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Tuesday, January 29
 

8:00am EST

Registration, Coffee, and Continental Breakfast
Tuesday January 29, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Newseum

9:00am EST

Welcome Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Berman

Jerry Berman

Chair, Internet Education Foundation
Jerry Berman chairs the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee . He founded IEF in 1997 to help educate Congress about the Internet and related policy issues.Mr. Berman is also co-founder of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT). He coordinated CDT’s free speech... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:00am - 9:05am EST
Room 706

9:05am EST

Keynote with Representative David Cicilline
Speakers
avatar for Representative David Cicilline

Representative David Cicilline

Chairman, House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee
Congressman David N. Cicilline is currently serving his fourth term representing Rhode Island’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cicilline is a member of the House Democratic Leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:05am - 9:15am EST
Newseum

9:15am EST

Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Alexei Alexis
Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Rebecca Kelly Slaughter was sworn in as a Federal Trade Commissioner on May 2, 2018.Prior to joining the Commission, she served as Chief Counsel to Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Leader. A native New Yorker, she advised Leader Schumer on legal, competition, telecom... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am EST
Newseum

9:30am EST

Keynote with Representative Mike Doyle
A keynote address with the Hon. Mike Doyle.

Speakers
avatar for Representative Mike Doyle

Representative Mike Doyle

Chairman, Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Mike Doyle is currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress representing the 18th District of Pennsylvania, which includes the city of Pittsburgh as well as communities in the western, southern, and eastern portions of Allegheny County. His top priorities include creating jobs... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am EST
Newseum

10:00am EST

Fireside Chat with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim and Ted Johnson
The second Fireside Chat of the day begins at 10:00 a.m. with Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim. He will be speaking with Ted Johnson of Variety.

Speakers
avatar for Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Division, The U.S. Department of Justice
Makan Delrahim was confirmed on September 27, 2017, as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.  Mr. Delrahim previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel.  Mr. Delrahim’s rich antitrust background covers the full range of... Read More →
avatar for Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson

Senior Editor, Variety
Ted Johnson is senior editor of Variety, covering politics and government, based in Washington. He also was the host of SiriusXM’s weekly show “PopPolitics,” about the intersection of politics, media and entertainment. Before Variety, Johnson was managing editor of V Life, a... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:00am - 10:25am EST

10:25am EST

Keynote with Representative Bob Latta
Speakers
avatar for Representative Bob Latta

Representative Bob Latta

Ranking Member, Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Since 2007, Congressman Bob Latta has served the people of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Latta is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee where he plays an intricate role in crafting the nation’s energy... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:25am - 10:35am EST

10:45am EST

Coffee Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 10:45am - 11:00am EST
Newseum

11:05am EST

Artificial Intelligence
Policymakers continue to express alarm at the rate at which tech firms are incorporating AI into all facets of business, infrastructure, and government. While calls to slow down innovation are rarely effective, policymakers and policy experts are acknowledging the need for a careful examination of the impact of algorithms on all aspects of society and business.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Weitzner

Daniel Weitzner

Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab
Daniel J. Weitzner is the Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. His group studies the relationship between network architecture and public policy, and develops... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deirdre Mulligan

Deirdre Mulligan

Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Deirdre K. Mulligan is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, a faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, a co-organizer of the Algorithmic Fairness & Opacity Working Group, an affiliated faculty on the Hewlett funded Berkeley ... Read More →
avatar for Alex Rosenblat

Alex Rosenblat

Researcher/Technical Writer, Data & Society
Alex Rosenblat is a technology ethnographer. She is the author of Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work, forthcoming with the University of California Press in October 2018. A researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute, she holds an MA in sociology from... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Nicol Turner Lee

Dr. Nicol Turner Lee

Governance Studies Fellow, Brookings Institution
Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a fellow in the program’s Center for Technology Innovation and a contributor to TechTank.  She comes to Brookings from the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), a national non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving... Read More →
avatar for Mina Hanna

Mina Hanna

Chair, AI and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee, IEEE
Mina Hanna is the current Chair of the IEEE-USA Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Policy Committee, the current Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the IEEE Standards Association’s Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems and the current Vice... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am EST
Newseum

11:05am EST

From Lunchpails to Laptops and Beyond: Preparing America's Workforce for Tomorrow's Jobs
On November 26, General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced that it was cutting 15,000 jobs by saying "we will transform our global workforce to ensure we have the right skill sets to win today and in the future." While GM is able to pivot towards its perceived future, the question remains on how the 15,000 workers will be ready for a similar shift.

With multiple stakeholders in the process, including governments, educational institutions, employers, and of course the workers themselves, adapting to the new economy will require incorporating multiple perspectives and opinions.

Moderators
avatar for David Hyman

David Hyman

President, Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions
David Hyman is the newly minted President of Center for Technology & Workforce Solutions (CTWS). David has spent the past 20 years as a teacher and administrator, with his longest tenure at the Calhoun School, a progressive co-educational independent school on New York City's Upper... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth DeGraff

Kenneth DeGraff

Senior policy advisor to the Speaker of the House, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Kenneth DeGraff is a senior policy advisor to the Speaker of the House, The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, focusing on energy, technology science issues. In that role, he helped craft agreements on provisions in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and 2018 and the 2016 updates to the Toxic... Read More →
avatar for Shawn DuBravac

Shawn DuBravac

President, Avrio Institute
Dr. Shawn DuBravac is author of the New York Times Best Seller Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era... Read More →
avatar for Liz Shuler

Liz Shuler

Secretary Treasurer, AFL-CIO
Liz Shuler is the Secretary-Treasurer and chief financial officer of the AFL-CIO, the second top-level officer for the federation, the first woman elected to the position, and the youngest woman to sit on the federation’s Executive Council.Liz started her career in Portland, Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Carol Eggert

Carol Eggert

Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs, Comcast
Carol Eggert is Senior Vice President, Military and Veteran Affairs.  In this role, she works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Shackelford

Tiffany Shackelford

Chief Strategic Officer, National Governors Association
Tiffany Shackelford serves as both Chief Strategic Officer and Director of Communications for NGA, working with a variety of the organization’s stakeholders, including governors and their staff, to implement effective strategies. She reports directly to CEO Scott D. Pattison and... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am EST
Newseum

11:05am EST

Internet Policy Literacy: What Level of Expertise Do Decision-Makers Need?
Digital privacy, disinformation campaigns, drones, AI, and antitrust are only a few of the pressing technology policy issues of our time. Lately, there's been a lot of talk on social media in Washington. We wanted to ask a group of experts what level of knowledge on any issue, especially on technology, is required for Members of Congress and policymakers in Washington to make sound decisions in the best interests of their constituents. What types of access to information do they need? Can we put forth a formula for sound decision-making on Internet policy issues?  

Moderators
avatar for Tim Lordan

Tim Lordan

Executive Director, Internet Education Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Will Rinehart

Will Rinehart

Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum
Will Rinehart is Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum.Will Rinehart specializes in telecommunication, Internet, and data policy, with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation. He comes to the Forum from TechFreedom, where he was a Research... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Schuman

Daniel Schuman

Policy Director, Demand Progress
Daniel leads Demand Progress and Demand Progress Education Fund’s efforts on issues that concern governmental transparency/accountability/reform, civil liberties/national security, and promoting an open internet. He co-founded the Congressional Data Coalition, which brings together... Read More →
avatar for Stacey Hutchinson

Stacey Hutchinson

Principal, Monument Advocacy
Stacey’s 10+ year career in political campaigns, federal and state government, tech policy, and strategic communications gives her a breadth of knowledge and experience across platforms and industries. Previously, Stacey held senior communications roles on successful congressional... Read More →
avatar for Lorelei Kelly

Lorelei Kelly

Senior Fellow and Director, Resilient Democracy
Lorelei Kelly is an expert on building inclusive and informed democratic systems.  She leads the Resilient Democracy Coalition (RDC) and is based at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University.  The coalition assesses how data, technology and new engagement... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am EST
Newseum

12:00pm EST

Fireside Chat with Representative Jim Langevin and Corey Thomas
The afternoon begins with a conversation between Representative Jim Langevin and Corey E. Thomas.

Speakers
avatar for Representative Jim Langevin

Representative Jim Langevin

Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District Representative, U.S. Congress
Congressman Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he is the Ranking Member of the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and of the House Committee on Homeland Security. A national leader on securing our nation’s... Read More →
avatar for Corey E. Thomas

Corey E. Thomas

President & Chief Executive Officer, Rapid 7
In addition to being president and CEO, Corey is also a member of the Rapid7 board of directors. In 2018, he was elected to the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) board of directors and the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. He also serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST

12:30pm EST

Networking Lunch
Tuesday January 29, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Newseum

1:35pm EST

Internet Governance: Sovereignty or A New Geopolitical Order?
Once upon a time "Internet governance" discussions were limited to technical matters such as root zones and domain name functions, and multi-stakeholder processes prevailed. Yet the last five years have laid bare the awesome power of the Internet as a global force for good and for mischief. Starting with the Snowden revelations in 2014 through accusations of election meddling in 2016, a jarring series of events have forced governments and Internet stakeholders worldwide to reassess the appropriate processes for Internet governance. Now Internet issues such as AI, automation, cyber-weapons, deep-fakes, privacy, disinformation, cybersecurity, and human rights are fraying the existing agreements for governing the Internet. Recently, French President Macron issued a "Paris Call" to fill what he sees a void in Internet governance. At the same time the United Nations is racing to adopt its own governance rules. In this high stakes, geopolitical game of chess, what will prevail?

Moderators
avatar for Shane Tews

Shane Tews

President, Logan Circle Strategies
Shane Tews is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute managing the Global Internet Strategy program that focuses on cyber security and Internet governance as part of AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. Along with her work at AEI Shane... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Mitnick

Drew Mitnick

Policy Counsel, Access Now
Drew works on cybersecurity, digital due process, and privacy. He has experience working on human rights in Asia and the United States. Drew was previously a Senior Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group and served as the Managing Online Editor of the... Read More →
avatar for Peter Fatelnig

Peter Fatelnig

Minister-Counsellor, Delegation of the EU to the US
Peter Fatelnig is Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, residing in Washington DC. Peter’s long experience in the digital tech sector, notably in building industrial innovation strategies, helped the EU to... Read More →
avatar for Laura DeNardis

Laura DeNardis

Professor, Scholar, Author, American University
Dr. Laura DeNardis is a scholar of Internet architecture and governance and a tenured Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C.  Dr. DeNardis is currently an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affa... Read More →
avatar for Steve DelBianco

Steve DelBianco

President & CEO, NetChoice
As President and CEO, 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... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 1:35pm - 2:30pm EST
Newseum

1:35pm EST

Online Expression: Balancing Moderation And Amplification and The Role of Government
We’ve reached a crisis of trust in our society’s sources of information just as the lines between traditional media and Internet media have all but vanished. At the same time, more powerful platforms designed to help us sort through information may have inadvertently empowered us to view only information that we prefer or that reinforces our own biases. A sort of societal tribalism is emerging, leading to increased polarization. Solutions to these problems are far more complex than most are willing to believe. Our panel will explore these questions and what we can do about it.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lordan

Tim Lordan

Executive Director, Internet Education Foundation
avatar for Carl Szabo

Carl Szabo

Vice President and General Counsel, NetChoice
As Vice President and General Counsel, Carl analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies. He monitors and analyzes Federal and state legislation including online taxation and privacy issues.  Carl is also an adjunct professor of privacy... Read More →
avatar for Daphne Keller

Daphne Keller

Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Law School
Daphne Keller is the Director of Intermediary Liability at Stanford's Center for Internet and Society. Her work focuses on platform regulation and Internet users' rights. She has published both academically and in popular press; testified and participated in legislative processes... Read More →
avatar for Henry Fernandez

Henry Fernandez

CEO and Senior Fellow, Fernandez Advisors and Center for American Progress
Henry Fernandez is CEO of Fernandez Advisors, a consulting firm which counsels clients in management, planning, project development and political strategy.      Fernandez is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC where he focuses on state and municipal... Read More →
avatar for Abigail Slater

Abigail Slater

Special Assistant to the President for Tech,Telecom, and Cyber Policy, The White House
Abigail Slater serves in the White House’s National Economic Council as special assistant to the president for technology, telecommunications and cybersecurity policy. She joined the White House from the Federal Trade Commission, where she served as an enforcement attorney and... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 1:35pm - 2:30pm EST

1:35pm EST

Pressure Cooker: What does GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act Mean For Washington?
California and the European Union have both passed extensive data privacy laws in the past year. Together, the two laws will apply to a huge swath of data both in the United States and abroad -- will they prove effective in protecting sensitive consumer data, or will they be an excessive burden on companies, both large and small, which capture user data? Are these laws even enforceable, or will federal legislation and even international norms need to be standardized to protect user data in the digital age? Join a panel of experts at State of the Net as they discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act, GDPR, and the future of commercial privacy in the United States and abroad.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Scola

Nancy Scola

Senior Technology Reporter, Politico
Nancy Scola is a senior technology reporter for POLITICO Pro.For more than a decade, Scola has covered the intersections of technology, politics, and public policy for a wide variety of outlets. She has served as a tech policy reporter for the Washington Post, a contributing writer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil Chilson

Neil Chilson

Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute
Neil Chilson is a Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation at the Charles Koch Institute. In this position, he will help spearhead the Institute’s continued efforts to foster an environment that encourages innovation and the individual and societal progress it makes... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Crenshaw

Jordan Crenshaw

Assistant Policy Counsel, C_TEC, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Crenshaw is Assistant Policy Counsel of C_TEC (Chamber Technology Engagement Center) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 
avatar for Mary Stone Ross

Mary Stone Ross

Proponent and co-author, California Consumer Privacy Act
Mary Stone Ross is a nationally recognized expert in consumer privacy, cybersecurity and data security.  Most recently, she served as president for Californians for Consumer Privacy, a committee that put a statewide initiative on the CA ballot. In that role, she co-authored the California... Read More →
avatar for Lee Tien

Lee Tien

Senior Staff Attorney and Adams Chair for Internet Rights, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Lee Tien is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Adams Chair for Internet Rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, specializing in free speech law, including intersections with intellectual property law and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Lee was a sole practitioner specializing... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 1:35pm - 2:30pm EST
Newseum

2:35pm EST

Cloudy with a Chance of Legislation: The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Privacy Policy
When it comes to digital privacy, meaningful steps have been taken or are planned at nearly every level of government. Globally, Europe’s privacy law has come into effect and the Commerce Department recently concluded the latest Privacy Shield annual review. While other states mull options, California has passed their own state law governing data privacy. At the federal level, NTIA is reviewing comments they received on the path forward on privacy and NIST is developing their own privacy framework while a number of Congressional offices and committees focus on legislation in the 116th congress. This is all on the backdrop of a tech industry that is replete with differing business models. Come hear our panel discuss how we have arrived at this point, what has worked, and the forecast for the future of this crucial issue as well as what those in the cloud-based enterprise space can expect.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Practice Group Chair - Antitrust & Competition Law, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Maureen K. Ohlhausen joins the firm after leading the Federal Trade Commission as Acting Chairman and Commissioner. She directed all aspects of the FTC's antitrust work, including merger review and conduct enforcement, and steered all FTC consumer protection enforcement, with a particular... Read More →
avatar for Chris Calabrese

Chris Calabrese

Interim Co-CEO, Vice President, Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
Chris Calabrese is the Vice President for Policy at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) where he oversees CDT’s policy portfolio. Chris has long been an advocate for privacy protections, Internet openness, limits on government surveillance, and fostering the responsible... Read More →
avatar for Jason Albert

Jason Albert

Deputy General Counsel, Workday
Jason Albert is Deputy General Counsel for Public Policy and Privacy Legal for Workday, a leading cloud provider of enterprise human capital and financial management services. In this role, Albert is responsible for Workday’s global policy and regulatory engagement across a range... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Banker

Elizabeth Banker

Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Internet Association
Elizabeth Banker is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Internet Association, where she focuses on data privacy and security and intermediary liability issues.Banker has been advising technology companies on the intersection of law and policy for over 20 years, both as... Read More →
avatar for Terrell McSweeny

Terrell McSweeny

Partner, Covington
Terrell McSweeny, former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has held senior appointments in the White House, Department of Justice (DOJ), and the U.S. Senate. At the FTC and DOJ Antitrust Division, she played key roles on significant antitrust and consumer protection... Read More →

Moderator
avatar for Angelique Carson

Angelique Carson

Editor, The Privacy Advisor, International Association of Privacy Professionals
Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, is the editor of the IAPP's monthly member publication, The Privacy Advisor, which reaches more than 16,000 subscribers each month. Angelique is the point-of-contact for Advisor submissions and works closely with global contributors each month on cultivating... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:35pm - 3:30pm EST
Newseum

2:35pm EST

Cybersecurity: What's The Next Move?
The past few years have seen both more and more dangerous cyberattacks, and the U.S. government is beginning to respond to emerging cyber threats. For instance, the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security released a report to strengthen systems against botnet attacks last May. 2018 also saw an updated release of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which will be coming up on its 5th Anniversary this year. Is it time to celebrate that anniversary or do we need something more? At the same time supply chain attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent. Our panel will discuss the current cybersecurity environment, how agencies can improve cybersecurity in government and in the private sector, and the effectiveness of guidance such as the botnet report and NIST framework.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone

Editor in Chief, CyberScoop
Jeff Stone writes about cybersecurity CyberScoop. He previously covered technology and privacy at The Wall Street Journal and the Christian Science Monitor, and Internet crime at the International Business Times. Follow him on Twitter @JeffStone500.

Speakers
avatar for Norma Krayem

Norma Krayem

Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight
Norma Krayem is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and chair of the firm's Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Policy and Regulation Team, as well as a member of the Public Policy & Regulation Group. Ms. Krayem provides strategic advice on key issues... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn L. Remaley

Evelyn L. Remaley

Deputy Associate Administrator, OPAD, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Ms. Remaley serves as Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis and Development at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, Ms. Remaley leads a team of experts providing senior policy support to the Secretary... Read More →
avatar for Nathaniel Gleicher

Nathaniel Gleicher

Head of Cybersecurity Policy, Facebook
Nathaniel Gleicher is an engineer and lawyer and works at the intersection of technology, policy, and law. He has taught computer programming, built and secured computer networks, prosecuted cyber crime at the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as director for cybersecurity policy... Read More →
avatar for Megan Stifel

Megan Stifel

Cybersecurity Policy Director, Public Knowledge
Megan is Public Knowledge's Cybersecurity Policy Director.Previously, Megan was the Director for Cyber Policy in the National Security Division at the Department of Justice. She also served as counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division... Read More →
avatar for Moira Bergin

Moira Bergin

Director of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection, U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security
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Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy, AT&T
Chris Boyer is Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy at AT&T Services, Inc., where he is responsible for the company's strategic policy positions related to cybersecurity. Boyer has also recently been appointed chairman of the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:35pm - 3:30pm EST
Newseum

2:35pm EST

Nations Divided: Expression And Our Political Discourse
We've learned a lot about nation-state attempts to tamper with democratic elections in the U.S., in Germany, in Africa and across the globe. Trust is the bedrock of any well-functioning democracy. Yet revelations over the last 16 months show that actors are trying to use the Internet to undermine that trust. Is it the Internet's fault? Our panel will look at what we know about how whether the Internet is being used to disrupt democratic elections and what can be done about it.

Moderators
avatar for Liz Woolery

Liz Woolery

Deputy Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy
Liz Woolery is Deputy Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, where her work focuses on the intersection of free expression and the digital world. Prior to CDT, she was with New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) as a senior policy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ellery Roberts Biddle

Ellery Roberts Biddle

Advocacy Director, Global Voices
Ellery is the Advocacy Director at Global Voices, where she works with a team of bloggers and advocates researching and reporting on threats to online speech and other fundamental rights as they exist on the internet. A citizen media network that amplifies unheard stories and perspectives... Read More →
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Graham Brookie

Director and Managing Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
Graham Brookie is the director and managing editor of the Digital Forensic Research Lab (@DFRLab), a start-up within the Atlantic Council focused on building digital resilience. The @DFRLab is at the forefront of open-source research with a focus on governance, technology, security... Read More →
avatar for Robert Faris

Robert Faris

Research Director at the Berkman Klein Center and co-author of the book Network Propaganda
Robert Faris is the research director at the Berkman Klein Center where he contributes and provides oversight to research at the center. His research includes the study of digital communication mechanisms by civil society organizations and social movements, and the emergence and impact... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 2:35pm - 3:30pm EST
Newseum

3:30pm EST

Coffee Break
Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:30pm - 3:45pm EST
Newseum

3:45pm EST

Keynote Address with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
Speakers
avatar for Brendan Carr

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Brendan Carr was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC by President Donald J. Trump and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017. He was sworn into office on August 11, 2017.  Commissioner Carr brings to the position over a dozen years of... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 3:45pm - 4:10pm EST
Newseum

4:10pm EST

Keynote with Michael Kratsios
Speakers
avatar for Michael Kratsios

Michael Kratsios

Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, The White House
Michael Kratsios is a Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer at the White House. Michael advises the President on a broad range of technology policy issues and drives U.S. technology priorities and strategic initiatives.Under his leadership... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:10pm - 4:15pm EST
Newseum

4:15pm EST

Keynote Address with Representative Suzan DelBene
Speakers
avatar for Representative Suzan DelBene

Representative Suzan DelBene

Washington's 1st Congressional District Representative, U.S. Congress
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene represents Washington’s First Congressional District, which spans from northeast King County to the Canadian border, and includes parts of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties.First sworn into the House of Representatives on Nov. 13, 2012, Suzan... Read More →


Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EST
Newseum

4:45pm EST

Special Commemoration Featuring Representative Anna G. Eshoo
Speakers
avatar for Representative Anna G. Eshoo

Representative Anna G. Eshoo

Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus, U.S. House of Representatives


Tuesday January 29, 2019 4:45pm - 5:00pm EST

5:00pm EST

Reception and Happy Hour
Tuesday January 29, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
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