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Wiley Rein’s David Gross to Moderate ‘Global Digital Policy’ Discussion at Technology Policy Institute’s 2016 Aspen Forum

August 22, 2016

Washington, DC—Ambassador David A. Gross, chair of Wiley Rein’s International & Internet Practice, will lead an important and timely panel discussion on global digital policy at the 2016 Technology Policy  Institute (TPI) Aspen Forum, being held in Aspen, Colorado, August 21-23. The Forum brings together thought leaders to discuss emerging issues of digital regulation and competition on a regional and global basis. Topics will focus on the difficult policy choices facing the next U.S. administration, and how those choices will impact the pace and direction of innovation. Themes include the future of connectivity; the trade-off between privacy and security; incentives to invest in new infrastructure, technologies, and content; and how to coordinate policies with our global partners.

The TPI Aspen Forum speakers include business and government executives, policy advisors, research specialists, and academics in the telecommunications, media, technology, and cybersecurity fields. Significant leaders in their fields, these speakers and panelists look ahead to the critically important policy debates that will take place in the coming years.

The panel moderated by Amb. Gross—“The Future of Digital Policy in the Global Economy”—will be held tomorrow, August 23, at 10:10 a.m. MDT. The discussion will feature the following panelists:

  • Wolfgang Kopf, Senior Vice President for Group Public and Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • The Honorable Julie Brill, Partner and Co-Leader, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Adam Kovacevich, Senior Director, U.S. Public Policy, Google
  • Matthew Perault, Head of Global Policy Development, Facebook
  • Susan Ness, Former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission

Amb. Gross, one of the world’s foremost experts on international telecommunications, served in the U.S. Department of State as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy from 2001 to 2009. During that time, he was the co-head of the United States delegations to both phases of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005), which, among other things, focused on the role of governments regarding Internet governance and resulted in the creation of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Their mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy.

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Patricia O'Connell
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