The FCC’s Technological Advisory Council, comprised of a diverse group of leading technology experts, provides technical expertise to the Commission to identify important areas of innovation and develop informed technology policies supporting the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. The TAC is helping the Commission to continue the momentum spurred by the National Broadband Plan to maximize the use of broadband to advance national interests and create jobs.
Join the Cato Institute—and an array of top experts, technologists, and policymakers—for a probing examination of these issues and many more as we seek to navigate the wilderness.
For nearly half a century, leaders of the technology industry have been seen as visionary, passionate, and committed to building a better, smarter world. But public perceptions today are shifting—at least, elite opinion is—and the tech industry is suddenly on the defensive when it comes to issues ranging from data privacy to income equity, workplace diversity, antitrust enforcement, cultural biases, regulation, and more. To what extent are these criticisms fair or overblown? Is this just a passing phase, or a sign of a more fundamental shift?
FirstNet will post a detailed agenda for the Combined Board Committees and Board Meeting on its website, http:// www.firstnet.gov, prior to the meetings. The agenda topics are subject to change. Please note that the subjects that will be discussed by the Committees and the Board may involve commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential or other legal matters affecting FirstNet.
Democrats and Google executives worked arm in arm for years, particularly during the Obama administration.
A half day event bringing together members of Congress and other federal, state, and local agencies, community leaders, and policy experts. Keynote conversations and panel discussions will work to determine key policy goals and action steps for the new Congress, with a specific focus on rural broadband and digital privacy legislation.
Event registration and additional information will be circulated soon.
The 32nd Annual Chairman’s Dinner will begin with a reception at 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. in the International Ballroom and will be followed by remarks from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. A good time will be had by all.
7:30 am - Registration Opens
8:00 am - Breakfast Briefing
Brad Grady, Senior Analyst, NSR
8:50 am - Welcome
David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers
9:00- 9:30 am - Fireside Chat “Strategies to Bridging the Global Digital Divide” with FCC Chairman
VIP Speaker: Ajit Pai, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Moderator: David Hartshorn, CEO, Geeks Without Frontiers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a series of public hearings in 2018 and 2019 examining whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy. The hearings include topics such as privacy, data security, big data, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intellectual property, and antitrust law.