FCC Workshop on Distracted Driving

Workshop on Distracted Driving

Federal Communications Commission
Commission Meeting Room, TW level
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington D.C. 20554
Friday, November 20, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On November 20, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission will convene a staff workshop on distracted driving that will explore technology innovations and applications that may eliminate or significantly reduce the problem of distracted driving as well as ways to educate the public about such dangerous behavior. The workshop will be held at FCC Headquarters and is open to the public. The agenda will be released when final. Registration is not required.

For more information on how the FCC, other government agencies, communications industry, and organizations are working to reduce distracted driving, please visit http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/driving.html.

For more information, please contact Lauren Kravetz, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-7944 or [email protected]


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Technology Panel A


Aegis Mobility
Bill Stack, CEO

Drive Safely Corporation
Jerry Schaffer, COO

Illume Software
Mark Thirman, VP of Business Development

Safe Driving Systems
Mike Fahnert, President & CEO

Matt Howard, Founder and CMO

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Technology Panel B


Consumer Electronics Association
Michael Petricone, SVP, Government Affairs

Christopher Guttman-McCabe, VP, Regulatory Affairs

Ford Motor Company
Louis Tijerina, Senior Technical Specialist

Research In Motion
Nagula T. Sangary, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Academic Research Affairs

SouthernLINC Wireless
Holly Henderson, Manager of Legal and External Affairs

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Exploring Incentives to Reduce Distracted Driving


American Automobile Association
Kathleen Marvaso, VP of Public Affairs

Center for Auto Safety
Clarence Ditlow, Executive Director

National Safety Council
John Ulczycki, Group VP - Research, Communications & Advocacy

National Organizations for Youth Safety
Jacqueline Hackett, Student Representative

Nationwide Insurance
Bill Windsor, AVP Office of Safety

Erin Meluso, President

12:45p.m. - 12:50 p.m. Wrap Up