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Aspen Forum 2016


2016 AND BEYOND: TECHNOLOGY POLICY CHALLENGES
AUGUST 21-23, 2016

The next administration will face difficult policy choices that will affect the pace and direction of innovation. How might a new administration think differently about issues as diverse as the future of connectivity, the tradeoff between privacy and security, incentives to invest in new infrastructure, technologies and content, and how to coordinate policies with our global partners? Would such changes be better for consumers and for economic growth generally? Speakers at the 2016 TPI Aspen Forum will look ahead to the critically important policy debates that will take place over the coming years.

For additional information, contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

Sunday, August 21

  • 6:00 pm Opening Reception
    Welcoming Remarks

Monday, August 22

  • 8:30 am Panel:  Innovation, Productivity and Growth: Is the Party Over?
    Timothy BresnahanLandau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
    Carol CorradoSenior Policy Scholar, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and Senior Advisor and Research Director in Economics, The Conference Board
    John HaltiwangerDistinguished University Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
    Chad SyversonJ. Baum Harris Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 9:30 am Keynote Address
    Today’s Music Marketplace: Embracing Disruption in a Highly Regulated Industry
    Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business & U.S. Sales, Sony Music Entertainment
  • 10:30 am Keynote Address
    The Future of TV
    Laura MartinSenior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
  • 11:00 am Panel: The Future of Connectivity
    Donna EppsVice President for Public Policy and Strategic Alliances, Verizon
    William LehrResearch Associate, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Jennifer MannerSenior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Echostar and Chair of Satellite Industry Association
    Peter PitschAssociate General Counsel and Executive Director, Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
    David Quinalty, Policy Director, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Discussion
    The Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
  • 2:00-3:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    The FCC’s Set Top Box Rulemaking- Freedom for Consumers, Destruction of the Cable Industry or Something in Between?
    James AsseyExecutive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    John BergmayerSenior Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
    Robert CrandallAdjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
    Neil FriedSenior Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America
    Kelsey GuyselmanCounsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
    Nicol Turner-LeeVice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
    Matt ZinnSenior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Privacy Officer, TiVo
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteMusic Licensing: Ideas for Reform
    Jason EverettChief Counsel, Intellectual Property, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives
    Michael Katz, Professor, Department of Economics and Sarin Chair, Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    Katherine OyamaSenior Policy Counsel, Google
    Shira PerlmutterChief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    Katie PetersDirector, Government Relations at Pandora
    Cary Sherman, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Recording Industry Association of America
    Michael SmithAdjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute; Professor of Information Systems and Marketing and Co-Director of Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics, Carnegie Mellon University
    Ann Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Global Policy, BMI
    Lawrence WhiteRobert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteUnlicensed, Lightly Licensed, and Shared Spectrum: New Spectrum Models
    Robert Alderfer, Vice President of Technology Policy, CableLabs
    Hilary CainDirector, Technology and Innovation Policy, Government and Industry Affairs, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    David GoldmanCounsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives
    Kathleen HamSenior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile
    Thomas HazlettHugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University
    Joan MarshVice President of Federal Regulatory, AT&T
    Giulia McHenryChief Economist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Staci Pies, Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google
    Gregory Rosston (moderator) Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • 6:00 pm Dinner and Keynote 
    Their G-G-Generations: Millennials, Plurals and Beyond
    Evan Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprises, NBCUniversal

Tuesday, August 23

  • 9:00 am Panel: The Future of Privacy in a World of Ubiquitous Data
    Honorable Michael DanielSpecial Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator
    Avi GoldfarbEllison Professor of Marketing, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    Ginger Zhe JinDirector, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission
    Jules Polonetsky, Chief Executive Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
    The Honorable Alan RaulPartner and Leader, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law Practice, Sidley Austin LLP
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:10 am Panel: The Future of Digital Policy in the Global Economy
    The Honorable Julie Brill, Partner and Co-Leader, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hogan Lovells LLP
    Wolfgang KopfSenior Vice President for Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
    Adam Kovacevich, Senior Director, U.S. Public Policy, Google
    Susan Ness, SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations (Johns Hopkins University)
    Matthew Perault, Head of Global Policy Development, Facebook
    Ambassador David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International and Internet Practice, Wiley Rein LLP
  • 11:10 am Panel: The Future of Antitrust in the Digital Marketplace
    Michael Katz, Professor, Department of Economics and Sarin Chair, Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    The Honorable William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, Professor of Law, and Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School
    Geoffrey ManneExecutive Director, International Center for Law and Economics
    Lawrence White, Robert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:30 pm Closing Luncheon
    The Age of Em – Work, Love and Life When Robots Rule the Earth
    Robin HansonAssociate Professor of Economics, George Mason University and Research Associate, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University

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