Aspen Forum 2018

AUGUST 19-21, 2018

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 David Fish at [email protected].

Sunday, August 19

  • 6:00 pm Opening Reception
    Welcoming Remarks

Monday, August 20

  • 8:30 am Keynote
    Paul RomerProfessor, New York University and Director, Marron Institute of Urban Management
  • 9:00 am Privacy, Big Data, And AI: China vs the US vs the EU?
    Julie Brill
    , Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
    Ginger JinProfessor of Economics, University of Maryland, and former Director of FTC Bureau of Economics
    Leslie JohnAssociate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Samm SacksSenior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    Hal VarianChief Economist, Google
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • 10:15 am Antitrust Today: Whose Rules and Which Standards
    Roger Alford
    , ‎Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice
    Alvaro RamosSenior Legal Director and Head of Global Antitrust, Qualcomm
    Joshua WrightUniversity Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University Scalia School of Law
    Thomas Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute

  • 11:30 am Fireside Chat
    Bernard (Barry) A. NigroDeputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, United States Department Justice
    Victoria Graham, Reporter, Bloomberg Law
  • 1:00 pm Keynote: A Declaration of Accountability for Cyberspace
    Charles Rivkin, CEO, Motion Picture Association of America
  • 1:20 pm Platforms Under Fire: What Rules Apply?
    Shane GreensteinMartin Marshall Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
    Robert HahnVisiting Professor, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University and Senior Fellow, Georgetown University, Center for Business and Public Policy
    Daphne KellerDirector of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Center for Internet and Society
    Steve TadelisProfessor of Economics, Business and Public Policy James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business, Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
    Wilson WhiteDirector, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google
    Roger Noll (moderator), Professor of Economics Emeritus, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • 7:00 pm Dinner and Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    Policy Issues in Blockchain
    David Andolfatto
    Vice President, Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
    Lisa GoldmanCounsel, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Digital Commerce, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, United States House of Representatives
    Daniel GorfineDirector and Chief Innovation Officer, LabCFTC
    Steve HopkinsChief Operating Office and General Counsel, Medici Ventures, Inc.
    Daniel HuffCounsel, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives
    Umair JavedLegal Advisor, Wireless and International, Office of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
    Neha NarulaDirector of the Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab
    Mark O’RileyOffice of the General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Emerging Technology Policy, IBM
    Greg RosstonDirector, Public Policy Program and Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
    Sarah Oh (moderator), Research Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

    Spectrum: Will Dynamic Allocation Disrupt Business Models or is it Still a Chimera?

    Michelle Connolly, Professor of the Practice, Economics Department, Duke University
    David DonVice President, Regulatory Policy, Comcast
    Kathleen HamSenior Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile
    Thomas HazlettH.H. Macaulay Endowed Chair in Economics, Clemson University
    Evan KwerelSenior Economic Advisor, Federal Communications Commission
    William LehrEconomist and Industry Consultant, Research Associate,  Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Michael PurdySenior Counsel, Google
    Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

    Digital Inclusion and the Smart City
    Mignon ClyburnFormer Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
    Amy GlasmeierProfessor of Economic Geography and Regional Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Alfred HoProfessor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration
    Cate JohnsonProfessional Staff Member, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology, United States House of Representatives
    Blair LevinNonresident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
    Lauren McCarty, Counsel, Committee on House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, United States House of Representatives
    Wallis RomzekResearch Associate, Technology Policy Institute
    Anne SchwiegerBroadband and Digital Equity Advocate, Department of Innovation & Technology, City of Boston
    John Horrigan (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Tuesday, August 21

  • 8:30 am Fireside Chat
    The Honorable Ajit Pai
    , Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
    Leah Nylen, Chief Global Correspondent for Antitrust, MLex Market Insight
  • 9:15 am What Infrastructure Will Power the Digital Economy and How Will We Get There?
    Rebecca Arbogast
    Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
    Liu Duo, President
    China Academy of Information & Communications Technology
    Larry Downes
    Author and Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
    Frank Louthan
    Managing Director, Raymond James
    David Young
    , ‎Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
    Jonathan Make 
    (moderator), Executive Editor, Warren Communications News Inc.
  • 10:45 am Tech Policy in the US, EU & China
    The Honorable Rohit Chopra
    , Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Chen FuTao
    Minister Counsellor for Science and Technology, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States
    Peter Fatelnig
    Minister-Counsellor for Digital Economy Policy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
    Ambassador David Gross
     (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLP
  • 12:00 pm Closing Luncheon: Streaming Video: Meet the Pirates
    Presentation by
    Sarah Oh, 
    Research Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
    Scott Wallsten,
     Senior Fellow & President, Technology Policy Institute
    Discussion by
    Michael Smith
    Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College


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