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Tuesday, January 28
 

8:00am

Registration / Breakfast
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday January 28, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

9:00am

Welcome
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Tuesday January 28, 2014 9:00am - 9:05am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

9:05am

A discussion with Tom Wheeler, Chairman, Federal Communication Commission and Gigaom's Stacey Higginbotham
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GigaOM's Stacey Higginbotham will chat with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to kickoff State of the Net 2014. 

Moderators
avatar for Stacey Higginbotham

Stacey Higginbotham

Senior Writer, GigaOM
Stacey is happy when immersed in SEC filings, tech specs or poking through a data center. She has spent the last 11 years covering technology and finance for publications such as The Deal, the Austin Business Journal, The Bond Buyer and BusinessWeek, and works remotely from Austin, Texas. At Gigaom, Stacey covers broadband, data center infrastructure, policy and regulation, and entrepreneurs/startups, and is particularly excited to discover new... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Tom Wheeler became the 31st Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 4, 2013. Chairman Wheeler was appointed by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. | | For over three decades, Chairman Wheeler has been involved with new telecommunications networks and services, experiencing the revolution in telecommunications as a policy expert, an advocate, and a businessman. As an... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 9:05am - 9:25am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

9:25am

Keynote Remarks by Penny Pritzker, Secretary, Department of Commerce + Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

The Commerce Department has a central role in the Internet-driven economy, including issuing patents, managing spectrum resources, developing cybersecurity standards, and guiding Internet policy. Secretary Pritzker, who has made the digital economy a core departmental priority, will discuss her approach to critical questions of the day, such as: How can we better protect personal information and intellectual property online? How can we defend our nation’s critical digital infrastructure from cyberattack? How can we combat protectionist Internet policies and promote global flows of information and technologies?  And how can we do all this while preserving the fundamentally open nature of the Internet?

Secretary Pritzker will also spend a few moments toward the end of this session answering questions from the audience. 

Speakers
avatar for Penny Pritzker

Penny Pritzker

Secretary of Commerce, US Department of Commerce
The Commerce Department has a central role in the internet-driven economy, including issuing patents, managing spectrum resources, developing cybersecurity standards, and guiding Internet policy. Secretary Pritzker, who has made the digital economy a core departmental priority, will discuss her approach to critical questions of the day, such as: How can we defend our nation’s critical digital infrastructure from cyberattack? How can... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 9:25am - 9:55am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

9:55am

Keynote Remarks by Senator John Thune, Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Sen. John Thune

Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus, United States Senate
John Thune grew up in Murdo, South Dakota. His interest in politics was sparked at a young age after making five of six free throws during a freshman high school basketball game. He was later greeted by a spectator who said, “I noticed you missed one.” That spectator happened to be well-known sports enthusiast and South Dakota U.S. Representative Jim Abdnor. The introduction was the start of a friendship that ignited John’s... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 9:55am - 10:10am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

10:10am

Keynote Remarks by Mythili Raman, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice
Limited Capacity seats available

Investigating and Prosecuting Cybercrime and the Protection of Privacy: Identity thieves hack into retailers and steal millions of credit card numbers.  Company insiders sell trade secrets and steal private information.  When federal law enforcement brings to justice offenders who commit such crimes, it plays a key role in protecting privacy on the Internet.  Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman will provide insights into the key role that investigating and prosecuting cybercrime plays in protecting the privacy interests of everyday Americans.


Speakers
avatar for Mythili Raman

Mythili Raman

Acting Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Criminal Division, US Dept. of Justice
As head of the Criminal Division, Ms. Raman oversees nearly 600 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop the criminal law. She also works closely with the nation’s 93 United States Attorneys in connection with the investigation and prosecution of criminal matters in their districts. | | Ms. Raman has been serving in the Criminal Division since August 2008, first as Acting Chief of Staff and... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:10am - 10:30am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

10:30am

Coffee Break
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Sponsors


Tuesday January 28, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
Newseum Room 704 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

11:00am

A TechCrunch Discussion with Senator Rand Paul and Greg Ferenstein
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During a 30 minute on-stage discussion TechCrunch's Greg Ferenstein will ask Senator Rand Paul about small government conservatism, Silicon Valley's political values, and Innovation. #SOTN14

Moderators
avatar for Gregory Ferenstein

Gregory Ferenstein

Author / Educator, TechCrunch
Greg Ferenstein is an author and educator. He writes in the areas of social technology, education and politics. As an educator, he designs curriculum that teaches communication skills. He writes for TechCrunch.

Speakers
avatar for Sen. Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul

Senator, US Senate
Dr. Rand Paul is the junior United States Senator for Kentucky since 2010.  Among his first legislative proposals: cutting $500 billion in federal spending and a plan to balance the federal budget in just five years. He has since introduced similar bills with growing support. In the Senate, Rand serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and Small Business Committees... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 11:00am - 11:20am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

11:30am

Luncheon Keynote Discussion Between Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston + Q&A
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Bob Goodlatte, Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus and Chairman of the Judiciary Committee will sit down for a discussion with Drew Houston, an American internet entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Dropbox

Speakers
avatar for Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus
Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia in the United States House of Representatives. In the 113th Congress, Bob was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He is the first Judiciary Committee Chairman from Virginia in the last 125 years. Bob has been an active Member of the Judiciary Committee since arriving in Congress, serving in a variety of leadership positions on the Committee... Read More →
avatar for Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Founder & CEO, Dropbox
Drew Houston is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Houston received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006. He wrote the first lines of code for Dropbox while at a train station in Boston. In 2012, Drew was named to MIT Technology Review’s top innovators under 35. Fortune also included Houston in Fortune’s “40 Under 40.” | | In the little free time he has, Drew can be found... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 11:30am - 12:15am
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

12:15pm

Networking Lunch
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Tuesday January 28, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

1:15pm

Debating Broadband Speeds in America: What Do the Numbers Say and Why Do They Matter?
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The relative standing of high-speed communications networks in the United States is a subject of periodic debate. Various organizations rank countries' network speeds, and some find America's standing wanting. The debate typically unfolds from this point with some disputing the metrics used to develop rankings, others saying international comparisons really are not "apples to apples" across countries, while others say America's ranking is call for alarm and policy intervention. This panel will examine what the speed numbers what they mean and how, if at all, policymakers should respond to them. The panel will also explore what other metrics policymakers and consumers need to inform their decisions. If a transparent broadband marketplace is to help in the development of a sensible policy framework, what needs to be done so that information about networks and service attributes are clear and meaningful to all stakeholders?

Moderators
avatar for John B. Horrigan

John B. Horrigan

Communications and Technology Policy Consultant, John B. Horrigan, Ph.D
John Horrigan is an independent communications and technology policy consultant. Horrigan’s work focuses on consumers’ use of information and communications technologies and drivers of broadband adoption and usage.  | | Horrigan has served as Vice President at the Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies where he authored a report on how minority communities used mobile and broadband connections in job search... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Atkinson

Robert Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based policy think tank. He is also author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005), and the State New Economy Index series. He has an... Read More →
avatar for Sascha Meinrath

Sascha Meinrath

VP & Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation
Sascha Meinrath is vice president of the New America Foundation and director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI), where he leads efforts to advance policy and regulatory reforms that protect an open and free Internet, safe communications, and promote competition in mobile and wireline telecommunications. An unapologetic advocate for consumers and a counterweight to the major telecom and wireless industry lobbyists in Washington, Sascha was... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Newseum Room 807 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

1:15pm

If the Multistakeholder Model is the Past, Present and Future of Internet Governance, Can Someone Please Define It?
Limited Capacity seats available

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY:
The Honorable Larry Strickling, 
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information
and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
U.S. Department of Commerce [Bio]

Abstract: The U.S. advocates "the multi-stakeholder model" (MSM) as the basis for global Internet governance.  And yet it is not always clear what MSM is -- even the ITU is now claiming that it is multi-stakeholder.  Furthermore, discrete facets of the U.S. government are not always consistent about its reliance on any particular MSM approach.  There is a need for greater clarity about what is meant by MSM and why we might want to rely on it in some circumstances but not in others.  Furthermore, questions have been raised about how well this model works for less developed countries, non-English speaking cultures and countries with weak or barely existent civil society institutions.  Even within developed economies, there are serious questions about the role of national governments and government agencies in multi-stakeholder policymaking processes.  Governments still have trouble participating in open, bottom-up policymaking.  Many fear that governments will use their superior resources or behind-the-scenes politics to unbalance or warp the MSM.  We need more discussion and analysis of the limitations and strengths of the MSM, and how concepts of multi-stakeholder governance can best be implemented and improved.

Moderators
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Milton L. Mueller is Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. His research and teaching explore the political economy of communication and information. For the past 15 years his research, teaching and public service have concentrated on problems related to global Internet governance. | | His books Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Arbogast

Rebecca Arbogast

IEF Board, Comcast
Rebecca Arbogast serves as Vice President for Global Public Policy for Comcast Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for the development and coordination of the company’s public policy efforts across the corporation. Prior to joining Comcast in 2011, Rebecca served as Managing Director at Stifel Financial, where she provided advice to institutional investors on legal issues affecting communications, media and technology... Read More →
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Laura DeNardis

Professor, American University
Dr. Laura DeNardis is a scholar of Internet architecture and governance, a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and a Professor in the School of Communication at American University. Her books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014); Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Klimburg

Alexander Klimburg

Senior Advisor, OIIP
Alexander Klimburg is a Fellow at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. Since joining the Institute in October 2006, Mr. Klimburg has undertaken government national security projects for, among others, the Austrian Federal Chancellery, the Ministry of Defense, and the National Security Council. Mr. Klimburg has partaken in international and intergovernmental discussions, and acts as an advisor to the Austrian delegation to... Read More →
avatar for Youn Jung Park

Youn Jung Park

Professor, SUNY Korea
Ms. Youn Jung Park holds a Ph.D in Information, Science and Technology. She is a specialist in Internet infrastructures including Internet addresses. Currently, Ms. Park currently teaches at SUNY Korea, and is also a consultant for the Korean Internet and Security Agency (KISA). | | In the past, Ms. Park served on Korea's Advisory Committee of the National Internet Development Agency (.KR registry), and she represented the Asia Pacific... Read More →
avatar for Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues. Prior to joining the State Department in 2013, Ambassador Sepulveda... Read More →
avatar for Larry Strickling

Larry Strickling

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
Lawrence E. Strickling was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce in June 2009. In this role, Strickling serves as Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. A technology policy expert with more than two decades of... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Newseum Room 709 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

1:15pm

Reforming the NSA Surveillance System: Assessing the Options
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The NSA’s surveillance program brought to light by the controversial revelations of Edward Snowden has raised myriad debates about whether and how to reform the different programs within the NSA surveillance system. Almost everyone is calling for some type of reform. Presidential advisory panels have offered reform suggestions, former FISA panel judges have weighed in with ideas, Members of Congress have introduced bills, and every civil libertarian in the country has ideas on how to reform the system. On January 17 President Obama addressed the nation and offered his own ideas how to implement program changes. Our panel will explore many of the reform ideas volleyed thus far and assess their efficacy.

Moderators
avatar for Nuala O'Connor

Nuala O'Connor

President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology
The Center for Democracy & Technology’s (CDT) Board of Directors today announced that Nuala O’Connor has been named President & CEO, effective January 21, 2014. O’Connor will succeed Leslie Harris, who is stepping down after leading CDT for nearly nine years. | | O’Connor is an internationally recognized expert in technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven G. Bradbury

Steven G. Bradbury

Partner, Dechert LLP
Steven G. Bradbury is a nationally known litigation partner who focuses on antitrust and administrative law, judicial review of agency actions, Supreme Court cases and other appellate litigation, constitutional issues, national security law, and general commercial litigation. He has extensive experience representing leading companies in a wide range of litigation cases and administrative matters, at the agency, trial court, and appellate... Read More →
avatar for Judge James G. Carr

Judge James G. Carr

Former Judge, FISA Court
James G. Carr  is a federal district judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. From May, 2002, until May, 2008, Judge Carr served, by appointment of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, as a member of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C. He served as Chief Judge from... Read More →
avatar for David Medine

David Medine

Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
David Medine started full-time as Chairman on May 27, 2013. Previously, Mr. Medine was an Attorney Fellow for the Security and Exchange Commission and a Special Counsel at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. From 2002 to 2012, he was a partner in the law firm WilmerHale where his practice focused on privacy and data security, having previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House National Economic Council from 2000 to 2001. From... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Richardson

Michelle Richardson

Legislative Counsel, ACLU
Michelle Richardson (@Richardson_Mich) is a Legislative Counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office where she focuses on national security and government transparency issues such as the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, cybersecurity, state secrets and the Freedom of Information Act. Before coming to the ACLU in 2006, Richardson served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee where... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

2:15pm

Coffee Break
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors


Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Newseum Room 704 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

2:45pm

Fortifying the Cyber Framework: Can Stakeholders Make It Happen?
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The journey toward establishing a cyber resilient network by the private sector, by Congress and by the Obama Administration has been a long one. Some say catastrophe awaits should we fail to both secure critical infrastructure and establish a reliable and trustworthy system for sharing cyber threat information. In less than a month NIST will release its Cyber Framework that was required by Presidential executive order. At the same time Congress is working with industry players, privacy advocates and the Administration to incentivize and indemnify companies that share information about cyber threats with law enforcement. The panel will look preview the NIST framework and bills in Congress and forecast potential obstacles for implementation. The panel will debate whether finally all stakeholders will come together to face cyber threats in a reasonable and effective way.

Moderators
avatar for Shane Tews

Shane Tews

Chief Policy Officer, 463 Communications
Shane Tews is the Chief Policy Officer at 463 Communications.  Shane works closely with the partners and account managers as a senior strategic advisor helping to coordinate a strategic policy approach to enhance communications programs for clients public policy communications programs.  She assists in relationship management with Congress, the Administration, Think Tanks and Trade Associations.  Shane was formerly Vice... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emilio Cividanes

Emilio Cividanes

Partner, Venable LLP
Emilio Cividanes concentrates his practice on helping companies meet their privacy obligations in a competitive and global marketplace, and shape the data protection laws and regulations that govern their activities. His practice centers on counseling clients in various industries, including marketing, entertainment, electronic publishing, telecommunications, retail, health care, pharmaceutical, financial services, and hospitality, on how to... Read More →
avatar for Bob Dix

Bob Dix

VP, Government Affairs and Critical Infrastructure Protection, Juniper Networks
Bob Dix is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Critical Infrastructure Protection for Juniper Networks. Mr. Dix has enjoyed a distinguished career in both the public and private sector, and is widely recognized across industry and government as a subject matter expert and a leading policy expert in furthering government/industry partnerships to protect U.S. critical infrastructure. He was honored in 2008 with the prestigious Federal... Read More →
avatar for Adam Sedgewick

Adam Sedgewick

Senior Information and Technology Policy Officer, NIST
Adam Sedgewick serves as Senior Information Technology Policy Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In this role, Adam represents NIST on the Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force and advices NIST leadership on cybersecurity issues. Previously, Adam was Senior Advisor to the Federal Chief Information Officer Council, coordinating cross-agency initiatives and assisting in the implementation of OMB policy and... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Stern

Katherine Stern

Senior Counsel, Rule of Law Program, Constitution Project
Katherine E. Stern is senior counsel for the Constitution Project’s Rule of Law Program, where she focuses on counter-terrorism policy and civil liberties, including government secrecy, surveillance and individual privacy. She works principally with the Project’s bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee, seeking to protect Americans’ civil liberties as well as our nation’s security post-Sept. 11. | | Before joining the... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:45pm - 3:50pm
Newseum Room 807 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

2:45pm

The Third Era of Currency: How the Internet, Mathematics, & Bitcoin are Innovating Money
Limited Capacity seats available

From sheckels to silver dollars, the medium with which we exchange for goods and services has always been indicative of the times. Today we explore the next era of currency, one backed by mathematics, powered by the Internet, driven by the market and delivered by the innovative open source protocol known as Bitcoin. Experts will discuss the social and economic benefits as well as the challenges in reinventing currency. The panel will explore how the Internet is disrupting everything including money.

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson

Technology Reporter, Washington Post
Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development. | | Peterson was previously a tech reporter for ThinkProgress, and her writing has also appeared on Slate and Science Progress. | | Source: Washington... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Athey

Susan Athey

Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Athey earner her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Ph. D from Stanford, and she holds an honorary doctorate from Duke University. She previously taught at the economics departments at MIT, Stanford and Harvard. Her current research focuses on the economics of the internet, marketplace design, auction theory, the statistical analysis of auction data, and the intersection of computer science and economics. Recently she has... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Brito

Jerry Brito

Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Jerry Brito is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. His research focuses on technology and Internet policy, copyright, and the regulatory process. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the coauthor, with Susan Dudley... Read More →
avatar for John Collins

John Collins

Professional Staffer, Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs
John Collins serves as a Professional Staff Member for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), with responsibility for special investigations and issues related to critical infrastructure security. Mr. Collins is the lead for the Committee’s inquiry into issues related to digital currencies and the Chairman’s principal advisor on the subject. He has led hearings and... Read More →
avatar for Edward Felten

Edward Felten

Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Ed Felten is the Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University as well as a professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton. He was the first Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission while on leave from Princeton. | | His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology. Specific topics include software security... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Murck

Patrick Murck

General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation
Patrick Murck is a founding member and General Counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation. His expertise extends across the legal and regulatory issues governing the use of Bitcoin, virtual economies, gamification, alternative payment systems, and social loyalty and reward programs. Previously, he has been an executive represented digital currency clients and worked as a telecom, media and technology attorney with a Washington, D.C.-based law firm. He... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:45pm - 3:50pm
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

2:45pm

Will the Brazilian Reboot Turn the Internet Into a BRIC?
Limited Capacity seats available

The NSA revelations have roiled the foundations of the international Internet governance framework. In the wake of the controversy, ICANN and the Brazilian government have formed an alliance to hold a summit conference in April. The goal of the meeting is to produce global agreement on basic Internet principles, an institutional framework for multistakeholder Internet governance, and a roadmap to evolve and globalize current institutions. The ICANN-Brazil alliance raises eyebrows among many because of Brazil's past criticism of the private sector-led approach to Internet governance and its ties to the G77 group of countries. On the other hand, supporters of the initiative contend that the alliance may pave the way for breakthroughs that could stabilize and give greater legitimacy to the current system. What can be gained, and what might be lost from this important conference on the future of Internet governance?

The time and location of this event is subject to change.

Moderators
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Milton L. Mueller is Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. His research and teaching explore the political economy of communication and information. For the past 15 years his research, teaching and public service have concentrated on problems related to global Internet governance. | | His books Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fadi Chehadé

Fadi Chehadé

President & CEO, ICANN
(TBC) ICANN President and CEO
avatar for Steve DelBianco

Steve DelBianco

Executive Director, NetChoice
As Executive Director, Steve works with NetChoice members to set and execute the NetChoice agenda. Steve has become a well-known expert on Internet governance, online consumer protection, and Internet taxation. He’s provided expert testimony in 25 Congressional hearings and many more state legislative sessions. Steve is frequently quoted on technology issues in the media, including a segment on 60 Minutes exposing barriers to innovation in... Read More →
avatar for Ambassador David A. Gross

Ambassador David A. Gross

Partner, Wiley Rein, LLP
Ambassador Gross is one of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications, having addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone else in modern history. Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience as a lawyer, global policy maker, and corporate executive, he assists U.S. companies seeking to enter or expand... Read More →
avatar for Eric Loeb

Eric Loeb

Vice President, AT&T
Eric H. Loeb is responsible for supporting AT&T’s international external affairs team. | | In addition to implementing market access strategies to enable AT&T’s global expansion to satisfy customer needs, other responsibilities for Mr. Loeb include ensuring compliance with international telecom regulations, and advocacy on a wide range policy matters related to the stable growth, innovation and investment by the... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini

Project Director, Latin America Resource Center @ New America Foundation
Carolina Rossini is the project director for the Latin America Resource Center at the Internet Governance and Human Rights program at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute. She has more than 12 years of experience on internet policy, law and transactions, including advocacy, research and teaching activities. Ms. Rossini was formerly director for international intellectual property at the Electronic Frontier... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 2:45pm - 3:50pm
Newseum Room 709 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

3:55pm

K-12 Innovation and Student Privacy: Can They Co-Exist in the Era of Tablets, Big Data, and Cloud Storage?
Limited Capacity seats available

As technology continues to rapidly progress, K-12 educators and administrators have been integrating Internet and mobile technologies into the academic lives of students across America. In today's era of data analysis and cloud storage, some policymakers are asking whether the laws governing student privacy are keeping up with that rapid technological revolution. Senator Ed Markey, the junior senator from Massachusetts, recently raised concerns with Education Secretary Arne Duncan about student data protection. This panel will ask how legislation, regulation and enforcement best be crafted to allow educators to reap the benefits of cloud computing while also safeguarding important privacy rights associated with the handling of education-related information.

Moderators
avatar for Joni Lupovitz

Joni Lupovitz

Vice President, Policy, Common Sense Media
Joni Lupovitz served as chief of staff to the Federal Trade Commission chairman from March 2009 to March 2013. In that position, she was a senior adviser to the FTC chairman on policy, strategic planning, and management. She coordinated with the FTC senior staff to advance the agency’s consumer protection and competition missions, including law enforcement and policy initiatives involving consumer privacy, new technologies, and marketing to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Guidera

Aimee Guidera

Founder & Executive Director, Data Quality Campaign
Aimee Rogstad Guidera, founder and executive director, leads the Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) efforts to encourage policymakers to increase the availability and use of high-quality education data to improve student achievement.Aimee was named one of TIME's School of Thought: 12 Education Activists of 2012 for her devoted and proactive leadership on the data front. Additionally in 2012 Aimee was selected for the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows... Read More →
avatar for Mark MacCarthy

Mark MacCarthy

VP Public Policy, SIIA
Mark MacCarthy joined the Software and Information Industry Association in February 2011 as Vice President for Public Policy. He advises member companies and directs public policy initiatives in the areas of intellectual property enforcement, technology and trade issues, information privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and the promotion of educational technology. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, where he teaches... Read More →
avatar for Joel R. Reidenberg

Joel R. Reidenberg

Founding Academic Director, Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School
Joel R. Reidenberg is the inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at Princeton (2013/14) and holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law at Fordham University. He is the Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School. He is a former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Chief Academic Officer of Fordham University and a former... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Styles

Kathleen Styles

Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management, US Dept. of Education
Kathleen Styles is the U.S. Department of Education's first Chief Privacy Officer. Kathleen coordinates and oversees Federal technical assistance on privacy and confidentiality throughout the education community. | | She leads the Privacy, Information, and Records Management Services division, a new division at Education dedicated to advancing the responsible collection, use, and stewardship of information, including the administration of... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Newseum Room 806 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

3:55pm

NSA Crypto Wars, Episode VII: the Internet Strikes Back?
Limited Capacity seats available

Revelations that intelligence agencies have been tapping into backbone Internet links and subverting standards processes and security technologies have spurred the Internet's engineer community to harden core Internet protocols and reexamine standards setting processes. This panel will discuss: what is the state of Internet and web security and cryptography in the shadow of these revelations? What kinds of proposals are gaining traction in technical standard-setting forums like the IETF? What NIST is doing from within the US government to evaluate federal information processing standards? What does the current landscape look like from the perspective of an innovative secure communications start-up?

Moderators
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Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology
Joseph Lorenzo Hall is the Chief Technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the internet remains free, open and innovative. | | Hall's work focuses on the nexus between technology, law, and policy, working carefully to ensure that technology and technical considerations are appropriately embedded into legal and policy environments. Supporting work across all of... Read More →

Speakers
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Matthew Green

Research Professor, Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute
Matthew D. Green is an Assistant Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute.  After earning his PhD in 2008, Green went on research techniques for privacy-enhanced information storage, anonymous payment systems, and bilinear map-based cryptography.  | | Mr. Green was formerly a partner in Independent Security Evaluators, a custom security evaluation and design consultancy, and he currently consults... Read More →
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Andrew Regenscheid

Mathematician, NIST
Andrew Regenscheid is a Mathematician in the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).   As part of the Cryptographic Technology Group, Andrew develops cryptographic standards and guidelines for the U.S. Federal government.  Since joining NIST in 2007, Andrew has worked on new cryptographic algorithm standardization efforts, including the international SHA-3 Competition, and guidelines on... Read More →
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Sean Turner

Owner, International Electronic Communication (IECA), Inc.
Sean Turner is co-founder of IECA, Inc. and he is author or co-author of RFCs 3185, 4809, 5275, 5480, 5750-5756, and Implementing Email and Security Tokens: Current Standards, Tools, and Practices (John Wiley and Sons, 2008). He is currently co-director of the IETF Security Area. Prior to this position, he was co-chair of the XMPP and SMIME WGs. Sean received a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of... Read More →
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Phil Zimmermann

Co-founder, Silent Circle
Philip R. Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, an email encryption software package. Originally designed as a human rights tool, PGP was published for free on the Internet in 1991 and became the most widely used email encryption software in the world. In early 1996, Zimmermann founded PGP Inc. That company was acquired by Network Associates Inc (NAI) in 1997, where he stayed on for three years as Senior Fellow. In 2002 PGP was... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Newseum Room 807 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

3:55pm

What's the Proper Federal Framework to Promote Internet Communications?
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
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Tim Lordan

Executive Director, IEF
Tim Lordan serves as executive director for the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to educating the public and policy makers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote democracy, communications and commerce. Mr. Lordan joined the IEF in 1999 as the first permanent staff member. The IEF assists the efforts of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee... Read More →

Speakers
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Susan Crawford

Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School
Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property at the Harvard Law School (2014). She is a professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, and a co-director of the Berkman Center. She is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age, and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. She served as Special Assistant to the... Read More →
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Larry Downes

Author/Industry Analyst, The Washington Post
Larry Downes is an Internet industry analyst and speaker on developing business strategies in an age of constant technological disruption. | Downes is author of the Business Week and New York Timesbusiness bestseller, “Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance” (Harvard Business School Press, 1998), which has sold nearly 200,000 copies and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the five most important... Read More →
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Robert McDowell

Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute
Hudson Visiting Fellow Robert McDowell was a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) until 2013. He was appointed by presidents George W. Bush (2006) and Barack Obama (2009), and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate each time.  His second nomination in 2009 made him the first Republican appointed to an independent agency by President Obama.  Prior to joining the FCC, he worked in senior positions in the... Read More →
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Andrew McLaughlin

SVP, betaworks
Andrew McLaughlin is SVP at betaworks and CEO of Digg and Instapaper, based in New York City. | | Andrew is chairman of the board of Access, a member of the boards of directors of Chartbeat, the Sunlight Foundation, and Public Knowledge, and a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2011-2013, Andrew served on the board of Code for America. | | Personal Quote: "In the area of free speech, I think it’s been a great thing... Read More →


Tuesday January 28, 2014 3:55pm - 5:00pm
Newseum Room 709 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors

Tuesday January 28, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Newseum Room 706/705 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20001