Discounted registration for the Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum has been extended through the July 4th holiday week. The discount of $500 off the regular registration fee is now available through Monday, July 8th.
Creative destruction occurs when new companies or business models replace existing ones, transforming existing industries or creating entirely new ones. This phenomenon is especially pronounced in the tech industry, where such disruptions can dramatically and quickly change the competitive landscape. The panel “Deconstructing Creative Destruction” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will feature start-up founders, market analysts and academics who will attempt to unpack the black box of disruptive innovation by exploring how entrepreneurs take on established industries and the obstacles standing in their way.
As the internet becomes an increasingly integral part of our lives for work and entertainment, there is increased focus on the economics of the internet ecosystem. Are markets for broadband and applications sufficiently competitive? Are they delivering what consumers and businesses want and need? Most importantly, is government providing a framework that encourages investment and innovation? The panel “Competition, Regulation and the Evolution of Internet Business Models” at the TPI Aspen Forum will feature speakers from broadband providers, government and academia to discuss such topics as: the economics of broadband platforms, business models and pricing plans, investment in infrastructure and applications, and the need to update public policies accordingly.
The Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum is set to convene in just over a week, on Sunday August 19th and concluding Tuesday, August 21st. Keynote speakers at the 2012 Aspen Forum include Philip Falcone, Chief Executive Officer of Harbinger Capital Partners; Erik Brynjolfsson from MIT; The Wall Street Journal’s Gordon Crovitz; Google’s General Counsel, Kent Walker; Jon Summers, Senior Vice President, Applications and Service Infrastructure for AT&T; and author Andrew Keen. Just added to the agenda is Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of Pandora.
As the Internet has grown, antitrust enforcement in the internet sector has become a priority in both the United States and Europe. In order to best serve consumers’ interests, antitrust policy in this dynamic sector needs to be based on an accurate understanding of how the competitive process works. Participants in the panel “Internet Competition: Implications for Antitrust” at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum will discuss this issue generally and assess the record of antitrust enforcement against high tech and internet-based companies. Online registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website.
Earlier this year, the White House and the Federal Trade Commission released major privacy reports endorsing a multistakeholder process to develop voluntary codes of conduct as well as legislation to augment self-regulatory efforts. Panelists for the session “Multistakeholder Processes for Privacy: Regulation, Self-Regulation or Markets” at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum will discuss these reports as well as efforts by the Department of Commerce and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to implement some of the reports’ recommendations. In addition, the panelists will discuss FTC enforcement under its existing authority. The session will be moderated by Thomas Lenard, President and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute.
Two panel discussions at the Technology Policy Institute’s 2012 Aspen Forum will cover an array of forthcoming national and international internet policy issues. The panels will feature U.S. and foreign government officials and public policy experts from a range of Internet corporations. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 19 – 21.