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Dispatch from the TPI Aspen Forum – Sunday Opening Reception

Dispatch from the TPI Aspen Forum – Sunday Opening Reception

(With help from Corey Rhyan)

The 2013 Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum started out this year with a little rain but plenty of good conversation.  Welcoming remarks were given by TPI President Tom Lenard and TPI Board Member Ray Gifford, who emphasized that the Forum was a great way to end the summer.

Every year, TPI secures a Colorado-based speaker to welcome attendees to the Forum.  This year’s speaker was R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Dish Network.  In keeping with the forum theme, Dodge opined on the creative destruction both past and present in the video delivery industry.  From the usage of smaller satellite dishes, to the rise of the DVR, the changing expectations of consumers have dictated change in the industry, which must transition to provide content on-demand.

Dodge also urged attendees to take time to watch the US Pro Cycling Challenge, which happens to be going through Aspen this year – after attending the afternoon breakout sessions, of course.

Video of last night’s remarks will be posted shortly on the TPI YouTube page, and you can follow along with the pithy and insightful tweets from attendees at #TPIAspen.

Highlights of today’s panels and keynotes will be coming soon.

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