Innovation Policy

presented by Consumer Technology Association

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Tech entrepreneurs and policymakers must work together to promote growth and innovation. Our nation’s economy and world leadership depend on it. Come hear top innovators, policymakers and regulators discuss hot-button topics that impact and drive innovation.

Top Three Topics:

  • Future of Work
  • Immigration
  • Sustainability 

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2:15-2:30 PM January 9

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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Join CTA's Government Affairs SVP Michael Petricone for a Q&A with White House Deputy CTO Michael Kratsios as we discuss the Administration’s approach on innovation and technology policy in 2018.

Moderator
Michael Petricone
SVP, Government Affairs,
CTA

Speaker
Michael Kratsios
Deputy Assistant to the President,
The White House

2:30-3:15 PM January 9

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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Technology, from artificial intelligence to the internet of things, is rapidly changing the way we work and live. Learn about the big changes facing the American workforce, and how new tech will create new opportunities for the next generation of workers.

Moderator
Tiffany Moore
Vice President, Government and Political Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Ned Finkle
VP of External Affairs,
NVIDIA Corporation

Speaker
Bridget Karlin
CTO & VP, GTS Technology, Innovation & Automation,
IBM Global Technology Services

Speaker
Evelyn Remaley
Deputy Associate Administrator,
NTIA

3:30-4:30 PM January 9

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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FCC Commissioners will discuss critical regulatory and policy issues, including: infrastructure, spectrum allocation, 5G, privacy, accessibility, the Internet of Things, regulatory reform, disruptive innovation, and technological convergence, among other hot topics.

Moderator
Julie Kearney
VP, Regulatory Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Brendan Carr
Commissioner,
Federal Communications Commission

Speaker
Mignon Clyburn
Commissioner,
Federal Communications Commission

Speaker
Terrell McSweeny
Commissioner,
Federal Trade Commission

Speaker
Mike O'Rielly
Commissioner,
FCC

Speaker
David J. Redl
Assistant Secretary,
National Telecommunications and Information Administration

1-2 PM January 10

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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As new technologies promise increased safety, efficiency, and mobility, communities across the country consider how to treat drones and self-driving cars.  Consistent policies governing their use are necessary if we are to fully realize the benefits they offer society.

Moderator
Jamie Boone
Sr. Director, Government Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Blair Anderson
Director Transportation Public Policy ,
Amazon

Speaker
Secretary Elaine L. Chao
U.S. Secretary of Transportation,
Department of Transportation

Speaker
Marjorie Dickman
Global Director / Associate General Counsel, IoT & Automated Driving Policy,
Intel Corporation

Speaker
Cory Hunt
Deputy Director,
Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development

Speaker
Ethan Klein
Policy Advisor,
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Speaker
Cherilyn Pascoe
Senior Professional Staff Member and Investigator,
US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

2:15-3:15 PM January 10

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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American internet leadership is based on wise policy decisions, like not holding social media platforms liable for the actions of their users. Now, some claim these protections go too far. Experts discuss the rights and responsibilities of internet companies regarding user-generated content.

Moderator
Michael Petricone
SVP, Government Affairs,
CTA

Speaker
Steven Marks
Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel,
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Speaker
Sasha Moss
Technology Policy Federal Affairs Manager,
R Street Institute

Speaker
Nuala O'Connor
President & CEO,
Center for Democracy and Technology

3:30-4:30 PM January 10

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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Immigrants have founded many of today's leading tech companies and continue to prove to be a critical component in the American Workforce despite an out of date immigration system. Discover solutions in modernizing immigration to attract and retain world-class talent in the American workforce.

Moderator
Michael Patrick Hayes
Sr. Manager, Government Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Jon Baselice
Director, Immigration Policy,
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Speaker
Ximena Hartsock
Co-Founder,
Phone2Action

Speaker
Portia Wu
Director, Workforce Policy,
Microsoft

9-10 AM January 11

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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It was a hectic past year for drones and public policy.  With so many competing stakeholders with divergent viewpoints, is consensus on drones really possible? Come hear several perspectives on what is working and what needs to change in 2018.

Moderator
Doug Johnson
VP, Tech Policy,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Trevor Bergmann
Chief Executive Officer,
AeroVision Canada Inc.

Speaker
Finch Fulton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy,
Department of Transportation

Speaker
Earl Lawrence
Executive Director, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office,
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Speaker
Adrienne Lindgren
Manager, Economic Policy,
Office of Economic Development at Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Speaker
Taylor Mitcham
Chief Drone Ninja,
SkyNinja

Speaker
Lorenzo Murzilli
Manager, Innovation and Advanced Technologies,
Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), SWITZERLAND

10:15-11:15 AM January 11

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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Governors will discuss deploying best practices on state job creation, economic growth and entrepreneurship. They will reflect upon CTA’s Innovation Scorecard which tracks state policies and has shown that a streamlined regulatory framework, favorable tax policies and increased undergraduate STEM degrees attract investment and launch businesses.

Speaker
Steve Bullock
Governor ,
State of Montana

Speaker
Brian Sandoval
Governor ,
State of Nevada

Speaker
Gary Shapiro
President and CEO,
CTA

Speaker
Rick Snyder
Governor,
State of Michigan

11:30 AM-12:30 PM January 11

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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An urgent labor shortage of qualified, high-skilled workers exists in the US today. Companies have high demand for employees fluent in STEM skills. Discover how we must educate our existing and future workforce to succeed in the ever-changing global and digital economy.

Moderator
Jennifer Taylor
VP, U.S. Jobs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Hilary Cain
Director, Technology and Innovation Policy,
Toyota Motor North America, Inc

Speaker
Wynn Coggins
Deputy Chief Administrative Officer,
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Speaker
Sara Decker
Director, Federal Government Affairs,
Walmart

Speaker
Stephen Hartell
Director, US Public Policy,
Amazon

Speaker
David Lewis
President and CEO,
OperationsInc

1-2 PM January 11

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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The sharing-economy has revolutionized life for people of all backgrounds. From providing transportation in underserved communities to sharing homes during hurricanes, companies are enhancing services for a diverse set of users and circumstances. Experts and policymakers discuss the future of these innovations.

Moderator
Maya Sharma
Specialist, Government Affairs,
Consumer Technology Association

Speaker
Casey Aden-Wansbury
Director of Federal Affairs & Engagement,
Airbnb

Speaker
Vikrum Aiyer
Vice President of Global Public Policy & Strategic Communications,
Postmates

Speaker
Laurent Crenshaw
Director of Public Policy,
Yelp

Speaker
Katie Kincaid
Director of Political Partnerships and Engagement,
Lyft

Speaker
Philip Minardi
Director, Policy Communications,
Expedia Inc.

2:15-3:15 PM January 11

LVCC, North Hall, N253

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Industry representatives  discuss the major sustainability policies facing the industry today including sustainable materials management, energy efficiency, climate change leadership and environmentally preferable design.

Moderator
Barnes Johnson
Director,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Speaker
Hugh Cherne
Sr. Manager, Environmental Sustainability Team,
Best Buy Co. Inc.

Speaker
Jenni Chun
Manager, Corporate Regulatory and Environmental Affairs,
Samsung Electronics America

Speaker
Pekka Hakkarainen
Vice President, Government and Industry Relations,
Lutron Electronics

Speaker
Mark Kovscek
Founder and CEO,
Conservation Labs



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