Presentations

The Future of Transportation Technology and System Finance

July 11, 2014
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Rob Atkinson will speak on a panel at "The Future of Transportation Technology and System Finance" presented by the Center for American Progress on July 11 from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 

A technological revolution is coming to transportation that will forever change both how we travel and how we pay for our travel. Nationwide, 117,000 active highway and public transportation projects and 700,000 workers rely on funding from the Highway Trust Fund. Yet, the U.S. Department of Transportation projects that the fund will run out of money in late July 2014. Since 2008, Congress has backfilled the fund with $54 billion in general tax revenues with another $170 billion needed in order to keep the fund solvent over the next 10 years. New vehicle technology platforms will allow states and the federal government to charge drivers for every mile they drive rather than how much fuel they consume. What does this new technology mean for privacy, roadway congestion, and safety? Will the federal government continue to play a central role in transportation infrastructure in the future? 

Keynote speaker: 
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
Featured speakers:
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Leo McCloskey, Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Intelligent Transportation Society of America , or ITS America
Colin F. Peppard, Policy Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure, Office of Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Joshua L. Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
Moderated by:
Kevin DeGood, Director of Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress

Keynote speaker: 
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

Featured speakers:
Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Leo McCloskey, Senior Vice President for Technical Programs, Intelligent Transportation Society of America 
Colin F. Peppard, Policy Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure, Office of Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE)
Joshua L. Schank, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation

Moderated by:
Kevin DeGood, Director of Infrastructure Policy, Center for American Progress

Copyrights and Innovation: Understanding the Debate

July 1, 2014
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Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel titled "Copyrights and innovation: Understanding the debate," hosted by the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. The panel explored approaches to fundamental reforms in copyright law and policy and the importance of copyright in fostering innovation. 

A Vision for Inclusion: An LGBT Broadband Future

June 26, 2014
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ITIF's Doug Brake spoke at an event hosted by the LGBT Technology Partnership about the importance of broadband to the LGBT community. Doug discussed the importance of spectrum as a key input to mobile broadband and the need for a balanced expansion of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum to expand the reach of important wireless services.

Highlights of EAC Accessible Voting Research and Development: The Impact on Elections

June 20, 2014
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The EAC and the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) are hosting the “Highlights of EAC Accessible Voting Research and the Impact on Elections” webinar, to conclude the EAC’s Accessible Voting Technology Initiative (AVTI) grant. This webinar will be held Friday, June 20, from 1:30 – 3:00 PM; speakers will discuss the importance of the AVTI research, highlight the results of this research, and present how this research can be applied to the approaching and future elections. Election officials are especially encouraged to attend. Manufacturers, researchers, accessibility advocates, and the general public are also welcome to attend and participate in the discussions.  You can view more information about the webinar and register at http://www.eac.gov/nist_accessible_voting_tech_webinars_june_20_/

To view the archived recordings of the previous AVT webinars, visit the AVT portal at http://www.nist.gov/itl/vote/accessiblevoting/avt-webinars.cfm. Questions about the webinars can be sent via email to  avtvote@nist.gov.

PlanSmart New Jersey’s Regional Planning Summit

June 13, 2014
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Stephen Ezell spoke at PlanSmart New Jersey’s Regional Planning Summit discussing how the state can use principles from Innovation Economics to better transform New Jersey into a modern, knowledge- and innovation-based economy.

Should the Internet Be Regulated Like a Utility?

June 4, 2014
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Doug reiterated ITIF's position that data conclusively shows that the US is not falling behind in broadband deployment. Doug commended Christopher Yoo's rigorous new paper exploring new mapping data that comes to the same conclusion. The panel explored the importance of moving past a simple debate about where we stand in the rankings, and how we continue to improve our standing. 

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Conversation on Energy: How the Internet of Things Can Build Sustainable 21st Century Communities

May 14, 2014
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Cities face a number of challenges from providing adequate transportation to improving energy efficiency to conserving water. From the smart grid to smart parking, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT)—smart, Internet-connected devices—has created new opportunities for cities to leverage technology to offer new services to their citizens, optimize the efficiency of existing services, and improve the overall sustainability of their communities.

Daniel Castro will discuss the emergence of the IoT and its impact on sustainability and energy at a breakfast panel hosted by Microsoft, the Information Technology Industry Council, the Center for Data Innovation, and DESSC. The event will be held from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th floor.

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Re-imaging the National Labs Presentation at DOE Technology Transfer Working Group

March 27, 2014
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Matthew Stepp participated in a panel on technology transfer issues at the Department of Energy National Laboratories at the annual Technology Transfer Working Group meeting in Golden, CO.

The Role of Technical Experts in Modern Telecom/Technology Policymaking

March 25, 2014
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Doug Brake co-moderated Hot Technical Topics in Telecommunications and the Role of Technical Experts in Modern Telecom/Technology Policymaking.

Innovation Economics and The State of Innovation in the States

March 9, 2014
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Stephen Ezell presented on the state of innovation in the United States at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley: Best Practices and Emerging Trends Conference.