Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 28, 2008
The agenda for the 2nd annual Tech Policy Summit, which will be held March 26-28, 2008 at the Renaissance Hollywood hotel in Southern California, is now available online at TechPolicySummit.com. The only nonpartisan executive conference of its kind, Tech Policy Summit offers an independent, balanced forum where prominent leaders from the private and public sectors can explore the impact policy has on technology innovation, and vice versa.
The theme for the 2008 Summit is Markets in Transition: Collaborating to Drive Tech Innovation and Adoption, and the program features more than 70 speakers including top government officials, industry executives, non-profit advocates, legal experts and journalists. Together with the distinguished participants who will be attending the Summit, they will debate the key tech policy questions impacting industry and consumers in areas like copyright, network neutrality, broadband deployment, international trade, wireless innovation and Internet safety.
FCC commissioner Robert McDowell and Congressman Howard Berman will be among the speakers, and BusinessWeek technology columnist Steve Wildstrom will serve as the emcee.
Other confirmed speakers include:
--Paul Jacobs, Qualcomm CEO
--Richard Lynch, Verizon EVP and CTO
--Ashwin Navin, Bittorrent co-founder and president
--Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman
--Ambassador Richard Russell of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy
--Susan Crawford, Yale Law professor
--Andrew Rasiej, Co-founder of techPresident
--Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist.org
--Rachelle Chong, Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission
--Andrew Keen, author and entrepreneur
--Zahavah Levine, YouTube's chief counsel
--Chris Kelly, head of global public policy for Facebook
--Phil Hester, SVP and CTO of AMD
--Leslie Harris, executive director of the Center for Democracy and Technology
--Jim Balcom, CEO of PolyFuel
--Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
--Vance Ikezoye, CEO of Audible Magic
--Gregg Spiridellis, CEO of JibJab Media
--Ellen Miller, executive director of The Sunlight Foundation
--Prith Banerjee, SVP of research at Hewlett-Packard
In addition, renowned journalists such as BusinessWeek's Wildstrom, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of The Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD, Larry Magid of CBS News and Kai Ryssdal of NPR's Marketplace radio show will participate as session hosts.
Information on how to register to be part of the 2008 Summit is available online at http://www.TechPolicySummit.com. News, video and other tech policy-related info can also be found at the Tech Policy Central site at: http://www.TechPolicyCentral.com.
Tech Policy Summit's sponsors include CompTIA, Hewlett-Packard, FD Dittus Communications, Cisco Systems, Dell, Inkling Markets, AMD, Guidewire Group, ICANN, TRUSTe, Verizon, VoterWatch, New America Foundation, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, USC's Center for Communication Law & Policy, UCLA's Entertainment Media Management Institute, AlwaysOn, Ars Technica, paidContent and WIRED.
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