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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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