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Monday, April 20


Opening Remarks
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Shane Tews

IEF Board, American Enterprise Institute
Internet Governance, Cyber security, Privacy, Data Protection, IANA, ICANN, Domain Name Policy, Cloud computing

Monday April 20, 2015 2:00pm - 2:05pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


A Keynote Conversation with Craig Moffett
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Cecilia Kang

Staff Writer, Washington Post
Cecilia Kang is a staff writer covering the business of media and entertainment. Previously she was a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, where she wrote about technology, race and demographics and economics. Cecilia started her career at AP-Dow Jones in New York City and Seoul, South Korea, where she was bureau chief during the Asian economic crisis of 1998. She grew up in Seattle and attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wa.

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Craig Moffett

Senior Research Analyst, MoffettNathanson LLC
Craig Moffett has consistently been ranked as the top analyst in the U.S. in both the U.S. Telecom and Cable & Satellite sectors. | | He was rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets in their first annual research poll in 2012, and he has been ranked among the top analysts in Telecommunications in the U.S. in Institutional Investor’s survey every year since 2008, securing the #1 ranking... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 2:05pm - 2:25pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


Cord Cutting: What's Making Waves in Mobile
Mobile continues to evolve and explode. This panel will look at what’s making waves in wireless. What does mobile native look like? What’s the latest in mobile and the cross-screen environment? How are consumers engaging content and finding new content on mobile devices? Our panel of experts will discuss.

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Katy Bachman

Founder, Katy on the Hill
Katy is an accomplished media, marketing and technology news hound with actual experience in the business of media and marketing. | | As senior tech reporter at Politico, Katy explored the nexus of business, politics and policy for the major tech companies. | As the Washington bureau chief for Adweek, Katy covered regulatory and legislative issues affecting media, advertising, and digital technology. She reported on numerous... Read More →

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Chris Cunningham

Head of U.S. Mobile, ironSource
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Gil Elbaz

Founder & CEO, Factual
Gil Elbaz is an American entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist best known for co-founding, along with Adam Weissman, Applied Semantics (ASI). He is the founder and CEO of Factual, an information-sharing startup. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Common Crawl Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to democratizing access to Internet information.
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Martin Price

Senior Director, Mobile Products, OpenX
Martin Price has extensive experience developing mobile products and cloud-based platforms, most recently as co-founder of mobile products company Productsy. Previously, he worked at venture backed Geodelic Systems, where he was responsible for the design and product management of a unique mobile commerce platform. Price has also held strategy roles with Vodafone and Nokia and designed the mobile advertising product and platform at... Read More →
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Aaron Smith

Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet
Aaron Smith is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. He is an expert in the growing impact of mobile technologies, the role of the internet in connecting Americans to political and civic issues, and ongoing demographic trends in technology adoption. He has conducted recent research on views on the future of technology, African Americans and technology use, and online dating and relationships. Smith is a native Texan and... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 2:25pm - 3:00pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


The Internet of Things: Assuring a Future of Civil Liberties and Civic Inclusion
In the 1990s the World Wide Web went from creation to dominance. The 2000s spanned the creation of the smartphone’s app economy to near total ubiquity. Experts predict that 2010s will see the extension of the Internet and mobile devices to the Internet of Things (IoT). Whether this IoT future will be utopian or dystopian (certainly somewhere in between) seems to be the focus of many policy conversations. Perhaps by 2020 we will know. Professor Ellen Goodman and Dr. Nicol Turner Lee will discuss what lies ahead for the Internet of Things and how we can help ensure an IoT future of civil liberties and civic inclusion.

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Ellen P. Goodman

Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Professor Goodman specializes in information policy law.  Her research interests include media policy, spectrum policy, the use of information as a policy tool, advertising law, and the informational aspects of sustainability policy. She is an animal law expert and pioneered the teaching of animal law at the law school.  She is Co-Director and co-founder of the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL).  She... 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 →

Monday April 20, 2015 3:00pm - 3:20pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


Sharing Is Caring: The Truly Exciting Future of Wireless Networks

The introduction of the iPhone less than a decade ago spurred an astounding wave of innovation in mobile devices. It also spurred a desperate quest to find wireless bandwidth to satisfy exponential increases in bandwidth consumption. Government agencies first worked to clear spectrum bands for commercial use. At the same time technologists, industry players and government agencies started to recognize technologies allowing for the sharing of spectrum bands and unlicensed use schemes could massively complement existing programs. It’s a really exciting time where more and more players are entering the wireless data market and providing new services. Cisco now estimates that almost ½ of global data is offloaded to femtocell networks and that number is increasing. The federal government is exploring sharing mechanisms to make some government allocated spectrum "shareable" for all wireless users — government and commercial users alike. Our panel will discuss what these developments mean for consumers, businesses and government agencies in the coming months and years. They will discuss the dynamic developments that are happening in the marketplace and how opportunities for sharing are increasing.

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Tim Lordan

Executive Director, IEF
Tim Lordan serves as executive director for the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to educating the public and policy makers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote democracy, communications and commerce. Mr. Lordan joined the IEF in 1999 as the first permanent staff member. The IEF assists the efforts of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee... Read More →

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Dean Brenner

Senior Vice President, Qualcomm
Mr. Brenner is Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.  He directs Qualcomm’s initiatives relating to spectrum and telecommunications policy in North America.  He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy.   In addition, Mr. Brenner is responsible for... Read More →
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Michael Calabrese

Director, Wireless Future Project, New America
Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America’s Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program.  Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing policies that promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly... Read More →
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Derek Khlopin

Senior Advisor for Spectrum, NTIA
Derek Khlopin is Senior Advisor for Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to NTIA Derek was Head of Government Relations, North America for Nokia Solutions and Networks. Derek also spent time in law and public policy for the Telecommunications Industry Association and alos has served at the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Follow Derek on... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 3:20pm - 3:50pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


A Fireside Chat with Travis LeBlanc, The FCC's Enforcer
Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, the Commission's largest unit, LeBlanc oversees the enforcement of all FCC rules, orders, authorizations, and provisions of the Communications Act. With increasingly complex technological opportunities and challenges, how does the FCC stay up-to-date across a broad range of enforcement responsibilities?

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Andrea Peterson

Technology Reporter, Washington Post
Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development. | | Peterson was previously a tech reporter for ThinkProgress, and her writing has also appeared on Slate and Science Progress. | | Source: Washington... Read More →

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Travis LeBlanc

Chief, Enforcement Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Travis LeBlanc is Chief of the Bureau of Enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission where he leads the Commission's largest organizational unit, including its 24 field offices around the country. | | Prior to joining the FCC, LeBlanc served as Special Assistant Attorney General of California and a senior advisor to Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. In this capacity, he oversaw the California Department of Justice's operations and... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 4:00pm - 4:25pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


The Government's Technologists Discuss Their Roles in Decision Making
The rapid evolution of the Internet into advanced mobile networks and now extended to the Internet of Things has made policymaking a challenge to say the least. Long gone are the days when you would hear a regulator or a lawmaker make a folksy quip about his lack of technology savvy. In fact, many agencies and departments are actively enhancing their technical acumen by recruiting technologists who can help in the policymaking process. Our panel will feature the top technologists from a range of agencies and departments. Can these folks help the government keep pace?

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Paul Brigner

Regional Bureau Director, North America, ISOC
Paul Brigner is Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society's functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada.   Previously, Paul was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America, and prior to that, Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy... Read More →

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Leonard Bailey

Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Leonard Bailey is Special Counsel for National Security in the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section. He has served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General during which he was responsible for managing criminal and national security cyber policy for the Department of Justice. Over Mr. Bailey’s 20-year career, he has served as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for National... Read More →
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Scott Jordan

Chief Technologist, Federal Communications Commission
Scott Jordan is based in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis (OSP) but, on technology issues, reports directly to the Chairman. He guides the FCC’s work on technology and engineering issues, together with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. He advises on matters across the agency to ensure that FCC policies are driving technological innovation, including serving as a resource to FCC... Read More →
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Ashkan Soltani

Chief Technologist, FTC
Ashkan has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant and researcher focused on technology, privacy, and behavioral economics. His work has informed policy debates on privacy and security and has been cited by several national media outlets.   Ashkan is a co-author of the Washington Post’s NSA series that was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a 2014 Loeb Award, and a 2013 Polk Award for National... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 4:25pm - 5:00pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


A Conversation on Wearables
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Rob Pegoraro

Journalist, Yahoo Tech/USA Today
Rob Pegoraro writes about interesting problems and possibilities in computers, gadgets, apps, services, telecom and other things that beep or blink.Hecovers tech policy and contributes reviews at Yahoo Tech, writes a weekly personal-tech Q&A column for USA Today, offers telecom and gadget guidance at the Wirecutter and has also written for such sites as Boing Boing, VentureBeat, PCMag.com, Ars Technica and Discovery News. You can also find him on... Read More →

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Nuala O'Connor

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy & Technology’s (CDT) Board of Directors today announced that Nuala O’Connor has been named President & CEO, effective January 21, 2014. O’Connor will succeed Leslie Harris, who is stepping down after leading CDT for nearly nine years. | | O’Connor is an internationally recognized expert in technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 5:05pm - 5:20pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.


Networking Reception and Happy Hour

Join us for a networking reception next Monday evening at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center following the State of the Net Wireless conference. Network with wireless Internet stakeholders and leaders following our closing keynote conversation.

Stick around or stop by when you leave the office for cocktails and appetizers by Wolfgang Puck as you take in the great views the Newseum has to offer overlooking the Capitol and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Monday April 20, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.