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Aspen Forum 2020


2020 TECH POLICY, COVID AND THE ELECTION
OCTOBER 19 – 23

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

October 19, 2020
8:45am Book talk: “How Innovation Works”
Lord Matt Ridley, Author
Robert Hahn (moderator), Distinguished Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
9:45am How is the world regulating privacy, and what does that mean for the US?
Bruno GencarelliHead of European Commission International Data Flows and Protection Unit
​​Andrea JelinekChair, European Data Protection Board Director
​​Kenneth ProppSenior Fellow, Atlantic Council
Alan Raul (moderator), Partner, Sidley Austin
12:00pm How has the pandemic changed our views on privacy, and what does that mean for existing and future regulation and legislation?
Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, The University of Arizona
Christina MontgomeryVice President & Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
Maureen OhlhausenSection Chair, Antitrust & Competition Law Firm Partner, Baker Botts
​Andrew SmithDirector, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
Catherine TuckerSloan Distinguished Professor of Management Science and Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan, Chair of the MIT Sloan PhD Program
Tom Lenard (moderator), Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Technology Policy Institute 

October 20, 2020 – Antitrust and Competition Day 

11:00am ​​Antitrust and the FTC in the Next Administration
Scott WallstenPresident and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Edith RamirezCo-Head of Antitrust and Competition and Partner in Privacy and Cybersecurity, Hogan Lovells, and former Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
Rebecca SlaughterCommissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Christine Wilson, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Joshua WrightProfessor and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University
Leah Nylen (moderator), Reporter, Politico12:45pm Competition in the Attention Economy
Ian ConnerDirector of the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
Jeffrey Prince, Professor and Chair of Business Economics and Public Policy, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Kareen RozenAssociate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies, Brown University Department of Economics
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
James MuldrowSenior Director of Product Management, Comscore
Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

October 21, 2020 – China Day

12:30pm A digital cold war? China and the US Post-COVID
Fiona AlexanderDistinguished Fellow in Residence at American University’s Internet Governance Lab and the founder of Salt Point Strategies
Aynne KokasAssociate Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia
Samm SacksCybersecurity Policy and China Digital Economy Fellow, New America
Miriam SapiroCo-Head of Sard Verbinnen & Co’s Washington D.C. office and Vice Chair of SVC Public Affairs
David Gross (moderator), Partner and Co-Chair, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein LLP

1:45pm Book talk: “China: The Bubble that Never Pops”
Tom OrlikChief Economist, Bloomberg Economics
Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

October 22, 2020 – Broadband Day

11:00am The Digital Divide: Pandemic Lessons and Solutions from Around the World
Kelly GillisAssociate Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada
Ceri HowesHead of Regulatory, Opensignal
Larry IrvingPrincipal, The Irving Group
Judith MariscalExecutive Director, Centro Latam Digital and Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Greg RosstonDirector, Public Policy Program, Stanford University and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

12:15pm – Fireside Chat
Ajit PaiChairman, Federal Communications Commission
Brian Sullivan (moderator), “Worldwide Exchange” Anchor & Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

2:00pm Broadband and the FCC: Successes and Challenges
Brendan CarrCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Mignon ClyburnPrincipal, MLC Strategies, Open Society Foundations Leadership in Government Fellow and Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Rob McDowellPartner, Cooley LLP and Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Geoffrey StarksCommissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Bryan Tramont (moderator), Managing Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

October 23, 2020 – Media and Content Day

11:00am Section 230 and the Election​
Neil FriedPrincipal, DigitalFrontiers Advocacy
Karl HerchenroederAssistant Editor, Communications Daily
Alexandra GivensPresident and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology
Eric GoldmanProfessor of Law and Co-Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law
Jamie SusskindVice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for the Consumer Technology Association
Sarah Oh (moderator), Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

1:00pm Fireside Chat
Kevin MayerFormer CEO, TikTok and Chief Operating Officer, ByteDance
Laura Martin (moderator), Senior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC​

2:00pm Streaming and Bundling
Laura MartinSenior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
Rahul TelangTrustees Professor of Information Systems, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew WallensteinPresident and Chief Media Analyst, Variety Intelligence Platform
Ali YurukogluAssociate Professor, Economics, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

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