’Connor is the President & CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people. | | Nuala... Read More →
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julie samuels

Executive Director & President, Engine
Julie Samuels is Executive Director and President of the Board of Engine, and a frequent commentator on tech and policy issues for national media, particularly in the patent space. She has also filed briefs with the Supreme Court and testified before Congressional Committees. Julie came to Engine by way of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she was a senior staff attorney and the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. Before joining... Read More →
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Rachel Sklar

Founder/CEO, TheLi.st
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Anne Toth

Vice President, Policy & Compliance Strategy, Slack Technologies, Inc
Anne Toth was Head of Privacy at Google+. She has served on the board of directors of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). She also participated on the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. Before joining Google she was chief trust officer at Yahoo!. Toth has testified before the United States Congress and the Article 29 Working Party in Brussels on matters related to online privacy and data... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
8th Floor, Room 807 The Newseum

1:15pm

Internet Functions in Transition: Is The US — and The World — Ready?

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY:
The Honorable Larry Strickling, 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
U.S. Department of Commerce [Bio]

Abstract: Last spring the Department of Commerce announced that it would relinquish its last vestige of control over the technical functions of the Internet. The U.S. government said it would irretrievably transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community and asked ICANN to develop a plan for that transition.

Despite the fact that this transition has long been advertised by Commerce, it shocked many policymakers in Washington. Perhaps the shock was due to the finality of transition or perhaps it represented an epiphany that the Internet was indeed critical to our nation’s goals in the areas of commerce, communications, and democracy. Regardless, the impending transition has generated a surprising amount of debate. Our panel will discuss the IANA transition and whether the U.S. and the world is ready for it.

Moderators
avatar for Roger Cochetti

Roger Cochetti

Principal, RJC Associates
Board Member (Treasurer), Internet Education Foundation Roger Cochetti currently is a Principal at RJC Associates specializing in worldwide policy issues facing the information and telecommunications industries. He brings unique experience at the international, federal and state levels to his practice . Prior to rejoining his consulting practice, Roger was Group Director of U.S. Public Policy for the Computing Technology Industry Association... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve DelBianco

Steve DelBianco

Executive Director, NetChoice
As Executive Director, Steve works with NetChoice members to set and execute the NetChoice’s agenda. Steve has become a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation. He’s provided expert testimony in fourteen Congressional hearings and many more state legislative sessions. For over a decade, Steve has been a powerful advocate for NetChoice positions at the National Conference of State... Read More →
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Andrea Glorioso

Counselor, Digital Agenda & ICT, EU Delegation to the US
Andrea Glorioso (Mr) is the Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, in Washington DC. In this role, he acts as the liaison between the EU and US on policy, regulation and research activities related to the Internet and Information and Communication Technologies. Mr Glorioso worked for eight years at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) on cyber-security, personal data protection... Read More →
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Milton Mueller

Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Milton L. Mueller is Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. His research and teaching explore the political economy of communication and information. For the past 15 years his research, teaching and public service have concentrated on problems related to global Internet governance. | | His books Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet... Read More →
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Lawrence E. Strickling

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce
Lawrence E. Strickling was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce in June 2009. In this role, Strickling serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. A technology policy expert with more than two decades of... Read More →
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Theresa Swinehart

Sr. Advisor To The President On Strategy, ICANN
A leading advocate for an open and secure Internet and an expert in global Internet governance and cooperation, Theresa Swinehart is the Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy at ICANN. She works with stakeholders and policymakers around the globe to advocate the Internet's multistakeholder model, and oversees a team with overarching responsibility for a range of initiatives including development of the organization's five-year... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
8th Floor, Room 802/806 The Newseum

1:15pm

The Bitcoin Policy Prescription: Will Policymakers Get It Right (Again) Or Will Fear Stifle Innovation?
The year 2015 is like 1995 all over again. Bitcoin is the Internet before the browser: a platform primed for an innovation explosion if we get the policy right. We got it right for the Internet, how do we do it again? What lessons can we learn? How do we strike the right regulatory balance?

Moderators
avatar for Jerry Brito

Jerry Brito

Executive Director, Coin Center
Jerry is executive director of Coin Center. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. Jerry is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, as well as other scholarly works on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. Jerry has over ten years experience in technology policy and he has testified twice before Congress on cryptocurrencies. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Eli Dourado

Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Eli Dourado is a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. | | In 2012, Dourado co-created the International... Read More →
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Alex Fowler

Co-Founder, Blockstream
Alex is responsible for overseeing Blockstream’s external affairs, including business development, communications, public policy and community outreach. With almost twenty-five years of experience, Alex is a dedicated professional focused on open source technologies, data security, Internet policy and user rights, and he advances those interests with technology, business and government leaders around the world. Alex’s past... Read More →
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Vanessa Kargenian

Supervisory Development Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Vanessa Kargenian is a Supervisory Development Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she focuses on virtual currencies. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Ms. Kargenian was as a financial analyst at Apple, where she worked on several global finance teams, as well as completed stints in London and Singapore. | | Ms. Kargenian holds a B.A. in Economics and Masters’ in Public Policy, both from the University of Michigan.
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Chip Poncy

Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network (FIN)
Prior to launching the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), Mr. Poncy served as the interim Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for Mexico and the Latin American region for one of the world’s largest banks, assisting in the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide financial crimes compliance program adherent to global standards. From 2002-2013, Mr. Poncy served as the inaugural Director of the Office of Strategic Policy... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
7th Floor, Room 709 The Newseum

2:15pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
7th Floor, Room 704 & 8th Floor, Foyer The Newseum

2:40pm

Beyond Net Neutrality: What Levers Of Government Can Better Connect Citizens, Communities, and Devices?
Put the debate about ensuring an Open Internet aside; government policymakers at every level have articulated the imperative to connect their citizens and communities to the Internet at faster speeds and in greater numbers. Our panelists will explore which levers governments have at their disposal to achieve that universally accepted goal.

The moderator will challenge the panel to propose options that will result in more citizens and communities to connect to the Internet at needed speeds. The conversation will be outcome-oriented. The panel will justify why each lever will directly contribute to the aforementioned goal. Of course, government forbearance and prioritization of private sector investment are levers that may be explored by one, if not all, panelists. We'll leave the issue of the Open Internet for our final panel; we have asked this panel to forebear from stealing the net neutrality thunder from them.

Moderators
avatar for Blair Levin

Blair Levin

Executive Director, Gig.U
Blair Levin became Communications & Society Fellow with the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program on May 10, 2010, following his departure from the Federal Communications Commission, where he served as the Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative. In his role at the Federal Communications Commission, Mr. Levin oversaw the development of a National Broadband Plan, a project mandated by Congress in the America... Read More →
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Nicol Turner-Lee

VP and Chief Research and Policy Officer, MMTC
Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee is Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer for MMTC. In this senior role, Dr. Turner-Lee designs and implements a research and policy agenda that supports MMTC’s mission, and advocates for telecom and Internet policy reform through legislation, rulemaking, executive orders, public-private partnerships, and best practices. In 2011, she was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the... Read More →

Speakers
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Rob Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based policy think tank. He is also author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005), and the State New Economy Index series. He has an extensive background in technology... Read More →
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Rick Boucher

Sidley Austin LLP, Partner
Rick Boucher is the head of Sidley Austin’s Government Strategies group where his practice is focused on counseling clients whose business needs require the development of public policy strategies in the telecommunications, energy and the environment, and financial services industries. Mr. Boucher also serves as honorary chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance | | Mr. Boucher has extensive experience representing clients in... Read More →
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Joanne Hovis

President, CTC Technology & Energy
Joanne Hovis directs all of CTC Technology & Energy’s business consulting, strategic planning, market assessment, and management consulting work. An attorney with a background in communications and commercial litigation, she is a recognized authority on the broadband market and community broadband topics—and on the evolving role of government in the provision of communications services to the public. Joanne advises public... Read More →
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Chip Pickering

CEO, COMPTEL
Chip Pickering became CEO of COMPTEL in January 2014. Pickering was a six-term Congressman, representing Mississippi’s Third District. During this time, he served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, where he was vice chairman from 2002 to 2006 and a member of the Telecommunications Subcommittee. He also was co-chairman and founder of the Congressional Wireless Caucus and an assistant minority whip of the House. Previously... Read More →
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Gigi B. Sohn

Special Counsel for External Affairs, Office of the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Ms. Sohn has served since 2001 as the President and CEO of Public Knowledge and, from 2011-2013 as the Co-Chair of the board of directors of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG). She has served on the board of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) and on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information. In October 1997, President Clinton appointed Ms. Sohn to serve as a member of his Advisory... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:40pm - 3:50pm
8th Floor, Room 807 The Newseum

2:40pm

Cyber Security In The Homeland: Are We Masters Of Our Domain?

Let’s face it, if there were a year we’d all like to forget, it would be 2014 in terms of confronting our cyber insecurity. Yes, we’ve had bad years before but 2014 felt different -- like something out of a movie script. Many are left wondering whether the Internet technology the U.S. pioneered is being used against us.

Policymakers, law enforcement, industry leaders and civil liberties advocates have long been working on proposals to better secure our networks and data. Just recently the President has announced a renewed focus for cyber security.

Our panel of experts will explore the state of our cyber security and what steps can be taken to secure the Homeland.


Moderators
avatar for Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee

Senior Editor, Vox
Timothy B. Lee is a senior editor at Vox, where he covers technology. He has previously written for the Washington Post, Ars Technica, and Forbes. He prefers vi to emacs and barely missed having a 4-digit Slashdot ID. He has a masters degree in computer science from Princeton University. Follow on Twitter @binarybits

Speakers
avatar for Chris Boyer

Chris Boyer

Assistant VP - Global Public Policy, AT&T
Chris Boyer serves as Assistant Vice President – Global Public Policy at AT&T Services Inc.  Mr. Boyer is responsible for developing and coordinating AT&T's public policy positions related to cybersecurity.  Mr. Boyer coordinates with AT&T’s Chief Security Office (CSO) and AT&T Executives to develop and advance AT&T’s strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity.  Mr. Boyer represents... Read More →
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Allan Friedman

Research Scientist, George Washington University
Allan Friedman is a Research Scientist at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University, where he works on cybersecurity policy. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, Friedman's work spans computer science, public policy and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Friedman has... Read More →
avatar for Siobhan Gorman

Siobhan Gorman

Director, Brunswick Group
Siobhan Gorman is a Director at the Brunswick Group and formerly served as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering intelligence, terrorism, cybersecurity, and surveillance issues. | | Prior to joining The Journal in 2007, Ms. Gorman was a Washington correspondent for The Baltimore Sun, covering intelligence and security. From 1998 to 2005, she was staff correspondent for National Journal covering homeland security, justice, and... Read More →
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Angela McKay

Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD), Microsoft
Ms. Angela McKay is Director of Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy in the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy (GSSD) team at Microsoft. As part of GSSD, she leverages her 15+ years of experience to address complex global challenges and drive strategic change, both within Microsoft and externally, to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Ms. McKay leads Microsoft’s cybersecurity policy work in the U.S. She also engages... Read More →
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Ari Schwartz

Director of Cybersecurity Privacy, Civil Liberties and Policy, National Security Council Staff, The White House
Ari Schwartz currently serves as the Director for Cybersecurity Privacy, Civil Liberties and Policy for the National Security Staff. Schwartz is responsible for the formulation and execution of cybersecurity related privacy policy for the White House and outreach to relevant stakeholders on cyber policy. Previously he served as a Senior Policy Advisor to Commerce Secretaries Gary Locke, John Bryson and Rebecca Blank. Prior to his work in... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:40pm - 3:50pm
7th Floor, Room 709 The Newseum

2:40pm

Internet Governance: What’s at Stake?

The intense scrutiny of the IANA transition illustrates how much things have changed in the Internet governance. We seem to recall that during our “Internet governance” breakout panel at the 1st annual State of the Net Conference (over a decade ago) the speakers almost outnumbered the attendees. Now more and more businesses, governments, advocates, citizens, law enforcement agencies, the military and NGOs are recognizing that the stakes involved in the evolution of the Internet governance framework could be absolutely enormous. The truly breathtaking part of this evolution is that it is not quite clear what path it will take and how it will turn out. With regard to the Internet, it simply has never been done before. We have assembled a panel of speakers to discuss the high stakes involved in Internet governance and where things go from here.


Moderators
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Shane Tews

Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Shane Tews is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute managing the Internet governance and cyber security program of AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Along with her work at AEI Shane runs Logan Circle Strategies working with her clients to create a coordinated public policy approach to Information Communications and Technology policies and cyber security globally. Additionally Shane manages... Read More →

Speakers
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John Carr

Senior Expert Adviser, United Nations (International Telecommunication Union)
John Carr writes and consults about internet safety and security. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on children's and young people’s use of the internet and associated new technologies. Based in London John works extensively across the UK and in many parts of the world. He is a member of the Independent Quality and Safeguarding Board of Compass Children's Service. More recently John has also been working on issues of... Read More →
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Rick Lane

Sr. Vice President, Govt. Affairs, 21st Century Fox
Rick Lane is the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for 21st Century Fox (News Corporation). News Corporation is one of the world largest media companies with diversified global operations in the United States, Canada, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America and the Pacific Basin. Its operations include the production and distribution of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite and... Read More →
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James Andrew Lewis

Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic & Informational Studies
James Andrew Lewis is a senior fellow and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS, where he writes on technology, security, and the international economy. Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce as a Foreign Service officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His government experience includes work on a range of politico-military and intelligence issues. He was the rapporteur for both... Read More →
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Mike Montgomery

Executive Director, CALinnovates
Mike Montgomery is the Executive Director of CALinnovates. | | Mike is a veteran strategist with extensive experience working at the local, state and federal levels. Throughout his career, Mike has worked on political, fundraising, legal, public policy and new media issues in both the public and private sectors. | | Mike’s work in California began on Governor Gray Davis’s campaign, where he served as the Northern California... Read More →
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Christopher Painter

Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State
Mr. Painter has been on the vanguard of cyber issues for over twenty years. In his current role as the Secretary’s first Coordinator for Cyber Issues, Mr. Painter coordinates and leads the United States’ diplomatic efforts to advance an open, interoperable, secure and reliable Internet and information infrastructure.  He works closely with components across the Department, other agencies, the White House, the private sector... Read More →
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Sally Shipman Wentworth

Vice President of Global Policy Development, Internet Society
Sally Shipman Wentworth joined the Internet Society (ISOC) in May 2009 and is currently the Vice President of Global Policy Development where she leads the organization’s public policy activities, guiding the development of public policies that support the global, open Internet. Sally also leads ISOC’s policy engagement in a range of international organizations including the United Nations, the Internet Governance Forum and the... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 2:40pm - 3:50pm
8th Floor, Room 802/806 The Newseum

3:50pm

Digital Protectionism: Are U.S. Internet Companies Overseas Facing A Backlash?
The U.S. is justifiably proud of its tech titans. The Internet is a platform for U.S. startups to become global tech giants. Yet, there is a growing concern about whether this success has led to foreign attempts to protect their own domestic industries through protectionism. Throughout the globe, there are now calls for new rules and investigations meant to protect privacy, content, competition and culture, but are these really meant to hamper U.S. Internet companies abroad? Our panel will explore whether this represents a new foreign "digital protectionism" and if so, how U.S. policymakers can work to change the foreign regulatory climate to protect innovation for all companies around the world.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Scola

Nancy Scola

Technology Journalist
Nancy Scola is a reporter and writer whose work focuses on the intersections of technology and politics, policy, and civic life. For nearly a decade, her coverage of everything from how tech is changing the art of political campaigning to the ongoing policy debate over net neutrality has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Reuters, Washingtonian, the American Prospect, Next City, and many other publications. She has also served as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Chavern

David Chavern

Executive Vice President President, Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
David C. Chavern is executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of the Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation (CATI). Under Chavern’s leadership, the Chamber launched CATI in 2014 to expand engagement with high-tech industries on policy development, regulatory issues, and international opportunities and challenges and to represent the interests of technology companies. Through advocacy, research... Read More →
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Andrea Glorioso

Counselor, Digital Agenda & ICT, EU Delegation to the US
Andrea Glorioso (Mr) is the Counsellor for the Digital Economy at the Delegation of the European Union to the USA, in Washington DC. In this role, he acts as the liaison between the EU and US on policy, regulation and research activities related to the Internet and Information and Communication Technologies. Mr Glorioso worked for eight years at the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium) on cyber-security, personal data protection... Read More →
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Amb. Miriam Sapiro

Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Miriam Sapiro is a Visiting Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. Ambassador Sapiro served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 2009 to 2014, where she led negotiations and enforcement with countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas, and oversaw initiatives on services, investment, industrial competitiveness, intellectual property and innovation, labor and small business. She has over 25 years of... Read More →
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Amb. Daniel A. Sepulveda

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State
Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues. Prior to joining the State Department in 2013, Ambassador Sepulveda... Read More →
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John E. Sununu

Adjunct Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump
Beginning in 1996, Sen. Sununu served for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and, subsequently, for six years as the youngest member of the U.S. Senate. As one of the few members of Congress with a technical background, Sen. Sununu rose quickly to earn a seat on the House Appropriations Committee and serve as vice chairman of the Budget Committee. As a senator, he served on committees such as Commerce, Finance, Banking and Foreign... Read More →
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Yael Weinman

Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel, The Information Technology Industry Council
As ITI’s Vice President for Global Privacy Policy and General Counsel, Yael promotes balanced approaches to privacy that enhance innovation while also protecting an individual’s personal data. Yael focuses her efforts both domestically and internationally and works with numerous stakeholders to develop smart, effective strategies that will ensure privacy protections but enable the technology sector to continue to innovate and... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:00pm
8th Floor, Room 802/806 The Newseum

3:50pm

Ensuring An Open Internet: 2015 Promises To Be A Wild Ride

If it were possible, 2015 promises an even more interesting year for efforts to ensure an open Internet than either 2014 or 2013 (and that’s saying something). At the end of 2014 the President suggested a way forward to preserving an open Internet and FCC Chairman Wheeler seems inclined to take that suggestion. At the same time (at its own prerogative), the new 114th Congress is planning to explore the issue legislatively, while others maintain that the Internet is sufficiently open and additional rules are not needed at all.

Our panel will discuss the landscape for an open Internet in 2015 and beyond. You won’t want to miss this collegial discussion at State of the Net.


Moderators
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Amy Schatz

Senior Editor, Tech Policy, Re/code
Amy Schatz will focus on tech policy issues from Washington, D.C., including the Federal Communications Commission, privacy and legislative issues. She most recently covered implementation of the Affordable Care Act for the Wall Street Journal, where she was a reporter for a decade, covering tech policy from 2005 through 2012. | | Before joining the Journal, Amy covered Dell for the Austin American-Statesman. She wrote about Austin Internet... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Babette E. Boliek

Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
Professor Boliek earned her BA with distinction from California State University, Chico, her JD from Columbia University School of Law and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin Fellow for Law and Economics. Her doctoral and subsequent research and writing focuses on the theoretical and quantitative analysis of legal issues in the fields of... Read More →
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Harold Feld

Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge
Harold is Public Knowledge's Senior Vice President. Before becoming Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, Harold worked as Senior Vice President of Media Access Project, advocating for the public interest in media, telecommunications and technology policy for almost 10 years. Prior to joining MAP, Harold was an associate at Covington & Burling, worked on Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, and accountability issues at the... Read More →
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Russ Hanser

Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Russell P. Hanser has more than 17 years of experience– in both government and private practice -- working in communications law and commercial litigation.  His practice focuses on the regulation of next-generation broadband services and IP-enabled applications, information privacy, Universal Service, intercarrier compensation, and a range of other issues faced by the information and communications technology industry. ... Read More →
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Nilay Patel

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, The Verge
When Nilay Patel was four years old, he drove a Chrysler into a small pond because he was trying to learn how the gearshift worked. Years later, he became a technology journalist. He has thus far remained dry. | | Nilay was a co-founder of The Verge and the site's first Managing Editor before taking over as Editor-in-Chief. He also was the acting Managing Editor for the launch of Vox.com. Before that, he spent four years as Managing Editor... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:00pm
8th Floor, Room 807 The Newseum

3:50pm

Now That The Future Is Here, Can We Create A Framework to Safeguard Americans’ Commercial Privacy?

Web 1.0 and 2.0 have come and gone. We can now see a future of connected devices, the possibilities presented by social sharing, big data analysis, consumer wearables collecting our most sensitive bodily changes, and ubiquitous mobile computing. American consumers consistently express concern about the collection of their information from business and the government alike. With this better focus on the future, isn’t it time to craft a flexible, future-proof set of rules to safeguard consumers’ privacy while allowing for innovation?

Yet some say it’s too soon to place rules on the collection, use, and transfer of information about consumers. They say the future is still a long way away, consumer expectations of privacy continue to evolve, and we don’t know how data will be used to the benefit of Americans.

Our panel will feature experts who will work through these issues and discuss plans to safeguard user data.

Moderators
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Leslie Dunlap

Founder and CEO, Dunlap Consulting LLC
Leslie Dunlap is a specialist in Internet and technology policy with over 20 years experience in the formation of law and regulation. She has been a policy practitioner managing a talented team of professionals responsible for corporate privacy, advertising and online safety policies where she focused on Privacy and Safety by Design as part of a broader data governance and compliance program. | | In her prior experience working for Members... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Castro

Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Daniel Castro is a Senior Analyst with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and Director of the Center for Data Innovation. Mr. Castro writes and speaks on a variety of issues related to information technology and internet policy, including privacy, security, intellectual property, internet governance, e-government, and accessibility for people with disabilities. His work has been quoted and cited in numerous media outlets... Read More →
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Michelle De Mooy

Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project, Center for Democracy and Technology
Michelle De Mooy is Deputy Director, Consumer Privacy Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. Her work is focused on promoting strong consumer privacy rights through pro-privacy legislation and regulation, working with industry to build and implement good privacy practices, and analyzing emerging privacy concerns. Michelle currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Future of Privacy Forum, a privacy think tank, and has been... Read More →
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Lee Rainie

Director, Internet, Science and Technology, Pew Research Center
Lee Rainie is the director of internet, science and technology research at the Pew Research Center. He gives several dozen speeches a year to government officials, media leaders, scholars and students, technology executives, librarians, and non-profit groups about the changing media ecosystem. He is also regularly interviewed by major news organizations about technology trends. He is a co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System and... Read More →
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Anne Toth

Vice President, Policy & Compliance Strategy, Slack Technologies, Inc
Anne Toth was Head of Privacy at Google+. She has served on the board of directors of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI). She also participated on the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board. Before joining Google she was chief trust officer at Yahoo!. Toth has testified before the United States Congress and the Article 29 Working Party in Brussels on matters related to online privacy and data... Read More →
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John Verdi

Director of Privacy Initiatives, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Verdi began his job as NTIA’s director of privacy initiatives in April 2012 and has been in charge of organizing the multistakeholder process aimed at drafting voluntary industry codes of conduct to enhance consumer privacy. In this role, Verdi has the delicate job of trying to help move the process forward without weighing in on the substance. The process reached an important milestone last week when stakeholders involved in the process... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 3:50pm - 5:00pm
7th Floor, Room 709 The Newseum

5:00pm

Cocktail & Networking Reception
Tuesday January 27, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
7th Floor, Plenary Room The Newseum