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AGENDA

ASPEN 2014 AGENDA

 

Tech in Transition: Policy Challenges

 

 

 

Sunday, August 17

                                                                

6:00

Opening Reception

Welcoming Remarks

Hon. Scott Tipton, U.S. House of Representatives

 

Monday, August 18

 

8:30

Keynote Address

Tim Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Professor of Economics, Stanford University

 

9:00

Panel:  Political Economy of Telecom Reform

Hon. Rick Boucher, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Peter Davidson, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Verizon

Roger Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

Philip Weiser, Dean, University of Colorado Law School; Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship

Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

 

10:10

Panel: Innovation and Privacy in the Era of Big Data

Marjory S. Blumenthal, Executive Director, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Tony Hadley, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Experian

David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google

Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Max Simkoff, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Evolv

Thomas Lenard (Moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

 

11:10

Panel: Targeting a Secure Future

Hon. Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Hon. Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator

Nick Rossi, Deputy Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Craig Silliman, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

Hon. Suzanne Spaulding, Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Alan Raul (moderator), Partner and Lead Global Coordinator, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law Practice, Sidley Austin LLP

 

12:30

Luncheon Discussion: “Information Rules” After 15 Years

Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

Judith Chevalier (moderator), William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management

 

2:00

Concurrent Breakout Session: The New Net Neutrality Order:  Public Utility Regulation in Disguise?

James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Michael Beckerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Association

Shawn Chang, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce (invited)

Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution

Roger Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University

David Redl, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House Commerce Committee (invited)

Raymond Gifford (moderator), Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

 

2:00

Concurrent Breakout Session: Innovation and the Intersection of Antitrust and IP

Stephen Haber, A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Hon. F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission

Douglas Melamed, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Intel

Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Matthew Sandgren, Senior Counsel to Senator Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (invited)

Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

 

2:00

Concurrent Breakout Session: Spectrum Sharing:  How Much Can it Contribute?

Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group

Stacey Black, Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, AT&T

Jeffrey Carlisle, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, LightSquared

Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado, Boulder

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Kathleen Ham, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile, USA

John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy, Federal Communications Commission

David Quinalty, Policy Director for Communications and Technology, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Greg Rosston, Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University

Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

 

7:00

Dinner and Keynote

David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation

 

Tuesday, August 19

 

9:00

Panel: Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements

Robert Brauneis, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Intellectual Property Program, George Washington University Law School

Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information

Jeff Lowenstein, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Adam Schiff

Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, New York University

Michael Smith (moderator), Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University

 

10:10

Panel: Internet Governance in Transition:  What’s the Destination?

Steve Crocker, Chair, Board of Directors, ICANN and Chief Executive Officer, Shinkuro

Reinhard Wieck, Managing Director, Washington DC Office, Deutsche Telekom Group

Amb. Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State

Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute; Chief Policy Officer, 463 Communications

Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University

Amb. David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein

 

11:15

Panel: Data and Trade

Anupam Chander, Director, California International Law Center, Professor of Law, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar, University of California, Davis

Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute

Joshua Meltzer, Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution

Matthew Perault, Head of Global Policy Development, Facebook

Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute 

 

12:30

Closing Luncheon

 




Featured speakers

 

 

Tim Bresnahan 

 

 

The Honorable Julie Brill

 

 

David L. Cohen 

 

 

The Honorable Maureen Ohlhausen 

 

 

The Honorable Carl Shapiro

 

 

The Honorable Daniel Sepulveda

 

The Honorable Suzanne Spaulding 

 

 

Hal Varian