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Monday, April 20

2:25pm EDT

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... 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 ... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →

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

3:00pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →

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

3:20pm EDT

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

Curator, State of the Net, Internet Education Foundation

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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... 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... 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... Read More →

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

4:25pm EDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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