Aspen Forum 2010

AUGUST 22-24, 2010

Innovation and technological change are crucial to the nation’s long-run economic health and ability to improve standards of living, as well as to our ability to address national challenges in energy, the environment, health care and other priority areas. The United States has long been a leader in innovation, but there is growing concern that the U.S. is losing its edge. Discussions at TPI’s Aspen Forum explored the state of innovation in the U.S. and how public policy concerning such topics as broadband, competition, intellectual property and data security can create a favorable environment conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship.


  • 6:00 Opening Reception
    Welcoming Remarks
    Edward MuellerChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Qwest Communications


  • 8:30 Opening Keynote
    Carly FiorinaChair, Board of Directors, Technology Policy Institute
    Prepared Remarks
  • 9:00 Keynote Address
    Thomas TaukeExecutive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon
  • 9:45 Panel: Whither Broadband Policy? The FCC, Congress, and the Courts
    Meredith BakerCommissioner, Federal Communication Commission
    Shane Greensteinthe Elinor and Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    Fernando LaguardaVice President of External Affairs and Policy Counselor, Time Warner Cable
    Blair LevinCommunications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute and Former Executive Director of the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission
    Walter McCormickPresident and Chief Executive Officer, United States Telecom Association (USTelecom) Tom SugrueVice President of Government Affairs, T-Mobile
    Scott WallstenVice President of Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)
  • 11:00 Break
  • 11:15 Panel: The Internet and the Media – After the First Wave, What’s Next?
    Lance KavanaughSenior Product Counsel, YouTube
    Peter MenellProfessor of Law, University of California, Berkeley and Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
    Cary ShermanPresident, Recording Industry Association of America
    Sam TarantinoFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Grooveshark
    Joel WaldfogelFrederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
    Stan LiebowitzAshbel Smith Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Dallas (moderator)
  • 12:30 Luncheon Address
    Reid HoffmanFounder, LinkedIn and Partner, Greylock Partners
  • 2:00-3:30 Concurrent Breakout SessionsWireless and Spectrum
    Carlos BlancoDirector, International Office, Telefonica
    Dale HatfieldAdjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Ruth MilkmanChief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
    Darrin MyletAdvisor, Adaptrum
    Peter PitschAssociate General Counsel and Executive Director, Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
    Tom SugrueVice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile
    Charla RathVice President, Public Policy, Verizon Wireless
    Scott WallstenVice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)Privacy Online: Where Do We Go From Here?
    James AsseyExecutive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    Pablo ChavezManaging Policy Counsel and Leader, Federal Public Policy Team, Google
    Steve DelBiancoExecutive Director, NetChoice
    Paul RubinSenior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Economics and Law, Emory University
    Alan RaulPartner, Sidley Austin LLP
    Daniel SepulvedaSenior Advisor, Office of U.S. Senator John Kerry
    Daniel WeitznerAssociate Administrator for the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Ginsu YoonFounder, Bynamite
    Thomas LenardPresident and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)Smart Grid
    Kathryn C. BrownSenior Vice President for Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
    Jeffrey CampbellSenior Director, Technology and Trade Policy of Global Policy and Government Affairs, Cisco Systems Inc.
    Sherman Elliott<Commissioner, Illinois Commerce Commission
    Glenn ManishinPartner, Duane Morris LLP
    Patrick J. McCormick IIIPartner, Hunton & Williams LLP
    Nick SinaiEnergy and Environment Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission
    Raymond GiffordPartner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP and Director, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)
  • 6:00 Reception
  • 7:00 Dinner Keynote
    Paul OtelliniPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Intel Corporation Prepared Remarks


  • 8:30 Panel: Antitrust and Competition in High-Tech Industries
    Tim BresnahanLandau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Stanford University
    Doug MelamedSenior Vice President and General Counsel, Intel Corporation
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Christopher YooProfessor of Law and Communication and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Thomas LenardPresident and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)
  • 9:30 Keynote
    Brad SmithPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Intuit
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30 Panel: Views from Wall Street and Silicon Valley: The Effects of Policy On Investment
    Rebecca ArbogastManaging Director, Stifel Nicolaus
    Reid HoffmanCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, LinkedIn
    Chris MarangiAssociate Portfolio Manager, Gamco Investors, Inc.
    Laura MartinSenior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
    Scott WallstenVice President of Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)
  • 11:30 Discussion: Serving the Underserved: What’s the Best Way to Do It?
    Rey RamseyChairman, OneEcomony and President and Chief Executive Officer, TechNet
    Joe WazSenior Vice President of External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel, Comcast Corporation
    Phoebe YangSenior Advisor on Broadband to the Chairman and Former General Counsel of the Omibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission (moderator)
  • 12:15 Keynote
    Andrew KeenAuthor and Advisor to Arts+Labs


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