Aspen Forum 2011

AUGUST 21-23, 2011

The tech sector is crucial to the economic recovery and to our prospects for long-run growth. Discussions at TPI’s Aspen Forum explored how technology and communications companies are faring and how the current economic and regulatory climate is affecting their ability to drive growth and productivity as they have in the past.



  • 8:45 Keynote Address
    Dale JorgensonSamuel W. Morris University Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
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  • 9:30 Keynote Address
    Victor NicholsCEO, Experian North America
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  • 10:00 Panel: Information and Privacy: In Search of a Data-Driven Policy
    Susan AtheyProfessor of Economics, Harvard University and Chief Economist, Microsoft
    Barbara LawlerChief Privacy Officer, Intuit
    J. Thomas RoschCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission View Remarks
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Daniel WeitznerDeputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President, Technology Policy Institute
  • 11:15 Panel: The Internet in a Post Wikileaks, Post-Egypt World
    Bob BoorstinDirector of Corporate and Policy Communication, Google
    Brian CuteChief Executive Officer, Public Interest Registry
    Robert McDowellCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Chris PainterCoordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State
    Iñaki UrdangarinChairman, Telefonica Internacional USA
    David Gross (moderator), Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
  • 12:30 Luncheon
  • 2:00 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    Antitrust and Competition in High-Tech Industries: Theory and Practice
    Robert CrandallSenior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution
    Caroline HollandChief Counsel and Staff Director, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Geoffrey ManneFounder, International Center for Law & Economics and Lecturer in Law, Lewis and Clark Law School
    Marius SchwartzChief Economist, Office of Strategic Planning, Federal Communications Commission
    Howard ShelanskiProfessor of Law, Georgetown University
    Joshua WrightProfessor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

    Protecting IP in the Internet Ecosystem: Roles and Responsibilities

    Aaron CooperSenior Counsel for Intellectual Property and Antitrust, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    Markham EricksonExecutive Director, Open Internet Coalition and Founding Partner, Holch & Erickson LLP
    Mitch GlazierExecutive Vice President, Public Policy and Industry Relations, Recording Industry Association of America
    John PalfreyHenry N. Ess III Professor of Law, Vice Dean, Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
    Randal PickerPaul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law; Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
    Jayme WhiteStaff Director, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, Senate Committee on Finance
    Stan Liebowitz (moderator), Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Dallas

    Spectrum Policy: What Happens After Incentive Auctions?

    Michael AltschulSenior Vice President & General Counsel, CTIA-The Wireless Association
    Kathy BrownSenior Vice President, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
    Len CaliSenior Vice President, Global Public Policy, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
    Harold FeldLegal Director, Public Knowledge
    Neil FriedChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Thomas HazlettProfessor of Law & Economics and Director of the Information Economy Project, George Mason University School of Law
    Evan KwerelSenior Economic Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
    Gregory RosstonDeputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Deputy Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
    Phil WeiserDean and Thompson Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School and Executive Director and Founder, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy InstituteThe Internet, Social Media and Drug Advertising
    Mark BardMember, Board of Directors, Digital Health Coalition
    Jim DavidsonExecutive Director, Advertising Coalition
    Peter PittsPresident, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
    Paul RubinDobbs Professor of Law and Economics, Emory University and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
    Arlene Holen (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 6:00 Reception
  • 7:00 Dinner Address
    Peter ThielPresident, Clarium Capital


  • 8:30 Keynote Address
    Krish PrabhuPresident and CEO, AT&T Labs
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  • 9:00 Panel: Cybersecurity – Public and Private Roles
    Dmitri AlperovitchVice President, Threat Research, McAfee, Inc.
    Mark BerejkaSenior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Kevin GronbergSenior Counsel, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
    Tony HadleyVice President of Government Affairs, Experian
    Ralph HellmannSenior Vice President of Government Relations, Information Technology Industry Council
    Phil WeiserDean, University of Colorado Law School
    Shane Tews (moderator), Vice President, Global Public Policy, VeriSign
  • 10:15 Panel: Watching the Future: The Economic Implications of Online Video
    Paul de SaChief, Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis, Federal Communications Commission
    Kyle DixonVice President, Public Policy, Time Warner, Inc.
    Mark IsraelSenior Vice President, Compass Lexecon
    John RyanChief Legal Officer, Level 3 Communications
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute
  • 11:15 Panel: A Discussion with Media and Telecom Leaders
    Dorothy AttwoodSenior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Disney
    Kathy BrownSenior Vice President, Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
    Pablo ChavezDirector, Public Policy, Google
    Mike GallagherPresident and CEO, Entertainment Software Association
    Blair LevinCommunications and Society Program Fellow, Aspen Institute
    Michael PowellPresident and CEO, NCTA
    Joe Waz (moderator), Altura LLC
  • 12:30 A Conversation with the Commissioners
    Mignon ClyburnCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Robert McDowellCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Kim HartTechnology Reporter, Politico


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