New Executive Conference Examines Critical Policy Issues Affecting Technology Innovation and Adoption - Tech Policy Summit to be Held February 26 & 27 in Silicon Valley

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Bringing together prominent leaders from the private and public sectors, Silicon Valley will host a first-of-its-kind technology policy summit next February. The nonpartisan, invite-only Tech Policy Summit will be held February 26-27, 2007 in San Jose to provide an independent, unbiased forum for spirited and participatory debate on the policy issues most impacting industry and consumers.

Bringing together prominent leaders from the private and public sectors, including top government officials, industry executives and legal experts, Silicon Valley will host a first-of-its-kind technology policy summit next February. The nonpartisan, invite-only Tech Policy Summit will be held February 26-27, 2007 in San Jose to provide an independent, unbiased forum for spirited and participatory debate on the policy issues most impacting industry and consumers. The summit will also host an Innovation Showcase where companies will exhibit emerging technologies.

The two-day summit bridges the gap between tech industry insiders and policy experts who may have different perspectives but who share a common goal of enabling innovation. Focusing on America’s competitiveness agenda, the program will address issues such as broadband deployment, network neutrality, cyber security, patent reform, international trade and investments in China.

Leading journalists such as TIME magazine’s Karen Tumulty, The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg, CNBC’s Jim Goldman, CBS News’ Larry Magid, Technology Daily’s Drew Clark, National Journal’s Bara Vaida and Business 2.0’s Om Malik will host candid on stage interviews and roundtable discussions on these and other issues. Confirmed speakers include leading government affairs professionals and thought leaders from AT&T, Intel, IBM, Comcast, New America Foundation, and Verizon, with additional presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.

Assisting with the program is Tech Policy Summit’s distinguished Advisory Board, which includes Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF); Mark Blafkin, VP for Public Affairs, Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); James Fallows, Chair, New America Foundation & National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly; Sean Garrett, Partner, 463 Communications; Lauren Gelman, Associate Director, Stanford Law School's Center for Internet & Society; John Palfrey, Executive Director, Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society; and Chris Shipley, Co-founder and Global Research Director, Guidewire Group.

Current sponsors and partners of Tech Policy Summit are Cisco Systems Inc., WIRED magazine, National Journal’s Technology Daily, 463 Communications, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, the Association for Competitive Technology and the New America Foundation.

Requests for invitation, sponsorship information and event organizer contact information can be found at http://www.techpolicysummit.com. Also look for Tech Policy Summit updates at the Summit tech policy blog: http://www.techpolicysummit.blogs.com.

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