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Suzan DelBene

Suzan DelBene

Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representatives

 

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Nigel Cameron

Nigel Cameron

President and CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies

 

Nigel Cameron is president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET), a nonpartisan Washington, DC, think tank on innovation, policy and the future. He has written widely at the interface of technology, business, policy, and values. and publications include Nanoscale (John Wiley, 2007) and Innovation President (Kindle ebook, 2012). His next book is focused on the problem of managing exponential change within organizations; working title: New Normal: The Fallacy that Fails the Future.

A native of the UK, he is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh universities and the Edinburgh Business School. He has held university appointments, most recently as a research professor and associate dean in the Illinois Institute of Technology. He combines a policy focus in Washington with corporate advisement. He writes regularly on the business impact of social media, and is a columnist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on technology and corporate social responsibility. Long resident in the United States, he maintains British and European connections; he is a director of the London think tank 2020Health, and in 2012 moderated the European Identity and Cloud conference in Munich.

He has also represented the United States at meetings of the United Nations, and is currently a commissioner of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and chair of its Social and Human Sciences Committee.

Neil Chilson

Neil Chilson

Acting Chief Technologist, FTC

 

Chilson was appointed Acting Chief Technologist in July 2017. Prior to his appointment as Acting Chief Technologist, Chilson was an attorney advisor to Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. In that capacity, he advised the Chairman on the FTC’s major technology-related reports, workshops, advocacies, and cases. Before he joined the FTC, Chilson was an attorney at the law firm of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he handled a wide variety of telecommunications and privacy matters. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harding University.

Evelyn Remaley

Evelyn Remaley

Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Policy Analysis and Development, NTIA

 

Since she landed her first job after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Evelyn Remaley has worked on issues that explore the intersection of the Internet and society.

While a researcher with the Pittsburgh public library system, Remaley worked on the organization's efforts to challenge the Communications Decency Act, a federal law that aimed to limit access to pornographic material on the Internet. It was struck down by the Supreme Court in 1997. Even though her work with the Pittsburgh library and a stint as a grants writer at the University of Maryland delayed her from attending law school by a few years, she remained involved in technology and Internet related issues.

Since landing at NTIA last September, Remaley is helping to lead NTIA's efforts to promote openness and innovation on the Internet as deputy associate administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development. OPAD deals with a wide range of issues from promoting consumer choice through cell phone unlocking to protecting online privacy. In addition to helping to manage the office's activities and staff, Remaley has been tasked with leading NTIA's cybersecurity efforts, which will likely include reaching out to stakeholders on the best way to help them address cybersecurity challenges.

After graduating from Catholic University's law school in 2003, Remaley stayed in Washington and went to work for MCI Worldcom where she focused on Internet security and privacy issues.

She then spent nine years at Booz Allen Hamilton as a consultant working with federal agencies such as the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security on cybersecurity issues. She notes that she was "always interested in broader issue sets" and often tracked NTIA's work. Moving to NTIA allowed her to bring "everything I learned back together," she says.

A Pittsburgh native, Remaley says she fell in love with Washington as an undergraduate student. She spent a semester in Washington studying museum studies and arts and working at the Library of Congress on its Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition.

When she is not busy working or caring for her three children, Remaley enjoys kayaking, backpacking and camping. She jokes that she amazed her pediatrician when they found out she took her twins camping when they were only two months old.

Bob Bennett

Bob Bennett

Chief Innovation Officer, City of Kansas, MO

 

Bob Bennett became the Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, in January 2016 after a 25-year career in the US Army. He leads the Smart City initiatives, a suite of projects including: data analysis, Public Wi-Fi, digital kiosk installation, and smart lighting programs in the city’s downtown core. Kansas City’s initiatives earned an Edison Award (Gold) for “Collective Disruption” and civic innovation in 2017. Bob is currently working on plans to extend Smart City infrastructure throughout the 318 miles of KCMO.

Mario Fromow

Mario Fromow

Commissioner, IFT Mexico

 

Andreas Geiss

Andreas Geiss

Head of Unit ‘Spectrum Policy’, DG CONNECT, European Commission

 

Andreas Geiss is Head of Unit for Spectrum Policy in DG CONNECT of the European Commission. He has been working for the European Commission since 2002 in various positions. His responsibilities included mobile communications, the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme and negotiations with the Member States in different settings. Before joining the European Commission he worked for the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO), where he was project leader for projects dealing with terrestrial and satellite communications and setting up the ECO Frequency Information System (EFIS). He has been involved in the European preparations for World Radiocommunications Conferences since 1995. Andreas has a master's degree in electrical engineering and started his professional career in 1991 at the German Regulatory Authority in the area of telecommunications.

Steve Zipperstein

Steve Zipperstein

Chief Legal Council, Blackberry

 

Steve is responsible for worldwide legal, government relations, public policy, compliance, regulatory, corporate security and corporate real estate for BlackBerry Ltd. Steve also serves as the company’s Chief Risk Officer and oversees the company’s internal audit function.

Steve previously served as the General Counsel of Verizon Wireless from 2003 through 2011, and as a Deputy General Counsel of Verizon Communications Inc. from 2000 through 2003. Prior to the formation of Verizon Communications, Steve served as a Deputy General Counsel for GTE Corporation with corporate-wide responsibility for state regulatory, litigation and compliance matters.

Before joining GTE/Verizon, Steve served for more than nine years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s office in Los Angeles. Steve tried more than a dozen federal felony jury trials (including the first-ever prosecution against the owners of a failed savings and loan during the late 1980s) and he argued 23 cases before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Steve also served as Counselor to Attorney General Janet Reno during the 1995 congressional hearings regarding the events at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

Steve graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with highest honors, and received his law degree from the University of California, Davis, where he graduated Order of the Coif and served as a Law Review Editor and a Member of the Moot Court Board. Steve has taught at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and published several law review articles. He has testified before Congress on telecommunications policy issues numerous times.

Steve is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Beau Woods

Beau Woods

Deputy Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council

 

Beau Woods is the Deputy Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. His focus is the intersection of cybersecurity and the human condition, primarily around cybersafety. This comes out of his work on the I Am The Cavalry initiative, ensuring the connected technology that can impact life and safety is worthy of our trust.

Jeff  Voas

Jeff Voas

Computer Scientist, Secure Systems and Application Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology

 

Jeffrey Voas is an author and innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now a part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998], is on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Magazine, and was on the Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum Magazine. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of Eta Kappa Nu, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Voas’s current research interests include Internet of Things (IoT) and BlockChain. Voas received the Gold Medal from the US Department of Commerce in 2014 for his work on smartphones in warfare.

Geoff Mulligan

Geoff Mulligan

Chairman, LoRa Alliance

 

Geoff Mulligan is the chairman of the LoRa Alliance and was previously founder and Chairman of the Internet Protocol for Smart Objects (IPSO) Alliance and in 2013, was appointed a Presidential Innovation Fellow. He developed embedded internet technology and 6LoWPAN. He was one of the founding board members of the Zigbee Alliance and was co-chair of the 6LoWPAN Working Group in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He was instrumental in the design of the IPv6 protocol and created and named 6LoWPAN. In 2006, he started the firm Proto6, consulting for companies and the US Department of Defense. Mulligan worked with others to launch the IPSO Alliance in 2008. He was also the co-creator of the White House’s SmartAmerica Challenge. He is currently serving as the US representative to the ISO Strategic Advisory Group on Smart and Sustainable Cities and is also currently serving as the Chairman of the LoRa Alliance and on the Board of Directors for the IPSO Alliance. He holds over 15 patents in computer security, networking and electronic mail.

Ken DiPrima

Ken DiPrima

AVP New Product Development, IoT Solutions, AT&T

 

Ken DiPrima is Assistant Vice President of AT&T’s IoT Solutions. Ken leads a team that is responsible for developing solutions to support devices in the connected car, wearables, mHealth, smart cities, and tracking/monitoring devices in many different industries such as transportation, manufacturing, energy and healthcare, which are part of the Industrial Internet. With over 28 years of experience with AT&T and its predecessor companies, Ken has expertise in strategic planning, new product development, mobility service architecture (voice, Intelligent Networks, messaging, data, cloud), billing, security, engineering, long distance, and end-to-end testing.

Prior to this role, Ken was Executive Director of Product Realization, where he had responsibility for both product development and service architecture desiign for most of AT&T’s mobility services.

Ken earned a Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. He is active in the community, working with Boy Scouts and local study groups. Ken lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Sue and his three kids, Ryan, Kyle, and Kayla.

Hudson Thrift

Hudson Thrift

Security Operations Lead, Uber

 

Hudson Thrift leads security operations at Uber, where he is responsible for strategy, efficiency, and execution across the engineering security organization. Hudson is a co-founder and former COO of Kaprica Security, a mobile security company serving large enterprise and government customers, and acquired by Samsung Electronics in 2016. He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the school’s renowned Plaid Parliament of Pwning (PPP) hacking team.

Belisario Contreras

Belisario Contreras

Cyber Security Program Manager, Organization of American States

 

Mr. Belisario Contreras is the Cyber Security Program Manager at the Organization of American States (OAS). He has over 10 years of experience in government and security initiatives, particularly in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Mr. Contreras has deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking processes in the area of information technology and cybersecurity. He is highly experienced implementing multi-million dollar projects, and has vast experience establishing donor relations, multi-stakeholder engagement, including high level government officials, civil society and the private sector.

Mr. Contreras has played a key role in the development of cyber security capacities in the Americas. He has led the design, planning and execution of cyber security initiatives, including: Development of National Cyber Security Strategies and Policies; Creation and Development of Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs); Provision of Technical Training; Implementation of Crisis Management Exercises; Capacity building on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and; Cyber Security awareness. Moreover, he has spearheaded liaison and promoted strategic partnerships between the OAS and key international actors.

Prior to his current position he worked at the Young American Business Trust (YABT), and was a fellow of the Department of National Planning of Colombia. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander, and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Mr. Contreras is an Oxford University Associate, and member of steering committees such as the South School of Internet Governance, SEGURINFO, among others.

Gary Butler

Gary Butler

CEO, Camgian

 

Gary Butler is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Camgian Microsystems. From its early work in building advanced sensor technologies and solutions for organizations such as DARPA, he has lead Camgian’s evolution into a multi-million dollar revenue business and a leading company in the Internet of Things (IoT) market. During this period Camgian has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US, Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America, The Silicon Review as one of the top 50 fastest growing technology companies, CIO Review as one of the top 50 most promising companies in IoT and Compass Intelligence as one of the world’s top companies in IoT innovation and execution. Moreover, ABI Research featured Camgian in their 2015 Hot Tech Innovators report, which identified the company as one of the world’s top tech start-ups.

Central to these efforts was Dr. Butler’s direction of the company’s latest product, Egburt, whose design leverages a novel edge computing architecture that supports real-time, sensor enabled IoT solutions. Since its launch, Egburt has received significant industry recognition including being featured in CLSA Americas’ Deep Field report on IoT as one of the promising new offerings in the IoT market and being named Compass Intelligence IoT Innovative Product of the Year at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He has been a speaker and panelist at events such as Liveworx, the IoT Global Summit, CLSA Americas IoT Innovation Summit, M2M Evolution, European IoT Summit and TEDx. In addition, he has been recognized by Postscapes as a 2015 IoT CEO of the Year award winner.

Prior to founding Camgian, Dr. Butler was division engineer with Internet pioneer BBN Technologies with a technical focus in the areas of machine learning and wavelets and their application to sensor signal processing and analytics. At BBN, he worked on the development of feature extraction algorithms, neural networks and genetic algorithms that supported automated, in-situ training of advanced sensing platforms.

Dr. Butler received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in engineering where he studied the application of wavelets to signal analysis and non-linear dynamic systems.

Anil Sharma

Anil Sharma

Chief Network Officer, Office of the Chief Technology Officer, District of Columbia

 

As Chief Network Officer of the District of Columbia, Mr. Anil Sharma has been instrumental in establishing and leading a city-wide governance body that is focused on creating Washington DC’s vision, strategy, and policies for creating a smarter and more connected city.

Smarter DC addresses the need for a unified smart city vision for the city’s 80+ agencies. To maximize the benefits of smart city capabilities and leverage existing city resources fully, the District created a forum that engages all stakeholder groups to define a synchronized smart city vision, organizational roadmap, and prioritized rollout plans. Through Mr. Sharma’s leadership, the goal of this common structure was to harmonize strategies and drive participation and progress in a more optimal manner.

Established in early 2016, Smarter DC has already made dramatic changes in how the District government approaches smart city concepts and technologies and is significantly impacting how new smart city initiatives are planned and deployed across the city. Mr. Sharma’s has fostered new relationships, partnerships, and a renewed sense of inclusion within and across city agencies. Through Mr. Sharma’s leadership, Smarter DC has begun to develop critical technology standards for interoperability and data architecture to effectively manage the new volumes of data, and a cyber-resiliency framework to ensure the protection of critical infrastructure and sensitive data. Through his vision and guidance, this city-wide governance body now guides 22 planned or active smart city initiatives in a partnership across 12 different agencies or organizations to include (city government, federal government, BIDS, and local universities).

Mr. Sharma’s leadership and efforts are having significant impacts in the technology space on a local, national, and international levels. Earlier this year he was instrumental in the establishment of the Council of Global City CIOs council that including San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Austin, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Dubai, and The Hague. This group of city CIOs will be focused on developing a smart cities model, bringing broadband connectivity to everyone, and accelerating the digitization of government through open source code-sharing. Additionally, Mr. Sharma led a joint-effort of CISOs from Washington DC, San Francisco, New York City, and The Hague in the development of a Cyber Resiliency Framework which was presented to more than 80 mayors from around the world during the Global Parliament of Mayors hosted in the Netherlands.

Samia Melhem

Samia Melhem

Global Lead, Digital Development, World Bank

 

Samia Melhem is a Lead Policy Officer in the World Bank's Transport and ICT Global Practice. She chairs the Digital Development Community of Practice and leads Global ICT's Transformation practice, as well as its Knowledge, Learning and Solutions functions.

Her current operational responsibilities include lending and technical assistance for the ICT sector. In her 20 years of experience in development at the World Bank Group, Samia has worked on ICT4D in several sectors: telecommunications and broadband policy, ICT for public sector transformation, improving health and education services, and innovation and private sector development. Samia held several positions as regional coordinator in different regions such as Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Senior Operations Officer at InfoDev, and Strategy and Policy Officer in ECA, Africa and IMT.

She has worked in more than 40 countries, and has authored several research notes, working papers, case studies and policy notes. She holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (BS), Computer Sciences (MS) and Finance (MBA).

Stephen Pattison

Stephen Pattison

VP Public Affairs, ARM

 

Stephen is responsible for ARM’s Public Affairs, including contributions to public policy thinking across the world. His focus is London, Brussels, Washington and, increasingly, China. He was the first person to be appointed to a Public Affairs role at ARM, in 2012. Key issues on which he is working include Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Data Protection, Energy Efficiency, and Security. Stephen also oversees ARM’s Corporate Responsibility Programme.

Prior to joining ARM, Stephen was CEO, International Chamber of Commerce UK, where he represented the interests of a range of companies and focussed on various policy and international trade issues. He also worked for James Dyson as Head, International Business Development, where he introduced new products into new markets as well as accelerating growth in existing markets. He was once a British Diplomat, and worked at the British Embassy in Washington, and on UN issues in London, New York and Geneva.

Stephen has a Masters Degree from Cambridge University, and a Doctorate from Oxford. In 2003-4 he spent a year at Harvard as Fellow in International Affairs at the Weatherhead Center.

Julie Kearney

Julie Kearney

Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Consumer Technology Association

 

Julie leads CTA's regulatory activities before the FCC, FTC, FDA and other government agencies. She serves on the FCC's Disability Advisory Committee and recently completed six terms as CTA's representative on the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee. Kearney is a past chair of the FCBA Foundation and trustee of the CTA Foundation, a public, national foundation with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. Kearney has served on the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Executive Committee since 2011 as a member and officer. She was elected president of FCBA this year and assumed her position on July 1.

Robert Metzger

Robert Metzger

Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell

 

Robert S. Metzger, an attorney in private practice, heads the Washington, D.C. office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C., a law firm that specializes in public contract matters. He advises leading U.S. and international technology companies.
Bob attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Subsequently, he was a Research Fellow, Center for Science & International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (now, “Belfer Center”). As a Special Government Employee of the Department of Defense, Bob is a member of the Defense Science Board task force that produced the Cyber Supply Chain Report in February 2017.
For RSA Conference 2017, Bob moderated a panel discussion on “Cyber/physical Security and the IoT: National Security Considerations.”
In March 2017, ITAPS, a leading technology trade association, published his New White Paper, Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information.
Named a 2016 "Federal 100" awardee, Federal Computer Week praised Bob for his “ability to integrate policy, regulation and technology” and said of him: “In 2015, he was at the forefront of the convergence of the supply chain and cybersecurity, and his work continues to influence the strategies of federal entities and companies alike.”
Chambers USA (2017) ranks Bob among top government contracts lawyers nationwide and in 2015 cited him for abilities with “cutting-edge issues in areas such as counterfeit goods and cybersecurity.” The Legal 500 in 2016 cites Mr. Metzger as an “expert” in cyber and supply chain security; in prior years, he was recognized by The Legal 500 for telecommunications (litigation and appellate). Bob also is among the 49 U.S. lawyers rated as “Expert” in government contracts by Who’s Who Legal (2016, 2017).

Rob Yates

Rob Yates

Co-President, Lemay Yates Associates

 

Mr. Yates is Co-President of LYA and has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. Mr. Yates is an expert in spectrum auctions, telecom regulation and licensing policy, business case development, wireless and network technologies, strategic marketing and product management, market and demand forecasting, segmentation analysis, and enterprise valuation.

Mr. Yates has participated in many licensing processes, developed auction strategy and bidding tactics including game analysis, valued licenses and assessed the financial viability of mobile and fixed wireless services. Mr. Yates has provided bid room support and analyses for clients in a number of clock and SMRA auctions.

Mr. Yates has been instrumental in the development of in-depth business cases including for wireless and mobile broadband networks driving spectrum usage based on subscriber demand characteristics. He has worked closely with clients on the assessment of competitive entry, forecasting of spectrum demand and in the development of policy proposals in public consultations.

Mr. Yates also supports clients via expert testimony in regulatory proceedings and public consultations. His expertise includes industry competitive structure, spectrum licensing, technologies and deployment in various fixed and mobile bands, auction policy and framework rules, foreign ownership, broadband network evolution, interconnection, cost structures and business economics.

Mr. Yates has contributed to LYA’s published reports and has provided many customized analyses to clients.

Mr. Yates holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (1979) and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering – Management Science/Operations Research (1983), both from the University of Toronto. He completed Concordia University’s Executive MBA Program in Montreal in 1992 and has a Certificate of Competency in French from McGill University. Prior to embarking on a career as a consultant, Mr. Yates spent 10 years with Bell Canada and Nortel Networks in engineering, product management and marketing roles.

Mike Zeto

Mike Zeto

AVP General Manager, IoT Solutions, AT&T

 

Michael Zeto is General Manager and Executive Director of AT&T Smart Cities. Michael is responsible for the teams that drive the overall strategy, product development, business development and go-to-market strategy for AT&T’s global smart cities business.

Michael previously served as a Director of Strategy in AT&T’s Mobile & Business Solutions organization, focusing on M&A and emerging growth opportunities in the areas of IoT, Big Data, Consumer Engagement and Cloud technologies.

Prior to joining AT&T, Michael was the co-founder and CEO of Proximus Mobility, a location-based consumer engagement software company. Throughout his career, he has successfully served in various general management, corporate development and enterprise sales roles with various technology companies.

Michael is an Industry Fellow with the Georgia Research Alliance, an organization that makes investments in University professor-led research projects that generate IP that can be commercialized. He is also an active participant in the Atlanta-based technology startup community, serving as a mentor and advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs. To this end, Michael regularly speaks at events throughout the country to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship. Michael is also a Corporate Advisor for Forte Ventures LP.

Currently, Michael Chairs the IOT.ATL Executive Leadership Committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also is very active in supporting local and national charities, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Boys and Girls Club of America, the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

John Marinho

John Marinho

Vice President Cybersecurity and Technology, CTIA

 

John Carlin

John Carlin

Chair, Cybersecurity & Technology Program, Aspen Institute

 

John Carlin, the chair of the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program, recently left the Obama administration after serving as Assistant Attorney General for National Security, the Department of Justice’s top national security attorney. In this Senate-confirmed position, John oversaw nearly 400 employees responsible for protecting the country against international and domestic terrorism, espionage, cyber, and other national security threats.

The Justice Department’s National Security Division—working closely with the White House, the intelligence community, and prosecutors around the country—has helped to put together many of the most important cyber indictments and cases against hackers of the last eight years, ranging from the indictment of five Chinese military hackers for cyber-espionage to the case against Iranian hackers who attacked a New York hydroelectric dam, as well as being integral to cases like the hacking of Sony Pictures and the recent Russian attacks on the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

A career federal prosecutor and graduate of Harvard Law School, John has spent much of the last decade working at the center of the nation’s response to the rise of terrorism and cyber threats, including serving as National Coordinator of the Justice Department’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (CHIP) program, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and as chief of staff to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Today, Carlin is also the global chair of the risk and crisis management practice for the law firm Morrison & Foerster and is a sought-after industry speaker on cyber issues as well a CNBC contributor on national security issues. A frequent commentator, he has also appeared on shows like Charlie Rose.

Greg Toth

Greg Toth

Founder, Internet of Things DC

 

Founder and leader of Internet of Things DC, the largest IoT-focused community in the Washington DC region. Grew membership to more than 4,500 members. Organize and lead events, find sponsors and speakers, partner with other organizations.

Stacey Gray

Stacey Gray

Policy Lead IoT, Future Privacy Forum

 

Stacey Gray is a CIPP/US-certified attorney and Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), focusing on issues of data collection in online and mobile platforms, ad tech, and the Internet of Things. At FPF, she has worked on FCC and FTC public filings, and publishes extensive work related to cross-device tracking, Smart Home technologies, and federal regulation and enforcement actions. Stacey graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, where she first worked in civil rights litigation as a law clerk for Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, and as a member of the civil rights division of the Institute for Public Representation. With a background in biotech and coding, Stacey is interested in the ways in which technology can be harnessed to advance civic knowledge and civil rights while safeguarding consumer privacy. Recent publications include “Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management” and “Always On: Privacy Implications of Microphone-Enabled Devices.”

Patrick Parodi

Patrick Parodi

Founder, The Wireless Registry

 

Patrick Parodi is the CEO and co-founder of The Wireless Registry, the world's first registry for the Internet of Things. He is a pioneer in mobile music, advertising and video having held board and management roles at Shazam, Amobee and PacketVideo. Prior to launching The Wireless Registry, Patrick launched the LightSquared Innovation Sandbox, for developers to build and test new applications on 4GLTE. Patrick was CMO of Amobee, a Sequoia and Accel backed advertising venture acquired by SingTel. Patrick holds the position of Chair Emeritus of the Mobile Entertainment Forum, currently sits on the Wireless Board of the Consumer Electronics Association and is an advisor to Toyota.

DJ Saul

DJ Saul

CMO & Managing Director, iStrategyLabs

 

DJ Saul is the CMO and Managing Director of ISL (an AdAge 2014 Small Agency of The Year). One of the company’s first employees, DJ is now responsible for ISL’s marketing, DC operations, partnerships and business development as well as the company’s ongoing experimentation/prototyping efforts. He was recently named a 2015 Washingtonian Tech Titan.

DJ advises companies and early stage ventures on everything from digital to experiential marketing strategy, to branding and partnership development, and has been described as “an invaluable pillar of support for the region’s aspiring entrepreneurs.” In short, he brands, markets, and creates experiences that launch companies, sell products, and connects people and organizations with what they need to succeed.

He also speaks and writes regularly on building meaningful relationships, brand strategy, emerging tech and marketing trends, and entrepreneurship. He teaches much more about marketing strategy in his courses on Brand Positioning and; Product/Company Naming.

DJ studied International Affairs at George Washington University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is a member of NextGen Angels, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Shapers, co-producer of the DC Tech Meetup, and serves on the advisory board of Think Local First DC.

In his spare time, DJ plays in the DC Bocce League where his team, Ben’s Chili Bowl Bocce, has donated thousands of dollars in winnings to local non-profits. He has won DC’s Great Urban Race and was a finalist in the Great Urban Race National Championship. DJ is an ardent supporter of DC United and Liverpool F.C.

Dominik Schiener

Dominik Schiener

Co-Founder , IOTA

 

John Marinho

John Marinho

Vice President for Cybersecurity and Technology, CTIA

 

John joined CTIA as its Vice President of Technology and Cybersecurity in March 2012. Marinho's key responsibilities in the created role include leading CTIA's efforts to help the wireless industry secure its networks and devices against cybersecurity threats, educating policymakers on emerging technologies, and advocating for sensible and practical regulations that do not impose unintended consequences. He also serves as CTIA's primary liaison with government agencies on cybersecurity issues.

Marinho previously worked in Mobility Solutions at Dell, where he defined the end-to-end mobility solution for enterprise customers and certified the first secure Android implementation for the U.S. Department of Defense. Prior to Dell, Marinho held positions in Strategic Marketing, Product Management and Government Affairs at Alcatel-Lucent. During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent/Bell Labs, he deployed the first wireless broadband 700MHz Public Safety system in Washington, D.C., and implemented numerous commercial wireless broadband networks for carriers around the globe. He has also worked at ITT and Canadian Marconi.
He holds the Bell Labs President's Award for Innovation and was awarded several Bell Labs patents in the field of wireless network optimization, network design and RF technology. Marinho is also the retired Chairman of the TIA TR45 Standards Committee that is responsible for wireless technology standards. He is the recipient of the CTIA and TIA Industry Service Award for his efforts in setting wireless industry standards. Marinho has a MBA from Rutgers Graduate School of Management, and graduated cum laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology in electrical engineering.

Anil Kaushal

Anil Kaushal

Member, TRAI India

 

Mr. Anil Kaushal belongs to the prestigious Indian Telecom Service (ITS) and is a Full Time Member of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which regulates the telecom and broadcasting sectors in India. In this capacity, he is instrumental in shaping up the regulatory environment of the telecom and broadcasting sectors in India.

Mr. Kaushal carries an experience of about 4 decades in the field of telecommunications. His career in telecommunication sector cuts across all the aspects of technology and management. He has been a part of the liberalization process of telecom in India.

Prior to taking up the assignment in TRAI, he was the Member of the Telecom Commission of India, which is the apex body of telecommunications in India. In his capacity as Member, who is of the rank of ex-officio Secretary to Government of India, he was responsible for giving policy and technology directions to the sector, besides granting licenses for the telecom operations. In this capacity, he guided Telecom Commission in the area of International Relations and cooperation with multilateral organizations.

He is an expert in the field of telecommunications transmission and specializes in the field of satellite communications. He has drawn very rich experience in telecom planning and operations while working with the largest telecom operator in India. He was instrumental in setting up of the cable landing station of BSNL, India. As the head of Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) he contributed in the standardization of numerous telecom technologies in India, that led to harmonious growth of the Indian Telecom sector.

He holds a “Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics” from Delhi College of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (Finance).

Jeffrey Yan

Jeffrey Yan

Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft

 

Jeffrey Yan is Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft where he holds global responsibilities on regulatory policy engagements in areas of broadband, spectrum, Internet governance, and cloud computing. He had over 20 years of research & development, business management, and regulatory policy experiences in the ICT industry.

Jeffrey joined Microsoft in 2006 and has held various senior positions in the Entertainment & Devices division, Technology and Research group, and Corporate, External and Legal Affairs group. He represented Microsoft in many international technology and policy forums such as ITU, IGF, IIC, and ICANN, and industry associations such as Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) and Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA). Prior to Microsoft, he had a 13-year telecom career with Nortel Networks, where he held various senior positions in R&D, systems engineering, product management, and sales & marketing functions in North America and Asia Pacific markets.

Jeffrey graduated from Dalhousie University, Canada, with an honors degree in Computer Science. He did post-graduate studies in Software Engineering and Business Management.

Mark Crawford

Mark Crawford

Secretary to IIC Steering Committee, Industrial Internet Consortium

 

Mark Crawford is a standards strategist at SAP responsible for formulating and executing standards strategies, developing strategic and implementation plans, and working with product owners and others to infuse standards in support of SAPs Openness and Run Simple commitments for the SAP product portfolio. His current focus is on IoT and IIoT standards. Mark is the Secretary for the Industrial Internet Consortium Steering Committee where he also co-chairs the IIC Architecture Task Group, Standards Task Group, and Thought Leadership Task Group. He is also a member of the Object Management Group Board of Directors. He serves on the Advisory Board and Program Committee for the IoT Solutions World Congress and the Advisory Board for IoT Tech Expo. He has previously filled the role of Advisory Committee Representative to the W3C for SAP and LMI, Been Vice Chair of the OASIS UBL Committee, Chair of the OASIS UBL Naming and Design Rules Subcommittee, Chair of the UN/CEFACT Applied Technologies Group, Member of the UN/CEFACT Forum Management Committee, and editor for numerous standards including ISO 15000-5 and the UBL XML Naming and Design Rules.
Prior to Joining SAP, Mark worked as a Senior Research Fellow for the Logistics Management Institute – a U.S. Federally Funded Research and Development Center – where he led studies and analysis for various U.S. government agencies in support of a broad range of IT related topics and where he also created LMI’s XML practice. Mark is also a retired U.S. Naval Supply Corps Officer where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in a wide variety of IT, Logistics, Financial, and Fleet and Aviation Support positions.
Mark speaks internationally on a variety of emerging technology and standards topics with a special focus on IoT, openness, and interoperability. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University and a Bachelor of Science from California State University Northridge.

Charity Weeden

Charity Weeden

Senior Director of Policy, SIA

 

Charity Weeden joined the Satellite Industry Association as its Senior Director of Policy in February, 2016. In this role, Ms. Weeden supports SIA’s work on government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade issues of critical importance to the Association’s members. Prior to joining SIA, Ms. Weeden was co-founder and President of Lquinox Consulting LLC, an independent space and data management consulting company that fosters international partnerships and provides expert advice on the economic, security, scientific, and societal benefits of satellite applications. Ms. Weeden completed a distinguished 23-year career in the Royal Canadian Air Force, most recently as Assistant Attaché of Air & Space Operations for the Canadian Defence Liaison Staff in Washington, where she worked closely with U.S. government and industry as well as the Washington Embassy community. She started her career as a CP-140 (P-3) maritime patrol Air Navigator, conducting airborne maritime surveillance operations followed by two tours in space operations and policy, including experience as Deputy Sensor Manager for the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, providing space policy inputs to NORAD and USNORTHCOM leadership, and serving on the International Space Station robotics management team. Ms. Weeden holds a Master of Science, Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ms. Weeden also earned Brookings Executive Education’s (BEE) Certificate in Policy Strategy and a Certificate, Interdisciplinary Space Studies from the International Space University.

Sokwoo  Rhee

Sokwoo Rhee

Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

Steven Bayless

Steven Bayless

Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

 

Steven H. Bayless is the Vice President, Technology and Markets, and Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). He is responsible for providing guidance to ITS America's Board of Directors and senior staff on matters involving new technologies, wireless services and evolving automotive platforms, intelligent transportation infrastructure, operations and customer services.

Steven previously served as staff advisor and Presidential Management Fellow in the Secretary of Transportation's policy office at US DOT headquarters. Steven had cabinet-level lead in policy related to research and development, spectrum management and telecommunications policy.

As a detailee to the White House, he assisted in formulation of several presidential directives on aerospace policy, focusing in particular on satellite navigation. He also advised the State Department and the Federal Aviation Administration in negotiations on space and aviation cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan. In the surface transportation domain, Bayless supported secretarial policy initiatives regarding the reorientation of federal research and development, highway safety, and transportation infrastructure finance reform.

Steven's career also includes tenure as a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI) in Washington DC, and as a Project Coordinator for DuPont Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Steven holds a specialized masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Security Studies and Business. His bachelor degree is in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also completed graduate work at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

Susan Allen

Susan Allen

Attorney-Advisor, Office of Policy and International Affairs, United States Patent & Trademark Office

 

Susan Allen is an Attorney Advisor with the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). She focuses on copyright policy matters and is particularly interested in issues involving the intersection of copyright and technology. Through her work with the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force, Susan engages with stakeholders about ways the government can help promote a more robust and collaborative digital marketplace for copyright-protected works. Her portfolio includes Europe, Middle East/North Africa (MENA), and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); the Commerce Department’s Internet Policy Task Force; Open Access/Open Licensing; Voluntary Stakeholder Initiatives; and G7/G20. She contributed to two reports issued by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force: White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages (Jan. 2016) and Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things (Jan. 2017).

Susan has over ten years of experience as an intellectual property attorney. Prior to joining OPIA, she worked in private practice, helping clients to protect and enforce their trademarks, copyrights, domain names, privacy, and publicity rights, and at the USPTO as a trademark examining attorney. She is a graduate of William and Mary Law School, holds a European Masters of Law and Economics (EMLE) from the University of Hamburg, and completed her undergraduate economics degree at the University of California, Davis.

Andrea Glorioso

Andrea Glorioso

Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S

 

Moderators

Jonathan Litchman

Jonathan Litchman

Co-Founder and CEO, The Providence Group

 

Jonathan Litchman is a national security veteran with experience as an intelligence officer and as a staff member on the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was also a senior executive at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) where he led efforts in software product development and consulted on information operations and strategic planning. He most recently led Edelman Public Relations’ Washington, D.C. cybersecurity policy and national security practice.

Twitter: @jdlitchman

Sokwoo Rhee

Sokwoo Rhee

Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

Dr. Sokwoo Rhee is Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently leading the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) which aims to create a replicable and scalable model for collaborative incubation and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) solutions to improve the quality of life in smart cities around the world. He previously served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow on CPS, a program by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During his fellowship, he co-led the SmartAmerica Challenge, which brought together IoT technologies and CPS across the nation to demonstrate how they can provide concrete examples of the socio-economic benefits. Prior to joining US government, he was Co-founder and CTO of Millennial Net, Inc., which was one of the first to successfully commercialize low-power wireless mesh/sensor network and Internet of Things technology from academia. His work and achievements have been recognized through awards including MIT Technology Review’s Top Innovators under 35 and Red Herring’s Top 5 Innovators. He holds more than a dozen US and International patents and numerous publications on wireless networks, biomedical sensors and embedded systems. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Johanne Lemay

Johanne Lemay

Co-President, Lemay Yates Associates

 

Mr. Yates is Co-President of LYA and has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry. Mr. Yates is an expert in spectrum auctions, telecom regulation and licensing policy, business case development, wireless and network technologies, strategic marketing and product management, market and demand forecasting, segmentation analysis, and enterprise valuation.

Mr. Yates has participated in many licensing processes, developed auction strategy and bidding tactics including game analysis, valued licenses and assessed the financial viability of mobile and fixed wireless services. Mr. Yates has provided bid room support and analyses for clients in a number of clock and SMRA auctions.

Mr. Yates has been instrumental in the development of in-depth business cases including for wireless and mobile broadband networks driving spectrum usage based on subscriber demand characteristics. He has worked closely with clients on the assessment of competitive entry, forecasting of spectrum demand and in the development of policy proposals in public consultations.

Mr. Yates also supports clients via expert testimony in regulatory proceedings and public consultations. His expertise includes industry competitive structure, spectrum licensing, technologies and deployment in various fixed and mobile bands, auction policy and framework rules, foreign ownership, broadband network evolution, interconnection, cost structures and business economics.

Mr. Yates has contributed to LYA’s published reports and has provided many customized analyses to clients.

Mr. Yates holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (1979) and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering – Management Science/Operations Research (1983), both from the University of Toronto. He completed Concordia University’s Executive MBA Program in Montreal in 1992 and has a Certificate of Competency in French from McGill University. Prior to embarking on a career as a consultant, Mr. Yates spent 10 years with Bell Canada and Nortel Networks in engineering, product management and marketing roles.

Dan Caprio

Dan Caprio

Co-founder and Executive Chairman, The Providence Group

 

Dan Caprio is an internationally recognized expert on privacy and Cybersecurity. He has served as the Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Commerce Department, a transatlantic subject matter for the European Commission's Internet of Things formal expert group, a Chief of Staff at the Federal Trade Commission and a member of the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2002, Dan represented the United States revising the OECD Security Guidelines that formed the basis for the first White House Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

David Stephenson

David Stephenson

Principal, Stephenson Strategies

 

Robert Holleyman

Robert Holleyman

President and CEO, C&M International

 

J. Armand Musey

J. Armand Musey

Valuation and Financial Analysis Expert , Summit Ridge Group, LLC

 

Armand Musey founded Summit Ridge Group and has over 15 years of equity research, investment banking and consulting experience. Armand has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments in the communications industry and has experience working on numerous financing and M&A transactions. His involvement with a wide breadth of companies has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of a range of media and telecom issues and the complex web of relationships underlying the sector’s competitive dynamics and associated regulatory issues.

Prior to founding Summit Ridge Group, Armand led the satellite industry research teams for Banc of America Securities, and later Solomon Smith Barney where he also covered the wireless tower industry. He earned numerous honors as a research analyst including being named to the Institutional Investor “All American” team three times (2000-2002) and the Wall Street Journal “All Star” team. He was ranked the top satellite industry analyst by Greenwich Associates. He was previously president of a boutique investment bank specializing in the satellite, media and telecom industries.

Armand regularly speaks at major industry conferences and has been frequently quoted in leading trade publications and by national publications as an expert in communications finance and corporate governance. He authored the highly regarded publication The Spectrum Handbook 2013 and his recent industry research has been published in leading law journals. Armand is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and is a co-chair of its New York chapter for 2016-2017. He is also member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee from 2007-2009, the CFA Institute and the American Society of Appraisers.

Herman Schepers

Herman Schepers

Founder and Director, Policy Impact Partners

 

Logistics

When

Tue 10 October, 2017 08.30 to
Wed 11 October, 2017 17.00

EDT

 

Where

The National Press Club

529 14th St NW,
Washington, DC 20045,
USA

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