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ASPEN FORUM 2015


THE GOVERNMENT BACK IN BUSINESS: REVENGE OF THE REGULATORS?
AUGUST 16-18, 2015

Regulation is back in vogue. From network neutrality to big data and the internet of things, an increasingly prevalent tendency is to look to Congress or regulatory agencies for solutions to real or perceived problems. Today, policymakers favor pre-emptive interventions, consistent with the “precautionary principle” of regulation, which holds that it is better to prevent problems before they happen but eschew cost-benefit analysis when creating rules. What accounts for the newfound infatuation with the regulatory state? Are we ignoring lessons from academic research regarding regulation? How will today’s policies affect innovation in technology-creating and technology-using industries? Discussion panels and speakers at the 2015 TPI Aspen Forum focused on this new-found confidence in the regulatory state and its possible consequences.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

  • 6:00 pm Opening Reception Welcoming Remarks Honorable Michael DanielSpecial Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Alan RaulPartner and Global Coordinator, Privacy, Data Security and Information Law Practice, Sidley Austin LLP

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

  • 8:30 am Keynote Address
    Tim BresnahanLandau Professor of Technology and the Economy, Department of Economics and, by courtesy, Professor of Economics for the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
  • 9:00 am Panel: Fall and Rise of the Regulatory State
    Robert CrandallAdjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
    William KovacicGlobal Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School
    Roger NollProfessor of Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
    Nancy RoseDeputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
    Honorable Howard ShelanskiAdministrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, The White House
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:10 am Panel: Congress and the FCC After Title II
    Rebecca ArbogastSenior Vice President for Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
    Jonathan BakerProfessor of Law, American University’s Washington College of Law
    Honorable Michael O’RiellyCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Robert QuinnSenior Vice-President, Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T
    David RedlChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 11:10 am Panel: Whose Rules? Internet Regulations in a Global Economy
    Honorable Julie BrillCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Peter DavidsonSenior Vice President For Federal Government Relations, Verizon
    Andrea GloriosoCounselor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA
    Adam KovacevichDirector of Public Policy, Google
    Kevin MartinVice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy, Facebook
    Ambassador David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein LLP
  • 12:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Discussion
    Honorable Michelle K. LeeUnder Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Honorable Daniel MartiIntellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, The White House
    John Duffy (moderator), Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • 2:00-3:30 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    Music Licensing: Moving to the Digital Era
    Steve BenèGeneral Counsel, Pandora
    Michael Huppe‎President and Chief Executive Officer, SoundExchange
    Casey RaeChief Executive Officer, Future of Music Coalition
    Lawrence WhiteRobert Kavesh Professor of Economics and Deputy Chair, Economics, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University
    Stephen Worth‎Senior Corporate Counsel, Digital Music, Amazon
    Michael Smith (moderator), Senior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University

    Intellectual Property, Standard Setting Organizations and Competition Policy
    John DuffySamuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
    Honorable F. Scott KieffCommissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
    William KovacicGlobal Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School
    Nancy RoseDeputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
    Laurie SelfVice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Inc.
    Carl ShapiroTransamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; former Member, Council of Economic Advisers
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

    Emerging Issues in Unlicensed Spectrum
    David DonVice President for Regulatory Policy, Comcast Corporation
    David GoldmanChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Kathleen HamVice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, T-Mobile USA
    Staci PiesSenior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google
    Peter PitschAssociate General Counsel and Executive Director, Communications Policy, Intel Corporation
    Gregory RosstonDeputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 6:00 pm Dinner and Keynote Keynote
    Kelly MerrymanVice President, Content Partnerships for YouTube, Google

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

  • 8:30 am Panel: Discussion with FCC Commissioners
    Honorable Mignon ClyburnCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Honorable Michael O’RiellyCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Brian FungTechnology Reporter, The Washington Post
  • 9:15 am Panel: Universal Service: Towards Broadband, Efficiency and Equity
    James AsseyExecutive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
    Honorable Mignon ClyburnCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Blair LevinExecutive Director, Gig.U and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
    Gregory RosstonDeputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
    Bradley WimmerProfessor of Economics, Lee Business School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:30 am Panel: Big Data, Privacy and the Internet of Things
    Shawn DuBravacChief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association
    Alexander MacgillivrayDeputy Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
    Honorable Terrell McSweenyCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Paul NagleChief Counsel, Subcommittee on Manufacturing and Trade, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 11:30 am Panel: Creative Destruction in the Creative Industries: How Technology is Changing Content Business Models
    Michael HerringChief Financial Officer, Pandora
    Laura MartinSenior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
    Jean PrewittPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Film & Television Alliance
    Mark SilversteinCorporate Development & Legal Counsel, Head of Product, Tech & Policy, Spotify
    Michael SmithSenior Adjunct Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 12:45 pm Closing Luncheon

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