U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel to Kick Off TPI Aspen Forum

U.S. Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel to Kick Off TPI Aspen Forum

YouTube’s Merryman added as Dinner Speaker

August 7, 2015 – Technology Policy Institute’s 2015 Aspen Forum opening reception next Sunday evening will include a lively conversation between Michael Daniel, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, and Alan Raul, Sidley Austin LLP partner and former Vice Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

The discussion will cover such timely issues as insights on new arrows in the government’s cyber quiver, the latest in retaliation over state sponsored hacks, and predictions regarding the next digital battleground. Additional topics include the relevance of privacy and surveillance concerns, the promise of information sharing and government help for the private sector, the implications of encryption, “going dark” and Internet backdoors, and reflections on cyberdefense success stories and happy endings.

Audience questions will be invited.

This year’s Monday evening dinner speaker will be Kelly Merryman, Vice President of Content Partnerships for YouTube at Google. In this role, Merryman leads YouTube’s global partnership strategy and management for content creators across the world. Prior to YouTube, Merryman served as Vice President, Content Acquisition at Netflix and also held positions in digital distribution and business development at Sony Pictures.

Additional keynote speakers at this year’s Forum are Timothy F. Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, the Honorable Daniel Marti, U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator and the Honorable Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The event will also feature a discussion with Federal Communications Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly.

Registration for the signature event, scheduled for August 16-18, can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.


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