How Applications and Broadband Mapping Harness Demand for High-Speed Internet

Broadband Breakfast Club
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
Old Ebbitt Grill, at 675 15th Street NW
Washington, DC

Drew Clark, Executive Director, (Moderator)

Geoff Daily, Blogger,
Daily has been a technology journalist for the last six years writing about topics ranging from the business of online video delivery for to the possibilities of broadband applications for For the last year he's been writing about the development of apps, deployment of networks, and importance of policy to these issues on his blog Daily is a leading advocate for adopting a more proactive approach towards spurring the demand for and use of broadband networks, arguing that it's time we move past vague rhetoric and start putting these ideals into action.

Susan Fox, Vice President, Government Relations, Walt Disney
Fox represents Disney before the federal government, with a particular focus on the issues that affect Disney's media and online interests, including ABC, ESPN, Disney Channel and the ABC Cable Networks, and the Disney Interactive Media Group. Prior to her present position, Ms. Fox served as senior legal advisor to former FCC Chairman William Kennard as well as in a variety of capacities at the FCC, including advising the general counsel on constitutional issues and litigating cases on behalf of the FCC. Ms. Fox was an associate with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, and a law clerk to Honorable H. Robert Mayer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Neal Neuberger, Executive Director, Institute for e-Health Policy
Neal Neuberger is executive director of the Institute for e-Health Policy. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Foundation launched the institute in May 2008 to educate public- and private-sector stakeholders on e-health policy decisions. Neuberger has nearly 30 years of experience in government, health policy, regulatory analysis, program development and communications, and has been widely recognized since 1993 for his contributions to telecommunications policy applications in health care. He is chair of the American Telemedicine Association Policy Committee, and has served as a grant reviewer of telemedicine projects for federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Service and the Department of Commerce.

Alan Shark, Executive Director, Public Technology Institute
Shark's career has spanned over 25 years as a leader in the nonprofit management and technology fields, with an emphasis on technology applications for business and government. Dr. Shark served as president and CEO of the American Mobile Telecommunications Association, executive director of the Rural Broadband Coalition and president and CEO of the Power Line Communications Association. He also founded the International Wireless Telecommunications Association. Dr. Shark's experience both balances and embraces the business, government, education and technology sectors. His newest book is Beyond e-Government & e-Democracy: a Global Perspective and he is working on CIO Leadership for Cities & Counties: Emerging Trends & Practices, due out in early 2009.