August 2, 2012
Aspen Forum Sessions Explore Internet Policy
Panelists to Discuss Domestic and International Issues
For Immediate Release
August 2, 2012
Contact: Amy Smorodin
Two panel discussions at the Technology Policy Institute's 2012 Aspen Forum will cover an array of forthcoming national and international internet policy issues. The panels will feature U.S. and foreign government officials and public policy experts from a range of Internet corporations. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 19 – 21.
The panel "Internet Governance in the 21st Century: Global Considerations" will be moderated by Amb. David Gross, Partner at Wiley Rein. Speakers will discuss international proposals to regulate the Internet and the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). Participants include:
Fiona Alexander, Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
Naser Al-Rashedi, Representative to the International Telecommunication Union, United Arab Emirates Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Renato Opice Blum, Partner, Opice Blum Advogados Associados
Stephen Crocker, Chairman, Board of Directors, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Chief Executive Officer, Shinkuro, Inc
Luigi Gambardella, Chairman, Executive Board, European Telecommunications Network Operators' Association (ETNO)
During the session "The Internet Ecosystem: Policy Issues for the Next Four Years," panelists will discuss the roles of the FCC and the FTC in the internet space, how we should think about competition, spectrum policy, and how regulatory policy might differ based on the outcome of the 2012 elections. The panel will be moderated by TPI's Scott Wallsten. Participants include:
James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Pablo Chavez, Director of Public Policy, Google
Brett Feldman, Vice President, US Telecom Services, Deutsche Bank
Kyle McSlarrow, President, Comcast/NBC Universal, Washington, D.C., Comcast Corporation
Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Thomas Tauke, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon
Click here for the complete Aspen Forum agenda.
Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at email@example.com.
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